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 17 February, 2017: Biologist, On-call/part-time, Transcon Environmental

Classification:  On-call/part-time position

Title:  Biologist

Description:  Transcon Environmental is seeking on-call biologists with experience working in Utah to assist in environmental compliance, surveys, and construction monitoring activities.  Positions will be filled as projects demand.  These positions are primarily field-based, requiring biological surveys of project sites and on-site monitoring of construction sites.  The successful applicants shall be located in Utah, while applicants near Vernal, Utah will be favored.  Applicants should be able to work long days in the field, in both the winter and summer.  This is an on-call position, and hours will vary from 0-30 hours per week based on project needs, with potential for the position to become full-time.

Location:  Transcon’s office in Draper, Utah would be the reporting location for the position, although remote applicants already located near Vernal would be favored.

Salary and benefits:  Should this position become a full time equivalent position Transcon offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare, disability and life insurance and 401(k) retirement plan as well as paid time off and holidays.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. This will be a non-exempt (hourly) position that will pay overtime in accordance applicable laws.

Qualifications:  Applicants should have a degree in biology and previous experience performing biological resource surveys in Utah.

Contact Person:  Kevin Collins, Director of Human Resources

Application e-mail:  kcollins@transcon.com


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 17 February, 2017: Senior Biologist, Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Senior Biologist / Project Manager with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our Pasadena, CA office.

We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with business acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include developing and implementing scientific studies, leading survey and technical assessment efforts, natural resource planning, staff coordination, project management, and business development. An important aspect of the work will involve staff mentorship and senior technical review of reports.

About SWCA:

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals with expertise in natural and cultural resources management and environmental permitting. Our Pasadena office works on diverse natural resources related projects across many business lines, including renewable energies, utilities, infrastructure, transportation, habitat restoration, and mitigation banking.

The Senior Biologist / Project Manager is a regular, full-time, salaried position. SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). This position will also have the opportunity to join SWCA’s scientific leadership program, which allows top subject matter experts to make regular contributions to corporate strategies, provide input to all levels of the company, and be recognized and rewarded for distinguished productivity and achievements.

  • Work closely with project teams to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs and can withstand agency and public scrutiny.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Lead biological technical assessment and survey efforts including preparing and providing peer review for technical reports and environmental permits such as biological resource assessments and constraints analyses, CWA Section 404/401 permitting, and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements.
  • Conduct scientific assessment, statistical analyses, and modeling.
  • Manage a variety of projects, including maintaining budgets, schedules, and quality of service.
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field personnel.
  • Provide technical support at public and/or agency meetings.
  • Work with Corporate accounting department to review invoices, expenditures and project audits for projects/tasks.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • Work closely with SWCA’s resource scientists and environmental planners, managers and directors in both natural and cultural resources throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Contribute to business development through outreach to existing clients, responding to client requests for cost estimates and scopes of work, and contributing to proposals.
  • Uphold SWCA’s safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree highly desired.
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in environmental consulting.
  • Working knowledge of Southern California natural resources .
  • The ideal candidate will possess experience delineating jurisdictional waters, preparing jurisdiction determination (JD) reports and permit applications, and have strong wildlife and plant identification skills. Exceptional technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports and other deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Experience with CEQA/NEPA and environmental permitting (e.g., CWA Sec 404/401, CDFW LSAA and ITP)
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner.
  • Experience managing technical subcontractors and ensuring technical excellence.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, track work progress across multiple projects.
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner.
  • Effectively discuss technical concepts to non-specialist clients and the public.
  • Able to work independently and collaborate with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives.
  • Must possess a commitment to quality on projects of all sizes and scopes.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/kzcfrnbdr4

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 17 February, 2017: Wildlife Biologist, Weaverville District, Sierra Pacific Industries

Our Wildlife and Botany Program has an opening for a Wildlife Biologist to help manage forestlands in the Klamath and Coastal ranges.  The position will deal primarily with wildlife issues, but familiarity with botany issues is desirable. The position will be based at our Weaverville office, with primary geographic focus area in Trinity and Humboldt Counties.

