Job Postings

Job Postings

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

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

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


29 March, 2020: Restoration Ecologist, River Partners, Turlock, CA

Position Title: Restoration Ecologist
Status: Exempt
Location: Turlock, CA

Organizational Summary:
River Partners’ helps local communities reconnect and revitalize floodplains and river landscapes across the state of California. We are a private, non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused company, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.
Position Description:
River Partners’ Turlock office is looking for a qualified Restoration Ecologist to help us on our habitat restoration projects on the San Joaquin River. The Restoration Ecologist works with River Partners’ biology, field implementation, and development teams to identify, develop and execute riparian habitat restoration projects. Here are some of the essential functions and responsibilities of this position:

  • Managing complex large-scale restoration projects
  • Developing and building good rapport with external partners
  • Writing quality plans, reports, and articles
  • Managing multi-million-dollar budgets for restoration, mitigation and consulting projects
  • Assisting in the development of new restoration projects
  • Providing recommendation for problematic soil conditions on existing projects
  • Evaluating soil conditions for new projects to assist in project planning
  • Managing the Enterprise geographic information system (GIS)
  • Proactively communicating with team members to improve habitat restoration and implementation techniques
  • Securing permits from local, state and federal agencies
  • Conducting vegetation and biological monitoring and studies
  • Training and supervising entry-level biologists and interns
  • Meeting multiple and competing deadlines and providing outstanding customer relations
  • Developing and delivering presentations to the scientific community, government agencies and the public
  • Attending public events, fairs and meetings to promote the organization and its mission
  • Working independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • May involve travel and/or long hours and weekends in a variety of field conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess the enthusiasm and drive to assist River Partners in fulfilling its mission
  • Enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done
  • Creatively solve problems and delight in learning new skills
  • Effectively communicate complicated soil science findings orally and in writing
  • Possess knowledge of and experience with basic irrigation techniques and a knowledge of soil chemistry, physics and plant science
  • Possess advanced knowledge of California native plants, riparian ecology, and river hydrology
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a team and independently
  • Possess an understanding of statistics, experimental design and data collection
  • Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing field data
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities
  • Be able to remain dedicated and focused on multiple tasks
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and other programs

Qualifications:

  • M.S or equivalent work experience in ecology, plant biology, soil science, agriculture or natural resource science or related science and
  • Three to five years of appropriate work experience
  • Successful candidates must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions

To apply email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:
Jobs@riverpartners.org
Or send an application via mail to:
River Partners
Attn: Turlock Ecologist
580 Vallombrosa Ave
Chico CA 95926
Please no calls on this position.


29 March, 2020: Restoration Biologist, River Partners

Title: Restoration Biologist
Status: Non-Exempt
Location: San Diego, Turlock, Sacramento and Chico, CA

Organizational Summary:

River Partners helps local communities reconnect and revitalize floodplains and river landscapes across the state of California. We are a private, non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused company, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.

Position Description:

River Partners is looking for qualified Biologist to join our team! The Restoration Biologist works with the Senior Ecologist and other biologists to identify, evaluate, implement and complete restoration activities. As a result of this persons efforts, River Partners will be able to advance its mission and work on projects.

Some of the Essential Functions and Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting and monitoring experimental data, entering data into computer databases, completing analyses of information and reporting.
  • Compile, analyze, and map geographic data.
  • Completing site specific restoration plans, permits, and project progress reports.
  • Assisting in translating the site specific design across the project area for implementation.
  • Working on educational activities for the public, as well as attending public events to promote the organization and its mission.
  • Developing and delivering presentations to the scientific community and the public.
  • Developing and maintaining good relations with agency personnel, contractors, and neighbors.
  • Working long hours and/or weekends in a variety of field conditions.
  • Traveling to multiple restoration projects for planning and monitoring, which may include, which may include River Partners’ other branches.
  • Performs other assignments from time to time as requested by the Sr. Ecologist to achieve department and company business goals.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and managers at all times.
  • Spatial data analysis and mapping.
  • Teamwork: interacts effectively with people in all areas of company.
  • Strong analytical ability to assess complex situations and apply problem solving strategies.
  • Ability to apply logical thinking and sound judgment to a wide range of practical problems.
  • Excellent communication; written, oral and group facilitation in sharing biological findings.
  • Intermediate knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
  • Work well under pressure in order to meet multiple, and sometimes, competing deadlines.
  • Intermediate skills in collecting, organizing, and analyzing field data.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of statistics, experimental design, and data collection.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications.

