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Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, CA, United States

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Biologist I/II


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San Jose 

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Job Description:

Salary:  Based on a seven-step salary plan. Pre-tax payroll deductions toward CalPERS contributions are required of all employees.
Salary Rate:
Biologist I:  $6,784.27 - $8,684.00 monthly
Biologist II: $7,488.00 - $9,585.33 monthly
This position will perform the duties of a wetlands, riparian and vegetation ecologist on a variety of District programs and support the data collection needs of the unit's mitigation monitoring and Safe Clean Water Programs.

Job Requirements:

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:
•  Provide technical wetlands and vegetation ecology expertise to support planning, design
   and construction phases for various projects to minimize impacts on riparian, wetlands,
   and sensitive plant communities.
•  Assist with habitat restoration work including implementation, monitoring and reporting.
•  Conduct wetland delineations and critical wetland review in support of various projects.
•  Conduct riparian and wetland monitoring.
•  Assist with data collection and data management for Safe Clean Water Priorities D2 and
•  Provide remediation planning, implementation and technical support for the plant
   pathogen program.
Ideal candidate's background includes:
•  1-3 years or more of experience conducting habitat assessments, botanical field surveys,
    wetland delineations, CRAM assessments and vegetation mapping.
•  Ability to lead field crews and/or work independently is desired.
•  Field experience, GIS, database, and technical report writing experience.
Knowledge of:
•  Santa Clara County flora and fauna including local sensitive species, native plant
   communities and invasive species
•  Various vegetation monitoring techniques (transects, quadrats, wetland delineations, etc.).
•  State and Federal laws, permitting and CEQA.
•  GIS and database management.
•  Restoration design and ecology.
•  Various field experience including: jurisdictional wetland delineations, transect
   monitoring, general habitat assessments and mapping, soils, arboriculture, CRAM
   assessments, and rare and invasive plant identification and mapping.
•  GIS and other database experience or equivalent.
•  Technical report writing experience.
•  Multi-disciplinary team involvement with good oral and written communication skills and
   good critical thinking skills.
Typical Qualifications: 
Biologist I:
Biologist II:
Two years of experience performing biological, ecological or other related scientific research.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biological or natural sciences, ecology or a related field (such as botany, plant ecology, conservation biology, environmental sciences, natural resources, or other related fields). Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years.
Special Requirement:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. 

Security Clearance:

NO Security Clearance

Closing Date for Applications: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:59pm
For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to
apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/scvwd
Please visit the website: www.valleywater.org

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