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.)


10 February, 2020: On-Call Biologist, Central Coast, ICF

Job Description

The On-Call Biologist will be responsible for a range of environmental consulting services, including construction monitoring, avian species identification and nest surveys, botanical surveys, general biological field surveys and support, assisting with technical reports and documents such as Biological Technical Reports, and providing as-needed field and office support to our local and regional Natural Resource team members.

Key Responsibilities

Plan and execute field assignments for southern California-based work, with occasional travel to counties including, but not limited to, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties. Conduct surveys and monitoring pursuant to the relevant regulations, codes and/or industry standards. Document field findings in monitoring logs, reports or email communications, as appropriate. Communicate with client field contacts and ICF senior biologists. The on-call biologist must be able to travel to field sites in other counties, including but not limited to San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties.

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 (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Requirements

  • A BA/BS in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline
  • 2+ years of environmental/consulting field experience
  • Basic botanical knowledge
  • Avian nest monitoring and species identification skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to respond timely to deployment requests (i.e., sometimes next day)
  • Ability to travel to field sites in Southern California and occasionally assist with surveys in rugged, undeveloped terrain
  • Ability and experience conducting work in active construction sites and communicating with operators
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Preferred Skills

  • Basic documentation/data management experience
  • Experience working in the environmental compliance and/or construction fields (i.e., biological construction monitoring).
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) software skills
  • Intermediate or advanced nest surveying, active nest monitoring, and buffer establishment.
  • Botany and plant community identification
  • Terrestrial wildlife surveys

Professional Skills

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Computer access.

To apply please use the following link….   https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2000440

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.


4 February, 2020: SFBBO Waterbird Internship

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time intern to assist with waterbird field studies.  The internship will begin on March 2, 2020 with a 6-month commitment.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The intern will assist with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (www.southbayrestoration.org). The intern may assist with additional projects in the Waterbird Program, including SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring, Colonial Waterbird Nest Monitoring, and Avian Disease Prevention programs (https://www.sfbbo.org/avian-science.html).

Key Responsibilities:
• Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay ponds
• Conduct gull counts and behavioral surveys at local landfills
• Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism outbreaks
• Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work
• Enter, proof, and manage data collected
• Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field
• Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls)
• Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field
• Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt spray)
• Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, evenings and some weekends
• Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal vehicle
• Ability to navigate and orient using maps
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field
• Excellent waterbird identification skills
• Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)
• Solid computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Access and Excel
• Experience conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay

Compensation:   Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field.  This is a full-time internship position.  A stipend of $250/week will be provided.  Shared housing is available at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.  An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.

To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to Dr. Max Tarjan, mtarjan@sfbbo.org:  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. The deadline for applications is February 18th.  SFBBO is an EOE.


4 February, 2020: Northern Spotted Owl Technician Position, Natural Resources Management Corporation, Eureka, CA

Natural Resources Management Corporation (NRM) is hiring field technicians 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; however, preference will be given to applicants with prior ATV experience.
  • Work vehicle and ATV will be provided by NRM.
  • Map and compass orienteering skills required.
  • Ability to use and maintain handheld GPS units throughout the season.
  • Applicants must have good hearing and vision.
  • Applicants must be able to hike off-road in difficult terrain alone for multiple hours per day.
  • 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 Ivonne Romero at i_romero@nrmcorp.com

Positions are open until filled.


4 February, 2020: Biological Science Technician, Oceano State Parks, San Luis Obispo County

OPEN DATE:                        January 31, 2020      

CLOSING DATE:                 February 21, 2020                                                           

POSITION TITLE:              Biological Science Technician (Wildlife Specialist)

TYPE OF POSITION:         Term Appointment NTE 4 Years

Term Appointment with possibility for Benefits, Excepted Service Not to Exceed 4 years.

WORK SCHEDULE:           Full-Time, Maxi-Flex.  Monday – Friday with occasional weekends, early mornings, and evenings with occasional night work.

