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Join the CDFW, VegCAMP team as a contractor!

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    Join the CDFW, VegCAMP team as a contractor!

    Greetings vegetation enthusiasts!

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) is hiring contract staff to join our team!

    Working closely with Vegetation Ecologists and GIS Analysts in a group setting, the incumbent works on various projects supporting the classification and mapping of California’s vegetation. Using ecological knowledge, appropriate sources, and interpretation of the data, the incumbent will update vegetation community rarity ranks, write alliance and association descriptions, and make other content updates to the Manual of California Vegetation. Duties include utilizing existing GIS data to perform spatial analysis to determine range extent and distribution of natural communities; assisting with rarity ranking of vegetation types using the NatureServe ranking calculator, performing literature searches on vegetation types and summarizing findings; and updating standardized databases. Utilizing GIS and data management skills, the incumbent will prepare datasets to be used in spatial analyses including sample allocations; induct varied vegetation surveys into an existing database and GIS layer; and prepare vegetation datasets for publication on CDFW’s web mapping application, BIOS. Other duties may include field work following standardized field data collection protocols to in the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges, Modoc Plateau and Warner Mountains, and other areas of California, vegetation data entry and quality checking, cross-walking vegetation types, distributing program data, and other duties as assigned.

    Please follow the link for more details. The final filing date is November 1.

    There will be a second job ad posted for a field crew lead/project manager position as well.

    Please share this broadly with anyone you know who might be interested.