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.

Note – this jobs page will not be updated from late July through mid August.

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.)


18 July, 2020:  Biologist, Nomad Ecology, Martinez, CA

Link to job announcement


25 June, 2020: Permitting specialist, Olberding Environmental Inc., Folsom, CA

Olberding Environmental Inc. is a California based environmental consulting firm with over 24 years of experience specializing in wetland and endangered species regulatory permitting and compliance, environmental analysis and assessment, habitat and species mitigation and natural resource management.

Olberding Environmental is currently seeking applications for a full-time permitting specialist for our Folsom office. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years applicable experience.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing environmental regulatory permit applications and CEQA/NEPA documents

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Natural Resources or a related field.
  • Four-plus years of relevant professional experience and/or three-plus years of experience in the environmental consulting industry in California.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience and knowledge of NEPA, CEQA, and Federal and California environmental regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with wetland and endangered species regulatory processes.
  • Experience writing biological reports, impact analyses, and mitigation plans.
  • Team player – ability to work well with others as well as independently.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines.
  • Self-motivated, strong initiative.

Application Details:

Please send a cover letter with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: lisa@olberdingenv.com

Please write “Permitting Specialist” in the subject line of the email.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Olberding Environmental INC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. OEI considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status


25 June, 2020: Wildlife biologist / plant ecologist, Olberding Environmental Inc., East San Francisco Bay

Olberding Environmental Inc. is a California based environmental consulting firm with over 24 years of experience specializing in wetland and endangered species regulatory permitting and compliance, environmental analysis and assessment, habitat and species mitigation and natural resource management.

Olberding Environmental is currently seeking applications for a full-time wildlife biologist and/or plant ecologist / botanist for our East San Francisco Bay office. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years applicable experience in the respective field.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting field surveys including plant community mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare a variety of reports/technical studies, including biological resource reports, and natural resource management plans
  • Environmental compliance construction monitoring
  • Overseeing habitat restoration projects
  • Managing projects and project personnel

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Natural Resources or a related field.
  • Four-plus years of relevant professional experience and/or three-plus years of experience in the environmental consulting industry in California.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Physically able to perform occasional field work under a variety of conditions, including the ability to work in typical northern California temperatures and inclement weather, and hike and/or drive to remote locations over uneven terrain when needed. Physically able to occasionally hike sometimes steep terrain, carrying necessary field equipment, to get to project locations.
  • Strong computer skills with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience and knowledge of NEPA, CEQA, and Federal and California environmental regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge and experience working with northern California rare flora and fauna and vegetation communities.
  • Knowledge and experience with wetland and endangered species regulatory processes.
  • Experience writing biological reports, impact analyses, and mitigation plans.
  • Team player – ability to work well with others as well as independently.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines.
  • Self-motivated, strong initiative.

Application Details:

Please send a cover letter with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: lisa@olberdingenv.com

Please write “Wildlife Biologist-Botanist” in the subject line of the email.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Olberding Environmental INC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. OEI considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status


15 June, 2020: On-call Temporary Biologists, Stillwater Sciences, LA area

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
On-call Temporary Biologists needed for fieldwork
Office location: Los Angeles, CA
Field locations: Greater Los Angeles Basin
Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented junior- to mid-level biologists to join our interdisciplinary staff for on-call positions. We are looking for biologists interested in applying their knowledge of California fish, wildlife and/or flora to a variety of projects in the greater Los Angeles region.
Responsibilities may include pre-construction surveys, construction compliance monitoring, fish and wildlife monitoring, plant identification and surveys, and/or habitat assessments. This is an on-call temporary position. Field efforts may be scheduled on short notice and field personnel will need to confirm their availability or unavailability for a given field effort on short notice. Applicants need not be available for every field effort.

The ideal applicant should have:

  • A minimum of a BS or BA in biology or natural resource field with 1–2+ years’ experience in the environmental field
  • Excellent fish, wildlife and/or plant identification skills, preferable with a technical specialty (e.g.,
    birds, herpetofauna, small mammals, aquatic ecology, plants, etc.)
  • Experience conducting special-status fish, wildlife and/or plant species surveys or habitat assessments in southern California
  • Southern California botanical knowledge, including familiarity with California vegetation community types
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Endurance to work long days (10- to 14-hours)
  • Good attitude and ability to hike to remote and steep field locations in all types of weather
  • Competency to follow directions and field safety protocols
  • Solid navigational skills using maps and GPS
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
  • Attention to detail and commitment to sound science

Depending on the project, the field technician may be responsible for:

  • Pre-construction surveys and/or construction monitoring as part of project permit compliance
  • Fish, wildlife and/or botanical surveys including habitat assessments
  • Data processing including recording and entering data with quality control checks
  • Maintaining good communication with field lead or project manager
  • Supporting report production through writing and construction of tables, figures, and appendices.

Application Details:

  • On-call positionPlease send a cover letter with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: resume@stillwatersci.com
  • Please write “LA On-call Biologist” in the subject line of the email.
  • Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
  • Hourly rate $22-$28, commensurate with qualifications
  • Electronic submissions preferred.

About Stillwater Sciences:
Stillwater Sciences (www.stillwatersci.com) is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically-based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 65 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located along the West Coast in seven main offices. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research. We pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a healthy blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork. Stillwater Sciences is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Stillwater Sciences is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a certified small, woman-owned business.