ANNOUNCEMENT #:         USDA-WS-20-05

Location:                                 Oceano State Parks, San Luis Obispo County

SERIES/GRADE:                 AD-0404-4/5/6 (Full Performance Level AD-0404-6)

SALARY:                                $38,069 – $61,722 per year (San Jose-SF-Oakland Locality Pay)

FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL     AD-0404-6

(https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2020/SF.pdf)

WHO MAY APPLY:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 18 years old
  • If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required).  Website: http://www.sss.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume-that supports your specialized experience as required in the announcement, resume should be in (month/ year) format and include the number of hours worked per week

Transcripts (if qualifying on education) DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

HOW TO APPLY:  Additional materials not listed above (i.e. position descriptions, training certificates, etc.) may not be considered.  Applicants who do not submit the required items listed above may not be considered.  Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted to the contact office and must be RECEIVED by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement.

Interested individuals should send a resume, transcripts, veteran documentation (if applicable) to the address listed here:

CONTACT OFFICE:
USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Service
3419 A Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-979-2675
Wendy Silva
Wendy.R.Silva@usda.gov

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you should need the forms identified in above paragraph, feel free to contact (916) 979-2675 for a copy.

DUTIES:

  • The incumbent performs duties relating to wildlife management and the use of control techniques and procedures (both lethal and nonlethal) for the purpose of controlling native and invasive wildlife damage to property, human health and safety, natural resources and agriculture.
  • Identifies predator, bird or rodent species by sight, sound, tracks, type of depredation or damage present; examine other appropriate evidence and correctly identify such damage situations and relate them to the depredating species.
  • Is responsible for organizing, conducting, and implementing direct control operations within a large geographical area as assigned by supervisor to control damage caused by avian or mammalian species.
  • Required to collect biological samples from mammals, birds, and/or the environment.
  • Required to have working knowledge of safe and proficient use of various firearms.
  • Incumbent maintains public contacts; providing technical assistance and formulating proper species’ selective wildlife damage management control strategies.
  • The incumbent is responsible for reporting accomplishments, problems encountered, work locations, etc. to supervisor. Prepares and assists others in preparing and submitting routine and special reports regarding daily, weekly or monthly activities, observations, events and other relevant data.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and equipment.
  • Incumbent will be required to have training in, and know how to use firearms, computers, traps, and related equipment utilized in wildlife damage management operations.
  • Incumbent is entrusted with, and is responsible for, Government-owned control equipment for which an inventory must be maintained and reported, including locations, acquisitions, returns and losses.

MINIMUM ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify, applicants MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

AD-4:  Qualification Requirements for Grade Level: 

Applicants must have 6 months of general experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. In addition to this, applicants need 6 months of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal service.  This experience is typically, or related to the work of the position being filled. Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience using lethal and non-lethal animal control techniques
  • Ability to identify various species of animals
  • Experience to work within local, state and national rules and regulations as they apply to wildlife policies and procedures
  • Experience with firearms
  • Experience preparing reports regarding activities, observations, events, and other relevant data collected

OR

Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, and mathematics with at least 6 of those 12 semester hours in wildlife.

 AD-5:  SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

Applicants must have 1 year specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of wildlife damage control techniques (including, but not limited to) predator, techniques, traps, and snares.
  • Prepare reports regarding activities, observations, events, and other relevant data collected.
  • Inspect and survey areas with the ability to recognize various wildlife.
  • Meeting and communicating with individuals or groups
  • Recognize habits, characteristics, and habitats occupied by a variety of wildlife species

OR

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study, or at least 24 semester hours, in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics, with at least 6 semester hours in wildlife.

 AD-6: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors.  Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience listed in AD-5 level plus:
  • Efficient with using and can provide training on control methods, procedures, technical aspects, and objectives used for wildlife damage control
  • Train on the control methods, procedures, technical aspects, and objectives used for wildlife damage control.
  • Contacting and developing working relationships with various parties, including but not limited to farmers, businesses, land owners, airports, natural resources, pest management, civil engineering, and other federal agencies.

