Natural Resource Management

California State Parks is seeking a qualified individual to work on the Natural Resource Management team in coastal Orange County, California. The Natural Resource Team is charged with protecting, managing and restoring the natural features of six of Orange County’s coastal State Parks. This position is primarily a field position with some office work. Reporting location for this position is Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach, CA but work will take place from San Onofre State Beach up to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Work locations vary from coastal beaches to more rural backcountry. The team works on a variety of projects including:


 ·       Various tasks associated with restoration projects including weeding, planting, monitoring, etc.; assisting or conducting land form evaluation

·       Endangered plant and animal species management

·       Soil analysis or preparation

·       Monitoring and mapping current and past projects

·       Seed collection and/or preparation

·       Analyses and evaluation of data

·       Recommending actions, research and independent studies

·       Literature searches and reviews; and preparation of reports and correspondence.

·       Oversee and direct contractors on various projects


Staff reports and works under the direction of the district Environmental Scientist. Work is seasonal, Monday through Friday 7-3:30 and lasting approximately 9 months of full time work. Some flexibility in schedule is permitted.


There is no housing available for this position. Pay is based on experience; the base pay rate is $9.98/hour and can increase with proof of a Bachelor’s of Science degree or Masters of Science degree.


 Desired Qualifications:

·       BS in natural resource-based field preferred, but not required

·       Experience with California native plant identification

·       Background education or training in ecology, natural history, biology, etc.

·       Physically able to work in variable terrain and weather conditions

·       Mechanical equipment knowledge

·       Microsoft Office knowledge and basic computer experience, Arc GIS experience a plus

·       Ability to make day-to-day decisions based on project and program needs

·       Good communication and writing skills

·       Strong attention to detail and proven organizational skills

·       Can work independently to complete projects in a timely fashion and work with other staff as a contributing team member in the field and in the office

·       Professional, polite, and positive attitude especially while working with others and interacting with  the public.


If interested, please email your resume and responses to the following questions in a cover letter to:


1.     Please explain any field experience you have had that directly relates to projects this team works on.

2.     Please describe any qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the job.

3.     Please provide 2 professional references.