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  • Senior Park Aid - Western snowy plover monitor and habitat restoration

    Jodi Isaacs
    • Employer: California State Parks
      Location: Morro Bay California
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/13/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Senior Park Aide

    San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks



    Morro Bay, California



    Mid-February through October 2023 (extension of time is possible)


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    Job Description:

    The San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks is seeking applicants for a Senior Park Aide.  Responsibilities include data collection and reporting related to the federally threatened western snowy plover, monarch butterflies, elephant seals, harbor seals, and other sensitive species; and habitat restoration activities including exotic plant removal and native plant propagation, out planting and establishment. Additional responsibilities involve training lower-level seasonal employees and working with the public as a State Park representative and with an interdisciplinary team.


    Specific duties include monitoring the breeding activities of the western snowy plover using ArcGIS applications, fence and sign installation, public outreach, report writing, exotic plant removal via hand, chemical, or mechanical means and native plant collection, propagation, transplanting, maintenance, and watering, and other duties as necessary.


    Training will be provided, and activities will involve driving a vehicle.  Typical working hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm weekdays depending on operational needs but may also work nights and weekends depending on program/project needs.  The positions will start mid-February and continue through October 2023.  Starting pay is $17.49/hr.  Housing is not available. 


    This position requires a valid California Class “C” Driver’s license. Please provide proof of eligibility with application. For further information regarding this position please contact Regena Orr at (805) 772-6325 or Regena.Orr@parks.ca.gov.




    To Apply:


    Email a California State application (STD 678 -- available online at https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), cover letter including how you heard about the position, and a list of at least three references to: Regena Orr at regena.orr@parks.ca.gov

    Application deadline is January 14, 2023. 



    Must be in good physical condition – position requires walking up to six miles per day in soft sand.  A valid driver's license and good driving record are required.  The applicant must also possess the ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as wind; patience and focus to quietly observe birds; ability to work independently and in a group. 


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