Qualifications:

  • BS in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science.
  • Two to four years of experience in natural resource management or restoration.
  • Valid California driver’s license with no restrictions.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.
  • General understanding and experience with GPS/GIS applications required.
  • Experience managing grants desirable.

To learn more about River Partners leading approach to restoring California ecosystems, please visit our website: http://riverpartners.org

To apply email your resume & cover letter to:

jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Chico Biologist

Or send to:
River Partners Attn: Biologist – Please reference which office location
580 Vallombrosa Avenue
Chico, CA 95926


29 March, 2020: Director of Science, River Partners, Chico, CA

Position Title:                       Director of Science
Office Location:                    Remote
Reports to:                             President

Organizational Summary:  River Partners is a private, nonprofit corporation located in Chico, California. River Partners’ mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.

Position: The Director of Science works with the President and the Biology Department to oversee restoration, mitigation and consulting activities, to interact with agency staff, research scientists and the public, and to promote River Partners as a leader is riparian restoration. This position will also be providing leadership, management skills, and representing the organization before the general public, oversight on all science programs, and coordinating River Partners conservation efforts with individuals, private enterprise, non-profits, and local, state, and federal agencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and review financial information to prioritize and direct staffing, resource allocation and objectives.
  • Initiate and direct changes to increase efficiency and meet objectives. Manage budget, staff, calendar and facilities to support organizational finance and operation goals.
  • Conferring with the Field and Executive management teams to plan business objectives, to develop organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between departments.
  • Establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining the strategic objectives for the biology department.
  • Evaluates performance of the biology department for compliance with established policies, job expectations and strategic goals.
  • Review of activity reports and revise objectives and plans in accordance with budget and policies.
  • Establish and coordinate productive partnerships with the agricultural community, conservation organizations, and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Represent River Partners before the general public, elected officials, agencies, stakeholders, and non-profits to generate support for River Partners programs.
  • Is the resident subject matter expert for our Science department
  • Assisting in recruiting and training entry-level biologists and interns collecting monitoring and experimental data, entering data into computer databases, completing analyses of information and reporting.
  • Supervising and organizing schedules of biologists to meet contractual obligations and deadlines for restoration, mitigation and consulting projects.
  • Managing budgets for restoration, mitigation and consulting projects.
  • Work in concert with staff for the recruitment and hiring of River Partners professional level personnel
  • Provide budget projections as requested by the accounting department and/or the executive staff.
  • Developing data collection and monitoring protocols, experimental protocols and supervise / manage these activities on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with public and private sector biology, ecology, engineering and other professional staff to efficiently manage project implementation
  • Develop and deliver presentations to the scientific community, government agencies and the public
  • Developing data collection and monitoring protocols, experimental protocols and supervise / manage these activities on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborating with the field implementation department and assisting in the translation of the site specific design across the project area.
  • Developing and delivering presentations to the scientific community and the public.
  • Developing and maintaining good relations with agency personnel, contractors, and neighbors.
  • Traveling to multiple restoration projects for planning and monitoring, which may include, which may include River Partners’ other branches.
  • Other duties as requested by the President.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and managers at all times
  • Intermediate computer proficiency skills
  • Ability to apply logical thinking and sound judgment to a wide range of practical problems
  • Effectively communicate complicated biological findings orally and in writing.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Possess advanced knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
  • Possess advanced experience working with California and Federal environmental permitting including NEPA/CEQA, ESA, CDFW Code, California Water Code, Clean Water Act Section 404/401, etc.
  • Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities.
  • Advanced experience managing budgets and general understanding of contracting.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

Qualifications:

  • PhD. in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science.
  • Five years of appropriate work experience.
  • Five years of experience as a team leader.
  • Advanced Experience in budgeting, financial management and nonprofit accounting.
  • Competency in contract negotiation and administration.
  • Driver’s license with no restrictions.
  • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions/Physical Effort:

Work Environment

Duties are performed both inside and outside in varying temperatures including heat, cold and sometimes wet or humid conditions. Exposure to occasionally high background noise is probable.  Position involves exposure to fumes, airborne particles, dust and chemicals and working near moving mechanical parts.


10 March, 2020: Executive Director, Putah Creek Council, Winters, CA

Putah Creek Council is a grassroots non-profit organization that protects and enhances Putah Creek and its watershed through advocacy, education and community-based stewardship. Founded in 1988, the Council is widely recognized as an authority on the ecology and conservation of the Lower Putah Creek watershed.

