Wildlife Biologist Analyst (2-year position that is extendable depending on funding), full-time, $22.08/h with full benefits.
Job Description: We are hiring a wildlife biologist analyst for a 2-year position with a potential for extension depending on funding) for a full-time hourly position at $22.08/h with full benefits. The candidate will work with a team of biologists compiling and analyzing data in coastal wetland of the San Francisco Bay estuary with a focus on a project on small mammals. Major tasks for the position will include completing a summary report of available small mammal trapping datasets; conducting detailed habitat preference analyses for the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse from existing trapping datasets, vegetation analyses, and LiDAR elevation data to develop a scientific manuscript; and assisting the team in completing the objectives and a final report for a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant. A variety of other diverse tasks including analyses and fieldwork may be assigned associated with wetland conservation efforts in the estuary including carbon sequestration and invasive species studies. The work will be coordinated with state and federal agencies, universities, NGOs, and consulting firms working on regional wetlands.
This position will be hired through the Suisun Resource Conservation District (SRCD; www.suisunrcd.org), a special district of the state of California. SRCD is based in Suisun Marsh, the largest brackish marsh on the west coast that supports a large population of Pacific Flyway wintering waterfowl and other native species including the salt marsh harvest mouse. The location of the position will be based at the SRCD office in Suisun Marsh with some of the work remote or in the greater Bay Area. The position will require local travel for meetings and fieldwork.
This full-time position includes salary, full medical and retirement benefits, and a flexible schedule with possibility of extension based on funding. The candidate must have or be willing to learn a diverse set of skills including report and manuscript preparation, “R” coding experience and modeling, ArcGIS mapping, vegetation identification, Real Time Kinematic GPS survey equipment use, collection of monitoring and assessment data, and a variety of other tasks as assigned. Fieldwork may include challenging environmental conditions and long hours starting before dawn and ending after dusk. A proven background in wetland ecology and wildlife management, wildlife or small mammal habitat studies, experience working with land managers, proven skill in report writing and scientific publication, and experience in “R” coding and GIS mapping would be preferred. A valid driver’s license will be required for the position.
Primary duties: compiling small mammal and vegetation datasets; developing a summary report; conducting habitat preference analyses and assisting in writing of a scientific manuscript; assisting in capture logistics and fieldwork as needed; working with a team in completing a final grant report; and supporting other wetland conservation studies.
Location: Based at the Suisun Resource Conservation District office, Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, Suisun City, CA with some work done remotely.
Qualification: Graduate degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or similar; knowledge of wetlands and wildlife; experience working with capture datasets; background in conducting analyses and modeling; knowledge of “R” coding and ArcGIS, proven experience completing scientific publications and reports, background working with diverse teams, experience conducting wetland fieldwork. Submit via email with a detailed letter of interest, resume, and include 3 references with contact information (email, telephone).
Start Date: 8/9/2021
Application Deadline: 7/26/2021 or until filled
Contact: Dr. John Y. Takekawa, Operations Manager; Suisun Resource Conservation District, 2544 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City, CA 94585