Job Postings

Job Postings

If you have job announcements you would like posted on this page, send them to jobs@tws-west.org.  Job listings will be posted for 3 months unless a closing date is listed on the job announcement.

There is also a jobs page on the national TWS web site at careers.wildlife.org

(Date indicates when each announcement was posted to the web site.)


19 March, 2019:  Botanist/Restoration Ecologist, Environmental Science Associates, San Diego, CA

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 500-person environmental consulting firm with a national reputation as an industry leader with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida. We currently have strategic growth trajectory expected within the next 5 years that will increase our staffing numbers and office locations. ESA specializes in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance. For more than 45 years, our scientists and technical specialists have provided critical thinking and measured analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and enduring solutions. Our skilled managers, scientists, planners and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future and good environmental stewardship. ESA was founded on the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and credibility.

About the Position:

The ESA Southern California Region is seeking one mid to senior-level botanist/restoration ecologist to work in the San Diego office. This position requires a bachelors’ degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 5 years working in biological resources. The preferred candidate will have a strong background and experience in botany, preparing habitat restoration plans, biological resource surveys (with preferred experience in vegetation classification, rare plant surveys, and restoration quantitative/qualitative monitoring and preparing monitoring reports), permitting and endangered species documentation, biological report or CEQA/NEPA biological section preparation, client management, and project/task management. Additional biological expertise including having USFWS 10a permits, conducting USFWS protocol surveys, and/or experience conducting nesting bird survey surveys, is a plus but not required. You’ll work on exciting and challenging projects including parks and preserves, land management planning, water and wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, monitoring, and restoration.

Requirements:

An ideal candidate must possess effective problem-solving ability, exceptional writing and editing capabilities, and relationships with clients and agency personnel in the greater San Diego area. Experience effectively managing schedules and task/project budgets desired, as well as strong knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance. This role requires the initiative, confidence and tenacity to uphold ESA’s strong work-ethic and to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team environment. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA/BS in a related discipline, a minimum of 5 years’ experience; or Masters and a minimum of 4 years’ experience.

Benefits:

ESA is owned entirely by its employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence and professional development.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=9903&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296

Diversity:

At ESA, we value diversity and inclusion. Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique. ESA’s culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)

 Note: All applications received (if complete) will be reviewed by an employee of ESA for fit and experience.  ESA does not utilize software or algorithms to prescreen resumes.


10 March, 2019:  Wildlife Technician On-Call, ICF, Gillette, WY

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900880 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

About ICF

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette – located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is centered around the mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description

As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for ground and aerial wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and data entry. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Field work is often performed on foot in rugged terrain and the ability to hike long distances is required. Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the potential for over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able to confidently identify western avian and mammalian species. Surveys may include but are not limited to searches for grouse, migratory birds, prairie dogs, waterfowl, and raptors. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks and ATVs. Technicians will work as part of a team, so group collaboration, cooperation, and communication skills are essential! However, technicians will also be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, accountability, and resourcefulness are also equally important qualities.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 20-40+ hours per week from late March through early June with the possibility of through the end of 2019. This seasonal On-Call position has the potential for promotion to a full-time position in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ground and Aerial Biological Surveys.
  • Record Keeping and Data Entry.
  • Sage-grouse trapping and telemetry.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time.
  • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 50 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry
  • Previous experience conduction aerial surveys from fixed-wing aircraft
  • Previous experience operating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) and/or snowmobiles

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900880 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

 


10 March, 2019: Wildlife Biologist, ICF, Gillette, WY

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900881 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette – located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is within the mining, power transmission, and oil and gas industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description

ICF is seeking a Wildlife Biologist to provide Project Management support. As an Associate Project Manager, under direct supervision, you will be responsible for maintaining client relationships, managing budgets and survey schedules for multiple projects, reporting to federal agencies, managing biological and spatial data, and conducting field work which may require working in inclement weather, irregular hours, and extended travel.  Field surveys may include ground and aerial surveys for bald eagles, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, and big game, as well as mountain plover, waterfowl, raptors, prairie dog, and migratory bird surveys. Most survey areas are in remote locations, so project managers are required to be available for long-distance travel, in addition to being self-reliant, extremely comfortable with four-wheel drive and manual transmission trucks and ATVs, navigating using topographic maps, and able to hike long distances.

