Assistant Biologist I/Temporary Worker: California

Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, California
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Assist in performing work evaluating the impact of Water District projects and programs that present potential or actual adverse impacts on biological and other natural resources. This position will conduct routine biological preconstruction surveys independently, perform biological monitoring, assist in the management of biological information systems, and will assist with all aspects of biological field work including maintenance of field equipment, field work preparation, recording field data, and electronic data entry. The primary duty will be to conduct surveys for nesting birds and native amphibians. May also assist with electrofishing fisheries sampling. This position will also assist with field surveys for Burrowing Owl, California red-legged frog, and California tiger salamander. Duties include occasional night-time amphibian surveys. The biological field work will be conducted along streams and associated riparian areas in Santa Clara County, California. This is a 6-month temporary position (starting in July/Aug 2022 through Feb/March2023) not to exceed 960 hours. Housing is not provided. To apply please email a copy of resume and cover letter to This position is not posted on the Valley Water website.
Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biological or natural sciences, ecology, or a related field. Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years. Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license required. Ability to identify bird species that nest in Santa Clara County, California is highly desirable. Experience performing field surveys for special status species such as burrowing owl, dusky-footed woodrat, Ridgway's Rail, Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, California red-legged frog, or California tiger salamanders is desirable. Experience with manipulating and analyzing data with ArcGIS is desirable. Applicant must have a willingness to spend significant hours in the field primarily urban streams and riparian areas.
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Joe Chavez
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