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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.)


10 October, 2019: Associate-level Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an associate-level Biologist position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office. We are 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 may include participating in implementing scientific studies, surveys, natural resource planning, environmental monitoring/ inspections, and preparing a wide variety of technical studies and reports. It is anticipated that a moderate level of travel and variable hours will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities

Conduct biological natural resource field surveys collecting observational and spatial data concerning a variety of vegetation, terrestrial and/or avian species. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms. Complete biological survey reports, data entry, impact assessment, and assist in Endangered Species Act, wetland delineations and/or Clean Water Act permitting. Conduct research as appropriate and assist with proposal development.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field required
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience completing biological surveys, fieldwork, habitat assessments, wetland delineations, and/or construction monitoring; experience in [Region] preferred
  • Knowledge of the fauna and flora of Central California preferred
  • Knowledge of the threatened or endangered species of the Central Coast and Central Valley preferred
  • Vegetation survey, wildlife surveys, measurement experience, or wetland delineation experience preferred or required
  • Prior experience with GIS software (ArcPad) and Trimble GPS units and ability to use technology for data collection
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing technical documents
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required

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/p5vqwyb9yfhw8jxn

PI114460638


10 October, 2019: Biologist Interpreter, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento, CA

POSITION: Biologist Interpreter (Sacramento)
Full-Time / Benefited / Hourly / Non-Exempt
RECRUITMENT ID: 689
LOCATION: California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) office, Sacramento, CA
COMPENSATION: $18.50 – $20.00 per hour, BOE

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Working closely with Vegetation Ecologists and GIS Analysts in a group setting, the incumbent works on various projects supporting the classification and mapping of California’s vegetation. Duties include preparation of vegetation datasets for publication on CDFW’s web mapping application, BIOS; inducting varied vegetation surveys into an existing database and GIS layer; designing a database for tracking project progress and populating the resulting tracking database; vegetation data entry and quality checking; distributing program data; and performing literature searches on vegetation types and summarizing findings. They may also participate in field work, editing, and other duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Requires Bachelor of Science in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field. Enrollment in or completion of a Certificate or Degree program in GIS, or substantial experience in GIS. Experience working with biological datasets and knowledge of California flora and California plant communities is highly desirable but not required. Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
• Experience using MS Access software to design databases, including writing queries, macros, and making forms
• Experience using Esri ArcMap products
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit
• Ability to prioritize tasks and to solve problems while communicating issues and asking for clarification
• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time; this is primarily an office job with very little field work

BENEFITS: Benefits for employees working 30 hours or more per week include employer paid life insurance ($50,000) and long-term disability; options for health, dental, and vision insurance; FSA; 14 paid holidays including 1 personal holiday; vacation accrual (up to 24 days/year); sick leave (up to 12 days/year); employer contributions to your 403(b) retirement plan (up to 8%).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Application and announcement can be located on our website. In order to be considered, applicants must submit a current resume.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application deadline is October 17, 2019.

Applications can be submitted:

BY MAIL:
Chico State Enterprises
25 Main Street, Suite 206
Chico, CA 95928-5388

IN PERSON:
Chico State Enterprises
25 Main Street, 2nd Floor suite 206
Chico, CA

BY EMAIL:
csejobs@csuchico.edu

BY FAX: (530) 898-3391

For questions, please contact Chico State Enterprises Human Resources office:
BY PHONE: (530) 898-6811 or VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.csuchico.edu/rfdn/
The employer is Chico State Enterprises, a non-profit corporation serving as an auxiliary organization of California State University, Chico. Employment is considered to be at-will.

DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS
An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530) 898-5372 or by accessing the following Website: http://www.csuchico.edu/up.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Chico State Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. It is the Enterprises’ policy to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work. Prospective applicants with a disability may request and receive reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process.

