Job Postings

Job Postings

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

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

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


13 July, 2019: Wildlife field biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, Los Gatos, CA

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a wildlife field biologist. This person will conduct field studies, including nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, and construction monitoring. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications

  • Solid field experience;
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna;
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys, and/or experience with the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, fisheries, and/or burrowing owl.

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

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary and medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401(k) with a generous employer match.

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and transcripts through this link: https://bit.ly/2O3SZAL


8 July, 2019:  Wildlife and Plant Ecologists, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

We are looking for hard-working, motivated, intelligent, good-natured, and career-minded wildlife and plant ecologists to join our team.  We have two full-time salaried positions available immediately.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive biological resources.
  • Conduct biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat assessments, habitat mapping, species-specific surveys, protocol surveys for special-status species, nesting bird surveys, roosting bat surveys, floristic surveys, noxious weed surveys, impact assessments, mitigation monitoring, and biological compliance monitoring.
  • Conduct environmental training for construction personnel on field projects.
  • Identify and delineate wetlands and other potentially regulated habitats.
  • Assist in designing and implementing habitat and species restoration, enhancement, management, and monitoring plans.
  • Use various tools and methods (e.g., GPS, GIS, binoculars, cameras, audio recorders, animal traps, drones, aerial surveys, statistics, and specialized software and databases) to conduct biological resource assessments and impact analyses.
  • Provide technical support to other team members.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Prepare daily survey and monitoring reports and more complex technical reports.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits and agreements (e.g., Clean Water Act Section 404, Fish and Game Code Section 1602).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field; advanced degree (M.S., M.A., M.E.M., or Ph.D.) or professional certificate (e.g., GIS, P.M.P.) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna.
  • Strong field skills and experience (those with permits to conduct surveys for threatened or endangered wildlife species preferred).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (experience preparing technical reports for California Environmental Quality Act or National Environmental Policy Act compliance preferred).
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness to use your vehicle to drive to and from most project sites (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Willingness to travel to and from project sites throughout California and beyond, including those requiring overnight stays of up to a week at a time.
  • Willingness to work a flexible and irregular schedule, including many early mornings and some nights and weekends.
  • Ability to effectively manage logistics associated with safely and independently accessing and working at remote field sites.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and terrain.
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded, and reason logically.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and consistently demonstrate professionalism.

About Colibri

 Colibri (www.colibri-ecology.com) is a small consulting firm based in Fresno, California that specializes in helping project proponents comply with the Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws and regulations that protect native plants, animals, habitats, and ecosystems.  We work throughout California and across the nation but focus on the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains.  Colibri provides its full-time team members with competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance coverage, 401K contributions, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and regular professional learning opportunities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 3 references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to: info@colibri-ecology.com.


16 June, 2019: GIS Specialist, McCormick Biological, Inc.

McCormick Biological, Inc. (MBI) is a biological consulting firm based out of Bakersfield, CA, that specializes in the biological resources of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking applicants for a full-time regular position.

General Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Principal Biologist, the GIS Specialist will develop workflows and processes, and develop solutions for integration, transformation and deliverables that meet the needs of the client and project. This role requires demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and recommend or make decisions regarding the best path for data development and processing. This will include working with, and meeting with, internal teams and with the client to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications. Project work will involve process improvement, quality control, data creation from spatial and tabular source, conversion, migration, and maintenance. The candidate must be able to coordinate, plan, and support simultaneous tasks and GIS projects; query data; prepare and deliver reports to project managers and others; use geospatial data in the creation and production of GIS maps and data; and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. In addition, the candidate will gather, analyze and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how the information can be displayed using GIS and Web applications with mobile capabilities. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation with or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university with emphasis in GIS, Geography, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and ArcGIS software, including Collector for ArcGIS.
  • Expertise in GIS techniques for collecting, managing, and sharing data.
  • Ability to effectively report and visualize information.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess spatial and non-spatial data, database models and client needs to develop data management solutions.
  • Experience with creating and editing GIS data, and designing and maintaining GIS databases and other database formats, such as Microsoft Access.
  • Ability to reduce complex data management challenges to useful workflows, processes and methods in verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and make decisions.
  • Possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license (or ability to obtain a license) is required.
  • Reliable transportation to and from MBI’s office.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment.
  • Employment is conditional on successfully passing a drug test administered at an off-site laboratory.
  • Position is subject to educational and criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous GIS work experience with a biological consulting firm or agency, including geospatial analysis in support of biological permitting, field surveys, construction compliance; and field data collection such as water features (wetlands and waterways) and rare, threatened, or endangered species occurrences or habitats.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and abilities in database technologies, data modeling, scripting and coding as needed.
  • Expanded knowledge of GIS practices and methodology.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including active listening.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in team situations, or independently, in a fast-paced high turnaround project environment.
  • Ability to arrive at the office and be ready for work as assigned.
  • Ability to work under supervision and be self-directed when needed.
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and leadership (willing to train, mentor and lead others, and be open to coaching and feedback).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to operate a Windows-based computer for data processing and/or accessing the Internet.
  • A working cell phone or land line for daily communications.

