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26 March, 2017: Scientific Aid, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento

Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid (1-2 positions)

RPA # WLB 16-028, Position # 565-035-0835-905

Location: Sacramento, CA. (Wildlife Branch, Nongame Wildlife Program)

Salary: $12.11/hour. Limited to 1,500 hours per calendar year and 194 days in any 12 consecutive months.

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Minimum Qualifications:  Two years of college with 10 semester units in biology or other natural resource related studies. Good written and oral communication skills. Possession of a valid Driver’s License. Willingness to work irregular hours including a weekend day and to wear a uniform (occasionally).

Desired Knowledge and Abilities: Background in natural resources, biology, or ecology, especially in the fields of ornithology, mammalogy or herpetology.  Ability to maintain organized data and written information, follow written and oral instructions, and use analytical thinking to formulate questions and potential solutions to problems.  Ability to occasionally conduct field work in a safe manner.  Ability to interact and communicate successfully with a diverse public. Knowledge of wildlife research and monitoring techniques.

Duties: Using an understanding of biological data, the scientific aid will assist environmental scientists with responding to requests for authorization to conduct research from throughout the state. Assist with conservation and recovery of threatened, endangered and special concern species by assisting with writing petition evaluation reports and status reviews in response to petitions for state-listing of animals under the California Endangered Species Act.  Assist with organizing and electronically archiving research reports, reference materials, and historical Nongame Wildlife Program files. Occasionally assist in a variety of field surveys, and assist with data analysis and maintenance of equipment.  Note: Field work is limited, this is mostly an office job for those interested in wildlife research permitting processes, and conservation and recovery of threatened, endangered, and special concern species.  Excellent opportunity for on the job training for full time positions.

Contact: Esther Burkett, 916-531-1594, Esther.Burkett@wildlife.ca.gov

List job title (Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid), RPA Number (WLB 16-028), and Position Number (565-035-0835-905) on your STD 678 application form (https://jobs.ca.gov/Public/StateForms.aspx).

How to Apply: Email (Esther.Burkett@wildlife.ca.gov) or mail a signed standard State Application Form (STD 678), resume, cover letter, contact for 3 references, and unofficial college transcripts to:  Attn: Esther Burkett,  California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Branch, 1812 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA. 95811

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.


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26 March, 2017: Staff Biologist, Swaim Biological Inc.

Swaim Biological Inc (SBI) s seeking staff biologists to work on projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley.  Positions include both full and part-time options and require a bachelor’s degree in biology or related field.  Candidates should have a basic understanding of California flora and fauna and California environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA, NEPA, etc.).    Our office location is in Livermore, California, but a significant level of telecommuting is available.  Preference will be given to candidates with two years or more experience with environmental consulting, but recent graduates soon to graduate, are encouraged to apply and demonstrate they are quick learners or have the needed skills from coursework or related experience.

Start dates are flexible, but anticipated to be between April 15 and May 15, 2017.

Primary duties would include the following:

  • Nesting bird surveys
  • Special status species (flora and fauna) surveys (both pre-construction and presence/negative finding)
  • Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Reporting.

Candidates should be able to perform physically demanding work in various terrains and temperature regimes.  Excellent communication skills and ability to work alone or in teams is essential.

To apply, send your resume along with 3 current references including email contact, to kswaim@swaimbio.com


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26 March, 2017: Mid-Senior Level Project Manager, Swaim Biological, Inc.

Swaim Biological, Inc. (SBI) is looking for an experienced Mid to Senior Level Project Manager with a strong background in wildlife biology/botany/wetlands in California.  SBI is a small business 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.  Although our niche is herpetology, we provide biological services for wide range of other taxa.

