Environmental Scientist Position Announcement

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is searching for an Environmental Scientist to join the Cannabis Program at their headquarters office in West Sacramento, CA.


Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), the incumbent will assist in the coordination and implementation of activities for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Cannabis Program. The incumbent will be required to coordinate with Law Enforcement Division, regional staff, Fisheries Branch, and Wildlife Branch on implementation activities related to the regulation and permitting of cannabis cultivation sites. The incumbent will work and coordinate with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and State Water Resources Control Board on implementation of the regulatory framework for commercial cannabis cultivation to ensure protection of natural resources. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with other agencies and groups, conduct stakeholder outreach activities, and present information at meetings. The incumbent must maintain knowledge of policy and technical issues related to cannabis cultivation impacts, instream flow and water quality laws, permits, policies, and plans. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of California laws, regulations, and policies to protect fish and wildlife resources.

This position closes on 1/29/2020. Please contact James Rosauer with any questions.

James Rosauer

Senior Environmental Scientist – Supervisor

Cannabis Environmental Compliance Program

Habitat Conservation Planning Branch

(916) 376-8682