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14 October, 2017:  Biological Monitor, Environmental Science Associates, Sacramento, CA

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 475-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:

ESA is seeking Biological Monitors who must be experienced with one or more of these species: San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander, or Swainson’s hawk. The Biological Monitor should be sufficiently experienced with one or more of these species to gain agency approval. Qualified candidates must demonstrate compliance monitoring experience and the ability to perform all aspects of biological monitoring on large, linear construction projects. The geographic area of work is California’s Central Valley, primarily the vicinity of Fresno, California. Direct experience surveying, handling and monitoring San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander and/or Swainson’s hawk is preferred. Experience provided for each of these species must include permit numbers worked under (where applicable), past project contacts and references. Experience for target species must also include duties performed and observational information including number of survey days, number of individuals and sign type observed, number of individuals handled, etc. Include relevant workshops attended and dates.

Requirements:

At a minimum, successful candidates must fulfill the following requirements and duties:

  • Ability to be approved at a minimum as a general monitor by USFWS and CDFW for San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander, or Swainson’s hawk
  • Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with mitigation/permit requirements
  • Accurately communicate and document conditions
  • Identify and accurately communicate compliance concerns and potential non-compliance
  • Write and maintain daily monitoring and inspection logs, including entry into an online database
  • Enter data into an on-line GIS mapping application
  • Submit observations to the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB)
  • Present an education program

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 for this position, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=18F73E65255C311F9F55207E6CF059A5?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=335

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


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11 October, 2017: On-call Biologist, Transcon Environmental, Southern CA

Transcon Environmental is seeking qualified biologists residing in Kern, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Tulare, and/or Ventura County to perform special status plant and wildlife surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian and other habitat assessments, and construction monitoring. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager.

Candidates applying for this position must currently reside in the vicinity of one or more of the above listed counties. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and a minimum of 6 months previous experience conducting special status species surveys and/or biological monitoring is required.

This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects, which will vary monthly depending on demand. Given the seasonal and client driven nature of our consulting work, Transcon often hires Biologists as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are assigned work hours as they become available and have the flexibility to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them. On-Call employees are also able to work concurrently for other companies (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with clients that Transcon consults for).  Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed.  Access to a personal computer and the internet is required.

The position is a non-exempt (hourly) position without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits). Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience and work location but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing.

Please send detailed resumes (including current residence) via e-mail to the attention of Kevin Collins, Human Resource Manager at kcollins@transcon.com.


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6 October, 2017: Senior Plant Ecologist/Plant Biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for an experienced project management-level plant ecologist/plant biologist. The duties expected of this position include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA assessments, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations and habitat mapping projects, Clean Water Act Section 404/401 and similar resource agency permitting projects, and resource management plans; managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts; business development; marketing; proposal preparation; and staff training and supervision; and recruiting.

Required qualifications:
A minimum of 5 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 in plant biology, plant ecology, plant sciences, or biological sciences with emphasis in botany and ecology, solid field and/or research experience, and broad ecological knowledge
Experience in most or all of the following areas: California flora and habitats, plant identification, quantitative field surveys, plant community/association mapping, wetland delineation, environmental impact analysis, regulatory permit preparation for both California and federal resource agencies, Trimble GeoXT/XH, and general GIS/Arc View
Solid technical writing ability
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond
Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are strongly preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience, including multiple years of project management experience in biological consulting, will be considered.

Additional qualifications:
Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record
Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
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

Prior experience in the following areas a plus:
Insect/pollinator sampling and/or identification
Range management
California regulatory law
Direct, recent experience coordinating with local state and federal regulatory staff

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs nearly 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. 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/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=17393&lang=en_US&source=CC2 using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); 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.

 


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24 September, 2017:  On-Call Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consulting, Half Moon Bay, CA

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

SWCA’s Half Moon Bay office is expanding our team and seeking one or more on-call hourly Biological Technicians to support a variety of environmental projects involving a range of field and office duties. Work hours may vary seasonally, and depending on project needs and your skills. On-call staff are requested for work as it becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. As the Half Moon Bay Natural Resources group continues to grow, additional opportunities for advancement will be available.

