Wildlife Biology Associate: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California

Agency
San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society
Location
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Headquarters: 1 Marshlands Road, Fremont, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$15.45/hour, full-time
Start Date
01/10/2022
Last Date to Apply
12/05/2021
Website
https://sfbayws.org/
Description
Wildlife Biology Associate San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society Staff Position POSITION DESCRIPTION Full-time, 40 hours TERM: January 10, 2022 through July 8, 2022 https://sfbayws.org/ Duty Station - Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Marshlands Road, Fremont, CA The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is recruiting for a full-time paid Associate position to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Warm Springs Unit of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge from January 10, 2022, through July 8, 2022. This Associate will assist with several plant and wildlife surveys. The Associate will also assist other refuges within the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/don_edwards_san_francisco_bay/ Responsibilities include: Primary responsibilities are to assist with surveys including hydrological monitoring of vernal pools, aquatic surveys for vernal pool biota including tadpole shrimp and California tiger salamanders; vernal pool vegetation surveys; summer vegetation surveys; and invasive weed surveys. Other responsibilities include weed management including hand pulling and herbicide application, data management, cross support with other Refuges, data entry, report preparation, and supply and equipment inventories. May include some early morning/late evening surveys, occasional weekend work, and working with staff and volunteers.
Qualifications
Required: Bachelor’s degree or near completion; valid driver’s license; GPS experience preferred, as well as general knowledge of biological data gathering and techniques; wildlife observation and basic plant identification skills; ability to use varied equipment, vehicles, and tools to complete field work; ability to perform physical labor that requires extended periods of bending, kneeling, and walking on rocky, steep and unstable terrain while pulling and spraying plants; and basic computer experience. A full COVID-19 vaccination status and proof is required per US Fish and Wildlife Service policy. Skills Taught: The Associate will be exposed to a variety of wildlife monitoring techniques including the use of dip nets and seine nets for aquatic sampling (given sufficient rainfall occurring for pools to fill). The Associate will also learn vegetation survey techniques. Plant surveys are conducted using the Releve protocol on an entire pool for vernal pool vegetation or on 6m radius plots spaced along transects for summer vegetation surveys. The Associate will become familiar with identification of aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, vernal pool flora, upland plants, invasive weeds, and burrowing owls. The Associate may assist with various other wildlife surveys throughout the complex and learn other species identification skills and monitoring techniques. GPS and data analyses skills will also be improved through the position. This is a full-time paid temporary position at $15.45/hour. Benefits include Vacation, Sick Leave, and Health Insurance Premium Reimbursement. No housing assistance is available. A government vehicle will be available during work hours only and must be checked in and out from Refuge Headquarters in Fremont, CA. Please email resume highlighting field experience, unofficial transcripts, and three references to: Ceal.Craig@SFBayWS.org and Mary.Deschene@SFBayWS.org with Subject: SFBWS Wildlife Biology (Warm Springs) Associate application Deadline to apply is December 5, 2021.
Contact Person
Ceal Craig and Mary Deschene
Contact eMail
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