PRIMARY DUTIES

• Perform and document field surveys for animals and occasionally plants.
• Adhere to any permit requirements for animal surveys and reporting.
• Recommend short- and long-term management strategies for these species.
• Query/analyze data and write reports dealing with biological issues in environmental documents.
• Publish results of scientific studies.
• Attend harvest review meetings with regulators.
• Train other members of the Forestry Division on biological issues.
• Speak to groups and organizations about our wildlife and botany programs.
• Field work performing potentially arduous physical activities in a safe manner such as hiking in rough and steep terrain, conducting surveys at all hours of the day or night, or working in remote locations in all types of weather.
• Occasional need to travel to remote forest sites throughout the Company’s California ownership in the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor degree in wildlife biology, forestry, botany, or related natural resource field.
• Two or more years of experience associated with the primary duties listed above.
• Familiarity with spotted owls, goshawks, and other wildlife species in the focus counties.
• Ability to identify fish and wildlife species in the focus geographic area.
• An understanding of federal and state rules and laws dealing with timber and wildlife.
• Map and photo interpretation ability.
• Computer skills – Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint).
• Personable with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to successfully work with state and federal regulators.
• Valid driver license required and quad-runner experience is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and a resume by February 24, 2017 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
P. O. Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049-6011

PNiemer@spi-ind.com

 Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. We own and manage nearly 1.9 million acres of timberland in California and Washington, and we are the second largest lumber producer in the United States. Sierra Pacific is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment while providing quality wood products, renewable power for consumers, and good jobs in communities in which we operate. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where over 4,500 crew members are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become a part of our team.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full health benefits plan with low cost premiums, both 401k Match and Retirement Contributions, and life insurance paid for by the Company.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.


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 15 February, 2017: Biological Field Technician, SWCA Environmental Consultants

About the opportunity  

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 Pasadena office is seeking a part time, temporary Biological Field Technician to support a variety of biological studies including desert tortoise studies.

What you will accomplish  

Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, and biological evaluations and assessments. Collect field data, including identification of fauna and flora. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms. Photograph and record appropriate habitat, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will perform safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. Ability to drive a 4-wheel-drive vehicle on rugged, back-country roads.

Experience and qualifications for success  

Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management preferred

  • Must have experience with vegetation identification, accurate data collection procedures, and data entry QA/QC
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Candidates with Southern California natural resources, wetlands, desert tortoise, and technical writing experience are preferred

How to Apply:

Please apply on the SWCA website: https://www.swca.com/careers


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 10 February, 2017: Summer Internship, Nevada Department of Transportation

NDOT Environmental Services is hoping to hire 2 summer interns through our Public Service Intern program.  Duties will include field surveys, GIS mapping, and data management.  Interested parties need to go to the Nevada Employee Action and Timekeeping System (NEATS), set up an account, and apply for either the Public Service Intern 1 (undergraduates students / recruitment #30542) or Public Service Intern #2 (graduate students / recruitment #30544).  The link to NEATS is:  https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/admin/Home.aep

In order to be considered for the Biology Section of Environmental Services, the applicant must note their interests as biology, wildlife, plants, or other closely related field.

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 10 February, 2017: Senior Environmental Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership.

Responsibilities will include business development, project management, developing and implementing scientific studies, leading surveys, natural resource planning, and staff coordination. An important aspect of the work will involve staff mentorship and technical review of reports. It is anticipated that low to moderate travel will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position.

The Senior Project Manager candidate will have expertise in all aspect of permitting, CEQA and NEPA, facility siting and constraints studies, program management for energy and other infrastructure projects. Experience in specialty areas including electric and gas transmission and distribution, renewable energy, water resources, and utilities is highly valued. Skills include the ability to manage large and complex projects and milestones within schedule and budget expectations and primarily be responsible for QA/QC oversight of field data to support report-writing and permitting. The ideal applicant will be experienced in managing multiple components and multidisciplinary staff to complete project permitting requirements.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree highly desired
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management
  • Minimum of three (5) years of experience in environmental consulting
  • Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
  • Experience of working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists
  • Ability to promote SWCAs services internally and externally
  • Experience of managing ecological subcontractors and ensuring technical excellence
  • Experience in writing technical reports
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and plant identification skills; familiarity with state and federal Endangered Species Acts, excellent writing skills, and ability to record accurate field notes required
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner.
  • Experience with staff and project team supervisor
  • Desire to thrive in a highly collaborative team atmosphere

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/hzdb8qn225

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 10 February, 2017: On-Call Biological Technician, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

SWCA’s Pasadena office is expanding our team and seeking one or more on-call hourly Biological Technicians to support a variety of environmental projects involving a range of field and office duties. Work hours may vary seasonally, and depending on project needs and your skills. On-call staff are requested for work as it becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. As the Pasadena Natural Resources group continues to grow, additional opportunities for advancement will be available.

Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, nesting bird surveys, and biological evaluations and assessments. Collect field data, record and identify fauna and flora. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms. Photograph and take detailed notes of habitats, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles safely, including operation of 4-wheel-drive vehicles on rugged, back-country roads. Follow industry-leading safety check-in and reporting procedures. Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field work and reporting requirements. Understand project environmental requirements and the applicable laws and regulations protecting biological resources. Complete desktop analyses, web-based database queries, prepare technical reports describing the methods, results, recommendations, and regulatory background for projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management preferred
  • Must have experience with flora and fauna identification, accurate data collection and entry procedures, and data entry QA/QC
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Southern California natural resources, wetlands, desert tortoise, nesting birds, and/or plants.
  • Technical writing experience

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/44bfmgxhht

PI96780294


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31 January, 2017: Part-Time Entry-Level Terrestrial Biologists and Botanists, North State Resources, Inc.
North State Resources, Inc. (NSR), a leading provider of natural resources management and environmental compliance services in California, is recruiting part-time biologists to perform habitat assessments and surveys for special-status species and other sensitive biological resources at numerous sites throughout California.  These are part-time positions supporting multiple projects with variable staffing needs.  Project tasks primarily consist of field work; other tasks include performing preliminary desktop analysis, preparing technical reports, and assisting with other deliverables as needed.  Specific responsibilities include conducting habitat assessments, special-status plant and animal surveys, nesting bird surveys, worker environmental awareness training, and biological monitoring.  All relevant project background information and instructions are provided for each site, and all work is performed under the guidance of NSR senior staff.

Qualifications:  Desired qualifications for these positions are a Bachelor’s or higher degree in botany, wildlife, biological sciences, environmental sciences, or a related field; experience conducting field surveys in the region and completing associated documentation; working knowledge of relevant environmental statutes and regulations (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Game Code); and excellent organization and communication skills.  A clean DMV record and compliance with NSR safety protocols and procedures are required.

Application Process:  Visit our website at www.nsrnet.com.   Click on the CAREERS tab.  Download and save the application package, complete the resume form and employment application, and submit in Microsoft Word format to employment@nsrnet.com.  Include any relevant training, permit authorizations (e.g., [10(a)1(A)], or certifications held.

NSR is a 50-person firm that consults in physical, biological, and environmental sciences and regulatory compliance.  The firm is headquartered in Redding, where it was founded in 1980, and has offices in Sacramento and Chico.  Our project portfolio is very diverse and provides staff with challenging and stimulating assignments.  We value and endeavor to maintain a collaborative work environment that encourages and rewards individual initiative and innovation.  Our mission is to achieve growth and team-wide rewards by engaging our staff and clients in interesting, productive, and successful project work.  NSR is an equal-opportunity employer.


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13 January, 2017: Wildlife Biologist/Regulatory Specialist, EMC Planning Group Inc.

 Located in Monterey, EMC Planning Group Inc. has provided award-winning land use planning, resource assessment, design, land use entitlement, and environmental services to both public and private clients for over 38 years. A detailed description of the services we provide, our company culture, and sample projects can be found at our website: www.emcplanning.com.

We are currently seeking a wildlife biologist to provide consulting services on a wide variety of projects throughout coastal and central California. Duties will include CEQA/NEPA biological resource impact analyses and technical reports, general biological field surveys, focused surveys/habitat assessments for special-status wildlife species, jurisdictional wetland and waterway delineation, and regulatory agency coordination/permitting/compliance support.

Qualifications for the position include a B.S. or B.A. in biology, ecology, natural sciences, or another relevant field; a Master’s degree is preferred. The candidate must have a minimum of three to five years of experience biological impact assessment. CEQA compliance experience is required.

We are looking for a biologist with clear and concise technical writing competency, proven project management and budget tracking abilities, strong proposal preparation/client interaction and marketing skills, regulatory agency permitting knowledge, extensive field experience with wildlife species found in coastal and central California, patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm. The ideal candidate will possess advanced computer skills, habitat mapping and GPS capability, and private biological consulting experience. We are looking for a team player with a professional attitude and cooperative communication style. Mitigation site planning, permitting, and monitoring experience are a plus.

For consideration, please email your resume to robinson@emcplanning.com. Position and salary DOE. Position available immediately in Monterey, California.


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13 January, 2017: Detection Dog Handler, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening for a variable part-time (approximately 30-35 hours per week) detection dog handler position anticipated to extend into 2019 to support a project near Livermore, California. This person will handle trained scent detection dogs on wildlife surveys and house, care for, and conduct maintenance training for one or more program detection dogs. Job duties will include conducting surveys, recording survey and weather data using iPad templates, and uploading iPad data to a server each day. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions.
Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience training and handling highly skilled dogs. For example, experience may be based upon canine scent detection work, K9 Nose Work, or training and using dogs for search and rescue missions.
    Candidates with a B.S. and direct relevant experience are preferred.

