The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response has two Environmental Scientist positions available. One position is with the OSPR Laboratory Program and the other with the Petroleum Chemistry Laboratory. Both positions are located in Rancho Cordova, CA. Read the job announcement for each position for more information on how to apply and review the Duty Statements for more information about each job.
CalCareers Job Announcement: Environmental Scientist JC-356840
Final Filing Date: 3/3/2023
This position will work in the OSPR Laboratory Program in a team setting assessing the biological condition of California streams, rivers and lakes. Under the general supervision of the Sr. Environmental Scientist Supervisor, and Sr. Environmental Scientist Specialist, the incumbent will collect biological, chemical and physical habitat data from freshwater habitats throughout California using procedures from the U.S. EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS), Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) and other field methods of the Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory (ABL). In general, the ABL collects data utilized by state and regional water boards to assess the health of streams, identify stream condition trends overtime, and supports management decisions for monitoring, restoration and protection efforts while reporting findings to the public.
CalCareers Job Announcement: Environmental Scientist JC-356956
Final Filing Date: 3/20/2023
This position will work in the Petroleum Chemistry Laboratory located along the American River in Rancho Cordova. The hired individual will utilize Gas chromatography/Mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to "fingerprint" spilled petroleum products in the environment and match them to their potential sources. Duties include sample preparation, sample analysis, data review and analysis, report writing and review, and organization and ordering of laboratory supplies. The incumbent will also perform total petroleum hydrocarbon analysis using GC/MS and GC/FID.
Molecular sleuths will find this position exciting and rewarding! This position offers the opportunity to apply your analytical chemistry skills to the fascinating world of petroleum forensics while protecting the environment. Check out more information on the CDFW OSPR Petroleum Chemistry Laboratory at: Petroleum Chemistry Lab (ca.gov)