Job listings

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

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 – UC Davis

The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment or with social science research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. The Specialist stays apprised of emerging issues and problems and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. Within this defined area and when appropriate, the Specialist is expected to provide leadership, facilitate teamwork, and develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and to participate in the planning of research and educational programs. Normally, Specialists do not have Principal Investigator (PI) status but may obtain permission by exception or collaborate with a PI in preparing research proposals for extramural funding. The Specialist is evaluated for merit and promotion on the basis of three basic criteria outlined below. Final Filing Date May 31, 2023.

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

Fish and Wildlife Technician – Sonoma Water

We are hiring! Love the outdoors? Want to work at a job that supports wildlife habitat? Sonoma Water is hiring multiple temporary, extra-help Fish and Wildlife Technicians.
Fish and Wildlife Technicians in the Environmental Resources Division primarily focus on fish and wildlife biology in streams, rivers, and estuaries. These positions support and assist senior staff in developing, implementing, and managing fish and wildlife populations and habitat monitoring programs.
Starting pay: $25.51/hour. Typical shifts are from Monday through Friday, with some weekend work required. Most work occurs outdoors in April and May and continues through late fall.

Dangermond Preserve Restoration Associate – The Nature Conservancy

The Dangermond Preserve Restoration Associate will support and lead large-scale restoration projects in and around the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve at Point Conception in Southern California. These projects fall under TNC’s Wild Coast Program at the Dangermond Preserve, which aims to establish the Point Conception region as a stronghold for nature in an era of climate change. The Restoration Associate will manage all aspects of restoration projects such as the removal of fish passage barriers in Jalama Creek, the removal of invasive plant species and the restoration of native plant communities, and the reconnection of the Preserve’s various estuaries to the ocean. The Restoration Associate will report to the Preserve’s Restoration Project Manager and will be part of the Preserve’s Stewardship Team.

To apply for Job ID 53020, submit your materials (resume and cover letter) online by using the Apply Now button at This position will be open until filled – if you are interested, we recommend applying early. Need technical support while applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

Environmental Scientist – CA Department of Water Resources

The California Department of Water Resources has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Scientist to join a diverse, dynamic team of professional scientists as part of the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) and the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP). The final filing date for this position closes April 3, 2023.

6 Scientific Aid Positions on the Heritage and Wild Trout Program – California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking 6 motivated individuals to work as Scientific Aids on the Heritage and Wild Trout Programs statewide field crew. This position is based out of Sacramento but is primarily field based and provides the opportunity to backpack and camp throughout the state of California. Surveys include field-based fisheries assessments of wild and threatened trout populations using electrofishing, snorkeling, angling, collection of scales and genetic tissue, gill netting, collection of benthic macroinvertebrates, and creel census. For more info and to apply see: CalCareers

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.

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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.