Department of Fish and Wildlife


$3,851.00 - $7,364.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/12/2020

Job Description and Duties

This position has primary responsibility for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) project review in Mendocino County.
Approximately half of the duties entail Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements consultations, fieldwork, and writing agreements and related documents.
Identify potentially significant impacts to fish, wildlife and plant resources, including wetlands, riparian habitat, water quality, and Sensitive Natural Communities.
Develop or review impact avoidance measures, mitigations, and mitigation and monitoring plans.
Review survey adequacy and results for a variety of taxa including rare plants and Sensitive Natural Communities.
Review scoping reports, habitat assessments, mitigation, restoration, and re-vegetation plans.
Prepare written comments on CEQA documents. 
Consult with project proponents on measures to avoid take and support recovery efforts of State listed species.
Write Incidental Take Permits, Consistency Determinations, Safe Harbor Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, and Restoration Management Permits. 
Participate in landscape-level strategic conservation planning.
Participate in surveying and monitoring of fish and wildlife populations; conduct habitat assessments; help implement goals of the State Wildlife Action Plan; review Proposition 1 and other restoration grants.

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

Working Conditions

Position is located in Mendocino County and headquartered either in Fort Bragg or Willits. 
Regularly drive a State vehicle long distances; possess a valid Drivers License; occasionally work unusual hours or more than eight hours in a day; occasionally attend evening public meetings; travel and overnight stay infrequently; spend multiple days a week in the field in adverse weather; hike through rough uneven terrain with no vehicle access. 
Ability to work at a computer workstation during most of the workday operating standard office equipment such as a computer, printer, scanner, photocopier, pencil, and telephone, etc.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$3,851.00 - $4,768.00 A
$4,680.00 - $5,807.00 B
$5,923.00 - $7,364.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Mendocino 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: 8/12/2020

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: Human Resources Branch
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources Branch
Temporarily Closed
See Filing Instructions
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please see below for SOQ instructions.
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:
Commitment to the Department’s mission. 
Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems, work independently and as part of a team, apply open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact. 
Strong environmental and work ethic, keenness of observation, highly organized.
Conducts business in a professional manner and is effective in achieving desired results for environmental review and planning. 
Organizes and accomplishes work with a high degree of autonomy, initiative, and independent judgment. 
Dependability, resiliency, and clear and concise communication are desired.  


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:
Gordon Leppig
(707) 499-0791

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.

Statement of Qualifications

A letter is required, not more than two pages in length, describing how this position's duties align with your career goals, conservation principles, and technical expertise.

Filing Instructions

Due to the recent impact of the Covid19 and the safety of our employees and customers, the drop off location for applications will be temporarily closed.  In order to ensure we receive your application, please send your application Certified mail to the address indicated on the announcement.


Indicate Environmental Scientist – 565-131-0762-046 & RPA# E-R1 HC 19-005 on your application.

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