Department of Fish and Wildlife


$3,851.00 - $4,768.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/27/2019

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) in the Landscape Conservation Planning Program, the incumbent is responsible for having an in-depth knowledge of ecological principals, Department policies, administrative procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and data and tools designed to protect California’s biological diversity. These efforts will be conducted through voluntary conservation planning, in partnership with other State, federal, and local agencies, private landowners, and other stakeholders. This assignment typically includes developing partnerships; communicating and engaging with federal, State, and local agencies and stakeholders on Program components and goals; identifying priority focus areas for planning; providing scientific and policy guidance; identifying, developing, and refining needed regional conservation planning tools; and assisting and training regional staff. A high degree of personal initiative and critical thought is expected. Public contacts made during this work are sensitive and involve a wide variety of special interest groups. Incumbent will make recommendations regarding science, laws, conservation principles, and policies/procedures related to ecosystem-level planning and will collaboratively identify tools and data gaps.

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

Working Conditions

Ability to use a computer keyboard several hours a day. Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. Attend meetings and hearings; conduct presentations, and work with staff statewide to complete work assignments. Occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$3,851.00 - $4,768.00 A
$4,680.00 - $5,807.00 B
$5,923.00 - $7,364.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento 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:

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: 11/27/2019

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: Recruitment and Selection Unit
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:

Recruitment and Selection Unit
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 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.
  • Degree and/or 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:
Special Personal Characteristics: Conscientious, positive, reliable, responsible, organized, and enthusiastic; strong initiative and adaptable; strategic thinker; ability to multi-task. Consistently applies the best available scientific information and accurate analysis. This includes innovative solutions for difficult environmental management problems and new methodologies and scientific application to aid management in policy formation and implementation. Conducts business in a professional manner, is effective in achieving desired results especially for the most sensitive environmental review or planning. Effectively manages time through goal setting, prioritization and work planning. Manages overtime in accordance with labor agreements and direction of management.
Interpersonal Skills: Effective written and verbal communication skills; persuasive communication abilities; ability to build and maintain positive relationships; builds trust through honest communication and actions; strives to listen to others and understand their interests, concerns, and ideas; works independently and as part of a team; interacts effectively with others to achieve goals. Demonstrated ability to make independent judgements, be open-minded, flexible, and tactful.


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:
Shannon Lucas
(916) 651-8764

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 three pages, single-spaced, using 12-point font.
1. After reviewing the duty statement for this position, please explain the knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring to this assignment and what you hope to bring to the position, if selected.
2. What are some of the key challenges for conservation planning in California and what do you hope may be done to address them? What role and actions would you hope to have in addressing conservation challenges?

Filing Instructions


Indicate Environmental Scientist – 565-039-0762-045 & RPA# HCPB 19-028 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.