Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist, Supervisor for the Non-game Wildlife Programs unit in the South Coast Region, this position is responsible for coordinating the Department’s research and monitoring programs for listed and special concern wildlife species that occur wholly or primarily within the SCR. The incumbent will also implement regional aspects of Department programs on wider ranging listed or special concern species. Duties entail planning, coordinating and conducting local field studies, obtaining funds for projects, preparing and managing contracts, and preparing and approving MOUs associated with scientific collecting permits. Incumbent will coordinate and conduct research and monitoring on CDFW lands, provide input on management and monitoring plans for CDFW lands and on properties associated with regional planning efforts. This position will coordinate with other SCR functions, particularly with appropriate HabCon programs such as NCCPs, HQ personnel, as well as coordinate with other agencies on listing and recovery actions. This position serves as statewide coordinator for California least tern monitoring data.
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:
•Knowledge of non-game bird small mammal, and other wildlife taxa species and their habitats of Southern California
•Knowledge of sampling and monitoring methods and techniques of non-game bird, small mammal and other wildlife species
•Excellent written and spoken communication skills, organizational skills, flexibility, strong personal initiative, negotiation skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.
•Comfortable using a variety of information technology, database, and report writing tools.
•Ability to conduct frequent field visits, travel, and meetings with the public, consultants, engineering staff, and government agencies.