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Job Posting: Fish Habitat Assistant

CA Conservation Corps

Fish Habitat Assistant

$4,029.00 - $5,039.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/9/2021

Job Description and Duties


Under the direction of the Conservation Supervisor, the Fish Habitat Assistant perform the following duties:

Coordinate, Implement, and Monitor Fish Habitat Improvement Projects:
  • Coordinate CCC crew activities with NOAA, CDFW personnel, other government agencies, private organizations, and watershed groups for developing fish habitat improvements.
  • Arrange for NOAA, CDFW, and CCC access to private and public lands by identifying property owners and obtaining permission to evaluate habitat as well as accomplish watershed and fish habitat improvements on anadromous fish streams.
  • Implement currently funded projects such as riparian planting, installing instream structures, and barrier removal projects.
  • Evaluate fish habitat improvement projects as described by the California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual.
  • Conduct frequent inspections of CCC projects to ensure quality control at each site, including field inspection reports documenting project status and ensure that proper invasive species protocols are observed.
  • Assist with port-project effectiveness monitoring and develop plans in instances where projects are not functioning properly.
Assist Fish Habitat Specialist (FHS) with Grant Management:
  • Assist with the initial advertisement and program introduction for recruits of NOAA/CCC Fisheries Veterans and route to statewide centers for placement. Assist with monthly and biannual reporting for NOAA Veteran program award.
  • Assist with logistics and planning for CALTRANS Fish Passage Internship.
  • Assist in the development of implementation projects and seeking grant funding for fish habitat improvement projects from state and federal grant programs, and other available funding sources, which include but are not limited to structure remediation/removal or replacement, riparian fencing, and riparian improvement projects such as native species planting and exotic species removal.
Education and Outreach:
  • Plan and conduct training sessions for CCC staff and corpsmembers in watershed and fish habitat improvement techniques and methodologies as described in the California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual.
  • Assist with conducting landowner outreach and education about upslope, riparian, and instream restoration and the benefits of such projects to the community and the local watershed through participation in Tri-county FISH Team meetings as well as other watershed and community environmental group meetings, conferences, and workshops. Assist in developing collaborative partnerships with landowners and local watershed restoration groups to accomplish fisheries restoration work.

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

Working Conditions

This position reports to the CCC Camarillo Center located at 3200 Wright Road, Camarillo CA 93010. Occasional active outdoor work, sometimes in arduous conditions. Semi-frequent consecutive outdoor overnights.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Fish Habitat Assistant
$4,029.00 - $5,039.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Ventura County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

  • Do you want to make a positive, significant difference in the lives of citizens in communities throughout California?
  • Do you want to directly improve the lives of citizens in the State of California through the implementation of vital environmental restoration projects?

Then the California Conservation Corps (CCC) has the job for you!

The CCC is a dynamic organization committed to developing young adults by challenging them to complete a year of public service and conservation-related work. Employees of the CCC are leaders who inspire, educate and challenge young people to further their educational and professional goals.

If you are looking to work for a state department that demands excellence, inspires staff to do their best and protects and enhances the state’s environment, we invite you to apply for a position with the California Conservation Corps, the finest youth Environmental Restoration, Education, Workforce Development program in the world.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

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: 12/9/2021

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:

CA Conservation Corps
Attn: Hiring Desk
1719 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CA Conservation Corps
CA Conservation Corps
1719 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Please address your application to the attention of the Human Resources- Hiring Desk
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.
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:
  • Desire to make a significant, positive difference in the youth and environment of the State.
  • A strong sense of the values of integrity, honor, loyalty and professionalism.
  • Exhibit strength in character.
  • Respect the chain of command.
  • Possess unquestionable ethics.
  • Perform physically demanding work.
  • Demand excellence from others.
  • Lead by example.


Medical, dental, and vision benefits

Information on the benefits associated with this civil service position including, but not limited to, salary, retirement and job protections can be found on the CalHR website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Hiring Desk
(916) 341-3221
Hiring Unit Contact:
Tom van Meeuwen
(805) 278-2787

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:
Karen Chesmore
(916) 341-3196
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.

Who May Apply

Applicants currently at the Fish Habitat Assistant level, or those who have eligibility for appointment or transfer to this classification. SROA/surplus employees will be given hiring preference. Training & Development (T&D) assignments may be considered.


If applying by postal mail or in-person drop off, please indicate RPA #21-0258 / JC 278479 in the job title section of your State 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