Environmental Scientist Postion with the Department of Water Resources

  • by BPC Staff
  • on December 9, 2013

An Environmental Scientist position that focuses on benthic macro-invertebrate research in the SF Estuary is now being advertised!  The position can be found at http://www.water.ca.gov/jobs/dwr_job_vacancies.cfm and details can be found below.  Please feel free to forward this position announcement to anyone who you feel would be interested.  If potential applicants are not on the Environmental Scientist hiring list, they must do so by taking the exam (self-assessment questionnaire) here http://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=9PB01.


Environmental Scientist ($3077-5882) – Division of Environmental Services, Environmental Water Quality and Estuarine Studies Branch, Bay-Delta Monitoring and Analysis Section, West Sacramento (Final Filing Date:  12/16/13).This position is exempt from the hiring freeze. This position offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be part of a professional staff involved in collecting, analyzing, and reporting water quality and biological data to DWR management and the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP).  The incumbent is responsible for collecting and preserving biological, chemical, and physical field samples, which are mandated under State Water Resources Control Board Decision 1641, by research vessel in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Suisun Bay, and San Pablo Bay.  Duties include conducting routine field analyses, collecting and preparing samples for lab analysis, conducting benthic macroinvertebrate investigations, analyzing benthic data, preparing and presenting data, proposing special studies, preparing and administering of contracts for the analysis of benthic samples, and writing annual and technical reports.  Duties also include managing data to ensure that the accuracy of the data has been verified and is available to the public and other interested parties in a timely manner.  Seeking candidates who have experience collecting data in the field, strong written and oral communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, ability to work independently and co-operatively, detail oriented, knowledge of water quality and aquatic ecology, a strong background in data analysis and study design, and an interest in working outdoors with a dynamic team.  Interested applicants must submit a State Employment Application (STD 678) and resume, along with the required completed Supplemental Questionnaire.

Contact: Shaun Philippart (916) 375-4825, 3500 Industrial Boulevard, West Sacramento, California 95691