Eric Jarvis, Assistant Secretary for Fiscal and Administrative Programs
Eric Jarvis is the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA) Assistant Secretary for Fiscal and Administrative Programs. In this role, Jarvis serves as principle advisor to the Secretary for Environmental Protection on all administrative and fiscal matters concerning the Agency, its boards, departments and offices.
Jarvis has 20 years of experience in California state government, serving in all facets of administration. Most recently, Jarvis was the Budget Officer for the Department of Conservation. As the primary fiscal advisor to the Director and Department Executive Staff, Jarvis oversaw one of the largest individual funds in the state, the California Beverage Container Recycling Fund.
Prior to serving as the Budget Officer, Jarvis managed Conservation’s Office of Technology Services, Help Desk. In this role, Jarvis supervised and directed the activities of staff responsible for set-up, installation, troubleshooting, and inventory of all hardware and software spanning over 14 cities within California.
As Assistant Secretary, Jarvis oversees the fiscal and administrative activities of the Office of the Secretary, Air Resources Board, Board, State Water Resources Control Board, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Department of Toxic Substances Control, and Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Other responsibilities include acting in a coordinative role with Thomas Properties Group, ensuring CalEPA Headquarters Building sustainability efforts continue to improve upon the original design.
Jarvis started his career at the Department of Corrections and has served three other state departments. Jarvis has an Associate Degree from American River College and attended California State University Sacramento. Jarvis was born and raised in Sacramento.