It is anticipated that moderate travel, including overnight stays, will be required for this position. Fieldwork will include travel throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Northern California.

  • Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, nesting bird surveys, and biological evaluations and assessments.
  • Collect field data, record and identify fauna and flora.
  • Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms.
  • Photograph and take detailed notes of habitats, species, and landforms.
  • Operate SWCA vehicles safely, including operation of 4-wheel-drive vehicles on rugged, back-country roads. Follow industry-leading safety check-in and reporting procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field work and reporting requirements.
  • Understand project environmental requirements and the applicable laws and regulations protecting biological resources.
  • Complete desktop analyses, web-based database queries, prepare technical reports describing the methods, results, recommendations, and regulatory background for projects.
  • B.S. in biology, zoology, environmental studies, or a related subject area required
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience in a related field; familiarity with large scale and/or maintenance activities of public utility services a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Prior experience with GIS software (ArcPad) and Trimble GPS units and ability to use technology for data collection
  • Working knowledge of Northern California natural resources including special-status wildlife and plant species
  • Familiarity with California environmental regulations; experience reviewing environmental documents and permits a plus

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/gchtdfrkzcvknyjf

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10 September, 2017:  Mid-Level Compliance ManagerEnvironmental Science Associates, Sacramento, CA

Description: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

ESA is currently seeking a Mid-level Compliance Manager to join our Biological Resources and Land Management group in Northern California. We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic biologist and/or resource manager that can manage mid- to large-scale compliance monitoring efforts during construction. The right candidate would have direct, on-the-ground experience in environmental compliance monitoring for land development and large-scale infrastructure projects and programs. Preferred candidates should have excellent communication skills and experience working with client/owners, construction crews, and regulators. They should also have a strong working knowledge of relevant environmental regulations, and experience with compliance monitoring tracking systems and databases, field safety procedures, and scheduling tools.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with 5 to 10 years relevant work experience required or a masters and 4 to 8 years.  Experience with a private consulting firm is preferred; however, a combination of public and private sector experience is acceptable.  Demonstrated and broad-based experience in the Northern California region and associated species and habitats is also desired. The candidate must have leadership capabilities, supervisory skills, and strong writing and communication skills. The positon is in our Sacramento office but overnight travel to project sites would be required.

Contact: 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:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=0AC99A50566996772512AC5B92915DF5?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=329

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

 Closing Date: 90 days


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5 September, 2017: Biological/Environmental Compliance Monitors, Swaim Biological Inc.

Swaim Biological (SBI) an environmental and natural resource management company providing services in Natural Resources Management, Permitting & Environmental Compliance.

SBI has multiple positions open for Biological and Environmental Inspection Monitors in the San Francisco Bay Area (all 9 counties) and the northern Central Valley available immediately.

Minimum/Desired Requirements:

  • Minimum BS degree and one year of experience in Biology/Ecology/Botany/Soil Science/Natural Resources or related field;
  • Experience in some or all of the following activities: construction/environmental monitoring of large scale, linear utility projects, wetland delineation, wildlife habitat evaluations, wetland and stream quality assessments, endangered species habitat assessments, and rare plant surveys; hands on experience with listed reptiles and/or amphibians is a plus;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • The individual should be comfortable working in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites
  • Computer skills including experience with MA Office Word and Excel;
  • GPS skills and GIS experience a plus;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and be willing to use your vehicle for transportation to most work sites.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays

Positions are hourly with flexibility to work part time or full-time or full-time salary DOQ.  Hourly rate is negotiable DOE.

* Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass background and reference screening.
How to apply: 
SBI is an equal opportunity employer. Please email your resume, three references with current contact information, with cover letter and rate expectations to  Karen Swaim;   kswaim  “at” swaimbio.com with “Biologist/Monitor” in the subject heading.


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31 August, 2017: On-Call Biologist (southern California), Transcon Environmental

Transcon Environmental is seeking qualified biologists residing in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and Kern County to primarily perform nesting bird surveys.  Other duties may include special status plant and wildlife surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments, other site assessments, and construction monitoring. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager.

