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***Indicate Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) – 565-039-0765-080 & RPA# HCPB 18-004 on your application.***
Under the general supervision of the Environmental Program Manager I in the Landscape Conservation Planning Program, the incumbent is responsible for having an in-depth knowledge of ecological principals, Department policies, administrative procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and data and tools designed to protect California’s biological diversity. These efforts will be conducted through voluntary conservation planning, in partnership with other State, federal, and local agencies, private landowners, and other stakeholders. This assignment typically includes developing partnerships; communicating and engaging with federal, State, and local agencies and stakeholders on Program components and goals; identifying priority focus areas for planning; providing scientific and policy guidance; identifying, developing, and refining needed regional conservation planning tools; and assisting and training regional staff. A high degree of personal initiative and critical thought is expected. Public contacts made during this work are sensitive and involve a wide variety of special interest groups. Incumbent will make recommendations regarding science, laws, conservation principles, and policies/procedures related to ecosystem-level planning and will collaboratively identify tools and data gaps.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification: https://hrnet.calhr.ca.gov/CalHRNet/SpecCrossReference.aspx?ClassID=0765
Who May Apply:
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: Experience with wildlife and habitat connectivity planning and project implementation, experience in fish and wildlife resource conservation, and possession of a bachelor’s or advanced degree with a major in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, or conservation is preferred. A high degree of personal initiative is expected, and excellent organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills are required.
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF MATTHEW HOM
No emailed applications will be accepted.
Indicate Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) – 565-039-0765-080 & RPA# HCPB 18-004 on your application.
We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.
To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application.