Job Postings

Job Postings

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

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

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


23 October, 2020: Restoration Ecologist, River Partners, Sacramento, CA

Position Title: Restoration Ecologist

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Sacramento, California

Do you love the Central Valley? Do you want our communities to have healthy beautiful rivers for generations to come?   Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs who really get stuff done? If you answered yes to all these questions, River Partners needs your help. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people.  Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative, and diverse.  We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

What We Do:

We give new life to river landscapes that protect communities from damaging floods, support diverse wildlife populations, and connect people to water.  We design and deliver large river restoration projects across California, using bulldozers and tractors, tablets and binoculars, all for the benefit of communities and natural resources.  As the largest habitat restoration contractor in western North America, we are gearing up to head back to work as community based, green economic stimulus.

Organizational Summary:

River Partners helps local communities revitalize rivers 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:

The Restoration Ecologist works with River Partners’ biology, field implementation, and development teams to identify, develop, and execute riparian habitat restoration projects. The position is based out of River Partners’ Sacramento office.

The Restoration Ecologist reports directly to the Director of Science.

Travel is expected up to 4 days per month.

Essential functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • 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 entry-level biologists and interns
  • Meeting multiple 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 with weekends in a variety of field conditions
  • Other duties as required.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Enthusiasm and drive to support River Partners in fulfilling its mission
  • Organizational culture-building focused on learning, collaboration, and growth
  • Experience managing all aspects of non-profit HR and building cross-disciplinary and intra-organizational teams
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems and delight in learning new skills
  • Value diversity, equity and inclusion in theory and champion it in practice
  • Collaborate with staff from academic, agricultural, and non-profit backgrounds
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a team and independently
  • Represent the organization to the public both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities
  • Advanced skills in the suite of Microsoft Office 365 programs

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred) and seven+ years of appropriate work experience in soil science, geology, plant biology, agriculture science or related science. May use combination of graduate work plus years of work.
  • Work experience in California’s Central Valley is preferred.
  • Successful candidates must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions and be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Experience in project management is highly desirable.

To apply email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to: 

Jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Ecologist-Sacramento Position

Or send an application via mail to:

River Partners, Attn: Ecologist-Sacramento Position, 580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico CA 95926

Deadline: November 6th, 2020

Please no telephone calls.


26 August, 2020: Staff Biologist, Condor Country Consulting

The Position: We are looking to a hire a Staff Biologist who is passionate about wildlife, knowledgeable in species identification, and has experience conducting surveys for special-status and endangered species. The Staff Biologist position offers exciting opportunities to work hands-on with species such as California tiger salamanders, conduct nesting bird surveys, burrowing owl surveys, and biological monitoring.

• Our CTS trapping project is unique and exciting. Employees will get the chance to learn from permitted, experienced professionals and gain valuable handling experience with adult and larval CTS.
• We believe in providing sound biological guidance to our clients, with a focus on conservation and sustainability.
Responsibilities:
• Ability to work potentially long hours and occasional weekends in inclement weather
• Hike 3-5 miles per day during biological/botanical surveys
• Conduct biological monitoring of construction/excavation activities
• Work in potentially hazardous areas (including steep slopes, unexploded ordnance, and hazardous sites)
• Complete 40-hour HAZWOPER training for OSHA compliance
Perks:
• Competitive starting salary with yearly increases
• Career advancement opportunities
• Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
• Retirement Plan: Matching contributions up to the 3% of earnings contributed
• 10 paid holidays, 14 vacation and 5 sick time days per year (accrued based on a 40-hour week)
Required Qualifications:
• B.S. (M.S. preferred) in wildlife biology, environmental sciences or a related field
• 3 years’ experience in a related position
• Direct experience with identification, data collection, and survey experience of special-status and/or state/federally listed species
• Demonstrable management capabilities, technical writing ability, good communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of computer applications are essential.

Desired Qualifications: Our qualified biologists work on many different contracts and many different species. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in:
• Possession of a valid 10(a)(1)(A) permit and/or CDFW Scientific collecting permit.
• Demonstrated ability to be approved by CDFW as a monitor.
• Handling/ID of California anadromous fish species, amphibians, and reptiles of California.
• Bird banding, nesting bird surveys, bird identification, Golden eagle, and other raptor surveys.
• Botanical ID and survey experience/plant keying.
• Ability to conduct wetland delineations.
• Data collection, data management (Excel), and ArcGIS.

Please send a cover letter, résumé, writing samples, and references as soon as possible to:

Condor Country Consulting, Inc. Attn: Human Resources, 815 Estudillo Street, Martinez, CA 94553-1617;
Fax: (925) 231-0571; or email to: info@condorcountry.com
No phone calls please. Condor Country Consulting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.


25 August, 2020:  As-Needed Environmental Construction Compliance Monitor, Sacramento, CA

Job Title: As-Needed Environmental Construction Compliance Monitor

Job Type: Seasonal/As-Needed/Variable Hour

Location: Sacramento

How to Apply: Please submit an application via Dudek’s Career Page: https://dudek.com/join-our-team/open-positions/

About the Job                                   

We are seeking entry to mid-level professionals to provide environmental construction compliance services.  This position will be based at project sites located in the Sacramento area. Candidate should have expertise in a specific environmental resource area including but not limited to stormwater, biology, hazardous materials, air emissions, noise monitoring, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with construction crews and environmental resource leads to document compliance levels related to environmental regulations.
  • Oversee the installation and maintenance of environmental exclusion fencing, wildlife fencing, sediment and erosion control devices and material and waste management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with construction personnel and regulatory personnel to develop solutions while implementing permit conditions.
  • Record and take notes of any observations on a Dudek platform to be used for reporting purposes
  • Follow all Dudek and construction site safety protocols

Required Education, Experience and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, or other related field.
  • Must demonstrate solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of environmental regulations
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated with an interest to learn and grow as a project team.

Preferred Credentials and Skills

  • Certifications in sediment and erosion control
  • Certifications in dust monitoring
  • Proficient in noise monitoring
  • Qualified biologist to survey and monitor for special-status wildlife and plant species.
  • Proficient in construction monitoring and inspection experience
  • Proficient in performing nesting bird surveys
  • Hazardous materials inspections
  • Third-party oversight monitoring

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai’i, and Oregon.

As an employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our offices are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.

Please visit www.dudek.com to learn more!

Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.


25 August, 2020: Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Half Moon Bay, CA

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 Environmental Consultants is seeking a Natural Resources Project Manager position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with consulting acumen and leadership capabilities. Responsibilities may include leading resource surveys and technical report preparation, biological resources impact analyses, natural resource planning, field staffing and logistical coordination, project management, supervising and mentoring natural resources staff, and business development.

About SWCA:
SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. Our Half Moon Bay office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources, environmental planning and permitting. Our Half Moon Bay office works on diverse natural resources related projects across many business lines with a particular focus on electric and natural gas transmission, electric generation (solar), and state and local business lines. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities
• Serve as project manager and/or technical lead on a variety of natural resource management planning projects
• Lead biological technical assessments and survey efforts including preparing and providing peer review of technical reports and environmental permit applications such as biological resource assessments and constraints analyses, CWA Section 404/401 permit application packages, and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements)
• Facilitate and lead meetings with clients, resource agencies, and other project stakeholders
• Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field personnel, including subconsultants
• Communicate effectively with SWCA’s resource scientists and environmental planners, managers, and directors throughout the company for projects and business development efforts
• Manage small and large projects, including maintaining budgets, schedules, and quality of service
• Work with Corporate accounting department to review invoices, expenditures, and project audits for projects/tasks
• Enforce SWCA’s safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics

Qualifications
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred
• At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource management consulting
• Strong working knowledge of Northern California species and habitats
• Exceptional technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports and other deliverables on time and within budget
• Extensive working knowledge of federal and state laws (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, ESA, CESA, ESA) governing natural resource management
• Experience with environmental permitting (e.g., CWA Sec 404/401, ESA Section 7, CDFW LSAA and ITP)
• Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
• Ability to take initiative, resolve problems, and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner
• Effectively discuss technical concepts to non-specialist, clients, and the public
• Able to work independently and collaborate with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives
• Must possess a commitment to quality on projects of all sizes and scopes
• Proven business development acumen and strong, existing client relationships
• Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team atmosphere

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.
EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: https://www.Click2apply.net/6y8bryw37grk7vq7


20 August, 2020:  River Restoration Specialist, River Partners, Chico, CA

Position Title: River Restoration Specialist
Office Location: Chico, CA
Status: Non-Exempt

Do you value clean water, wild rivers, and healthy forests? Are you willing to lend your voice and your hands to protect fish and wildlife? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

The Why:
We give new life to river landscapes in California so that we empower people with proven solutions for resilient natural communities.
Organizational Summary:
River Partners is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of rivers and floodplain ecosystems. We believe in achieving results that directly benefit people and the environment. River Partners is the largest habitat restoration contractor in the western United States. Our talented and hard working operations teams deliver large-scale ecological restoration attaining the highest standards of performance within the complicated world of public works contracting to bring life back to rivers. Our work has been recognized with several awards, including the Governors’ Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

Position Description:
The River Restoration Specialist works with the Directors of Conservation to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects along the middle and upper Sacramento River. The Specialist will work closesly with River Partners’ collaborators to plan, design, supervise, and monitor implementation projects funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies. The River Restoration Specialist will be responsible for supervising restoration contractors during the implementation season to ensure that the contractors have the information and guidance necessary to complete projects on schedule and in budget. During the remainder of the year, the River Restoration Specialist will work with public agencies, landowners, other collaborators and the River Partners’ Development team to develop grant proposals to fund new project activities and plan, design, permit, and monitor funded projects.

Some of the Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Identify channel, floodplain, and riparian protection and restoration sites that are ecologically significant and develop successful proposals to fund restoration projects.
• Build effective partnerships and coalitions with a diverse group of stakeholders to advance River Partner’s mission and projects.
• Write grants, submit bids, and negotiate cooperative agreements to secure the funding necessary to successfully implement River Partners’ projects.
• Collaborate with the Director of Operations and the Director of Science to test and develop innovative restoration strategies.
• Oversee project management and ensure that activities, budgets and milestones are coordinated and updated on a frequent basis to ensure that project scheduling, spending and reporting can expeditiously support project objectives and billing cycles.
• Develop scoping requests for subcontract work and enter into agreements to ensure that cost and quality expectations are met.
• Interface with funders to ensure grant funds and project expenditures are coordinated and if necessary create and submit change orders in a timely manner to ensure that variances are properly communicated and funded.
• Support River Partners’ President, Senior Managers, and Regional Staff in developing strategic plans, budgets, and marketing materials.
• Coordinate with agency staff and conservation partners in the successful implementation of River Partners projects.
• Actively participate in regional planning efforts including the Sacrament River Science Partnership, the Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership, the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (DWR and CVFPB), the Battle Creek Working Group, and USFWS and CDFW endangered species recovery efforts, and local and regional water quality and supply initiatives.
• Initiate and direct changes to increase efficiency and meet objectives.
• 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.
• Other duties as requested.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Must enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done.
• 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 conservation initiatives orally and in writing.
• Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
• Possess advanced knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, aquatic ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
• Experience managing or implementing construction, natural resources management actions, or restoration projects in the field.
• Possess 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.
• Experience managing budgets and general understanding of contracting.
• Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
• Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
• Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

Qualifications:
• MS in fisheries, aquatic, or riparian ecology; geomorphology, civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental planning, landscape architecture, or related field or substitute work experience for advanced degree.
• Minimum of three to five years of appropriate work experience.
• Demonstrated experience preparing grant proposals to government funding agencies to for habitat restoration and enhancement projects.
• Professional contract management experience.
• Contracting experience including managing implementation projects in the field or estimating against proposal specifications, bid preparation, submittals and follow up on bid awards.
• Hands-on experience working with Federal, State and local government grants, to ensure that projects are managed within scope, budget and regulatory compliance.
• Experience developing subcontract agreements with standard general provisions and sourcing subcontractors.
• Driver’s license with no restrictions.
• Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required).

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: River Restoration Specialist (Chico)
Or send to:
River Partners Attn: River Restoration Specialist (Chico)
580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico, CA 95926
No telephone calls, please.