Job listings

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7/11/18 – Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid ($12.59–14.93/hour) – Temporary/Intermittent Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Northern Region Office, Environmental Assessment Branch, Environmental Services Section, Red Bluff (Final Filing Date: 07/23/2018). Duties: The successful candidate will assist staff in the field with water quality and biological data collection activities, and assist with conducting recreation and creel surveys.  This involves collecting data and following procedures according to scientific protocols under the direction of lead staff and traveling to locations throughout Northern California.  Other duties could include assisting with botanical, wildlife, fish enhancement, and restoration projects as needed. Desirable Qualifications: Must have good communication skills and enjoy interacting with various members of the public. Ability to identify common native plants, wildlife, and fish species, and the ability to operate and maintain scientific sampling equipment as well as the ability to use a tablet, Microsoft Office products, ArcView GIS, and GPS equipment. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California driver’s license. The incumbent is required to work outdoors in remote areas, on uneven terrain, in and around rivers and lakes, aboard boats, and in inclement weather.  The incumbent is also required to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, long work shifts (10 to 12 hours per day), and out of town overnight travel. Benefits: Free Parking.  Contact: If you have questions about this position, contact Mike Berry at (530) 529-7329 or to Apply: Submit a completed State Employment Application (STD 678), and resume to the address above. Please reference SAP position # 50047350 and Job Control # 117263 in the Explanation section of your application.

7/11/18 – Engineer (Civil/ Hydraulic/ Fisheries Professional), IDFG Boise (Walnut St-ADA County). The incumbent is required to provide engineering work, technical expertise and knowledge in performance of hydraulic and fisheries engineering services. Knowledge required in planning and conducting investigations involving feasibility and design of fish habitat and restoration improvements, in-stream structures, fluvial geomorphology, fish barrier assessments, and fish screens, in addition to general civil engineering practices. The incumbent will apply technical knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics to the engineering analysis of existing and proposed land and water projects and will make recommendations to integrate the needs of the fish and wildlife into the planning, design, construction and operation of these projects. See the full job announcement here. Closing Date: Jul 15, 2018.

7/11/18 – Fishery Biologist 2- Eagle Fish Genetics Lab, IDFG Eagle Fish Genetics Lab (Ada County). This position will be located at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Eagle Fish Genetics Lab in Eagle, Idaho. Duties of this position will include conducting genetic laboratory analyses including SNP genotyping and RAD sequencing, performing Genetic Stock Identification and Parentage Based Tagging analyses, supervising the work of laboratory technicians, producing reports and peer reviewed publications of key scientific results, participating in inter-agency workgroups, and providing technical advice and reviews in the areas of genetics and conservation biology to Department biologists and managers. See the full job announcement here. Closing Date: Jul 13, 2018.

7/11/18 – Fisheries Technician 1- Tagging Trailer Assistant, IDFG Lewiston (Nez Perce Co). The ‘Fishery Technician I- Tagging Trailer Assistant’ is responsible for assisting in the maintenance and operation of a manual tagging trailer and/ or a mobile Autofish Tagging Trailer. Previous experience working in and operating fish tagging trailers, and experience tagging fish in a hatchery setting is desirable. See the full job announcement here. Closing Date: Aug 3, 2018.

7/11/18 – Fishery Biologist 1- S Cal Watershed Assessment,  CDFW Santa Barbara. This project will evaluate the effects of the 2017 fires and subsequent 2018 winter storms that have impacted numerous high priority endangered southern steelhead watersheds in Santa Barbra, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. PSMFC staff will conduct barrier and general habitat assessments to inform future steelhead restoration throughout the region. Position is full-time August 1, 2018 through August 1, 2019 based out of the California Fish and Wildlife, Santa Barbara Field Office. See the full job announcement here. Closing Date: Jul 16, 2018.

7/6/18 – Hydrologist, Cramer Fish Sciences, West Sacramento, CA.  FOCI: Hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, geospatial analysis and mapping in support of fisheries management, restoration and monitoring. We are looking for a Hydrologist to join our team of aquatic and physical scientists. We are seeking candidates that have degrees and/or experience in hydrology and geomorphology, particularly as it relates to aquatic ecology and habitat restoration. The selected candidate will join a growing group of scientists in our West Sacramento, California office working on projects throughout California, with a focus on the Central Valley. Ideally, we would like to find a candidate that has basic experience in numerical programming (R or Python) and ArcGIS with a strong desire to expand her/his skillset. Our group works in all aquatic environments including ponds, rivers, lakes, estuaries and deltas. Therefore, candidates with a strong understanding of the relationships between physical and biological processes are preferred. The selected candidate will have opportunities to collaborate on presentations and peer-reviewed manuscripts related to technical work. See the full job announcement here. Open until filled.