Position: This position requires a person with demonstrated experience with environmental regulations including NEPA, CEQA, and ESA, experience with federal and state protected species, permitting through ACOE and USFWS. Position requires the ability to rapidly and accurately comprehend project issues and effects on biological resources, to interact professionally with clients and technical staff, and to identify solutions to meet client needs. Successful candidates must be able to lead project level and resource level investigations and prepare technical sections of environmental documents, review the work of staff, manage, mentor, and support staff, and operate in an environment of tight schedules and limited budgets. Periodic travel and field work will be required. Primary duties include: project coordination, preparation of technical sections and reports and conduct resource impact analysis in support of NEPA and CEQA documents, coordination with State and Federal agencies, permit preparation, monitoring project areas during construction, and support business development. Additional duties include managing and performing field studies, formal wetland delineations, protocol surveys, habitat assessments and associated mapping.

Qualifications: Candidates are required to possess a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife biology or a closely-related field and have a minimum of five years of relevant professional consulting experience in California.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicant must be able to conduct strenuous field work, travel as needed, and possess valid driver’s license. Ideal candidates will also be available for occasional night and weekend work. GIS and GPS experience, possession of a scientific collecting permit and/or any federal recovery permits are pluses. Demonstrable management capabilities, technical writing ability, good communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of computer applications are essential.

The permanent work location will be at our Livermore, California office, but projects are located all over California. Significant “telecommuting” is possible.

Please send a cover letter, résumé, writing samples, salary and/or hourly rate request and three references with contact information to Karen Swaim at:  kswaim@swaimbio.com.


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22 March, 2017: Biologist, NRCM, Inc., Ukiah, CA

NCRM, Inc. is a small land and natural resources management consulting firm that provides consulting services across Northern California. We are based in Calpella, CA and work in the fields of forestry, carbon, conservation, storm‐water, land planning, water rights, GIS, biology, botany, and arboriculture.    Our clients include large and small timberland and agricultural owners, utilities, municipalities, state and federal organizations, and conservation groups.

NCRM is seeking a full-time biologist to join our professional staff and assist our senior biologist and foresters in all aspects of resource management. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: conducting protocol-level spotted owl surveys; conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise) as necessary to assist project and senior level biologists; assisting with the preparation of survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies; monitor construction activities; marking timber/property lines/watercourses; conducting wetland delineations.

Candidates should have a relevant degree and/or experience as well as strong field skills (ability to navigate using map & compass and carry 50 pounds) and the ability to work independently in difficult terrain under all types of weather conditions.  The best candidate will have strong observational skills and knowledge of special status species in California. Knowledge of environmental regulations (ESA, MBTA, CEQA, NEPA, etc.) and permitting is desirable. Strong organizational skills as well as communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. A valid driver’s license and the ability to negotiate narrow mountain roads is required. ATV experience is preferred.

NCRM, Inc. offers a competitive compensation package based on qualifications and experience. Full‐time positions include paid time off, holidays, retirement, health, education assistance, dependent care, and other statutory benefits.    If you would like to work for a great company that supports the growth of its staff, please submit a resume today. Interested parties should send a well written letter of interest and resume with references to Stephanie Martin via email (smartin@ncrm.com).

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person who wants to grow with the company.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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22 March, 2017: Engineering Technician/Drafter, Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced engineering technician to be located at the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a minimum of three years experience in drafting preparation of improvement plans and topographic survey maps utilizing Civil3D. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, construction inspection and management, and civil engineering design support. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all terrain vehicle operation will be required.

Responsibilities
The engineering technician position will perform a full range of engineering support functions associated with the delivery of wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include drafting topographic survey maps, conceptual design plans, and construction plans; topographic surveying and construction grade checking; engineering design support; and construction inspection. The position will include significant travel throughout California and Nevada.

Specific duties include:

  1. Perform topographic surveying utilizing GPS equipment and data management with TGOffice.
  2. Draft topographic surveys and engineering plans in Civil3D.
  3. Assist engineers with design.
  4. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
  5. Ensure that contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  6. Maintain survey equipment, ATVs, boats, and facilities.

