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25 May, 2017: Program Manager – Director, Sierra College Natural History Museum


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22 May, 2017: USGS Internship, Fremont

The USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary (SFBE) field station, conducts biological and physical sciences research to support natural resource management and decisions.  The SFBE field station staff works on a broad array of research topics such as climate change, wildlife, habitat restoration, and prey resource/foodweb research in estuarine and coastal zones.  SFBE is seeking an intern to assist with multiple research projects within our invertebrate ecology lab.  The intern will be stationed at SFBE in Fremont, CA, and some travel to Vallejo will be required.  Housing is available in Fremont, CA.

Primary duties will be within the invertebrate ecology lab: processing (sieving, sorting, identifying) macroinvertebrates from benthic cores, aquatic sweeps, eelgrass epifauna, or terrestrial samples.   Opportunities to assist with data collection in the field are available on an as needed basis.  Office duties may include data entry, summary analyses, and some writing.

Requirements

  • Experience sorting/identifying estuarine macroinvertebrates (primarily benthic) from the Pacific Coast.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Current driver’s license, and a good driving record

Details

  • Duty Station: Fremont, CA
  • Compensation: $1200 a month
  • Duration: 6 months, full-time
  • Flexible hours
  • Housing provided
  • Start Date: July 2017/August 2017

Interested?

Email a single pdf document that includes: cover letter, résumé, and 3 references by 5 pm on June 12, 2017.
Applicant should name the document name LastName_FirstName_USGSinternship2017
Send to Stacy Moskal:  smoskalATusgs.gov


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18 May, 2017: On-Call (temporary) Environmental Monitors, ICF International

ICF is seeking On-Call (temporary) Environmental Monitors to support a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County.

Job Description

The Environmental Monitor will monitor construction activities related to construction compliance monitoring for a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County. The Environmental Monitor will act as a liaison between the ICF project management team and construction contractor to facilitate compliance with environmental mitigation measures and permit conditions.

Work schedule includes 10-14-hour workdays for up to 6 days a week. Per diem is included with receipts and four wheel drive vehicles will be available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creation of daily compliance monitoring reporting and document non-compliance occurrences.
  • Oversee compliance monitoring pertaining to range of resources including: biological resources; wetlands and waters; air quality; noise; water quality; and erosion control
  • Ensure consistency of project processes procedures
  • Work closely with construction/and/or other environmental monitors
  • Advocate safety as a top priority

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, or related field
  • Previous construction monitoring experience
  • Previous field experience working in similar Southern California habitats
  • Knowledge of NEPA/CEQA mitigation measures and FESA and CESA terms and conditions relative to construction activities.
  • Credentials and experience must be approved by BLM and CDF&W.
  • Holding agency permits and authorizations related to special status species/species of concern for Southern California is a plus.

Professional Skills

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work overtime as necessary

To apply use the following link

https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700001891

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/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.

Company Profile

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.

About On-Call Employment with ICF International

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).


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18 May, 2017:  Mid-level Biologists, Garcia and Associates, Oakland, CA

Garcia and Associates (GANDA), a natural and cultural resources consulting firm, has full-time positions available for mid-level biologists at our Oakland, CA, office.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of experience, or a master’s degree plus 1 year, in federal and State regulations governing management of natural resources in California. The position requires a working knowledge of CEQA and NEPA compliance, effective problem-solving ability, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work both independently and with a team.

Applicants must have strong technical and academic background in an applied biological science (e.g. herpetology, terrestrial biology, ornithology, botany). Candidates who currently live in the East Bay are preferred. Some field work is required that will involve long days in rough terrain and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Many assignments will involve writing and reviewing technical reports and addressing impacts and mitigation of proposed activities on special-status species.

GANDA offers a relaxed working environment and a compensation package that includes competitive pay; professional memberships, conferences, and continuing education; medical coverage; retirement plan; and paid vacation, illness, and holiday leave.  The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience.

To apply for this position, send a letter of interest with employment qualifications, a resume, and three references to: bioresumes@garciaandassociates.com

Submittal of additional materials that will substantiate your experience, including technical writing samples, is encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  GANDA is an equal opportunity employer.