Requirements

  • Minimum of B.S. Degree in Wildlife Biology or closely related field with additional 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to prepare field data forms or notes.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
  • Ability to schedule and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-reliant and highly motivated individual, with excellent problem-solving skills and the endurance to work long hours.
  • Strong field skills and proficient in navigation using topographic maps and GPS.
  • Able to travel for up to one week at a time, and be in the field for extended periods of time.
  • Have solid western avian and mammalian identification skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS programs. A basic knowledge of geodatabases is preferred but not required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and able to operate four-wheel-drive trucks.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • M.S. Degree in Wildlife Biology or closely related field
  • Experience in environmental consulting and energy industry
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, AutoCAD
  • Experience with field data collection, iPads, and Trimble GPS units
  • Familiar with Wyoming landscape and strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation
  • Experience operating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) and/or snowmobiles.
  • Experience conducting aerial surveys for grouse, raptors, and/or big game.

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900881 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

 


26 February, 2019: Seasonal Biological Technician, Janelle Nolan & Associates Environmental Consulting

Janelle Nolan & Associates Environmental Consulting is seeking a part-time seasonal Biological Technician to assist with implementation of wildlife surveys in the western Sierra Nevada.

Employment Term: Late March through September 2019

Following successful completion of employment term, applicant may be eligible for full-time employment with the firm.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in conducting various wildlife and botanical surveys (both reconnaissance and protocol), wildlife monitoring, and data collection and recording.
    • Protocol-level surveys include:
      ▪ amphibians (SNYLF, FYLF, CRLF)
      ▪ bats
      ▪ Sierra Nevada raptors (California spotted owl, northern goshawk, great gray owl)
      ▪ Willow flycatcher
    • Monitoring includes:
      ▪ raptor and passerine nests
      ▪ aquatic amphibians and reptiles
    • Botanical surveys include:
      ▪ special-status plants
      ▪ invasive plants
  • Additional tasks may include assisting in preparing technical reports and other deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science, environmental studies, or relevant subject (those working towards an applicable degree will be considered based on experience)
  • Preferred experience (not required)
    • Raptor and passerine identification
    • Construction monitoring experience
    • Sierra Nevada plant identification
    • Geographic Positioning System (GPS) handheld device (Trimble) knowledge
  • Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged high-elevation forest conditions on foot, and be comfortable camping for up to 4 consecutive nights
  • Training, field transportation, and survey-specific equipment will be provided

Interested applicants please provide a cover letter and resume to Robyn Smith at robyn@jna-consulting.com by March 22, 2019.


26 February, 2019:  Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview

SWCA’s Pasadena office is actively seeking one or more Natural Resources Project Managers to join our growing multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California. In this position, you will manage projects, take a lead role in pursuing project opportunities, conduct biological surveys, manage field teams, and mentor staff. Your work will expand SWCA’s professional reputation in natural resources management and research throughout California and beyond, and you will be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will collaborate with peers, maintain SWCA’s standards of excellence, and support the continuing development of SWCA’s Natural Resource Program.

Responsibilities

  • Manage natural resources and multi-disciplinary projects, develop and manage project budgets and schedules, and provide timely, high-quality work that achieves client goals.
  • Oversee preparation of biological documents and deliverables.
  • Provide report QA/QC.
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients and public agencies.
  • Lead and participate in marketing and proposal efforts.
  • Work directly with clients and regulatory agencies to ensure regulatory compliance and facilitate project approvals.
  • Support the professional development of staff biologists through direct supervision and the management of project teams.
  • Conduct fieldwork and manage field teams as needed.
  • Support your peers in meeting client needs, staffing projects, and take initiative in team development and cohesion.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, environmental sciences, or a closely related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent.
  • One (1) or more years of experience managing projects, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work.
  • Familiarity with Southern California flora and fauna.
  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, and natural resources permitting.
  • Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., restoration ecology, botany, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.).

