Please forward this to folks who may be interested in joining our lab in the future.  There is a good chance we will be hiring a person with a fisheries genetic background to assist trout hatcheries with implementing cryopreservation of milt and photoperiod projects as a priority, at least for the first year or so.  After that, the person will be refocusing to more traditional fisheries genetics work with a focus on broodstock development in our trout hatcheries.  The long term focus of the individual will be working on fisheries and broodstock genetics projects in our genetics laboratory.

We are most likely going to use the senior environmental scientist classification.  It's continuous filing and is a two-step process to get onto the list.  First, you need to apply for the exam.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, then you will be admitted to the "exam" which is an online self-rating tool.  A PhD is not required for admittance to the exam.  Once you complete and submit that, you will be put in a "ranking" based on your score.  Then, once we have permission to fill the actual vacancy and can fill it, we can only work off the the list of ranked candidates, invite them for a hiring interview, and then make a hiring decision.  Our current goal is to have a qualified individual selected by July 1.

Anyway, take a look at the links below for instructions on applying for the Senior Environmental Scientist exam and let me know if you have any questions.  You can also reach out to Roger Bloom or Mark Clifford as well.


Jeff Rodzen, PhD

Fisheries Geneticist

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fisheries Branch

830 S Street

Sacramento, Ca. 95811

Office:  (916) 327-8175

Cell:  (916) 616-3970

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