San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity - MSHCP Field Biologist (Santa Ana Watershed Association)

April 27, 2022 0:00am to May 27, 2022 0:00am

This effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to the BMP throughout western Riverside County in California. This position will require the incumbent to be a self-starter with proven biological monitoring experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of biologists, under the direct supervision of the BMP Biologist Supervisor. The Field Biologist works in the field (80%) and on associated office tasks, including data entering and checking (20%). Job duties include field data collection and data entry for bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, invertebrate, and plant species that are covered under the MSHCP on conserved lands.

Primary duties include: 1. Conduct biological surveys for covered wildlife, rare plant species and native vegetation communities.

  1. Prepare maps using ArcGIS and Google Earth; prepare survey station waypoints for upload to GPS units.

  2. Collect field data in the prescribed manner, following established protocols.

  3. Digitize data using an established Microsoft Access database, and perform quality assurance checks on entered data.

  4. Assist with report preparation.

  5. Attend meetings and training as assigned.

  6. Complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision in a timely fashion.

  7. Expected to operate 4WD vehicles, digital equipment and GPS units,

  8. May conduct the following activities, with support of other lead staff: design and oversee short-term field survey efforts including protocol writing, training of inexperienced staff, and management of day-to-day field survey logistics; conduct and interpret statistical analysis of survey data; write survey summaries or reports.

Please see the attached job announcement.