Department of Fish and Wildlife


$12.59 - $14.93

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

  • Collects recreational fishery data and biological samples at public launch ramps, docks, piers, jetties and beach/banks sites using standardized survey protocols.
  • Identifies finfish and invertebrates to species and collects fish lengths, weights and other biological data as needed.
  • Conduct onboard sampling of Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels.  
  • Performs data entry, reviews, edits and submits data to field supervisor in a timely manner.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Program: California Recreational Fisheries Survey
Work Location
: San Diego County

All Coastal Counties

Variable hours up to 40/week. (Seasonal to year-round), Limited to 1500 hours

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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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. Join us and begin a meaningful new career. 

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays
  • Two years of college (60 semester units) with 10 semester units in biological or chemical  sciences
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable transportation
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license
  • Ability to work in adverse field conditions
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

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: Until Filled

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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 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 Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Personnel Office
20 Lower Ragsdale Dr
Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Personnel Office
20 Lower Ragsdale Dr
Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
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:
  • Ability to identify marine fish species
  • Good organizational skills and ability to keep accurate records and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact positively with the public
  • Ability to sample onboard vessels at sea

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Heather Villalobos
(831) 649-7176

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:
(916) 653-9089
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.

Filing Instructions

How to Apply: Mail a standard State Application Form (STD 678) and/or resume with identifier MR 17-CRFS to:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Personnel
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940

Indicate Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid - 565-772-0835-905 & RPA# MR 17-836 to 837 on your application.

We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.


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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail