Job listings

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

Field Technician Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mono County – CalTrout

California Trout is seeking to hire a motivated Seasonal Field Technician (Fisheries) to join an exciting project in the Sierra Headwaters region. Do you have a passion for native trout, the eastern Sierra, camping and working outdoors? California Trout is looking to hire five Field Technicians for this coming season to assist with field-based fisheries work in the eastern Sierra on a Lahontan Cutthroat Trout recovery project. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain hands-on, career-building experience in fish sampling methods, data collection, and applied fisheries management and restoration. These positions will require weeklong field work trips, and remote camping to conduct field work near the Walker Basin in Mono County. Field techs will be reimbursed for mileage, but will provide their own camping equipment, water and food.

Full job posting here. Applications due 6/20/2023

Email Cover Letter and Resume to Marrina Nation at [email protected]

Floodplain science Technician – CalTrout

Time commitment: full time
Compensation: $15-$20/hr depending on experience
Enrollment: Open until filled

Required qualifications: Accurate data collection. Detail-oriented. Tolerance for tedious lab work. Ability to use dichotomous key. Follow specific laboratory protocols. Full Covid-19

Desired qualifications: Driving 4WD on wet dirt roads. Field sampling for water quality and/or nutrient chemistry. Field sampling for aquatic invertebrates and/or zooplankton. Knowledge and interest in floodplain/wetland ecology. First aid. Laboratory experience. Aquatic invertebrate identification experience.

Job description: I seek a lab/field technician to work full time starting ASAP. To start, lab work will be the primary focus. Field work will start around November 1, 2023. The lab work will
consist primarily of zooplankton identification and water sample post-processing for nutrient contents and chlorophyll-a. Lab work can be conducted will be conducted at the California Trout office in Woodland, CA with an option to set up a remote home work station after a trial period. The field work will consist primarily of working as part of a crew conducting weekly monitoring of wetland habitats for water quality, nutrient chemistry, and zooplankton production. Habitats include flooded rice farms, flood bypasses, rivers, and managed wetlands throughout the Sacramento Valley in Yolo, Colusa, and Sutter Counties. There may be occasional opportunities to sample other ecosystem parameters and fish assemblages with various methodologies, too.

Please send cover letter, resume, and two references (at least one professional) to Jacob
Montgomery AND Jennifer Kronk via email: [email protected], [email protected]

Operations Manager – Cramer Fish Sciences

New management position in our West Sacramento California office. The Operations Manager is responsible for the daily management of the office environment and oversees complex, multi-partner, multi-year projects for the River Science and Restoration Lab including implementation, resource management, partner coordination, and client communication to ensure proper staffing levels, facility needs and budget optimization. Operations Manager for Cramer Fish Sciences – West Sacramento, CA – Cramer Fish Sciences Jobs (

Associate Specialist – Fish, Food Webs and Floodplains (JPF05500) – AP Recruit (

Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory) – California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Do you like working on complex issues, thinking out of the box, and learning new things? Would you like to influence water management to protect aquatic species and ecosystems? If so, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is looking for a Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor to lead implementation of the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). In this position, you will develop long-term, durable contracts to ensure the State receives the public ecosystem benefits to be provided by projects receiving funding under WSIP. These projects include new surface water reservoirs and groundwater storage projects. These contracts will administer public ecosystem benefits such as pulse flows for fish, water for wildlife areas, and habitat for species, and comprise monitoring and adaptive management plans to help ensure those ecosystem benefits are realized into the future. You will coordinate with CDFW regional staff, work directly with stakeholders and project proponents, collaborate with other state agencies, and participate in contract negotiations. You will help review, comment on, and develop WSIP project related environmental permits such as CEQA Environmental Impact Reports, Incidental Take Permits, and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements. You will need to be able to interpret biological and hydraulic model outputs, understand fish and wildlife monitoring and management strategies, and understand water operations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and broader Central Valley.

Final filing 4/5/2023.

Apply here

Junior Specialist, University of California, Davis

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing  on questions in the field of Eco-physiology; relating to aquatic animals’ thermal performance, swimming  performance, and behavior near engineered structures.

More information can be found here.

 Interagency Ecological Program Job Announcements.