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Environmental Scientist (Air Program)

General Description
·        Conduct field monitoring and mitigation studies to reduce pesticide contamination to the air. Analyze monitoring, and environmental data using a variety of techniques including statistics, geographic information systems (GIS), databases, and computer modeling. 

·        Coordinate cooperative projects between agencies, universities, growers, registrants and County Agriculture Commissioners; provide liaisons within the Department and external stakeholders; negotiate and manage extramural contracts and agreements. 

·        Assist in planning and conducting training of State or county personnel; write scientific reports and technical documents, publishing articles is encouraged; make oral presentations to governmental organizations, scientific associations, growers and the public. 

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a bachelor's or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline. (Admission to a masters or doctoral degree program for the above scientific disciplines shall be considered to meet these education qualifications.)

Application Process
1)     Create a CalCareer Account
2)     Take the Self-Assessment Exam:
Within your account select “Exam/Assessment Applications”, in the search box type in “Environmental Scientist”
3)   Apply for the Environmental Scientist (JC-180229):
In your account, select “Job Applications” and enter “Environmental Scientist”
4)     Complete the supplemental questionnaire.


For questions and help with the application process, please contact

Kean S Goh, PhD
Alexis Carriker, Phone: 916.445.6054
California Department of Pesticide Regulation