OR

AD-6

One year of directly related graduate education (18 semester hours in Wildlife, unless defined differently by the school).

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE AT THE AD-4/5/6 GRADE LEVELS:

Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series.

Visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=AD-TECH

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid state driver’s license. Operation of Government-owned or leased vehicles is required.
  • As a condition of employment, appropriate security clearance is required for this position.
  • May be required to pass the certified pesticide applicator examination within 3 months after appointment
  • Position is subject to random and applicant drug testing.
  • Must have a knowledge of and be capable of using:
    • Working with the public and other cooperating agencies
    • Communication skills
    • Electronic equipment (GPS, Trimble, computer)
  • Must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and equipment.
  • In order to perform the essential duties of this position, you must have the legal and physical ability to possess and discharge firearms. You must be able to pass a government background check and meet any additional requirements to carry and use firearms. A background check will include answering questions about where you’ve lived, worked, went to school, and any military history or police records. Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check).

Emergency Response – APHIS is an emergency response agency.  This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS.  It is difficult to predict the frequency with which such emergency situations may occur – and could range from several emergencies in a year to none over the course of many years.  In the event that you are called upon to support an emergency program, this may require irregular working hours, including overtime, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description.  While some emergency program support assignments may be able to be performed at the employee’s current duty station, in other cases employees may be asked to go on-site to a temporary duty state location.  In addition, it may be necessary for employees to participate in multiple rotations to an emergency program assignment.  Attempts will be made to keep disruption to the employee to a minimum.

Failure to follow application instructions regarding filing appropriate forms and answering questions may result in loss of employment considerations for this position.  All applications must be signed, dated, and received by the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE: APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON A NEGATIVE DRUG TEST RESULT. INCUMBENTS OF THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE ON AN ONGOING BASIS AFTER APPOINTMENT, AS DIRECTED.

Carrying a firearm is a condition of employmentIn the passing of the Lautenberg Amendment, Congress passed legislation which prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition. If selected you will be required to sign the form, “Inquiry for Positions Requiring Possession of Firearms,” certifying that you meet this criteria.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy-Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Relocation costs will not be paid for this position.


4 February, 2020: Wildlife Biologist, Nomad Ecology, Martinez, CA

ABOUT NOMAD ECOLOGY, LLC
Nomad Ecology, LLC is a small environmental consulting firm in Martinez, CA that specializes in natural resource studies, biological resource documentation for public review documents, and Geographic Information System services.

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 15 years we have provided services for compliance 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 California’s wildlife and promote the use of sound science and current technologies available to wildlife 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’s listed and non-listed wildlife species is essential, with the ability to identify birds and nesting behavior. Previous handling experience with listed and other special-status wildlife species is a plus. 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, western pond turtle, Swainson’s hawk
  • Conduct construction monitoring and restoration/mitigation monitoring.
    • Perform pre-construction surveys for nesting birds and special-status wildlife species 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 in support of wildlife resource documents and produce tables documenting various wildlife species’ potential to occur
  • 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 wildlife 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 both 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 or on-call staff position based out of our office in Martinez, potentially eligible for benefits, and with the possibility to become full-time in the future. 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 Heath Bartosh at hbartosh@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 March 1st, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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


30 January, 2020: Environmental Inspector, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Las Vegas, NV

Overview

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

Our Las Vegas Office has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Inspector with experience in effective implementation of environmental compliance with the Federal, State and local levels of the government for major construction projects.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Environmental Inspector for large scale construction projects.
  • Responsible for the implementation of construction specific mitigation measures under the guidance of the Environmental Compliance Manager.
  • Responsible for promoting a positive field safety culture.
  • Identify non-compliance issues.
  • Able to effectively communicate and solve non-compliance issues.
  • Efficiently work in a team environment.
  • Prepare daily and weekly monitoring reports.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, botany, ecology, natural resource management, zoology environmental science or a related field .
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience completing biological monitoring, surveys and/or fieldwork; experience in SW region preferred.
  • Knowledge and ability to identify sensitive plant and wildlife species in the SW Region
  • Ability to record complete and accurate data
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/zx7gsdsvc3y5jb33


