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Ecological Program Environmental Scientist

California Department of General Services
West Sacramento, California, US
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Ecological Program Environmental Scientist

(Environmental Scientist)

Are you an environmental scientist who is passionate about leading projects aimed at ecological conservation and restoration? Would you like to be an essential part of a team that works towards protecting, enhancing, and restoring the Delta ecosystems? If you are independent, analytical, and have strong organizational skills, consider joining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy team (SSJDC) as their Ecological Program Environmental Scientist. This is your chance to join a smaller agency and make a BIG impact!

The Ecological Program Environmental Scientist is a vital resource for the entire Conservancy team, so if you are comfortable taking the lead on critical projects, building trusted relationships, working in a collaborative environment, and you want to showcase your scientific knowledge and make a difference in the Delta community, apply today by copying and pasting this link into your browser!

(Please note, this position is a limited term position with possibility of becoming permanent: see official job posting for details.)

The Conservancy is looking for a great candidate with the following desirable skills:
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with varied audiences
  • Experience in initiating grants and contracts
  • Ability to manage projects administered by the Conservancy and its contractors and grantees
  • Effective organizational skills

The Ecological Program Environmental Scientist will be responsible for:
  • Coordinating and participating in the initiation of environmental projects
  • Reviewing and evaluating the scientific merit of project proposals
  • Applying for funding for projects by using established protocols and guidelines
  • Completing research, reviewing, analyzing and addressing emerging and potential special projects by performing a variety of natural resource management and environmental protection, planning, and implementation activities
  • Developing and reviewing correspondence, reports, proposals, and other materials related to environmental issues

To be considered for this opportunity, you must take the Environmental Scientist exam.

For more information and to take the Environmental Scientist exam, please visit:

The SSJDC position offers:

• Generous paid time off

• Health, dental, and vision insurance for the entire family

• Excellent pension plan

• Optional 401(k)/457(b) and pre-tax medical and dependent care reimbursement programs

• Bicycle commuter incentive program and public transit subsidy

• Free parking

• Positive team environment

The deadline to apply for the Ecological Program Environmental Scientist position is 11/5/2021, which means your application materials need to be submitted on-line or postmarked by this date.

For more information and application instructions, contact the DGS recruitment team at
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