To work cohesively with a group of Aquatic Biologists dedicated to implementing the Effectiveness Monitoring Program of the California Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan (AHCP) and goals of the Aquatics group (Herpetology, Fisheries and Hydrology). This position will work on Herpetology projects and will also assist with Fisheries and Hydrology monitoring. The ideal candidate will be motivated, flexible and communicative.
Under the direction of the Senior Aquatic Biologist, Coordinator and/or Crew Lead the employee(s) will:
•Conduct routine stream amphibian surveys for coastal tailed frogs, southern torrent salamanders, and foothill yellow-legged frogs, as well as conduct surveys for western pond turtles, northern red-legged frogs and del norte salamanders to assess long-term population trends and species occurrence across the ownership.
•Assist in deployment and retrieval of water temperature probes.
•Assist in classification of watercourses and wet areas to aid in proper management of aquatic resources.
•Assist with annual reporting.
•Assist in Fisheries and Hydrology monitoring projects.
•Utilize maps, aerial photographs, GPS and GIS to navigate and record spatial information.
•Enter field data in hand-held data collection devices and in a variety of databases.
•Maintain legible, accurate notes.
•Ensure proper care, upkeep and maintenance of personal and group assigned equipment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
•Bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology or related program.
•Valid driver’s license.
•Must be able to successfully pass a qualifying course in ATV training.
•Ability to work alone or in small groups without immediate supervision.
•Ability to work overtime as necessary.
•Demonstrated safe work habits.
•To start as a level 1 biologist you must have at least 2 years of relevant herpetology experience or you start as a Herpetology Technician and work up to biologist 1 and beyond.
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