Job listings

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

5/14/19 – Environmental Program Manager I, California Department of Water Resources – DWR is recruiting for an Environmental Program Manager I position in West Sacramento. This challenging and rewarding position provides oversight and policy direction for the coordination, facilitation, implementation, management, and analysis of the of Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy (DSRS) and Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy (SVSRS). The incumbent will work with DWR and interagency partners to develop and implement actions contained in the DSRS and SVSRS, evaluate the outcomes of these actions, and inform adaptive management.  The position also serves as one of DWR’s technical and policy leads on Bay-Delta science, including studies conducted as part of Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), State Water Project (SWP) Biological Opinions, and related science programs and efforts. Final Filing Date: 5/20/2019. You can find the official posting here:

5/7/19 – San Francisco Baykeeper Field Investigator (Science Associate) – San Francisco Baykeeper defends San Francisco Bay from the biggest threats and holds polluters accountable. Using a unique combination of science, policy, and law, we’ve achieved over 270 legal victories to reduce pollution from industrial facilities, stopped sewage spills to the Bay by 75% from 10 cities, passed new state laws to keep oil and coal pollution out of the Bay, and strengthened local laws regulating toxic pollutants like mercury and selenium to protect the Bay’s wildlife and residents. Recent press coverage has highlighted our work, calling Baykeeper “one of the region’s most active and most effective defenders of the marine environment.” We’re in our 30th year of Bay protection and are looking for an enthusiastic new junior team member to add to Baykeeper’s scientific capacity. The Field Investigator reports to our Senior Scientist and works collaboratively with our Staff Scientist, attorneys, volunteers, and partners to identify and stop the biggest threats to San Francisco Bay. This position has primary responsibility for:

Conducting pollution investigations and managing Baykeeper’s pollution hotline
Coordinating pollution patrols in the field, on the water, and with aerial patrol partners
Managing the Baykeeper boat patrol program and volunteer skippers
Providing scientific support for policy and litigation activities
Preparing for rapid response to pollution emergencies (spills, etc.)
Developing and executing monitoring and advocacy initiatives to help reduce vessel pollution
Representing Baykeeper before local recreational user groups and regulatory agencies
Planning and staffing several annual public shoreline cleanups and outreach events
Other duties as assigned

See the full position description here. If you are interested in and qualified for this position, please send your résumé and a cover letter in PDF format to, subject line “YOUR LAST NAME, Field Investigator.” If your materials indicate a potential match for our requirements, we will contact you. Please, no phone calls or emails to the office regarding this opening. Position open until filled; interviews to begin as soon as May 20, 2019 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

4/27/19 – RE-OPENED!  Environmental Program Manager (EPM I), Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) – The Environmental Program Manager position to lead CDFW-Stockton’s Interagency Ecological Program field studies has been posted.  As part of IEP,  this unique program manager position provides leadership, organization, and support for highly skilled teams of scientists and other specialists conducting scientific studies that inform the planning, management, and regulatory decisions about the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and associated watershed.  The incumbent will lead a dynamic program that uses a wide range of scientific equipment includes trawling research vessels, fish traps, laboratories, warehouse facilities, and specialized equipment in an interagency setting. Please encourage experienced scientists with strong leadership, science, communication, logistics and organizational skills to read a copy of the duty statement and apply. Details on this position and how to apply can be found on the CalHR website:  Final Filing Date: 5/9/2019.