Job Posting: Biodiversity Coordinator

Department of Fish and Wildlife

JC-137615
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Biodiversity Coordinator
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SPECIALIST)

$6,491.00 - $8,075.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Science Institute Environmental Program Manager, this position consults and works across the Department of Fish and Wildlife, with state and federal agencies and other partners on issues related to preserving, managing, and restoring the ecosystems for resiliency to protect the state’s biodiversity from climate change and other pressures. Duties include but are not limited to multi-stakeholder collaboration, partnership coordination, and resource management and policy analysis.

 

The biodiversity coordinator will work across state, federal, tribal, and local governments as well as with stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and the academic community to develop advance innovative partnerships to help promote understanding of current and future threats, protect maintain or heighten resilience of native vegetation ecosystems, manage connectivity of natural terrestrial and aquatic and working lands managed/agricultural ecosystems, and explore financing to preserve biodiversity in California. The position works across state agencies, including the California Departments of Water Resources, Transportation, Food and Agriculture, Conservation, Office of Planning And Research (OPR), California Biodiversity Council, and the Strategic Growth Council, California Landscape Conservation Partnership, as well as conservancies and boards or commissions relevant to advancing biodiversity conservation.

 

The biodiversity coordinator serves as coordinating staff to the California Landscape Conservation Partnership to improve cooperation between the various resource management and environmental protection organizations at federal, state, local, and private levels. The position works with state, federal and local partners, including CDFW’s Invasive Species Program, California Invasive Plant Council, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Resource Conservation Districts’ Weed Management Areas and other entities as appropriate, to address prevention, early detection, control, or eradication of invasive plant and animal species by helping to implement early detection, rapid response efforts to avoid, and advance sound action plans, to control, eradicate or mitigate effects of invasive species in California. Analyze and recommend comprehensive management and policy options, and conduct literature review and internal CDFW resource management program evaluations to determine and recommend sound policy actions CDFW can take to preserve biodiversity. Support Science Institute initiatives aimed at fostering science practices that inform management and policy decision-making, particularly if informing biodiversity conservation-related decisions.

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

Working Conditions

Knowledge of: Basic principles of land, water, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources research; principles of ecology; biodiversity, soil sciences, resource management, hydrology and geology; statistical methods; natural resources, and the environment; California and Federal environmental laws, rules, regulations, and requirements; hydrology and geology, and concepts employed in a variety of disciplines including environmental planning, economics, and resource management; geolocation and geo-referencing software applications, resource conservation program impacts and implementation strategies. In addition to the above, broad knowledge of the legislative process; California and federal environmental regulatory and resource management laws, regulations, plans, programs, and policies relating to their program area; resource management practices and techniques; and the environment.

 

Ability to: Develop, apply or modify scientific methodologies, research projects, criteria, procedures, guidelines, reference materials, planning and regulatory documents, and other innovative solutions for critical and/or sensitive environmental management problems; independently plan environmental studies; provide research and evaluation of short-term and important projects concerning public health, agricultural productivity, and environmental protection; develop techniques for handling and analyzing a large variety of detailed data; communicate the results and implications of studies to nonspecialists; act as an expert witness in court or at legislative or quasi-judicial hearings; provide leadership in accomplishing basic functions and objectives in assigned programs; and inspire confidence and effective working relationships with employees, managers, and leaders in government and industry. Plan and facilitate large meetings, develop and give oral presentations.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-137615
Position #(s):
565-002-0765-XXX
Working Title:
Biodiversity Coordinator
Classification:
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SPECIALIST)
$6,491.00 - $8,075.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are committed to managing and protecting California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. Join us and begin a meaningful new career. 

Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov

Special Requirements

Knowledge of: Basic principles of land, water, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources research; principles of ecology; biodiversity, soil sciences, resource management, hydrology and geology; statistical methods; natural resources, and the environment; California and Federal environmental laws, rules, regulations, and requirements; hydrology and geology, and concepts employed in a variety of disciplines including environmental planning, economics, and resource management; geolocation and geo-referencing software applications, resource conservation program impacts and implementation strategies. In addition to the above, broad knowledge of the legislative process; California and federal environmental regulatory and resource management laws, regulations, plans, programs, and policies relating to their program area; resource management practices and techniques; and the environment.

 

Ability to: Develop, apply or modify scientific methodologies, research projects, criteria, procedures, guidelines, reference materials, planning and regulatory documents, and other innovative solutions for critical and/or sensitive environmental management problems; independently plan environmental studies; provide research and evaluation of short-term and important projects concerning public health, agricultural productivity, and environmental protection; develop techniques for handling and analyzing a large variety of detailed data; communicate the results and implications of studies to nonspecialists; act as an expert witness in court or at legislative or quasi-judicial hearings; provide leadership in accomplishing basic functions and objectives in assigned programs; and inspire confidence and effective working relationships with employees, managers, and leaders in government and industry. Plan and facilitate large meetings, develop and give oral presentations.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: TANYA BELL
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

TANYA BELL
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Response to the Supplemental Questions as instructed below must be included in your application packet.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Ability to work with diverse interests in advancing biodiversity preservation throughout California. Demonstrated ability to act independently, open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact. Conscientious, positive, reliable, responsible, organized, and enthusiastic; strong initiative and adaptable; strategic thinker; ability to multi-task. Consistently applies the best available scientific information and accurate analysis. This includes innovative solutions for difficult environmental management problems and new methodologies and scientific application to aid management in policy formation and implementation. Conducts business in a professional manner, is effective in achieving desired results especially for the most sensitive environmental review or planning. Effectively manages time through goal setting, prioritization and work planning. Manages overtime in accordance with labor agreements and direction of management. Analyzes situations and takes appropriate actions; establishes and maintains cooperative relations; communicates effectively; prepares clear, complete, and technically accurate communications; applies laws, rules, regulations, policies, and requirements of California and Federal environmental protection and resource management programs; assesses the impact of proposed State and Federal environmental legislation and regulations; understands principles of risk assessment and risk management; works with professionals from a variety of disciplines within and outside of State government; and reviews and understands technical research reports on emerging environmental issues.

 

Works independently and in a team setting. Effective written and verbal communication skills; persuasive communication abilities; ability to build and maintain positive relationships; builds trust through honest communication and actions; strives to listen to others and understand their interests, concerns, and ideas; works independently and as part of a team; interacts effectively with others to achieve goals. Demonstrated ability to make independent judgements, be open-minded, flexible, and tactful.

Benefits

Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at www.calhr.ca.gov and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at www.calpers.ca.gov.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Exam/cert Unit
(916) 653-8120
Hiring Unit Contact:
Christina Sloop
(916) 445-9045

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO OFFICE
(916) 653-9089
EEO@wildlife.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

Please follow these three guidelines when preparing your statement of qualifications (SOQ). Please type the SOQ in Calibri 12pt font. SOQ is not to exceed two pages with 1 inch margins.

  1. Describe your experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including government agencies to reach a conservation related outcome.
  2. Give an example of your experience working in the conservation arena with specific focus on biodiversity conservation and climate change, describing a specific program/project you participated in, the goals and desired outcomes, and your role in reaching them.
  3. Outline the steps you take when coordinating and facilitating high level stakeholder groups to implement the goals of a specific initiative according to a pre-determined timeline.

Filing Instructions

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF TANYA BELL

 

Indicate Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) - 565-002-0765-XXX & RPA# EO 18-005 on your application.

 

We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.

 

To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification.  If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off