Website California Department of Fish and Wildlife
This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.
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).
- Monitoring for nutria by looking for tracks, sign, and bait stations.
- Construction of floating detection platforms.
- Data management, mapping, and maintaining files and data.
- Trapping nutria and animal handling.
- Operate GPS, digital camera, and hand held computer.
Must be able to swim, walk through deep mud and thick vegetation, work on steep or uneven terrain, in extreme weather and under physically challenging conditions. Must be able to work odd hours/days (weekend work will be required), be able to lift 40 pounds, and be capable of driving a State-owned vehicle. Must be willing and able to competently use pellet pistols or firearms as per the Department’s Policy for Non-Enforcement Personnel. Must wear Department uniform. Must be able to safely and effectively operate watercraft and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), as well as tow trailers. Workdays are limited to 189 days within a 12-month period beginning with the date of hire.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Good driving record; additional course work or experience in biological or chemical sciences; interest in and
knowledge of fishing, hunting or studying fish, wildlife, invertebrates or plants; experience in camping, boating, and maintaining or repairing equipment; interest in a career in biology or fish and wildlife.
Interpersonal Skills: Comfortable interacting with members of the public and working with diverse people in a dynamic work environment; able to focus on long involved tasks such as data entry and be willing to deal with dirt, mud, dead animals, animal blood/feces, and steps necessary to properly clean and store equipment.
Special Physical Characteristics: Physical strength and agility; ability to swim 50 yards and stay afloat at least five minutes; ability to function in rough seas without
Special Personal Characteristics: Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays and to travel in performing field work throughout the State; willingness to do routine work in order to learn; interest in and aptitude in the work; willingness to wear a uniform; ability to assist in transporting wildlife restraint drugs, equipment, firearms, and ammunition as applicable.
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:
Company: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sacramento County, US
Application Deadline: N/A