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


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22 February, 2018: Biological Field Technician, WEST Inc.

Job Title:         Biological Field Technician (Northern Spotted Owl Surveyor)

Location:         1 Full-Time Position in Roseburg, or 1 On-call Position in Northern California (Siskiyou and Trinity Counties)

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a Biological Field Technician.  Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.

Job Description:

WEST has 2 openings (1 FT/1 On-call) for field technicians to conduct northern spotted owl surveys on private timber lands in western Oregon and northern California.  Primary duties will include driving and hiking forest roads at night to access survey stations, conducting electronic broadcast surveys for northern spotted owls, and accurately recording any owl species heard or seen.  Secondary duties will include day-time surveys to follow-up on any night-time detections of spotted owls, occasional day-time visits to historic nest or roost locations, completing data forms, and any additional duties as required.

A housing stipend may be provided depending on location.  A vehicle will be provided, or mileage will be reimbursed at standard government rates.  Start and end dates are somewhat flexible, but preference will be given to individuals that can work the entire field season.

Start Date: March 15, 2018

End Date: August 31, 2018

Compensation: $15-17/ per hour DOE

This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.

Job Requirements:

Applicants are required to have a BS (or in progress) in wildlife, ecology, or related fields.  At least one year of field experience and one year of spotted owl experience is preferred.  Must be able to walk long distances with backpack in extremely steep/brushy terrain, take detailed field notes, be able to work independently and communicate effectively with other personnel, have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, navigate forest roads at night, and have excellent

hearing.  Technicians must also be able to follow a strict protocol, identify spotted owls by sight and sound, including the ability to differentiate between spotted owl and barred owl vocalizations, hike alone at night, navigate steep/forested terrain, safely navigate active logging roads, and adhere to all WEST safety protocol.  Work is conducted almost exclusively independently.

Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company.  A valid driver’s license will be required.  Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements.

WEST is an employee owned organization with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce.

 

WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.

To Apply: Visit http://www.westinc.com/careers/

Contact Kori Hutchison with questions: khutchison@west-inc.com


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21 February, 2018: Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator, Audubon Society of Portland

Job Title: Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator
Department: Conservation Department
Reports to: Director of Conservation
Classification: Non-exempt, Full-time
Pay rate: $23/hour
Location: Harney County, Oregon
Local applicants from Eastern Oregon are strongly encouraged to apply.
Audubon will cover expenses associated with temporary housing for up to six months or until permanent housing can be found.

About Audubon Society of Portland
Audubon Society of Portland has been a leading voice in conservation for over a century. Through conservation advocacy, environmental education, and wildlife rehabilitation, we promote the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats . We are located in a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary in Forest Park, just minutes from downtown Portland. With over 15,000 members and 450 regular volunteers, we are the largest independent chapter of the National Audubon Society in the United States. Additional background regarding our extensive education, advocacy, wildlife rehabilitation, and habitat programs can be found at www.audubonportland.org .
The Audubon Society of Portland has just completed a five-year strategic plan. A top priority is to infuse equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) into all of our work. The Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator will play an important role in achieving the organization’s EID goals through the delivery of high quality programs. We recognize that in order to serve diverse communities we must also have that diversity represented in our staff. Applicants of color, immigrants, and other underserved persons are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
Audubon Society of Portland seeks an enthusiastic and qualified candidate to advance our avian conservation efforts in Southeastern Oregon with a primary focus on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Harney County area. This is a rare opportunity to work to protect birds at one of the most important bird areas in the United States. In addition to providing critical nesting and migration habitat for a wide range of avian species, Malheur is also the site of some of the most innovative collaborative conservation efforts in Oregon involving conservation groups, ranchers, public agencies and the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Portland Audubon has been working to protect birds on and around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for more than a century and has based a seasonal staff member at Malheur for many years. This position will take our work in Eastern Oregon to the next level through a year-round presence that advances our conservation initiatives and builds strong relationships in Southeastern Oregon.
The Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator is a multifaceted position that includes conducting avian surveys on and around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, conservation policy, public engagement, project implementation, and building constructive relationships across the urban-rural divide. The ideal candidate possesses strong visual and aural avian identification and survey skills, excellent public engagement ability, and a strong affinity for engaging rural communities with birding and conservation. Qualified candidates must be willing to find housing and live in Harney County near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Qualified applicants should be comfortable working in remote field situations under a variety of weather conditions. Applicants must be comfortable navigating off-trail with a map and GPS, be capable of hiking many miles each day and able to work independently as well as with groups.

Qualified applicants are able to juggle tasks with professionalism, flexibility, and a sense of humor. They must have excellent communication skills as they will be working with volunteers, stakeholders, membership groups, government agencies and the general public in office and field settings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Biological Surveys: Conduct bird surveys on and around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Bird survey work may include songbird point counts, waterfowl surveys, duck banding, shorebird surveys, Sandhill Crane recruitment, and Trumpeter Swan production surveys.
● Volunteer Work Parties: Work with partners, including USFWS, civic groups and other conservation organizations, to organize and execute a series of volunteer work party events that will engage the community in efforts to improve and enhance natural resources of Harney County.
● Outreach: Assist Refuge and Audubon staff with engaging visitors and the local community with the refuge and the collaborative efforts to restore the Refuge and surrounding landscape.
● Conservation Policy: Represent Audubon Society of Portland on various conservation issues in Eastern Oregon including serving on natural resource policy committees, attending meetings, writing comments on issues such as Lake Malheur restoration, Greater Sage Grouse recovery efforts, and Steens Mountain protections.
● Relationship Building: Meet with a wide array of stakeholders on a regular basis including natural resource agencies, local communities, ranchers, Native American tribes, and other conservation groups to better inform Portland Audubon’s policy decisions, increase communication and diversity, and explore opportunities for further collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications
● Two- or four-year college degree in wildlife ecology or a related field, or commensurate field experience;
● Familiarity with bird survey protocols (e.g. point count methodology), ability to identify NW birds by sight and sound, and GPS skills;
● Demonstrable ability to effectively interact with and engage the general public about the natural world and conservation issues;
● Excellent organizational skills, including experience organizing and leading volunteer work party events;
● Demonstrated initiative engaging and working with people from diverse walks of life with a particular focus on engaging rural communities in conservation initiatives;
● Demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion;
● Experience working in collaborative conservation initiatives with diverse stakeholders.