Location:

  • Bakersfield, CA

Type:

  • Full time hourly, Regular, Non-exempt
  • General expectation is 40 hours per week, (Monday–Friday); overtime may be available

Pay:

  • DOE

Benefits:

  • Sick leave, health insurance, paid time off, Simple IRA plan, etc.
  • Employees will be provided with a $10 per month cell phone use stipend, and company vehicle transportation to and from field sites.

Interested candidates should download an application from our Web site:

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

9 June, 2019: Biologist / Botanist, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California

Full-time with Benefits

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc., established in 2003, is a small growing Environmental Consulting firm providing services to both public and private clients.  Our primary areas of expertise include biological and botanical assessment, regulatory permitting, wetland delineation and habitat restoration planning, implementation, maintenance and monitoring.

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc. is seeking a Biologist / Botanist to work with our team on a myriad of exciting projects.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting field surveys and assessments for special-status plants, wildlife and / or fisheries, and preparing reports
  • Conducting wetland delineations
  • Environmental compliance construction monitoring
  • Assisting with habitat restoration projects
  • Preparing environmental regulatory permit applications and CEQA / NEPA documents
  • Managing projects and project personnel
  • Coordinating with clients

Desired Qualifications:

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

Benefits:  Employer-paid health benefits, life insurance, vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) Plan with employer match and discretionary profit-sharing, options for vision and dental insurance.

Salary:  Competitive, commensurate with experience

Please send your resume and three references to:  robin@tehamaenvironmental.com

 


9 June, 2019: Environmental Planner / Scientist, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California

 Full-time with Benefits

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc., established in 2003, is a small growing Environmental Consulting firm providing services to both public and private clients.  Our primary areas of expertise include biological and botanical assessment, regulatory permitting, wetland delineation and habitat restoration planning, implementation, maintenance and monitoring.

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Planner / Scientist to work with our team on a myriad of exciting projects.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing environmental regulatory permit applications and CEQA / NEPA documents
  • Managing projects and project personnel
  • Interacting with clients
  • Environmental compliance construction monitoring
  • Assisting with habitat restoration projects
  • Assisting with natural resources field surveys

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS / BA degree or higher in urban, regional or environmental land use planning, environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental studies or a related field
  • Relevant professional experience in the environmental field, with experience in the environmental consulting industry in California preferred
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Physically able to perform occasional field work under a variety of conditions, including the ability to work in typical northern Central Valley temperatures and inclement weather, and hike and/or drive to remote locations over uneven terrain when needed. Physically able to occasionally hike sometimes steep terrain, carrying necessary field equipment, to get to project locations
  • Strong computer skills with programs such as Word and Excel
  • Knowledge and experience with NEPA, CEQA, and Federal and California environmental regulatory processes
  • Team player –  ability to work well with others as well as independently
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines
  • Experience managing other personnel preferred
  • Ability to work full-time

Benefits:  Employer-paid health benefits, life insurance, vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) Plan with employer match and discretionary profit-sharing, options for vision and dental insurance.

Salary:  Competitive, commensurate with experience

Please send your resume and three references to:  robin@tehamaenvironmental.com


23 May, 2019: Senior Wildlife Biologist, Environment & Planning, Northern CA, ICF

Northern California (Sacramento, Bay Area, Redding, or Arcata), CA

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1901260 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Job Description

ICF is seeking a mid to senior level wildlife biologist with extensive experience in field data collection, document writing (CEQA, NEPA, Section 7 BAs, Caltrans technical studies), and project management.  Candidates must have experience analyzing impacts on both state and federally listed, as well as special-status species in northern California and must have good writing skills. Prior experience managing tasks or projects is also required.

