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The California Department of Fish and Animal (CDFW) protects native fish, wildlife, plant species, and natural communities because of their ecological and intrinsic importance, as well as their human advantages. This comprises habitat protection and upkeep in sufficient quality and quantity for all species and natural communities to survive. Recreational, commercial, scientific, and instructional uses of wildlife and fish are all under the jurisdiction of the department. They are hiring administrative, fish and wildlife officer, environment scientist, fish and wildlife technician, internship and seasonal employees. Apart from this, they also provide benefits to team members such as saving plans, life insurance and assessment programs.

Government
Large
Multiple locations
Executive Offices Companies, Public Administration
What departments California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Scientists58.2%
other occupation41.8%

Team

Professional experience

How many years of experience do California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees have before joining?
Years of experience at California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Newcomers: 28%, Experiencers: 20%, Experts: 21%, Veterans: 31%. California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
Where did California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before California Department of Fish and Wildlife: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Water Resources, California State Parks. Typical California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees have worked at California Department of Transportation.
California Department of Transportation
California Department of Water Resources
California State Parks
What industries did California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Colleges / Universities, Public Administration, Executive Offices Companies, Social Advocacy Organizations, Niche Education. California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees most likely come from a Colleges / Universities industry background.
Where did California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Small: 38%, Medium: 15%, Large: 47%. Most California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees have previously worked at large companies.

Educational background

What did employees at California Department of Fish and Wildlife study?
Where did employees at California Department of Fish and Wildlife study?
California State University-Sacramento
Humboldt State University

Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
Time employed at California Department of Fish and Wildlife: <1: 9%, 1-3: 26%, 4-8: 35%, 9-13: 13%, 14-20: 9%, 20+: 8%. Most California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
How does California Department of Fish and Wildlife rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at California Department of Fish and Wildlife: 57.5% Male and 42.5% Female. Age ratio at California Department of Fish and Wildlife: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 27%, 31-40: 39%, 41-50: 19%, 51-60: 10%, 60+: 5%. California Department of Fish and Wildlife rates - 7.5% less female than the industry average. Most California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are 31-40, which is on par with the industry median age range.
What are the top roles at California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
Top roles of California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Environmental Scientist, Laboratory Aide, Wildlife Biologist, Biological Science Technician, Environmental Program Manager. The top role at California Department of Fish and Wildlife is Environmental Scientist.
Environmental Scientist
Laboratory Aide
Wildlife Biologist
Biological Science Technician
Environmental Program Manager

Career advancement

How does California Department of Fish and Wildlife rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at California Department of Fish and Wildlife: low. California Department of Fish and Wildlife ranks low for career advancement which is above the industry average.
What companies do California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees go on to work at?
Future employers of California Department of Fish and Wildlife: California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Water Resources, California Natural Resources Agency, California State Parks, CalRecycle. People who work at California Department of Fish and Wildlife most typically go on to work for the California Department of Fish and Game.
California Department of Fish and Game
California Department of Water Resources
California Natural Resources Agency
California State Parks
CalRecycle

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What industry is California Department of Fish and Wildlife in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Government/Civil Service/Military.
gender breakdown at California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
gender ratio is 42.5% female, 57.5% male.
Where is California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s HQ?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Sacramento, CA.
What companies are similar to California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Justice, California Department of Water Resources, California State Parks, National Park Service, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), US Forest Service.
How long do people usually work for California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
what kind of companies did California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees work for?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Large companies before California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
what are the chances of career advancement at California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
low.
who are employees usually hired by after leaving California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Water Resources, California Natural Resources Agency, California State Parks, CalRecycle, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
Who are the top previous employers of California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Water Resources, California State Parks, National Park Service, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, University of California-Davis, US Forest Service.
What’s the average age at California Department of Fish and Wildlife?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
31-40.
What were California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s employees' top fields of study?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Bachelor of Science, No higher education, Bachelor of Arts.
is the pay justified for the rough outdoor work?
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7 months ago
I want a payrise since last year 😮
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7 months ago
little money too much work
from experience what would you guys wish to be different in the job?
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8 months ago
Absolutely nothing. I love my job
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7 months ago
i wish they stop doing public surveys. I can't deal with socializing
They have the worst onboarding process
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7 months ago
management is helpful but no formal training
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7 months ago
As an environmental scientist I understand that they hope for me to know my work but ig it can be confusing for beginners 😅
How do you get an interview and how long is the hiring process? 🧐
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7 months ago
the hiring process can be slow but I got through very quickly with the interview cuz my family has working history in the wildlife department
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7 months ago
I applied thru a website opening recently and got hired in 2 weeks or so
did anyone find working stressful? personally I was always overwhelmed 😵
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8 months ago
On a good position your workload can vary greatly but it was nowhere near stressful for me bro
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8 months ago
It's OK
I travelled alot and got new things to see about local fisheries. it's a dream job for all fish enthusiasts
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6 months ago
yea! I'm working as a environmental biologist and truly the job of my life 🥺
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6 months ago
3 years into the job and I'm still fascinated
How good is it for beginners to work here?
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7 months ago
It can be both underwhelming and overwhelming at times but it's amazing practical experience to develop technical skills 👍
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7 months ago
the workplace culture and pay is a mess but good people and good experience
my coworkers are so great so this is a shout out to all y'all 🙌
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7 months ago
yes! my team was extremely supportive including the managers
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7 months ago
It was an uneventful experience which is a good thing bcz everyone works on their stuff
i heard the working conditions are difficult for outdoor workers should I look for a different position?
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7 months ago
long drives and interactions with wildlife it's obvious it's difficult
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7 months ago
doing the most physically demanding work for the least pay trope ✊
can I join after graduation? I think fish are cool
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6 months ago
working with public and wildlife is not something I wanted to do after graduation but this was truly a great experience 🥲
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6 months ago
It's a fun field of work but the work can be tiresome and requires technical skills I'd say go for it
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