DU’s mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Application:
To apply, please fill out the application and pre-employment forms on our website at www.ducks.org/jobs, attach cover letter and resume and click submit, or to request application materials contact:
Debby Jones, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Email: djones@ducks.org

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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22 March, 2017: Regional Engineer, Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The position will be located in Los Banos, CA. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects in the San Joaquin Valley, Tulare Basin, and southern California.

Qualifications
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and be a registered civil engineer in the state of Calfornia. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, erosion control, soil science, hydraulics, agricultural engineering, and levee, canal, and/or pump station design. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work with and solve problems in close team based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all terrain vehicle operation will be required.

Responsibilities
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, topographic surveying, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout California.

Specific duties include:

  1. Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
  2. Develop topographic surveys and collect field data for design.
  3. Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.
  4. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
  5. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  6. Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.

DU’s mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Application:
Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume to:
Debby Jones, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Email: djones@ducks.org

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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22 March, 2017: Engineering Technician – Seasonal Position, Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced engineering technician to be located at the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects. The position is seasonal with a term of employment that will begin in June and end at the end of August of 2017.

Qualifications
Desirable qualifications include familiarity with GPS surveying and construction inspection. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for all terrain vehicle operation will be required.

Responsibilities
The engineering technician position will perform a range of engineering support functions associated with the delivery of wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include topographic surveying and construction grade checking; engineering design support; and construction inspection. The position will include significant travel throughout California and Nevada.

Specific duties include:

  1. Perform topographic surveying utilizing GPS equipment and data management with TGOffice.
  2. Conduct construction field inspection.
  3. Maintain survey equipment, ATVs, boats, and facilities.

DU’s mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Application:
To apply, please fill out the application and pre-employment forms on our website at www.ducks.org/jobs, attach cover letter and resume and click submit, or to request application materials contact:
Debby Jones, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Email: djones@ducks.org

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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20 March, 2017: Staff Level Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA

Must Have Working Knowledge of Basic Northern California Flora and/or Fauna, and Vegetation Communities.

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 with field experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with ArcMap is a plus.
  • Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
  • Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
  • Conducting wetland delineations;
  • Preparing survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies;
  • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise) as necessary to assist project and senior level biologists;
  • Assisting with the preparation of survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies;
  • Monitor construction activities: to assist in environmental compliance;

If you are applying for the staff level position, you are not expected to have extensive experience in all these areas. On the job training is provided.

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

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


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16 March, 2017: Staff Biologist, Garcia and Associates

Garcia and Associates (GANDA) is seeking staff biologists to work on-call on projects throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. Candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in biology or related field.  The best candidates will have strong ornithological skills, experience with nesting bird surveys and knowledge of special status species in California.  Knowledge of environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA, NEPA, etc.) and permitting is desirable.  Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential. GANDA offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay; professional memberships, meeting participation and continuing education; cafeteria plan; retirement plan; paid vacation, illness, and holiday leave; and profit sharing. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience. To apply for this position, please send a resume with references to apedri@garciaandassociates.com .


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16 March, 2017: On-Call Wildlife Biologist/ Biological Monitor, Coast Ridge Ecology, LLC

Coast Ridge Ecology, LLC is an ecological consulting firm located in San Francisco, California. Coast Ridge Ecology (CRE) is a certified small business in the state of California and a Local Business Enterprise in the City and County of San Francisco, and has been in business since 2007. CRE serves a variety of private and public agency clients in conducting endangered species surveys and reporting, permitting assistance, and biological monitoring.

