JOB OPPORTUNITY ALERT: The California Department of Water Resources is hiring a new position that will in part support and coordinate activities of the Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership (CVSHP).
For two years, CalTrout’s Central Valley Program has worked with a diverse group of California fish and water interests to establish the CVSHP. The CVSHP uses cooperation and science to better align priorities, funding and resources to support salmon and steelhead habitat recovery efforts in the Central Valley. This position is a big step in securing the longevity of the CVSHP.
The Department of Water Resources is hiring a Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist in the Riverine Stewardship Program to serve as our new fisheries technical expert in support our multiple programs. The position will lead our new San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program, which aims to fund green infrastructure projects throughout the lower San Joaquin River watershed, which includes the Cosumnes, Mokelumne, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced rivers.
The Riverine Ecosystem Section has an opening for a highly motivated, confident, deliberative and team-oriented person to act as the fisheries technical lead of the Riverine Stewardship Program. Under the direction of the Environmental Program Manager I, the senior specialist works closely with other scientists and engineers in the section and the Department and with outside project partners to support river, stream, creek, floodplain, and riparian corridor projects.
The position will work on self-directed teams in the section that focus on developing agreements and work plans to plan and implement fish enhancement, mitigation, and other environmental restoration projects using stewardship practices for aquatic and riparian habitats emphasizing fish migration, natural river processes, geomorphic features of channels and floodplains, public values of river/stream resources, and climate change resiliency. The position will support multiple restoration programs in the branch by providing technical assistance on projects. Work will include regular coordination and engagement with the Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership and other collaborations that focus on efforts to support the recovery of salmon, steelhead, and other native fishes. The position requires engagement with other fisheries experts, State and local government representatives, community members and their representatives, and other public stakeholders.