Category: Relevant Job Postings

Associate Director of CA Central Valley River Restoration, American Rivers

American Rivers is hiring a new Associate Director of CA Central Valley River Restoration. The Associate Director will help American Rivers develop and implement exciting and inspiring projects to protect and restore rivers and floodplains in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds and Delta.

Please see the attached job description or visit

Applications will be considered immediately.

California State University, Monterey Bay: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

The Department of Applied Environmental Science at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science at the assistant professor rank to begin in Fall 2022. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research in Earth surface processes, such as fluvial geomorphology, stream hydrology, and/or wildfire-mediated hillslope dynamics. We seek a colleague who will provide leadership in the watershed systems concentration of our Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy B.S. and our Environmental Science M.S. degree programs by engaging in externally-funded, regional research projects that both enrich the student experience and feed a sustained record of publication. The ideal candidate would capitalize on the outstanding research opportunities near CSUMB by responding to the research needs of our community and building upon existing regional partnerships with resource agencies, non- profits, and consulting firms. They would also apply their research to socially relevant environmental watershed issues such as endangered/threatened species and/or water quality and water supply.
Position details and application instructions can be found at:
Application review will begin February 11, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Network for Engineering with Nature Post-Doctoral Position

The Network for Engineering with Nature (NEWN) is a multi-institutional research entity for studying the role of natural, built, and social systems as part of an infrastructure portfolio. The network has a major research focus area on the interplay between infrastructure and biodiversity objectives. We are hiring a postdoctoral scholar to generally examine how engineering and design practices can more seamlessly incorporate biodiversity as both a design outcome and a benefit to engineering performance. Specifically, this position will focus on long-term asset management of dams and other freshwater infrastructure (e.g., decisions about removal, repair, divestment, etc.).  Additionally, the position will collaborate closely with other NEWN investigators on a variety of other cutting-edge topics related to natural infrastructure and nature-based solutions. Click here for more info.

Please also note that N-EWN has other postdoctoral positions currently available on other topics as well. Please refer to here for more info.

Public Policy Institute of California Position Opening: Research Project Assistant

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a highly influential NGO providing expertise to California officials on various policy issues, including a strong emphasis on water. PPIC is hiring one or more temporary, full- or part-time research project assistants. This could be a 6-month full-time position, or for current students a 10-20 hrs/wk position. Dataset management and quantitative analysis in R, STATA, or similar programs, and/or expertise in GIS. Guaranteed consideration for applications received before December 15. The posting for the position can be found here. The position is written assuming the San Francisco office as a base, but remote work would be possible for the right candidate.

RDG Position Opening: Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect

Restoration Design Group is a small, interdisciplinary landscape architecture and engineering firm focused on open space design, planning, and ecological restoration. They are seeking a motivated individual interested in creek restoration with the ability to draft construction documents in AutoCAD, produce graphic materials, and conduct occasional outdoor field work. Click here to read more about the hiring.

Additional information about RDG can be found on their website: and also our social media accounts (@RDG_Inc on Twitter and @RestorationDesignGroup on Instagram).

Water Resources Staff Engineer WEST Consultants

In this Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer position, you will apply your knowledge of principles of hydrology and hydraulics to respond to a broad range of water resources engineering assignments in surface-water riverine and estuarine environments to:

  • Study open channel flow, sediment transport, scour, stability, and deposition issues in rivers and reservoirs.
  • Estimate flood hazards and risk. Develop mitigation measures and alternatives for watersheds, including flood forecasting and inundation mapping.
  • Evaluate complex water resource systems including watersheds receiving rain and snow.
  • Perform integrated hydrologic modeling including potential impacts on surface and groundwater due to climate changes.
  • Conduct dam/levee engineering and safety investigations to include dam breach analysis, feasibility planning, operations studies, drainage analysis, water control manual updates.
  • Work as part of a project team to develop high quality deliverables for our clients.
Project manager for stream restoration, and certifying farms for climate adaptation fish friendly farming

CLSI operates the award-winning Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Certification Program in 15 California counties. Over 200,000 acres are enrolled in the program. The FFF program is a robust certification program that assesses the natural resources of individual farm parcels and includes slopes, soils and creeks and inventories management practices such as soil and water conservation, chemical use, water sources and other practices. We complete maps and a detailed farm plan which specifies Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality, reduce chemical use, conserve water, revegetate and restore habitats and other actions. In Napa over 90% of the vineyards are FFF certified. CLSI certifies over 15 crops including fruit and nut orchards, field crops, vineyards, cannabis and ranch land.

CLSI also operates the Climate Adaptation Certification, the first agricultural certification program. This program models greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration for all activities on a farm – cover crops, tillage, nitrogen use, burning, diesel equipment use and other actions as well as carbon sequestered in soils, hedgerow and native habitat plantings and existing open space and habitats on the property. Two future scenarios with changed practices are also modeled.

CLSI carries out its programs and projects by establishing collaborative relationships with landowners/managers and agricultural organizations. CLSI also completes scientific studies and monitoring in cooperation with agencies, environmental groups, landowners and other scientists. The organization’s offices are located in Napa, California.

We are seeking a Project Manager to carry out a range of activities including implementation of the FFF program for both irrigated lands and rangeland, implementation of the Climate Adaptation Certification program, technical assistance with state soil health programs and the implementation of erosion control and stream restoration projects. The Project Manager will be an integral part of a small and collaborative staff who works together closely. Salaries are based on experience and education and are competitive for the SF Bay Area. Dental and medical benefits, and a retirement program are included. CLSI is an equal opportunity employer. Submit resume to by October 8, 2021.

Eco-Engineer/Eco-Hydrologist – cbec eco engineering

cbec eco engineering is seeking to hire a skilled Eco-Engineer/Eco-Hydrologist I to assist the company in providing technical services to clients. Individuals’ professional experience should include 2+ years technical experience in water resources with a B.S. degree or candidates should have an M.S. or Ph.D. in civil engineering, environmental engineering, water resources, hydrology, or fluvial geomorphology. Responsibilities will include performing technical studies in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, water quality and restoration design. Tasks will involve developing and applying numerical models, collecting field data, contributing to environmental rehabilitation project design, producing technical reports and figures and potentially managing small projects. Experience developing and applying hydrologic and hydraulic numerical models and competence in coding and GIS are desired. This position offers a great opportunity to work with a passionate and technically proficient team developing scientifically rigorous assessments and restoration designs in a diverse range of California stream, river, wetland and estuary environments.