Fish and Wildlife Technician I - Extra-Help

Position Information Join the Environmental Resources Division as a Fish and Wildlife Technician I - Extra-Help!The Sonoma CountyWater Agency (Sonoma Water) is hiring several temporary, extra-help Fish and Wildlife Technician I's. Starting pay will be $22.23/hour. Some positions may start immediately, most positions will have start dates in April and May; hiring may continue into Fall 2019, if needed.Fish and Wildlife Technicians in theEnvironmental 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 speciesincluding fish, birds, and marine mammals usingtechniques 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 dataIdeal 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 ABOUT SONOMA WATER Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of five divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources and Public Affairs, Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs.Employees of the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) are not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma. The formal title of this position is Water Agency Resource Programs Technician I. EXTRA-HELP EMPLOYMENT Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations.Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis.Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirementsmay qualify for aCounty contribution towardmedical coverage.This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-helpopenings as they occur during the active status of this list.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THESUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include some course work in planning, engineering, water related science, environmental studies, environmental law, natural resource or watershed management, education, political science, communications, public relations, or a closely related field; and some experience working with water-related programs in one or more of the following areas: community relations, public outreach, media, water transmission systems, water treatment systems, water reclamation and recycling, wastewater sanitation, water use efficiency, biological monitoring or surveying, teaching methods consistent with state-wide educational standards, and/or legislative processes at the federal and state level.License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Some knowledge of: principles, practices, and methods of water and natural resources management; methods of water use efficiency program implementation, and savings verification and monitoring; environmental principles and operation of water supply facilities and distribution systems; methods of water treatment and recycling, landscape and restoration design and installation practices; California Water Codes and related laws; basic statistics and their application in analysis; group dynamics as it relates to public organizations; communication theory and environmental education concepts; principles of graphic design and production; establishing and maintaining effective public relations; fundamentals of public speaking; techniques and methods of research; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.Ability to: collect and analyze data; speak effectively and persuasively before diverse groups; establish effective working relationships with persons possessing a wide variety of divergent views; write and edit written materials; compile reports, letters, newsletters and other outreach materials; help coordinate educational and informational seminars and workshops; prepare and disseminate information to media and others; operate office equipment including computers, copiers, and fax machines.Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process. You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.Please visit Getting a Jobwith the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Responses to supplemental questions may be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:AnApplication and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal(pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department.The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation.Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position. HOW TO APPLY Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.HR Analyst: STHR Technician: RR

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