Career Opportunities

Join the CWA team. We offer employment, internships, fellowships, scholarships, and volunteer positions. There is no better way to help California's waterfowl, wetlands, and outdoor heritage!

If you see a posting of interest, please contact us. CWA is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Time Positions

Tulare & Southern California Regional Manager

California Waterfowl is looking for an individual to oversee waterfowl habitat projects and manage its 2,200-acre Goose Lake property located 45 minutes west of Bakersfield near Lost Hills. The position will be responsible for a vast region spanning from Mendota Wildlife Area to the Salton Sea and includes Kern and Pixley National Wildlife Refuges, San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Imperial Wildlife Area, and private wetland properties.

Duties include supervising field staff and independent contractors. The position requires excellent communication, writing, and project management skills including budgeting, cost estimation, scheduling, bid procurement, record keeping, data tracking, and reporting.

Experience and or knowledge of wetland and waterfowl management practices, conservation planning and design, heavy equipment operation, general engineering, ARCMAP GIS, donor development, fundraising, grant writing, and hunter education is desired. For more information on the position, click here.

 

Wetland Habitat Technician

California Waterfowl is looking for a Wetland Habitat Technician.  This is an entry level term position.  The term of employment will be approximately April 2017-October 2017. 

Primary duties include documenting baseline field conditions including water control infrastructure, topography, and vegetation. The position requires regular and extended travel to remote locations, excellent communication, personal organization, writing, and basic project management skills including scheduling, record keeping, data tracking, and reporting.  Experience and or knowledge of wetland and waterfowl management practices, wetland plant identification, conservation planning and design, all-terrain/off road vehicle operation, heavy equipment operation, ARCMAP GIS, and hunter education certification is desired. For more information, click here.

 

Assistant Project Manager

California Waterfowl is looking for a self-motivated Assistant Project Manager to help oversee wetland habitat projects throughout California.  This position will require working remotely and independently with limited day-to-day supervision.  This is a term position with potential to become permanent depending on performance and project workload.  The initial term will be approximately April 2017-October 2017.

The primary role of this position is to assist regional staff implement habitat enhancement and restoration projects across California.  The Assistant Project Manager will coordinate with multiple Regional Biologists on various aspects of their projects as necessary.  There will be opportunities to work across the state on projects that will provide a diversity of experience and professional networking.  Primary duties include coordinating and supervising independent contractors during the implementation of projects and managing government grant agreements. The Assistant Project Manager will also assist with habitat management and property maintenance on land owned by California Waterfowl and help deliver various public access and outreach programs on these lands.

This position requires periodic and extended travel to remote locations, occasional and seasonal weekend work, excellent communication, personal organization, writing, and basic project management skills including budgeting, cost estimation, scheduling, bid procurement, record keeping, data tracking, and reporting.  Experience and or knowledge of wetland and waterfowl management practices, conservation planning and design, heavy equipment operation, general engineering, ARCMAP GIS, grant writing, project management, hunter education certification and public/volunteer coordination is desired. For more information, click here.

 

 

Internships / Seasonal Positions: 

Hunter Camp Assistants

Positions available for Camp Assistants to help coordinate CWA's Summer camps program from early June to August.  CWA will be hiring 7-8 camp assistants to work at our Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center hosting single day and multiple day events. The camp assistant will work closely with CWA's Heritage Program Coordinators during the summer. For application instructions, click here

 

Hunter Camp Assistants (junior)

Volunteer positions available as Junior Camp Assistants to help coordinate CWA's Summer camps program from early June to August.  CWA would like to have 1-2 junior camp assistants to work at our Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center during our 5-day camps. The junior camp assistants will be selected by CWA's Heritage Program Coordinators to work any of the 5-day camps. For application instructions, click here

 

Visitor Services Assistant (VSA) Interns

Two VSAs are stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and are considered CWA paid interns and USFWS volunteers.  VSAs do a variety of duties: work in the visitor center store and exhibits, lead the refuge auto tour, lead classroom and outdoor education programs, assist with the Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Contest, interact with the general public, teachers and students, maintain trail signage and refuge equipment and take on other visitor services department supportive tasks as assigned.  This is a Seasonal, full-time position from September/October of one year to mid-April of the following year.  To learn more and how to apply, please check back here next summer. 

 

Hunt Assistant Intern 

The Hunt Intern is stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and is considered a CWA paid intern and USFWS volunteer.  This intern does a variety of duties: assists at hunting check stations, maintains hunting signage, blinds, hunter education materials and refuge equipment, interacts with the general public and hunting community, and takes on other visitor services department supportive tasks as assigned.  This position is Seasonal, part-time from  August to mid-February.  The intern would work 2-3 days/week.  To learn more and how to apply, please check back here next summer.

 

Scholarships / Fellowships:

 

Ecology Scholarships

CWA is the administrator of the Dennis G. Raveling Scholarship Fund, which awards two scholarships annually to students pursuing advanced university degrees. To learn more, click here>>