Marin Municipal Water District-Ecologist or Senior Ecologist

01/31/2020 3:17 PM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

Final Filing Date: February 14, 2020

The Marin Municipal Water District seeks an Ecologist or Senior Ecologist (Vegetation) to support implementation of watershed vegetation programs. This includes oversight of vegetation inventory, mapping, monitoring, environmental compliance, mitigation and restoration activities. The Ecologist or Senior Ecologist (Vegetation) will have the responsibility for providing direction to technical support staff and contractors during implementation of all phases of the District’s Vegetation Management Plan, as well as with other watershed natural resources programs, as directed. In addition, the Ecologist or Senior Ecologist (Vegetation) will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and staff and will maintain a work environment that fosters positive employee engagement, high productivity and effective communication. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of botany, forestry, ecology, natural resources management and environmental compliance. The position will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individual and the needs of the District.

THE JOB:

This position (Ecologist) is responsible for the following:

·         Responsible for preparation and review of a wide variety of required technical studies and reports to meet the Districts needs;

·         Conducts applied research studies related to wildlife programs, vegetation management, roads and trails, environmental compliance, natural resources, and environmental education and volunteer programs;

·         Provides training for field crews conducting vegetation management, conducting biological monitoring, and/or facilitating volunteer and education events;

·         Participates in a planning and advisory capacity for District and community based projects consistent with programmatic goals and participates in technical working groups relating to other watershed programs as needed;

·         Assists with data collection for watershed Geographic Information System (GIS) and coordination with the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB);

This position (Senior Ecologist) is responsible for the following: .

·         Plans, develops, implements and administers the District's watershed and natural resources programs and projects;

·         Maintains and oversees maintenance of a variety of records, sensitive biological monitoring data, project budgets and statistical reports;

·         Identifies key natural resources and designs inventory and monitoring programs for these resources and/or volunteer program initiatives;

·         Designs and conducts applied research studies related to wildlife programs, vegetation management, environmental compliance, roads and trails, natural resources, and environmental education and volunteer programs;

·         Prepares or manages preparation of scope of work for contracts, solicits proposals, recommends selection, and reviews the work of environmental consultants preparing environmental documents, permits and special studies for District projects;

·         Prepares staff reports for presentation to the Board of Directors, and delivers oral presentations and annual reports before the District Board, committees and community based organization and the public;

·         Coordinates and/or contributes to the watershed Geographic Information System including documentation, data review, database design, and coordination with the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) and Calflora;

·         Oversees the coordination and planning of work crews in the field; determines work assignments, scheduling, site selection, site evaluation, and crew make-up; monitors field staff by direct observation; summarizes field work progress and proposes modifications to methods or scheduling of staff as needed to supervisors and managers; reports performance of field staff to managers;

In addition to the duties listed above, incumbents assigned to this classification may perform the additional duties listed below. The District may also assign incumbents to multiple areas, based on business need:

Minimum Qualifications (Ecologist):

Training and Experience: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be :

EDUCATION:  Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, natural resources management, environmental science/studies, forestry, wildlife management, environmental planning, hydrology, environmental education, ecology or a related field;  AND

EXPERIENCE:  Two years of increasingly responsible experience in botany, forestry, environmental compliance, biological monitoring, wildlife management, volunteer coordination and community engagement, and/or implementation of natural resources management programs.

Minimum Qualifications (senior Ecologist):

Training and Experience: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

EDUCATION: Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, natural resources management, environmental science/studies, forestry, wildlife management, environmental planning, hydrology, environmental education, ecology or a related field;  AND

EXPERIENCE:  Five years of increasingly responsible experience in botany, forestry, environmental compliance, biological monitoring, wildlife management, volunteer coordination and community engagement, and/or implementation of natural resources management programs.  OR

EDUCATION:  Completion of a Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, natural resources management, environmental science/studies, forestry, wildlife management, environmental planning, hydrology, environmental education, ecology or a related field;  AND

EXPERIENCE:  Three years of increasingly responsible experience in in botany, forestry, environmental compliance, biological monitoring, wildlife management, volunteer coordination and community engagement, and/or implementation of natural resources management programs.

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