Wildlife Monitor

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the world’s largest national parks in an urban area, encompassing 80,000 acres of California coastal landscape and visited by 17 million people each year. These parklands add immeasurably to the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (Parks Conservancy) is the non-profit partner of this national park. The Parks Conservancy works with the National Park

Service on projects to preserve and restore habitat, rehabilitate trails and trail corridors, improve facilities for park visitors, and protect special status species during these projects.

Position Overview

The Wildlife Monitor is responsible for implementing a range of fish and wildlife monitoring and management activities in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) Wildlife and Aquatic Ecologists. This position will conduct monitoring for northern spotted and barred owls, snowy plovers, bank swallows, harbor seals, tide water gobies, California red-legged frogs, rocky intertidal communities, wetlands, and possibly other wildlife species and habitats. Additional duties include landbird nest surveys, coyote, raccoon and skunk management, and implementing wildlife protections. Duties include field data collection, data entry and management, computer mapping, literature searches and report preparation. Additionally, the Wildlife Monitor is responsible for recruiting, training, managing, and supervising volunteers performing wildlife monitoring activities. This is a full-time position, temporary position, based out of the Marin Headlands.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with Parks Conservancy Resource Conservation staff and NPS Wildlife and Aquatic Ecologists and volunteer program managers to coordinate all monitoring activities.
  • Coordinates and communicates with other Parks Conservancy and NPS staff, biologists.
  • Conducts field monitoring activities for northern spotted and barred owls, snowy plovers, bank swallows, harbor seals, tide water gobies, California red-legged frogs, rocky intertidal communities, wetlands, and possibly other wildlife species and habitats
  • Supports and implements wildlife protections and integrated pest management activities related to nuisance animals.
  • Enters all monitoring data onto pre-defined data sheets, records all monitoring locations on topographic maps and completes all management and QA/QC for completed data.
  • Recruits, manages, schedules and provides training to volunteers.
  • Prepares documents and reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science preferred 1 year experience in wildlife monitoring: general bird, amphibian and fish monitoring skills; habitat assessment; specific skills desired include spotted owl monitoring, work with California red-legged frogs, shorebird monitoring, and landbird nest searching.
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office, especially including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in use of ArcGIS preferred.
  • Has experience working independently to perform field survey work.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Has worked directly with, trained or managed volunteers, considers and responds

appropriately to the needs and capabilities of different people in different situations; is

tactful, and treats others with respect; relates effectively to others when encountering difficult situations.

  • Motivated, speaks clearly and effectively, is thoughtful, persuasive; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs.
  • Pitches in and contributes to achieving group goals; supports everyone’s efforts to

succeed; balances team and individual responsibilities.

  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; can clearly explain reasoning for decisions;

includes appropriate people in decision-making process; demonstrates persistence

and overcomes obstacles; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in an office, operating a computer and primarily an outdoor setting, with potential for inclement weather and rugged terrain
  • Work is primarily performed standing or walking
  • Work requires squatting and kneeling
  • Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 45 pounds

How to apply

Please email a thoughtful cover letter and your resume to hr@parksconservancy.org

Please put the job title in the subject of your email.

Applications will be accepted until noon on March 7th 2014.

San Francisco, California
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA, 94123, US