Additional qualifications

  • Valid, state-issued driver license and familiarity with 4WD vehicles
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low-impact principles
  • Knowledge and practical experience with reward-based dog training and handling methods

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and 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.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=21183&lang=en_US&source=CC3 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, 2017: Biological Monitor, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure Inc., Riverside, CA

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure Inc. is seeking an experienced On-call and Fulltime Field Biologists to assist with projects in the greater Riverside, CA. area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct fieldwork in various areas
  • Provide technical expertise in a botany and / or wildlife biology
  • Data collection and documentation
  • Must indicate whether you have served as a Biological Monitor or an Authorized Biologist for a construction project

Skills / Qualifications

  • At least three to five (3-5) years of experience conducting biological field studies in the western United States
  • Expertise in the disciplines mentioned above with an understanding of native plant communities as well as plant and wildlife species in desert and great basin habitats
  • Excellent understanding of field data collection methods and survey protocols including use of GPS units
  • Experience providing high quality field notes and other survey documentation (photos, complete data forms, GPS points, etc.)
  • Ability to work well with other field team members and under rugged conditions
  • Willingness to travel via helicopter if necessary
  • May involve some weekend and holiday work
  • S. in biology or related field is preferred but experience can be substituted

If you believe you have the necessary knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to succeed in this position, then we would like to hear from you.

 To Apply: Apply on our website at the following link

https://amecfw-usexternal.icims.com/jobs/15093/job

 Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Our Environment & Infrastructure Americas business is a leading environment and infrastructure, engineering, consulting and project management organization with about 150 offices and more than 5,500 employees. Our team of professionals provides a full range of services to clients in a wide range of sectors including government services, clean energy, industrial/pharmaceutical, water, transportation/infrastructure, mining and oil & gas.

We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

By submitting your resume, you consent to Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited sharing this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities for which you may be suitable.


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5 January, 2017: Mid-Level Wildlife Biologist, Environmental Science Associates, Petaluma, CA

Title – Mid-Level Wildlife Biologist
Location – Petaluma, CA
Closing Date – 3/5/17
Contact Info – http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=6464889A0195E7356E25FEDB2858E218?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=295

About the Company:

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

 About the Position:

The ESA Northern California Region is seeking a Mid-Level Wildlife Biologist to work in our Petaluma office. The preferred candidate will have a strong background and experience in state and federal endangered species regulations and environmental documentation. Prior experience in developing biological resources sections of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance documents and Incidental Take Permit applications and Biological Assessments for compliance with the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts is a requirement.

Responsibilities:

Candidate must be able to demonstrate experience in the preparation of applications for permits and approvals under Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act, Section 2081 of the California Fish and Game Code, and biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents are required. Field experience with Northern California wildlife species is also required. Possession of Section 10a1A recovery permits for Northern California species and experience with preparing Habitat Conservation Plans and Natural Community Conservation Plans are preferred. Other desired qualifications include strong technical writing and critical thinking skills. You will need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, as you’ll be expected to manage small to medium-sized projects and/or wildlife biology tasks within larger projects. You will work on exciting and challenging projects that may include environmental permitting and compliance services for transportation, energy, monitoring, habitat restoration water/wastewater, commercial and residential development, and land management planning clients.

Requirements:

This position requires a bachelors’ degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 4-6 years working in wildlife biology and the regulatory permitting arena with experience in environmental consulting.

 Benefits:

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

How to Apply:

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

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=6464889A0195E7356E25FEDB2858E218?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=295

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


 

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5 January, 2017: Sage-Grouse Research Technicians, Roundup, Montana

Sage-Grouse Research Technicians (4) needed. Two are needed from Mar 20 – Aug. 4, 2017, and 2 are needed from Apr 3 – Aug 4, 2017 (With a probable extension of 2 positions until Sept 1, 2017), 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; Dr. David Naugle, Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and Science Advisor to NRCS’s Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Joe Smith, Ph.D., The 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 with 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 of 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 Feb. 20, 2017 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 Lorelle Berkeley at: lberkeley@mt.gov AND Mark Szczypinski at: mszczypinski.fwp@gmail.com. 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.

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 the sagebrush habitats has led to 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 USFWSD 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.


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5 January, 2017: Range Vegetation Technicians, Roundup, Montana

Range Vegetation Technicians (4) needed May 1 – Aug 4, 2017 (with the possibility of extending 1-2 technicians through Aug 18, 2017) 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; Dr. David Naugle, Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and Science Advisor to NRCS’s Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Joe Smith, Ph.D., The 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 identification and measurement, 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 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 17, 2017 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 Lorelle Berkeley at: lberkeley@mt.gov AND Mark Szczypinski at: mszczypinski.fwp@gmail.com. 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 the sagebrush habitats has led to 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 USFWSD 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.


