County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Fish and Wildlife Technician I - Extra-Help

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on December 1, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Technician I - Extra-Help

$22.23 - $27.03 Hourly

Fish and Wildlife Technicians in the Environmental Resources Division work on assignments primarily focused on fish and wildlife biology in streams, rivers, and estuaries. These positions support and assist senior staff in the development, implementation, and management of fish and wildlife population and habitat monitoring programs. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Surveying a variety of habitats and species including fish, birds, and marine mammals using techniques that include electrofishing (boat and backpack), spawner surveys, and snorkel surveys
  • Trapping fish
  • Monitoring video
  • Physical habitat, geomorphic, and hydrologic monitoring using field survey tools, small unmanned aerial systems, and structure from motion
  • Sampling invertebrates and water quality 
  • Installing and maintaining electronic data loggers
  • Collecting and compiling environmental data

Ideal candidates for these positions will possess:

  • Education and experience related to biological and/or ecological projects
  • Working knowledge of the methods of natural resources studies
  • Experience working with water-related programs in biological and physical monitoring or survey
  • Knowledge of equipment common to monitoring field activities in the areas of fish and wildlife biology, physical and biological restoration success, estuarine ecology, and water quality 
  • The ability to collaborate and develop working relationships between peers, supervisors, and members of the public

Equal Opportunity Employer