25 Main Street, Suite 206 | Chico, California 95928-5388 | Phone 530-898-6811 | Fax 530-898-3391 | www.csuchico.edu/cse


26 September, 2019: Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, Botany Taxa Lead, Santa Ana Watershed Association

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 Botany Taxa Lead. 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

The Botany Taxa Lead for the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Program will plan and participate in surveys for a wide variety of plant species and vegetation communities and will be specifically expected to oversee field crews conducting surveys for the rare plant species currently covered under the MSHCP. Working closely with the Monitoring Program Administrator, Biologist Supervisor, GIS Analyst, and Data Manager, the Botany Taxa Lead will be responsible for protocol development and implementation, data collection and analysis, and report writing, with the desired outcome of meeting species-specific Conservation Objectives. The Botany Taxa Lead will interact with staff from multiple agencies, including the Regional Conservation Authority (RCA), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as local land managers.

Primary duties include:

  • Plan, design and conduct biological surveys for covered rare plant species and native vegetation communities.
  • Oversee field crews to ensure accurate and reliable collection of data.
  • Assist with study design, including the development, testing and refinement of survey protocols using scientifically supported approaches.
  • Participate in, or lead, the training of field crews on data collection protocols and species identification.
  • Coordinate with other Taxa Leads and conduct a variety of wildlife surveys as needed.
  • Coordinate with personnel from other agencies and stakeholders on field activities, data collection, and site access.
  • Coordinate with the University of California Riverside (UCR) Herbarium staff regarding submission of plant specimen as herbarium vouchers.
  • Prepare field forms, coordinate gpx files, maps and field supplies for surveys.
  • Prepare and maintain field equipment.
  • Oversee data digitization procedures, and perform quality control checks of collected data.
  • Perform data analysis using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Write reports summarizing data.
  • Operate 4WD vehicles, digital equipment, computers, and lab equipment. Expected to carry a 25–30 pound backpack.
  • Attend meetings and training as appropriate.

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge of: the flora of California (preferably southern CA); standard identification and survey methods, and monitoring techniques for sensitive plants (including threatened and endangered) and vegetation communities; procedures for collecting plant material.
  • Proficient with botanical dichotomous keys.
  • Ability to design sampling strategies and population studies for rare plants.
  • Three to five years of field experience conducting biological surveys and collecting data on plants. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for one year of the required field work.
  • Ability to prepare plant specimen for deposit as herbarium vouchers.
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and mapping programs that include ArcGIS and Google Earth and the ability to create gpx files for GPS navigation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, and independently with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to lead people in the field and to direct and provide oversight of office work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions, and complete complex assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to keep clear and accurate notes, tabulate and analyze data, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to work long days, occasional evening and over-night shifts.
  • Ability to work in remote locations under variable environmental conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, off-trail, seasonally harsh temperatures).
  • Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Education:

Successful completion of a full four year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study in ecology, evolution, biology, botany, wildlife management or other closely related field. Completion of at least one course in statistics. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Supervision:

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

Compensation:

Position Hiring Range:  $ 24.27 – $25.48 (commensurate with experience)

Position Salary Range:  $24.27 – $31.07

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 Botany Taxa Lead – 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 October 18, 2019


26 August, 2019:  Senior wildlife ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates has an opening in our South San Francisco Bay Area office for an experienced wildlife ecologist/project manager. The duties expected of this position include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, federal and state Endangered Species Act consultations, and wildlife inventories and management plans, as well as managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts. Other key responsibilities include business development, marketing, proposal preparation, staff training and supervision, and recruiting.

Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience, with at least 3 years of management experience
  • Strong project management skills, including an ease with clients and strong organizational abilities for tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and subcontractors
  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred), solid field experience, strong ecological knowledge, and experience in ecological consulting, particularly in California
  • Experience providing guidance to clients regarding federal and state wildlife regulations, including CEQA/NEPA and Endangered Species Acts
  • Solid technical writing ability
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Additional qualifications:

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

About H. T. Harvey & Associates: H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based 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/2Lh4dPT


26 August, 2019: GIS Analyst, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for an experienced GIS Analyst. The selected candidate will join our GIS team and assist in providing technical GIS support to our ecologists. The position is a collaborative role involving frequent interactions with project managers and field staff members across several offices. Assignments likely will include data development, digitizing, advanced GIS spatial analysis, database design and editing, and final map creation.

