Under direction of the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA) Natural Resources Manager, the Seasonal Open Space Habitat Technician will primarily be responsible for maintenance of open space habitats and restoration systems as well as assist higher level positions with conducting various tasks under the management and monitoring annual work plans
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would include:
• Basic written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interest in natural resource conservation, especially small populations, and threatened and endangered species.
• Experience with or willingness to learn the safe and efficient use of herbicides.
• Ability to hike through a variety of habitat types and terrain, walking over uneven ground, climbing over obstacles, and accessing remote locations.
• Ability to interpret maps.
• Strong organizational skills, initiative, and flexibility to work independently.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff from numerous agencies and jurisdictions, community members, and other stakeholders.
• Ability to address and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and work amid interruptions.
• Detail-oriented and resourceful, possessing aptitude to assist with special projects, as needed.
• Exceptional organizational and reporting skills, recognizing the importance of communication and completion of tasks on deadline.
• A valid California Driver’s License.
• Ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle over rugged terrain.
• Operate vehicles that are equipped with manual transmissions.
• Principles and practices of natural resources conservation, open space management, and general enforcement.
• California native plant and wildlife species.
• Principles of first aid and safety including CPR certification.
• Record keeping principles and procedures.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
• Demonstrated proficiency in both writing and speaking in English language.
• Work cooperatively with, provide staff support to, and implement the policies of Management.
• Provide a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, contractors, and WRCOG staff in a professional manner.
• Drive a 4x4 vehicle in off-road situations.
• Work evenings or early mornings as needed during monitoring sessions.
• Experience working in open space, parks, or landscape maintenance settings.
• Experience with herbicide application preferred.
• Experience with operating a tractor.