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11 May, 2017: Temporary Wildlife Field Biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening in our Fresno office for a temporary Wildlife Field Biologist to work from May to August. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for special-status species on a variety of projects throughout the San Joaquin Valley. 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
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna

Experience with the San Joaquin kit fox, burrowing owl, Swainson’s hawk, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, or Western pond turtle is a plus.
Candidates with a strong academic background in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs nearly 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link (please note that you will need to register if you are new to ADP): https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=24642&lang=en_US&source=CC2 using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.


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11 May, 2017: Natural Resource Program Supervisor, County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department

The County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting for a Natural Resource Program Supervisor. The Natural Resource Program Supervisor assists the Manager of the Natural Resource Division with implementation of the Department’s Natural Resource and Trail Programs (throughout its approximate 46,000 ac parklands and over 300 miles of trails), and supervises the Natural Resource and Trails Program staff. See a complete description and apply online at http://www.sccgov.org

Minimum qualifications include required knowledge and abilities attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Wildlife Management, Botany, Environmental Biology, Environmental Studies, or a closely related Natural Science field AND 2 years of experience in an organization similar to Santa Clara County Parks.

Position Duties

  • Develop, implement & coordinate resource management policies, procedures, plans, & projects;
  • Develop & implement long-range strategic planning for department-wide natural resources;
  • Develop & implement natural resource, wildlife, vegetation management, geology, aquatic ecosystem and other sensitive ecosystem programs;
  • Supervises, coordinates, assigns, trains, reviews work of assigned staff;
  • Develops & maintains databases (GIS mapping) ;
  • And other assigned duties

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at http://www.sccjobs.org.  Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA, 95110, during normal business hours for applicants to apply online. All applicants are required to complete the supplemental questionnaire. Applications received without the completion of the supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.

Recruitment ends on May 31, 2017.

County of Santa Clara,
Department of Parks and Recreation
298 Garden Hill Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Michael Rhoades, Parks Natural Resource Manager
michael.rhoades@prk.sccgov.org
http://www.parkhere.org


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30 April, 2017:  Principal Biologist, Althouse and Meade
Job Summary:
Althouse and Meade is a small biological and environmental consulting firm on California’s Central Coast, looking to fill a senior level management position. You will work alongside our two current Principal Biologists to mentor staff biologists, oversee/ facilitate/manage projects, write proposals, conduct field work and write/edit/review reports. You will join a highly skilled team of scientists, biologists, GIS analysts, data managers, technicians, and assistants. We are committed to high ethical standards in our science based studies, research, surveys, and reporting.
Althouse and Meade values work/life balance. We pride ourselves in being a team of people who have full lives in and outside of work. We offer a competitive salary and compensation package.

If you are looking for an opportunity to thrive and enjoy the Central Coast area please contact us.

Required education:
Ph.D. degree in biology, botany, zoology, ecology, wildlife biology or a related discipline from a recognized university.
Past experience we are looking for:

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with plant and wildlife species of California.
  • Professional writing experience and communication skills.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment. Able to provide leadership and direction on projects and staff. Ability and desire to mentor staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information and approaches to project managers, clients, agencies, and non-technical staff in a clear manner orally and in writing. Publish research and present findings at meetings.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in environmental consulting in the California market with at least eight years of post-graduate professional experience in biology with an emphasis on botany and/or zoology. Experience preparing technical reports, including biological sections for CEQA/NEPA and FESA/CESA documents.
  • Contract compliance. Plan, organize, supervise, and participate in contract compliance and biological requirements for projects.
  • Project Management. Coordinate and track assignments, scopes, schedules, budgets and deliverables.

Added value experience:

  • Habitat and rare plant restoration
  • Manage large surveys and projects
  • Certification as Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist
  • ESA 10(a)(1)(a) listed species handling permit for species such as California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, fairy shrimp, blunt nosed leopard lizard, giant kangaroo rat, San Joaquin kit fox, elderberry long-horn beetle, El Segundo blue butterfly, southwestern willow flycatcher, California Gnatcatcher, California Desert tortoise, steelhead, tidewater goby.

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

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Letter of interest that describes your project experience
  3. Two letters of reference

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24 April, 2017: On-Call Biologist, Transcon Environmental

Transcon Environmental is seeking biologists in the San Joaquin Valley and in Sacramento, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo counties to assist in performing special status plant and wildlife surveys, site assessments and construction monitoring, most often within riparian habitats. This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects which will vary monthly depending on demand. Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed. Responsibilities will primarily include conducting special status plant and wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments and construction monitoring in a variety of habitats in the vicinity of the above listed areas. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager.

