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Scientific Aid-Bighorn Sheep Water Development Monitoring

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking a motivated individual to work in the Wildlife Management Program to monitor, maintain and repair wildlife drinker systems (guzzlers) in San Diego County. This important work will help provide important and reliable water sources during these drought years to many wildlife species, including the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep.

Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) and under the guidance of a lead Environmental Scientist, the successful applicant will:

• monitor, maintain and repair guzzlers in remote desert and mountainous terrain,

• install, operate and maintain remote trail cameras at guzzlers and natural water sources,

• use and maintain field equipment and field vehicles,

• compile, organize, and maintain databases and spreadsheets,

• complete associated administrative tasks, and

• participate in other project activities as needed.

This position is eligible for telework.

The Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid classification is a non-testing classification.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

• Designated Headquarters will be located at the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area.

• Ability to work long, irregular hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends at variable locations in San Diego county.

• Field activities may be strenuous and in variable weather conditions including extreme heat.

• Ability to hike with a maximum of 40 lbs. on uneven and rough terrain.

• Ability to hike into extremely remote off-trail locations.

• Ability to work around bees.

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