The senior wildlife biologist candidate will have good analytical and problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively. The position is primarily based in Northern California, however, work may occur throughout California.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Biology with an emphasis on Wildlife Biology
  • At least five years of experience working in environmental consulting and/or at a state or federal agency where their primary duty was conducting biological resource impact analyses and working on CEQA and/or NEPA documents.
  • Knowledge of special-status wildlife species that inhabit northern California.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills to represent ICF with key external clients.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success.  Key markets and practices include environmental planning and policy development, impact and risk assessment, evaluation and compliance, and restoration and conservation. ICF works at the center of environmental and sustainable programs, helping clients consider the impact of economics, health, policy, culture, and climate on the world’s ecosystem. To explore global career opportunities in ICF’s environment and climate programs, visit www.icf.com/careers.

 


23 May, 2019: Restoration Project Manager, Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc., Rocklin, CA

About the Job
To support our ongoing growth and success we are seeking a Senior-level Habitat Restoration Project Manager who excels at leadership and professionalism to join Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc. (HRS). This position is responsible for the overall direction, administration, completion, financial outcome, and field direction of projects. Our projects include building and restoring habitat in environmentally sensitive areas such as meadows, rivers and grasslands throughout both Northern and Southern California. Having project management experience that included working on habitat mitigation is key. This position reports to our Rocklin, CA office.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Preparing, developing, and managing project schedules throughout the duration of projects including close out processes.
• Ensuring projects are completed within the predetermined budget, physical objective and outside constraints.
• Develops and manages work of consultants, sub-contractors.
• Communicate with clients, field crews, local officials and management.
• Analyzing projects and establishing creative solutions to any issues that may arise.
• Work as part of a team to create and present proposals to clients and prospective clients.
• Travel to client sites for meetings and field supervision.
• Ensuring that safety and quality is always a priority throughout our team.

Education and Essential Skills
• BA/BS required in Ecology or a Biology-related field
• At least 7 years field project management experience
• Knowledge of California native vegetation communities and component plant species by association.
• Ability to perform fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary
• Ability to multi-task in an environment of tight deadlines and time sensitivity.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, initiative and leadership abilities.
• Ability to work as part of a diverse and cross functional team.
• Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Apply Here
https://usr56.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/dudek/Site/HRSCareersSite/Posting/View/597

About Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc. (HRS)
HRS is passionate about helping clients build native habitats. We are a full service native habitat restoration and general engineering firm specializing in installation and long term management of natural areas. With offices in Northern and Southern California we have the ability to provide services throughout the State.
As an employee owned company, HRS strives to provide our team members with a rewarding culture, training opportunities and a comprehensive benefit package.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Please visit www.hrsrestoration.com to learn more!

Send resumes to Andrea Grubbs at agrubbs@hrs.dudek.com


19 May, 2019: Conservation Biology Intern, Center for Biological Diversity
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature – to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive!

DESCRIPTION

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Conservation Biology Intern for our Endangered Species Program. This position is located in Oakland, California.

General position overview: The Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Program seeks a motivated and organized intern dedicated to protecting biodiversity and thwarting the extinction crisis. The intern will work with Center scientists to gain protections for imperiled species, with a primary focus on the Center’s Amphibian and Reptile Campaign. The internship will begin in June, with a desired minimum commitment of three months.

This paid internship provides an opportunity to learn about the Endangered Species Act and other laws and gain hands-on experience advocating for protection of endangered species.

Main duties: The Conservation Biology Intern will:

  • Conduct online research on rare and endangered species
  • Write portions of petitions to protect rare amphibians and reptiles under the Endangered Species Act
  • Submit comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or other federal agencies advocating for protection of species and their habitats
  • Interact with scientists, lawyers and organizers working to protect biodiversity
  • Improve their writing and communication skills

Application process: Please apply by submitting a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in the position. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and skills desired:

  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent internet and library research skills using scholarly databases and online tools.
  • Excellent organization and computer skills, including proficiency using MS Word and Excel.
  • A passion for and knowledge of protecting biodiversity.
  • A detail-oriented personality

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time

LOCATION: Oakland

PROGRAM(S): Endangered Species Program

OPEN DATE: 5/17/2019

KEYWORDS: Conservation, Biology, Internship, Reptiles, Amphibians,

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Apply through this website link: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/


