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Job Posting: Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program Coordinator

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program Coordinator

$7,336.00 - $9,126.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/6/2021

Job Description and Duties

The Lands Conservation Program in the Wildlife Branch seeks candidates for an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated wildlife professionals carrying out conservation and management for California's wildlife and their habitats. Under the general direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor), Wetlands Conservation Program, the Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) coordinates and implements statewide wetland and upland conservation programs under the Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program (CWHP).  The Senior ES (Specialist) works with program staff to develop and monitor agreements with private landowners for restoration and enhancement of wetland and upland habitats on their lands. 

The Senior ES (Specialist) also works with agency partners to develop programs and projects for wetland and upland conservation, restoration and enhancement that further goals of the Central Valley Joint Venture and other wetland conservation initiatives.  The Senior ES (Specialist) coordinates development of capital outlay and other projects to support wetland and upland restoration and enhancement on Department administered lands.  Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills are required. See for more information on the Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam:
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Statewide travel required, performs duties in office environment and at various meetings and venues. Ability to direct and conduct biological resource work in the field; travel throughout the state; and work at odd hours.  Ability to develop and make effective oral presentations before the public.  Ability to use a personal computer and keyboard at least several hours a day, sitting most of the time, which may involve walking or standing for brief periods to access files, references and other program materials.  Attend meetings.  In addition to working with Sacramento-based staff, interact with Regional staff and members of the public via e-mail, telephone and onsite.  Possession of CA driver’s license.  Ability to drive for up to 8 hours.  Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and walk over uneven outdoor terrain carrying a 30 lb. backpack for up to 6 hours.

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program Coordinator
$7,336.00 - $9,126.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Yolo 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. 
California is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.  As such, The Department of Fish and Wildlife values diverse employees working together to protect nature for all Californians.  CDFW is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences can thrive and connect others to our critical mission.  
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Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

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: 12/6/2021

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:

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:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • 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:

Responsible, with the ability to work independently, thoroughly and with attention to detail, and in a timely manner on multiple priorities with a high level of productivity. Ability to apply knowledge and abilities to a statewide scope of work. Works well in a team setting and is an effective verbal and written communicator. Shows courtesy, respect and tact towards co-workers and members of the public in a variety of circumstances. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently as appropriate to accomplish tasks.

Also desired:
- Experience in the conservation, restoration and enhancement of California native habitats, including wetlands. 
- Experience employing the practices and techniques of natural lands management for the benefit of wildlife and the public. 
- Experience or familiarity with real property infrastructure, including water conveyance and delivery systems, as they pertain to management of natural lands for wildlife and the public.
- Experience with state, federal and local environmental laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Experience or familiarity with contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding and administrative processes (fiscal, budgetary) as means to achieve conservation, restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitat in cooperation with other agencies, conservation organizations and private partners.
- Ability to organize and establish workload priorities and work well under pressure.  Responsible, with the ability to work independently, thoroughly, with attention to detail, and in a timely manner on multiple priorities with a high level of productivity.  Ability to exercise initiative and flexibility.
- Ability to work well in a team setting and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating courtesy, respect and tact towards co-workers and members of the public, and in a variety of circumstances.
- Knowledge of office computing software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and relational databases.


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

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Brian Olson
(916) 801-8929

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

Instructions: Applicant must include a two-page Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) using Arial 12-font for this position. The SOQ must include “Statement of Qualifications” in the header, along with the Job Control number and the candidate’s name. The SOQ is a narrative description.
Question: Describe how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum qualifications per the California State Personnel Board Specifications and the required and desirable qualifications in the job announcement for this position.

Filing Instructions

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.

Indicate Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) – 565-035-0765-015 & RPA# E-WLB 21-026 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