Special Conditions/Restrictions of the Position
● Ability to hike several miles per day under remote conditions.
● Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and ability to drive on remote, unpaved roads. Access to government vehicle will be provided for some work.

Application
Audubon Society of Portland does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or mental or physical handicap. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Audubon Society of Portland is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment, reflecting the diversity of our community in its board, staff, volunteers, and members; ensuring its internal culture, business practices, and programs are welcoming and advance its diversity goals; and empowering people to make positive changes in their community and environment. The position is expected to serve diverse audiences and help advance Portland Audubon’s diversity strategies. More background on our diversity efforts can be found at http://audubonportland.org/about.

Emailed submissions preferred

To apply:
Please email your cover letter , resume , and completed employment application * to jobs@audubonportland.org with subject line: “Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator.”

Professional references should include at least two people who can speak to applicant’s experience working on biological surveys and/or with the public.
*Employment application available at www.audubonportland.org/about/jobs

Alternatively, submit via US Postal Service to:
Keia Booker, Human Relations Manager
Attn: Malheur Field Coordinator
Audubon Society of Portland
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210

This position is funded through generous contributions from the High Desert Partnership, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Burning Foundation, Georgia Marshall and Ursula K. Le Guin.


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21 February, 2018: Northern Spotted Owl Technician Position, Natural Resources Management Corporation

Natural Resources Management Corporation (NRM) is hiring one field technician to conduct northern spotted owl surveys in northern California. The position will be based out of Eureka, California.

  • Employment is from March 1st through mid- to late August 2018 with potential for extension working on different projects with NRM depending on availability.
  • Applicants must have at least one year of biological survey experience or have a bachelor’s degree in biology or wildlife. Preference to applicants with experience surveying northern spotted owls.
  • The position involves a lot of night driving and operating and navigating ATVs on logging roads at night. ATV training will be provided.
  • Work vehicle and ATV will be provided by NRM.
  • Map and compass orienteering skills required.
  • Applicants must have good hearing and vision.
  • Applicants must be able to hike off-road in difficult terrain.
  • Work schedule varies throughout the season and includes working days and nights. Weekend work may be required occasionally throughout the season to meet deadlines.
  • Housing is not provided.
  • Pay is dependent on experience.

Email cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jennifer Hahn at jenniferhahn89@nrmcorp.com


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18 February, 2018: Regional Biologist, Western Region, Ducks Unlimited

The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an immediate opening for an experienced Regional Biologist to help deliver DU’s on-the-ground conservation programs in the Southern Oregon / Northeast California (SONEC) waterfowl priority area.  The specific work station is to be determined, but will ultimately be situated within the northeastern California portion of the SONEC priority area.  The incumbent will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and support staff responsible for implementing DU’s mission by conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats.

Qualifications
Candidates must have at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology; waterfowl, shorebird, and waterbird biology; and state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration and enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the program area’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include initiating and managing/delivering wetland protection, enhancement, and restoration projects; representing DU at wetland conservation venues; and other conservation activities. Project initiation duties include identifying potential projects; developing/maintaining relationships with public and private landowners and agencies that may partner with DU to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands; and identifying and securing funding for project work.

Project management/delivery duties include coordinating with landowners and other stakeholders, DU engineering staff, consultants, and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects.  Negotiation of project agreements, report writing, budget management, biological technical assistance, and entering project tracking data in DU’s business information system would also be required.

The Regional Biologist will write and submit funding proposals to various agencies, foundations, and other sources to secure project funds. Incumbent will also establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and development staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work and issues in the area.

This position will remain open until filled.  To apply, send a letter and resume, by mail or e-mail to:

Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670

Email: mcamacho@ducks.org

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


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18 February, 2018: Biologist, Chico, CA, River Partners

Deadline: March 10, 2018

  • Biological monitoring of restoration projects including monitoring and reporting on occurrences of nesting birds and species of special concern within the project area.
  • Developing data collection and monitoring protocols and implementing these activities.
  • Collaborating with the field implementation dept and assisting in the translation of the site specific design and sensitive species avoidance protocols across the project area.
  • Reporting the results of monitoring to the River Partners team orally and in writing.
  • Working on educational activities for the public, as well as attending public events to promote the organization and its mission
  • BS in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science.
  • Three years of appropriate work experience.

To Apply:

Email (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in River Partners, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information for three references to Mona Dagy at info@riverpartners.org with “Sac Valley Biologist” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks. The position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Please submit questions via email (no phone calls) to info@riverpartners.org. River Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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18 February, 2018: Environmental Scientist, Monterey, CA, Denise Duffy & Associates

Denise Duffy & Associates (DD&A, Inc.) is seeking to hire an Environmental Scientist for our office in Monterey, California. DD&A, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm with over 30 years of experience providing environmental planning and natural resource expertise.   DD&A, Inc. offers a broad range of services including; land use planning, CEQA/NEPA analysis, ecological restoration planning, biological resource evaluation, water resource planning, entitlements and permit processing, GIS, and regulatory compliance. Our clients include state, county, and municipal agencies as well as private industry.