19 May, 2019: Data Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA)

The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the natural resources in the Santa Ana River watershed located in southern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 covered species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP BMP Data Manager. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule.Benefits include an S-125 medical plan with a $700 monthly stipend; a retirement plan with 6% employer contribution; and paid leave following a six-month probationary period. The MSHCP BMP department fosters a talented, highly skilled and energized workforce. SAWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Job Description 

This effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to the BMP throughout  western Riverside County in California. The Data Manager for the MSHCP BMP directs an integrated system of management for all field-collected inventory and monitoring data collected by the Program. Data generated by the Monitoring Program consists of status, distribution, and geospatial data as well as ecological and biological parameters of many species of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna. The Data Manager is expected to oversee and manage the technical aspects of data collection, prior to,during, and after it is collected in the field. The Data Manager ensures that these data are of sufficient quality and accessibility to be of value for the accurate assessment of biological resources and the effectiveness of management. This database is currently implemented in Microsoft Access, but another platform may be used in the future. The Data Manager is a full-time hourly position that works under the direct supervision of the Monitoring Program Administrator. The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to excellence, integrity, and a sense of pride in your work.

Primary duties include:

  • Maintain, manage, and expand a centralized relational database management system (RDBMS) using database software (e.g., Microsoft Access, SQL-Server) for the storage and retrieval of all field-collected inventory and monitoring data, as well as physical specimen and digital imagery data records, an equipment inventory, and contact information.
  • Create specific guidelines, rules, and standards for the acquisition, securitization, quality assurance and control, documentation, and dissemination of Program data. Ensure all data housed in the Program’s central database are compliant with these standards and rules through integrated quality assurance measures and applications development.
  • Oversee and manage the technical aspects of data collection, prior to, during, and after field surveys to ensure compatibility with the database structure, and quality control and assurance of the data.
  • Write computer programs (applications) in Visual Basic to assist in data entry and processing, data transfer (e.g., from spreadsheet to database), data queries, reports, and export in various file formats.
  • Create applications (apps) for mobile data collection on tablets and handheld devices (Palm Pilots, smart phones). Write applications for the review and correction of errors, and migration of field collected digital data into the centralized database.
  • Clean, repair, standardize, and normalize tabular digital and analog (paper) datasets of varying quality and completeness from multiple sources.
  • Serve as a point of contact for acquisition and transfer of data, reports, tables, charts and cartographic products to staff and external agencies. Prepare datasets for annual delivery to reserve managers and CDFW’s Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Subject level experience in the biological/ecological sciences with demonstrated knowledge of sample design and field data collection methods and procedures. Experience working with large ecological datasets a strong plus.
  • A minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in design and implementation of a centralized RDBMS in a multi-user environment. Experience must include both backend and frontend development. Demonstrated rapid problem-solving ability.
  • A minimum 3 years experience with the development and use of complex SQL-Server.
  • Fluency in MS Access, SQL-Server Express, MS Visual Basic (or equivalent), ESRI products, and basic web services techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of data management concepts and principles, including work flow processes, quality assurance/quality control, database security, and metadata requirements.
  • Experience developing applications for mobile data collection and incorporating their data into a centralized database.
  • Ability to work independently on multifaceted projects. Skill in planning, organization, and implementation of workload in meeting assigned objectives.
  • Experience advising a diverse staff concerning use and implementation of relational databases. Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Familiarity with GIS concepts and ESRI software, particularly ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Ability to perform basic operations such as clipping, merging, editing, and projecting spatial data.
  • Possession of a valid U.S. Driver’s License and U.S. citizenship, or the ability to work legally in the U.S. (Declaration of Permission to Work form required).

Education:

Successful completion at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study in natural resources, bioinformatics, or computer sciences, or completion of coursework in one of these fields plus appropriate experience or certification. The combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position to be filled.

Compensation:

Position Hiring Range:  $31.84 – $35.02 (to commensurate with experience)

Position Salary Range:  $31.84 – $40.75

Employment Requirements

  • Valid state driver’s license with current proof of driving record.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a physical exam, drug screening test and background check.

