Job Description: Notice: If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility.
The reporting location for this position will be the Colorado Desert District located in Borrego Springs. This position will work under the direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist. The Colorado Desert is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic environmental scientist for a challenging position on the natural resources management team of California State Parks’ largest District. The Colorado District includes six units (Anza-Borrego Desert, Cuyamaca Rancho and Palomar Mountain State Parks, Salton Sea and Picacho State Recreation Areas, and the Indio Hills Palms Unit) and covers over 650,000 acres - nearly half the acreage of the entire State Parks System. It is topographically diverse and includes mountainous coniferous forests, montane chaparral and vernal lake habitats within the peninsular range of Southern California, as well as desert fan palm oases, desert riparian forests, cienagas, desert dry lakes, and desert scrub habitats extending below sea level within the lower Colorado Desert. Responsibilities include: exotic species (plant and animal) control, habitat restoration, endangered species management, ecological monitoring and fire management. The position serves as lead person for resource management field staff, and has an active role in coordinating conservation activities with other state, federal and local agencies, and also performs CEQA review for biological resources on proposed projects. District Environmental Scientists also conduct and assist in educational and interpretive training and presentations to staff, volunteer and public organizations. State housing is not available. For further information regarding this position, please contact Dan Falat at (760) 767-4037.
Please send your Standard State Application, Form 678, to the contact address listed below. Please note the position number on the application and include any necessary documentation required to be eligible for the job.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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