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Fish and Wildlife Seasonal Aid (0790)

Fish and Wildlife Seasonal Aid

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: B090
  • Class Code: 0790
  • Established: 05/10/1946
  • Revised: 04/07/1987
  • Title Changed: 02/01/1968


Under close supervision, as a seasonal helper only, to do routine conservation work in connection with Department of Fish and Game field activities; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

Positions in the class of Fish and Wildlife Seasonal Aid may be assigned duties in any of the field conservation programs of the Department of Fish and Game. Duties assigned to these positions are performed under close supervision and frequently involve the performance of general manual labor. Positions in this class do not require the same degree of knowledge, skill, and experience required of permanent employees in the next higher class of Fish and Wildlife Assistant.

Typical Tasks

Performs the routine work and general manual labor involved in such tasks as hatching, rearing and feeding of fish; cleaning troughs, ponds, pens, and other fish or game enclosures; liberating game birds and planting fish; removing barriers from streams, installing and maintaining fish screens and ladders, removing brush, and planting or cultivating wildlife cover or forage plants; installing and maintaining artificial watering devices and building protective cover for wild birds; collecting field data on fish or wildlife by censuses and other means; trapping, tagging or marking of fish and wildlife; maintaining and repairing buildings and equipment; collecting fish and wildlife samples and specimens; posting boundaries of areas prohibited to hunting; keeping simple records; preparing simple draft reports; computing and collecting fees; may be required to drive an automobile or truck; may perform SCUBA diving.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid driver license.

Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to: Read and write and speak English at a level required for successful performance; follow oral and written directions; maintain simple records@ do simple mathematical computations; do simple construction tasks with tools; interact successfully with the public; compute fees and make change; operate boats, and other equipment; learn to identify a variety of animal and plant species; perform routine maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

Special Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated knowledge of, interest in, and aptitude for fish and wildlife conservation and repair and maintenance work; willingness to live and work throughout the State; willingness to work unusual hours and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; willingness to perform varied manual tasks; willingness to work in adverse weather conditions; willingness to wear a prescribed uniform.

Special Physical Characteristics

Physical strength and agility; ability to lift 40 pounds; ability to swim 50 yards and stay afloat at least five (5) minutes.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Good driving record and education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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