To Apply:

E-mail (1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position and interest in SAWA (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: Jennette El Morsy at jennette@sawatershed.org. Please include “MSHCP Data Manager Recruitment-Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to: J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association,1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA 92507

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

First round of application review begins May 30, 2019


19 May, 2019: Field Biologist, Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA)

The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the natural resources in the Santa Ana River watershed located insouthern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 covered species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP Field Biologist. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule.Benefits include an S-125 medical plan with a $700 monthly stipend; a retirement plan with 6% employer contribution; and paid leave following a six-month probationary period. The MSHCP BMP department fosters a talented, highly skilled and energized workforce. SAWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Job Description

 This effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to the BMP throughout western Riverside County in California. This position will require the incumbent to be a self-starter with proven biological monitoring experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of biologists, under the direct supervision of the BMP Biologist Supervisor. The Field Biologist works in the field (80%) and associated office tasks, including data entering and checking (20%). Job duties include field data collection and data entry for bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, invertebrate, and plant species that are covered  under the MSHCP on conserved lands. This is a one-year term position, with the potential of annual renewal for up to five years dependent on funding and performance.

Primary duties include:

  1. Conduct biological surveys for Covered wildlife, rare plant species and native vegetation communities.
  2. Prepare maps using ArcGIS and Google Earth; prepare survey station waypoints for upload to GPS units.
  3. Collect field data in the prescribed manner, following established protocols.
  4. Digitize data using an established Microsoft Access database, and perform quality assurance checks on entered data.
  5. Assist with report preparation.
  6. Attend meetings and training as assigned.
  7. Complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision in a timely fashion.
  8. Expected to operate 4WD vehicles, digital equipment and GPS units,
  9. May conduct the following activities, with support of other lead staff: design and oversee short- term field survey efforts including protocol writing, training of inexperienced staff, and management of day-to-day field survey logistics; conduct and interpret statistical analysis of survey data; write survey summaries or reports.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Two years of experience conducting biological surveys, preferably for more than one taxonomic group.
  2. Knowledge of southern California flora, and the ability to identify targeted and co-occurring species in western Riverside County. Experience using dichotomous keys, especially the Jepson Manual, isparticularly desirable.
  3. Experience conducting surveys for, and handling rare, sensitive, and federally- or state-listed wildlife or plants.
  4. Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and mapping programs including ArcGIS and Google Earth.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of groups and individuals.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with others, and independently with little to no supervision.
  7. Ability to record ecological data clearly and accurately.
  8. Ability to work long days and occasional evening shifts.
  9. Ability to work under, and tolerate exposure to, variable environmental conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, aquatic environments, seasonally harsh temperatures, etc.), and be capable of carrying a 25 to 30-pound backpack.
  10. Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
  11. Possession of a valid U.S. Driver’s License and U.S. citizenship or the ability to work legally in the U.S. (Declaration of Permission to Work form required).

Education:

Successful completion of a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree that included a major field of study in ecology, biology, botany, wildlife management, or other closely related field.

Supervision:

The Field Biologist is a full-time hourly position that works under the direct supervision of the Biologist Supervisor.

Compensation:

Position Hiring Range:  $19.61 – $21.57

(to commensurate with experience)

Position Salary Range:  $19.61 – $25.10

Employment Requirements:

  • Valid state driver’s license with current proof of driving record.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a physical exam, drug screening test and background check.

To Apply:

 E-mail (1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position and interest in SAWA (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: Jennette El Morsy at jennette@sawatershed.org. Please include “MSHCP Field Biologist – Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to: J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, 1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA 92507

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

First round of application review begins May 30, 2019


19 May, 2019: Biologist Supervisor, Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA)

The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the natural resources in the Santa Ana River watershed located in southern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 covered species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP Biologist Supervisor. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule. Benefits include an S-125 medical plan with a $700 monthly stipend; a retirement plan with 6% employer contribution; and paid leave following a six-month probationary period. The MSHCP BMP department fosters a talented, highly skilled and energized workforce. SAWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Job Description
This effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to the BMP throughout western Riverside County in California. This position will require the incumbent to be a self-starter with proven supervisory experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of biologists, under the direct supervision of the BMP Manager. The Biologist Supervisor applies advanced technical skills to ensure that monitoring activities meet the objectives of the Program through the application of scientifically sound practices. The Biologist Supervisor works closely with the Monitoring Program Administrator, GIS Analyst, Data Manager, and Taxa Leads to advance the long-term monitoring goals of the Program.

The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate:

  • A dedication to excellence, integrity, and a sense of pride in your work.
  • Effectively communicate in order to foster teamwork, internal relationships, and external partnerships that promote SAWA’s conservation priorities.

