Job listings

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7/10/19 – Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – This position provides an exciting and unique opportunity to play a significant role in the protection of California’s coastal environments from marine invasive species. Under the general direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor), the Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) will serve as co-lead of the Department’s Marine Invasive Species Program, which monitors and reports the status and trends of non-indigenous species associated with ballast water discharge and hull-fouling in California’s coastal and estuarine waters. The incumbent will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Department and other state and federal entities engaged in the investigation and analysis of marine invasive species; serve as a statewide expert in ship mediated species introductions to California’s marine and estuarine environments and serve in a leadership role for the program. Duties include design and implementation of the monitoring strategy, contract management and oversight of the research program, management of database records, and communication of the results to a wide variety of audiences, including the scientific community, legislature, environmental resource managers and the public. The Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) will engage with globally active scientists involved in marine invasive species research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and with the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories; represent the Department on advisory panels related to invasive species issues, and attend interagency meetings and public hearings related to ballast water issues and develop comments for the Department as needed. Applications must be received by July 26, 2019. See application details and apply here.

7/1/19 – Supervising Fisheries/Wildlife Biologist, East Bay Municipal Utility District – Under direction by the Manager of Fisheries and Wildlife, the Supervising Fisheries/Wildlife Biologist plans, prioritizes, assigns and supervises the work of the fisheries and wildlife unit in Lodi, CA overseeing its fisheries and wildlife management programs; and supervising the implementation of projects and management plans that protect, conserve and enhance habitats and populations of fish, aquatic animals, native wildlife and plants; assist in development of policy and advocacy for regional resource management issues. Areas of responsibility include: Technical Support: providing technical assistance and guidance to East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) management on regulatory issues relating to fisheries/wildlife management affecting EBMUD water rights and operations; Supervisory: planning, prioritizing, assigning, and supervising the work of fisheries and wildlife biology staff; Administrative: managing remote office; approving timesheets, expenses, purchases, etc.; managing contracts, and directing data management; Fisheries and Wildlife Program Management: establishing schedules and methods for program activities and evaluations; identifying resource needs, reviewing needs with appropriate management staff, and allocating resources to resolve issues. Working collaboratively with resource and regulatory agency partners to implement programs; Budget: participating in the preparation and administration of the program budget; submitting budget recommendations; and monitoring expenditures; Regulatory Compliance: obtaining and ensuring compliance with permits and regulatory agreements; Public Interface: talking with members of the public and press; giving interviews, commenting on resource issues and EBMUD activities; and interacting with citizen resource groups and volunteers. Salary Info: $118,740 – $137,460 Annually, Plus Excellent Benefits + Retirement. Opens online at on Monday, July 1, 2019. Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019. Internal Reference # 19-079. See the position announcement here.

7/1/19 – Hydrologic Modeler Specialist, University of California, Santa Cruz – The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) working in conjunction with the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA Fisheries), invites applications for the position of Hydrologic Modeler Specialist. Under the direction of the Deputy Director of the UCSC-NOAA Fisheries Collaborative Program at the Institute of Marine Sciences, the Specialist will report to team lead Miles Daniels, who works in close conjunction with NOAA science advisor Eric Danner. The Specialist will work with NOAA science advisors and UCSC researchers to develop and apply models of salmon population dynamics in the Central Valley of California. These models include watersheds, reservoirs, rivers, and the San Francisco Bay-Delta. NOAA Fisheries has developed various salmonid life cycle models to simulate and forecast their population dynamics. These models span the gamut from fully mechanistic to purely statistical approaches, and include a watershed-to-ocean pipeline of nested sub-models, which are used to evaluate the impact of water operations on the population of fish. The discharge into river systems forms a crucial input to these models. The incumbent will initially work on implementing CALSIM II, a multi-objective water resources optimization model to simulate the water utilization in the California Central Valley and will also develop the necessary post-processing and visualization tools to store and disaggregate CALSIM results to be used as the boundary conditions for the hydrologic and hydrodynamic sub-models in the life cycle models. This work will address both scientific and operational aspects of California’s water management. The ideal candidate must have a strong grasp of hydrology and water resources management, numerical methods and numerical modeling, as well as strong familiarity with the water management systems, infrastructure, and operations in the California Central Valley. The position will require the Specialist to work accurately with close attention to detail; possess strong communication skills (verbal and written); successfully work both independently and as part of a team; and demonstrate strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills. Open date: June 26th, 2019. Next review date: Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. The job announcement is posted at:

6/14/19 – Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), Fish Restoration Program (FRP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – The Fish Restoration Program (FRP) is seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) to act as the technical lead person for assessing the effectiveness of tidal wetland restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh. The position includes a dynamic mix of study design, data management, analysis, writing, lab oversight, field work, and the occasional (voluntary) intra-team cooking competition. A collaborative spirit and good communication skills are essential, as the FRP team works with a variety of scientists, managers, and other stakeholders, and leads the Interagency Ecological Program Tidal Wetland Monitoring Project Work Team in developing standard operating procedures and coordinating related science activities. We encourage candidates with strong analytical and interpersonal skills to apply on or before July 3, 2019! More information about the position and application instructions can be found at:; please note that minimum requirements must be met for this position (see and eligibility for the state classification must be established (see