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.)
- 9 December, 2018: Wildlife Technicians, Black Fox Timber Management Group, Inc.
- 3 December, 2018: Wildlife Intern, Sierra Pacific Industries
- 3 December, 2018: Wildlife Technician, Sierra Pacific Industries
- 25 November, 2018: Environmental Program Manager 1, Supervisory, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
- 16 November, 2018: Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area
- 6 November, 2018: Senior Environmental Scientist, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
- 18 October, 2018: Staff Biologist, McCormick Biological, Inc.
- 18 October, 2018: Wildlife ecologist with avian / raptor expertise, H. T. Harvey & Associates
- 18 October, 2018: Southern California Restoration Ecologist, River Partners, San Diego, CA
- 10 October, 2018: Environmental Planner, Caltrans
- 1 October, 2018: Wildlife and plant ecologists, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA
- 17 September, 2018: Natural Resources Specialist – Parks, Riverside, CA
- 17 September, 2018: Wildlife Biologist, Garcia and Associates
Black Fox Timber Management Group, Inc.(BFTM) is a timberland management firm and one of the largest forestry consulting firms in the Western U.S. We are seeking 4-6 Wildlife Technicians for the 2019 season. BFTM is located in McCloud, CA. Our company coordinates one of the largest California Northern Spotted Owl survey contracts in the State. The Wildlife Technician can expect to work 4 nights a week approximately 10-12 hours a shift. If progress falls behind schedule we will extend our week. The applicants are expected to know NSO protocol, can work alone at night, have experience on an ATV, run a chain saw, operate a vehicle and navigate at night. These positions will start from approximately March 4th, to August 31st. If the Forestry Technician wishes and if there is a need for the company to continue employment after owl season – we could try to cross train for another position to extend their season until snowed out. Pay is negotiable, but is dependent on experience and education. I’m hoping to start interviewing in January and offer jobs soon after. Please email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
3 December, 2018: Wildlife Intern, Sierra Pacific Industries
Link to job posting
The Watershed Restoration Grants Branch, of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, has an opening for an Environmental Program Manager (EPM) position that will be posted soon. The EPM position manages the Proposition 1 and 68 restoration grant programs Statewide. This position also is responsible for development of a monitoring program of the restoration projects. This is the second supervisory level of the series; the incumbent will supervise 7 environmental scientists within the unit. The salary range is $9,861 – 12,259/month, with excellent health and retirement benefits. The position is located in Sacramento, California.
Ideal candidates will be highly motivated to successfully implement this Statewide grant program that manages and administers approximately $50 to 80 million for the restoration of wetland habitats. They should have strong management skills, and experience in program development and able to function well in a team setting working toward a common goal. Candidates should possess skills to develop a highly motivated team, collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders, deliver projects on a tight timeline, and demonstrate success. Candidates should possess strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills, and be able to make sound decisions based upon policies and regulations.
In order to be considered for the position, you must take an on-line examination, available on Cal Careers website (https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=4PB1901). Ranking on this exam is required in order to apply for this job posting in the future.
Please contact Laura Valoppi a 916-247-8903 or Laura.Valoppi@wildlife.ca.gov for more information on applying for this position.
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 2019
Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern nesting season (March to September)
General Duties include:
- Conduct monitoring for two federally listed bird species, the threatened snowy plover and the endangered least tern, including monitoring adults, nests, chicks and broods
- Fence, sign, and nest exclosure installation and maintenance
- Collect scientific field notes, data entry, and technical report writing
- Work with the public as a State Park representative and with an interdisciplinary team
ESI Specific Duties Include:
- Gain experience in the methods and ethics of professional conduct and practice
- May perform more independent duties in areas of particular expertise
Applicants should have the following qualities:
- Be flexible, open minded, and able to reason logically
- Have interest and aptitude in the work
- Be able to take direction and establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Work well with the public as a State Park representative
- Ability to work under adverse conditions such as in heavy wind and moving sand
- Be able to cope with sitting for extended periods monitoring by spotting scope
- Be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Ability to read and record color band data
- Willingness to do routine work in order to learn
- Have experience writing scientific field notes and reports
- Ability to draw sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
- Have a clean Class C Driver license and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle
- Have knowledge of general concepts related to biological and environmental issues
- BA/BS in biological sciences or related field required for qualification as an ESI
- Birding experience preferred
Starting wage is $13.42/hour (Senior Park Aide) or $13.53/hour (ESI), with one week paid sick after a qualifying pay period (160 hours) and vacation time after six months of employment have been completed. The position is a seasonal full time position (up to 1500 hours/ per year). Housing is not provided. Weekend, holiday, early morning (before dawn), and evening shifts will be required. You will receive full training and work with some of the best experts in the field!