Governed by a seven-person Board of Directors, the Council’s work is carried out by the Executive Director and a professional staff of five, plus seasonal education and stewardship staff. The Council’s work is funded by grants and donations, and supported by hundreds of volunteers. Presently, the organization’s budget is approximately $500,000. For more information: www.putahcreekcouncil.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Director is an at-will employee and reports to the Board of Directors and leads the organization consistent with the mission, values, policies, and plans of the Council. Working closely with the Board, the Executive Director manages the Council’s programs and projects, supervises staff, and oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations. The Executive Director must be an energetic, experienced, and passionate leader who will continue to improve the Council’s community stewardship and environmental education programs and ensure the organization’s long-term viability and effectiveness.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Collaborate with the Board to provide direction for short- and long-term goals.
  • Work with the Board and staff to maintain and improve existing programs and to develop new programs and services, which serve the mission and vision of the Council and achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Provide leadership and vision for the Council’s stewardship and education programs.
  • Take a leadership role in local and regional efforts that affect Putah Creek.

 Management and Operations

  • Maintain the organization’s nonprofit status.
  • Manage grant-funded contracts and agreements, including reporting and invoicing.
  • Oversee and manage the Council’s day-to-day operations and programs to stay within the board-approved annual budget. Authorize and monitor expenditures.
  • Work with the Board to develop the annual budget and work plan.
  • Ensure appropriate staff levels to carry out the Council’s programs.
  • Recruit and train highly qualified and effective staff members.
  • Collaborate with staff and provide leadership, direction, support and resources necessary to maintain excellent stewardship and education programs.
  • Assess staff performance and conduct annual staff reviews.

Outreach and Communications

  • Serve as the Council’s spokesperson, representative, and advocate at local and regional meetings, conferences, hearings, and other events.
  • Deliver professional presentations, as appropriate.
  • Oversee the content of the Council’s website.
  • Oversee production of a high-quality printed annual newsletter and monthly electronic newsletters.
  • Increase the Council’s visibility throughout the region through print media, outreach at events, and social media.

Partnerships

  • Support the Council’s position on the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee and work collaboratively with the Putah Creek Streamkeeper.
  • Maintain and develop partnerships and working relationships with organizations and individuals throughout the watershed to support the Council’s mission and programs.

Fund Development

  • Work with the Board to develop and carry out a comprehensive and diverse fund development plan, including memberships, donations, corporate sponsorships, agency funding, foundation grants, major gifts, and planned giving/legacy donations.
  • Manage the organization’s membership and donor database.

Board Relations

  • Provide open, clear, and effective communication to maintain a strong collaborative relationship with the Board.
  • Participate in Board meetings.
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete financial and management reports to the Board.
  • Implement the Board’s policies, strategic planning, and decisions.
  • Provide information to the Board chair and committees, as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Board to produce an Annual Report on the Council’s programs and finances.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years of relevant leadership/management experience with a nonprofit organization or similar organization.
  • A professional, flexible, and resourceful working style, including willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to work effectively with staff, board members, partners, scientists, supporters/donors, and the public.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and attention to detail.
  • Experience working collaboratively with people of different backgrounds, as well as leading, managing, and supervising a staff team.
  • Computer technology skills, including Office suite, Google Drive, Adobe products, relational databases, website design, and QuickBooks for Nonprofits.
  • Experience writing, implementing, and assessing grants.
  • Ability to implement and report on contracts and agreements, including managing subcontractors.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, including grant writing and building relationships with donors.
  • A passion for community-based, natural resource and environmental education.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) with a major or significant coursework in areas such as biology, ecology, restoration, environmental science/studies, natural resources, geography, geology, hydrology, plant or soil sciences, landscape architecture, nature interpretation, and science education.
  • Experience with hands-on restoration, including use of appropriate tools and equipment, and a working knowledge of native plants.
  • Understanding of the complex natural resource and policy issues affecting the Lower Putah Creek watershed.
  • Willingness to step in and carry out operational or program activities as needed.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and to safely lift and move 50 lbs.

COMPENSATION

Salary Range: $60,000-70,000 per year. Starting salary commensurate with education, experience and skills. Benefits include a medical stipend, cell phone stipend and a retirement match.

LOCATION

Putah Creek Council’s office is located in downtown Winters, California.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants should submit the following two items together as one .pdf or .docx file (pdf preferred) via email to apply@solutions-mrg.com.

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed resume

Review begins on Friday, April 3, 2020. Open until filled.

Background check and references may be required.


7 March, 2020:  Senior Biologist, Environmental Science Associates, Los Angeles, CA

 Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

You are an effective team member and communicator who works collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams.

You enjoy field work and are able to walk long distances carrying a backpack, safely operate, load and transport equipment and gear, and cross fences, creeks and other obstacles.

