Job Posting: Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)

$6,491.00 - $8,075.00

Final Filing Date: 1/25/2019

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor), this position includes the following duties: coordination of the Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program (RRCSCBP), including facilitating periodic meetings of the RRCSCBP Technical Advisory Committee; organizing and conducting outreach to stakeholders; planning and conducting broodstock collection; reviewing and implementing conservation hatchery principles; planning and conducting fish releases and fish rescues in approved watersheds; coordinating and collaborating with other Department programs and functions on Coho Salmon recovery activities.

The incumbent conducts literature research, facilitates communication among agencies, and prioritizes actions for implementation. The incumbent coordinates Coho Salmon recovery activities with Statewide Coho Salmon Recovery Coordinator and other Department staff, writes scientific reports and synthesizes novel approaches to Coho Salmon recovery efforts. The incumbent will work in close coordination with regional CDFW Fisheries staff and a core group of four statewide Coho Salmon recovery staff.

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

Working Conditions

Involves work indoors sitting at workstation reading and entering data on a keyboard for several hours a day, and outdoors in inclement weather conditions, walking on uneven terrain while collecting habitat data, and conducting surveys on a motorized boat.  Occasional travel may be required.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and equipment and be prepared to travel using a State vehicle.

Note:  This position may be based primarily out of our Santa Rosa, Napa, or Fairfield offices.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
$6,491.00 - $8,075.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sonoma County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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:

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 1/25/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

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 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
08:00 AM - 05:00 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 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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
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:

Special Personal Characteristics: Ability to adapt to changes in priorities and assignments; work independently on assigned projects with minimal supervision; effectively manage time with multiple assignments and deadlines to ensure timely completion of projects; identify unsafe and hazardous conditions and maintain safety in all work environments; follow written and oral instructions, directions, guidelines, and procedures in the completion of assignments; respect co-workers, supervisors and the public; represent the Department in a positive and professional manner.

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to use tact and diplomacy when working with people with different perspectives and viewpoints; speak effectively in person to staff, management, the public and other interested parties; effectively negotiate and compromise when resolving issues involving differing opinions and viewpoints; deliver oral presentations to audiences with varying levels of understanding; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, staff, public entities, and interest groups; collaborate and coordinate program activities with others; remain fair and unbiased when applying rules, regulations, and policies of State and federal programs.


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

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Manfred Kittel
(707) 944-5522

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:
(916) 653-9089
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


Please indicateSenior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) – Position 565-341-0765-011 – RPA# BDR 18-067under 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.

To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification.  If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application.

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