Department of Fish and Wildlife


$13.55 - $16.07 per Hour

Final Filing Date: 2/20/2020

Job Description and Duties

Perform field-based fisheries assessments to monitor the status of wild trout populations including electrofishing, snorkeling, angling, gill netting, and creel census; conduct habitat assessments to document streamflow, habitat type, substrate, stream length, canopy cover, fish cover types, temperature, gradient, etc; perform field-based restoration activities; collect and record field data following established protocols; manage and maintain specialized field equipment.

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

Working Conditions

Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays and to travel in performing field work throughout the State; willingness to do routine work in order to learn; interest in and aptitude in the work; willingness to wear a uniform. May have to work in variable temperature gradients, ranging from 10 degrees Fahrenheit during winter months to 120 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months.  Hike in mountainous terrain, creeks, rivers and camp in remote areas and work at night.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$13.55 - $16.07
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Work Location:
Inyo County
Job Type:
Non-Tenured, Intermittent

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:

Special Requirements

Physical strength and agility to able to lift 50 pounds, hike on/off trail up to 8 miles per day carrying a 40 pound backpack of gear, ability to swim 50 yards and stay afloat at least five minutes, ability to function in high altitude environments up to and above 10,000 feet. Must have experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles off roads in; rough, steep, rain, snow, or icy conditions.

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: 2/20/2020

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 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: Daniel Espinoza
3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Daniel Espinoza
3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764
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 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 required and must be included.
  • 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:
Knowledge of applied fisheries management and field techniques to assess trout populations and habitat; ability to follow established sampling protocol and accurately collect and record field data; identify CA freshwater fish species and/or utilize fish keys; and conduct field-based surveys in a safe manner. Experienced fly fishing or the willingness to learn; willingness to hike and backpack for extended periods in remote locations; willingness to swim and wade in streams and rivers, often in swift water; and college coursework and/or experience in ichthyology, fisheries, or zoology.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Russell Black
(951) 461-3453

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

How To Apply:

Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at or; mail or hand deliver a standard State Application Form (Std. Form 678), and a copy of college transcripts (if applicable).  Indicate Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid - 565-605-0835-905 and IDR 19-064 to 066   JC-191458  on your application.  Only apply for one Job Control (JC) per application.


Emailed applications will not be accepted.

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

Please provide your driver's license number in two sections of the application.   First on the Front page, Question 8, and on the next page, in the License - List section.

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