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  • Snowy Plover and Least Tern Monitor

    • Employer: California State Parks
      Location: Oceano, California
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/17/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 2020 Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern nesting season (March to September)


    General Duties include:

    • Conduct monitoring for two federally listed bird species, the threatened snowy plover and the endangered least tern, including monitoring adults, nests, chicks and broods
    • Fence, sign, and nest exclosure installation and maintenance
    • Collect scientific field notes, data entry, and technical report writing
    • Work with the public as a State Park representative and with an interdisciplinary team

    ESI Specific Duties Include:

    • Gain experience in the methods and ethics of professional conduct and practice
    • May perform more independent duties in areas of particular expertise

    Applicants should have the following qualities:

    • Be flexible, open minded, and able to reason logically
    • Have interest and aptitude in the work
    • Be able to take direction and establish and maintain effective working relationships
    • Work well with the public as a State Park representative
    • Ability to work under adverse conditions such as in heavy wind and moving sand
    • Be able to cope with sitting for extended periods monitoring by spotting scope
    • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to read and record color band data
    • Willingness to do routine work in order to learn
    • Have experience writing scientific field notes and reports
    • Ability to draw sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
    • Have a clean Class C Driver license and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle
    • Have knowledge of general concepts related to biological and environmental issues
    • BA/BS in biological sciences or related field required for qualification as an ESI
    • Birding experience preferred

    Starting wage is $13.89/hour (Senior Park Aide) or $14.20/hour (ESI), with one week paid sick after a qualifying pay period (160 hours) and vacation time after six months of employment have been completed. The position is a seasonal full time position (up to 1500 hours/ per year). Housing is not provided. Weekend, holiday, early morning (before dawn), and evening shifts will be required. You will receive full training and work with some of the best experts in the field!

    If interested, please mail a Standard State Application (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) by
    17 January 2020 to:

    Mr. Ronnie Glick, Senior Environmental Scientist

    California Department of Parks and Recreation

    Oceano Dunes District

    340 James Way, Suite 270

    Pismo Beach, CA  93449

    (805) 773-7176 Fax

    For more information, contact Ronnie at 805-773-7180, email: ronnie.glick@parks.ca.gov

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