We are currently seeking an on-call wildlife biologist/ biological monitor.
Essential Duties

* Perform preconstruction and protocol level surveys for local special status plant and wildlife species.
* Monitor construction activities, perform inspections of wildlife exclusionary fencing, and write monitoring reports.
* Assist with wetland delineations and perform some GIS functions.
Essential Requirements

* Must have a minimum of BA or BS in biological sciences or a related degree (MS preferred)
* Must have experience with conducting surveys for special status species in the San Francisco Bay Area such as California red-legged frog, San Francisco garter snake, mission blue butterfly, burrowing owl, raptors and bats. Must have some experience with these species to secure agency approval to work on specific jobsites.
* Must have experience writing biological reports such as Biological Assessments, biological sections of EIR’s, Natural Environment Studies, and other various biological permitting documents.
* Must have excellent wildlife, including birds, ID skills
* Must be in good physical condition
* Must have transportation to job sites
* Must have excellent writing skills
* Must work well in a team environment
* Must have excellent communication skills

Coast Ridge Ecology, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all State of California and City and County of San Francisco labor laws. If you are qualified for this position, please submit a resume with your qualifications, references and a writing sample.

Interested candidates should send resumes to pkobernus@crecology.com.


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16 March, 2017: Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Los Banos Wildlife Area

Position: Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid
Position Number: 565-484-0835-905
Program: Wildlife Areas
Location: Los Banos Wildlife Area, Merced County
Salary Range: $12.11-14.36 per hour
Hours: Part time, 16 – 30 hrs/week (seasonal to year-round)
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of college with 10 semester units in biology or other natural resource related studies
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license

Desired Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Interest in wildlife management and ecology
  • Familiarity with ecological and/or wildlife management principles
  • Strong organizational and data management skills
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays and to travel in performing field work throughout the State. Willingness to wear a uniform.
  • Willingness to do routine work in order to learn; interest in and aptitude in the work. Willingness to perform varied manual tasks; be dependable and punctual.

Duties:

  • Collect data on hunter take at DFW operated hunter check station. Make daily, weekly and seasonal reports on collected data. Conduct biological surveys following established protocols on various DFW properties within the Los Banos Wildlife Area complex. Enter and manage data, assist in statistical analysis and report writing associated with biological monitoring. Conduct mortality surveys for waterfowl and other target species on established routes throughout the Grasslands Ecological Area.
  • Support permanent staff performing GIS mapping of invasive weed populations and sensitive species populations. Perform maintenance tasks on the wildlife area complex including: planting and irrigating wildlife food crops, controlling invasive weeds, operating small equipment to mow roadways, habitat etc. Assist with water level management of wetland habitat.
  • Respond to Avian die off events as needed within the DFW Central Region. Package and ship birds for lab testing, fill out any required associated reports or paperwork involved.

Contact: Bill Cook, (209) 826-0463, william.cook@wildlife.ca.gov
How to Apply: Mail or fax a standard State Application Form (STD 678) and résumé, if desired, to:
Sara Hubert, Personnel-Confidential, Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1234 E. Shaw Avenue, Fresno CA 93710.
Fax: (559) 243-4036.
“The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.”


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16 March, 2017: Waterbird Intern, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time intern to assist with waterbird field studies.  The internship will begin in May 2017 with a 12-month commitment.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The intern will be assisting with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (www.southbayrestoration.org). The intern will also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs. (www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay ponds
  • Conduct gull counts and behavioral survey at local landfills
  • Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism outbreaks
  • Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work
  • Enter, proof, and manage data collected
  • Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field
  • Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls)
  • Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field
  • Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt spray)
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, evenings and some weekends
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal vehicle
  • Ability to navigate and orient using maps
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field
  • Excellent waterbird identification skills
  • Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)
  • Solid computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Access and Excel
  • Experience conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay

Compensation:   Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field.  This is a full-time internship position.  A stipend of $125/week will be provided.  Shared housing is available at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.  An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.

To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to Max Tarjan, mtarjan@sfbbo.org:  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. The deadline for applications is March 31st.  SFBBO is an EOE.


