Job listings

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

12/11/17 – California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) is hiring for a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) position in the Water Branch to negotiate, complete, and implement voluntary agreements in tributaries to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers and Delta that create water supply and regulatory certainty for water users, and improve ecological flow and habitat for species. The position will serve as the as the Water Branch lead for coordinating and providing scientific fisheries information and policy and planning guidance from Department Branch and Regional programs during the development and implementation of Voluntary Agreements related to the State Water Resources Control Board Water Quality Control Plan update.  Successful performance will require a comprehensive knowledge of Central Valley streams and anadromous fishes, Bay-Delta fishes, CDFW policies, applicable environmental law and ecological principles, and complex restoration principals.  Work in this position requires a high degree of personal initiative and independent judgement.  Public contacts made in the course of this work are highly sensitive and involve a wide variety of special interests groups. The position is located in Sacramento, CA and will be posted until filled. For more information about the job and applying please clear here. For information about Voluntary Agreements please visit here. Questions regarding the position contact Brycen Swart (Senior Environmental Scientist, Supervisor, CDFW) at 916-445-8564, email address:

12/7/17 – Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid ($12.59–$14.93/hour) Temporary/Intermittent – Division of Integrated Regional Water Management, Northern Region Office, Environmental Assessment Branch, Water Quality Section, Red Bluff. Duties: The successful applicant 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: Willingness to work irregular hours, including occasional weekends and holidays, long work shifts (10 to 12 hours per day), and out of town overnight travel. Must have good communication skills and enjoy interacting with various members of the public. Applicant must be willing to work outdoors in remote areas, on uneven terrain, in and around rivers and lakes, aboard boats, and in inclement weather. 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. Benefits: Free Parking. For Questions Regarding the Position:  Contact Person: Lawanda Jaramillo. Phone Number: (530) 529-7313. Email Address:        See the full job description hereFinal Filing Date is 12/18/2017.


12/3/17 – Environmental Program Manager I (Managerial), California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Work Location: Sacramento County. Under the direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the incumbent is the executive lead for the Department’s Science Institute and the principal advisor to the Director, Chief Deputy Director, Deputy Directors, Branch Chiefs and Regional Managers (collectively referred to as the Leadership Team), on matters related to the application of scientific principles, ethics, and scientific integrity within relevant department programs. Together with the Science Institute advisory team and under direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the incumbent facilitates the development and implementation of comprehensive integration of science in department programs, provides guidance to staff on the integration and use of scientific principles and methodologies, and promotes full and accurate interpretation, communication, and transparency in the conduct of science. The Incumbent coordinates access to scientific information, tools, and models with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, stakeholders, industry and other entities and is liaison to academia and other scientific institutions to encourage collaborations, advance learning, and promote recruitment of future Department scientists. The Science Institute advisor plans, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive scientific program that supports Departmental scientists and encourages the use and development of current and relevant science. The incumbent in collaboration with the Department’s Office of Communication, Education and Outreach, will develop and implement strategies for ensuring transparency of scientific work and science-bases decision for stakeholders and the public. See the full announcement here. Final filing date: Until filled.

12/3/17 – Environmental Program Manager I (Managerial), CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Location: Sacramento. Final Filing Date: Until Filled. See the job posting at:

12/3/17 – Term Fish Biologists, National Marine Fisheries Service – NMFS is seeking term fish biologists (ZP-0482-2). These are 1-year positions at the Band II level that can be extended for up to 4 years. These positions will be located in various offices throughout the West Coast Region. The individuals filling the positions will be responsible for promoting the conservation of protected species and habitats by performing section 7 ESA consultations and analyzing the effects of actions on listed species to ensure compliance with appropriate statutes. This position has one announcement for all applicants(DE). The announcement opens 12/01/17 and will close on 12/19/17.   Job Announcement # (DE): NMFS-WCR-2018-0003.  See this link to the posting on USAJobs:  Link to DE Public announcement

11/23/17 –  Seasonal Biological Technician, Cramer Fish Sciences. FOCUS: River Restoration, Monitoring and Assessment. This job is located in the West Sacramento, CA office with field work based out of Ripon, CA.  The job also posted on the CRamer Fish Sciences website: All job applicants should respond to Kirsten Selheim at Closing Date: December 8, or until filled.

11/8/17 – Environmental Program Manager I, Supervisory. California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Location: Sacramento (Water Branch). Final Filing date: Until Filled.

11/8/17 – Senior Environmental Scientist, Supervisory. California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Location: Sacramento (Water Branch) Final Filing Date: Until Filled.

10/27/17 – Tenure-track faculty position in Marine Fish Ecology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Humboldt State University’s department of Fisheries Biology is hiring for a tenure-track faculty position in Marine Fish Ecology. Humboldt State is on the Northern California coast with easy access to a wide range of opportunities for marine research and teaching, including research vessels, a marine lab, active commercial fisheries, a local marine aquaculture industry, and diverse marine habitats. This position is open until filled.  First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 3, 2018. For more information and application instructions, visit here.

10/27/17 – Fish Farm Technician, VeroBlue Farms, Webster City, Iowa. VeroBlue Farms is a land based aquaculture company located in the Midwest.  We are currently the largest land based aquaculture facility in North America. We are currently looking for aquaculturists to add to our team of skill professionals. See the position description and application information here.

10/27/17 – Internship Opportunity, VeroBlue Farms, Webster City, Iowa. VeroBlue Farms is a new and vibrant company that is leading the True Blue Revolution in aquaculture. We are the largest onshore, indoor fishery operation impacting people, communities, and the world. We are accepting applications for our summer internship program. We are looking for high performance, passionate, and sustainability minded college students who desire to make an impact on their world. Our interns can expect to learn about all facets of aquaculture and land based fishery operations. Our program is designed to provide an in-depth, hands on experience with VeroBlue Farms through mentorship, teamwork, and hard work. The internship covers multiple aspects of our operation, from pre-nursery, nursery and grow out barn operations. See the position description and application information hereApplications received and interviews completed November 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018.

10/27/17 – Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography, California State University Maritime Academy. The Department of Sciences and Mathematics at California State University Maritime Academy is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography. The ideal candidate is a dynamic educator who is committed to creating an environment of active learning and a plan to engage our students in undergraduate research. The position is open to all areas of physical oceanography; there is a particular need for candidates who will bring an observational research program and can take advantage of our harbor, fleet of vessels and waterfront location on the shores of the San Francisco Estuary. The Department currently offers a minor in Marine Science and is developing the curriculum for a B.S. in Oceanography. This process includes expanding course offerings and instrumentation to survey marine systems (e.g., CTDs, ADCPs) with special interest in applied, hands-on, field-based learning. The position will be a part of Cal Maritime’s new Bachelor of Science degree program in Oceanography. See the job notice herePriority consideration for applications received by close of business December 14, 2017. Open until filled.

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