Position: Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid
Program: Central Region, Wildlife Management
RPA #: CR 17-102
Location: Fresno, Fresno County
Salary Range: $12.59 – 14.93 per hour
Hours: Seasonal, part-time, 24-40 hours per week.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
• Assist Wildlife Management staff in a broad range of office tasks. Interact with the public; answering general wildlife, nuisance wildlife and hunting questions. Create and maintain data files and summarize data. DATA ENTRY IS REQUIRED. Assist in document preparation, library research, and computer searches. Utilize appropriate statistical and office related software. Prepare, label, and organize biological specimens. Validate hunter harvested wildlife. Assist with administrative tasks such as copying, filing and other tasks as required.
• Assist Wildlife Management staff in conducting wildlife surveys and monitoring on Department sponsored or managed projects. Assist with capture and handling of various wildlife species. Identify plants and animals to species and record data accurately in the field. Operate GPS equipment, digital camera, hand-held computer and other appropriate scientific instrumentation. Assist with various yearly projects, including oak mast studies, game and non-game studies.
• Assist with the Upland Game Bird Stamp Program’s special projects. Assist with hunter check stations and special hunts. Identify birds harvested (sex and species). Calculate bird averages from hunter kill crds of the different upland game bird species. Assist in Upland Game Bird brood counts and surveys. Assist in upland game bird habitat improvement projects, such as guzzler inspections and maintenance.
• Willingness to work irregular hours including a weekend day and to wear a uniform
• Two years of college with 10 semester units in biology or other natural resource related studies
• Good communication skills
• Possession of a valid California driver’s license
Desired Knowledge and Abilities:
• Interest in wildlife management and ecology
• Familiarity with fundamentals of fish and wildlife ecology and general concepts and principles.
• Strong organizational and data management skills.
How to Apply: Mail or fax a standard State Application Form (STD 678) and resume, if desired to:
Sara Hubert – Personnel CONFIDENTIAL, Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710