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CAL FIRE has many of administrative employees working in various positions at our office locations throughout the state. Administrative positions exist in budgeting, accounting, business services, personnel, human resources and other areas. Most administrative classifications utilize clerical, technical, and professional employees to serve various programs within CAL FIRE.


Individuals in these positions learn and perform a variety of general office work. General office duties include typing, dictation and transcription; mail and document handling; filing and records management; document preparation and review; composition of correspondence; oral communications; statistical and other record keeping; cashiering; and ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment. Employees in this series may be regularly required to have particular knowledge and/or proficiency in such special areas as typing, cashiering, and information services.

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This is the advanced journey level which regularly performs a variety of the most difficult duties and is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, independence and originality in performing assigned tasks. Positions at this level regularly require detailed and sensitive public contact and/or independent origination of correspondence involving the knowledge and application of detailed regulations, policies and procedures. Must exhibit good judgment and the ability to communicate effectively. In addition, positions may have responsibility for functional guidance in training and assisting less experienced employees.

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Under direction, incumbents perform the more responsible, varied, and complex technical analytical staff services assignments such as program evaluation and planning; policy analysis and formulation; systems development; budgeting, planning, management, and personnel analysis; and continually provide consultative services to management or others. Employees are typically subject-matter generalists who have demonstrated possession of intellectual abilities, the management tools, and the personal qualifications to succeed in a variety of general staff services settings.

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Under general direction, performs the more responsible, varied and complex technical work of the State personnel management program; to advise and assist operating officials; to act as lead person for other staff personnel; Prepares written examinations, writes test items, and does test research; Assists in the development of policies and procedures relating to the personnel management program of a State agency; other related work in the personnel office.

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Under general direction, performs the more responsible and complex technical budget work by coordinating and assisting in the development, preparation, administration, maintenance, review and control of a department's budget; provides consultative budget service to department management; Prepares baseline budget; prepares budget revisions; reviews, analyzes, evaluates and processes budget change proposals; reconciles appropriation by source of funding; prepares and processes transfer of budget allotments; provides budget information, and other related work.

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Employees in this class are responsible for relieving an administrator of assigned administrative detail, for carrying out assignments on their own initiative without detailed instructions, and for obtaining facts on which decisions or recommendations may be based. They serve to increase the capacity of an administrator to carry out the duties and responsibilities of his/her position and are to be considered as an augmentation of the administrator rather than a separate entity in the organization of the agency.

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Information Technology Careers

CAL FIRE's statewide information technology systems support the Department's exciting emergency response mission; providing challenges that you won't find with other state agencies. From ensuring that the CAL FIRE's dispatching system is always up and running, to the challenges of connecting remote fire stations and conservation camps, to maintaining e-mail, Internet and Intranet systems, the nature of CAL FIRE's mission provides incredible challenges and opportunities in the area of information technology. Whether in Sacramento, or in the field, CAL FIRE recognizes the tremendous importance of its IT staff, both in day-to-day operations, and in planning for tomorrow's needs.

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For more information on salary and benefits for State of California employees, please visit the California Department of Human Resources website. For details regarding the Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) please visit the Cal Careers website.

For questions about the exam process, job application process, or about career opportunities with CAL FIRE, email our Recruitment Unit at CALFIRErecruitment@fire.ca.gov or call our office at (916) 445-7801.

VETERANS: Please visit our Returning Veterans; Enlisting Their Skills (R.V.E.T.S.) page to explore a variety of employment options and educational opportunities for service with CAL FIRE.

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