If interested, please mail a Standard State Application (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) by 16 January 2019 to: Mr. Ronnie Glick, Senior Environmental Scientist, at the address above. For more information, contact Ronnie at 805-773-7180, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
- By Mail
Job Description and Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Environmental Program Manager I in the Landscape Conservation Planning Program, the incumbent is responsible for having an in-depth knowledge of ecological principals, Department policies, administrative procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and data and tools designed to protect California’s biological diversity. These efforts will be conducted through voluntary conservation planning, in partnership with other State, federal, and local agencies, private landowners, and other stakeholders. This assignment typically includes developing partnerships; communicating and engaging with federal, State, and local agencies and stakeholders on Program components and goals; identifying priority focus areas for planning; providing scientific and policy guidance; identifying, developing, and refining needed regional conservation planning tools; and assisting and training regional staff. A high degree of personal initiative and critical thought is expected. Public contacts made during this work are sensitive and involve a wide variety of special interest groups. Incumbent will make recommendations regarding science, laws, conservation principles, and policies/procedures related to ecosystem-level planning and will collaboratively identify tools and data gaps.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.
The worksite is in an office building in downtown Sacramento and does not include parking. State housing is not available. This position does not involve telecommuting. The position involves using a computer keyboard several hours a day, attending lengthy meetings in-person and via conference calls, and working with staff statewide to complete work assignments. Occasional travel and field work may be required.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Job Code #: JC-129688
Position #(s): 565-039-0765-080
Working Title: Senior ES
Classification: SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST (SPECIALIST)
Salary Range: $6,182.00 – $7,690.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are committed to managing and protecting California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. Join us and begin a meaningful new career.
Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov
Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Who May Apply:
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
How to Apply:
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Matthew Hom
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
CDFW Exam/Cert Unit
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244
08:00 AM – 04:30 PM
Required Application Package Documents:
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
- Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
- Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
- Other – ***In order to be considered for this position you must provide responses to the supplemental questionnaire as instructed below.***
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Experience with wildlife and habitat connectivity planning and project implementation, experience in fish and wildlife resource conservation, and possession of a bachelor’s or advanced degree with a major in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, or conservation is preferred. A high degree of personal initiative is expected, and excellent organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills are required.
Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at www.calhr.ca.gov and to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System website for Health Benefits at www.calpers.ca.gov.
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.
Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
Provide responses to the supplemental questionnaire below with your State application. Please keep your collective answers to no more than three pages, single-spaced, using 12-point font.
- After reviewing the duty statement for this position, please explain the knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring to this assignment and what you hope to bring to the position, if selected.
- What are some of the key challenges for conservation planning in California and what do you hope may be done to address them? What role and actions would you hope to have in addressing conservation challenges?
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF MATTHEW HOM
No emailed applications will be accepted.
Indicate Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) – 565-039-0765-080 & RPA# HCPB 18-004 on your application.
We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.
To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.
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. MBI staff work from an office and warehouse facility that includes all office equipment required to perform the job tasks. Company vehicles and field equipment are provided for field work. The company has a strong commitment to professional development, and desires team members who are passionate about a career in field biology.
General Staff Biologist Job Description:
Under the supervision of senior staff and working on teams, staff biologists conduct transect surveys following agency-approved methods for the detection of state- and federal-listed species. In addition, staff biologists prepare evaluations of biological resources, identify plants and wildlife observed during surveys, evaluate potential for species occurrence, and monitor construction in compliance with biological/environmental avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures. Staff biologists are responsible for documenting field activities, completing field forms, and preparing reports pursuant to agency and client requirements. Duties may also include general maintenance/preparation of field equipment and other administrative tasks as assigned.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- Work is 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 for up to 5 consecutive days may be required.
- Field work may be pre-scheduled up to 1-week in advance, but actual work times are typically arranged the day before field work is conducted. Flexibility is highly valued.
- Field work hours are variable, depending upon biological constraints and client requirements.
- Staff biologists are classified as non-exempt, with overtime paid at time and a half. This is an hourly position that averages between 30 and 40 hours per week during the course of the year. However, overtime hours are typically available (and required on some jobs) during the field season.
- Transect surveys may consist of hiking up to several miles per day under variable weather conditions (heat, sun, fog, cold, rain, etc.).
- Field attire appropriate for hiking is required (e.g., shirts with sleeves, long pants, 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, and barbed-wire fencing, among others.
- Staff biologists are expected to understand and follow agency-required protocols for focused biological surveys, when available. Some surveys will require a thorough understanding of species life history and habitat requirements to assist in survey design.
- 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), office and warehouse maintenance, gathering recyclables, and shredding paper.
- Possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license (or ability to obtain a license) is required.
- Employment is conditional on successfully passing a drug test administered at an off-site laboratory.
