Job listings

For a broader list, please visit the Job Board on the National AFS website.

11/20/18 – Interdisciplinary Water Resources Modeler, GS-0810/1315-07/09/11 (DEU)(SA), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation – The following link provides a job announcement for a modeling position with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Division of Planning in Sacramento. Open and closing dates 11/15/2018 to 11/29/2018.

11/20/18 – Marine Machinery Mechanic Position, WG-5334-10, USFWS – The Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office is flying a second Mechanic Position to help out with growing vessel fleet needs!   The DEU announcement will be closed next Friday 11/23, the merit will close the following Friday 11/30. Below are links to the announcement. Merit:    DEU:

11/20/18 – Environmental Scientist, California Department of Water Resources – The Aquatic Ecology Section at the California Department of Water Resources has a vacant Environmental Scientist position that is currently open for applications.  The posting and duty statement can be found at  If potential applicants are not on the Environmental Scientist eligibility list, they must do so before the final filing date by taking the online exam located at Please do not hesitate to contact Brian Schreier (below) if you have any questions about the position. Job Description and Duties: The Aquatic Ecology Section conducts ecological monitoring in the Yolo Bypass as well as leads scientific studies examining fisheries ecology in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The Aquatic Ecology Section is seeking a motivated and creative professional scientist to join our diverse group of scientists and our research program.  The incumbent will work on the Yolo Bypass Fish Monitoring Program managing databases, leading field crews, proposing and developing relevant scientific research studies, analyzing ecological data from studies and long-term Interagency Ecological Program monitoring datasets, and communicating research findings via authoring peer-reviewed articles in relevant journals and giving oral/poster presentations at pertinent scientific conferences.  The incumbent will also provide fisheries expertise to other parties within the Department as appropriate.  The incumbent should have a strong background in research proposal development, conducting fisheries or aquatic research, managing large datasets, and advanced statistical analyses.  The incumbent must also have strong written and oral communication skills and possess a valid California driver’s license. Brian Schreier, Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor, California Dept of Water Resources, 3500 Industrial Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691, 916-376-9759. Final Filing Date: 12/5/2018.

11/20/18 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will be seeking highly qualified candidates for over 120 mission-critical positions at our field offices nationwide. See below for the titles and the basic qualifications requirement for the upcoming positions to be announced on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s website for federal vacancies at Positions are scheduled to open during the first week in January 2019. Fish & Wildlife Biologist GS-401-5, 7, 9, or 11 General Biologist GS-401-5, 7, 9, or 11 Positions that involve professional work in biology, agriculture, or related natural resource management. See the announcement here:

11/10/18 – Senior ES (Specialist) – Fisheries Modeler, CDFW, Marine Region.  The Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist will be the Marine Region lead on fisheries stock assessments (population dynamics and modeling). We are looking for someone with a strong background in statistics and modeling. Final Filing Date: 11/21/2018.

11/1/18 – Assistant Professor (2), Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa. The Department of Integrative Biology at USF seeks to fill two 9-month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor positions, one in Plant Biology and one in Marine Biology. For the plant biology position, we are looking for candidates with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: climate change, population biology, modeling, plant ecophysiology, plant-animal interactions, plant-microbe interactions, ecosystem function, and evolution. For the marine biology position, we seek an individual with a contemporary research focus on any aspect of marine biology, and the full range of ecosystems and taxa, that complements and broadens our current faculty expertise. Candidates are expected to establish a strong externally-funded research program and contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A Ph.D. in a relevant field and appropriate post-doctoral training are required. USF is located in close proximity to diverse terrestrial and marine ecosystems. See for more information on the Department of Integrative Biology. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit and submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research directions up to five pages long, and a teaching statement, up to three pages long, describing teaching experience and approach, up to three pdfs of selected publications, and letters of recommendation from at least three references. Names and contact information of references should be listed within the application. Referees should email letters of recommendation directly to Brie Matier,<>. We strongly encourage female and minority candidates to apply.   The position is open until filled; review of applications will commence on November 23, 2018.  Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Brie Matier at (813) 974 6210, a minimum of five working days in advance.

