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  • 3633 Westwind Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA

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CA Dept Fish & Wildlife Environmental Scientist, Timberland Conservation & Wildfire Resiliency

The Bay Delta Region 3 Timberland Conservation and Wildfire Resiliency Program is hiring a full-time permanent Environmental Scientist, final filing date is 4/29/2024. If you enjoy hiking in the redwood and Douglas-fir forests of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Sonoma, and Napa counties, and are passionate about the conservation of forest species and their habitat, please consider applying.


min experience

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$4.1k - $7.9k / month

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Job Overview

Are you looking to be a part of a dynamic team of conservation-minded scientists working to protect fish and wildlife resources in the redwood and Douglas fir forests of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Napa, and Sonoma counties? The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Timberland Conservation and Wildfire Resiliency Program is seeking a motivated professional to work as an Environmental Scientist reviewing and evaluating Timber Harvest Plans and Timber Emergencies and Exemptions by analyzing consequences of proposed activities, attending pre-harvest inspections, preparing written inspection reports and recommendations for the conservation of fish and wildlife resources, assessing the application of law, regulation and policy, conducting listed and sensitive species consultations, and preparing any related Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements and Incidental Take Permits in the Bay Delta Region.

The incumbent works in close collaboration with other Environmental Scientists and Senior Environmental Scientists, and with other state agencies as part of a interdisciplinary review team. Under the close supervision of a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) the incumbent represents the region and may act as the staff lead and may provide consultative advice when working with applicants, local, state and federal agencies, stakeholders, and the general public. Public contacts made in the course of this work are sensitive and involve a wide variety of special interest groups.

Performance of specified activities will require an in-depth knowledge of administrative procedures, Department policies, applicable environmental laws and regulations, and ecological principles to protect fish and wildlife resources. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary. Problem-solving, organizational skills and a positive attitude towards teamwork are essential. Fieldwork in rugged terrain is required.

This position is posted in the following counties: Sonoma, Napa, Solano, You only need to apply to one county.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST EXAM LINK 


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

Special Benefits

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Minimum Requirements

The position requires the use of a computer for several hours each day, the completion of office tasks that require sitting, standing, and walking to other locations; attendance at meetings and participation in conference calls. The position may require travel throughout the State including overnight travel, early mornings, and late nights. Must be able to work unusual and/or long hours; travel frequently; spend multiple days in the field assessing habitat conditions in inclement weather; walk in and through rough terrain; hike over uneven, steep, wet, and rough terrain with no vehicle access; operate a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle off highway and over rough terrain; operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV); operate office equipment (computers, copies/scanners, telephones, iPads, global positioning system [GPS] units, etc.); must possess a valid driver's license and be prepared to travel using a state vehicle. The position requires the use of personal protective equipment, including, but not limited to, protective footwear, hardhat, gloves, helmet, and eye protection. Wearing a Department of Fish and Wildlife uniform may be required as a condition of employment while conducting field work and public work duties.

Based on operational need at the time of the job offer, this position may potentially be headquartered at any of the CDFW, Bay Delta Region offices at the following locations: Santa Rosa, Napa, or Fairfield, CA. This position offers the possibility of an office-centered telework agreement based on the Department's current Telework Policy.

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