7/6/18 – Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife. CDFW Region 3 has an Environmental Scientist position open now in the Fisheries Restoration Planning Agreement Program based in Stockton CA. The incumbent will assist with preparation of tidal habitat restoration plans and environmental documents, biological surveys, biological monitoring, permitting, pre-construction interim management activities, restoration implementation, and post-construction operation and maintenance activities. Final Filing Date: Until Filled. The full announcement can be accessed here:  Please feel free to contact Melissa Farinha directly with questions at

7/6/18 – Environmental Scientist, California Department of Water Resources. The Environmental Monitoring Program at DWR 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 (July 17, 2018) by taking the online exam located at  Please contact Sarah Lesmeister (  if you have any questions about the position or application process.  Job Description and Duties. This position offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be part of professional staff in the collection, analysis and synthesis of water quality and biological data for the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) and the Inter-Agency Ecological Program (IEP). The EMP conducts long-term monitoring of water quality, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and benthos in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Suisun Bay, and San Pablo Bay as mandated by California Water Rights Decision 1641.   The incumbent is responsible for collection and preservation of biological, chemical, and physical field samples by research vessel or field vehicle.  The incumbent will analyze and synthesize over 50 years of data from the EMP, the IEP monitoring program, and special studies to inform Department of Water Resources (DWR) management and the IEP.  The incumbent should have a background in water quality, managing data, and statistical analyses.  The incumbent will communicate and share research findings via authoring peer-reviewed articles in relevant journals and giving oral/poster presentations at pertinent scientific conferences.  The incumbent will represent the EMP at relevant DWR and inter-agency project work teams.

6/13/18 – Environmental Scientists, California Department of Fish and Wildlife. CDFW Region 3 has two Environmental Scientist positions flying right now for Bay/Delta Hab Con. One is for Contra Costa, under Melissa Farinha to be located in Fairfield or Napa.  The other is mainly Marin and Solano, under Karen Weiss to be located in Santa Rosa or Napa.

Please feel free to contact Karen or Melissa directly with questions. Final Filing Date: Until Filled.

5/14/18 – Senior Laboratory Assistant. Dept: CDFW. Location: San Joaquin County. Final Filing Date: Until Filled. Under the supervision of a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor), this position provides laboratory support for the Bay Delta Region’s Native Fishes Study.  The Native Fishes Study is an important part of the IEP Operations Program.  The incumbent primarily processes samples of larval fish and microscopic organisms (zooplankton, including copepods, cladocerans, and rotifers) in the laboratory using a microscope.  Additional duties include purchasing supplies, data entry and editing, sample Quality Control checks, and occasional collection of samples from a research vessel in the San Francisco Estuary. For additional information, please contact the hiring manager Bob Fujimura. Fujimura, Bob@Wildlife <>  See announcement here.

4/24/18 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Quantitative Fisheries Center, Michigan State University. We seek a research associate to lead/assist in several quantitative fisheries projects involving adaptive management, stock assessment methods, harvest policy analysis, and ecological data analysis. You will assist with the evaluation of stock assessment methods for Great Lakes fisheries, the development of simulation models to evaluate management strategies for Great Lakes and other fisheries, and work closely with stakeholders involved in these fisheries. You will likely also have the opportunity to participate in a structured decision making / adaptive management exercise related to management of Asian carps in the Great Lakes and to explore alternative control strategies for sea lampreys. Interest/experience with engaging agency personnel and stakeholders at the interface of technical analysis and resource management is desired. You may also participate in other QFC activities, including preparation for and delivery of on-line and short-courses on quantitative fisheries methods and participating in consulting projects with QFC supporting partners. Qualifications:  PhD in fisheries science or related discipline with a strong record of research productivity in quantitative methods.  Salary:  $48,500 per year plus benefits. Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of extension for 18 – 24 months.  Closing date:  Until filled. Contact: All applicants must apply via search posting #487624. Please submit your CV, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial). Questions about the posting can be directed to Drs. Michael Jones ( and Kelly Robinson ( at the Quantitative Fisheries Center.

4/12/18 – Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Coastal Ecotoxicology, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Full-time 12-month Postdoctoral Scholar position located in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon. This position is funded by startup funds and research grants. The postdoctoral scholar will work under the mentorship of principal investigator Dr. Susanne Brander. The position is renewable annually on a fiscal year basis, so long as the postdoctoral scholar is within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree and dependent on continued funding availability. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Principal Investigator and the OSU Office of Postdoctoral Programs. See position announcement here. (start date is somewhat flexible, July is preferred). Full consideration date:  Until filled.

3/27/18 – Senior/Mid-Level Biologist, Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc. Red Bluff, Tehama County, California. Full-time with Benefits. See job announcement here. Open until filled.

3/27/18 – Senior/Mid-Level Environmental Planner, Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc. Red Bluff, Tehama County, California. Full-time with Benefits. See job announcement here. Open until filled.

3/18/18 – Research Associate‐Fish Health, The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, Souris,  Prince Edward Island. See announcement hereApplications are accepted until the position is filled; only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

3/18/18 – Fish Farm Tech, Pacific Seafood. See announcement here.

2/14/18 – IEP Program Manager:    Department: CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Classification: Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist. Program: Interagency Ecological Program. Location: San Joaquin County. Filing Date: Until Filled. Hiring Manager: Gregg Erickson, CDFW. <> For any questions about the advertisement, please contact the Hiring Manager Gregg Erickson, CDFW.