Department of Fish and Wildlife


$15.00 - $17.79 per Hour

Final Filing Date: 11/30/2020

Job Description and Duties

Field Sampling: Daily maintenance and monitoring of rotary screw traps on the Shasta and Scott Rivers in Siskiyou County. Maintenance includes removing debris from screw traps, making minor repairs, and keeping live well clean and functioning. Monitoring includes identification of salmonid species to race, weighing and measuring fish to fork length and safely returning fish to the river. Conduct efficiency and monitoring studies, and water temperature/quality studies. Accurately collect, record, and report data.

Project Coordination: Incumbent is responsible for ensuring field gear is ready prior to daily field studies, checking written data sheets from field surveys, entering data into excel or access database, conducting quality checks on data. Attend tailgate safety and structured weekly and monthly safety training sessions maintain safe work practices and monitor equipment and material use.

Project Maintenance: Ensure that all vehicles will be cleaned, maintained and proper records of fuel usage and mileage. All equipment will be serviced according to manufacturer's specifications. Operate various types of hand and power tools. Painting, simple carpentry, plumbing, masonry and minor electrical repairs.

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

Working Conditions

Must be willing to work in remote areas, work weekends on a rotational basis, work holidays when required, and work in extreme weather conditions of snow and heat. Operate 4-wheel drive vehicles. State housing is not available and residency is not required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$15.00 - $17.79
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Siskiyou 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

Special Physical Characteristics: Physical strength and agility; ability to swim 50 yards and stay afloat at least five minutes; ability to lift 40 pounds.

Possess a valid Drivers License.

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: 11/30/2020

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: Personnel
601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

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 - 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.
  • School Transcripts
  • Other -

    Driver’s License Information

    Please provide the following Driver's License (DL) information on a separate piece of paper.  Name as stated on license, issuing state, DL number, class, and expiration.  

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: Aptitude for fish and wildlife conservation work, construction, repair, and maintenance work; willingness to live and work throughout the State, and work unusual hours and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; willingness to do heavy manual labor, work in adverse weather conditions, and to wear a prescribed uniform; keenness of observation; tact; and reliability.

Additional Desirable Qualification: Good driving record; additional course work or experience in biological or chemical sciences; interest in and knowledge of fishing, hunting or studying fish, wildlife, invertebrates or plants; experience in camping, boating, and maintaining or repairing equipment; interest in a career in biology or fish wildlife. Ability to distinguish colors in the red-green color spectrum.

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate and write well, speak, read and write English; ability to work one-on one with other employees and speak in front of large groups.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Joe Croteau
(530) 340-0767

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

It is recommended that Application Packages be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at or; mail a standard State Application Form (Std. Form 678), and a copy of college transcripts (if required).

Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid - 565-141-0835-905 and NR 20-037 to 042   JC-223967  on your application.

Applications that do not follow the Filing Instructions – list the Position & RPA Numbers (submit transcripts and driver’s license information, if applicable) may not be considered.  Only apply for
one Job Control (JC) per application.



Due to the recent impact of the COVID-19 and for 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 mailing address indicated on the announcement.

NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at  Please refer to the section for (insert title from section here).

Titles from the HR Manual are:

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20 and 21

California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers (CASE) – Bargaining Unit 2

California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) – Bargaining Unit 6

California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) – Bargaining Unit 7

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Firefighters (CalFIRE) – Bargaining Unit 8

California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS) – Bargaining Unit 10

Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) – Bargaining Unit 16

California Association of Psychiatric Technicians (CAPT) – Bargaining Unit 18 


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