Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Joel Martinez as warden at the Sierra Conservation Center, where he has served as acting warden since 2015.

Martinez served in several positions at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown from 1998 to 2015 and from 1993 to 1997, including chief deputy warden, associate warden, captain, classification and parole representative, correctional counselor supervisor, correctional counselor and correctional officer.

He was a correctional counselor at High Desert State Prison from 1997 to 1998. Martinez was a correctional officer at Wasco State Prison from 1992 to 1993 and at California Correctional Center, Susanville, from 1989 to 1992.

This position does not require Senate confirmation.