DD&A, Inc. welcomes responses from all qualified applicants with a minimum of 2 to 5 years of relevant experience. The range of duties for this position include:  technical writing and reporting, environmental and biological studies, field surveys and assessments, regulatory permitting and approvals, construction monitoring and restoration planning and implementation.  Other duties may include preparing maps and graphics in support of biological and environmental documentation, assisting managers with project scoping, and performing general office duties as necessary.

This is a full-time, salaried opportunity.  Compensation is DOQ and very competitive, including benefits.  A background check is required for this position.

Position Requirements

  • BA/BS in Environmental Science/Studies, Natural Resource Management, Biology, Botany, Ecology (MS/MA degree preferred)
  • Preferred candidates will have 2 to 5 years performing at a level equivalent to that of an Assistant Environmental Scientist.
  • Outstanding technical writing and editing skills (will be required to provide writing samples and complete an assessment of writing/editing ability)
  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of California,
  • Experience with consultation and coordination with federal and state agencies, including endangered species consultation and wetland regulatory permitting
  • Understanding of GIS mapping and analysis in the context of biological resources studies, ability to perform mapping and analysis
  • Strong analytical abilities and communication
  • Detail oriented, motivated and a self-starter
  • Ability to use Microsoft Suite including: Word, Excel and Project; and ArcGIS

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume, including a cover letter to: mechevarria@ddaplanning.com

Include a discussion of recent writing/editing and CEQA/NEPA experience, and a list of references.

Visit our web site at www.ddaplanning.com for more information on our projects and services.


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8 February, 2018: Associate Environmental Scientist, QK Inc., Bakersfield, CA

POSITION PURPOSE
Associate Environmental Scientists use their species specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is a professional position with responsibility for gathering, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents and presentations, with an emphasis on NEPA and CEQA compliance. This position is one of a team member who works with general direction from his/her supervisor, and expresses a higher level of independence than an Assistant Environmental Scientist by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight. The Associate Environment Scientist will assist in routine to moderately complex environmental assessment and remediation projects. This includes the assessment of the risks of new construction to the environment that is needed in order to complete our projects.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
ESSENTIAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct field surveys for threatened, endangered, or rare species, as well as species’ habitat in support of ESA, CWA, Section 404, and other environmental regulations
  • Observe and monitor species in the field
  • Conduct archival/electronic research with USFWS and other state and federal agencies
  • Conduct land use/development monitoring for natural/biological resources protection
  • Assure permits are requested and maintained appropriately
  • Provide input for those sections of NEPA and CEQA documents pertaining to environment and data collection methodology
  • Prepare drafts of technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials
  • May compile data and information for public presentations
  • Other duties as assigned by the Team/Group Leader, Project Manager, Branch Manager, or others as needed in order to successfully complete the project deliverable or meet internal goals

WHO WE NEED
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Species identification and research/survey, vegetation community and habitat classification and inventory, monitoring, data synthesis and interpretations required
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills required
  • Knowledge of GPS and GIS applications
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods
  • Strong ability to communicate well (in writing and verbally) with other staff, clients, and agencies to accomplish team goals
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Repetitive wrist and hand motions required
  • Ability to travel to field sites and walk long distances may be required on occasion

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Desire to be helpful to internal and external clients
  • Able to remain flexible with the ever-changing workload, working conditions and project/agency requirements
  • Strong critical thinking skills that allow for collaborative innovation in problem solving and project planning
  • Ability to drive one’s own career path, develop relationships with mentors, and seek opportunities for growth
  • Proven ability to successfully work against a deadline and within constrained budgets
  • Proven self-motivation
  • Ability to teach junior staff both agency and company standards

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, ecology, environmental biology, or environmental science
  • Knowledge of basic methods in designing and collecting field data
  • Knowledge of habitat classification, wildlife identification, and technical writing helpful
  • Knowledge of NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CWA, and GIS a plus

EXPERIENCE

  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience (or MA/MS and two (2) years of experience), especially in the areas of NEPA and CEQA compliance, wetlands delineations, CWA, ESA, and related federal and/or state environmental compliance regulations. Prefer field experience in California
  • Experience using field equipment
  • Knowledge of GPS and GIS applications
Apply by sending resume to recruiter@qkinc.com or apply directly on website: www.qkinc.com.

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7 February, 2018: Mojave Desert Tortoise Biologists, SNEI Biological, Las Vegas, Nevada and the surrounding Mojave Desert

Job Description:

SNEI, based out of Las Vegas NV., is an industry leader in desert tortoise monitoring and mitigation services for over 26 years. We are expanding our team and seeking to hire qualified field biologists to join our spring desert tortoise training program that are willing to commit to SNEI for the 2018 field season at a minimum. We prefer to train biologists that plan to stay with SNEI for 2 years to 5 years plus. The desert tortoise is federally protected under the Endangered Species Act and was federally listed as a Threatened Species in August 1989. The training program is 30-40 hours/week until trainees are submitted for review and receive desert tortoise monitor authorization status from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDF&W) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This training usually takes 4 to 6 months to complete. The training program focuses on desert tortoise behavior and ecology, USFWS desert tortoise handling protocols, USFWS biological opinions and CDF&W incidental take permits, construction monitoring protocols and techniques, Mojave desert plant identification, Mojave desert reptiles identification, and small sections on sensitive mammals and birds. The training is 95% field excursions learning desert tortoise behavior and ecology, plants and reptiles, and shadowing (field training with) certified field biologists on utility projects, and 5% classroom with regular quizzes and tests.

