The reporting location for this position is the Colorado Desert District located in Borrego Springs. This position will work under the direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory).
The Colorado Desert District is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic environmental scientist for a challenging position on the natural resource management team of California State Parks’ largest District. The Colorado Desert District includes six units (Anza-Borrego Desert, Cuyamaca Rancho and Palomar Mountain State Parks, Salton Sea and Picacho State Recreation Areas, and the Indio Hills Palms unit) and covers over 650,000 acres – nearly half the acreage of the entire State Park System. It is topographically diverse and includes montane coniferous forests, montane chaparral and vernal lake habitats within the Peninsular Ranges of southern California, as well as desert fan palm oases, desert riparian forests, cienegas, desert dry lakes and desert scrub habitats extending below sea level within the lower Colorado Desert. Responsibilities for the position include: exotic species (plant and animal) control; habitat restoration; endangered species management, ecological monitoring and fire management. The position serves as lead person for resource management field staff, has an active role in coordinating conservation activities with other state, federal and local agencies, and also performs CEQA review for biological resources on proposed projects. District environmental scientists also conduct and assist in educational and interpretive training and presentations to staff, volunteer and public organizations.
State housing may be available. For further information regarding this position, please contact Danny McCamish at (760) 767-4037 or at Danny.McCamish@parks.ca.gov. Email preferred.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement. See below, or full link at: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/FileDownload.aspx?aid=6580978&name=DutyStatement.pdf
This position works under the direction of the District’s Senior Environmental Scientist and reports to the Colorado Desert District
headquarters in Borrego Springs, California. The District consists of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP), Cuyamaca
Rancho State Park, and Palomar Mountain State Park. The Environmental Scientist will perform a variety of scientific office/field
work and assists California State Park system managers in the development and guidance of resource management policies for
the District. This is an entry-level Environmental Scientist position that will primarily work, in conjunction with the District’s other
Environmental Scientists and staff, on the field implementation, monitoring, and data collection for projects which focus on
habitat restoration and restoration planning. The incumbent will also work on additional natural resource projects (including
exotic/invasive species management, endangered species management, environmental inventory and monitoring, prescribed
fire) within the Colorado Desert District.
Essential Functions Breakdown located at https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/FileDownload.aspx?aid=6580978&name=DutyStatement.pdf
ArcGIS /ArcPad proficiency desired but not required
Prescribed Burn experience desired but not required
Education: Possession of a bachelor's or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline. (Admission to a masters or doctoral degree program in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline shall be considered to meet these education qualifications.)
Education as indicated above. (Registration as a senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of a degree before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 2/27/2019
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
- Address for Mailing Application Packages -
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Department of Parks & Recreation
Attn: Certification Unit/Danny McCamish
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001
- Address for Drop-Off Application Packages -
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Certification Unit/Danny McCamish
1416 9th Street, Room 1018
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Department Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
Human Rights Office
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
If submitting your completed Application Package (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678) along with all applicable or required documents) by mail or hand delivery, you must include the Position # 549-940-0762-004 and the Job Control # JC-139274 in the “Examination or Job Title for which you are applying” section on the STD. 678. You must list your most current employment history first in the “Employment History” section on the STD. 678 providing the “From” and “To” dates with the month, day and year. Note: If you are applying for multiple positions, you must complete a STD. 678 for each position separately. Incomplete applications or applications received with multiple positions listed on one application will not be considered.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
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