You are known for preparing field reports and other documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported and for your ability to present information understandably about basic or low complexity topics to project team members.

You have used your strong writing and editing skills to contribute to a variety of environmental documents such as biological assessments, evaluations, and reports, sections of NEPA and CEQA analyses.

You deliver your project assignments on time and within budget and have assisted with the development and tracking of scopes, schedules and budgets under a Project Manager’s direction.

You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related environmental or ecological field and have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience which includes construction compliance monitoring and performing biological resource surveys such as habitat assessments, species inventories, and aquatic resources delineations in the greater Los Angeles area. Experience conducting USFWS/CDFW protocol surveys is a plus.

What You Will Do for ESA

Perform biological field studies such as native flora and fauna surveys including rare plant surveys, vegetation classification and habitat mapping, nesting bird surveys, wetland delineations and endangered species documentation. While conducting construction site monitoring you may work in close proximity to heavy equipment.

Apply critical thinking and problem solving to select and apply standard techniques, methods and procedures for a wide range of basic to lower complexity biological studies. You will collect, interpret and analyze field survey data and may serve as a technical/resource specialist in one or more natural resource disciplines.

Serve as a contributing author of environmental documents potentially including technical memoranda, biological assessments/evaluations, scientific discipline reports, sections of NEPA, CEQA analyses, and resource-related permit applications.

Complete specific project tasks including the technical or logistical aspects of delivering specific components of a project’s scope, meeting with team members to gauge progress toward schedule, scope and budget, serve as a point of contact for team members with basic task questions and provide status reports to the Deputy Project Manager or Project Manager.

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, an employee stock ownership program, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays to name a few.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals, and believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, and attendance at Conferences.

What’s Special About Our Los Angeles Office

Our Los Angeles office team includes biologists, hydrologists, archaeologists, planners and environmental scientists. We work on exciting and challenging projects including land management planning, restoration, water and wastewater, transportation, and commercial and residential developments. As a highly-integrated team, we value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

To read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed check out these links Ballona Wetland Restoration, Devereaux Slough, Yuba River Canyon, and Giant Marsh.

The Southern California Biology Group as well as the region get together for annual camping trips, Dodger games, summer picnics, and golf tournaments. We like to have fun outside of work!

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

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:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19639&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296


7 March, 2020: Managing Biologist, Environmental Science Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

You are an effective team member and communicator who contributes constructively and cooperatively to solve project or team issues while working collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams.

You have served as the primary author on a variety of environmental documents such as biological assessments, evaluations, and reports, and sections of NEPA and CEQA analyses utilizing your excellent writing and editing skills.

You are known for preparing documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported and for your ability to present information understandably and speak persuasively about complex topics to clients, agency staff, teaming partners, other project stakeholders and the general public.

You work collaboratively with clients and interdisciplinary teams to deliver your projects on time and within budget and have developed and tracked scope, schedules and budgets.

You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related environmental or ecological field and have a minimum of 7 years of professional experience which includes construction compliance monitoring and performing biological resource surveys such as habitat assessments, species inventories, and aquatic resources delineations in the greater Los Angeles area. Experience conducting USFWS/CDFW protocol surveys is a plus.

You enjoy field work and are able to walk long distances carrying a backpack, safely operate, load and transport equipment and gear, and cross fences, creeks and other obstacles.

What You Will Do for ESA

Use judgment and critical thinking to select, apply and adapt standard techniques, methods and procedures for a wide range of lower to moderately complex biological studies. You will serve as a technical specialist, peer review the work of others and provide supervision to more junior team members.

Perform and sometimes lead biological field studies such as native flora and fauna surveys including rare plant surveys, vegetation classification and habitat mapping, nesting bird surveys, wetland delineations and endangered species documentation. While conducting construction site monitoring you may work in close proximity to heavy equipment.

Serve as a primary author of environmental documents potentially including technical memoranda, biological assessments/evaluations, scientific discipline reports, sections of NEPA, CEQA analyses, and resource-related permit applications.

Serve as Deputy Project Manager or Project Manager. Oversee the completion of specific project tasks including coordinating the project delivery schedule, handling project logistics, disseminating and maintaining project related information, serve as the point person for team member or client questions and deliver project assignments on time and within budget.

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, an employee stock ownership program, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays to name a few.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals, and believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, and attendance at Conferences.