As a desert tortoise biologist, you will perform desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) surveys and construction monitoring in the Mojave Desert. Biologists are present on construction sites (pipelines, electrical transmission lines, solar projects, wind farms, etc…) making sure workers are desert tortoise educated and that they do not harm this federally threatened species. Most of our work involves desert tortoise construction monitoring.  However, this work could also include avian, Utah prairie dog, Mojave fringe-toed lizard, flat tailed horned lizard, burrowing owl, invasive weeds, rare, sensitive, and endangered plant surveys, etc.

For those looking for long-term employment, you can eventually become Authorized Desert Tortoise Biologists, meaning federally and state certified to handle desert tortoises, typically taking 2 or 3 years of training and experience, after meeting US Fish and Wildlife Service qualifications in Nevada and California.

All SNEI biologists are expected to work the project’s schedule.  Our crews typically work overtime (over 40 hrs/wk), and frequently work weekends as needed.  SNEI pays time and a half for overtime worked. We work outside in all types of conditions:  extreme heat (120 degrees F), relentless sunshine, but also in cold, rain, and very windy conditions.  Our team must complete field surveys on tight schedules and must mirror construction schedules during the construction phases of projects.  These schedules tend to be last minute and change often; therefore our biologists need to be very flexible in order to meet the needs of our clients.  If you are adaptable, knowledgeable, hard working, and willing to go at a moments notice, SNEI might be the right firm for you.

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a science or related field such as conservation biology, biology, wildlife management, environmental science, ecology, animal science, botany, etc. Applicants must be able to tolerate standing and/or walking while monitoring heavy construction machinery for 12 hours or more in a single day.  Must be able to work outdoors in all types of conditions, including extreme heat conditions of up to 120 degrees F for extended periods of time.  Must be able to walk 10-15 miles per day, sometimes over rough terrain.  Must be able to work and communicate well with others and be a team player.  Applicant must be able to relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada. Housing near our Las Vegas office is NOT PROVIDED; therefore applicants must find their own housing and have their own personal transportation to and from SNEI’s office. SNEI will provide accommodations when working away from the general vicinity of Las Vegas.  Work vehicles are provided for fieldwork to and from the work sites.  Knowledge and the ability to drive 4WD vehicles over rough terrain is a plus (DMV driving record for past 3 years required).  Applicants must be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and be enthusiastic about conservation.  Also, applicants must be well organized and detail oriented.  Lastly, knowledge with GPS, especially with a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx, is preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@snei.com

Start Date: March 2018

Application Deadline: 03/31/2018

Salary: Paid training starting at $12 to $15 per hour depending upon experience during training.

THERE IS SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY FOR UPWARD PROMOTION – We have significant project opportunity and we are building our team. Desert Tortoise Monitor certification is the first level of state and federal certification to work with the federally threatened desert tortoise. The second level of approval is CDF&W, USFWS and BLM Authorized Desert Tortoise Biologist (Authorized Desert Tortoise Handler) and there are further state and federal certifications and approvals for conducting health assessments, affixing radio transmitters, collecting blood samples, implanting transponders, radio tracking and relocating desert tortoises, California Designated Biologist (as a projects Lead Biologist), Field Contact Representative (FCR), and more.

**After training is complete and Desert Tortoise Monitor certification is achieved, Biologist I’s can earn $14 to $17 per hour in regular pay. Biologist I’s and Biologist II’s receive additional compensation of $30 per day for per diem (living expenses & meals) and $3 per hour for California travel pay when working on billable utility projects in California and staying overnight in California in lodging provided by SNEI.

**Biologist II’s  – must have Desert Tortoise Monitor approval by CDF&W and BLM, and 1 year of construction monitoring experience. They get first level benefits and can choose to enroll in SNEI’s medical and dental insurance, or choose 2 weeks paid vacation and 6 paid holidays. Biologist II’s can earn between $45,000.00 and $60,000.00 annually.

**Biologist III’s – After a biologist receives Authorized Biologist certification from CDF&W and USFWS (Authorized as a Desert Tortoise Handler – usually 2 or 3 years of project experience and training) they qualify for Biologist III. Senior Biologists (Biologist III’s) can earn between $60,000.00 and $85,000.00 annually with benefits including enrolling in SNEI’s medical and dental insurance, 2 weeks of paid vacation, 6 paid holidays, and 401K with a 4% match.

**Biologist IV’s Lead Biologists and Biologist V’s Directors must have Authorized Biologist certification and be capable of taking the Lead Biologist role on large projects. They can and do earn in excess of $100,000.00 annually with benefits.

Website:  www.snei.com

Email:  jobs@snei.com


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24 January, 2018: Sage Grouse Research Technicians, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Sage-Grouse Research Technicians (3) needed from Apr. 9 – Aug. 3, 2018 for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings). The study assesses demographics and resource selection in greater sage-grouse in response to grazing. The study also evaluates the direct effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat. This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark Szczypinski, Conservation Technician, FWP; and Victoria Dreitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program and Avian Science Center Director, University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation.

Duties potentially include, but are not limited to, conducting early morning lek counts (before sunrise; March through May), night-time spotlighting capture of sage-grouse hens and/or chicks and marking them with radio transmitters, capture of hens using rocket nets, monitoring nest success and hen and chick survival via radiotelemetry, collection of vegetation data, data entry and proofreading, maintaining field vehicles, and other miscellaneous duties as needed. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in radiotelemetry, operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, operating GPS units and who have First Aid / CPR certification. If you do not have current First Aid / CPR certification, you will need to become certified before arriving to begin work. Successful applicants may be asked to help collect vegetation data with the range field technicians as needed. The range and sage-grouse technicians are considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary.

Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers. Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear. Hiking up to several miles a day through sagebrush, on uneven terrain, and in hot temperatures may be necessary to monitor grouse, as well as driving several hours a day in a pickup truck. Work schedule is extremely dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long days during the peak of nests hatching or chick tagging, split work shifts, and unpredictable days off—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and wildlife research experience. A strong work ethic, the ability to work alone all day in remote areas, self-motivation, good physical condition, and a sense of humor are a must. Field technicians must have great interpersonal and communication skills.

