Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 25, 2021

Job Openings: Three Sr. Environmental Scientist Specialist vacancies in CDFW’s Native Plant Program

Greeting’s native plant enthusiasts!

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Native Plant Program has received three new Sr. Environmental Scientist Specialist full-time positions to support the conservation and recovery of native plant species. Each position will have a distinct position number and RPA Number; therefore, you will need a separate and complete application package to apply for each position you are interested in. The positions are as follows:

Native Plant Program Specialist – Species Listing (RPA # E HCPB 21-013). .
Final filing date: 9/9/21.
Ever wonder what exactly happens after the Fish and Game Commission receives a petition to list a plant? This position will be the Program lead in assessing the status of rare, threatened, and endangered native plant species listed or being proposed for listing under CESA. For this position I am looking for a candidate with strong research, analytical and writing skills, as well as the ability to provide executive level briefings and present before the Fish and Game Commission.

Native Plant Program Specialist – Species Recovery (RPA # E HCPB 21-014) .
Final filing date: 9/9/21.
This position is the Program lead for the recovery planning of rare, threatened, and endangered native plant species listed under CESA and the Native Plant Protection Act. The incumbent also reviews the status of plants listed as endangered or threatened under CESA. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including federal, state, and tribal partners, landowners, and the public and statewide botanist community at large.

Native Plant Program Specialist – 2081(a) Permitting (RPA # E HCPB 21-015)
Final filing date: 9/9/21.
This position will lead the Program’s issuance of 2081(a) scientific, education and management permits for rare, threatened, and endangered native plant species. In this position, staff will support the statewide conservation, management and scientific research of native plants, coordinate with CDFW Regions regarding effectiveness of conservation and mitigation measures as prescribed in CESA take permits and contribute to the evaluation of the status of listed plants. A successful candidate in this position will have an understanding of the Fish and Game Code, strong analytical skills and the ability to think creatively from within the box.

To apply for any of these positions you must submit a complete application package, including the Supplemental Questionnaire, be reachable on the Statewide Exam list for the Specialist, must meet the Minimum Qualifications for the classification and be prepared to provide a copy of your college transcript.

If interested in any of these positions, please apply. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Baer, Environmental Program Manager for the Native Plant Program –

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