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18 July, 2017: Waterbird Internship, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking an intern to assist with waterbird field studies.  The internship will begin September 1, 2017 with a commitment through March 30, 2018 (7 months).  The time commitment will be 25-40 hours per week.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The intern will be assisting with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (www.southbayrestoration.org). He/she will also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs. (www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php).

Key Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Compensation:   Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field.  A stipend of $125/week will be provided.  Shared housing is not available.  An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.

To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to Dr. Max Tarjan, mtarjan@sfbbo.org:  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject.  The deadline for applications is August 11, 2017.  SFBBO is an EOE.


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6 July, 2017: Senior Permitting and Regulatory Manager (Biology), Environmental Science Associates

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

About the Position:
The ESA Southern California Region is seeking a Senior Permitting and Regulatory Manager to work in our Irvine, San Diego, and/or Los Angeles office(s). This position requires a bachelors’ degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 10 years working in biological resources, wetlands, and the regulatory permitting arena with experience in environmental consulting. The preferred candidate will have a strong background and experience in state and federal wetlands permitting and endangered species documentation. Prior experience developing mitigation strategies and leading negotiations with permitting agencies is a requirement. Candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in leading complex regulatory strategies as well as leading teams preparing applications and documents for permits and approvals for US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Section 10 permits, US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Section 7 Biological Assessments and Biological Opinions, California Department of Fish and Game Section 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreements and Section 2081 Incidental Take Permits, Regional Water Quality Control Board Section 401 Water Quality Certifications. Experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is also required. The successful candidate will work on exciting and challenging projects including water and wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, land management planning, monitoring, and restoration.

Requirements:
An ideal candidate must possess effective leadership, problem-solving ability, and exceptional writing and editing capabilities. Experience effectively managing regulatory permitting schedules and tasks as well as project contracts and budgets is required. Strong knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance is also required. This role requires the initiative, confidence and tenacity to uphold ESA’s strong work-ethic and to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team environment. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA or BS in a related discipline and a minimum of 15 years of experience or a Masters degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience.

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

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

 http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=9250615BE2243ED172DBAD79719761B4?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=302

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


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6 July, 2017: On-Call Wildlife Biologist, Transcon Environmental

Classification:  Part Time Positions

Title:  Biologist

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

Location:  Mojave Desert

Salary:  TBD

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

Start Date:  Immediately

Contact Person:  Human Resources

Application E-mail:  humanresources@transcon.com


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6 July, 2017: On-Call Field Biologist, ICF International

Business & Infrastructure Solutions
Environment & Planning
On-Call Wildlife Biologist

About ICF International

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success.  Key markets and practices include environmental planning and policy development, impact and risk assessment, evaluation and compliance, and restoration and conservation. ICF works at the center of environmental and sustainable programs, helping clients consider the impact of economics, health, policy, culture, and climate on the world’s ecosystem. To explore global career opportunities in ICF’s environment and climate programs, visit www.icf.com/careers.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Field Biologists to join our team for an infrastructure project located between Albuquerque New Mexico and Lubbock Texas.

About On-Call Employment with ICF International
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).

Job Description
The On-Call Field Biologists will provide support to the construction of a 350-mile fiber optic project located between the Albuquerque, New Mexico region and Lubbock Texas.  The construction project will primarily be located along state highway right of way. Responsibilities may include the following; provide environmental compliance monitoring, conducting preconstruction nesting bird surveys, staking boundaries of sensitive resource areas, and prepare daily monitoring reports under direction of the supervision of senior staff.