Successful candidates will be hired through the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. The position has a monthly stipend of $2,038/month plus free shared housing with internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions. Applications will be accepted until March 2, 2018 however the positions will be filled earlier if suitable candidates are found. To apply, email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single MS Word attachment to Mark Szczypinski at: Mark.Szczypinski@mt.gov. The subject heading of your email should read “Sage-Grouse Research Technician Application”. Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: Smith_John-Sage Grouse Research Technician). Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being disqualified. Please mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone at 406-320-2529.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


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24 January, 2018: Range Vegetation Technicians, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Range Vegetation Technicians (3) needed. 2 positions May 14 – Aug 3, 2018 and 1 position May 14 – June 29, 2018 for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings). The study assesses demographics and resource selection in greater sage-grouse in response to grazing. The study also evaluates the direct effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat. This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark Szczypinski, Conservation Technician, FWP; and Victoria Dreitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program and Avian Science Center Director, University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation.

Duties include collection of detailed vegetation data at sage-grouse nests and random points among grazing treatments across the study area. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in range vegetation measurement and identification of Montana species, experience in operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, use of GPS units, and current First Aid/CPR certification. If you are not currently certified in First Aid/CPR, you will need to become certified before arriving to begin work.

Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers. Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear. Work schedule is dynamic and demanding—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. The successful candidates will be expected to assist the sage-grouse field technicians as needed with monitoring sage-grouse hens or chicks using radiotelemetry, night-time capture and marking of sage-grouse chicks or hens with radio transmitters, nest finding and monitoring, or data entry and proofreading. The range and sage-grouse technicians are considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary. Field technicians must have good interpersonal and communication skills as they will be required to work in teams of 2 most of the time. However, technicians must also be willing to work alone in remote locations. The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and field research experience. A strong work ethic, good physical condition, and sense of humor are a must. Technicians will be required to hike up to several miles through sagebrush, over uneven terrain, and in hot temperatures to reach some sampling sites.

Successful candidates will be hired through the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. The position has a monthly stipend of $2,038/month plus free shared housing with internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions. Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2018 however the positions will be filled earlier if suitable candidates are found. To apply, email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single MS Word attachment to Mark Szczypinski at: Mark.Szczypinski@mt.gov. The subject heading of your email should read “Range Vegetation Technician Application”. Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: Smith_John-Range Vegetation Technician). Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being disqualified. Please mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone at 406-320-2529.


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24 January, 2018: Range Field Crew Leader, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Range Field Crew Leader (1) needed May 7, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018 (start and end dates are somewhat negotiable) for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings). The study assesses demographics and resource selection of greater sage-grouse in response to grazing. The study also evaluates the direct effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat. This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark Szczypinski, Conservation Technician, FWP; and Victoria Dreitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program and Avian Science Center Director, University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation.

The crew leader will supervise (and assist) a crew of 3 range technicians who have been hired to collect detailed vegetation data at sage-grouse nests and random points among grazing treatments across the study area. The crew leader reports directly to and works very closely with the Conservation Technician on the project who oversees the entire field crew. Crew leader responsibilities include daily organization of the crew, their tasks, and the locations in which they are sampling. The crew leader also oversees data entry and management of the range technicians, including collecting data forms on a regular basis and ensuring the crew keeps up with data entry and proofreading, and will do a lot of data entry and proofreading themselves. The crew leader will use ArcGIS to upload waypoints to maps and print maps for field technicians daily. Microsoft Access is used for database entry and maintenance. In addition to regular field duties with the crew, the crew leader is responsible for supervision of the crew and ensuring that field gear and vehicles are properly maintained. Regular field duties will include collecting vegetation data but may also include duties associated with sage-grouse such as capturing and marking hens or chicks, monitoring hens or chicks via radio-telemetry, or other miscellaneous tasks as assigned. The successful applicant must be able to work in remote locations alone and as part of a team, and must be able to live in a communal, rustic setting.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in supervising a field crew, vegetation ID in Montana, range science data collection metrics, operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, ArcGIS v 10 (uploading and downloading points from a GPS unit, making maps), database management with Microsoft Access, entering and manipulating data in Microsoft Excel, and current First Aid/CPR certification. If you do not have current First Aid/CPR certification, you must become certified before arriving to begin work. The range crew works alongside our sage-grouse field crew and helps with sage-grouse capture and monitoring when needed. The range and sage-grouse technicians are considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary. Regular communication and coordination of range crew activities with the sage-grouse crew is imperative; thus the range crew leader must have excellent communication and inter-personal skills along with top notch organizational skills. The work schedule is extremely dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long days during the peak of nests hatching, and unpredictable days off—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises.

Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers. Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear. The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and field research experience. A strong work ethic, good physical condition, and sense of humor are a must. The position will require hiking up to several miles each day through sagebrush, over uneven terrain, and in very hot temperatures to reach some sampling sites.

