Position: 1-2 Field Technicians, Working Lands Group, Point Blue Conservation Science
Duration: January 10 – July 10 2022; Start and end date flexible; duration 6 months or less.
Location: Positions have a flexible home base (Greater Bay Area, Central Valley, or Northern California) and include travel throughout California.
Job Type: Full time (40+ hours per week), Seasonal
Compensation: $20-$22/hour (depending on experience), plus overtime; Benefits limited to 24 hrs of sick pay
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2021
Job Summary: The Working Lands Technician will assist in ecological monitoring on rangelands throughout California as part of the Rangeland Monitoring Network of Point Blue Conservation Science. The Rangeland Monitoring Network measures ecological function on rangelands and evaluates the effectiveness of management practices through bird, vegetation, and soil surveys. To achieve our goals, Point Blue has partner biologists located in 11 Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) field offices across the state of California to provide technical assistance and ecological expertise to producers. This is a truly collaborative, science-based effort to facilitate the implementation of beneficial management practices to improve conservation outcomes on working lands with the end goal of robust, resilient, and climate-smart agroecosystems.
Point Blue: Point Blue Conservation Science advances conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach. Our highest priority is to reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss and other threats on wildlife and people, while developing climate-smart, nature-based solutions. Because of the collaborative climate-smart conservation work we do today, we believe healthy ecosystems will continue to sustain thriving wildlife and human communities well into the future.
Essential Duties and Work Environment:
This position entails ~80% field work and ~20% office and other work
Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and willing to learn on the job.
Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
This position operates in a professional office environment (Point Blue Conservation Science HQ- Petaluma, CA) and in remote field locations with uneven terrain, limited vehicle access, limited cell phone receptions, and sometimes in a solitary capacity.
We prefer applicants to be vaccinated and may be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status if working in close proximity to Point Blue staff, partners, supporters, and others. We require staff to follow current safety guidelines. All Point Blue staff will do the same and ensure a safe working environment.
To Apply: Please submit applications via email to Hilary Allen (email@example.com) and Sophie Noda (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1, 2021; subject line Working Lands Technician. All applicants should provide a resumé and contact information for three references. In addition to the resumé and references, applicants should choose between one of the following two options: 1) a letter of interest or written document (~1 page) describing why you are interested in this position, how you hope this position can help you advance your own goals, any previous experience you would like to highlight, OR 2) the above information can also be submitted as a short (<5 min) video.
Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process. Working Lands is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of programming and highly encourages racially marginalized individuals to apply for this position.