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CDFW Seeks Applicants for Natural Resource Volunteer Program in the Sacramento Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Sacramento Area.
 
Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be confident and capable of speaking with the public one-on-one and in group settings. They must also be able to work independently and as a team member to complete tasks. Assignments will be in field, office and classroom environments.
 
“Our volunteers provide invaluable support to numerous CDFW staff, including biologists, wildlife officers and administrative employees,” said CDFW’s NRVP Coordinator Lt. Liz Gregory. “These are non-sworn, volunteer positons, without law enforcement authority, but their contributions to our daily workload are meaningful and help keep our operations running smoothly.”
 
NRVP positions are unpaid and require a service commitment of 16 hours per month. Duties may include responding to human/wildlife interaction calls, representing CDFW at community outreach events, working on CDFW lands, disseminating useful information to the public, instructing at NRVP academies and other assignments to assist staff as needed.
 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a California driver license (a California Department of Motor Vehicle driver’s report is required). The selection process includes an initial screening, application review, oral interview and a background check including a Live Scan fingerprint clearance.
 
Successful applicants will attend the NRVP training academy and receive 80 hours of conservation training. The initial phase of the academy is scheduled from March 13-24, 2017. The training process will continue with one class day per month from April through September. Volunteers will work with a trained mentor to implement their newly acquired skills during a six-month probationary period.
 
Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 3, 2017.
 
For additional information and to download an application, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/explore/volunteering/nrvp/apply.
 
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Lt. Gregory at (916) 358-2939.
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Media Contact:
Lt. Liz Gregory, CDFW Law Enforcement (916) 358-2939

CDFW Seeks Natural Resource Volunteers for North Coast Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the Eureka area.

Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be confident and capable of speaking with the public one-on-one and in group settings. They must also be able to work independently and as a team member to complete tasks. Assignments will be in field, office and classroom environments.

“NRVP members support biological, enforcement and administrative staff on a variety of issues by providing conservation education to the public,” said CDFW’s NRVP Coordinator Lt. Jeff Heitzenrater. “While these are non-sworn positons without law enforcement authority, their efforts directly aid and assist all branches of the department.”

NRVP positions are unpaid and require a service commitment of 16 hours per month. Duties may include responding to human/wildlife conflict calls, representing CDFW at community outreach events, working upon CDFW lands, disseminating useful information to the public, instructing at NRVP academies and other assignments to assist staff as needed.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a California driver license and produce a California Department of Motor Vehicle driver’s report. The selection process includes an initial screening, application review, oral interview and a background check including a Live Scan fingerprint clearance.

Successful applicants will attend the NRVP training academy and receive 80 hours of conservation training. The initial phase of the academy is scheduled from May 16-18, 2016. The training process will continue with one class day per month from June through October. Volunteers will work with a trained mentor to implement their newly acquired skills during a six-month probationary period.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2016.

For additional information and to download an application, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/explore/volunteering/nrvp/apply.

Please send applications to:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Natural Resource Volunteer Program
Attn: Lt. Heitzenrater
20 Lower Ragsdale Dr., Ste. 100
Monterey, CA 93940

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CDFW Seeking Applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program in Sacramento Area

Media Contacts:
Lt. Steven Stiehr, CDFW Law Enforcement Division, (916) 358-2877
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recruiting applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the Sacramento region.

The NRVP provides conservation education through public service, while enlisting biological, enforcement and administrative staff support to CDFW’s mission.

CDFW’s next volunteer training academy will be held in Sacramento in March. The deadline to apply is Feb. 9.

The selection process includes an initial screening, application review and a background check. Selected participants will attend a three-day training academy. An additional eight hour training day each month through the course of a seven month probationary period will prepare volunteers for a monthly service commitment of at least 16 hours.

Applicants should have basic computer and writing skills as well as a willingness to talk about conservation principles in the field or classroom settings. Applicants must also show a desire to work well with others in a team environment.