Successful candidates will be hired through the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and the position has a monthly stipend of $2,214/month plus free shared housing with internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions. Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2018 however the position will be filled earlier if a suitable candidate is found. To apply, email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single MS Word attachment to Mark Szczypinski at: Mark.Szczypinski@mt.gov. The subject heading of your email should read “Range Field Crew Leader Application”. Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: Smith_John-Range Field Crew Leader). Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being disqualified. Please mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone at 406-320-2529.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


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24 January, 2018: Wildlife Biologist, Nomad Ecology, LLC

ABOUT NOMAD ECOLOGY, LLC
Nomad Ecology, LLC is a small environmental consulting firm that specializes in natural resource studies, biological resource documentation for public review documents, and Geographic Information System services. Located in downtown Martinez, California, we are well positioned to provide services in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.  Nomad provides biological resources expertise from the beginning phases of project design, helps clients minimize impacts to biological resources, assists clients with obtaining permits from relevant agencies, provides biological monitoring throughout project construction, completes restoration design and implementation after project construction, and conducts long-term monitoring to comply with permit conditions. For over 13 years we have provided services that comply with applicable State and federal environmental regulations including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal and State Endangered Species Acts, and the Clean Water Act, among others.
The natural resource related services offered by Nomad support the objectives of privately owned companies, public agencies, and municipalities. Our services are also well suited in the non-profit world by enriching the knowledge of land and resource managers, park agencies, and nongovernmental organizations in the facilitation of meaningful stewardship-driven land management. Our approach integrates biological expertise, professional integrity, and advanced technology, allowing us to produce quality products on time and within budget, and cultivate long-term relationships with our clients, business partners, and regulatory agencies.

JOB SUMMARY
Nomad Ecology is seeking a Wildlife Biologist to assist with the firm’s wildlife related work. As a part of Nomad Ecology, the Wildlife Biologist must be dedicated to an understanding and appreciation of the fauna of California and promote the use of sound science and current technologies available to wildlife science professionals. The work will be both office-based and in the field throughout various locations in California. It requires an individual who is organized, collaborative, and is enthusiastic about California’s biological resources.
Field work demands that the individual be comfortable working independently in remote locations, but must be collaborative and comfortable working in a team setting as well. A working knowledge of California listed and non-listed fauna is essential, with the ability to identify birds and nesting behavior. The wildlife biologist should be willing to perform a variety of tasks on a wide range of projects.
REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
Field Work

  • Conduct reconnaissance-level and protocol-level surveys in support of biological resources documents/products.
    • Perform visual encounter, nighttime eye-shine surveys, and dipnet/seine surveys for California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog
    • Collect habitat assessment data and water quality monitoring using YSI water quality sampling meter
    • Conduct nesting bird surveys in support of the MBTA
    • Perform focused surveys for target wildlife species, e.g. burrowing owl, bats, Swainson’s hawk
  • Conduct construction monitoring and restoration/mitigation monitoring.
    • Perform pre-construction surveys for nesting birds and special-status fauna and flora prior to the commencement of project activities
    • Coordinate and communicate effectively with on-site contractors and Nomad principals/senior staff to ensure projects remain in compliance with permit conditions
    • Assist with restoration projects which may include seeding, planting container plants or data collection.

Report and Other Document Preparation

  • Assist writing biological resource documents and preparing tables, appendices, etc. for baseline resource inventories and management plans, and CEQA and NEPA related biological resources documents.
  • Provide data entry support for wildlife survey, habitat assessment, water quality, and botanical field data.
  • Provide peer review and technical editing of biological resource documents
  • Assist in GIS map production and utilize GIS to produce wildlife species’ potential to occur tables in support of wildlife resource documents.
  • Occasionally prepare daily or weekly monitoring reports for construction and restoration monitoring projects.

REPRESENTATIVE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Studies or related field with at least 2 years of experience as a biologist in California; or
  • Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Studies or related field with at least 1 year of experience as a biologist in California.
  • Broad knowledge of the fauna of California with strong competency in field identification.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy and data entry/analysis proficiency (i.e., Word, Excel, , Google Earth, GIS (preferred), and statistical programs, among others).
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the Nomad team; demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and exercise mature judgment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a small office.

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Work may require travel throughout California (travel expenses are reimbursed).
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines or adhere to agency endorsed survey protocols.
  • Possess valid California driver’s license.
  • Access to a motor vehicle for work related travel.
  • Ability to hike, occasionally on rugged terrain.
  • Ability to conduct surveys in swift moving water and deep ponds.
  • Ability to work outdoors at night and in inclement weather.

Ability to lift, carry/move small boxes, field equipment, and supplies up to 50 lbs.

STATUS AND SUPERVISION
This is a part-time staff position, potentially eligible for benefits, based out of our office in Martinez, with the possibility to become full-time in the future. Although the hours guaranteed are part-time, during the field season the staff member may be requested to work additional hours, up to a full-time schedule, to meet various project needs. The weekly work schedule will be flexible, but also dependent on project needs. The position will be supervised by Nomad’s principals and senior staff.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is an entry to mid-level position. The Wildlife Biologist will serve a key role among Nomad’s small group of professionals. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nomad Ecology offers benefits that are competitive with other environmental consulting firms of comparable size.

TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to mbishop@nomadecology.com. In the cover letter please include an example of specific projects that you have worked on and the special-status wildlife species of California that you have experience working with. The subject line of your email should read “Wildlife Biologist Application.” Upon review of your submittal you may be asked to supply writing samples prior to an interview. Review of applications will begin February 5th and will continue until the position is filled.

Nomad Ecology, LLC is a Certified Microbusiness / Small Business and Woman and Minority Business Enterprise


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21 January, 2018: Seasonal and On-call Wildlife Field Biologists, H. T. Harvey & Associates

 We have immediate openings in our Fresno office for seasonal and on-call wildlife field biologists to work from March to mid-August. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and other wildlife of the San Joaquin Valley, 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 species 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=33724&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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10 January, 2018: Biological Field Technicians, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Location: western OR, northern CA

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a Biological Field Technician.  Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.