26 January, 2020: Senior Ecologist/Biologist, MIG, Inc.

MIG, Inc. is an award-winning national firm specializing in planning, design, communications, management, science, and technology. We believe that the environment around us has a profound impact on our lives. We plan, design, and sustain environments that support human development. Our shared vision is of a world where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. For over 35 years, MIG has engaged the talents and vitality of top professionals who share our commitment to biological and ecological science, landscape design, and green infrastructure engineering.

We are seeking a motivated, experienced professional for a Senior Ecologist/Biologist position in our Berkeley office. The ideal candidate will share our passion of working on important, transformative, sustainable, and resilient environmental projects and desire to help manage the environment in a time of rapid change and disruption.

Technical Responsibilities:

  1. Direct sales and marketing efforts and conduct business development.
  2. Prepare and manage the preparation of:
    • Habitat assessments and site surveys in a variety of ecosystems;
    • Sensitive and endangered species surveys;
    • Biological Assessments in support of Biological Opinions;
    • Support for environmental analysis, environmental impact reports and CEQA/NEPA biological impact analyses;
    • Caltrans biological documents;
    • Wetland delineations per federal and California Coastal Commission guidelines, including the arid west requirements;
    • Preconstruction surveys and biological monitoring;
    • Biological permit applications and consulting with clients on permit compliance issues;
    • GIS spatial analysis and mapping for biological assessments and habitat conservation planning; and
    • Habitat conservation plans, natural community protection plans, watershed protection plans.
  3. Manage projects, including the following tasks:
    • Maintain client relationships and identify the correct course of action to the client;
    • Develop and manage the schedule and the budget;
    • Give clear direction to MIG staff;
    • Set the standards for excellence, responsiveness, and accountability;
    • Manage subconsultants;
    • Review staff work products;
    • Keep informed of progress and problems and provide updates to management;
    • Represent MIG at meetings, hearings, and other public forums; and
    • Complete the process, as appropriate, to ensure client satisfaction.
  4. Prepare and deliver effective public presentations and lead working meetings with agencies and the public.
  5. Work cross-office with multidisclipinary teams including biologists, planners, community outreach specalists, and and landscape architects.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess an ability and passion for working with MIG’s landscape architecture and green infrastructure engineering professionals, to apply biological and ecological science to the restoration of degraded ecosystems. MIG sees opportunities for restoration ecology across a wide spectrum of urban as well as non-urban environments.

  • Degree in biology, ecology, botany, or related natural resources field
  • 5+ years of relevant project experience in environmental consulting, including familiarity with:
  • plant species identification using a dichotomous key
  • California wetland types and state and federal regulatory permitting processes
  • aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species identification and habitat assessment in California
  • construction monitoring/management and worker environmental awareness training
  • conducting fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary
  • Microsoft Office Suite; Google Suite; Adobe Acrobat Pro; and ArcGIS
  • Candidates must demonstrate independent judgment and an ability to make decisions and manage multiple priorities and people.
  • Strong organizational skills, diligence and attention to detail, and ability to research and solve analytical problems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey technical information in a clear, concise manner

 How to Apply

If you are passionate about planning and the natural environment and have the requested qualifications, please email your resume and a descriptive cover letter to hr@migcom.com. No phone calls or email inquiries, please.

We offer a comprehensive benefits program, flexible work schedule, a rewarding work environment, and a creative atmosphere. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. MIG values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time position. 


