Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid (Waterfowl)-California

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Waterfowl Program
Willows, California
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
• Rocket-netting and banding of northern pintail from September through October. • Morphological measurements of white-fronted geese at hunter check stations from October to December. • Rocket-net Aleutian Canada geese and applying neck collars for population estimate monitoring in November or December. • Possible disease testing for avian influenza. • Ground and possible aerial telemetry tracking of marked geese. • Accurate record keeping of trap data for reporting. • Trap preparation and equipment maintenance. • Other assigned duties associated with trapping activities.
Minimum Qualifications: • Two years of college with 10 semester units in biology or other natural resource related studies. • Good scientific writing and communication skills. • Basic knowledge of computer programs "Word" and "Excel". • Possession of a valid California driver's license. Desired Knowledge and Abilities: • Knowledge of California's nesting waterfowl species. • Knowledge of wildlife survey and capture methods. • Wildlife biology, ecology, and taxonomy (e.g., ornithology, mammalogy, herpetology). • Conduct on-line research of scientific literature and write at a college level. • Word processing and data entry skills; ability to work in a busy office environment. • Good organizational skills and ability to keep accurate records. ****Bunkhouse housing is provided at no cost by Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. ****Interviewees will be contacted the week after the posting expiration date (July 14th).
Contact Person
Dan Skalos
Contact Phone
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