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/fycdk7r4yt6v9c66

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26 February, 2019: Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

The Watershed Restoration Grants Branch (WRGB), of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will soon have an opening for a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) position. This position is part of a statewide team that develops, manages and implements grants funded by several bonds and programs, including the Water Bond of 2014 (Proposition 1), Parks and Water Bond of 2018 (Proposition 68), the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program and other WRGB grant programs.  The salary range is $6,491 – $8,075/month, with excellent health and retirement benefits. The position is located in Sacramento, California.

Ideal candidates for this position will be highly motivated to implement various grant programs successfully. They should have strong leadership skills and experience in program development, grant management, program coordination, with the ability to work independently and function well in a team setting working toward a common goal.  Candidates should possess skills to lead a team, perform complex tasks, collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders, deliver projects on a tight timeline, and demonstrate success. Candidates should possess strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills, and be able to make sound decisions based upon policies and regulations.

In order to be considered for the position, you must take an on-line examination, available on Cal Careers website (https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=4PB1001). Ranking on this exam is required in order to apply for this job posting in the future.

Please contact Laura Valoppi at 916-247-8903 or Laura.Valoppi@wildlife.ca.gov for more information on applying for this position.


26 February, 2019: Seasonal Field Biologists and Field Crew Leaders, Klamath Environmental

Klamath Environmental is currently hiring multiple field biologists and field crew leaders to conduct surveys for the marbled murrelet and spotted owl, threatened species that dwell in mature western forests. These positions are considered full-time seasonal. Surveys will be on federal and private lands in California and Oregon. Marbled murrelet and Spotted Owl surveys follow a specified protocol, and surveyors will be required to work independently during late night and pre-dawn hours in some remote forested areas. The work involves extensive travel, hiking off-trail often in the dark, navigating forest terrain, and often in inclement weather early in the season (April through August is the season).

 
Deadline for Applying: April 15
Work Period: April 15 to August 31
Contact: Please contact via email (kpgco@charter.net)

7 February, 2019: Biologists, Sequoia Ecological Consulting, Inc.

Sequoia Ecological Consulting, Inc. is seeking on-call entry- and mid-level _ biologists to perform compliance monitoring, biological surveys, and habitat assessments in Northern California. The majority of our work is in and around the Bay Area and Sacramento Area. These positions will support a variety of projects with flexible staffing requirements. Number of hours will depend on project needs and does not guarantee 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will consist primarily of field work; additional tasks may include preparing technical reports, performing desktop analysis, and assisting with other deliverables. Examples of specific duties include: nesting bird surveys, conducting habitat assessments and special-status plant and animal surveys, performing biological monitoring, and delivering environmental training to on-site staff. All work will be conducted under the guidance of Sequoia senior staff, and complete background information and instructions will be provided for each project and site.

Desired Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in biological sciences, botany, wildlife, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Experience performing field surveysand completing associated documentation
  • Experience with California flora and fauna, especially Bay Area and Sacramento species (CRLF, CTS, giant garter snake, Sacramento delta fish species)
  • Working knowledge of key environmental regulations and statutes (e.g., CEQA/NEPA, Endangered Species Act, MBTA, Clean Water Act, Fish and Game Code)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Desire to learn from and collaborate with senior biologists
  • Priority will be given to applicants with experience conducting nesting bird surveys, construction monitoring, and field experience with native plants and animals of California.

To Apply Please visit our Careers page at http://www.sequoiaeco.com/careers and follow the application instructions or apply through Indeed. Please be sure to indicate the position for which you are applying.