Primary duties include:
Duties directly related to monitoring include: supervision of and providing direction to Taxa Leads with protocol development and survey implementation; directing Taxa Leads and Field Biologists conducting surveys for species in six taxonomic groups plus vegetation communities; and working with staff from public agencies and local reserve managers. Although primarily supporting survey efforts, this position requires occasional field work. The Supervisor must be successful in monitoring Covered Species populations with regard to surveying, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. This position works independently, demonstrates good judgement and situational awareness in the field in terms of personal safety and respect for the habitat, and manages populations with the least amount of disruption to the species.

Administrative tasks performed in support of Monitoring Program activities include: writing, reviewing and finalizing annual survey reports, periodically updating and managing other Program documents, managing equipment needs including coordinating semi-annual inventory, and helping maintain field vehicles. The supervisor is responsible for the day to day operations of projects and direct supervision of Taxa Program Leads and Field Biologists working under SAWA. The supervisor performs administrative and field and research projects undertaken by the Monitoring Program, including research design, staff schedule coordination and development, quality control, data analyses, and report writing.

The supervisor position is responsible for maintaining the high quality of the biological program and an awareness of field conditions. Supervisor is responsible for reviewing timesheets and leave requests, assisting in recruitment interviews, and conducting performance evaluations of subordinates.

Supervisor’s position is 15% administrative and 85% field so as to assure productivity, safety, and the quality of work performed by biological staff.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least three years of experience with increasing supervisory responsibilities (e.g., supervising staff, interviewing and hiring personnel, facilitating staff development). Ability to direct and provide oversight of staff.
  • 3-5 years of experience developing and implementing long-term biological surveys, preferably for more than one taxonomic group.
  • Experience with sampling and monitoring techniques for a wide variety of rare and sensitive species (e.g., PAO, Distance, mark-recapture sampling strategies) and understanding of accompanying study designs.
  • Experience performing a range of data analyses using a variety of statistical programs.
  • Knowledge of model-selection techniques and concepts (e.g., AIC, QAIC, model averaging).
  • Experience writing and reviewing survey reports, protocols, and other biological monitoring- related documents. Ability to summarize survey results in written reports, edit and provide constructive feedback on reports and protocols written by others,
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office and mapping programs such as ArcGIS.
  • Ability to work long days, occasional evening and over-night shifts, and under harsh conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, seasonally harsh conditions). Weekend work is rarely required.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of groups and individuals.
  • Knowledge and field experience with a broad array of flora and fauna, preferably in southern California.
  • Ability to provide administrative and operational supervision of assigned biological staff necessary to support SAWA and the Monitoring Program.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and instruction to biological staff, regarding techniques, procedures, and environments, as pertaining to biology.
  • Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
  • Possession of a valid U.S. Driver’s License and U.S. citizenship or the ability to work legally in the U.S. (Declaration of Permission to Work form required).

Education:
Successful completion of a Master’s of Science degree through an accredited college or university that included a major field of study in a relevant field (e.g., ecology, biology, botany, wildlife management).

Supervision:
The supervisor is a salaried exempt position that works under the direct supervision of the Monitoring Program Administrator.

Compensation:
Position Hiring Range: $31.84 – $35.02 (to commensurate with experience); Position Salary Range: $31.84 – $40.75

Employment Requirements

  • Final candidates are required to submit a technical report writing sample.
  • Valid state driver’s license with current proof of driving record.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a physical exam, drug screening test and background check.

To Apply:
E-mail (1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position and interest in SAWA (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: Jennette El Morsy at jennette@sawatershed.org. Please include “MSHCP Biologist Supervisor Recruitment-Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to: J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, 1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA 92507

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

First round of application review begins May 30, 2019

 


16 May, 2019: Biologist – Various MIG Offices, CA

MIG is currently seeking full-time, mid- to senior-level Biologists (4+ years’ experience) to join our California biological resources team in conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in someone with both field and report experience and professional skills associated with jurisdictional waters/wetland delineations, botanical surveys and regional special-status wildlife species. Project work can occur throughout California.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work includes all or a selection of the following, acting individually or as part of a team:

  • Vegetation mapping and habitat characterization
  • Jurisdictional waters/wetland delineations and regulatory permitting
  • General habitat assessments and surveys for plant and wildlife species
  • Focused surveys for special-status species
  • Construction monitoring and nesting bird surveys
  • GIS analysis and mapping
  • Drone surveys
  • Report preparation for technical biology reports and CEQA/NEPA documents
  • HCP consistency analysis

Education, Experience and Skills

Candidates must demonstrate independent judgment, personal organization, excellent communications skills, and an ability to make decisions and manage multiple priorities and people. The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in biology, ecology, botany or related natural resources field, 4+ years’ experience with environmental consulting, natural resource planning and management or related field, and familiarity with:

  • plant species identification using a dichotomous key
  • California wetland types and state and federal regulatory permitting processes
  • aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species identification and habitat assessment in CA.
  • construction monitoring/management and worker environmental awareness training
  • using ArcGIS independently as a problem-solving tool
  • working independently
  • conducting fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary

Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to: Roxanne Evanoff, Director of Human Resources; hr@migcom.com. Please indicate if you have a preferred office location.