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17 February, 2017: Biologist, On-call/part-time, Transcon Environmental

Classification:  On-call/part-time position

Title:  Biologist

Description:  Transcon Environmental is seeking on-call biologists with experience working in Utah to assist in environmental compliance, surveys, and construction monitoring activities.  Positions will be filled as projects demand.  These positions are primarily field-based, requiring biological surveys of project sites and on-site monitoring of construction sites.  The successful applicants shall be located in Utah, while applicants near Vernal, Utah will be favored.  Applicants should be able to work long days in the field, in both the winter and summer.  This is an on-call position, and hours will vary from 0-30 hours per week based on project needs, with potential for the position to become full-time.

Location:  Transcon’s office in Draper, Utah would be the reporting location for the position, although remote applicants already located near Vernal would be favored.

Salary and benefits:  Should this position become a full time equivalent position Transcon offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare, disability and life insurance and 401(k) retirement plan as well as paid time off and holidays.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. This will be a non-exempt (hourly) position that will pay overtime in accordance applicable laws.

Qualifications:  Applicants should have a degree in biology and previous experience performing biological resource surveys in Utah.

Contact Person:  Kevin Collins, Director of Human Resources

Application e-mail:  kcollins@transcon.com


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 17 February, 2017: Senior Biologist, Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Senior Biologist / Project Manager with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our Pasadena, CA office.

We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with business acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include developing and implementing scientific studies, leading survey and technical assessment efforts, natural resource planning, staff coordination, project management, and business development. An important aspect of the work will involve staff mentorship and senior technical review of reports.

About SWCA:

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals with expertise in natural and cultural resources management and environmental permitting. Our Pasadena office works on diverse natural resources related projects across many business lines, including renewable energies, utilities, infrastructure, transportation, habitat restoration, and mitigation banking.

The Senior Biologist / Project Manager is a regular, full-time, salaried position. SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). This position will also have the opportunity to join SWCA’s scientific leadership program, which allows top subject matter experts to make regular contributions to corporate strategies, provide input to all levels of the company, and be recognized and rewarded for distinguished productivity and achievements.

  • Work closely with project teams to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs and can withstand agency and public scrutiny.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Lead biological technical assessment and survey efforts including preparing and providing peer review for technical reports and environmental permits such as biological resource assessments and constraints analyses, CWA Section 404/401 permitting, and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements.
  • Conduct scientific assessment, statistical analyses, and modeling.
  • Manage a variety of projects, including maintaining budgets, schedules, and quality of service.
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field personnel.
  • Provide technical support at public and/or agency meetings.
  • Work with Corporate accounting department to review invoices, expenditures and project audits for projects/tasks.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • Work closely with SWCA’s resource scientists and environmental planners, managers and directors in both natural and cultural resources throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Contribute to business development through outreach to existing clients, responding to client requests for cost estimates and scopes of work, and contributing to proposals.
  • Uphold SWCA’s safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree highly desired.
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in environmental consulting.
  • Working knowledge of Southern California natural resources .
  • The ideal candidate will possess experience delineating jurisdictional waters, preparing jurisdiction determination (JD) reports and permit applications, and have strong wildlife and plant identification skills. Exceptional technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports and other deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Experience with CEQA/NEPA and environmental permitting (e.g., CWA Sec 404/401, CDFW LSAA and ITP)
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner.
  • Experience managing technical subcontractors and ensuring technical excellence.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, track work progress across multiple projects.
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner.
  • Effectively discuss technical concepts to non-specialist clients and the public.
  • Able to work independently and collaborate with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.
  • Must possess a commitment to quality on projects of all sizes and scopes.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/kzcfrnbdr4

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 15 February, 2017: Biological Field Technician, SWCA Environmental Consultants

About the opportunity  

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.

Our Pasadena office is seeking a part time, temporary Biological Field Technician to support a variety of biological studies including desert tortoise studies.

What you will accomplish  

Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, and biological evaluations and assessments. Collect field data, including identification of 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 record appropriate habitat, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will perform safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. Ability to drive a 4-wheel-drive vehicle on rugged, back-country roads.