 

26 January, 2020: California Regulatory Permitting Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA

Monk & Associates (M&A) has an opening for a Regulatory Permitting Biologist. We are looking for someone with demonstrated regulatory permitting experience with two or more of the following agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Regulatory experience includes permit application preparation, submittal, and negotiation with respective agencies. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum 6 years of regulatory permitting experience working with wetlands and/or California sensitive wildlife and plant species.

Responsibilities could include:
Managing projects; Managing staff level biologists and support staff.
Assisting with field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
Interacting with resource agency personnel and our clients;
Preparing permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies. M&A has great support staff that will assist you with your preparation of these packages;
Preparing biological constraints analyses and biological resource sections of EIRs. Again, M&A has exceptional support staff that will assist you with preparing these documents, but you must show leadership and have technical expertise to both write and otherwise pull together permit application packages.

Key Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental biology, wildlife management, or botany, or closely related field. A minimum 6 years of consulting work experience in California. The following qualifications are also necessary:

Must have working knowledge of Northern California flora and/or fauna, and vegetation communities, or wetland communities..
Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, and/or the Clean Water Act.
Demonstrated experience writing biological site reports for projects in California.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Salary Range $85-$115K depending on levels of regulatory permitting experience. Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.

Please email your resume to the office manager, Chris Milliken at monkadmin@monkassociates.com.


26 January, 2020: Staff Level Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA

Monk & Associates, Inc. (M&A), is hiring a Staff Level Biologist, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species. We are interested in hiring a Staff Level Biologist, with project site biological that has been approved as a biological monitor by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for at least one FESA/CESA protected species.

Our ideal candidate must have a strong educational background in one of the following disciplines: botany, wetlands, and/or wildlife biology. Also, demonstrated field experience, and a basic understanding of environmental regulations including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Clean Water Act, and California and Federal Endangered Species Acts.

Tasks would include:

  • Biological construction monitoring
  • Assisting M&A staff with field surveys for plants and/or animals;
  • Assisting M&A staff with wetland delineations;
  • Assisting M&A staff with preparing survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies;
  • Assisting M&A staff with field surveys for plants and/or animals
  • Assisting M&A staff with the preparation of survey reports and permit application packages;

Key Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field. All candidates should have strong field skills.
  • A solid background and field experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
  • Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience, but generous per the industry standard.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.

Please email your resume to the office manager, Chris Milliken at monkadmin@monkassociates.com.


26 January, 2020: Wildlife Biologist, ICF, Gillette, WY

About ICF

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette – located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is centered around the mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description

As a Wildlife Biologist, 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 potentially 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 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 late 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.

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.
  • 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

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/R2000172

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.


20 January, 2020: Project Level Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc.

Monk & Associates, Inc., a biological consulting firm in Walnut Creek, California, has been in business since 1992 and specializes in the following:

  • Special-status plant and animal surveys for endangered and threatened plant and animal species.
  • Wetland delineations and assistance with acquiring permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)
  • Design and oversight in the construction of wetlands that include vernal pools, fresh and salt water marsh habitats, and stream channel enhancement wetlands
  • The preparation of EIR/EIS biology sections pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Preparation of Streambed Alteration Agreements for the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG)
  • Preparation of endangered species “incidental take permits” with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Preparation of biological constraints analyses, mitigation and monitoring plans, and habitat restoration plans
  • Due diligence reports which are prepared for our clients in advance of their acquisition of prospective development properties.

We are interested in hiring a project level biologist (college degree and minimum of 5 years work experience necessary). Monk & Associates’ strength is in its ability to integrate biological expertise with a depth of understanding of the environmental regulatory process. We look for this capacity in our prospective employees. Our ideal candidate must have a strong educational background in botany, wetlands, and/or wildlife biology, solid field experience, and a good understanding of environmental regulations (including CEQA, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act).

