Drought Monitoring Environmental Scientist for Terrestrial Wildlife: California

California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Office location Siskiyou County; main field site Lassen County - California
Job Category
Full time Positions
$4,145.00 - $7,926.00 per Month
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CDFW is looking for a highly motivated Environmental Scientist to work with a dedicated team of wildlife professionals to address environmental stressors and drought resiliency for native wildlife species. Specifically, the incumbent will focus on an inventory and assessment of naturally occurring springs within the sagebrush community of Lassen County, NE California. The springs as well as a series of artificial drinkers (guzzlers) in the area will be monitored with game cameras for use by native wildlife species including pronghorn antelope and greater sage grouse. The incumbent serves as the Northern Region’s lead drought resiliency scientist responsible for coordinating and implementing drought-sensitive wildlife species monitoring. This position conducts biological assessments, collects and organizes data, and prepares reports and coordinates with other regions and Department branches, other agencies, and stakeholders on drought-related actions to improve species resiliency to drought.
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: Skill to: Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to assess situations concerning resource issues and make independent decisions; direct the work of others. It is essential that the incumbent have strong abilities to work with people and to identify and assist in the development of partnerships. Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to track and meet multiple deadlines. Operate office equipment (computers, copies/scanners, telephones, etc.); operate vehicles (with and without 4WD); and plan and facilitate staff regional meetings. Experience with telemetry and geographical information systems (GIS). Ability to operate camera traps, global positioning systems (GPS), and conduct standardized wildlife and vegetation surveys. Special Personal Characteristics: Ability to adapt to changes in priorities and work assignments. Ability to work as part of a team and independently. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work cooperatively and productively as a member of a team to achieve a common goal. Ability to communicate with constituents and coworkers with tact and diplomacy concerning difficult and sensitive issues. Strong verbal skills with emphasis on being positive and pro-active. Should possess strong listening skills; ability to use creative thinking to develop problem solving ideas. Able to make sound decisions. Experience & Education and application procedures available at the website link above.
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