Primary Responsibilities
Compliance monitoring of the construction contractors installing the fiber optic cable will be the primary responsibility of the field biologists. They will also conduct nesting bird surveys along selected portions of the project alignment.  Other duties will include providing environmental awareness training for construction crews.  This position will be primarily outdoors and will involve considerable driving to cover multiple crew locations.  The work will be located in remote areas, primarily along State Highway 60.  Previous experience conducting surveys, compliance monitoring, and ability to work in remote areas is desired.  Candidates must have good communication skills, work with construction contractors, ability to write clearly, prepare field data forms.  Work assignments generally include working 32-60 hours a week. The staffing plan is being developed for this project and will likely include a work rotation of 5-6 days/week for 4 weeks followed by a 2-4 week break.  The work rotation would continue until the project completion, estimated to be the end of December.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Biology or related field
  • General knowledge of the flora and fauna of  Central New Mexico
  • Solid field skills, including the ability understand project construction drawings and to work primarily outdoors
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a construction compliance team
  • Experience with conducting nesting bird surveys
  • Understanding of consulting or construction monitoring/compliance monitoring.
  • Qualified candidates will be energetic, a team player, and possess excellent communication and writing skills
  • At least 1 year of wildlife biology survey and monitoring experience

To apply use the following link

https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700002323

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/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.


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20 June, 2017: On-Call Biologist near the Central Valley, California, Transcon Environmental

Transcon Environmental is seeking qualified biologists residing in Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Mendocino County, and/or Stanislaus County to primarily perform nesting bird surveys.  Other duties may include special status plant and wildlife surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments, other site 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.

Candidates applying for this position must currently reside in the vicinity of the above listed areas. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and a minimum of 6 months previous experience conducting nesting bird surveys is required. A minimum of two years of previous experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and spotted owl is preferred.

This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects, which will vary monthly depending on demand. Given the seasonal and client driven nature of our consulting work, Transcon often hires Biologists as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are assigned work hours as they become available and have the flexibility to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them. On-Call employees are also able to work concurrently for other companies (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with clients that Transcon consults for).  Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed.  Access to a personal computer and the internet is required.

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 and alcohol testing.

Please send detailed resumes (including current residence) via e-mail to the attention Human Resources at humanresources@transcon.com.


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20 June, 2017:  Natural Resources Project Manager / Wetland Scientist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Natural Resources Project Manager/ Wetland Scientist position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our Pasadena, CA office.

The ideal candidate will be interested in developing a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include leading wetland and waters delineation fieldwork, preparing jurisdictional delineation reports, preparing wetland/waters permits, leading natural resource technical assessment efforts, reviewing technical reports and wetland/waters permit applications, staff coordination, and project management.

The Natural Resources Project Manager / Wetland Scientist has the option to participate in SWCA’s Scientific Leadership Program, which allows top subject experts to be recognized and rewarded for distinguished productivity and intellectual acumen, to make regular contributions to corporate strategies, and provide input to all levels of the company.

Our Natural Resources program works on diverse natural resources related projects across many business lines, including renewable energies, utilities, infrastructure, transportation, habitat restoration, and mitigation banking. In addition, the Pasadena office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources, cultural resources, and permitting.

This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience. SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP).

  • Conduct all aspects of wetland projects including: wetland and waters jurisdictional determination, delineation, permitting, mitigation planning and design, and monitoring
  • Prepare and review technical documents, including wetland and waters delineation reports; complete wetland resource area delineations and functional assessments
  • Prepare and review permit applications for wetlands and waters impacts in accordance with State, local, and Federal guidelines
  • Prepare project budgets and managing projects
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to field personnel
  • Collect field data and write reports for natural resource assessments
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of resource management projects
  • 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
  • Work closely with SWCA’s resource scientists and environmental planners, managers and directors in both natural and cultural resources throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values

 

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or closely related field
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource management
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in environmental consulting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations at hearings
  • Demonstrated experience preparing, and obtaining waters permits for Clean Water Act Section 404/401, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Section 1602, and Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Working knowledge of the Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (Environmental Laboratory, 1987)
  • Field experience describing soils, California flora, and wetland and waters hydrology indicators; especially with conducting delineations in arid environments
  • Demonstrated successful client relationships and regulatory agencies
  • Supplementary experience in other areas of natural resources consulting such as wildlife surveys, botanical surveys, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document preparation is beneficial
  • Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout Southern and central California including overnight travel
  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) training in one or more areas is a plus

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/nbt6bt5w83p7365p
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20 June, 2017: Natural Resources Project Manager / Senior Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

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

The ideal candidate will be interested in developing a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include developing and implementing scientific studies, leading survey and technical assessment efforts, natural resource planning, staff coordination, project management, and business development. An important aspect of the work will involve staff mentorship and senior technical review of reports.