- B.S./B.A., M.S./M.A. from an accredited college or university with emphasis in the biological sciences, ecology, wildlife biology, or related.
- 3–6 years of field experience with endangered and threatened species of the San Joaquin Valley.
- Permits to handle state and federal threatened and endangered species are a plus.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work under supervision and be self-directed when needed.
- Experience with GIS, Google maps, and/or other mapping software.
- Experience in map reading, orienteering, and/or wilderness survival.
- Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers in both independent and team situations.
- Ability to operate a Windows-based computer for word processing, data entry, and/or accessing the Internet.
- A working cell phone for daily communications.
- A dependable vehicle for transportation to meetings, conferences, and field locations is a plus (mileage reimbursed).
- Bakersfield, CA
Interested candidates should download an application from our Web site:
- Go towww.mccormickbiologicalinc.com/employment.
- Scroll down and click “Apply Here” to download an employment 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 email all application materials email@example.com instead.
18 October, 2018: 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
- 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
How to Apply
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Our employment package includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K with generous employer match.
Organizational Summary: River Partners is a private, nonprofit corporation based in Chico, California, with offices in Turlock and San Diego, CA. River Partners’ mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.
Position: The Ecologist works with the Biology Department to identify, evaluate, implement and complete restoration, mitigation and consulting activities and interacts with agency staff, research scientists and the public.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.
- Recruiting and training entry-level biologists and interns collecting monitoring and experimental data, entering data into computer databases, completing analyses of information and reporting.
- Supervising and organizing schedules of biologists to meet contractual obligations and deadlines for restoration, mitigation and consulting projects.
- Managing budgets for restoration, mitigation and consulting projects.
- Work in concert with staff for the recruitment and hiring of River Partners professional level personnel
- Provide budget projections as requested by the accounting department and/or the executive staff.
- Developing data collection and monitoring protocols, experimental protocols and supervise / manage these activities on an ongoing basis.
- Collaborating with the field implementation department and assisting in the translation of the site specific design across the project area.
- Work with public and private sector biology, ecology, engineering and other professional staff to efficiently manage project implementation
- Develop and deliver presentations to the scientific community, government agencies and the public
- Securing permits from local, state and federal agencies.
- Completing site specific restoration plans, and project progress reports.
- Assisting in translating the site specific design across the project area for implementation.
- Develop forecasts of annual plant material needs throughout the region
- Plan and manage collection and maintain the inventory of native plant material
- Developing data collection and monitoring protocols, experimental protocols and supervise / manage these activities on an ongoing basis.
- Collaborating with the field implementation department and assisting in the translation of the site specific design across the project area.
- Working on educational activities for the public, as well as attending public events to promote the organization and its mission.
- Developing and delivering presentations to the scientific community and the public.
- Developing and maintaining good relations with agency personnel, contractors, and neighbors.
- Working long hours and/or weekends in a variety of field conditions.
- Traveling to multiple restoration projects for planning and monitoring, which may include, which may include River Partners’ other branches.
- Other duties as required.
- M.S. or PhD. in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science.
- Three years of appropriate work experience.
- Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
- Demonstrate good organizational skills and ability to work under multiple deadlines.
- Driver’s license with no restrictions.
- Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required).
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Email (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in River Partners, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information for three references to Mona Dagy at firstname.lastname@example.org with “SoCal Ecologist” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks. The position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Please submit questions via email (no phone calls) to email@example.com. River Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Caltrans is hiring environmental planners in several locations statewide. Environmental planner positions range from those with a focus on CEQA and NEPA implementation to biological resources, such as wetlands, endangered species, and regulatory compliance. Please read more in each specific job posting. Positions are available at the entry and associate levels. Generalist positions are hired under the Environmental Planner or Associate Environmental Planner classifications. Biologists are hired under the Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) or Associate Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) classifications.
Archaeologist and historian positions; transportation planning positions; and senior-level and supervising positions are also available, but those position announcements are not included here. Refer to jobs.ca.gov for more information and conduct a search for “environmental planner” in the browser.
Specific minimum qualifications can be found at http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/4640.aspx.
A Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Environmental Design Arts. (Registration as a senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of having fulfilled the requirements for graduation before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
Individuals will be considered for associate-level positions if they possess one year of California state service performing environmental planning, analysis, research or evaluation in a class at a level equivalent to that of Environmental Planner, Range C.
Please refer to each job posting for unit-specific hiring contact and position-specific hiring requirements. Contact information provided in each separate link. Be sure to include the Job Control and PARF# in your application package. Prospective employees are required to take an online exam as part of the application process.
