Ocean Career: Environmental Scientist at California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Calfornia Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a creative, committed, and skilled individual to join the new Whale Safe Fisheries project. This project was recently formed to develop management strategies that minimize marine mammal entanglement risk in state managed fixed gear fisheries.

This position will assist in the implementation of Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program aimed at reducing whale entanglements with fishing gear in the Dungeness crab fishery. The incumbent individual will also work as team to draft a Conservation Plan to supoort an application for a federal Incidental Take Permit, support Department representatives on the Dungeness crab Fishing Gear Working Group, and coordinate with Federal partners, academics and non-governmental organizations. Other tasks include analysis and implementation of changes to state managed fisheries that reduce whale and sea turtle entanglements and preparation of regulatory documents consistent with Marine Life Management Act and California Environmental Qualify Act.

This position is 12 months Limited Term (LT) and may be extended up to 24 months or become permanent.

If you currently have permanent status in your position and have passed probation, you have mandatory reinstatement rights into your former position at the end of this LT appointment. If you have not had prior permanent or probationary civil service status, you will be separated from State service.

During this 12 month Limited Term assignment, you will receive full health, dental, and vision benefits! You will also earn State Service and accrue monthly leave credits.

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:

Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, self-motivated, is dependable and reliable, retains flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and goals. Critically problem slove and manage time well while conduciting multiple tasks. Prepare clear, complete, and technically accurate papers and work products in a timely manner with input from the team. Able to effectively communicate professionally both verbally and in writing and negotiate with various stakeholder groups that hold diverse opinions and viewpoints. Able to maintain a professional decorum at all times.

Salary: $4,145.00 - $7,926.00 per Month
Application Deadline: August 2, 2022

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