Candidates applying for this position should reside in the vicinity of the above listed areas. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and previous experience conducting surveys for special status plants, wildlife, and their habitats is required. A minimum of two years of previous experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and spotted owl is preferred. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing. The position is a non-exempt (hourly) position without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits).

Given the seasonal and client driven nature of our consulting work, Transcon often hires Biologists as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are assigned work hours as they become available and have the flexibility to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them. On-Call employees are also able to work concurrently for other companies (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with clients that Transcon consults for).

Please send detailed resumes (including current residence) via e-mail to the attention of Kevin Collins, Human Resource Manager at kcollins@transcon.com.

 

 


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19 April, 2017: Temporary Positions, McCormick Biological, Inc.

McCormick Biological, Inc. (MBI) is a biological consulting firm based out of Bakersfield, CA, that specializes in the biological resources of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking applicants for several temporary positions available on or after April 22, 2017 and ending on or before September 15, 2017. Applicants do not need to be available for the entire period; however, availability for the majority of the period will increase an applicant’s competitiveness for a position.

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

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Location:

  • Bakersfield, CA

Type:

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

Pay:

  • $18–$22/hour, DOE

Benefits:

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

Interested candidates should download an application from our Web site:
Go to www.mccormickbiologicalinc.com and scroll down to click “Join Our Team!”
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 any problems are encountered while submitting your application, please call our office at 661-589-4065 and ask for Ashleigh, Alli, or Alan.


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17 April, 2017: Senior-Level Biologist, Transcon Environmental, Ferndale, CA

Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc. offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, and Utah.  Our team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance services in addition to infrastructure siting, environmental construction management and monitoring to both public and private clients.  Our company philosophy is, “Understand and Serve.”  We offer a competitive benefits package.

We are seeking a mid to senior-level biologist for a full-time position in our Ferndale, CA office to work on project coordination, performing senior review of biological technical reports and other products, interacting with clients, heading field studies, analyzing permitting strategies, developing avoidance and minimization measures to protect sensitive resources, and the preparation of technical reports. This position is full-time, salaried, and eligible for full benefits.  The candidate will be required to work on-site at Transcon’s Ferndale office location and will be assigned fieldwork and/or meeting assignments off-site as needed. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications, proficiencies, level of education, and years of experience.
Only candidates with 5+ years’ experience working as a professional biologist will be considered for the position (bio tech / lab experience will not count towards years of experience). Candidates should possess a B.S. or M.S. degree in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources, wildlife management, or closely related discipline. Candidates shall have worked extensively in northern California and be familiar with species protected under the Endangered Species Act and have proven knowledge of California and federal environmental law protecting plant and wildlife species as well as jurisdictional waters.  Strong writing and review skills are required.  Please highlight all experience performing field work in northern California, writing technical reports, consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or National Marine Fisheries Service, and providing senior technical reviews of biological technical reports.  Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work.

Please send detailed resumes via e-mail to the attention of Kevin Collins, Human Resource Manager at kcollins@transcon.com.


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6 April, 2017: On-Call Biologist, Transcon Environmental

Transcon Environmental is seeking biologists in Alameda, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo counties to assist in performing special status plant and wildlife surveys, site assessments and construction monitoring, most often within riparian habitats. This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects which will vary monthly depending on demand. Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed. Responsibilities will primarily include conducting special status plant and wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments and construction monitoring in a variety of habitats in the vicinity of the above listed areas. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager.

Candidates applying for this position should reside in the vicinity of the above listed areas. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and previous experience conducting surveys for special status plants, wildlife, and their habitats is required. A minimum of two years of previous experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and spotted owl is preferred. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing. The position is a non-exempt (hourly) position without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits).

Given the seasonal and client driven nature of our consulting work, Transcon often hires Biologists as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are assigned work hours as they become available and have the flexibility to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them. On-Call employees are also able to work concurrently for other companies (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with clients that Transcon consults for).

Please send detailed resumes (including current residence) via e-mail to the attention of Kevin Collins, Human Resource Manager at kcollins@transcon.com.


