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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.)


25 June, 2020: Permitting specialist, Olberding Environmental Inc., Folsom, CA

Olberding Environmental Inc. is a California based environmental consulting firm with over 24 years of experience specializing in wetland and endangered species regulatory permitting and compliance, environmental analysis and assessment, habitat and species mitigation and natural resource management.

Olberding Environmental is currently seeking applications for a full-time permitting specialist for our Folsom office. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years applicable experience.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing environmental regulatory permit applications and CEQA/NEPA documents

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Natural Resources or a related field.
  • Four-plus years of relevant professional experience and/or three-plus years of experience in the environmental consulting industry in California.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience and knowledge of NEPA, CEQA, and Federal and California environmental regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with wetland and endangered species regulatory processes.
  • Experience writing biological reports, impact analyses, and mitigation plans.
  • Team player – ability to work well with others as well as independently.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines.
  • Self-motivated, strong initiative.

Application Details:

Please send a cover letter with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: lisa@olberdingenv.com

Please write “Permitting Specialist” in the subject line of the email.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Olberding Environmental INC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. OEI considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status


25 June, 2020: Wildlife biologist / plant ecologist, Olberding Environmental Inc., East San Francisco Bay

Olberding Environmental Inc. is a California based environmental consulting firm with over 24 years of experience specializing in wetland and endangered species regulatory permitting and compliance, environmental analysis and assessment, habitat and species mitigation and natural resource management.

Olberding Environmental is currently seeking applications for a full-time wildlife biologist and/or plant ecologist / botanist for our East San Francisco Bay office. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years applicable experience in the respective field.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting field surveys including plant community mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare a variety of reports/technical studies, including biological resource reports, and natural resource management plans
  • Environmental compliance construction monitoring
  • Overseeing habitat restoration projects
  • Managing projects and project personnel

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Natural Resources or a related field.
  • Four-plus years of relevant professional experience and/or three-plus years of experience in the environmental consulting industry in California.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Physically able to perform occasional field work under a variety of conditions, including the ability to work in typical northern California temperatures and inclement weather, and hike and/or drive to remote locations over uneven terrain when needed. Physically able to occasionally hike sometimes steep terrain, carrying necessary field equipment, to get to project locations.
  • Strong computer skills with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience and knowledge of NEPA, CEQA, and Federal and California environmental regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge and experience working with northern California rare flora and fauna and vegetation communities.
  • Knowledge and experience with wetland and endangered species regulatory processes.
  • Experience writing biological reports, impact analyses, and mitigation plans.
  • Team player – ability to work well with others as well as independently.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines.
  • Self-motivated, strong initiative.

Application Details:

Please send a cover letter with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: lisa@olberdingenv.com

Please write “Wildlife Biologist-Botanist” in the subject line of the email.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Olberding Environmental INC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. OEI considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status


15 June, 2020: On-call Temporary Biologists, Stillwater Sciences, LA area

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
On-call Temporary Biologists needed for fieldwork
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 positionPlease 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
  • Electronic submissions preferred.

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.

Stillwater Sciences is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a certified small, woman-owned business.


15 June, 2020: Terrestrial Biologist, P G & E, Fresno, CA

Job Title: Terrestrial Biologist – ESC-Fresno
Requisition ID # 52003
Job Category : Engineering / Science
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Shared Services
Job Location : Fresno
Department Overview

Land and Environmental is focused on protecting and managing PG&E’s land rights and rights-of-way (ROW), environmental permitting, and compliance by engaging our employees to better understand our clients’ businesses and provide superior customer service. Aligning our operations and team with the client organizations we support with: planning, execution and overall service delivery.

The Land and Environmental Management, Wildfire Rapid Review team is responsible for providing land and environmental support to the Company’s approximate 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines, with a specific focus on the approximate 25,000 miles identified as within extreme and elevated wildfire risk areas. We establish goals related to safety, customer service, affordability, land management and environmental compliance that require a collaborative, cross-functional effort of employees across the company. Together, we will become the leading corporate services organization and the leading utility in U.S.

Position Summary

This is a Journey-level Terrestrial Biologist position that works under the general direction of more senior biologists and/or project managers. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist is responsible for small-to-moderate size projects consistent with technical background. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist participates on interdisciplinary teams utilizing intermediate-level knowledge of principles related to job responsibilities, utility operations, PG&E’s environmental management goals and objectives, and business processes. The position is expected to use independent judgment; enhanced verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work with minimal supervision. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist possesses an intermediate-level knowledge and understanding of local standards, ordinances, state, and federal laws that pertain to technical job responsibilities and can demonstrate successful management of multiple small to moderate sized Company projects.