Description:

WEST has several openings for field technicians to conduct northern spotted owl surveys on private timber lands throughout western Oregon and northern California. Primary duties will include driving and hiking forest roads at night to access survey stations, conducting electronic broadcast surveys for northern spotted owls, and accurately recording any owl species heard or seen.  Secondary duties will include day-time surveys to follow-up on any night-time detections of spotted owls, occasional day-time visits to historic nest or roost locations, completing data forms, and any additional duties as required. A housing stipend may be provided depending on location. A vehicle will be provided, or mileage will be reimbursed at standard government rates. Pay rate is $15 – $17/hr, depending on experience. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible, but preference will be given to individuals that can work the entire field season.

Compensation: $15-17 / hour DOE

Start date:  March 1, 2018

End date: August 31, 2018

This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants are required to have a BS (or in progress) in wildlife, ecology, or related fields. At least one year of field experience and one year of spotted owl experience is preferred. Must be able to walk long distances with a backpack in extremely steep/brushy terrain, take detailed field notes, be able to work independently and communicate effectively with other personnel, have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, navigate forest roads at night, and have excellent hearing. Technicians must also be able to follow a strict protocol, identify spotted owls by sight and sound, including the ability to differentiate between spotted owl and barred owl vocalizations, hike alone at night, navigate steep/forested terrain, safely navigate active logging roads, and adhere to all WEST safety protocols. Work is conducted almost exclusively independently.

Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce.

Key Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week)
  • Sep IRA (100% employer contributions)
  • Scheduling Flexibility

Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company.  A valid driver’s license will be required.  Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements.  This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.

WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.

To Apply: Click “Apply Now” (or visit the WEST, Inc. Careers Page and select the job in which you are applying for).  The application system allows for only one attachment (.doc or .pdf file) so combine the following prior to uploading:

  1. Cover letter convincing the hiring manager why they should interview you
  2. Resume which includes education, current and prior employment (with dates, address and phone number for each employer)
  3. Three professional references (preferably those that have supervised you in the past) with phone numbers and email addresses

*Please note email applications will not be accepted*


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10 January, 2018:  On-Call Biologist, Transcon Environmental

Transcon Environmental is seeking qualified biologists to primarily perform nesting bird surveys that currently reside in the San Joaquin Valley or in the following California counties: Calaveras, Monterey, Mariposa, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz. Other duties may include special status plant and wildlife surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments, other site assessments, and construction monitoring. 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.

This is primarily a field based position. The successful candidate will work independently from their home and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources, ornithology, or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California avifauna and a minimum of 6 months previous experience conducting nesting bird surveys is required. Additional experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and/or spotted owl would be beneficial and could lead to additional project work.

Given the seasonal and client driven nature of our consulting work, Transcon often hires Biologists as “On-Call” employees. The nature and amount of work will vary monthly depending on demand. 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).  Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed. Access to a personal computer and the internet is required.

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). 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 and work location but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing.

Please send detailed resumes (including current residence) via e-mail to the attention of human resources at humanresources@transcon.com.


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26 December, 2017:  Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aids (3), Department of Fish and Wildlife

Project: Modoc Plateau Bird Species Mapping with Vegetation Data

Duties: The incumbents’ primary duties will involve working on the Modoc Plateau of NE California conducting point count bird surveys, deploying and retrieving recorders of bird vocalizations, and downloading electronic data to a computer. Additional work may include conducting surveys of vegetation and habitat, making appropriate contact with landowners and land managers, and entering data. Incumbents will be expected to communicate regularly with a lead person about status of sample plot visitation and will be responsible for planning and tracking survey visits using maps and spreadsheets. Incumbents will be expected to safely perform fieldwork in rugged terrain and extreme weather conditions, including driving 4-wheel-drive vehicles, hiking, and camping overnight at remote locations. This work is part of a two-year, ecoregion-scale biodiversity monitoring project for linking species occupancy to land use and vegetation on the Modoc Plateau.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Background in wildlife biology, zoology, and/or ecology (esp. ornithology and vegetation ecology)
  • Experience with wildlife monitoring and surveying methods and techniques
  • Basic GIS skills and familiarity with ArcGIS
  • Experience with wildlife and biological data entry in spreadsheets and databases
  • Attention to detail, good focus, and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to be away from home for up to a week, camping out in remote areas. Willingness to work in inclement weather, and in terrains that support native wildlife and biting insects.
  • Physical capability and endurance to conduct fieldwork in remote settings and under inclement weather conditions, including the ability to hike off trails across steep, rough terrain.
  • Proficiency navigating with maps and a handheld global positioning system.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record; 4-wheel drive experience preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either: equivalent to completion of two years of college with a minimum of 10 semester hours in biological sciences; or one year experience in surveying, studying, or evaluating fish or wildlife populations, habitats, or data.

To Apply:

Please submit a completed California State Application Form 678 (https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) along with a cover letter, resume, three references, and college transcript (unofficial OK) to the postal mail or email below. Please list the position number or RPA number on your application under Job Title(s) for which you are applying. Housing may be available. Open to all candidates eligible for appointment. See http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/ for more information about the Branch.

Department of Fish and Wildlife, Biogeographic Data Branch – VegCAMP
Attn: Diana Hickson
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814


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26 December, 2017:  Wildlife and plant ecologists, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

We are looking for hard-working, motivated, intelligent, and good-natured wildlife and plant ecologists to join our team.  We have multiple full-time positions available immediately.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive biological resources.
  • Conduct biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat evaluations, habitat mapping, species-specific surveys, nesting bird surveys, floristic surveys, noxious weed surveys, impact assessments, mitigation monitoring, and biological compliance monitoring.
  • Conduct environmental training for construction personnel on field projects.
  • Help identify and delineate wetlands and other potentially regulated habitats.
  • Assist in designing and implementing habitat and species restoration, enhancement, management, and monitoring plans.
  • Use various tools and methods (e.g., GPS, GIS, binoculars, cameras, audio recorders, animal traps, drones, aerial surveys, statistics, and specialized software and databases) to conduct biological resource assessments and impact analyses.
  • Provide technical support to other team members.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Prepare daily survey and monitoring reports and more complex technical reports.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits and agreements (e.g., Clean Water Act Section 404, Fish and Game Code Section 1602).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field; advanced degree (M.S., M.A., M.E.M., or Ph.D.) or professional certificate (e.g., GIS, P.M.P.) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna.
  • Strong field skills and experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness to travel to and from project sites throughout California and beyond.
  • Willingness to use your vehicle to drive to and from most project sites (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Willingness to work a flexible and irregular schedule, including many early mornings and some nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and terrain.
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded, and reason logically.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