MIG is an environmental consulting, planning, and design firm headquartered in Berkeley, California with offices located throughout the state and west (www.migcom.com). For over 35 years, we have been a guiding force in helping our clients and the public think strategically, communicate effectively, and find solutions to improve our communities and protect the environment. We offer a comprehensive benefits program, flexible work schedule, a rewarding and collaborative work environment, and a creative atmosphere.


14 May, 2019:  California Biological Construction Monitor, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, California

Monk & Associates, Inc. (M&A), is seeking a Biological Construction Monitor to assist on a project in Lathrop, California. Primary duties include monitoring of daily construction activities to ensure project remains in compliance with permits/plans and potential impacts are avoided and/or minimized to sensitive species, riparian and other aquatic resources. Other responsibilities include project oversight and coordination, wildlife surveys, report writing (daily, weekly, and monthly), and water quality sampling/monitoring (e.g., pH, turbidity).

The successful candidate must possess a B.S. degree (M.S. desirable) in biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, or a closely related discipline. Solid field experience and a good understanding of environmental regulations, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act is preferred. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and at least five years working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species is required. CDFW scientific collecting permit a plus.

Other Key Qualifications:

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.

Strong field skills.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.
This temporary position (duration: approximately 3 to 4 months) could eventually lead to a full-time position conducting all services provided by M&A.

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


13 May, 2019:  Senior Wildlife Biologist/Regulatory Specialist, EMC Planning Group

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

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

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

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

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


13 May, 2019:  Seasonal biologist job announcement – McCormick Biological, Inc.

McCormick Biological, Inc. (MBI) is a biological consulting firm based out of Bakersfield, CA, that specializes in the biological resources of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking applicants for several temporary Level II blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila) surveyor positions available now and ending on or before September 15, 2019. Applicants do not need to be available for the entire period; however, availability for the majority of the period will increase an applicant’s competitiveness for a position. Start and end dates can be flexible, depending on availability.

General Job Description:

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

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Location:

  • Bakersfield, CA

Type:

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

Pay:

  • $20–$26/hour, DOE

Benefits:

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

Interested candidates should download an application from our Web site:

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

13 May, 2019: Regional Biologist – Western Region, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Rancho Cordova, California

The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an immediate opening for an experienced Regional Biologist to help deliver DU’s on-the-ground conservation programs in California and Nevada.  The position will be stationed in DU’s Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, California, and be part of a team of biologists, engineers, and support staff responsible for implementing DU’s mission by conserving, restoring, and managing wetlands and associated habitats.

Qualifications

Candidates must have at a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology; waterfowl, shorebird, and waterbird biology, as well as state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication, organizational skills, and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration/enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the program area’s biological resources, environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will be part of a team of biologists and engineers working on several major water conveyance infrastructure and wetland conservation projects to improve water delivery and habitat quality for key wetland complexes. The incumbent will work with a project team on all tasks related to biological resources including ensuring environmental compliance, implementing mitigation, managing sub-consultants, coordinating with stakeholders, conducting outreach, site monitoring, and integrating engineering and environmental elements of the projects. The primary focus of this position will be California’s Sacramento Valley.  Future work may occur in other high priority areas of California and Nevada.

Other duties will include:

Project Initiation – identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private stakeholders that may partner with DU, and writing and submitting funding proposals to various sources to secure funding for wetland conservation project work.

Project Management/Delivery – coordinating with landowners and other stakeholders, DU engineering staff, consultants, and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects; negotiation of project agreements; report writing; budget management; biological technical assistance; entering project tracking data in DU’s business information system; and completing preliminary property inspections, baseline documentation, and annual monitoring of easement lands.

