Seasonal Wildlife Technician

Green Diamond Resource Company Korbel, California
Job Type Seasonal / temporary


Primary responsibility to conduct surveys for spotted owls as required by Green Diamond’s Habitat Conservation Plan and timber harvest planning. May assist with other wildlife surveys as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)
•Conducts spotted owl and barred owl surveys using electronic calls and visual searches. Will conduct survey work alone, at night, with radio contact.
•Determines nesting status at spotted owl sites.
•Utilizes compass, maps, aerial photographs and record spatial information
•Enters field data accurately and efficiently on forms and in computer databases.
•Assists in a variety of other wildlife surveys as needed.
•Participates actively in company safety program.

•General knowledge of local terrestrial vertebrates.
•Current valid driver’s license and current driver’s record printout at the time of offer.
•Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
•Effective and productive communication skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well - clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
•Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin. Shares knowledge with others; participates in mentoring.
•Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
•Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges.
•Completed or currently enrolled in a university wildlife program or related discipline.
•Demonstrated competency with personal computers and relevant programs for word processing, data entry and analysis.
•Experience driving 4-wheel drive pickups and all-terrain vehicles is desired.
•Experience using GIS and GPS preferred.
•Education or experience with forest management techniques is desired though not required.
•Familiarity with a variety of vertebrate survey techniques is desired.

•Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
•Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
•Must have ability to work independently during the day or night and without immediate supervision in remote areas.
•Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
•Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
•Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
•Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
•Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.
•Ability to load and unload ATV into a pickup truck.
•This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 4.


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Category Wildlife