Jobs

Job listings

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

10/16/17 – 2018 Scott and Shasta Rivers Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Project. The Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District is hiring fishery technicians for monitoring of outmigrating juvenile salmonids from the Scott River and Shasta River utilizing rotary screw traps. Full description of the position and required qualifications can be viewed here. Position Term is on or about January 2, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Deadline for submitting resume: November 3, 2018. If interested, please send a resume to Karen Mallory at 215 Executive Ct # A, Yreka, CA 96097 or shastavalleyrcd@snowcrest.net. If you have questions, please call Jennifer Bull at 530.842.0805.

10/13/17 – Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California-Davis. The Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory (FCCL) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a spawning behavior and microhabitat study focusing on an endangered fish species, Delta smelt Hypomesus transpacificus. The FCCL is a part of the Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at University of California, Davis, but the location of the FCCL is at Byron, CA. This appointment will be 100% time for duration of one year with the possibility of extension for another year. Full description and application information here. To ensure consideration, application materials should be received by October 20, 2017.

10/13/17 – Environmental Scientist, California Department of Water Resources. Environmental Scientist ($3,493 – $6,679) – – Division of Environmental Services, Municipal Water Quality Program, Quality Assurance/Quality Control section, West Sacramento.
Duties: The Quality Assurance/Quality Control Section (QA/QC) supports DWR staff in collection of water-related data that is scientifically sound, consistent, validated, and comparable with data within DWR and with outside agencies and partnerships. This is accomplished through the establishment of standard quality control procedures, proper documentation, and implementation of the Department’s Quality Assurance and Quality Control Policy for Water-Related Monitoring Programs. The QA/QC Section is seeking a motivated, creative professional with a passion for data quality, statistical analysis, and scientific research. The incumbent will work independently and as part of a team to develop and implement quality assurance and quality control standards and procedures, develop new tools and guidance for staff to implement in validating their data, collaborate on developing a curriculum of statistical and quality assurance trainings, coordinate and collaborate with outside agencies on quality assurance issues, and develop special studies in quality assurance.
Desirable Qualifications: In-depth knowledge of statistical methods and of statistical software such as Minitab or R; proficiency with Microsoft Office; knowledge of scientific principles of water chemistry, aquatic biology, water quality, and water quality sampling techniques; excellent planning and organizational skills; and detail-oriented.
For more information, please contact: Shaun Philippart, Environmental Program Manager, Department of Water Resources, Division of Environmental Services, Municipal Water Quality Program, Phone: (916) 375-4825, Cell: (916) 208-2759

10/1/17 – River Policy and Communications Director, South Yuba River Citizens League. SYRCL is seeking a seasoned advocate and manager with excellent leadership, communication, community organizing and coalition-building skills. The Director will be highly skilled in using policy, advocacy, legal, scientific and communication tools to protect the watershed. The Director will also be experienced at managing grassroots campaigns, building strategic coalitions, mentoring program staff, and raising funds. Duties will be primarily dedicated to the Stop Centennial Dam and Yuba Salmon Now campaigns as well as communications and general advocacy on a variety of current issues. Application due by October 30 at 5pm; however, this position will remain open until filled.  Full Job Description and Application Information here.

9/27/17 – Biological Technician and Admin Coordinator, Cramer Fish Sciences, West Sacramento, CA. The Biological Technician provides critical support for the organization by assisting science staff with fisheries field and lab work as well as coordination and administrative functions in the office. This includes field data collection (fish, habitat, water quality sampling), literature reviews, data entry, summary and analysis, and equipment procurement, meeting coordination, vehicle maintenance and other office activities to promote efficiency and organization. The split of these two key functions (field/lab work and office coordination) will vary throughout a 30 – 40-hour workweek. Closing Date: Until filled. See position description and application instructions here.

9/27/17 – Biological Technician and Admin Coordinator, Cramer Fish Sciences, Auburn, CA. The Biological Technician provides critical support for the organization by assisting science staff with fisheries field and lab work as well as coordination and administrative functions in the office. This includes field data collection (fish, habitat, water quality sampling), literature reviews, data entry, summary and analysis, and equipment procurement, meeting coordination, vehicle maintenance and other office activities to promote efficiency and organization. The split of these two key functions (field/lab work and office coordination) will vary throughout a 20 – 30-hour workweek. Closing Date: Until filled. See position description and application instructions here.

9/27/17 – Biologist, Cramer Fish Sciences, Modesto, CA. Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) is a fisheries research consulting firm that serves throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Our mission is to rigorously apply the scientific method to afford our clients innovative, scientifically robust solutions to address a variety of fisheries and environmental challenges. The CFS team achieves this through effective and unbiased data collection, insightful analysis and interpretation, and clear communications. The Biologist provides support for the organization by conducting field, shop, and laboratory work and data collections, data analysis and problem solving for our clients. See position description here.

9/27/17 – Environmental Scientist, Cramer Fish Sciences, West Sacramento, CA. We are looking for an early career environmental scientist to join our team of aquatic and physical scientists. We are seeking candidates that have degrees and/or experience in fisheries, aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, hydrology and geomorphology. 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 ArcGIS and a desire to expand their skillset. Our group works in all aquatic environments including ponds, rivers, lakes, estuaries and deltas, so candidates with a strong understanding of these coupled hydrologic and ecologic systems are preferred. See position description here.

2/13/17 – Department of Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology (WFCB), University of California, Davis invites applications for a pool of qualified Junior Specialists should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. Link to WFCB junior specialist flyer in Word  Link to WFCB junior specialist flyer in PDF.