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  • July 19, 2024

CalCareers Job Announcement: Environmental Scientist QA/QC Department of Water Resources
Final Filing Date: 7/31/2024

The Quality Assurance Unit supports DWR staff in collection of water-related data that is scientifically sound, consistent, valid, and comparable with data within DWR and with outside agencies and partnerships. This is accomplished through implementation of the Department’s Quality Assurance and Quality Control Policy for Water-Related Monitoring Programs (WRM 60) using proper practices and documentation. The QA Unit is seeking a motivated, creative professional with a passion for environmental monitoring, data quality, and data management. The incumbent will work independently and as part of a team to develop and implement Department-wide quality assurance and quality control standards and procedures, develop new tools and guidance for staff to implement QA in their projects, review quality documents, collaborate with Quality Management staff to develop and implement quality assurance trainings, and provide guidance to DWR field programs on quality assurance topics.

Review the Duty Statement (pdf) for more information about the job.

If you have questions about the job, direct them to:

John Franco Saraceno
Quality Manager
Department of Water Resources
3500 Industrial Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 719-8267

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  • July 18, 2024

cbec eco engineering, inc. is a leading consulting firm in the field of water resource management. They are focused on floodplain and channel management, fluvial and tidal wetland rehabilitation, and green urban stormwater. They are based in West Sacramento, California, with branch offices in Northern California and nationwide.

They currently have 3 positions available for:

Visit their website for more information about the company and their career opportunities.

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  • July 15, 2024

The Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office (LFWO) is excited to announce an employment opportunity for a Supervisory Fish Biologist 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 7/12/24 and will close on 7/26/24.

Find more information about this job and how to apply by reviewing the USAJOBS Announcement R8-24-12476327-LL-SDHA Control number 799600000.

Note that this job is open to (1) US Citizens, Nationals, or those who owe allegiance to the US, and (2) Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

Read more for information 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.

Read 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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  • July 12, 2024

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region has a Physical Scientist position available in either Portland, OR or Sacramento, CA. This position is open to current or former Federal employees with permanent comp status; or those eligible under a special or noncomp appointing authority (e.g., VRA, disabled, Pathways Interns & Recent Grads who are eligible for noncomp conversion, etc.); or current or former employees who are serving, or previously served, on temp or term appointment in a land management agency; or veterans with preference or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approximately 3 years or more of continuous active service.


As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as a fluvial geomorphologist, reviewing and providing technical guidance on hydrology, hydrologic, hydraulics, sediment transport, sediment dynamics and disturbances with forestry and forest practices as it applies to fluvial geomorphological processes in support of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Essential Fish Habitat (EFH).
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse group of stakeholders from various local, state, federal agencies, and tribes, to maintain consistency in fluvial geomorphological principles, decisions, and policy recommendations.
  • Analyze the risks associated with burned watersheds and exhibits a firm understanding of post fire recovery actions that support fish habitat using industry standard tools that are widely available that they can use in their mitigation recommendations. Analyze data and writes reports for: geomorphic assessments, watershed, hydrology, hydraulic and sediment transport analyses, channel stability analyses, and support of stream and river restoration designs.
  • Provide technical guidance to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) staff. Participate in scoping, planning, and project development meetings. Maintain project files, effectively uses IT resources. Maintain accurate records of amount and category of time spent on projects, and other administrative tasks. Make recommendation for short- and long-term mitigation strategies to assist the region in finding the right solution for endangered fish.

Note: These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZP-3; The ZP-2 is developmental leading to such performance.

More information about the job and how to apply can be found in the USAJOBS Announcement Number NMFS WCR-24-12472471-ST Control Number 799412500. Announcement closes 07/25/2024.

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  • July 9, 2024

USAJOBS Announcement (Public): NMFS-WCR-24-12453663-DE (798274100)
USAJOBS Announcement (Federal Employees):NMFS-WCR-24-12453665-ST (798276600)
Open & Closing Dates: 07/08/2024 to 07/22/2024
Two vacancies in the following areas (Boise, ID; Lacey, WA; Portland, OR; or Seattle, WA)

Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator within the Department of Commerce, NOAA, NMFS, West Coast Region, Oregon and Washington Coastal Office, and Interior Columbia Basin Office.


As a Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Administrator, you will perform the following duties:

  • Lead, manage, and provide strategic guidance on division programs and projects to meet regional priorities.
  • Exercise second-level supervisor authority including: evaluating work performance; developing performance standards; advising subordinate supervisors; reviewing and approving disciplinary actions; approving annual budgets, contracting, and personnel actions.
  • Investigate and evaluate the impacts of human activities and coastal or wetlands developments on marine, estuarine, and anadromous fish habitats to assess environmental impacts.
  • Assess and develop approaches to influence organizational decision-making in conserving and protecting living marine resources and their habitats.

Categories: Jobs
  • July 9, 2024

CalCareers Job Announcement: F&W Scientific Aid - Aquatic Ecology
Final Filing Date: 7/30/2024

This position offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be part of a team of professional scientists in the Aquatic Ecology Unit (AEU) and the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP). AEU conducts field studies related to fisheries and general aquatic ecology in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Under supervision of a lead person, the incumbent is responsible for collecting fisheries, invertebrate, and water quality data associated with monitoring and applied research projects in the Yolo Bypass and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The incumbent will also correctly identify and monitor native and non-native fish populations using a variety of fisheries techniques, including use of a rotary screw trap, fyke trap, and beach seine. Other duties include but are not limited to: processing water and biological samples in the laboratory, assistance with the management and summary of field monitoring data in databases, maintenance of field equipment, and the preparation of draft technical reports. Field duties require rigorous physical work under variable conditions.

More information about the job can be found in the Duty Statement (pdf).

Contact Nicole Kwan ( if you have additional questions about this position.

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