The Natural Resources Project Manager / Senior Biologist has the option to participate in SWCA’s Scientific Leadership Program, which allows top subject experts to be recognized and rewarded for distinguished productivity and intellectual acumen, to make regular contributions to corporate strategies, and provide input to all levels of the company.

Our Natural Resources program works on diverse natural resources related projects across many business lines, including renewable energies, utilities, infrastructure, transportation, habitat restoration, and mitigation banking. In addition, the Pasadena office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources, cultural resources, and permitting.

This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience. SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP).

  • Work closely with a project team to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs and can withstand agency and public scrutiny
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively
  • Lead biological technical assessment and survey efforts including preparing and providing peer review for technical reports and environmental permits such as biological resource assessments and constraints analyses, CWA Section 404/401 permitting, and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements).
  • Conduct scientific assessment and statistical analyses
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field personnel
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of resource management planning projects
  • 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
  • Work closely with SWCA’s resource scientists and environmental planners, managers and directors in both natural and cultural resources throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values
  • Enforce SWCA’s safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics

 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree highly desired
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in environmental consulting
  • Working knowledge of Southern California natural resources
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and plant identification. Experience delineating jurisdictional waters, preparing JD reports and permit applications is a plus
  • Exceptional technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports and other deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Experience with CEQA / NEPA and environmental permitting (e.g., CWA Sec 404/401, CDFW LSAA and ITP
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, track work progress across multiple projects
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner
  • Effectively discuss technical concepts to non-specialist clients and the public
  • Able to work independently and collaborate with a variety of colleagues, clients, and agency representatives
  • Must possess a commitment to quality on projects of all sizes and scopes

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/ncj62dhpsn4d5w2m

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20 June, 2017: Senior Wildlife Biologist/Botanist, Condor Country Consulting, Inc.

Condor Country Consulting, Inc. is looking for an experienced SENIOR WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST/BOTANIST to join our growing company. As a small business, Condor Country provides natural and cultural resource consulting services to a variety of clients, including state and local agencies, large consulting firms, land trusts, and private entities. Condor Country Consulting works on a variety of projects, large and small, including baseline environmental studies, impact analyses, mitigation, and monitoring. We are looking for an experienced and responsible person with an entrepreneurial spirit, able to work independently and in a group setting, to help us grow and provide excellent service to our clients.

Position: Condor Country Consulting is seeking an experienced Senior Wildlife Biologist and/or Botanist for work in Northern California. The successful candidate will possess expertise with California flora and fauna; will be highly skilled with environmental regulations including NEPA, CEQA, and ESA, experience with federal and state protected species, and discretionary permitting through ACOE and USFWS. Position requires the ability to rapidly and accurately comprehend project issues and effects on biological resources, to interact professionally with clients and technical staff, and to identify solutions to meet client needs. Successful candidates must be able to lead project level and resource level investigations and prepare technical sections of environmental documents, review the work of staff, manage, mentor, and support staff, and operate in an environment of tight schedules and limited budgets. Periodic travel and field work will be required. Primary duties include: project coordination, preparation of technical sections and reports and conduct resource impact analysis in support of NEPA and CEQA documents, coordination with State and Federal agencies, permit preparation, monitoring project areas during construction, and support business development. Additional duties include managing and performing field studies, formal wetland delineations, protocol surveys, habitat assessments and associated mapping.

Qualifications: Candidates are required to possess a Bachelors Degree in wildlife biology or a closely related field (Masters Degree preferred) and have a minimum of ten years of relevant professional consulting experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Relevant experience conducting field surveys required. Applicant must be able to conduct strenuous field work, travel as needed, and possess valid driver’s license. Integrity, flexibility, humility, trustworthiness, and a genuine love of wildlife are requisite for the successful applicant. Ideal candidates will also be available for occasional night and weekend work. GIS and GPS experience, possession of a scientific collecting permit and/or any federal recovery permits are pluses. Demonstrable management capabilities, technical writing ability, good communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of computer applications are essential. Marketing and personnel management skills are essential.

