Job Posting: FISH AND WILDLIFE SCIENTIFIC AID

Department of Fish and Wildlife

JC-128523
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FISH AND WILDLIFE SCIENTIFIC AID
FISH AND WILDLIFE SCIENTIFIC AID

$13.09 - $15.53

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

    • Field collection and laboratory processing of fish and zooplankton samples from San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
    • During field work, the Scientific Aid will deploy and retrieve various types of fishing gear from a moving vessel and participate in the sorting, identifying, counting, and measuring of fishes and invertebrates.
    • Remainder of time will be spent in a laboratory processing preserved fish samples, which may include sorting, identifying, and measuring specimens.
    • Field days can be 10-14 hours long and start early in the morning.
    • Also includes driving the boat crew to or from various marinas in the Bay Area.


    You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

    Working Conditions

    Expected irregular work hours and varying workweek schedules to accommodate fieldwork.  Fieldwork aboard a moving research vessel under varying environmental conditions including rough water conditions and inclement weather for up to 12 hours a day.  Requires standing and walking on uneven, moving, and slippery surfaces and repetitively lifting sampling gear that weighs up to 40 pounds.  Laboratory work involves sitting up to 8 hours a day sorting samples, looking through a dissecting microscope, or entering data into a computer, with the appropriate breaks and walking or standing for brief periods.  Field and laboratory work requires handling formalin or ethanol in properly ventilated situations.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and equipment and be prepared to travel using a State vehicle.  Driving may be for long distances, often in heavy traffic and early in the morning and requires sitting for long periods of time.

    Minimum Requirements

    You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-128523
    Position #(s):
    565-323-0835-905
    Working Title:
    FISH AND WILDLIFE SCIENTIFIC AID
    Classification:
    FISH AND WILDLIFE SCIENTIFIC AID
    $13.09 - $15.53
    # of Positions:
    7
    Work Location:
    San Joaquin County
    Job Type:
    Work Shift:
    Limit 1,500 hours per year
    Work Week:
    Up to 40 hours per week

    Department Information

    Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are committed to managing and protecting California's diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend.  Join us and begin a meaningful new career.
    Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov

    Application Instructions

    Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: Until Filled

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Department of Fish and Wildlife
    Attn: Personnel - Hiring
    2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
    Fairfield, CA 94534

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Personnel - Hiring
    2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
    Fairfield, CA 94534
    08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • School Transcripts
    • Other - Cover Letter
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

    Desired Knowledge and Abilities:

    Knowledge of:  Basics of biology, zoology, and fisheries principles and practices

    Ability to:

    • Work irregular hours and varying workweek schedules to accommodate field work.
    • Work from a moving vessel in rough conditions and inclement weather.
    • Move, deploy, and retrieve fishing gear weighing up to 40 pounds repetitively on a research vessel.
    • Drive for long distances, often in heavy traffic and early in the morning.

    • Work with samples preserved with formalin and ethanol in properly ventilated situations up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    • Collaborate and communicate with other field, laboratory, and project staff.

    Duties:

    • Field collection and laboratory processing of fish and zooplankton samples from San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
    • During field work, the Scientific Aid will deploy and retrieve various types of fishing gear from a moving vessel and participate in the sorting, identifying, counting, and measuring of fishes and invertebrates.
    • Remainder of time will be spent in a laboratory processing preserved fish samples, which may include sorting, identifying, and measuring specimens.
    • Field days can be 10-14 hours long and start early in the morning.
    • Also includes driving the boat crew to or from various marinas in the Bay Area.

    Benefits

    Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at www.calhr.ca.gov and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at www.calpers.ca.gov.

    Contact Information

    The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Trishelle Tempel
    (209) 234-3663
    Trishelle.Tempel@wildlife.ca.gov

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO OFFICE
    (916) 653-9089
    EEO@wildlife.ca.gov
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Filing Instructions

    This position was previously advertised.  If you already submitted an application, you do not need to re-apply.

    PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF PERSONNEL – HIRING

    Please indicate Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid – Position 565-323-0835-905 – RPA# BDR 18-048, 18-051 thru 053 under the “Examinations(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying” section of your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678).  If mailed, please mail the application package complete with required documents to:

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    ATTN: Personnel – Hiring
    2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
    Fairfield, CA 94534

    Emailed applications will not be accepted.

    We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail
    Drop-off