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  • May 20, 2024

This position will play a critical role in furthering the mission of the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program of providing the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision-making in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). Duties focus on multiple core functions of the Delta Science Program, including science funding, collaborative science, and peer review. The incumbent will play a critical role in developing metrics and tracking the outcomes of research funded by the Delta Science Program and communicating research outcomes to strengthen the connection between science and management. Working at the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program as an Environmental Scientist or Senior Environmental Scientist, also offers the incumbent the opportunity to collaborate with scientists, engineers, community groups, tribes, and decision makers and facilitate critical independent scientific peer review panels for the Delta science community.

Review the CalCareers Job Announcement: JC-431987 Environmental Scientist for more information on how to apply. Additional information about the job can be found in the Duty Statement (pdf).

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  • May 15, 2024

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights has an opening for an Aquatic/Fisheries Scientist (Environmental Scientist) in the Bay-Delta Section within the Bay Delta & Hearings Programs Branch. This position is located at 1001 I Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, right in the heart of downtown next to light rail stations and other public transportation.


Under the close supervision of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) Bay-Delta Sacramento Unit Senior Environmental Scientist, and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent will perform complex and varied aquatic/fisheries analyses, research, and modeling assignments related to the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Bay-Delta).

The incumbent will prepare scientific analyses and documentation to assist with the high priority complex technical and regulatory assignments for the Division of Water Rights and State Water Board. This position is specifically focused on State Water Board regulatory and planning activities in the Bay-Delta.

In addition, the incumbent may review hydrologic modeling of Central Valley rivers and estuaries to investigate how operational changes may affect flows, river and reservoir temperatures, fisheries and other aquatic habitat, water quality, and water rights. Duties also include the handling of routine telephone and written inquiries from the public concerning water rights.

Visit the CalCareers Job Announcement JC-429665 - Aquatic/Fisheries Scientist for more information about the position and how to apply.

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  • May 13, 2024

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service has 2 vacancies for a Supervisory Fish Biologist /Supervisory Natural Resource Management Specialist in the following locations. This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read the notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. This is an interdisciplinary position.

The salary ranges for duty locations are as follows:

  • Arcata, California: $103,409 - $158,860
  • Santa Rosa, California: $128,717 - $191,900
  • Roseburg, Oregon: $103,409 - $158,860

As a Supervisory Fish Biologist/Supervisory Natural Resource Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Provide oversight and policy guidance for the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) programs and provide counsel to management and outside entities.
  • Analyze the environmental impacts of human activities on marine, estuarine, and anadromous fish habitats and conservation of protected species and implement strategic priorities, such as catch limits, to prevent overfishing and rebuild depleted stocks. Write concise documents such as briefs, biological opinions, plans and technical correspondence that clearly present scientific and technical information and data to promote understanding and cooperation.
  • Lead, manage, and provide strategic guidance on Branch programs and projects to meet regional priorities.
  • Exercise full supervisory authority including: evaluating work performance; developing performance standards; advising employees; reviewing and approving disciplinary actions; approving expenses, overtime, and employee travel.

Review the USAJOBS Announcement NMFS WCR-24-12403012-DHA Control Number 789894200 for additional information about the job and how to apply. The filing period closes 05/20/2024.

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  • May 7, 2024

The Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office (LFWO) is excited to announce an employment opportunity in the Data Management and Special Studies Program.

For those who possess knowledge of the principles, concepts, and theories in fishery biology and related disciplines, the Supervisory GS-11 Biologist position offers excellent opportunities for an ambitious mid-career scientist to further their career path.

Key duties for this position are:

  • Serves as the office's Data Management Supervisor. Primary responsibility is to ensure that adequate resources are available to support data management of multiple large aquatic monitoring programs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Duties include ensuring that (1) Data Stewards, Custodians, and Producers follow applicable policies and practices, (2) Data are covered under a data management plan, (3) Data meets quality, privacy, and other standards, and (4) Metadata are comprehensive and high quality.
  • Serves as the office's Special Studies Supervisor. Primary responsibility is supporting non-supervisory biologists who lead studies aimed at improving the scope and quality of fish and water quality monitoring operations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. 

The announcement was posted to USA Jobs on 5/7/24 and will close on 5/22/24.

Note that this job is open to Current Career or Career Conditional Federal Employees, Land Management eligibles, 30% disabled veterans, Military Spouse, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Vista, VRA, VEOA, ICTAP/CTAP, Schedule A, Reinstatement eligibles, Public Land Corp (PLC). Learn more about the federal hiring process

The LFWO is the US Fish and Wildlife Service's largest Fish and Aquatic Conservation office and consists of programs focused on Delta fish and habitat monitoring and anadromous fish restoration.

The mission of the LFWO is “to promote native species and self-sustaining ecosystems through collaborative leadership in restoration, research, and monitoring of fishes of the Central Valley, California, and support personal development and professionalism through a culture of mentoring, collegiality, and equity.”

Lodi is located approximately 35 miles south of Sacramento, CA. The region is rich in agricultural history and Lodi has become one of California's highest-rated wine regions. The Mokelumne River flows along the edge of town, forms Lodi Lake, and offers an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Lodi is within two hours of Central California beaches and the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Lodi offers a small-town atmosphere yet is close to the metropolitan areas of San Francisco and Sacramento.

Learn more about Lodi, CA.

If you are willing, please share this announcement with others who might be interested. If you need more information, please contact Eric Huber at

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  • April 28, 2024

The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) has been accepted as a placement site for the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) and they will be hosting two corpsmembers starting in October. These 10 month positions are perfect for young scientists mid- or post-Bachelor's. For those interested in applying, SFEI can be indicated as the preferred site during the application process.

The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is dedicated to improving watershed health by actively engaging in restoration science, civic service, and community education while empowering the next generation of environmental stewards. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in the environmental field. WSP is administered by California Volunteers, the Office of the Governor and sponsored by AmeriCorps and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Corpsmember activities throughout CA include watershed recovery & resiliency, education & outreach, volunteer recruitment, and professional development,

Applications are due June 30, 2024 and the period of service is from October 1, 2024 - August 14, 2025.

Visit the Watershed Stewards Program to learn how to apply and access the application.

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