Responsibilities would include:

  • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
  • Conducting wetland delineations;
  • Preparing survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies;
  • Preparing biological constraints analyses for CEQA documents;

Key Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience, preferably with a biological consulting firm or agency (for example, CDFG, USFWS, RWQCB).
  • A solid background and experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and the Internet. Experience with ArcMap is a plus.
  • Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
  • Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, disability insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave.

Please email your resume to the Office Manager, Chris Milliken at monkadmin@monkassociates.com.


20 January, 2020:  California Regulatory Permitting Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc.

Monk & Associates (M&A) has an opening for a Regulatory Permitting Biologist. We are looking for someone with demonstrated regulatory experience with one or more of the following agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum 6 years of experience working as an environmental consultant, with California regulatory permitting experience, and preferably experience working with California endangered wildlife and plant species.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Managing projects;
  • Assisting with field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
  • Interacting with resource agency personnel and our clients;
  • Preparing permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies. M&A has great support staff that will assist you with your preparation of these packages;
  • Preparing biological constraints analyses and biological resource sections of EIRs. Again, M&A has exceptional support staff that will assist you with preparing these documents, but you must show leadership and have technical expertise to both write and otherwise pull together such documents.

Managing staff level biologists and support staff.

Key Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental biology, wildlife management, botany, or closely related field. A minimum 6 years of consulting work experience in California. The following qualifications are also necessary:

  • Must have working knowledge of Northern California flora and/or fauna, and vegetation communities. (Strong field skills a plus).
  • Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, and/or the Clean Water Act.
  • Demonstrated experience writing biological reports for projects in California.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience, but generous by industry standards.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.

Please email your resume to the office manager, Chris Milliken at monkadmin@monkassociates.com.


13 January, 2020:  Range Vegetation Technician, Roundup, Montana

Range Vegetation Technicians (3) needed.  1 position May 11 – July 31, 2020 and 2 positions May 11– June 26, 2020 for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings).  The study assesses demographics, population dynamics, 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, Science Technician, FWP; and Victoria Dreitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program and Avian Science Center Director, University of Montana, W. A. Franke College of Forestry & 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 hens or chicks 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 Feb 28, 2020; however, the positions will be filled earlier if suitable candidates are found.   To apply, email a cover letter (be sure to state if you want to be considered for the ½ summer or full summer position or both), résumé, and 3 references all within a single PDF or 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.

Project Summary:

The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a sagebrush-obligate species that was recently up for ESA listing.  The loss and degradation of sagebrush habitats has led to the extirpation of this species from over half of its historical range.  Due to large conservation efforts and cooperation by multiple agencies and private landowners to conserve and manage sage-grouse habitat, the sage-grouse was not listed, but USFWS will re-evaluate its status in 2020.  To maintain populations and habitat for this species, these conservation efforts need to continue.  Our study evaluates how conservation efforts through managed grazing directly affect sage-grouse vital rates (hen survival, nest success, chick survival—the 3 most important drivers of population growth in greater sage-grouse) and habitat.  Findings will inform federal and state grazing management programs as well as other landowners that incorporate wildlife interests into grazing management around the West.

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.


13 January, 2020:  Range Field Crew Leader, Roundup, Montana

Range Field Crew Leader (1) needed May 4, 2020 to Aug 7, 2020 (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, population dynamics, 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, Science Technician, FWP; and Victoria Dreitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program and Avian Science Center Director, University of Montana, W. A. Franke College of Forestry & 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 Science 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 range crew and ensuring that their 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 February 28, 2020; 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 PDF or MS Word attachment to Mark Szczypinski at: Mark.Szczypinski@mt.gov.  The subject heading of your email should read “Range Field Crew Leader”.  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.