Required qualifications:

  • 2 years of relevant experience
  • Expertise in conducting spatial analyses and modeling, developing and managing databases, working with CAD files in GIS, conducting quantitative analyses (e.g., acreage calculations) using geospatial and tabular data, and efficiently creating professional maps
  • Strong background in detailed and attractive map production
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Experience in AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, or other graphics programs, as well as an artistic eye and creative graphics skills, is desirable but not required. Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. in geography, GIS, or a related field are preferred, but applicants having a B.S. or B.A. combined with directly relevant experience will be considered.

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

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

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

How to apply:
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link: https://bit.ly/2OZm80p


26 August, 2019: Wildlife ecologist with avian / raptor expertise, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening in the South Bay office of H. T. Harvey & Associates for a full-time, experienced wildlife ecologist with avian/raptor expertise. The successful candidate will have the experience and expertise required for projects pertaining to golden eagles, Swainson’s hawks, burrowing owls, and other raptors. In addition, skills and interest in pursuing diverse ornithological and general wildlife studies will be important. We work on an array of projects from general wildlife surveys to applied conservation efforts to cutting-edge raptor research.
This position reports to a senior avian/raptor ecologist in our headquarters office in Los Gatos, California, and will include duties consistent with the role of an assistant project manager. Examples of primary responsibilities are: coordinating wildlife/ornithological field studies and crews; managing resulting databases and associated QA/QC; assisting with data analyses and technical reporting; managing relevant permits and associated annual reporting; and helping to maintain productive client relationships and exposure within the wildlife conservation and scientific communities.

Required background and skills:

  • Strong academic background (minimum M.S. degree) in wildlife ecology, ornithology, or a related field
  • Broad ecological knowledge and familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, especially California
  • At least 2–4 years of post-graduate school experience conducting and coordinating relevant field studies, including involvement in raptor trapping/banding/telemetry and nest monitoring, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing technical documents
  • Familiarity with biological components, impact analyses, regulatory and permitting requirements, and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle conservation plans
  • Strong database management and quantitative skills
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Previous experience managing field personnel

Additional qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Willingness and availability to travel throughout California and beyond.
  • Willingness to work irregular and long hours, as needed
  • Ability to maintain good physical condition and work in harsh and rapidly changing field environments, in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, and lifting and carrying upwards of 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles

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

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

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

How to apply:
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link https://bit.ly/2TQsEoU

 


26 July, 2019: Full-Time Biologist/Report Writer

Job Summary:

Experienced biologist who is proficient in writing professional biological reports. We are looking for someone who has at least five years of experience with California species and habitats able to write accurate, well-defined and professional reports.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with wildlife and/or plants species of California
  • Must have at least 5 years of professional writing experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability and desire to mentor staff biologists/writers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a clear manner in biological reports
  • Ability to publish and present findings at meetings
  • A minimum of five years of experience in environmental consulting in the California market
  • Extensive experience preparing technical reports, including biological sections for CEQA/NEPA and FESA/CESA.
  • Help organize and participate in contract compliance

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, ecology, wildlife biology or a related discipline from a recognized university.

Added Value Experience:

  • Habitat and rare plant restoration
  • Experience in managing large surveys and projects
  • Certifications as Wildlife Biologist/ Ecologist

Work Conditions: 

  • Primary work location is at office in Paso Robles. 75% of time will be in office environment and 25% will be working in the field with staff.
  • Occasional long work-days in the field (10-12 hours)
  • Candidates must have excellent skills in MS WORD, technical writing skills, must be a U.S. citizen, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check

To apply:

Send the following documents via email to hr@alt-me.com

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Letter of interest that describes your writing experience
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. Writing examples

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