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5 November, 2019: Environmental Scientist, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Job Code (JC):179658 – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

Indicate Environmental Scientist – 565-039-0762-045 & RPA# HCPB 19-028 on your application.

Final Filing Date: 11/27/2019

Salary Ranges:
$3,851.00 – $4,768.00 A
$4,680.00 – $5,807.00 B
$5,923.00 – $7,364.00 C
Number of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Additional Documents:

Job Application Package Checklist: http://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobApplicationPackageChecklist.aspx?JobControlId=179658

Duty Statement: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/FileDownload.aspx?aid=9426802&name=DutyStatement.pdf

Exam: https://exams.spb.ca.gov/exams/ens/index.cfm

Supplemental Questionnaire (see below)

 Job Description and Duties:

Under the direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) 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: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/FileDownload.aspx?aid=9426802&name=DutyStatement.pdf

Working Conditions:

Ability to use a computer keyboard several hours a day. Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. Attend meetings and hearings; conduct presentations, and work with staff statewide to complete work assignments. Occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements:

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST: https://hrnet.calhr.ca.gov/CalHRNet/SpecCrossReference.aspx?ClassID=0762

EXAM: https://exams.spb.ca.gov/exams/ens/index.cfm

Application Instructions:

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 11/27/2019

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: Recruitment and Selection Unit
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:
Recruitment and Selection Unit
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.

–  Degree and/or School Transcripts

–  Other – Responses to Supplemental Questions are required. Please see below for instructions.

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.

Desirable Qualifications:

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:

  • Special Personal Characteristics: Conscientious, positive, reliable, responsible, organized, and enthusiastic; strong initiative and adaptable; strategic thinker; ability to multi-task. Consistently applies the best available scientific information and accurate analysis. This includes innovative solutions for difficult environmental management problems and new methodologies and scientific application to aid management in policy formation and implementation. Conducts business in a professional manner, is effective in achieving desired results especially for the most sensitive environmental review or planning. Effectively manages time through goal setting, prioritization and work planning. Manages overtime in accordance with labor agreements and direction of management.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Effective written and verbal communication skills; persuasive communication abilities; ability to build and maintain positive relationships; builds trust through honest communication and actions; strives to listen to others and understand their interests, concerns, and ideas; works independently and as part of a team; interacts effectively with others to achieve goals. Demonstrated ability to make independent judgements, be open-minded, flexible, and tactful.

 Benefits:

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.

 Contact Information:

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Department Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Shannon Lucas
(916) 651-8764
Shannon.Lucas@wildlife.ca.gov

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.

EEO Contact:
EEO OFFICE
(916) 653-9089
EEO@wildlife.ca.gov
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.

 Supplemental Questionnaire:

In order to be considered for this position you must 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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?

Filing Instructions:

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION UNIT

Indicate Environmental Scientist – 565-039-0762-045 & RPA# HCPB 19-028 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.


19 October, 2019: Stormwater Compliance Specialist – Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP)/Biologist, Redding, CA, ICF

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1904007 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Job Description

ICF is currently seeking a junior to mid-level Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) and biologist to provide stormwater compliance support and generalist biological survey services for a variety of energy, transportation, and water projects in California.  The Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP)/Biologist will be based in ICF’s Redding office but report to ICF’s Sacramento office.  The successful candidate may be required to provide environmental services as needed and depending on the expertise of the individual and project needs. Such additional services may include report and proposal preparation.