What’s Special About Our Los Angeles Office

Our Los Angeles office team includes biologists, hydrologists, archaeologists, planners and environmental scientists. We work on exciting and challenging projects including land management planning, restoration, water and wastewater, transportation, and commercial and residential developments. As a highly-integrated team, we value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

To read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed check out these links Ballona Wetland Restoration, Devereaux Slough, Yuba River Canyon, and Giant Marsh.

The Southern California Biology Group as well as the region get together for annual camping trips, Dodger games, summer picnics, and golf tournaments. We like to have fun outside of work!

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

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:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19637&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296


7 March, 2020: Wildlife Technician On-Call, Fort Collins, CO, Laramie, Casper WY

About ICF

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is in Fort Collins. The majority of the work is centered around mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and located at the base of the Rocky Mountains. It is an outdoor recreation mecca. Laramie is a college town located in southern Wyoming and is in close proximity to many rivers and mountains. Casper is located in central Wyoming and is one of Wyoming’s largest cities. It has the famous North Platte River running through the center of the city and is also conveniently located for access to Casper Mountain and the Bighorn Mountains.

Job Description

As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for ground and aerial wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and data entry. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (potentially nights, many early mornings, and some weekends) in adverse weather conditions. Field work is often performed on foot in rugged terrain and the ability to hike long distances is required. Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the potential for over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able to confidently identify western avian and mammalian species. Surveys may include but are not limited to searches for grouse, migratory birds, prairie dogs, waterfowl, and raptors. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks, UTVs and ATVs. Technicians will work as part of a team, so group collaboration, cooperation, and communication skills are essential! However, technicians will also be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, accountability, and resourcefulness are also equally important qualities.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

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 and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled 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). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week from March through late June with the possibility of through the end of 2020. This seasonal On-Call position has the potential for promotion to a full-time position in the future. Work would be based out of the Fort Collins office but would require travel throughout Wyoming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ground and Aerial Biological Surveys.
  • Record Keeping and Data Entry.
  • Eagle Point Count Surveys.
  • Prairie dog colony surveys
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks and trailers.
  • Must have experience on ATVs and UTVs in rough conditions
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time.
  • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 50 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry
  • Previous experience conduction aerial surveys from fixed-wing aircraft
  • Previous experience operating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) and/or snowmobiles
  • MSHA certified
  • Mechanically inclined

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs

To apply please use the following link….   https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2000824

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.


7 March, 2020: Environmental Services Intern (Wildlife), CA State Parks

$14.20 – $18.93 per Hour
Tahoma, CA

2 March, 2020: On-call Temporary Biologist, Stillwater Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
Office location: Los Angeles, CA
Field locations: Greater Los Angeles Basin

Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented junior- to mid-level biologists to join our interdisciplinary staff for on-call positions. We are looking for biologists interested in applying their knowledge of California fish, wildlife and/or flora to a variety of projects in the greater Los Angeles region.
Responsibilities may include pre-construction surveys, construction compliance monitoring, fish and wildlife monitoring, plant identification and surveys, and/or habitat assessments. This is an on-call temporary position. Field efforts may be scheduled on short notice and field personnel will need to confirm their availability or unavailability for a given field effort on short notice. Applicants need not be available for every field effort.
The ideal applicant should have:

  • A minimum of a BS or BA in biology or natural resource field with 1–2+ years’ experience in the environmental field
  • Excellent fish, wildlife and/or plant identification skills, preferable with a technical specialty (e.g., birds, herpetofauna, small mammals, aquatic ecology, plants, etc.)
  • Experience conducting special-status fish, wildlife and/or plant species surveys or habitat assessments in southern California
  • Southern California botanical knowledge, including familiarity with California vegetation community types
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Endurance to work long days (10- to 14-hours)
  • Good attitude and ability to hike to remote and steep field locations in all types of weather
  • Competency to follow directions and field safety protocols
  • Solid navigational skills using maps and GPS
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
  • Attention to detail and commitment to sound science

Depending on the project, the field technician may be responsible for:

  • Pre-construction surveys and/or construction monitoring as part of project permit compliance
  • Fish, wildlife and/or botanical surveys including habitat assessments
  • Data processing including recording and entering data with quality control checks
  • Maintaining good communication with field lead or project manager
  • Supporting report production through writing and construction of tables, figures, and appendices.

Application Details:

  • On-call position
  • Please send a cover letter with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to:
    resume@stillwatersci.com
  • Please write “LA On-call Biologist” in the subject line of the email.
  • Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
  • Hourly rate $22-$28, commensurate with qualifications

About Stillwater Sciences:
Stillwater Sciences (www.stillwatersci.com) is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically-based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 65 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located along the West Coast in seven main offices. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research. We pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a healthy blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork. Stillwater

Sciences is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.