Perform various wildlife monitoring projects throughout the year associated with the restoration work happening in the lower Cache Creek Watershed.
Work with the Habitat Restoration Specialist(s) on conducting and refining other wildlife monitoring programs (e.g. wildlife game camera, fish surveying in Cache Creek, and small mammal trapping).
Be a coordinator and mentor for habitat restoration interns by training them on a variety of restoration and monitoring practices that include:
o How and when to monitor bird nestboxes.
o Performing avian point count surveys in the lower Cache Creek Watershed.
o Training interns on how to correctly identify local flora and fauna.
o Locating and continuously monitoring raptor nests (such as red-tailed and Swainson’s hawks) during the winter and spring months using ArcMap Collector).
Assist the Executive Director and other restoration staff with finding and applying for new grants to fund further restoration work and research at Cache Creek Conservancy.
Continue to support and build further connections with UC Davis, Yolo Audubon Society, Putah Creek Council, Yolo Habitat Conservancy, and Yolo County on joint environmental restoration work and research.
· Lead weekend evening bird walks at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve on a monthly basis as education and outreach to the public.
· Help with nature-based activities or tours like Night Walks, Bugs in the Creek, or interpretative tours for local youth or life enrichment groups.
· Lead 1-2 field trips per year at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve for Yolo Audubon Society.
· Develop birding and other content to post on social media.
For a full job description, visit our website at https://cachecreekconservancy.org/restoration-biologist-position-open/
Please cover letter, resume, and two professional or academic references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum Requirements or Experience:
Any combination of experience and education which provides the required knowledge and skills is acceptable but preferably:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, Biology, Botany, Restoration, or similar scientific discipline.
• Prior work experience (paid or volunteer) that required regular attendance, accurate timekeeping, and intradepartmental communications.
• Ability to be outdoors in varying weather conditions
• Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
• Willingness to work with others under varying conditions
• Required to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job-related duties and show proof of insurance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.