The permanent work location will be at our Martinez, California office. All qualified applicants should contact Sean Dexter, at the address below. This is a full time, salaried position, including benefits. Salary is competitive, and is negotiable depending on experience.
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.
Please visit our web page at http://www.condorcountry.com.


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7 June, 2017: Entry-level Biologists, Garcia and Associates, Oakland, CA

Garcia and Associates (GANDA), a natural and cultural resources consulting firm, has full-time positions available for entry-level biologists at our Oakland, CA, office.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or higher in biology or a related field. Successful candidates will have at least one season of field experience, effective problem-solving ability, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work both independently and with a team. Candidates who currently live in the East Bay are preferred. Field work is required that will involve long days in rough terrain and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

GANDA offers a relaxed working environment and a compensation package that includes competitive pay; professional memberships, conferences, and continuing education; medical coverage; retirement plan; and paid vacation, illness, and holiday leave.  The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience.

To apply for this position, send a letter of interest with employment qualifications, a resume, and three references to: bioresumes1@garciaandassociates.com

Submittal of additional materials that will substantiate your experience, including writing samples, is encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  GANDA is an equal opportunity employer.


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18 May, 2017: On-Call (temporary) Environmental Monitors, ICF International

ICF is seeking On-Call (temporary) Environmental Monitors to support a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County.

Job Description

The Environmental Monitor will monitor construction activities related to construction compliance monitoring for a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County. The Environmental Monitor will act as a liaison between the ICF project management team and construction contractor to facilitate compliance with environmental mitigation measures and permit conditions.

Work schedule includes 10-14-hour workdays for up to 6 days a week. Per diem is included with receipts and four wheel drive vehicles will be available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creation of daily compliance monitoring reporting and document non-compliance occurrences.
  • Oversee compliance monitoring pertaining to range of resources including: biological resources; wetlands and waters; air quality; noise; water quality; and erosion control
  • Ensure consistency of project processes procedures
  • Work closely with construction/and/or other environmental monitors
  • Advocate safety as a top priority

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, or related field
  • Previous construction monitoring experience
  • Previous field experience working in similar Southern California habitats
  • Knowledge of NEPA/CEQA mitigation measures and FESA and CESA terms and conditions relative to construction activities.
  • Credentials and experience must be approved by BLM and CDF&W.
  • Holding agency permits and authorizations related to special status species/species of concern for Southern California is a plus.

Professional Skills

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work overtime as necessary

To apply use the following link

https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700001891

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/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.

Company Profile

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success.  Key markets and practices include environmental planning and policy development, impact and risk assessment, evaluation and compliance, and restoration and conservation. ICF works at the center of environmental and sustainable programs, helping clients consider the impact of economics, health, policy, culture, and climate on the world’s ecosystem. To explore global career opportunities in ICF’s environment and climate programs, visit www.icf.com/careers.

About On-Call Employment with ICF International

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).


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18 May, 2017:  Mid-level Biologists, Garcia and Associates, Oakland, CA

Garcia and Associates (GANDA), a natural and cultural resources consulting firm, has full-time positions available for mid-level biologists at our Oakland, CA, office.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of experience, or a master’s degree plus 1 year, in federal and State regulations governing management of natural resources in California. The position requires a working knowledge of CEQA and NEPA compliance, effective problem-solving ability, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work both independently and with a team.

Applicants must have strong technical and academic background in an applied biological science (e.g. herpetology, terrestrial biology, ornithology, botany). Candidates who currently live in the East Bay are preferred. Some field work is required that will involve long days in rough terrain and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Many assignments will involve writing and reviewing technical reports and addressing impacts and mitigation of proposed activities on special-status species.

GANDA offers a relaxed working environment and a compensation package that includes competitive pay; professional memberships, conferences, and continuing education; medical coverage; retirement plan; and paid vacation, illness, and holiday leave.  The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience.