Project Summary:

The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a sagebrush-obligate species that was recently up for ESA listing.  The loss and degradation of sagebrush habitats has led to the extirpation of this species from over half of its historical range.  Due to conservation efforts and cooperation by multiple agencies and private landowners to conserve and manage sage-grouse habitat, the sage-grouse was not listed, but USFWS will re-evaluate its status in 2020.  To maintain populations and habitat for this species, these conservation efforts need to continue.  Our study evaluates how conservation efforts through managed grazing directly affect sage-grouse vital rates (hen survival, nest success, chick survival—the 3 most important drivers of population growth in greater sage-grouse) and habitat.  Findings will inform federal and state grazing management programs as well as other landowners that incorporate wildlife interests into grazing management around the West.

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.


4 January, 2020: Wildlife Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates

We have an opening in our Los Gatos office for a wildlife ecologist. This person will be responsible for conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status wildlife species; completing habitat assessments; working on CEQA/NEPA projects; and drafting written reports. 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 and report-writing skills;
  • Minimum 2 years’ consulting or resource agency experience in California;
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna;
  • Experience with fisheries and/or special-status species of central California, such as the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, salt marsh harvest mouse, and California Ridgway’s rail.

Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with five offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary and medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401(k) with a generous employer match.

H.T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and transcripts through this link: https://bit.ly/39txm34


4 January, 2020: Senior Wildlife Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates

H.T. Harvey & Associates has an opening in our South San Francisco Bay Area office for an experienced wildlife ecologist/project manager. The duties expected of this position include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, federal and state Endangered Species Act consultations, and wildlife inventories and management plans, as well as managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts. Other key responsibilities include business development, marketing, proposal preparation, staff training and supervision, and recruiting.

Required qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience, with at least 3 years of management experience
  • Strong project management skills, including an ease with clients and strong organizational abilities for tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and subcontractors
  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred), solid field experience, strong ecological knowledge, and experience in ecological consulting, particularly in California
  • Experience providing guidance to clients regarding federal and state wildlife regulations, including CEQA/NEPA and Endangered Species Acts
  • Solid technical writing ability
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Additional qualifications:

  • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends) as needed
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying upwards of 50 pounds, and otherwise maintain good physical condition
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with five offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary and medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401(k) with a generous employer match.

H.T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and transcripts through this link: https://bit.ly/2Lh4dPT


4 January, 2020: Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview
Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

SWCA’s Pasadena office is actively seeking a Natural Resources Project Manager to join our growing multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California. In this position, you will manage projects, take a lead role in pursuing project opportunities, manage field teams, and mentor staff with a focus on utility clients. Your work will expand SWCA’s professional reputation in natural resources management and research throughout California and beyond, and you will be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will collaborate with peers, maintain SWCA’s standards of excellence, and support the continuing development of SWCA’s Natural Resource Program.

Responsibilities

  • Manage natural resources and multi-disciplinary projects, develop and manage project budgets and schedules, and provide timely, high-quality work that achieves client goals.
  • Assist with the supervision of staff within the Utility Services Program. Ensure professional and technical excellence and quality through project staffing and QA/QC assignments
  • Oversee preparation of biological documents and deliverables.
  • Provide report QA/QC.
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients and public agencies.
  • Lead and participate in marketing and proposal efforts.
  • Work directly with clients and regulatory agencies to ensure regulatory compliance and facilitate project approvals.
  • Support the professional development of staff biologists through direct supervision and the management of project teams.
  • Conduct fieldwork and manage field teams as needed.
  • Support your peers in meeting client needs, staffing projects, and take initiative in team development and cohesion.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, environmental sciences, or a closely related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience working with major utility clients
  • Demonstrated experience working with on-call contracts
  • Three (3) or more years of experience managing projects, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work.
  • Familiarity with Southern California flora and fauna.
  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, and natural resources permitting.
  • Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., restoration ecology, botany, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.).