About Us Sequoia is a San Francisco Bay Area-based, woman-owned, DBE small business that delivers a focused suite of services — including environmental impact assessments, biological resource monitoring, environmental permitting, impact analyses, wetland delineations, environmental training, mitigation development, storm water services, and construction monitoring — in support of utility, remediation and infrastructure projects. The firm was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Danville, CA.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship

Salary: $20.00 to $27.00 /hour


7 February, 2019: Park Ranger I – Parks (Lake Skinner Recreation Area) – Winchester

location:

Lake Skinner Recreation Area located in Winchester approximately 10 miles northeast of Temecula.

job description:

The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District has one (1) Park Ranger I vacancy that will require working shifts that include nights, weekends, and holidays. This position will require driving throughout Lake Skinner Recreation Area and the County of Riverside as required. This position will be located in Winchester approximately 10 miles northeast of Temecula.

The role of this assignment is to greet park visitors, collect appropriate fees, and explain policies, rules and regulations. The Park Ranger will be required to patrol in day use, campgrounds and shoreline. This position will also patrol Lake Skinner by operating a water vessel (boat) to ensure safe boating operations and visitors adherence to regulations. The incumbent will be required to resolve disputes involving the enforcement of rules, laws, or regulations with customers or member of the public, issue warnings for non-compliance, respond and investigate incidents and accidents. Other responsibilities will include bank deposits, kiosk & splash pad operations, monthly safety/staff meetings and grounds maintaining & basic housekeeping (cleaning restrooms, sweeping, mopping, and trash pick-up).

This position will work outdoors in inclement or harsh weather conditions and exposure to animals. Work schedule will vary between seasons from 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m. and 4:00p.m.-12:30a.m.

The current vacancy is located in Winchester; however, this recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies countywide. Priority consideration will be given to individuals on department reinstatement/layoff lists.

For more details, go to www.rc-hr.com and select Find a Job and then select Job Descriptions.

recruiting guidelines:

Experience: Two years of experience interacting with the public that included conflict resolution and customer service or customer support. (College coursework in public administration, park or recreation management, forestry, botany, environmental science, or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of experience.)

ADDITIONALLY, HIGHLY COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  1. Experience resolving disputes involving the enforcement of rules, laws, and/or regulations with customers or members of the public
  2. Experience working in park and recreation
  3. Experience working in a camp setting
  4. POST certificate for Penal Code 832 Arrest and Firearms.
  5. Experience with a Point of Sale (POS) system
  6. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  7. Experience operating a water vessel (boat)
  8. Experience performing grounds maintenance or landscape gardening work, and general building maintenance

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of natural resources conservation, park management, and general law enforcement; principles and practices of first aid and safety; methods and materials used in park interpretive programs.

Ability to: Read, interpret, and enforce appropriate laws and regulations in accordance with County policy; maintain records and prepare clear, complete, and concise reports; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the public and other employees.

**QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE MUST BE REFLECTED ON RESUME AND APPLICATION.**

contact information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Rosa Ayala at 951-955-6967or rayala@rivco.org.

If you are having technical difficulties during non-working hours, please refer to our self-help site at: http://www.rc-hr.com/Careers/HowtoApply/HelpFAQs.aspx

ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THIS RECRUITMENT IS SENT THROUGH EMAIL. IT IS THE APPLICANTS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN ADDED TO THEIR JOB GATEWAY ACCOUNT PROFILE.


7 February, 2019: Temporary summer positions, McCormick Biological, Inc.

McCormick Biological, Inc. (MBI) is a biological consulting firm based out of Bakersfield, CA, that specializes in the biological resources of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking applicants for several temporary positions available on or after April 15, 2019 and ending on or before September 15, 2019. Applicants do not need to be available for the entire period; however, availability for the majority of the period will increase an applicant’s competitiveness for a position.

General Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of experienced staff, seasonal employees will work on teams to conduct transect surveys following agency-approved methods for the detection of state- and federal-listed species including, but not limited to, blunt-nosed leopard lizard ( Gambelia sila ). In-house and field training will be provided. Duties may also include general maintenance/preparation of field equipment and other administrative tasks as assigned.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Work will be conducted in both field and typical office environments.
  • These positions are based in Bakersfield, CA, but field sites may be distributed throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Occasional over-night travel with a field crew may be requested.
  • Field work may be pre-scheduled up to 1-week in advance, and crew departure times will be coordinated by crew leaders the day before field work is conducted.
  • Field work will be completed over an 8-hour work day. Overtime (more than 8 hours in a day) may be requested to accommodate for longer travel times to specific field sites. MBI offers no minimum guarantee of work hours.
  • Transect surveys will consist of hiking up to several miles per day in intense sun.
  • Field attire appropriate for hiking is required (e.g., shirts with sleeves, long pants, hat, sunglasses, and hiking boots). Many field sites require additional personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, high-visibility vest, safety glasses, fire-resistant clothing, steel-toed boots, hard hats, and H2S monitors. All required safety equipment will be provided by the employer.
  • Potential hazards in the field may include high temperatures, poor air quality, uneven terrain, biting insects, rattlesnakes, oil production equipment, and barbed-wire fencing.
  • There is a 16-day unpaid break from work activities (July 16th through July 31st). During this time, opportunities for additional part-time work and/or continuing education may be provided by senior staff.
  • Other tasks include, but are not limited to, maintaining/preparing field equipment (e.g., taking company vehicles through car wash, cleaning ice chests/binoculars/etc., bagging ice for field crews), disposal of trash, gathering recyclables, and shredding paper.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license (or ability to obtain a license) is required.
  • Reliable transportation to and from MBI’s office.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment.
  • Employment is conditional on successfully passing a drug test administered at an off-site laboratory.
  • Position is subject to educational and criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation with or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university with emphasis in the biological sciences, ecology, or wildlife biology.
  • Field experience with endangered and threatened species of the San Joaquin Valley. Emphasis on reptile species identification is a plus.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to arrive at the office and be ready to depart for field activities at a pre-determined time.
  • Ability to work under supervision and be self-directed when needed.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in team situations.
  • Ability to operate a Windows-based computer for word processing, data entry, and/or accessing the Internet.
  • A working cell phone or land line for daily communications.

Location:

  • Bakersfield, CA

Type:

  • Part-time hourly, Seasonal, Non-exempt
  • General expectation is between 25 and 40 hours per week, (Monday-Saturday)

Pay:

  • $18–$22/hour, DOE

Benefits:

  • These positions do not qualify for sick leave benefits, health insurance, paid-time-off, or other benefits afforded to full time regular employees at MBI.
  • Employees will be provided with a $10 per month cell phone use stipend, subsidized field gear, and company vehicle transportation to and from field sites.
  • Returning seasonal employees may be eligible for participation in Simple IRA plan, provided minimum qualifications are met.

Interested candidates should download an application from our Web site:

  • Go to www.mccormickbiologicalinc.com/employment
  • Scroll down and click “Apply Here” to download an application.
  • Do not fill out the application using a Web browser, instead, download the PDF and fill it out using Adobe Reader.
  • When you’re done filling out the application, click “Submit” at the bottom of the form, and attach your resume and cover letter to the email that is generated before you submit. If you encounter problems with the “Submit” button, please send your materials to contact@mccormickbiologicalinc.com instead.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been received.

7 February, 2019: Mid-level Biologist/Project Manager – Rocklin, ECORP Consulting, Inc.

ECORP Consulting, Inc. is searching for a qualified individual to assist Senior Project Managers with complex, multi-disciplinary projects by managing individual project tasks and providing direction to support staff; completing permit application packets and regulatory documents; attending client meetings; interacting with agency staff; and conducting field surveys as needed.

Selection Criteria: 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in natural science field, Master’s or PhD a plus.
  2. Minimum of 3 years related work experience and project and task management.
  3. Demonstrated abilities to work with regulatory processes and staff. Must have an understanding of the CWA Section 404, 401, 1602, Section 7 and 10 process.
  4. Experience with wetland delineations and/or other local flora and fauna field surveys.
  5. Knowledge of California biological habitats species and general conservation biology/ecology.
  6. USFWS/CDFW permits and MOUs a plus.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with project management (requires ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines)
  2. Prepare permit applications and regulatory documents.
  3. Review peer exhibits and documents.
  4. Prepare project scopes/proposals.
  5. Prepare project schedules.
  6. Attend project/client/agency meetings.
  7. Mentor entry-level and junior staff.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. If interested, please email your resume to jobs@ecorpconsulting.com. Please visit our website at http://www.ecorpconsulting.com to learn more about our company.