To apply for this position, send a letter of interest with employment qualifications, a resume, and three references to: bioresumes@garciaandassociates.com

Submittal of additional materials that will substantiate your experience, including technical writing samples, is encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  GANDA is an equal opportunity employer.


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11 May, 2017: Temporary Wildlife Field Biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening in our Fresno office for a temporary Wildlife Field Biologist to work from May to August. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for special-status species on a variety of projects throughout the San Joaquin Valley. 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
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna

Experience with the San Joaquin kit fox, burrowing owl, Swainson’s hawk, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, or Western pond turtle is a plus.
Candidates with a strong academic background in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs nearly 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link (please note that you will need to register if you are new to ADP): https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=24642&lang=en_US&source=CC2 using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.


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30 April, 2017:  Principal Biologist, Althouse and Meade
Job Summary:
Althouse and Meade is a small biological and environmental consulting firm on California’s Central Coast, looking to fill a senior level management position. You will work alongside our two current Principal Biologists to mentor staff biologists, oversee/ facilitate/manage projects, write proposals, conduct field work and write/edit/review reports. You will join a highly skilled team of scientists, biologists, GIS analysts, data managers, technicians, and assistants. We are committed to high ethical standards in our science based studies, research, surveys, and reporting.
Althouse and Meade values work/life balance. We pride ourselves in being a team of people who have full lives in and outside of work. We offer a competitive salary and compensation package.

If you are looking for an opportunity to thrive and enjoy the Central Coast area please contact us.

Required education:
Ph.D. degree in biology, botany, zoology, ecology, wildlife biology or a related discipline from a recognized university.
Past experience we are looking for:

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with plant and wildlife species of California.
  • Professional writing experience and communication skills.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment. Able to provide leadership and direction on projects and staff. Ability and desire to mentor staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information and approaches to project managers, clients, agencies, and non-technical staff in a clear manner orally and in writing. Publish research and present findings at meetings.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in environmental consulting in the California market with at least eight years of post-graduate professional experience in biology with an emphasis on botany and/or zoology. Experience preparing technical reports, including biological sections for CEQA/NEPA and FESA/CESA documents.
  • Contract compliance. Plan, organize, supervise, and participate in contract compliance and biological requirements for projects.
  • Project Management. Coordinate and track assignments, scopes, schedules, budgets and deliverables.

Added value experience:

  • Habitat and rare plant restoration
  • Manage large surveys and projects
  • Certification as Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist
  • ESA 10(a)(1)(a) listed species handling permit for species such as California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, fairy shrimp, blunt nosed leopard lizard, giant kangaroo rat, San Joaquin kit fox, elderberry long-horn beetle, El Segundo blue butterfly, southwestern willow flycatcher, California Gnatcatcher, California Desert tortoise, steelhead, tidewater goby.

To apply:
Send the following documents via email to hr@alt-me.com

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Letter of interest that describes your project experience
  3. Two letters of reference

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24 April, 2017: On-Call Biologist, Transcon Environmental

Transcon Environmental is seeking biologists in the San Joaquin Valley and in Sacramento, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo counties to assist in performing special status plant and wildlife surveys, site assessments and construction monitoring, most often within riparian habitats. This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects which will vary monthly depending on demand. Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed. Responsibilities will primarily include conducting special status plant and wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments and construction monitoring in a variety of habitats in the vicinity of the above listed areas. 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.

Candidates applying for this position should reside in the vicinity of the above listed areas. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and previous experience conducting surveys for special status plants, wildlife, and their habitats is required. A minimum of two years of previous experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and spotted owl is preferred. 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 but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing. 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).

Given the seasonal and client driven nature of our consulting work, Transcon often hires Biologists as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are assigned work hours as they become available and have the flexibility to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them. On-Call employees are also able to work concurrently for other companies (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with clients that Transcon consults for).

Please send detailed resumes (including current residence) via e-mail to the attention of Kevin Collins, Human Resource Manager at kcollins@transcon.com.


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