Experience and qualifications for success  

Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management preferred

  • Must have experience with vegetation identification, accurate data collection procedures, and data entry QA/QC
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Candidates with Southern California natural resources, wetlands, desert tortoise, and technical writing experience are preferred

How to Apply:

Please apply on the SWCA website: https://www.swca.com/careers


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 10 February, 2017: Summer Internship, Nevada Department of Transportation

NDOT Environmental Services is hoping to hire 2 summer interns through our Public Service Intern program.  Duties will include field surveys, GIS mapping, and data management.  Interested parties need to go to the Nevada Employee Action and Timekeeping System (NEATS), set up an account, and apply for either the Public Service Intern 1 (undergraduates students / recruitment #30542) or Public Service Intern #2 (graduate students / recruitment #30544).  The link to NEATS is:  https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/admin/Home.aep

In order to be considered for the Biology Section of Environmental Services, the applicant must note their interests as biology, wildlife, plants, or other closely related field.

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 10 February, 2017: Senior Environmental Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership.

Responsibilities will include business development, project management, developing and implementing scientific studies, leading surveys, natural resource planning, and staff coordination. An important aspect of the work will involve staff mentorship and technical review of reports. It is anticipated that low to moderate travel will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position.

The Senior Project Manager candidate will have expertise in all aspect of permitting, CEQA and NEPA, facility siting and constraints studies, program management for energy and other infrastructure projects. Experience in specialty areas including electric and gas transmission and distribution, renewable energy, water resources, and utilities is highly valued. Skills include the ability to manage large and complex projects and milestones within schedule and budget expectations and primarily be responsible for QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing and permitting. The ideal applicant will be experienced in managing multiple components and multidisciplinary staff to complete project permitting requirements.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree highly desired
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management
  • Minimum of three (5) years of experience in environmental consulting
  • Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
  • Experience of working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists
  • Ability to promote SWCAs services internally and externally
  • Experience of managing ecological subcontractors and ensuring technical excellence
  • Experience in writing technical reports
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and plant identification skills; familiarity with state and federal Endangered Species Acts, excellent writing skills, and ability to record accurate field notes required
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner.
  • Experience with staff and project team supervisor
  • Desire to thrive in a highly collaborative team atmosphere

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/hzdb8qn225

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 10 February, 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/44bfmgxhht

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31 January, 2017: Part-Time Entry-Level Terrestrial Biologists and Botanists, North State Resources, Inc.
North State Resources, Inc. (NSR), a leading provider of natural resources management and environmental compliance services in California, is recruiting part-time biologists to perform habitat assessments and surveys for special-status species and other sensitive biological resources at numerous sites throughout California.  These are part-time positions supporting multiple projects with variable staffing needs.  Project tasks primarily consist of field work; other tasks include performing preliminary desktop analysis, preparing technical reports, and assisting with other deliverables as needed.  Specific responsibilities include conducting habitat assessments, special-status plant and animal surveys, nesting bird surveys, worker environmental awareness training, and biological monitoring.  All relevant project background information and instructions are provided for each site, and all work is performed under the guidance of NSR senior staff.

Qualifications:  Desired qualifications for these positions are a Bachelor’s or higher degree in botany, wildlife, biological sciences, environmental sciences, or a related field; experience conducting field surveys in the region and completing associated documentation; working knowledge of relevant environmental statutes and regulations (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Game Code); and excellent organization and communication skills.  A clean DMV record and compliance with NSR safety protocols and procedures are required.

Application Process:  Visit our website at www.nsrnet.com.   Click on the CAREERS tab.  Download and save the application package, complete the resume form and employment application, and submit in Microsoft Word format to employment@nsrnet.com.  Include any relevant training, permit authorizations (e.g., [10(a)1(A)], or certifications held.