In this role, people and other resources are managed indirectly as part of a project team. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist is responsible for the development and implementation of assigned projects, and may spend a portion of time participating in or directing technical work in the field. The position requires a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment; Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

Assignments typically require standard solutions, but may include an increased level of innovation on a periodic basis. Under limited general direction, independently plans work to meet assigned objectives; progress is reviewed periodically for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion.

This position will be located in Fresno, CA. Travel is estimated to be about % of the time throughout PG&E’s service territory.

This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

Job Responsibilities

Some direction and supervision is required. The need for supervision is expected to decrease with increased time in-grade. Job duties will include but are not limited to:

Safety:

  • Performs all work in accordance with PG&E safety goals and practices
  • Completes all required safety training
  • Promotes safety awareness
  • Conducts work in accordance with all safety procedures

Project Planning and Workload Management:

  • Ensures that work scope, schedule and cost are accurately defined and approved by the business partner before work proceeds on the project.
  • Actively plan, estimate and manage the biological work for specific projects
  • Provides timely input to project schedules identifying known or likely requirements for seasonal bio-fieldwork and seasonal work constraints due to environmental issues
  • Plans and schedules all surveys, monitoring and compliance work to meet regulatory requirements
  • Ensures that Project workload (including in-house and contract labor) is tracked and that targets (both schedule and budget) are met.
  • Ensure the proper coordination, staff utilization and satisfactory completion of all assigned work

Project Communication:

  • Ensure that consistent cost and schedule updates are provided to project leads for each project supported
  • Ensure that business partners are aware of potential cost over /under runs and any project deliverable schedule delays are identified as early in the project planning and implementation process as possible

Relationship Management:

  • Works closely with senior staff and other technical disciplines to develop appropriate permitting/licensing and mitigation strategies
  • Represent the company in agency/stakeholder interactions and negotiations to best meet the goals and objectives of PG&E while maintaining compliance with all state and federal guidelines and laws
  • Develops and/or reviews agency or public meeting presentations for projects you are assigned and ensure that the presentation is factually accurate and based on sound scientific principles
  • Assists in project communications and negotiations with regulatory agencies and other stakeholders on sensitive biological issues

Technical Project Management:

  • As a member of a multidisciplinary project team, develops scope, schedule, and budget as the technical lead for the biological work component
  • Assists in development of strategic permitting and licensing guidance for business partners and contractors
  • Develops project biological study plans and evaluate for cost effectiveness
  • Manages and provides technical oversight to contractors
  • Plans and manages project studies and assessments associated with specific biological work scopes associated with licensing and permitting projects
  • Helps develop technical responses to agency/NGO comments or requests for data

Technical Quality Assurance:

  • Ensures that all technical work (contractor or self-generated) meets the current standards required by regulatory agencies
  • Supports technical consistency across lines of business, unit, and multiple projects

Cost/ Schedule Management:

  • Manages cost commitments within the project budget
  • Ensures project budgets are estimated and submitted as required by business partners.
  • Provides technical and administrative oversight for contracted work
  • Ensures that all schedule and deliverable commitments are met on or before the planned due date

Contractor Selection:

  • Develops technical scope of work and requests for proposals
  • Conducts proposal evaluations and select successful bidder
  • Supports company strategic sourcing and diversity supplier initiatives

Qualifications
Minimum:

  • BS/BA degree in Natural Resources, Botany, Biology, Ecology, or related sciences with direct application to current job responsibilities.
  • 4 years of relevant industry or resource agency experience
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License

Desired:

  • Possesses intermediate-level knowledge of principles related to job responsibilities
  • Possesses an intermediate-level knowledge and understanding of local standards and ordinances, as well as state, and federal laws that pertain to terrestrial resources
  • Possesses an intermediate-level knowledge and understanding of local standards and ordinances, as well as state, and federal laws that pertain to terrestrial resources
  • Effectively manages small to medium sized projects or tasks (scope, schedule and budget). Effectively manages multiple assignments concurrently. Prepares reports and provides recommendations to business partners based on an analytical approach.
  • Demonstrated process and procedures improvement
  • Problem solving and uses independent judgment in applying appropriate principles and techniques in a broad range of situations to arrive at optimum solutions from the standpoint of practicality and cost-effectiveness
  • Monitors and identifies potential variances from assigned budgets

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.

Closing Date: 6/26/2020

Apply Link:  https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=52003&company=C0000161245P


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.