The incumbent is responsible for assisting the elk Environmental Scientist in conducting research and management in Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties in the Northern Region. The candidates will be Wilderness backpacking to install, deploy, and maintain game camera traps in remote wilderness areas primarily in Siskiyou county. Incumbent will also conduct other elk program activities and will assist with elk program activities elsewhere in the Northern Region as needed. Under supervision, the incumbent analyzes camera data, conducts telemetry monitoring, disease surveillance and will assist in wildlife captures and necropsies to advance the Department’s knowledge and ability to manage elk and their habitats at multiple scales.
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:
Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing; demonstrated ability to work independently in remote locations; ability to positively interact with private landowners, governments agencies, and the general public. Experience with camera trap deployment, four wheel drive vehicles, radio telemetry, wilderness backpacking, navigation elk surveys, ungulate necropsies, wildlife handling and restraint are all desirable.
Experience handling cervids. Experience backpacking and hiking long distances for multiple days at a time in remote areas. Experience reviewing images from camera traps to identify species detected and entering data into a spreadsheet. Experience with telemetry and geographical information systems (GIS). Ability to operate camera traps, global positioning systems (GPS), 4WD vehicles, and to conduct standardized wildlife surveys. A high degree of personal initiative is required. The incumbent must display excellent interpersonal communication skills and work well in a team setting as well as independently.