About Colibri

Colibri (www.colibri-ecology.com) is a small consulting firm based in Fresno, California that specializes in helping project proponents comply with the Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws and regulations that protect native plants, animals, habitats, and ecosystems.  We work throughout California and across the nation but focus on the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains.  Colibri provides its employees with medical and dental insurance coverage, 401K matching contributions, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and regular professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 3 references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to: info@colibri-ecology.com.


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6 December, 2017:  Geologist, Mendocino Redwood Co, Ukiah, Fort Bragg, or Scotia CA
Job Specific Information
I. Summary
The Geologist provides professional geologic services for all related issues in the management of private timberlands. Primarily conducts geologic review and reporting for Timber Harvesting Plans (THP). Will also provide support in watershed-wide mass wasting trend analysis, road / landslide mitigation, and related tasks.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide all necessary planning, groundwork, oversight and reporting required for geologic licensure of THPs and Note 45 THP Geologic Reports;
  • Assist in preparing Watershed Wide Waste Discharge Reports and California Department of Fish and Wildlife 1600 permitting;
  • Conduct watershed analysis reviews and report findings;
  • Compose Note 45 THP Geologic Reports, including time-sequenced stereo-paired aerial photographic analysis, review of published geologic maps and adjacent geology reports, field mapping of geologic formations, structural associations, geomorphology, mass wasting, and analysis of the data; coordinate with the Registered Professional Foresters regarding findings; develop mitigations to reduce mass wasting potential following harvest activities; write reports regarding the findings for agency review in the THP;
  • Document detailed characterizations of failed road segments and / or significant stream restoration activities for repair, provide mitigation plan and supervise construction / deconstruction activities;
  • Conduct watershed wide mass wasting assessments, analyze data to determine trends and relationships, and interpret harvest related associations;
  • Develop and maintain a current property-wide landslide inventory database;
  • Assess mass wasting risks associated with adjacent public and private property;
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and with company environmental standards;
  • Provide engineering geologic input at the planning phase of grant funded road decommissioning;
  • Be available as an on-call technical supervisor for all matters pertaining to mass wasting or sediment delivery to waters of the state to assess current and potential future impacts and implementation of mitigations.

III. Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year College or University in Geology, Geomorphology, Soil Science or Watershed Science is required;
  • Four years of related experience is preferred.
  • Must be a Licensed Professional Geologist or a Certified Engineering Geologist with the State of California.
  • Must have experience in the recognition, mapping, measurement of, and interpretation of mass wasting geomorphology in a forested environment.
  • Ability to use GPS, directional compass, and topographical maps is necessary
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and be eligible to operate company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.
  • Capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various types of territory) all-terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.

IV. Application Process

  • Email a resume to Recruiter@mendoco.com with cover letter or
  • Fax to (707) 485-6873 or
  • Contact Our Human Resources Recruiter at (707) 620-2940

Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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6 December, 2017:  Technician, Mendocino Redwood Co, Fort Bragg / Ukiah, CA

Job Specific Information
I. Summary
Under the direction of the Forest Science Manager this position will survey and monitor threatened, endangered, and sensitive species associated with Timber Harvesting Plans (THP’s). Under the direction of the Forester, Forester- RPF, and Area Forester, this position will conduct field work to implement the THPs and other Forest Management projects.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) surveys and monitoring;
  • Conducts surveys for other sensitive species;
  • Cares for and maintains rodent colony and feeds live mice to NSOs;
  • Conducts database, office and field preparations;
  •  Works alone or in small groups in remote areas at night (i.e. conducting night surveys on foot);
  • Operates an Electro Fisher to conduct fish surveys in a safe and proficient manner;
  • Conducts spawning surveys for salmonids according to the Coastal Monitoring Program protocol;
  • Safely captures, marks and releases salmonids associated with out-migrant research;
  • Conducts aquatic surveys and habitat measurements for amphibian monitoring program;
  • Collects instream flow measurements for water-drafting monitoring program;
  • Safely navigates steep and difficult terrain and occasionally works in inclement weather;
  • Travels throughout the area defined in the THP and marks timber for cutting;
  • Flags boundaries of the area defined in the THP;
  • Records watercourse classifications and other relevant data as required to conform to the Forest Practice Rules;
  • Conducts other surveys including botanical and archeological;
  • Prepares field notes to use in writing the THP;
  • Conducts timber cruising and performs inventory analysis;
  • May administer vegetation projects including supervising planting trees;
  • Administers road surveys and maintenance activities;
  • May assist in logging supervision.

III. Qualifications/Requirements

  • High school education required.
  • Additional requirements include: course work toward a Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Wildlife Biology, Forestry or Forest Science, or related field;
  • Minimum of 2 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including familiarity with safe capturing and handling of small mammals;
  • Familiarity with concepts in forest ecology, and wildlife management techniques and security procedures;
  • Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions

IV. Application Process

  • Email a cover letter and resume to recruiter@mendoco.com or
  • Send by fax to 707-485-6873 or
  • Call Human Resources, Recruiter 707 – 620 – 2940 for more information or for an application.

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