EEO Employer


30 January, 2019: Entry Level Biologist, Dudek, southern California
We are currently seeking a full-time, entry-level (1-5 year experience) Biologist to join our southern California biological resources team in conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in someone with both field and documentation experience and/or an interest in learning these professional skills associated with jurisdictional wetland delineations, botanical surveys and regional special-status wildlife species. We recognize that the successful candidate may not possess all of these skills/interests. Project work can occur throughout southern and central California.
This position may be based out of our Pasadena, San Juan Capistrano, Riverside, Encinitas, La Quinta, Santa Barbara, or Bakersfield, California offices.

Duties and Responsibilities
May be involved with all or a selection of the following, individually or as part of a team:

  • Vegetation mapping and habitat characterization
  • Jurisdictional delineations pursuant to federal Clean Water Action Section 404, State of California Fish and Game Code 1600 and State of California Clean Water Act Section 401
  • Focused surveys and/or habitat assessments for special-status plants
  • General habitat assessments and surveys for plant and wildlife species
  • Construction monitoring

Work as a member of our team in the preparation of technical reports and studies including biological constraints analyses, wetland delineation reports, wetland permit applications, rare plant surveys, focused survey reports, threatened and endangered species permitting documentation, biological sections of CEQA/NEPA documents, and biological resources technical reports. This includes working individually and as part of a team on the following:

  • Assembly and synthesis of data related to biological issues and impact assessment
  • Coordination with internal staff and sub-consultants preparing technical reports
  • Coordination with technical staff in document preparation, map and exhibit preparation, editing and production and distribution tasks

Required Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, botany or related natural resources field
  • 1-5 years’ experience with environmental consulting, natural resource planning and management or related field
  • Experience with or an interest in learning plant species identification using a dichotomous key
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in learning California wetland types and systems (freshwater and tidal), southern, coastal and central California vegetation community characterization and state and federal regulatory permitting processes including working with the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Regional Water Quality Control Boards and California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Experience with or an interest in learning aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species identification and habitat assessment in southern, coastal and central California

Experience with or an interest in learning construction monitoring and worker environmental awareness training

  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently and strong written and oral communication skills is essential
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary

How to Apply
To be considered, please fill out an online application at http://dudek.com/join-our-team/. Please submit a cover letter and resume in one document with your application.

About Dudek
Dudek is a leading California-based environmental consulting firm that helps public and private clients through various environmental and regulatory processes in order to plan, design, permit, construct and manage projects that improve communities’ infrastructure and natural resources. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to over 400 professionals in California, Hawaii and Oregon and across the U.S.
As an employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with an array of professional and financial benefits. Our office environments are designed to encourage collaboration, problem-solving and creativity that ultimately foster professional and career growth.

Please visit www.dudek.com to learn more!
Dudek is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


30 January, 2019: Wildlife Field Biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, South San Francisco

We have an immediate opening in our South San Francisco Bay Area office for a full-time wildlife field biologist. This person will conduct field studies, primarily nesting bird surveys and construction monitoring, but also special-status species surveys. We encourage ornithologists and general wildlife ecologists with backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management and a broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna to apply for this position. Applicants should have a strong academic background, solid field experience, broad ecological knowledge, and experience in ecological consulting in California. Demonstrable bird identification skills are essential.
This position will sometimes require navigating varying and rugged terrain safely and working alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications

  • Solid field experience
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna

Experience with the Ridgway’s rail, western snowy plover, Swainson’s hawk, and/or burrowing owl a plus. Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based near San Jose, California, with six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. Our work includes a variety of projects that involve wildlife habitat; threatened and endangered plant, animal, and fish species; habitat restoration and native landscape design; habitat conservation plans; renewable energy facilities; and more. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary and medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401(k) with a generous employer match.
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link https://www.harveyecology.com/wildlife-field-biologist.