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5 January, 2017: Range Field Crew Leader, Roundup, Montana

Range Field Crew Leader (1) needed Apr 24, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 (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; Dr. David Naugle, Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and Science Advisor to NRCS’s Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Joe Smith, Ph.D., The University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation.

The crew leader will supervise (and assist) a crew of 4 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 proofing, 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 on a daily basis. 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, range science, vegetation ID, 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 sagegrouse 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 sagegrouse crew is imperative; thus the range crew leader must have excellent communication and interpersonal 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 $2,332/month plus free shared housing with internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions.

Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2017 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 Lorelle Berkeley at: lberkeley@mt.gov AND Mark Szczypinski at: mszczypinski.fwp@gmail.com. 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.

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 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.


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9 December, 2016: Biological Monitor, Environmental Science Associates 

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 475-person environmental consulting firm with a national reputation as an industry leader with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida. We currently have strategic growth trajectory expected within the next 5 years that will increase our staffing numbers and office locations. ESA specializes in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance. For more than 45 years, our scientists and technical specialists have provided critical thinking and measured analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and enduring solutions. Our skilled managers, scientists, planners and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future and good environmental stewardship. ESA was founded on the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and credibility.

About the Position:

ESA is seeking a Biological Monitor who must be experienced with one or more of these species: San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander, or Swainson’s hawk. The Biological Monitor should be sufficiently experienced with one or more of these species to gain agency approval. Qualified candidates must demonstrate compliance monitoring experience and the ability to perform all aspects of biological monitoring on large, linear construction projects. The geographic area of work is California central valley, primarily the vicinity of Fresno, California. Direct experience surveying, handling and monitoring San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander and/or Swainson’s hawk is preferred. Experience provided for each of these species must include permit numbers worked under (where applicable), past project contacts and references. Experience for target species must also include duties performed and observational information including number of survey days, number of individuals and sign type observed, number of individuals handled, etc. Include relevant workshops attended and dates.

Requirements:

At a minimum, successful candidates must fulfill the following requirements and duties:

  • Ability to be approved at a minimum as a general monitor by USFWS and CDFW for San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander, or Swainson’s hawk
  • Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with mitigation/permit requirements
  • Accurately communicate and document conditions
  • Identify and accurately communicate compliance concerns and potential non-compliance
  • Write and maintain daily monitoring and inspection logs, including entry into an online database
  • Enter data into an on-line GIS mapping application
  • Submit observations to the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB)
  • Present an education program

Benefits:

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

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=ABDFFA41668B5C3D95B6EECA77934AE3?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=291

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


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9 December, 2016: Seasonal Fire Positions, USDA Forest Service

Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest


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17 November, 2016:  Restoration Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a staff level restoration ecologist. The selected candidate will work on ecological restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring projects in a variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, estuarine, oak woodland, grassland, semi-arid, and others).

Required qualifications:

  • academic background in restoration or plant ecology,
  • expertise in some or most of the following: soil science; habitat restoration design; plant ecology; wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy,
  • solid technical writing ability,
  • strong communication and collaboration skills, and
  • willingness to travel throughout California and beyond.

Additional qualifications:

  • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • 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

Candidates with an M.S. or PhD are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and 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.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=19241&lang=en_US&source=CC3 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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17 November, 2016: On-call Tortoise Biologist, Transcon Environmental

Description:  Transcon Environmental is seeking several on-call wildlife biologists with experience working with the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) to assist in environmental compliance, surveys, and construction monitoring activities.  Positions will be filled as projects demand.  These positions are primarily field-based, requiring biological surveys of project sites, and on-site monitoring of construction sites.  The successful applicants should live in or near Arizona, Southern California, Nevada or Utah.  Applicants should be able to work long days in the desert.  This is an on-call position, and hours will vary from 0 – 60 hours per week based on project needs.  Workers will be reimbursed for expenses such as food and lodging when traveling.  Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work.  Offers of employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment and annual drug and alcohol test.  This will be a non-exempt (hourly) position that will pay overtime in accordance with state wage and hour laws.

Location:  Mojave Desert

Salary:  TBD

Qualifications:  Applicants should have a degree in an environmental resource field.  Previous desert tortoise experience is required.  A history as an authorized desert tortoise monitor or authorized biologist is desirable.  Prior attendance to a Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques Workshop and previous construction monitoring are a plus.

Start Date:  Immediately

Contact Person:  Heather Duncan, HR Manager

Application E-mail:  hduncan@transcon.com

Contact Preference:  E-mail


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