As part of the District’s succession planning, we are recruiting an Associate Science Advisor to support the current Science Advisor to develop and implement the District’s science efforts, provide advice to the District’s Board of Directors, Committees and management, and serve as a liaison between the District and other science programs, such as the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP). This is an “at-will” position which serves at the discretion of the General Manager.
The essential responsibilities and duties of the Associate Science Advisor position include, but are not limited to, communicates science related information to local, State, and Federal agencies to ensure consistent application of programs and methodologies, analyzes, interprets, and reviews the scientific needs for fish and wildlife regulation and water project operations, recommends and participates in the issues associated with the implementation of the programs intended to protect and conserve aquatic species in the Delta and its tributaries, advises District Board of Directors, Committees, and management of scientific needs under programs intended to protect and conserve aquatic species in the Delta and tributaries to ensure use of sound scientific protocols in the implementation of these programs, communicates findings and recommendations to the District Board of Directors, Committees, and management and serves as the initial point of contact on general matters of science. Provides support services to attorneys for the District in litigation and administrative proceedings on issues involving science, Researches and prepares reports on relevant scientific topics related to resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed, assists with synthesis and analysis of scientific data concerning resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed, assists with identifying and evaluating the effects of biological processes on water quality in source water aqueducts and reservoirs, ability to identify and study problematic aquatic organisms to aid in the development of management and treatment strategies, assists in the preparation of reports, studies, and presentations, presents in meetings and formal regulatory processes concerning scientific understanding and participates in science related meetings.
Education and Experience: A doctorate degree in Biology, Ecology, or a closely related field and two (2) years of professional science experience; OR a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or a closely related field and five (5) years of professional science experience.
Knowledge of: Fisheries, aquatic ecosystems, endangered species, wildlife biology, and/or habitat restoration.
Standard Requirement: Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License along with a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider.
To be considered for this position, please submit a Westlands Water District Employment Application and your responses to the Supplemental Application no later than Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by mail or in person to:
Westlands Water District
Attention: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 6056, 3130 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93703
Visit the District’s Website at wwd.ca.gov
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For questions, please contact:
The Human Resources Department at (559) 241-6207
Resumes may be included with application materials; however, will not be accepted in lieu of completed application materials.
Email and/or fax application materials directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (559) 241-6286