Essential Functions & Duties

  • Conduct site inspections to assess site characteristics with respect to stormwater issues and need for and type of stormwater best management practices (BMPs).
  • Perform onsite inspections of BMP effectiveness and need for maintenance.
  • Perform water quality monitoring and reporting in compliance with California Stormwater Construction General Permit (CGP) requirements.
  • Prepare training materials and conduct onsite stormwater training for onsite construction personnel, in compliance with CGP requirements.
  • Provide documentation of project stormwater compliance using SWRCB Storm water Multiple Application and Reporting System (SMARTS) website.
  • Conduct small to large-scale field surveys and monitoring for special-status animal and plant species, vegetation mapping, and wetland delineation. The surveys will include but not be limited to walking transects, collecting specimens, and digging soil pits

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Ecology, or related field
  • 2 to 8 years of experience in environmental and natural resource consulting
  • Knowledge of California flora and vegetation communities
  • Use of GPS technologies

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Versed in using dichotomous keys and applying federal, state, and local agency guidelines to identify plant specimens, vegetation communities, and wetland types
  • Proposal preparation experience
  • Experience with energy, transportation, and water-related clients
  • Familiarity with State and Federal laws and regulations relating to natural resources (including Clean Water Act sections 401 and 404, California Fish and Game Code Section 1600, CEQA, and NEPA)
  • Formally trained in wetland delineation and experienced using the Arid West Supplement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual
  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) trained
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for evaluation of environmental impacts

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.


19 October, 2019: Environment & Planning, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Northern California (Sacramento, Bay Area, Redding, or Arcata), ICF

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1904032 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

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.

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
  • 5 to 10+ 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.


19 October, 2019: Senior Fisheries Biologist, Northern CA, ICF

ICF’s Fish and Aquatic Science Team is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for a Senior Fisheries Biologist position. The Senior Fisheries Biologist will work closely with other fisheries biologists and project managers to assist water resource clients with navigating through the complex regulatory process, focusing on effects analyses and document writing for NEPA, CEQA, federal and California Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, and other permitting requirements. Most immediate assignments will pertain to Northern California fish species although there will be opportunities for future work in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and other regions.

This position is available in Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; or San Jose, CA.

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1903612 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following:

  • Fisheries Science Expertise: Knowledge of and experience with key issues confronting fisheries management in Northern California.
  • Regulatory Permitting Expertise: Knowledge of and experience with state and federal permitting requirements for water resource projects, including NEPA, CEQA, federal and California Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, and other permitting requirements.
  • Quantitative and Problem-Solving Expertise: Knowledge and aptitude for quantitative analysis to analyze effects of a client’s proposed actions; design and using sophisticated, robust, and creative quantitative analytical techniques; ability to interpret hydrologic, hydraulic, and water temperature modeling outputs; ability to conduct and interpret intermediate-level statistics.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills: Ability to accurately and effectively express results of analyses to technical and non-technical audiences, sometimes in stressful and contentious settings.
  • Project Management Skills: Ability to manage several simultaneous projects, including budget tracking and completion of all required products/reports.
  • Team Leadership Skills: Setting high personal performance and quality standards and enabling the team to be successful; viewing all team members as critical and treating team members with respect and professionalism; ability to collaborate and leverage team member strengths; mentors/develops junior team members.
  • Science-Business Balance: Expertise and passion for science, natural resources, and resolving complex fishery problems while balancing the need for business acumen, marketing, and opportunities for expansion.

Specific job duties will include:

  • Conducting effects analyses and writing regulatory compliance documents for environmental permitting of water resource-related infrastructure and/or restoration projects
  • Regularly meeting with water resource clients and regulatory agency staff to discuss technical aspects of planning, implementation, and monitoring of water resource-related infrastructure and/or restoration projects
  • Describing projects and interpretation of analyses through written and oral communication to a wide audience, sometimes in contentious environments
  • Managing projects, including working with a team of technical staff from multiple disciplines to complete analyses and documentation on time and within budget
  • Developing scope and budget and writing proposals
  • Building and maintaining client relationships

Education/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology or equivalent science related field
  • 10 years of increasingly complex assignments in regulatory aspects of fisheries biology

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Recognized as an expert in the fisheries and water resources fields, with strong connections to a network of agency colleagues.
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a fisheries related science
  • Experience conducting scientific research in a fisheries-related science
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills, with proven ability to motivate and guide staff towards success

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.


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 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