At least 3 months of natural resource management related work/field experience. At least 2 years of undergraduate level college completed working toward a natural resources-related degree.
• Knowledge of data collection, input, management and interpretation of natural resource information.
• Proficient with common word processing, spreadsheet and database programs (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access)
• Strong writing skills, organization and time management skills including the ability to complete work assignment with minimal direct supervision.
• Ability to perform field data collection activities, including the collection of natural resource data after sufficient training is provided.
• Valid California or Nevada drivers license
ArcGIS software experience
Web content management experience
Noise monitoring equipment experience
Bird, plant, soil identification experience
Raptor survey experience
Experience collecting field data according to established protocol
Experience preparing monitoring and evaluation plans
Bachelors degree in applied natural resource management (e.g., Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries, Hydrology, Ecology, Biology, Limnology)
Boating experience (with certification)
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ANALYSIS: Gathers and interprets data related to the status and trends of various natural resource conditions. Requires some analytic ability required in order to gather and interpret data, but in non-complex situations.
DECISION MAKING: Interprets and implement field data collection according to established protocol. Some judgment may be necessary given a unique field situation. Makes routine decisions and seeks supervisory input for non-standard decisions.
MANAGEMENT: No leadership required
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: No program management
COMMUNICATION LEVEL: Requires ability to communicate detailed information verbally and in writing. Has some public contact and with other agency personnel.
• Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing. Uses appropriate formal style of business and technical writing. Submits quality, proofread written documents, and clearly organizes and expresses ideas. Participates in and comes prepared for meetings, shares information and ideas with others. Delivers well prepared presentations and has the ability to clearly communicate ideas to others in a variety of situations.
• Efficiency and Effectiveness: Takes initiative and can self-motivate. Manages workload, handles information flow, prioritizes tasks, and never says "It’s not my job." Develops good work procedures, manages time well. Incorporates state of the art business practices to accomplish results, and can identify and eliminate operational redundancies.
• Internal and External Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, says, "yes, and here’s how," is always available for customers, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, understands Agency guidelines and services, maintains a pleasant and professional image.
• Problem Solving and Solution Seeking: Recognizes problems as a member of an integrated decision making team. Systematically gathers information, breaks down problems and complex issues into smaller components. Demonstrates an understanding of underlying issues and the difference between critical details and unimportant facts. Uses good judgment.
• Relationship and Partnership Building: Has good listening and interpersonal skills, and the ability to put oneself into another’s shoes (empathetic). Builds strong relationships and communicates effectively with a variety of constituents inside and outside of the Agency. Demonstrates flexibility and open-mindedness, solicits performance feedback, and values and handles constructive criticism of both self and Agency. Is a positive ambassador of the Agency at all times.
• Strategic Plan Implementation Focus: Accepts assigned roles and responsibilities. Monitors own project progress, consistently delivers on milestones and action items on schedule and within budget. Effectively uses associated technology tools including Accela, Success Factors and Dashboard to track progress and to won accountability. Can course correct for continual improvement based on new information (Plan, Do, Check).
POSITION SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
• Technical Skill: Understands specialty equipment, keeps knowledge up-to-date, is a technical resource for others, follows technology practices and standards.
• Work Environment/Safety: Promotes mutual respect, keeps workplace clean and safe, supports safety programs.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
1. Office environment
2. Bending, stooping, lifting
3. Outdoor work including hiking, digging, etc.
4. Lift up to 60 pounds
5. Using office equipment, computer, telephone, etc.
6. Off site meetings
7. Driving, sometimes off-road
AGENCY BENEFITS: There are no benefits associated with this seasonal position.