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/mk285htpvtng9t3v

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21 December, 2019: CEQA Planner/ Assistant Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a CEQA Planner and Assistant Project Manager/Project Manager with experience assisting Lead Agencies and managing the preparation of environmental and planning documents for our San Luis Obispo office. This is a regular, full-time salaried position that is a career growth opportunity to join SWCA’s expanding California practice. Assistant Project Manager/Project Manager role will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

SWCA’s San Luis Obispo’s office has been providing environmental planning and consulting services for over 30 years and is well known on the Central Coast for having a positive and collaborative office culture. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment, competitive wages, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as assistant project manager / project manager for CEQA documents prepared for a variety of projects;
  • Help manage multidisciplinary teams of SWCA staff and sub-consultants;
  • Support on-call planning and environmental services contracts with local agencies;
  • Write various sections of CEQA documents and review/edit other sections prepared by technical specialists;
  • Manage and coordinate complex CEQA documents;
  • Conduct business development, including client outreach, preparing proposals, and conducting interviews and presentations;
  • Ensure CEQA project quality, schedule, and budget objectives;
  • Make client and public presentations of CEQA documents;
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively;
  • Work closely with project managers, directors, and principals throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherences to its mission, vision, and values; and,
  • Contribute to expanding SWCA’s professional reputation in environmental consulting.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning or a related field. Master’s degree a plus.
  • A minimum of at least four (4) years of applicable experience in environmental consulting and planning, including current planning, preparing CEQA documents, and/or related planning services.
  • Of the four years of applicable experience, a minimum of at least two must include experience with the preparation or management of CEQA documents and projects.
  • Excellent written, logic, organizational, oral, analytical, and document management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout California.
  • Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management responsibilities.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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12 December, 2019: Associate Biologist, WRECO
WRECO is an award-winning engineering consulting firm established in 1995 with offices in Walnut Creek, Oakland, San Jose, and Elk Grove CA. We develop innovative solutions for civil engineering, water resources, geotechnical engineering, and environmental projects. WRECO resolves sophisticated engineering and environmental problems in local communities, watersheds, streams, wetlands, estuaries and coastal areas with feasible and cost-effective solutions. As a certified Green Business, we understand the importance of sustainability. We consider the environment for every project in which we are involved. To learn more about our projects, please visit us at http://wreco.com.

We have an immediate opening for an Associate Biologist with at least seven years of professional experience in preparing regulatory agency permit applications, wildlife/conservation biology, and natural resource planning or restoration ecology to join our thriving offices.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop regulatory permit applications for regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Conduct Wetlands and Waters of the U.S. Jurisdictional Delineation and Reports
  • Develop restoration/mitigation strategies and write Mitigation and Monitoring Plans
  • Perform biological resources assessments and prepare Biological Resource Studies
  • Perform surveys for sensitive plant and animal species and document the listed and special-status plant species survey results
  • Incorporate wildlife surveys and habitat assessments into reports
  • Perform impacts and effects analysis on natural resources
  • Initiate Section 7 Consultation under the Federal Endangered Species Act

What You Need to Have:

  • Proficient technical writing skills and document preparation experience
  • Experience with regulatory permit applications for agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Ability to read construction plans
  • Previous FWS/NMFS approval for handling listed species
  • Experience delineating wetlands and waters according to federal and state definitions
  • Experience conducting plant and wildlife surveys
  • Demonstrated GIS experience, including preparing figures and spatial analysis
  • Prior experience working with local agencies and Caltrans is a plus

Your Professional Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in biology and/or chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences, and environmental sciences/studies.
  • You have 7+ years of experience in wildlife/conservation biology, natural resource planning, and/or restoration ecology

Application Procedure:
Please send us your resume and cover letter to info@wreco.com (tell us why this opportunity piqued your interest!). In the subject line of your email, please include the following: “WRECO – Associate Biologist – YOUR NAME.”
Please include a two-page writing sample with your application. The sample must be independently prepared by the applicant.
Candidates who move forward in the final selection process will be subject to a reference check as a condition of our hiring policy.
WRECO offers an excellent company paid benefits package including health, dental, vision, longterm disability insurance and Simple IRA with employer match. WRECO is a proud equal
opportunity workplace.