Department of Fish and Wildlife is committed to managing and protecting California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. Under the direction of a Senior Environment Scientist (Supervisory) and within the Bay Delta Region’s Habitat Conservation Program, the incumbent is responsible for preparing, tracking, reviewing, editing, and conducting compliance on complex California Endangered Species Act (CESA) permits, and commenting on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and related environmental documents primarily within Contra Costa County and the legal Delta. Duties also include providing technical support to regional Habitat Conservation staff on CESA and mitigation land acquisition, supporting mitigation and conservation banking, conducting the most complex mitigation negotiations, developing procedures and standards to mitigate for impacts to candidate, threatened, and endangered species, and developing regional conservation approaches in coordination with the Habitat Conservation Planning Branch and other agencies. For additional information please visit the website and review the Duty Statement for the position.
Experience: Two years of experience in the California state civil service performing the duties of an Environmental Scientist, Range C.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience as a scientist in environmental analysis, research, management, planning, regulation, or investigation, two years of which have included responsibility in the development or implementation of environmental policies, programs, plans, or research projects; or conducting an environmental monitoring and surveillance, enforcement, or environmental management program; or in the direction of the work of a multidisciplinary environmental investigatory or regulatory staff, at a level equivalent to that of an Environmental Scientist, Range C, in the California state civil service. Possession of a master's degree in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline may be substituted for one year of the required general experience; possession of a doctorate in the above-named disciplines may be substituted for two years of the general experience.
The incumbent will need to be able to independently identify problems, develop courses of action, and conduct extremely complex and difficult scientific investigations and studies on issues of major importance to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). A high degree of personal initiative is expected, including applying the best available technical information in writing and presentations to provide significant positive consequences for the public.
In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam: