Website California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Do you enjoy making a difference in wildlife conservation while working outside, hiking, and helping others? Be essential at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), where employees are valued and come together to manage and protect California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and habitats, for their ecological values and public enjoyment! Work with CDFW Wildlife Biologists to help mitigate human-wildlife interactions, and monitor wildlife populations and habitats in beautiful spaces throughout the North Central Region of California.
Collect wildlife (game species) survey data requiring the ability to identify mammal and avian species. Use standardized survey protocols and legibly enter data on paper forms. Assist with the setting and monitoring of wildlife traps and hands-on field processing of wildlife.
Communicate regularly with alternating lead persons and supervisor regarding survey logistics and work planning.
Create data entry formats in computer spreadsheets or databases. Download electronic data to a laptop computer. Enter and quality-check data.
Incorporate site data using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and from Global Information Systems (GIS) layers. In coordination with lead persons, perform statistical analyses.
Respond to phone calls from the public and agencies related to nuisance complaints about wildlife. Help conduct field visits to assist with investigating domestic livestock loss which can result in lethal permits to take depredating wildlife species. Emphasize non-lethal mitigation measures to help people “live with wildlife”. Attend meetings and assist with presentations at Homeowners Associations and for various public agencies.
Prepare monthly reports such as time sheets, travel expense claims, and mileage logs. Assist with equipment inventory and purchasing. Incumbent will attend staff meetings as directed.
- 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:
- Ability to work with a team and independently, using professional and constructive demeanor, to help find solutions for citizens to “live with wildlife” using non-lethal approaches to mitigating human-wildlife conflicts whenever practical. Attention to details while assisting with wildlife and habitat surveys.
Company: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Contra Costa County, US
Application Deadline: N/A