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    Scientific Aid - California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Native Plant Program

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Native Plant Program is hiring a Scientific Aid.

    Final Filing Date: 9/30/19

    Click on the following link for the full announcement:

    Job Description and Duties

    Under supervision of the Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory) within the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Native Plant Program and in a temporary position, the incumbent will:

    Assist with the preparation and issuance of Scientific, Educational and Management Permits for state-listed rare, threatened and endangered plants. Maintain a database of Scientific, Educational, and Management Permits for state-listed plants. Correspond with permit applicants and permittees. Monitor and track permit compliance and send out compliance reminders.

    Perform routine office tasks that include data entry, file organization, scanning documents, consolidation of botanical records and permits, preparation of various recommendations and reports, preparation of correspondence, and other duties as assigned.

    Research topics related to native plant conservation and draft and maintain content for program webpages.

    Research and respond to requests for information from the public, from within the department, and from other organizations. Monitor the Native Plant Program’s general e-mail address.

    Assist with rare plant monitoring and the collection of botanical field data which may require hiking long distances through hazardous terrain. Maintain field notes and other plant-related data. Enter botanical field data into computer systems and assist with data analysis.

    Working Conditions

    The position requires the use of a computer for several hours each day; the completion of office tasks that require sitting, standing, and walking to other locations; attendance at meetings and participation in conference calls. The position may require field work. A valid California’s Driver’s license is required in order to drive to project sites and may require travel of up to three or more hours each way including overnight travel, early mornings and late nights; hiking over uneven and possibly steep or wet terrain and use of an ATV; work in inclement weather. The position may require the incumbent to wear a uniform identifying the employee as CDFW staff.

    Position Details

    Job Code #: JC-173378
    Position #(s): 565-039-0835-905
    $13.09 - $15.53
    Work Location: Sacramento County

    Special Requirements

    Education equivalent to completion of two years of college with a minimum of 10 semester hours in science; excellent writing and communicating skills; willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays and to travel in performing field work; willingness to do routine work in order to learn; interest in and aptitude in the work; willingness to wear a uniform; ability to hike long distances through hazardous terrain. Aptitude and willingness to perform simple clerical work; follow a prescribed routine; personal neatness and the ability to follow directions. Must be dependable and have excellent attendance. Must have knowledge of or be currently studying plants and have an interest in a career in botany or general biology or ecology. Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

    See full announcement for application instructions: