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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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


29 March, 2020: Restoration Biologist, River Partners

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

Organizational Summary:

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

Position Description:

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

Some of the Essential Functions and Responsibilities include:

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

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

To apply email your resume & cover letter to:

jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Chico Biologist

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


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

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

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

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

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Working Conditions/Physical Effort:

Work Environment

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


29 March, 2020:  California Central Coast Joint Venture Conservation Coordinator – San Luis Obispo, CA
https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=64

American Bird Conservancy: California Central Coast Joint Venture Conservation Coordinator
Supervisor: ABC Vice President Western Region
Location: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Submission Deadline: April 3, 2020

Position Summary: American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in coordination with the California Central Coast Joint Venture (C3JV) partnership, and California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), seeks a Joint Venture Coordinator to lead the C3JV and oversee its daily operations. The mission of the C3JV is to conserve the native birds and habitats of the California Central Coast and, in so doing, support collaborative and coordinated science, policy, management, restoration, education, and protection efforts to ensure the long-term ecological and economic health of the California Central Coast region.

We seek a highly motivated, self-starting and collaborative individual to develop a strategic, landscape oriented, partnership-driven approach to integrated conservation in California’s Central Coast Region. The successful applicant will lead the C3JV partnership and Management Board by developing and delivering science-based habitat conservation projects and programs, including the creation of a C3JV Implementation Plan, facilitating project development with partners and fundraising for the C3JV and its projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a C3JV Implementation Plan. The initial task of the C3JV Coordinator will be to develop the operations and structure of the C3JV and draft an approved C3JV Implementation Plan within one year of hiring. The Implementation Plan will build conservation partnerships, identify priority conservation targets, develop action plans that can be implemented by the Coordinator or C3JV partners, secure additional funding and build a robust and active conservation collaborative to protect priority birds, their habitats and other taxa in the California Central Coast.
  • Coordinate with the C3JV Board. Work closely with the C3JV Board and ensure relevant tasks are implemented, identified products are completed and outcomes achieved, and information, conservation actions and people are well informed and able to work collaboratively.
  • Oversee C3JV Operations.
    • Organize, facilitate, and implement meetings, workshops and electronic updates to strengthen C3JV partnership and structure.
    • Provide oversight regarding the development and implementation of projects; and evaluate and report short- and long-term results.
    • Stimulate technical and media support for Joint Venture activities and projects.
    • Develop and manage budgets and funding allocations related to C3JV operations.
  • Work with the faculty and students at Cal Poly.
    • Regularly interact with Cal Poly students, faculty and staff in Biological Sciences and other relevant departments on C3JV activities.
    • Facilitate Cal Poly student “learn by doing” conservation opportunities.
  • Work with ABC staff, other JVs and other partners. Work with other ABC staff and other JVs and partners to advance the C3JV Implementation Plan and share lessons learned and technical expertise.
  • Fundraise. Work the ABC’s Development Department and with Cal Poly’s Office of Research and Economic Development to secure funding for C3JV operations and projects.
  • Be a public spokesperson for conservation.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field—an advanced degree is desired, but not required. The desired applicant will also have at least five years of relevant experience and have a strong knowledge of biological resources, private lands conservation, and/or adaptive resource management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, including technical proficiency writing and reviewing scientific literature.
  • Proven proposal/grant writing and project management skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of basic geospatial analysis and basic statistics is desired.
  • Demonstrated success working with partners, networks, and governments.
  • Applicants should be knowledgeable or willing to learn about state and federal habitat conservation programs, policies and laws/regulations.
  • Applicants should exhibit a working knowledge, or willingness to learn about, the USFWS Strategic Habitat Conservation approach and a basic understanding of the Joint Venture “Matrix”.
  • Exercise patience, tact, understanding and respect in addressing and balancing a variety of perspectives and interests that influence the partnership’s direction and priorities.

Coordinator Location/Term:

  • The C3JV Coordinator will be hired as an employee of American Bird Conservancy and will be entitled to all the benefits and administrative support that comes with being an employee. The position will be supervised by ABC in coordination with the C3JV Management Board.
  • The position will be located in office space provided by California Polytechnic State University on the San Luis Obispo, CA campus.
  • The position is currently funded for two years, with the continuation of this position strongly anticipated with additional fundraising success.
  • Salary dependent on experience, but comparable to other Joint Venture Coordinators.
  • The position will involve significant travel (~25% of time) throughout the Central Coast Region and, at times, on short notice.

About ABC: ABC (http://www.abcbirds.org) is the only conservation group whose sole mission is to conserve native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. ABC accomplishes its mission through direct action and by engaging the people, groups, resources, and strategies needed to succeed. It undertakes the full spectrum of bird conservation issues using advocacy and habitat conservation strategies.

About Joint Ventures: (https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/bird-conservation-partnership-and-initiatives/migratory-bird-joint-ventures.php) Migratory Bird joint ventures are collaborative, regional partnerships of government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes, and individuals that conserve habitat for the benefit of priority bird species, other wildlife, and people. Joint ventures bring these diverse partners together under the guidance of national and international bird conservation plans to design and implement landscape-scale conservation efforts. Joint ventures are models for collaborative conservation in the 21st century, using state-of-the-art science to ensure that diverse habitat is available to sustain migratory bird populations for the benefit of those species, other wildlife, and the public.


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

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

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

 Management and Operations

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

Outreach and Communications

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

Partnerships

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

Fund Development

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

Board Relations

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

COMPENSATION

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

LOCATION

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed resume

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

Background check and references may be required.


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

 Who We Are

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who You Are

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

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

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

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

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

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

What You Will Do for ESA

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

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

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

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

What ESA Will Do for You

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

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

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

What’s Special About Our Los Angeles Office

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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


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

Who We Are

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who You Are

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

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

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

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

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

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

What You Will Do for ESA

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

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

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

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

What ESA Will Do for You

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

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

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

What’s Special About Our Los Angeles Office

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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


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

About ICF

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

Job Description

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

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week from March through late June with the possibility of through the end of 2020. This seasonal On-Call position has the potential for promotion to a full-time position in the future. Work would be based out of the Fort Collins office but would require travel throughout Wyoming.

Key Responsibilities

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

Basic Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Skills/Experience:

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

Professional Skills:

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

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

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.


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

$14.20 – $18.93 per Hour
Tahoma, CA

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

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

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

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

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

Application Details:

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

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

Sciences is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


 

25 February, 2020: Biologist On-Call, ICF, Central California

Job Description

ICF is looking for On-Call Biologists in Visalia, Tulare, Bakersfield, Bishop, and Big Pine to support projects throughout Central California. Will plan and execute field assignments for projects in Tulare, Kern and Inyo Counties including 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. 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/R2000658

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.


25 February, 2020: Wildlife Biologist On-Call, 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.

To apply please use the following link….   https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2000656

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

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.


25 February, 2020: Conservation Technician, Stanford Conservation Program

The Stanford Conservation Program is looking for technicians to start as early as spring quarter (~ 3/30/20 start date), see position description below. This opportunity is available for students, non-Stanford affiliates, and post-graduates/early career professionals.

Conservation Technician

Schedule: Seasonal appointment with potential for extension, 10-40 hrs/week

Hourly Wage: $20/hr

Description: The Conservation Program is responsible for the protection of biological resources on Stanford University lands for their academic value and in compliance with state and federal law. In accordance with these goals, the Conservation Program implements Stanford’s Habitat Conservation Plan, drawn up for the protection of California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and an intergrade garter snake. Beyond the basic activities outlined in the Habitat Conservation Plan, the conservation program proactively manages for native biodiversity across taxa. Some of our projects include native plant restoration, amphibian, reptile, fish and bird population monitoring, assays for wildlife diseases, and removal of invasive species.

As a member of the Conservation Program, the technician’s primary role is the execution of biological monitoring across Stanford University’s lands and conservation easements. This individual will be responsible for species monitoring, database management, maintenance of field equipment, interaction with the public and collaborating entities, and basic tasks related to the promotion of biological conservation within a dynamic urban environment. A successful candidate will be responsible, prompt, positive, and looking for ways to help our management of native ecosystems and federally listed species. The Conservation Technician will report to the Conservation Program Manager and the Conservation Program Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Driver’s license valid in California
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of biology/ecology
  • Willingness to execute physically rigorous field work
  • Good organizational skills
  • Experience with identification of birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and plants desirable but not required
  • Experience with large Excel databases, photo processing, and ArcGIS desirable but not required
  • Underrepresented minority, low income, first generation college, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and copy of your transcripts to prestonk@stanford.edu. We will begin reviewing applications immediately.


25 February, 2020: Quantitative Ecologist, Swaim Biological,  Livermore, CA

Swaim Biological has an opening for a Quantitative Ecologist, in Livermore, California.  The position can be Full time or Part Time Position, dependent on candidate preference.

Job Description

The Quantitative Ecologist will have responsibility for executing design and analysis of data gathered on rare California taxa with an emphasis on reptiles and amphibians. Data sets include collections made in the past as well as that being collected with current and on-going research projects. Geographic range of research projects is currently the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley of California, with potential future expansion to other areas of California and the western U.S. Other duties include contributing to peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and grant-writing in support of projects; and Coordinating and freely collaborating with Swaim Biological staff, as well as research project partners. Although preference may be given to qualified candidates that live in or near the nine county SF Bay Area. However, consideration of candidates outside that area will be considered as the position offers the ability to conduct the work remotely.

Qualifications

PhD preferred in quantitative ecology, applied statistics, or a related field with strong background in statistics and model development.

  • Demonstrated experience applying Bayesian and Frequentist approaches to statistical analysis of large data sets (e.g. mixed-effects models, GLMs, GAMs, BRTs, RandomForests, GAMMs, Bayesian hierarchical models, occupancy models, resource selection functions).
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly frame research questions, design monitoring studies, and implement analyses, as well as script analyses in R and/or Python.
  • Experience related to integrated population models in ecology, including estimation of demographic parameters.
  • Comfortable working both independently, and in a team-based environment, including in the field. Demonstrated ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, to include a strong writing background in order to lead and co-author peer-reviewed publications. Experience with GIS.
  • Preferred qualifications include: Experience in high performance computing (e.g. MCMC, STAN, JAGS, BUGS, cloud computing) and with version control software (e.g. Github).
  • Experience in herpetology in California is preferred, but not required.

Salary/Rate:    Negotiable, DOE

Start Date:       04/15/2020 or until filled

Website           https://www.swaimbio.com

To apply, Send an email with YOUR NAME and   “Quantitative Ecologist” in the subject line.  Please provide a letter with information describing your background and experiences as they relate to this position, and a CV with names and contact information for three references to Karen Swaim  kswaim@swaimbio.com Applications will be reviewed starting March 1st.


25 February, 2020: On Call Biologist, Transcon Environmental, Inc.

Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, Utah, Wyoming and Virginia. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring.

We are seeking qualified on-call biologists to primarily perform field work that currently reside in the Central Valley (Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys) and/or in the following California counties: Calaveras, Mariposa, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, and Shasta. Field work will primarily include special status plant and wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian and other habitat assessments and construction monitoring. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager. Fieldwork will include both one-day and multiple-day assignments. Candidates applying for this position will be based out of one of Transcon’s offices or remote from home.

Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources, ornithology, and/or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California avifauna and a minimum of 6 months previous experience conducting nesting bird surveys is required. Additional experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and/or spotted owl would be beneficial and could lead to additional project work.

The position is a non-exempt (hourly) position without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits). Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience and work location but will likely range between

$20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug (including marijuana/THC) and alcohol testing.

TO APPLY:

Send the following documents

  • One-page cover letter (mention any permits you may hold)
  • Resume
  • Three references (include a supervisor and a co-worker)

Resumes to humanresources@transcon.com


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: 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.


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.

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

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