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Vegetation Program Specialist I

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Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose , CA 95101

Posted 2 months ago

Description Do you want to help with ecological restoration and controlling invasive plant species?
Unit: Vegetation Field Operations Division:
Watersheds Operations and Maintenance Position Code: 0971 Salary: Based on a seven-step salary plan.
Pre-tax payroll deductions toward CalPERS contributions are required of all employees.
NOTE: Normal business hours are Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers a variety of work schedules suited to accommodate the business needs of the organization.For more information on the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Flexible Work Schedule Program visit The supplemental questions should be answered thoroughly, clearly and concisely as the responses provided (along with the entire application package) will be carefully reviewed to determine which candidates will move forward in the recruitment process.
Duties: This position provides technical support to vegetation management program activities.
Duties include mapping and monitoring of invasive plant management and riparian planting mitigation.
This position also performs mitigation monitoring, field investigations and surveys, make calculations of work impacts, record associated data, prepares annual plans of work to be performed, submittal of annual summary reports, and writes work orders using Maximo system.
This position will also provide administration and oversight of GPS data collection.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Preparation of GIS maps, monitoring reports, work orders, and associated documents.
Performing field assessments, GPS mapping, quantifying work to be performed and estimating impacts of work and associated mitigation.
Preparation of annual work lists, annual summary reports of work accomplished.
Responding to customer concerns using Access Valley Water System.
Providing input on and assisting lead and supervisory staff in tracking daily work accomplishments associated.
Ideal candidate's background includes:
Experience in: More than one year of experience in vegetation monitoring, ecological restoration, invasive plant management, and report writing.
At least one year of database applications and use of GIS systems and GPS tools.
Experience and/or knowledge using Maximo or relevant database.
Experience working with State and Federal regulatory agencies.
Experience in Botany or Horticulture.
Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) in Categories C and F is desirable.
Knowledge of: Native and non-native plants.
Applicable environmental regulations.
Integrated vegetation management techniques.
Federal, state, local laws, codes, and regulations.
Ability to: Gather data through field investigations.
Write clear and concise reports.
Interpret specifications, maps, plans and environmental documents.
Effectively communicate.
Typical Qualifications Experience:
Three (3) years of experience in integrated vegetation management, ecological restoration, horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, or field maintenance planning.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in biology, botany, horticulture, silviculture, environmental sciences, natural sciences, or a related field.
Special Requirement:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license . 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.
Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination.
To review the Classification Specification, please click here Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following:application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated for minimum qualifications.Resumes are recommended.
NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds.
The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.
The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling . Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.
Closing Date/Time: 9/21/2018 11:59 PM Pacific


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Vegetation Program Specialist I

Expired Job

Santa Clara Valley Water District