Government PositionsPositions that are available at the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex are listed in the Federal Government employment web site.
Grant-Funded PositionsOccasionally, listings for positions funded through grants or partners become available and will be listed here.
Biology Volunteers-in-ResidenceResponsibilities include: Endangered plant and animal surveys (birds, mice, plants, amphibians and invertebrates); endangered and native plant seed collection; non-native vegetation mapping and removal; weed surveys, mapping, and control; avian predator surveys; vernal/seasonal pool sampling; nest success monitoring; cross support with other refuges; data entry; report preparation; GPS; occasional early morning/late evening/weekend work; and working with staff and volunteers. When hiring, listings can be found at:San Jose State University Career CenterTexas A&M University Job BoardSociety for Conservation Biology
Biology Volunteers-in-Residence - San Pablo Bay NWR and Marin Islands NWRResponsibilities include: Native plant propagation, plant restoration, and invasive plant control; mapping of invasive plants with GPS and managing spatial data; assistance with small mammal and bird surveys; database management. When hiring, listing can be found at:Sonoma State UniversityUC Davis Internship and Career Center Texas A&M University Job Board Society of Conservation BiologyWildlife Society
Biology Volunteers-in-Residence - Endangered Least Tern (May-August)Responsibilities include: Monitor colony of endangered birds and their predators; heavy record keeping; good computer and communication skills; work with staff and volunteers. When hiring, listing can be found at:Texas A&M University Job Board Society for Conservation Biology
Environmental Education Volunteers-in-ResidenceResponsibilities include: Support the Environmental Education Program and weekend programs at the Visitor Center and Environmental Education Center; assist with office work and coordination of events; communicate with educators; perform equipment maintenance; assist with weekend programs; develop education curriculum for on/off site use; greet visitors and provide refuge information. When hiring, listings can be found on this web page. Do not send your resumé until there is a job listing.
Visitor Services Volunteers-in-Residence Responsibilities include: Work with volunteers from a variety of backgrounds & ages; staff and manage the Visitor Center Desk; lead volunteer groups; write and/or assist with editing the volunteer newsletter; assist/lead special events; present interpretive programs for children; create fliers and other publications for the general public; respond to public and volunteer inquiries; assist with mailings, database and record keeping; assist Environmental Education, Biology and Admin staff when needed. When hiring, listings can be found at:
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The precocious chicks use camouflage to protect themselves from predators.