Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid

Duties: The successful candidate will assist staff in the field with water quality and biological data collection activities, and assist with conducting recreation and creel surveys.  This involves collecting data and following procedures according to scientific protocols under the direction of lead staff and traveling to locations throughout Northern California.  Other duties could include assisting with botanical, wildlife, fish enhancement, and restoration projects as needed.

Desirable Qualifications: Must have good communication skills and enjoy interacting with various members of the public.  Ability to identify common native plants, wildlife, and fish species, and the ability to operate and maintain scientific sampling equipment as well as the ability to use a tablet, Microsoft Office products, ArcView GIS, and GPS equipment.

Special Requirements:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.  The incumbent is required to work outdoors in remote areas, on uneven terrain, in and around rivers and lakes, aboard boats, and in inclement weather.  The incumbent is also required to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, long work shifts (10 to 12 hours per day), and out of town overnight travel.

Benefits:  Free Parking

Contact: If you have questions about this position, contact Mike Berry at (530) 529-7329 or

How to Apply:  Submit a completed State Employment Application (STD 678), and resume to the address above.  Please reference SAP position # 50047350 and Job Control # 117263 in the Explanation section of your application.


Department of Water Resources


Red Bluff, CA


$12.59–14.93 /hour

Date Posted

July 11, 2018

Job Type

Full Time