Associate Scientist or Senior Scientist

County of Inyo
Until Filled

Direct research and monitoring activities related to scientific specialty; develop and lead interdisciplinary research projects to improve monitoring and management of projects to protect or enhance the environment; coordinate with senior scientific and management staff to determine and implement Owens Valley management goals and strategies; collect and analyze field and laboratory data; prepare written and oral technical reports; supervise and train department field staff; prepare staffing and budgets for activities and studies related to scientific specialty; participate in department program development; obtain funding for projects; manage grants and contracts related to monitoring and research; assist in preparation and management of departmental budgets; and represent the department before  the Board of Supervisors, the Water Commission, the Standing Committee, the Technical Group, and other governmental governing bodies and organizations, private organizations and the public.  In addition to the duties above, the Senior Scientist assumes greater responsibility for supervision of staff and development and management of departmental budgets, work plans, and grants.  

Water Department Scientists may specialize in plant or wildlife ecology, hydrology, soil science, or related environmental fields.