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Mexican Spotted Owl Crew Technician, Crew Lead, & Crew Lead 2 | Arizona & New Mexico | Closes 03/26/18

Mexican Spotted Owl Technician, Crew Lead & Crew Lead 2

OPENING DATE: 12/8/17

CLOSING DATE: 3/26/18

DEPARTMENT: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

JOB TYPE: Temporary

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Technician: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire up to nine field technicians for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. Field technicians will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working and hiking at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with some backpacking. The season begins in early April and continues until mid-July. Two technician positions will start in May. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.

Crew Lead 1: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire a crew leader 1 for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. The crew leader 1 will oversee the scheduling and logistics of five technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, and maintain thorough communication with the project manager. In addition, the crew leader 1 will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with some backpacking. The season begins in late March and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.

Crew Lead 2: The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire a crew leader 2 for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. The crew leader 2 will mentor and work alongside up to two interns, oversee the scheduling and logistics of five technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, and maintain thorough communication with the project manager. In addition, the crew leader 2 will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a lot of camping and hiking with some backpacking. The field season begins in late March and continues until mid-July. Additional field work and office work for the crew leader 2 will extend to the end of August. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off during the field season.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Technician: Completion or progress towards a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field • Driver’s license and 4WD experience • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs • Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit) • Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data • Good communication • Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to wendy.lanier@birdconservancy.org. Name your application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2018_technician. Application review will begin January 2nd and continue until the positions are filled.

Crew Lead 1: Basic qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field • Driver’s license and 4WD experience • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs • Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit) • Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data • Good communication • Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons Additional qualifications for crew leader 1 position: • Prior leadership experience • Exceptional organization • Professional communication for interacting with Forest Service biologists and updating project leader • Ability to manage field logistics and crew schedules

Crew Lead 2: Basic qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field • Driver’s license and 4WD experience • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs • Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit) • Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data • Good communication • Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods • Enthusiasm for spending 4 months in beautiful forests and canyons Additional qualifications for crew leader 2 position: • Must have prior experience leading a field crew of at least 4 individuals • Exceptional organization • Professional communication for interacting with Forest Service biologists and updating project leader • Ability to manage field logistics and crew schedules

 

To Apply: wendy.lanier@birdconservancy.org

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AZGFD Navigational Aid Technician | Phoenix, AZ | Closes 12/26/2017

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AZGFD Navigational Aid Technician

OPENING DATE: 12/8/17

CLOSING DATE: 12/26/2017

DEPARTMENT: Arizona Game and Fish Dept.

JOB TYPE: Full Time/Permanent

SALARY: $29,008 – $52,039

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This position assists with field operations for the Department’s Boating Access and Aids to Navigation Programs to enhance safe boating and boating access on waterways to the public.  Responsibilities include operation, installation and maintenance of navigational markers at more than 17 waterways in Arizona.  Conducts day to day field activities with or without direct supervision.  Travels to and from waterways transporting materials and supplies.  Duties include maintaining and inventorying assigned equipment and materials, construction and maintenance of different boat and fishing docks and other boating access facilities, assisting with boating enforcement projects, record keeping and providing technical assistance to other Department work units and various local, state and federal agencies with water-related wildlife management activities.  Exercises discretion in marking hazards in the interest of public safety. Safely operates a variety of watercraft, vehicles, and specialized equipment and tools.  Completes and submits timely, required department records and documentation.  Attends and participates in department training and meetings as required.  Work schedule will vary depending on project demand.  Position will require statewide travel and may include camping in remote areas for extended periods of time with seasonal exposure to hot, cold, and wet weather conditions.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate must have knowledge of/in: boating laws and regulations; watercraft operation; vehicle (four-wheel drive) and OHV operation; truck and trailer towing; swimming and snorkeling; topographical map reading; buoy and mooring tackle installation in differing water depths; US Aids to Navigation System; sonar graphs, depth finders and GPS receivers; various power and hand tools; basic first aid and CPR techniques.   The candidate must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  The ideal candidate will have two years of work experience in outdoor construction, maintenance, and watercraft operation.

Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.   Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 

To Apply: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ 

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Maricopa County Parks Education Supervisor | Peoria, AZ | Closes 12/26/17

Maricopa County Parks Education Supervisor

OPENING DATE: 12/11/17

CLOSING DATE: 12/26/2017

DEPARTMENT: Maricopa County Parks

JOB TYPE: Full Time/Permanent

SALARY: $43,888 – $60,320

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Park Education Supervisor provides park system educational services and interpretive, recreation, community, and maintenance at the Desert Outdoor Center for the public while protecting park resources.

This position is located at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant located at 41402 N 87th Ave, Peoria, AZ

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Environmental Education, Range or Natural Resource Management, Biology, Ecology, or a closely related field and four (4) years of experience in a park, environmental education or related recreation field.  An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or experience may substitute for the minimum requirements on a year for year basis.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver’s License. “Prior to an offer being made, placement in this position is contingent upon applicant completing a thorough background check”

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Skilled In:

  • Employee development and performance management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Developing and evaluating educational programs and curriculum
  • Team building

Ability to:

  • Hike and assist staff with daily maintenance of Desert Outdoor facility when needed (i.e. cleaning, basic maintenance).

Knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of parks and recreation education and management
  • Microsoft Office products and a variety of social media applications.
  • The point of sale and maintenance work order system within three (3) months of hire.

Preferred education and/or experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Parks and Recreation or Environmental Education. Advanced experience working in parks. Experience in recreation educational programs. Experience in park management.  Supervisory experience in a park or recreational field.

Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Certified Parks and Recreation Professionals (CPRP) or National Association for Interpretation (NAI)
Working conditions:
This position requires exposure to outdoor elements related to weather such as high heat temperatures, etc. There is the potential for exposure to traumatic subject matter with the exposure of the outdoors to our visitors, which could result in search and rescue. This position may require working nights, weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:
  • Constantly develops, implements, and standardizes the Department’s environmental education and recreation program.
  • Provide standards and guidance to all Interpretive staff for educational and recreational curriculum and program development.
  • Utilize social and traditional media to promote recreational and educational opportunities provided by the Department: Constantly represent the Department as the Nature Education Liaison for all Department Interpretive Ranger Programming.
  • Constantly plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises the operation of the Desert Outdoor Center.
  • Ensures facility and surrounding areas, amenities, trails, and open spaces are well maintained and functional.
  • Supervises park staff, establishes performance goals, and evaluates work performance.
  •  Trains employees in work and safety procedures and department policies.
  • Plans, prepares, and revises work schedules and duty assignments according to budget allotments, customer needs, problems, workloads, and statistical forecasts.
  • Supervises, coordinates, and insures user fees are collected and accounted for within point of sale system.
  • Participates in work of subordinates to facilitate productivity or overcome difficult aspects of work.
  • Frequently prepares reports and collects data on interpretive education and recreation program and operating reports including, but not limited to, attendance, revenue, donations, safety.
  • Verifies completeness and accuracy of subordinates’ work, computations, and records including their own.
  • Occasionally conducts overnight youth and family camping events that include overnight stays to help develop nature skills.
  • Communicates with adult chaperones to understand the needs and skill level of the youth.
  • Maintains a status of awareness and responds to deal with unforeseen emergencies or complications in a swift and professional manner while ensuring the safety of every visitor.
  • Occasionally resolves complaints from park users and consults with Parks Operation Manager to resolve issues.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://jobs.maricopa.gov

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
301 W Jefferson
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3755 (staffed Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm MST, excluding holidays)
hrfeedback@mail.maricopa.gov

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It is the policy of Maricopa County not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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