Job Posting: Fish Restoration Program Monitoring Technical Lead

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fish Restoration Program Monitoring Technical Lead

$6,491.00 - $8,075.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/3/2019

Job Description and Duties

Under the general supervision of a Bay Delta Region Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory), the Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) will be responsible for coordinating the monitoring and assessment of the biological performance of tidal wetland restoration projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh implemented through the Fish Restoration Program (FRP).  The position will act as technical lead person for the monitoring team. Duties include the development of annual work plans, design of monitoring and special studies, data analysis and management, report writing, coordination within the team and with interagency partners, and occasional fieldwork.

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

Working Conditions

Using a computer for most of the work day, 5 days a week, when in the office. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. Several days a month, work aboard a small research vessel collecting, and processing biological samples.  Field work involves kneeling, reaching, and lifting gear up to 40 lbs., and may occur in inclement weather or rough water, and require early starts and long work days. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and be prepared to travel using a State vehicle.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Fish Restoration Program Monitoring Technical Lead
$6,491.00 - $8,075.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Joaquin 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. Join us and begin a meaningful new career.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Must be comfortable working around the water, able to swim, and able to lift up to 40 lbs.

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: 7/3/2019

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: Personnel - Hiring
2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Personnel - Hiring
2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534
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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications - Required.  See Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) 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:
Special Personal Characteristics:
-Interest in estuarine ecology, particularly in fishes and invertebrates
-Commitment to develop and improve understanding of the ecology of the San Francisco Estuary, and to develop and improve data management, data analysis, and manuscript writing skills.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work independently and in a team setting, especially when in the field and at meetings. Must respond appropriately to feedback and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities, within and outside the Department.


Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Stacy Sherman
(209) 234-3687

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

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF PERSONNEL OFFICE.  Indicate Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) - 565-331-0765-015 & RPA # BDR 18-103 on your application.  If submitting a cover letter with your application via the CalCareers portal, please combine your cover letter and resume into one file and submit as Resume under Required Documents in Part 4) Application Package of the 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.

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

To be considered for this position, you must provide responses to the following questions. Applications received without completely
responding to each supplemental question will not be considered.  Please keep your collective answers to no more than two pages, single-spaced, using 12-point font.
1) Please explain why you are interested in this position.
2) Describe your experience in ecological monitoring or research as related to the duty statement for this position.

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.