23 January, 2019: Senior Biologist, Environmental Science Associates; San Diego, CA

Description:

Environmental Science Associates’ Southern California Region is seeking one mid to senior-level biologist to work in the San Diego office. This position requires a bachelors’ degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 5 years working in biological resources. The preferred candidate will have a strong background and experience in botany, preparing habitat restoration plans, biological resource surveys (with preferred experience in vegetation classification, rare plant surveys, and restoration quantitative/qualitative monitoring and preparing monitoring reports), permitting and endangered species documentation, biological report or CEQA/NEPA biological section preparation, client management, and project/task management. Additional biological expertise including having USFWS 10a permits, conducting USFWS protocol surveys, and/or experience conducting nesting bird survey surveys, is a plus but not required. You’ll work on exciting and challenging projects including parks and preserves, land management planning, water and wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, monitoring, and restoration.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate must possess effective problem-solving ability, exceptional writing and editing capabilities, and relationships with clients and agency personnel in the greater San Diego area. Experience effectively managing schedules and task/project budgets desired, as well as strong knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance. This role requires the initiative, confidence and tenacity to uphold ESA’s strong work-ethic and to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team environment. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA/BS in a related discipline, a minimum of 5 years’ experience; or Masters and a minimum of 4 years’ experience.

Contact:

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=8615&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296


23 January, 2019: Senior Wildlife Biologist/Regulatory Specialist, EMC Planning Group Inc.

Located in Monterey, EMC Planning Group Inc. has provided award-winning land use planning, design, land use entitlement, resource assessment, and environmental services to both public and private clients for over 40 years. A detailed description of the services we provide, our company culture, and sample projects can be found at our website: www.emcplanning.com.

We are currently seeking a Senior Wildlife Biologist to provide consulting services on a wide variety of projects throughout coastal and central California. Duties will include general biological field surveys, focused surveys/habitat assessments for special-status wildlife species, jurisdictional wetland and waterway delineation, regulatory agency coordination/permitting/ compliance support, preparation of resource technical reports and CEQA/NEPA biological resource impact analyses.

Qualifications for the position include a B.S. or B.A. in biology, ecology, natural sciences, or another relevant field; a Master’s degree is preferred. The candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience as a biological consultant in California. CEQA/NEPA compliance experience is required. Mitigation site planning, restoration planning, permitting, and monitoring experience are a plus.

We are looking for a biologist with clear and concise technical writing competency, proven project management and budget tracking abilities, strong proposal preparation/client interaction and marketing skills, regulatory agency permitting knowledge, and extensive field experience with wildlife species found in coastal and central California. The ideal candidate will possess patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm; have advanced computer skills, habitat mapping and GPS capability, and private biological consulting experience. We are looking for a team player with a professional attitude and cooperative communication style.

For consideration, please email your resume to robinson@emcplanning.com.

Position and salary DOE. Position is available immediately in Monterey, California.


23 January, 2019: Senior Wildlife Ecologist (Associate Level), H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate opening in our South Bay office for an experienced wildlife ecologist to work at a high level in terms of technical expertise and delivery of work to deadlines. The duties expected of this position include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, federal and state Endangered Species Act consultations, and wildlife inventories and management plans, as well as managing staff, budgets, clients and agency contacts. Other key responsibilities include business development, marketing, proposal preparation, staff training and supervision, and recruiting.

Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in biological/ecological consulting
  • Strong project management skills, including an ease with clients and exceptional organizational abilities for tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and subcontractors
  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S.), solid field experience, strong ecological knowledge, and extensive experience in ecological consulting, particularly in California
  • Extensive experience providing guidance to clients regarding federal and state wildlife regulations, including CEQA/NEPA and Endangered Species Acts
  • Solid technical writing ability
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Additional qualifications:

  • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends) as needed
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying upwards of 50 pounds, and otherwise maintain good physical condition
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based near San Jose, California, with six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. Our work includes a variety of projects that involve wildlife habitat; threatened and endangered plant, animal, and fish species; habitat restoration and native landscape design; habitat conservation plans; renewable energy facilities; and more. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.
Our employment package includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K with generous employer match.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951-fccb2d6c4ab1&jobId=278185&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001; via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Human Resources, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


23 January, 2019: On-Call/Seasonal Wildlife Field Biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for an on-call/seasonal wildlife field biologist. This person will conduct field studies, including nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, and construction monitoring. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications

  • Solid field experience
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna

Experience with the salt marsh harvest mouse, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, Ridgway’s rail, western snowy plover, Swainson’s hawk, and/or burrowing owl a plus.

Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based near San Jose, California, with six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. Our work includes a variety of projects that involve wildlife habitat; threatened and endangered plant, animal, and fish species; habitat restoration and native landscape design; habitat conservation plans; renewable energy facilities; and more. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951-fccb2d6c4ab1&jobId=278184&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001; via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


21 January, 2019:  California Regulatory Permitting Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, California

Monk & Associates (M&A) has an opening for a Regulatory Permitting Biologist. We are looking for someone with demonstrated regulatory experience with one or more of the following agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum 6 years of experience working as an environmental consultant, with California regulatory permitting experience, and preferably experience working with California endangered wildlife and plant species.

Responsibilities could include:
Managing projects;
Assisting with field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
Interacting with resource agency personnel and our clients;
Preparing permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies. M&A has great support staff that will assist you with your preparation of these packages;
Preparing biological constraints analyses and biological resource sections of EIRs. Again, M&A has exceptional support staff that will assist you with preparing these documents, but you must show leadership and have technical expertise to both write and otherwise pull together such documents.
Managing staff level biologists and support staff.

Key Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental biology, wildlife management, botany, or closely related field. A minimum 6 years of consulting work experience in California. The following qualifications are also necessary:

Must have working knowledge of Northern California flora and/or fauna, and vegetation communities. (Strong field skills a plus).
Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, and/or the Clean Water Act.
Demonstrated experience writing biological reports for projects in California.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience, but generous by industry standards.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.

Please email your resume to the office manager, Chris Milliken at monkadmin@monkassociates.com.


15 January, 2019:  Seasonal Field Biologists, Swaim Biological, Inc.

Swaim Biological, Incorporated (SBI) is seeking seasonal field biologists to monitor construction activities and assist with special-status species surveys. SBI is a small, woman-owned consulting firm that provides natural resource consulting services to a variety of clients including state and local agencies, large consulting firms, land trusts, non-profits, park districts, and private entities. SBI projects range from baseline environmental studies, impact analyses, mitigation and monitoring, to research on special-status species for conservation and management. SBI works primarily in the San Francisco Bay-Delta and Sacramento areas but work can occur statewide. Both full- and part-time temporary positions are available, with potential to become permanent depending on merit and workload.

Primary duties include:
• Perform biological monitoring and reporting.
• Conduct special-status species surveys (flora and/or fauna) and nesting bird surveys (pre-construction and presence/absence).
• Prepare daily reports.
• Assist with project environmental reviews, including site assessments, database searches, and report preparation.

A BA/BS in biology or related field is preferred. However, those expecting to graduate in winter/spring 2019 are encouraged to apply if the required skills are demonstrated from coursework or related experience. Candidates should have a basic understanding of California flora and fauna, and general knowledge of species inventory surveys and California environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA, NEPA, etc.). Preference will be given to candidates with 2+ years of experience in environmental consulting/biological monitoring, especially those who have monitored and/or lawfully handled one or more of the following species: California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, Alameda whipsnake, San Francisco garter snake, and giant garter snake. Experience with other special-status reptiles and amphibians is a plus. Excellent communication skills, ability to understand and implement appropriate safety actions, and ability to work alone and/or in teams is essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. GIS and GPS experience, and possession of a scientific collecting permit and/or any federal recovery permits are desirable.

Job applicants must be prepared to:
• Conduct strenuous and physically demanding field work in various terrains and temperature regimes.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle (4WD or AWD preferred).
• Travel to/from field assignments, usually within the same day.
• Work nights and weekends.
To apply send your resume and three current references with contact name, email, and phone number to info@swaimbio.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


 

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