Volunteers have no law enforcement authority and are trained to be educational ambassadors for the department. They will participate in a variety of activities, including responding to human/wildlife incident calls, instructing at NRVP academies, representing CDFW at community outreach events and disseminating useful information to the public at CDFW lands, ecological reserves and fishing areas.

Please contact Lt. Steven Stiehr (916) 358-2877 for more information about how to submit an application.

CDFW to Host North Coast Natural Resource Volunteer Academy

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in in the North Coast Enforcement District (NCED). Interested residents in, but not limited to, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Mendocino, San Francisco and western Solano counties are strongly encouraged to apply.

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“The mission of the Natural Resources Volunteer Program is to provide conservation and enforcement education and public service while providing biological, enforcement and administrative support to CDFW staff,” said NRVP Program Coordinator Lt. Joshua Nicholas. “NRVP volunteers do not have law enforcement authority, but they are a huge help to the officers in the field and other CDFW staff members.”

CDFW is holding an NRVP training academy in Santa Rosa Jan. 12-14, with continued training to follow once a month through May 2015. Graduates of the academy become volunteers for CDFW. These positions are unpaid. Interested individuals go through a selection process, which includes an initial screening, application, interview and background check. If selected, individuals attend an 80-hour conservation course to prepare them for a monthly service commitment of at least 16 hours. After completing the academy, volunteers work with a trained volunteer mentor to implement their newly acquired skills during a six-month probationary period.

Applicants need to be over 18, should be teachable, accountable, have basic computer and writing skills and a willingness to talk about conservation principles to the public in the field and in a classroom setting. Applicants must show a desire to work well with others in a team environment to do tasks that free up time for paid CDFW staff.

Natural resource volunteer duties may include responding to human/wildlife incident calls, instructing at NRVP academies, representing CDFW at community outreach events and patrolling CDFW lands, ecological reserves and coastal and inland fishing areas.

Volunteers who are successful in the application and oral interview phase and will be required to have a Live Scan fingerprint performed and submitted.

Volunteer applicants must also have a current California driver license and produce a Department of Motor Vehicle driving report showing a good driving record for the last five years.

Please contact Lt. Joshua Nicholas at (707) 944-5562 prior to submitting an application.

Mail the completed applications by Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 to:

Natural Resource Volunteer Program
CDFW Bay Delta Region Office
7329 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558

 

Further information and an application can be found on the NRVP website at www.dfg.ca.gov/volunteer/NRVP/.

Media Contacts:
Lt. Joshua Nicholas, CDFW Law Enforcement Division, (707) 944-5562
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944

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Join California Department of Fish and Wildlife Natural Resource Volunteer Program in Sacramento

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recruiting applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the Sacramento area. The NRVP provides conservation and enforcement education through public service while providing biological, enforcement and administrative staff support to CDFW.

The next training academy will be held in Sacramento during September 2013.

Graduates will become unpaid, but very fulfilled volunteers for CDFW.

NRVP applicants go through a selection process which includes an initial screening and background check. Selected participants will attend a three-day training academy.  An additional eight-hour training day each month, through the course of a seven-month probationary period, will prepare them for a monthly service commitment of at least 16 hours. Volunteers will work with a trained mentor implementing their newly acquired skills.

Applicants should be teachable, accountable, have basic computer and writing skills and a willingness to talk about conservation principles to the public both in the field and in a class room setting. Applicants must show a desire to work well with others in a team environment to do tasks that free up time for paid CDFW staff.

CDFW Natural Resource Volunteers have no law enforcement authority and are trained to be educational ambassadors for CDFW, donating their time in a variety of areas including responding to human/wildlife incident calls, instructing at NRVP academies, representing CDFW at community outreach events, disseminating useful information to the public, and patrolling CDFW lands, ecological reserves, and inland and coastal fishing areas.

Application deadline is August 19, 2013. Applicants should be submitted as soon as possible. Please contact Lt. Steven Stiehr or Warden Brian Moore at (916) 358-1948 prior to submitting an application.

Media Contact:
Warden Brian Moore, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-1948
Lt. Steven Stiehr, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-1948