For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:

Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Email: mcamacho@ducks.org

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


5 May, 2019:  Seasonal Field Biologist, Swaim Biological, Inc.

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

Primary duties include:

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

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

Job applicants must be prepared to:

  • Conduct strenuous and physically demanding field work in various terrains and temperature regimes.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle (4WD or AWD preferred).
  • Travel to/from field assignments, usually within the same day.
  • Work nights and weekends.

To apply send your resume and three current references with contact name, email, and phone number to info@swaimbio.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


26 April, 2019: Associate Biologist, ESA

About the Position:

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is currently seeking Associate-level Biologists to be based out of our San Jose, Petaluma, Oakland, or Sacramento offices. Job duties may include biological surveys, report preparation, and construction monitoring related to compliance with biological and regulatory requirements. Northern and Central California biological field experience and compliance monitoring experience is preferred. The position may involve extensive field work, both locally and on overnight assignments. This physically demanding position will involve various working environments/conditions and requires that an individual be physically capable of canvassing large project areas by foot on various terrain and potentially in inclement weather.

The biologist will conduct biological and natural resource field surveys collecting observational data concerning a variety of wildlife species; use GPS units, tablets, topographic maps, aerial photographs, and other tools to perform vegetation/habitat mapping; perform pre-construction surveys and compliance monitoring for special-status species; and assist in protocol-level presence/absence surveys for sensitive animals and plants. Work stems from permit requirements under CEQA and NEPA, or from permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Experience with these permit requirements is preferred.

Requirements:

2-5 years related work experience; bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife conservation or related discipline; experience with biological construction monitoring; experience in working with biological resources, and wetlands in the San Francisco Bay Area and/or Central Valley; experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) strongly preferred but not required; strong technical writing, and critical thinking skills required; and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

About the Company:

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2019, 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% 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 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 analyses to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions.

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

Benefits:

Aside from competitive compensation, our benefits program reflects our commitment to our employee-owners:

Financial Extras:

  • Annual bonus pool
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Ride sharing/commuter assistance
  • Employee referral bonus

To Your Health (and Family):

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance – Paid at 70% for you AND your family
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Day Care Flexible Spending Account

Life in Balance:

  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

Peace of Mind:

  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

For Your Future Self:

  • ESAcademy training and professional development program
  • 401 (K) Salary Deferral Plan with company match
  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) – ESA is 100% owned by its employees!

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:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=11479&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296

 Diversity:

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

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

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

 


22 April, 2019: Research Data Specialist II, CA DFW  Wildlife Habitat Modeler

For application instructions see:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=153631

Application period is open until filled though we would like the candidate to start in July 2019.

You must first take an on-line, self-assessment exam for this position. Information on the exam can be found here:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8PB40

This position will contribute to the goal of securing the future of California’s biodiversity through data analysis and collaboration. As a member of Department’s Conservation Analysis Unit (CAU), the Research Program Specialist II will collaborate with technical and natural resource professionals to develop models and produce tools for wildlife and habitat conservation planning and analysis. CAU works to further the understanding of priority conservation areas in California through habitat suitability modeling, species range and distribution modeling, climate change vulnerability assessment, habitat connectivity modeling, and the compilation and integration of landscape datasets.

The incumbent will coordinate and lead intra and inter-departmental technical teams to conduct complex analyses, spatial and temporal modeling, and complex descriptive and inferential statistical analyses relative to species or habitat conservation. The incumbent will oversee management and technological enhancement of the existing Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE) and California Wildlife Habitat Relationships (CWHR) systems; train Department staff and others to use ACE and CWHR and new tools; and work with the Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program to optimize their existing vegetation databases to allow integration of the State Vegetation Classification into CWHR. The incumbent will prepare written documentation and manuscripts of research results for peer review and publishing by the Department and/or in other primary scientific literature sources.

The salary range is $6,003.00-$7,514.00 per month, with excellent health and retirement benefits. The position is located in Sacramento, California.

The ideal candidate will have a depth of experience in developing ecological models and have used ArcGIS and relational databases, R statistical package, Python, and Microsoft Products for data capture, generation, and analysis. Experience with graph databases desirable. The incumbent must be able to effectively articulate the scope, purpose, use and limitations of the tools to people with a range of knowledge of GIS and species/habitat models.  The successful candidate will be able to work independently, take initiative, and work collaboratively with a variety of staff and stakeholders.

Please contact Diana Hickson at 916-327-5956 or Diana.Hickson@wildlife.ca.gov for more information.

 

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