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6 April, 2017: Colonial Waterbird Internship, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a part-time intern to assist with the Colonial Waterbird Program.  The internship will begin immediately and extend through August 2017.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA, although many tasks can be completed remotely.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in data management and waterbird survey techniques. The intern’s primary role will be managing a new online database for the Colonial Waterbird Monitoring Program, a citizen science project. The intern may also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs (www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php).

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Update formatting and content of online citizen science database throughout the season
  • Enter, proof, and manage colonial waterbird data collected by citizen scientists
  • Prepare short summary reports of colonial waterbird data for local organizations
  • Prepare training materials for citizen scientists and plan or participate in outreach events
  • Conduct gull counts in the field during breeding season
  • Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism outbreaks
  • Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work
  • Assist with other SFBBO projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field
  • Solid computer skills and experience with data entry, proofing, and analysis
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt spray)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in working with citizen scientists

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay
  • Experience using Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Experience doing fieldwork with spotting scopes
  • Previous participation in citizen science programs

Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field.  This is a part-time unpaid internship position. The schedule is flexible and many tasks can be performed from a computer remotely. Periodic office visits will be required for meetings. The internship will require on average 5-10 hours per week. Weeks with field work may require up to 15 hours per week on a limited basis. If field work is performed, an SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.

To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to Max Tarjan, mtarjan@sfbbo.org:  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  Include all materials inone Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Colonial Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  SFBBO is an EOE.


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1 April, 2017: Associate Biologist, Environmental Science Associates

About the Company:

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

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

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

Requirements:

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

Benefits:

ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

 http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=0AD876D4B2C15234670159E24E331F77?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=306

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


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1 April, 2017: On-Call Wildlife Biologist, ICF International,Santa Cruz and Northern CA Counties

 About ICF International

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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Field Biologists to join our team for infrastructure projects located in Santa Cruz and Northern California Counties.

About On-Call Employment with ICF International

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Job Description

The On-Call Staff Biologists will provide support to infrastructure projects located on the Central Coast and southern San Joaquin valley. Responsibilities may include the following; creating daily monitoring reports, responding to project management and client need, conducting field surveys for special status wildlife, provide environmental compliance monitoring and prepare daily monitoring reports under direction of the supervision of senior staff.   Additional opportunities for On-Call Biologists include work assignments at our client facilities to provide general biological and/or regulatory expertise.

Primary Responsibilities

Conduct preconstruction surveys for California tiger salamanders (CTS) and California red-legged frog (CRLF), nesting bird surveys, and provides environmental awareness training for construction crews, and conduct construction compliance monitoring for projects located in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and other Counties in Northern California.  This position will be primarily outdoors.  Ability to identify native and introduced amphibians and nesting bird is required.  Previous experience conducting surveys and compliance monitoring for CTS and CRLF is desired.  Candidates must have good communication skills, work with construction contractors, ability to write clearly, prepare field data forms.  Work assignments generally include working 32-50 hours a week.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Biology or related field
  • Knowledge of  the flora and fauna of  Central and Northern California
  • Solid field skills, including the ability understand project construction drawings and to work primarily outdoors
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a construction compliance team
  • Experience with conducting amphibian and general nesting bird surveys
  • Understanding of consulting or construction monitoring/compliance monitoring.
  • Qualified candidates will be energetic, a team player, and possess excellent communication and writing skills
  • At least 1 year of wildlife biology survey and monitoring experience.

To apply use the following link  https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700001197

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/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.


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

Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid (1-2 positions)

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

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

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

Application Deadline: Until Filled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Primary duties would include the following:

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

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

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


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

Swaim Biological, Inc. (SBI) is looking for an experienced Mid to Senior Level Project Manager with a strong background in wildlife biology/botany/wetlands in California.  SBI is a small business that provides natural resource consulting services to a variety of clients, including state and local agencies, large consulting firms, land trusts, non-profits, park districts, and private entities. SBI projects range from baseline environmental studies, impact analyses, mitigation, and monitoring to research on special status species for conservation and management.  Although our niche is herpetology, we provide biological services for wide range of other taxa.

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

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

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

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


 

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16 March, 2017: Staff Biologist, Garcia and Associates

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Desired Knowledge and Abilities:

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

Duties:

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

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


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