The California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS) Project is currently accepting Scientific Aid applications from highly-motivated and dedicated individuals who would like to work in the field, on and around boats, in a fast-paced setting. To be considered, please send a State Application (Form 678 (PDF)) to the following address:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: (831) 649-7173
Position: Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid (MR16-824-836)
Position Number: 565-772-0835-905
Program: California Recreational Fisheries Survey
Location: All Coastal Counties
Salary Range: $12.11 per hour
Hours: Variable hours up to 40/week. (Seasonal to year-round), Limited to 1500 hours
Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays
Two years of college (60 semester units) with 10 semester units in biological or chemical sciences
Good communication skills
Possession of a valid California driver’s license
Ability to work in adverse field conditions
Ability to lift 40 pounds
Desired Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to identify marine fish species
Good organizational skills and ability to keep accurate records and meet deadlines
Ability to interact positively with the public
Ability to sample onboard vessels at sea
Collects recreational fishery data and biological samples at public launch ramps, docks, piers, jetties and beach/banks sites using standardized survey protocols.
Identifies finfish and invertebrates to species and collects fish lengths, weights and other biological data as needed.
Conduct onboard sampling of Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels.
Performs data entry, reviews, edits and submits data to field supervisor in a timely manner.