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Resource Specialist GIS (Fixed Term)

Marin County Parks & Open Space

Recruitment #0618-17-02

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The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Parks are announcing a recruitment for the position of Resource Specialist GIS. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies that may occur while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.

CURRENT VACANCY: Currently, there is one full-time, fixed term vacancy through February 28, 2018 in Marin County Parks. Please note, the position may end prior to February 28, 2018, if funding ceases or the work is complete. In addition, the positions may continue if funding is renewed or extended. Per PMR 34.2 C, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force regulations at the completion of the term.

Position Information

This position is grant-funded and position extension is dependent on renewed funding. The Resource Specialist GIS will coordinate the stewardship and habitat restoration of the Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve. Primary responsibility of the Resource Specialist GIS will be to implement the multi-year Ring Mountain Management, Stewardship, and Restoration Program Work Plan, and to fulfill the ongoing partnership agreement with The Nature Conservancy. Under direct supervision of Marin County Parks Chief of Natural Resources and Science, the Resource Specialist GIS will oversee, implement, and monitor public access and habitat restoration projects; identify and manage non-native, invasive weeds; map and monitor rare plants; plan and manage public outreach programs.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will possess lead experience in land stewardship, including road and trail management, habitat restoration, and public outreach programs; a strong foundation in public lands natural resources management, including the ability to manage natural resource projects, and to organize, advertise, and hold volunteer and community outreach events intended to increase public awareness about natural resources on public lands; a strong understanding of ecological principles related to sensitive plant and wildlife species and their habitat; a working scientific knowledge of the native and non-native flora of Marin County, including the ability to identify, map, and monitor these flora using standard mapping and monitoring protocols. In addition, the ideal candidate will have an ability to create, maintain, and update maps and GIS data in ArcGIS.

Minimum Qualifications

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 geography, biology, natural sciences, resource management, forestry, 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.

Substitution: 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.

For more detailed information about this position, click here: class specification.

WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.

Testing Schedule

Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified application review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.