Website California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Interpretive Naturalist Aide serves as the face of the Interpretive Services unit and the Department of Fish and Wildlife at a variety of public events and sites in the greater Sacramento area. The aide will lead public and school tours at Nimbus Hatchery and staff the Visitor Center to educate the public about salmonids and other wildlife on the American River, and will develop materials such as videos, flyers, and brochures to educate and inform a variety of audiences. The aide may assist with other Interpretive Services unit programs such as community outreach booths, the Nature Bowl environmental education competition, public tours of CDFW and partner lands, and Fishing in the City clinics and events when needed. In all activities, the aide will seek to support and advance CDFW’s mission and to integrate justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) into programming, materials, and messaging.
- Assists in the collection and analysis of field samples and data on fish, wildlife, soil, water, stream and lake bottoms, invertebrates, insects, fish food organisms, and plants;
- Performs routine tasks in department biological laboratories including assisting in obtaining and caring for experimental animals, preparing and maintaining preserved specimens of fish, wildlife, invertebrates, and animals, setting up bioassays, recording data, preparing specimens for chemical or pathological examination; cleaning, sterilizing, and assembling laboratory apparatus, and making routine chemical analyses; assists in preparation of recommendation and reports; maintains field notes and other fish and wildlife-related data; makes analyses of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems to determine abundance and condition of attendant resources; Surveys or studies fish, wildlife, invertebrate or plant populations, and evaluates their habitats; uses, maintains and repairs specialized equipment such as radio telemetry units, nets and traps, elector- fishing equipment or temperature recorders;
- Surveys resource users; traps, tags, or marks fish or wildlife; enters field data into computer systems;
- keeps records; may perform SCUBA diving; and may, in the absence of permanent personnel on the work site, serve as an interim lead person for those in the class of Fish and Wildlife Seasonal Aid who are assisting in assigned technical and routine tasks; prepares correspondence; conducts literature surveys.
- Knowledge of: Familiarity with the fundamentals of fish and wildlife management and ecology and general concepts principles involved in the departmental assignment.
- Read, write and speak English at a level required for successful job performance; organize work and reason logically; analyze situations accurately;
- Collect data in the laboratory and/or field; make and record accurate laboratory and field observations; summarize and analyze laboratory and field data; and write clear, brief reports;
- rapidly learn to identify fish, wildlife, invertebrates and/or plants;
- work independently with a minimum of supervision; understand fish and wildlife regulations and explain their purpose to the public; maintain and repair specialized equipment in the field or shop; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
- Follow directions; use computer equipment effectively;
- Gain experience in the methods and ethics of professional conduct and practices; certification for SCUBA diving may be required. and Special personal characteristics
Company: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Other
Job Location: Sacrarmento, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A