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Job Announcement for Biologist I or II
The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the natural resources in the Santa Ana River watershed located in southern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration and endangered species recovery. The Wildlife Habitat and Management Services (WHMS) department is responsible for biological monitoring of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo and other sensitive species throughout the watershed in support of SAWA’s habitat restoration efforts. SAWA offers paid vacation, seven paid sick days, eleven paid holidays, a 6 % contribution to a 403b retirement plan, education stipend and mileage reimbursement. The WHMS department fosters a talented, highly skilled and energized workforce. SAWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.
This effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to the recovery of endangered species and conservation of other wildlife throughout the watershed. This position will require the incumbent to be a self-starter with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of biologists, under the supervision of the WHMS supervisor. SAWA biologists may routinely work with member agencies.
Primary duties include: nest monitoring for Least Bell’s Vireo, California Least Tern and other sensitive avian species in Riverside, San Bernardino and/or Orange Counties; maintain Brown-headed Cowbird traps and manage seasonal assistants; perform avian nest searching in support of SAWA’s invasive plant control; conduct general avian surveys including winter and breeding bird surveys; conduct general biological monitoring of restoration sites; conduct surveys for other sensitive species. Duties may also include participation in plant surveys, aquatic surveys, small mammal trapping, and herpetological surveys to include area searches, cover-boards, pit-fall traps and night drives; assist with ecological restoration projects; accurately collect and analyze biological and ecological data and prepare technical reports. Biologists work independently in the field during the nesting season and spend a large portion of the off-season preparing relevant reports.
Professional Skills Required:
The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate:
Start Date on or about February 1, 2018
Application Deadline: December 23, 2017
E-mail (1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position and interest in SAWA (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: Jennette El Morsy at email@example.com. Please include “Biologist Recruitment-Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to: J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, 1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA 92507