10/27/18 – Institute Director and Tenured Faculty Position Watershed Studies and Limnology, Western Washington University – The Department of Environmental Sciences within Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University invites applications from candidates for the Director of the Institute for Watershed Studies. This is a full-time, tenured faculty position at the associate or full professor rank, beginning in September 2019. We seek an individual with interests in watershed studies and limnology, particularly the ecological dynamics of lakes in human-affected landscapes and the management of adverse impacts to water quality. The responsibilities of the position are divided between a 12-month, 50% academic administrative position as an institute director and a 9-month, 50% academic position as a departmental faculty member. See position announcement hereReview of applications will start December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

10/27/18 – Research Scientist III, Position open at the new CDFW Genetics Laboratory – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking a Research Scientist III who will review and design fisheries genetic projects to evaluate and direct applied management and conservation actions for freshwater fishes throughout California, including anadromous populations. This is a full-time permanent and the salary ranges between $6,582 – $8,239 per month. If you’re interested you’ll need to take the online self-rating Research Scientist III (microbiology) exam. The incumbent will also be involved with applying cryopreservation methods to our conservation hatchery programs. Final Filing Date: Until Filled.

10/27/18 – Assistant/Associate Professor – Fisheries, University of Georgia in Athens, GA – This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75 EFT) tenure-track, 45% research and 30% instruction appointment offered at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor that is stationed at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.  Individuals with expertise in fishery biology or management and conservation are encouraged to apply.  Preferred experience includes field-based research, particularly studies of large regulated rivers and estuaries, as well as development and application of modern quantitative approaches.  The successful applicant will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program and teach multiple courses in their area of expertise, possibly including Fisheries Techniques and Management.  Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to recruit and train graduate students.  Collaboration with faculty and stakeholders (e.g., GA Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), service on School/University committees, and active participation in professional /scientific societies are also expected. To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 12, 2018.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for three references. All applicants MUST apply online through the University of Georgia UGAJobs system ( No paper applications will be accepted. For additional information, please contact Dr. Cecil Jennings, Chair, Fisheries Search Committee (  Review of complete applications will begin on November 13, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

9/16/18 – Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – CDFW is looking for a Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist) for its Central Valley Chinook Salmon Coordinator. Please see this link for details:  Final Filing Date: Until Filled.

9/7/18 – National Threatened & Endangered Species Program Leader, USDA Forest Service – The USDA Forest Service will soon be advertising its National Threatened & Endangered Species Program Leader (GS-0401-14) position.  The position will provide national leadership to at-risk aquatic and terrestrial species conservation and management throughout the Forest Service.   For more information about this position, persons interested in this position are encouraged to contact Chris Worth, Assistant Director (Wildlife, Threatened & Endangered Species, and Ecosystem Planning) by phone at (202) 205-3199/(202) 308-5429 (cell) or via e-mail at  You are also encouraged to reach out to Rob Harper, Director for the WFWARP staff, at (202) 205-1671 or

8/31/18 – Modeler, Salmon Life Cycle Project, UC Santa Cruz – The UCSC Fisheries Ecology Division has an opening for a modeler to work on the salmon life cycle project. Please find more at this link or from Eric Danner, Ph.D., Supervisory Research Ecologist, Fisheries Ecology Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA.831-420-3917. Next review date: September 24th, 2018. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: January 4th, 2019.

8/1/18- Water Resources/ Environmental Engineer-Permanent – Cardno. This position is targeted to individuals with training in Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering or equivalent experience. Responsibilities: Conducting research and compiling/summarizing data and information under direction of project managers and/or technical specialists. Entering and managing technical data and preparing graphs and tables, as needed. Assisting with preparation of technical reports, plans, and permit applications. Assisting technical specialists with collection of field data (e.g., fisheries, water quality, hydraulics/hydrology). QualificationBachelor’s degree in water resources or environmental engineering or related field, 1 to 3 years of relevant experience; can be a recent graduate, Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling experience a plus, Coursework in aquatic sciences or fisheries a plus, Strong quantitative skills, Able to communicate effectively with task and project leaders, Able to read maps, follow directions, and adhere to safety protocols. Salary will depend on experience. Contact/Email: See more information at web link here.