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Young Fish Investigations Unit - Zooplankton Lead

Company: State of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Department of Fish and Wildlife JC-237711 - Young Fish Investigations Unit - Zooplankton Lead
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST Final Filing Date: 2/24/2021 Application Methods: Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account) By Mail Drop-off An exciting position working in one of the largest taxonomy laboratories in the San Francisco Estuary! This California Department of Fish and Wildlife position is located in the Bay Delta Region office in Stockton, and is primarily responsible for overseeing identification of zooplankton organisms collected during long-term monitoring activities Summer Townet Survey (STN) and Fall Midwater Trawl (FMWT) and special studies conducted under the auspices of the Interagency Ecological Program. The Environmental Scientist works with a group of agency scientists and other collaborators studying the effects of freshwater outflow, water exports and other physical and biological factors on the abundance and distribution of fishes and macro-invertebrates in the upper San Francisco Estuary. Field samples will be collected and processed according to documented protocols. Will work with laboratory staff on identification of zooplankton and coordinate sample QAQC protocols and training. Organisms are speciated to lowest taxonomic level using best available tools, science, and collaboration.
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This position includes work in a laboratory setting, coordinating laboratory operations, safety, and sample processing. This is an entry-level position and candidates can expect an extended training period to build up their expertise.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement . Working Conditions Using a PC or a dissecting microscope and computer keyboard for most of the work day, 5 days a week. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. Work aboard research vessels collecting, sorting, and processing biological samples, which involves kneeling, reaching and lifting = 40 lbs, and may occur in inclement weather, rough water, and require early starts and long working days. Occasional travel may be required to and from various locations for State business. Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST Classification: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST $3,851.00 - $4,768.00 A $4,680.00 - $5,807.00 B $5,923.00 - $7,364.00 C # of Positions: 1 Work Location: San Joaquin County Job Type: Permanent, Full Time Department Information Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are committed to managing and protecting California's diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend.
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    California is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. As such, The Department of Fish and Wildlife values diverse employees working together to protect nature for all Californians. CDFW is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences can thrive and connect others to our critical mission.
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    Join us and begin a meaningful new career.
    Application Instructions Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application. Final Filing Date: 2/24/2021 Who May Apply Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s). How To Apply Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
    Address for Mailing Application PackagesYou may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to: Department of Fish and Wildlife Attn: Human Resources Branch P.O. Box 944209 Sacramento , CA 94244 Address for Drop-Off Application PackagesYou may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at: Department of Fish and Wildlife Human Resources Branch Temporarily Closed See Filing Instructions Sacramento , CA 95814 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM Required Application Package Documents The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Degree and/or School Transcripts
    • Statement of Qualifications - Required. See Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) instructions below. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting. 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: Please see the linked duty statement for Desirable Qualifications. Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at www.calhr.ca.gov and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at www.calpers.ca.gov . General State Employment Benefits and ProtectionsClick here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees. Contact Information The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process. Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office. EEO Contact:
      EEO OFFICE
      (916) 653-9089
      EEO@wildlife.ca.gov California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice)TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device. Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) instructions In order to be considered for this position, you must provide responses to the supplemental questionnaire below with your State application. Please keep your collective answers to no more than two pages, single-spaced, using 12-point font. If submitting your application electronically (via a CalCareers account), attach the final document as Statement of Qualifications under Required Documents in Part 4) Application Package of the application steps.
      • Describe your taxonomic experience with aquatic organisms, especially zooplankton and larval and juvenile fishes.
      • Describe your experience summarizing and analyzing data, including data management and the statistical tools you have used to analyze the data. Include the role you had in collecting and reporting the data.
      • List the scientific reports and papers that you made a significant contribution to. Please describe in some detail one of these reports or papers; why was the work done and what were the most important findings or conclusions? Filing Instructions Due to the recent impact of the COVID-19 and for the safety of our employees and customers, the drop off location for applications will be temporarily closed. In order to ensure we receive your application, please send your application Certified mail to the mailing address indicated on the announcement

        PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF Recruitment and Selection . Please indicate Environmental Scientist - Position 565-323-0762-XXX - RPA# E-R1 FH 20-001 under the "Examinations(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section of your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678).

        If submitting a cover letter with your application via the CalCareers portal, please combine your cover letter and resume into one file and submit as Resume under Required Documents in Part 4) Application Package of the application. Emailed applications will not be accepted. We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt. To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application.

        PERSONAL LEAVE PROGRAM INFORMATION)
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        NOTE: Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at http://hrmanual.calhr.ca.gov/Home/ManualItem/1/2113 . Please refer to the section for California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS) - Bargaining Unit 10. Equal Opportunity Employer The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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