NSR is a 50-person firm that consults in physical, biological, and environmental sciences and regulatory compliance.  The firm is headquartered in Redding, where it was founded in 1980, and has offices in Sacramento and Chico.  Our project portfolio is very diverse and provides staff with challenging and stimulating assignments.  We value and endeavor to maintain a collaborative work environment that encourages and rewards individual initiative and innovation.  Our mission is to achieve growth and team-wide rewards by engaging our staff and clients in interesting, productive, and successful project work.  NSR is an equal-opportunity employer.


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13 January, 2017: Wildlife Biologist/Regulatory Specialist, EMC Planning Group Inc.

 Located in Monterey, EMC Planning Group Inc. has provided award-winning land use planning, resource assessment, design, land use entitlement, and environmental services to both public and private clients for over 38 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 wildlife biologist to provide consulting services on a wide variety of projects throughout coastal and central California. Duties will include CEQA/NEPA biological resource impact analyses and technical reports, general biological field surveys, focused surveys/habitat assessments for special-status wildlife species, jurisdictional wetland and waterway delineation, and regulatory agency coordination/permitting/compliance support.

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 three to five years of experience biological impact assessment. CEQA compliance experience is required.

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, extensive field experience with wildlife species found in coastal and central California, patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm. The ideal candidate will possess 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. Mitigation site planning, permitting, and monitoring experience are a plus.

For consideration, please email your resume to robinson@emcplanning.com. Position and salary DOE. Position available immediately in Monterey, California.


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13 January, 2017: Detection Dog Handler, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening for a variable part-time (approximately 30-35 hours per week) detection dog handler position anticipated to extend into 2019 to support a project near Livermore, California. This person will handle trained scent detection dogs on wildlife surveys and house, care for, and conduct maintenance training for one or more program detection dogs. Job duties will include conducting surveys, recording survey and weather data using iPad templates, and uploading iPad data to a server each day. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions.
Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience training and handling highly skilled dogs. For example, experience may be based upon canine scent detection work, K9 Nose Work, or training and using dogs for search and rescue missions.
    Candidates with a B.S. and direct relevant experience are preferred.

Additional qualifications

  • Valid, state-issued driver license and familiarity with 4WD vehicles
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low-impact principles
  • Knowledge and practical experience with reward-based dog training and handling methods

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and 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.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.
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=21183&lang=en_US&source=CC3 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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10 January, 2017: Biological Monitor, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure Inc., Riverside, CA

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure Inc. is seeking an experienced On-call and Fulltime Field Biologists to assist with projects in the greater Riverside, CA. area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct fieldwork in various areas
  • Provide technical expertise in a botany and / or wildlife biology
  • Data collection and documentation
  • Must indicate whether you have served as a Biological Monitor or an Authorized Biologist for a construction project

Skills / Qualifications

  • At least three to five (3-5) years of experience conducting biological field studies in the western United States
  • Expertise in the disciplines mentioned above with an understanding of native plant communities as well as plant and wildlife species in desert and great basin habitats
  • Excellent understanding of field data collection methods and survey protocols including use of GPS units
  • Experience providing high quality field notes and other survey documentation (photos, complete data forms, GPS points, etc.)
  • Ability to work well with other field team members and under rugged conditions
  • Willingness to travel via helicopter if necessary
  • May involve some weekend and holiday work
  • S. in biology or related field is preferred but experience can be substituted

If you believe you have the necessary knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to succeed in this position, then we would like to hear from you.

 To Apply: Apply on our website at the following link

https://amecfw-usexternal.icims.com/jobs/15093/job

 Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Our Environment & Infrastructure Americas business is a leading environment and infrastructure, engineering, consulting and project management organization with about 150 offices and more than 5,500 employees. Our team of professionals provides a full range of services to clients in a wide range of sectors including government services, clean energy, industrial/pharmaceutical, water, transportation/infrastructure, mining and oil & gas.

We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

By submitting your resume, you consent to Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited sharing this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities for which you may be suitable.


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