Job listings

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

9/23/18 – Environmental scientist (2), State Water Board – The SWRCB has openings for two environmental scientists in the Division of Water Rights’ Bay-Delta Sacramento Unit. This is a great opportunity to help preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water by supporting regulatory and planning activities in the Bay-Delta watershed. The final filing date is Monday, September 24. For details, go to

9/16/18 – Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – CDFW is looking for a Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist) for its Central Valley Chinook Salmon Coordinator. Please see this link for details:  Final Filing Date: Until Filled.

9/16/18 – Scientific Aid (2), State Water Board – The Water Quality Standards and Assessment Section at the State Water Board is looking for qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated applicants for two open Scientific Aid positions.  This is a great opportunity for local students or recent graduates to gain some hands-on experience with programs designed to protect and restore California’s waterways.  If you have a strong interest in the nexus of science and policy, and enjoy working with a team of highly motivated people, please consider applying.  Both positions are located at the CalEPA Building in downtown Sacramento. For more information, and to apply for the positions, click here: Ad Posting JC 125880 Final Filing Date: 9/24/2018

9/7/18 – National Threatened & Endangered Species Program Leader, USDA Forest Service – The USDA Forest Service will soon be advertising its National Threatened & Endangered Species Program Leader (GS-0401-14) position.  The position will provide national leadership to at-risk aquatic and terrestrial species conservation and management throughout the Forest Service.   For more information about this position, persons interested in this position are encouraged to contact Chris Worth, Assistant Director (Wildlife, Threatened & Endangered Species, and Ecosystem Planning) by phone at (202) 205-3199/(202) 308-5429 (cell) or via e-mail at  You are also encouraged to reach out to Rob Harper, Director for the WFWARP staff, at (202) 205-1671 or

8/31/18 – Ecologist – California Central Valley, Cramer Fish Sciences, River Science and Restoration Lab, located in West Sacramento California. See the position announcement hereClosing Date: 30 September 2018.

8/31/18 – Modeler, Salmon Life Cycle Project, UC Santa Cruz – The UCSC Fisheries Ecology Division has an opening for a modeler to work on the salmon life cycle project. Please find more at this link or from Eric Danner, Ph.D., Supervisory Research Ecologist, Fisheries Ecology Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA.831-420-3917. Next review date: September 24th, 2018. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: January 4th, 2019.

8/1/18- Water Resources/ Environmental Engineer-Permanent – Cardno. This position is targeted to individuals with training in Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering or equivalent experience. Responsibilities: Conducting research and compiling/summarizing data and information under direction of project managers and/or technical specialists. Entering and managing technical data and preparing graphs and tables, as needed. Assisting with preparation of technical reports, plans, and permit applications. Assisting technical specialists with collection of field data (e.g., fisheries, water quality, hydraulics/hydrology). QualificationBachelor’s degree in water resources or environmental engineering or related field, 1 to 3 years of relevant experience; can be a recent graduate, Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling experience a plus, Coursework in aquatic sciences or fisheries a plus, Strong quantitative skills, Able to communicate effectively with task and project leaders, Able to read maps, follow directions, and adhere to safety protocols. Salary will depend on experience. Contact/Email: See more information at web link here.