Current job postings, including location and (closing date):
- Caltrans Headquarters, Sacramento, CA; Senior Environmental Planner (Senior Construction and Mitigation Implementation Liaison) (October 16, 2018):
- Caltrans Headquarters, Sacramento, CA; Senior Environmental Planner (Interagency Liaison) (October 16, 2018):
- Caltrans Headquarters, Sacramento, CA; Senior Environmental Planner (Course Developer) (October 16, 2018):
- Caltrans District 3, Marysville or Redding; Senior Environmental Planner (limited-term position) (October 17, 2018):
- Caltrans District 4, Oakland; Associate Environmental Planner (October 15, 2018):
- Caltrans District 5, San Luis Obispo, CA: Associate Environmental Planner (Coastal Permit Coordinator / Generalist) (Open until filled):
- Caltrans District 6, Fresno; Associate Environmental Planner (Open until filled):
We are looking for hard-working, motivated, intelligent, and good-natured wildlife and plant ecologists to join our team. We have up to two full-time positions available immediately. Positions will remain open until filled.
- Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive biological resources.
- Conduct biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat evaluations, habitat mapping, species-specific surveys, nesting bird surveys, floristic surveys, noxious weed surveys, impact assessments, mitigation monitoring, and biological compliance monitoring.
- Conduct environmental training for construction personnel on field projects.
- Help 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).
- 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.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Willingness to travel to and from project sites throughout California and beyond.
- Willingness to use your vehicle to drive to and from most project sites (mileage reimbursement provided).
- Willingness to work a flexible and irregular schedule, including many early mornings and some nights and weekends.
- 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.
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 employees with medical and dental insurance coverage, 401K matching contributions, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and regular professional development 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This assignment will be responsible for the coordination, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of plans and procedures for adaptive management projects for conservation of wildlife habitat. The incumbent will perform field work, conduct biological resource evaluations prior to their acquisition & develop reports. Other responsibilities will involve land management, vegetation management and habitat restoration. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of laws relating to environmental resource protection and the covered species of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (WRC MSHCP). Please refer to the recruiting guidelines for additional information regarding the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics that are critical for success.
The Natural Resources Specialist will work across western Riverside County, outdoors, and often in inclement or harsh weather conditions. The position includes infrequent weekend and holiday shifts as needed.
Current vacancies are located in Riverside; however, this recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies countywide. Priority consideration will be given to individuals on department reinstatement/layoff lists.
For more details, go to www.rc-hr.com and select Find a Job and then select Job Descriptions.
Education: Graduation from a recognized college with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Natural Resource Management/Analysis, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, or a closely-related field.
Experience: Two years of professional experience in research techniques, surveys, and statistical methods, preferably in Ecology, Natural Resource, or Environmental Studies. (A master’s degree in natural resource management/analysis, ecology, biological sciences, environmental studies, or a closely related field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.)
ADDITIONALLY, HIGHLY COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
- Knowledge of Southern California plants and animals
- Experience in land management
- Skill in performing field work in natural resources management, wildlife management, biological research, ecology, or habitat restoration
- Knowledge of local environmental conservation plans, such as the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (WRCMSHCP)
- Interpreting maps in remote areas and navigating using a compass on foot and in 4WD vehicles
- Independently conducting biological resource evaluations in the field to determine the type and nature of mitigation measures
- Knowledge of how to collect GIS mapping data and construct maps (ArcGIS, ArcMap, ArcCollector, Trimble GPS unit)
- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Knowledge of: The methods, and procedures for conducting field studies and obtaining research data; the natural history, archaeology, cultural heritage, conservation, preservation, wildlife habitat, and endangered species of Riverside County; map interpretation; codes, ordinances, and laws relating to environmental resource protection, including the California Environmental Quality Act.
Ability to: Communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and orally; interpret land records and maps; organize and conduct research studies; make analyses and recommendations based on findings from studies, field observations and public contacts; use data processing equipment in statistical analysis; work with minimal supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
**QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE MUST BE REFLECTED ON RESUME AND APPLICATION.**
Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Rosa Ayala at 951-955-6967or email@example.com.
If you are having technical difficulties during non-working hours, please refer to our self-help site at: http://www.rc-hr.com/Careers/HowtoApply/HelpFAQs.aspx
ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THIS RECRUITMENT IS SENT THROUGH EMAIL. IT IS THE APPLICANTS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN ADDED TO THEIR JOB GATEWAY ACCOUNT PROFILE.
Garcia and Associates (GANDA) is seeking entry to mid-level Wildlife Biologists to work to support a variety of projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Responsibilities will include conducting field surveys, reporting, and biological monitoring. Experience with nesting birds is very desirable. The ideal candidate for this position will have a Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field; excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills; strong knowledge of California flora and fauna; strong knowledge of environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA and NEPA); knowledge of state and federal survey protocols for special status species; and strong enthusiasm for natural resource conservation and planning. The position may involve working independently and with teams of biologists, planners and construction personnel. The position will required overnight travel throughout California.
To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garcia and associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.