Ecological Services Coordinator

East Bay Regional Park District Published: May 16, 2018
Location
Oakland, California
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Analyst / Research / Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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Description

~ The East Bay Regional Park District (District) is a system of beautiful parklands, trails, rolling hills and lakes. ~

We have a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual who enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for working in the field of science-based park management, regulatory compliance, and habitat restoration. 

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an Ecological Services (Coordinator) to join the Stewardship Administration Department. Under the general supervision of the Environmental Services Manager, the Coordinator will work with state and federal regulatory agencies to obtain legally binding permits, biological opinions, and authorizations for a wide variety of projects involving water resources and sensitive species.

The Coordinator will also be charged with ensuring environmental compliance and reporting on post-project impacts including monitoring, researching, and surveying wildlife and sensitive habitats. The position also advises District internal departments by providing ecological information and recommendations on avoidance and minimization measures. 

If this interests you, and aligns with your current skill set, please apply and be a part of the largest regional park district in the nation.

Free onsite parking is available, and pension and health benefits are managed by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). So what are you waiting for? Come and discover beautiful moments!

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts field assessments, wildlife surveys, determining project impacts, developing and recommending project prescriptions, consulting with resource and regulatory personnel, negotiating and implementing mitigation measures, and working on legal Memorandum of Understandings issued by State, Federal, and regulatory agencies.
  • Conducts field and resource assessments of listed species to assist, complement, and support the District's wildlife management, recovery, and enhancement plans. Monitors, researches, surveys, and implements management plans pertinent to the District's wildlife populations. 
  • Provides information to internal departments for decision making, such as, land use development plans, proposed land acquisitions, capital development, and maintenance projects.
  • Coordinates with outside contractors, and the CA Department of Fish and Game on the implementation of feral animal management.
  • Possesses regulatory permits from resource and regulatory agencies for wildlife species that occur in the Regional Park District lands.

Other Duties & Functions:

  • Coordinates joint wildlife related projects of a local state and federal level.
  • Conducts special studies pertinent to District and Regional issues, State and Federal efforts, and public concerns to enhance and protect the District's rare, threatened, and endangered species.  
  • Participates in Technical Advisory Committees and other groups on restoration and recovery lands projects.  
  • Prepares contracts, request for proposals, and implements contracts.  Provides wildlife information for submission of grant proposals.  
  • Comments on state and assembly bills that may impact wildlife resources.  Assists with resolving legal cases and issues.  
  • Addresses resource issues for encroachment permits.  
  • Coordinates and assists Public Affairs on press releases and media interviews.
  • Manages and provides photographic stock.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: 

  • A Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences from an accredited college or university.

Experience: 

  • 5 years of professional level experience performing field and administrative work in the fields mentioned above.

Knowledge of:

  • Field survey techniques for biological, ecological, and environmental principles pertaining to wildlife and resource management.

Ability to:

  • Investigate, conduct and coordinate research, monitor projects, analyze biological data, provide recommendations, and help develop management plans.
  • Negotiate and obtain regulatory permits.
  • Must have experience working with CEQA, State and Federal Endangered Species Act, and regulatory agencies.
  • Obtain a variety of State, Federal and Scientific Collection Permits, such as, the USACE Qualified Wetland Delineator.
  • Use a variety of firearms.
  • Drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
  • Lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Good physical conditioning for working rugged terrain, extreme weather conditions,tolerating poison oak, and be willing to work unusual hours.
  • Experience with word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Interpret topographical and geographic information systems (GIS) based maps.
  • Speak before the media and write ecological reports, as well as, mitigation measures effectively.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work all levels, with a focus on quality customer service.

Conditions of Employment:  

  • A valid California State driver's license is a condition of initial and continued employment in this position.
  • In addition to the regular work schedule, this position may require availability to work evenings and/or weekends to attend meetings and trainings as needed.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to upload your cover letter and resume no later than 6/13/2018 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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