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Job Posting: Environmental Scientist

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Environmental Scientist

$4,145.00 - $7,926.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/7/2022

Job Description and Duties

Under the close supervision of a Senior Environment Scientist (Supervisory) and within the Bay Delta Region’s Habitat Conservation Program, the incumbent is responsible for preparing, tracking, reviewing, editing, and commenting on complex Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements (LSAAs), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents, California Endangered Species Act (CESA) permits, and related documents in the Bay Area, primarily within Napa County. The incumbent will independently identify problems, develop courses of action, implement and help develop emerging conservation strategies and mitigation programs, and have excellent communication and organizational skills. A high degree of personal initiative is expected, including applying the best available technical information in writing and presentations to provide significant positive consequences for the public, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and trust resources. The incumbent represents the region and may act as the staff lead and provide consultative advice when working with applicants, local, state, and federal agencies, stakeholders, and members of the general public.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the exam.

Environmental Scientist

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

Working Conditions

Work on a computer for prolonged periods and operate office equipment (computers, copies/scanners, fax machines, telephones, etc.). Attend frequent site visits and meetings away from office. Field work is completed year-round and may be required in sometimes remote locations, rugged terrain, and/or adverse weather conditions. Work may be physically demanding for short periods of time. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle (with and without 4WD) and be prepared to travel using a state vehicle.

Based on institutional need and upon approval at the time of hire, this position may be located at the Fairfield Regional Headquarters in Fairfield, CA, or the Napa field office in Napa, CA.

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Environmental Scientist
$4,145.00 - $5,132.00 A
$5,037.00 - $6,250.00 B
$6,375.00 - $7,926.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Solano 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. 

Join us and begin a meaningful new career.

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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.
Must be able to conduct computer work for prolonged periods, negotiate rough and unstable terrain, and conduct physically demanding work for short periods of time.

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: 2/7/2022

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
  • Other - Responses to Supplemental Questions are required. Please see below for 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:
Skill to: Strong written, verbal communication, and organizational skills and the ability to track and meet multiple deadlines. Operate office equipment (computers, copies/scanners, fax machines, telephones, etc.); operate vehicles (with and without four-wheel drive [4WD]); plan and facilitate staff, topic-specific and regional meetings; and review and manage budgets.
Special Personal Characteristics: Demonstrated ability to act independently, take direction, and work well in a team setting; apply open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact; maintain professional personal appearance; maintain professional and respectful demeanor at all times; maintain a positive attitude and consistent quality of work during times when workload is heavy and under pressure; demonstrate confidence in abilities and decisions; willingness to work through and effectively and reliably analyze complex issues both independently and collaboratively; working knowledge of various state and federal permitting processes related to LSAAs, CEQA, and CESA.

Interpersonal Skills: Strong verbal skills with emphasis on being positive and pro-active. Work cooperatively with other CDFW staff, and state, federal, and non-governmental organization partners; communicate effectively, respectfully, and positively with superiors and all coworkers and external partners.


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:
Melanie Day
(707) 210-4415

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.

Supplemental Questionnaire

In order to be considered for this position, you must provide responses to the supplemental questionnaire below with your State application.  Please keep your collective answers to no more than two pages, single-spaced, using 12-point font.  If submitting your application electronically (via a CalCareers account), attach the final document as 'Supplemental Questionnaire' under Required Documents in Part 4) Application Package of the application steps.
1) Please describe your experience with Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, California Environmental Quality Act, California Endangered Species Act, or federal processes similar to these laws and regulations.
2) Please provide an example of a time when you had to analyze highly complex information. What steps did you take to ensure your analysis was accurate and reliable?

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 Environmental Scientist – 565-331-0762-006 & RPA# E-R3 ES 21-020 on your application.

This position is also posted for Napa county under JC-28672.

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.

In response to increases in COVID-19 cases, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is implementing COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated state employees working on site as an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves. Any employee seeking exemption from COVID-19 testing must provide evidence of vaccination.

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