Nutria Eradication Field Crew Lead, Environmental Scientist, California

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Los Banos, California
Job Category
Full time Positions
$3,851.00 - $7,364.00 per month
Last Date to Apply
Limited Term 1 year position that can be renewed for second year, with possibility of becoming permanent. This position is one of the field crew leaders for the nutria eradication program in California. Assist in training, leading, and evaluating a field crew of technicians and scientific aides to survey for, detect, and remove nutria. Will also have assigned area to complete assessments and removal of nutria. Assessments include walking through wetlands, kayaking, boating, setting cameras traps, and identification of suitable habitat and nutria sign. Trapping includes setting traps to capture nutria and avoid non-target species, dispatching nutria, and necropsy of nutria taken. The position will be working together in a team and individually for overall program goals. Includes working closely with landowners and other governmental agencies to obtain permission, keep landowners appraised of progress, and provide reports of accomplishments. This position is physically demanding working in wetlands during inclement weather and extreme heat. For the full job description, follow the link provided.
B.S. in biological field required. Must be on the California State Environmental Scientist List ( Once on the list, apply for the position using the website provided url for the position. Experience in wildlife field, leadership, and wetlands desirable. Must be willing and capable to use pellet pistols, firearms, possess wildlife restraint drugs, handle live and dead animals, dispatch animals, collect tissue samples, lift 40 pounds, safely and effectively operate watercraft, UTV's and tow trailers, and be able to obtain a California Boaters Card and other motorboat operator certifications as determined necessary.
Contact Person
Greg Gerstenberg,
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