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Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)

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Job Description and Duties

Are you looking to be a part of California's history and pursue a rewarding career as a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) within the Central Region (Region 4) Renewable Energy Program.

In this exciting position, you will use your biological and analytical skills to assist developers with identifying and addressing potential impacts impacts to biological resources in our State. As California's renewable energy projects expand and newer projects enter the planning and permitting phases, there is a need to balance economic success and and potential impacts to sensitive fish and wildlife resources, habitats, and stream resources. The Renewable Energy Program is tasked with identifying problems, developing courses of action, and performing work including sensitive scientific investigations for projects involving renewable energy development and other complex projects in Region 4.

Specified activities require knowledge of California fish and wildlife resources, ecological principles, water resources management, lake and stream processes, permitting and environmental laws, and administrative procedures and policies. The candidate will apply knowledge of environmental resources, a high degree of personal initiative, and independent judgment. Candidates for this position should have a high level of personal initiative, integrity, and excellent leadership skills.


In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam: Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) EXAM LINK

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Working Conditions

The position requires the use of a computer for several hours each day. Work is primarily conducted from an office location, however, occasional fieldwork and travel to meetings will be required. A partial telework schedule may be considered, following initial introduction time in the position. Field work may include unusual and/or long hours or overnight travel; accessing habitat conditions in adverse weather or terrain; driving a State vehicle to locations requiring three or more-hour drives; and/or wearing a prescribed CDFW uniform. A valid California driver license is required to drive to meetings and field sites.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.