Resource Specialist Geographic Information Systems

  • Marin County
  • San Rafael, CA, USA
  • Apr 28, 2019
Conservation/ Natural Resources GIS - Remote Sensing

Job Description


There is currently one full-time, two-year fixed term vacancy within Marin County Parks. Continuation of this fixed-term position is dependent upon on-going funding. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and all future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active. This list will remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.
The Biodiversity and Fuels Management Coordinator will serve as the District's field liaison for fire fuel reduction projects. Primary responsibilities will be to coordinate fire fuel reduction projects that protect and improve wildlife habitats on District preserves. Under direct supervision of Marin County Parks Superintendent, the Resource Specialist will oversee, implement, and collaborate on projects stemming from the District's Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan (VBMP) and Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). This position will serve as a technical resource to County Parks staff for implementation of bird and wildlife protection BMPs on assigned projects, implementation of the District's vegetation and fuels management goals, and oversight of the District's vegetation modification permit program for defensible space projects.In addition, this position will collaborate with staff, Marin County Fire Department work crews, contractor crews, and volunteer groups in setting work priorities and planning fuel reduction activities on Parks and District lands. This position will also work with stakeholders and regional agencies to partner on projects that benefit wildlife and reduce fuel loads on a countywide and regional level. 


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will possess lead experience in land stewardship, baseline biological data collection and bird and plant field surveys, and public outreach. They will have a strong foundation in public sector natural resources management and conservation biology; experience working with the fauna and flora of Marin County, including the ability to identify, map, and monitor these species and their habitats using standard mapping and monitoring protocols. The ideal candidate will have experience observing and surveying avian and terrestrial wildlife; experience with protocol level surveys with rare, threatened, and endangered species, such as the Northern spotted owl and sensitive plant communities. They will have experience with environmental compliance laws and regulations and working with land management and fire protection agencies. The ideal candidate will have experience with current data collection and analysis technology including: CalFlora, Avenza pdf, or similar. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven ability to prioritize and plan projects to enhance habitat value for native and endangered plant species; collect and download spatial data from a GPS device; and the ability to use ArcGIS and display biological and project data in a map format.  The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills, and have experience creating reports and presenting project data to diverse public and private stakeholder groups.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed in the class specification. Typically, equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology, natural sciences, resource management, geography, wildlife management or a related science and two years of professional experience which includes development and implementation of resource management projects with an emphasis on GIS or experience in digitizing data or working with ortho-photography and/or automated geographic information databases.
Additional experience in geography, biology, natural sciences, resource management, forestry, wildlife management or a related science can be substituted for the four-year degree on a year-for-year basis.

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Government- Local/Regional


$5,455.13 - $6,691.75 Monthly