Candidates applying for this position must currently reside in the vicinity of the above listed areas. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and a minimum of 6 months previous experience conducting nesting bird surveys is required. A minimum of two years of previous experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and spotted owl is preferred.

This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects, which will vary monthly depending on demand. Given the seasonal and client driven nature of our consulting work, Transcon often hires Biologists as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are assigned work hours as they become available and have the flexibility to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them. On-Call employees are also able to work concurrently for other companies (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with clients that Transcon consults for).  Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed.  Access to a personal computer and the internet is required.

The position is a non-exempt (hourly) without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits). Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience and work location but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing.

Please send detailed resumes (including current residence) via e-mail to the attention of Human Resources at humanresources@transcon.com.


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31 August, 2017: Staff Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants

SWCA’s Pasadena Natural Resources group is actively seeking a Staff Biologist with a background in natural resources to join our multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California.

Our Pasadena office offers a unique work environment and specializes in Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, and Permitting. In this role you will conduct biological reviews and prepare biological resource technical reports. This position is primarily office-based; however, some field work may be required.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. This is a regular, full-time position. SWCA offers highly competitive pay rates based on individual qualifications and experience, and competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP).

  • Complete biological desktop resource assessment analyses and web-based database queries
  • Prepare biological technical reports using standard templates
  • Conducting risk assessments and determining appropriate environmental avoidance and minimization measures to ensure compliance with state, federal, local and internal regulations
  • Conduct assigned tasks in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
  • Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, other technical team members, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field/office work and reporting requirements
  • Attend project/program update and calibration meetings
  • Provide updates to Project Managers on progress, status, and estimated delivery of project deliverables
  • Track and monitor Project milestones, deliverables, and due dates in project databases or similar applications
  • Conduct fieldwork including environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, and nesting bird surveys
  • Adhere to SWCA’s safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics

Education & Experience

  • B.S. in biology, zoology, environmental studies, or a related subject area required; M.S. is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in a related field; familiarity with large scale and/or maintenance activities of public utility services a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Technical writing proficiency with a record of completing technical reports in a timely fashion.
  • Working knowledge of Southern California natural resources including special-status wildlife and plant species; familiarity with CNDDB (California Natural Diversity Database), and WRC MSHCP (Western Riverside County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan) is a plus.
  • Familiarity of with California environmental regulations; experience reviewing environmental documents and permits a plus
  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment while working on interesting and challenging projects with tight schedule
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in MS-Office, MS-Outlook, and Internet/Intranet technologies; ArcGIS and GoogleEarth familiarity a plus
  • Able to work independently and collaborate with a variety of colleagues and clients

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/582gyzj9bg3q2x3z

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29 August, 2017: Caltrans Biologist and Planners, multiple openings statewide

Multiple openings, Statewide CA (some closing very soon):

As of July 1st, salary range for Associate: $5273 – $6605/month

*Environmental Planner (Environmental Impact Assessments, NEPA/CEQA);

*Env Planner (Natural Sciences) = Biologist (construction monitoring, wetland delineations, wildlife, fisheries, botany); and

*Env. Planner-Cultural jobs (archeology, historical)

Guide to applying for CA state jobs: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/civil.htm

See links below for job specific duty statements and job specific hiring unit contact. Make sure to put the correct job-specific PARF # on your application

Biologist Specialist:

Environmental Planner:

Cultural Specialist:

Note: Contact the hiring unit contact in the job specific link for job specific details and instructions


 

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20 August, 2017: Biological Construction Monitor, Monk & Associates, Inc.

Monk & Associates, Inc., a growing biological consulting firm in the Bay Area, is hiring a Biological Construction Monitor, with experience working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species. Monk & Associates, Inc. has been in business since 1992 and specializes in the following:

  • Special-status plant and animal surveys for endangered and threatened plant and animal species;
  • Wetland delineations and acquiring permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB);
  • Design and oversight in the construction of wetlands that include vernal pools, fresh and salt water marsh habitats, and stream channel enhancement and restoration;
  • The preparation of EIR/EIS biology sections pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Preparation of Streambed Alteration Agreements for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW);
  • Preparation of endangered species “incidental take permit applications” with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and CDFW;
  • Preparation of biological constraints analyses, mitigation and monitoring plans, and habitat restoration plans;
  • Due diligence reports which are prepared for our clients in advance of their acquisition of prospective development properties.

