For a broader list, please visit the Job Board on the National AFS website.
2/20/20 – Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), Department of Fish and Wildlife – The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) performs key science leadership functions and works with managers and scientists from multiple agencies to coordinate the planning and implementation of Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) science necessary for understanding the impact of the state and federal water projects including drought effects. The incumbent oversees endangered species take permits under which IEP monitoring occurs for multiple agencies; works with the IEP Program Support Team and Science Management Team (SMT) to review, analyze, and present data and proposals that support or complement the IEP Work Plan; and is Co-chair of the SMT with the IEP Lead Scientist. Final Filing Date: 3/10/2020. For detailed job description, see: RPA E-R3 SO 19-002: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=193229
2/20/20 – Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), Department of Fish and Wildlife – The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) performs key project management, science and leadership functions, and works with the managers and scientists from multiple agencies to coordinate the planning and implementation of Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) science necessary for understanding the impact of the state and federal water projects including drought effects. The incumbent oversees development and modification of the IEP Work Plan including budget summary of the work, take estimates, deliverables and timelines. They work with the IEP Program Support Team and Coordinators to analyze and present draft and final Work Plans and budget. In addition, the incumbent leads logistical planning of the IEP Workshop. Final Filing Date: 3/10/2020. For detailed job description, see: RPA E-R3 SO 19-003: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=193213
2/20/20 – The US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Region 8/DOI Unified Region 10 Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) Program, is currently recruiting for 3 exciting opportunities in Sacramento. These positions are all non-supervisory GS-13 Fish and Wildlife Biologists (0401) and successful applicants may be considered for any/all of the positions. Below are links to the two announcements for these positions (Open to the Public and Merit Promotion). Following that you will find short descriptions of the individual positions. Open & closing dates 02/18/2020 to 03/02/2020.
Open to the Public – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559583600
Merit Promotion – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559583500
Position 1: Science Coordinator, Central Valley Project Improvement Act Implementation Program
Series and Grade: GS-0401-13
Description: This position serves a critical leadership role for facilitating and managing the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), Adaptive Resource Management (ARM) Process. The goal of the CVPIA ARM process is to develop and refine Decision Support Models (DSM’s) through an interagency and stakeholder-based Science Integration Team (SIT) comprised of California Central Valley technical experts in fisheries science, fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, ecology and engineering. These DSM’s are used to identify priority actions that can be used to develop specific projects aimed at protecting and restoring native anadromous salmonids and sturgeon in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, and Bay Delta ecosystem. This position also serves a critical role in managing data and analyses utilized in the ARM process and the larger CVPIA Program.
Position 2: Coordinator, San Joaquin River Restoration Program
Series and Grade: GS-0401-13
Description: This position serves as the Service’s lead coordinator and manager of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP). The Service’s primary responsibility within SJRRP is to lead efforts to reintroduce and eventually reestablish spring-run Chinook salmon in the San Joaquin River upstream of the confluence with the Merced River. The incumbent of this position closely coordinates with additional SJRRP staff and managers in the Pacific Southwest Regional Office and Lodi FWO. Additionally, this position requires substantial coordination with multiple Federal, State, local, NGO and private party stakeholders.
Position 3: Regional Coordinator, Aquatic Invasive Species Program
Series and Grade: GS-0401-13
Description: This position serves as the Regional Coordinator and Service’s lead for the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program throughout the Service’s legacy Region 8 and DOI Unified Region 10. The primary responsibilities of this position include close coordination with federal, state, local, NGO and other relevant entities related to AIS efforts throughout the Region. The incumbent of this position also manages and tracks Service-allocated AIS funding provided to the State of California and State of Nevada (or entities that utilize those funds on the state’s behalf). Finally, the position requires extensive work with multiple Service Field Offices and Regional FAC management.
2/18/20 – Hydrodynamic Modeler/Water Resources Engineer, Anchor QEA – https://anchorqea.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=76 Anchor QEA is seeking a full-time engineer with expertise in hydrodynamic and hydraulic modeling, and coastal engineering. We are particularly interested in an individual with a technical background in hydraulic modeling, hydrodynamic modeling in estuaries, and coastal engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for the application of 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D hydraulic and hydrodynamic models, analysis of model results, and technical report preparation. This is an excellent opportunity for a junior level engineer to fill a key role in growing our water resources and coastal engineering practices in Northern California.
2/18/20 – Senior Hydrodynamic Modeler/Water Resources Engineer, Anchor QEA – https://anchorqea.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=59 Anchor QEA is seeking a senior level professional with expertise in hydrodynamic and hydraulic modeling, and coastal engineering. We are particularly interested in an individual who combines strong project and client management skills with a technical background in hydraulic modeling, hydrodynamic modeling, and coastal engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for the application of 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D hydraulic and hydrodynamic models, project and client management, and technical report preparation. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced engineer to develop into an effective project manager and fill a key role in growing our water resources and coastal engineering practices in Northern California.
2/7/20 – Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid (2 positions), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – CDFW is hiring two SciAids to conduct fisheries survey work based out of Bishop. The work will be primarily focused on trout in the eastern Sierra, but may include work with native fishes (such as pupfish and suckers) as well as outreach events. This is a great opportunity to work in some of the most iconic habitats in California! Perform field-based fisheries assessments to monitor the status of wild trout populations including electrofishing, snorkeling, angling, gill netting, and creel census; conduct habitat assessments to document streamflow, habitat type, substrate, stream length, canopy cover, fish cover types, temperature, gradient, etc; perform field-based restoration activities; collect and record field data following established protocols; manage and maintain specialized field equipment. Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays and to travel in performing field work throughout the State; willingness to do routine work in order to learn; interest in and aptitude in the work; willingness to wear a uniform. May have to work in variable temperature gradients, ranging from 10 degrees Fahrenheit during winter months to 120 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months. Hike in mountainous terrain, creeks, rivers and camp in remote areas and work at night. https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=191458 Final Filing Date: 2/20/2020.
2/7/20 – Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife – The vacant Environmental Scientist (ES) position with the San Francisco Bay Study is now advertised. See https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=191378 The Environmental Scientist will work with a group of scientists studying the effects of freshwater outflow and other physical and biological factors on the abundance and distribution of fish, shrimp, and crabs in the San Francisco Estuary. The San Francisco Bay Study is one of several long-term fisheries monitoring programs conducted under the auspices of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) for the San Francisco Estuary. Under the general supervision of a Senior Environmental Scientist, Supervisor, the Environmental Scientist is the first-line analytical and field biologist for the San Francisco Bay Study. In collaboration with another Environmental Scientist, the incumbent is responsible for the collection, interpretation, and reporting of data to meet the study’s goals. The Environmental Scientist will be a crew leader for sample collection from a 42’ research vessel 3 to 6 days per month. The balance of the time will be spent in the office editing data, managing data bases, analyzing and summarizing data, writing reports and papers, and attending and participating in meetings, workshops, and conferences. Collaboration with agency and university scientists for special study design, review, data analyses, and report or paper preparation is an important aspect of this position. Incumbent may act as a lead person for up to 4 permanent and temporary personnel in the field or office.Candidates must be on the current ES list, have transfer eligibility, or past state civil service eligibility to be considered. The State ES exam is open with continuous filing at: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=9PB01 Final Filing Date: 2/26/2020.