To keep our company growing, we are interested in hiring a Biological Construction Monitor, with previous monitoring experience (preferably that has been approved as a monitor by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). Monk & Associates’ strength is in its ability to integrate biological expertise with a depth of understanding of the environmental regulatory process. We look for this capacity in our prospective employees. Our ideal candidate must have a strong educational background in botany, wetlands, and/or wildlife biology, solid field experience, and a good understanding of environmental regulations (including CEQA, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act).

Responsibilities would include:

  • Daily Construction Monitoring
  • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
  • Conducting wetland delineations;
  • Preparing survey reports and compliance reports;

Key Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field. All candidates should have strong field skills or related job experience.
  • A solid background and field experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
  • Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, disability insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.

Please email your resume, along with a list of major-specific coursework and contact information for three references, to the office manager, Chris Milliken at Chris@monkassociates.com.


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20 August, 2017: On-Call Biological Technician, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

SWCA’s Pasadena office is expanding our team and seeking one or more on-call hourly Biological Technicians to support a variety of environmental projects involving a range of field and office duties. Work hours may vary seasonally, and depending on project needs and your skills. On-call staff are requested for work as it becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. As the Pasadena Natural Resources group continues to grow, additional opportunities for advancement will be available.

Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, nesting bird surveys, and biological evaluations and assessments. Collect field data, record and identify fauna and flora. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms. Photograph and take detailed notes of habitats, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles safely, including operation of 4-wheel-drive vehicles on rugged, back-country roads. Follow industry-leading safety check-in and reporting procedures. Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field work and reporting requirements. Understand project environmental requirements and the applicable laws and regulations protecting biological resources. Complete desktop analyses, web-based database queries, prepare technical reports describing the methods, results, recommendations, and regulatory background for projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management preferred
  • Must have experience with flora and fauna identification, accurate data collection and entry procedures, and data entry QA/QC
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Southern California natural resources, wetlands, desert tortoise, nesting birds, and/or plants.
  • Technical writing experience

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/ymb87c93hbph5jmg


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31 July, 2017: Postdoctoral Scholar – Ecology and/or Climate Science Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

The Middleton lab at UC Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoc to join our research group to study environmental drivers of migratory elk behavior and demography in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). The successful candidate will use aggregated movement, population, harvest, and landscape data for the major GYE elk herds to 1) investigate influences of climate, plant phenology and human activity on elk migration behavior; 2) evaluate the influence of summer habitat conditions on elk productivity; and potentially 3) model effects of future climatic shifts on migratory herds’ behavior and demography.
This position will be based at UC Berkeley, but supports a collaboration of multiple agencies and universities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and will therefore require some travel to the region. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and final preparation of existing data, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. For more information, or to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1049524
The anticipated start date is Fall 2017. This position is open until filled. Please direct any questions to Jen Hunter at jshunter@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO Employer.

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25 July, 2017: Wildlife Ecologist, Fresno, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have immediate openings in our Fresno office for experienced wildlife ecologists at various levels who specialize in mammalogy, ornithology, or herpetology. The selected candidates will be responsible for conducting surveysfor species in their area of specialization; completing habitat assessments; and working on CEQA/NEPA projects, mitigation plans, natural resource management plans, and wildlife inventories and management plans. These positions will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and sometimes to work alone in a variety of weather conditions. The work may require overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications

  • Solid field experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge ofthe biology of California’s fauna

Current federal (i.e., 10[a][1][A]) or state authorization to handle species or experience qualifying the ecologist to be added to a corporate permit for these species is a plus.

Candidates with an M.S. or PhD are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs nearly 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. 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; and a 401(k) 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/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=28341&lang=en_US&source=CC2 using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); 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.



 

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