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.)


20 January, 2020:  Project Level Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc.

Monk & Associates, Inc., a biological consulting firm in Walnut Creek, California, has been in business since 1992 and specializes in the following:

  • Special-status plant and animal surveys for endangered and threatened plant and animal species.
  • Wetland delineations and assistance with acquiring permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)
  • Design and oversight in the construction of wetlands that include vernal pools, fresh and salt water marsh habitats, and stream channel enhancement wetlands
  • The preparation of EIR/EIS biology sections pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Preparation of Streambed Alteration Agreements for the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG)
  • Preparation of endangered species “incidental take permits” with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Preparation of biological constraints analyses, mitigation and monitoring plans, and habitat restoration plans
  • Due diligence reports which are prepared for our clients in advance of their acquisition of prospective development properties.

We are interested in hiring a project level biologist (college degree and minimum of 5 years work experience necessary). Monk & Associates’ strength is in its ability to integrate biological expertise with a depth of understanding of the environmental regulatory process. We look for this capacity in our prospective employees. Our ideal candidate must have a strong educational background in botany, wetlands, and/or wildlife biology, solid field experience, and a good understanding of environmental regulations (including CEQA, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act).

Responsibilities would include:

  • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
  • Conducting wetland delineations;
  • Preparing survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies;
  • Preparing biological constraints analyses for CEQA documents;

Key Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience, preferably with a biological consulting firm or agency (for example, CDFG, USFWS, RWQCB).
  • A solid background and experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and the Internet. Experience with ArcMap is a plus.
  • Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
  • Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, disability insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave.

Please email your resume to the Office Manager, Chris Milliken at monkadmin@monkassociates.com.


20 January, 2020:  California Regulatory Permitting Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc.

Monk & Associates (M&A) has an opening for a Regulatory Permitting Biologist. We are looking for someone with demonstrated regulatory experience with one or more of the following agencies: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are seeking a candidate with a minimum 6 years of experience working as an environmental consultant, with California regulatory permitting experience, and preferably experience working with California endangered wildlife and plant species.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Managing projects;
  • Assisting with field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
  • Interacting with resource agency personnel and our clients;
  • Preparing permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies. M&A has great support staff that will assist you with your preparation of these packages;
  • Preparing biological constraints analyses and biological resource sections of EIRs. Again, M&A has exceptional support staff that will assist you with preparing these documents, but you must show leadership and have technical expertise to both write and otherwise pull together such documents.

Managing staff level biologists and support staff.

Key Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental biology, wildlife management, botany, or closely related field. A minimum 6 years of consulting work experience in California. The following qualifications are also necessary:

  • Must have working knowledge of Northern California flora and/or fauna, and vegetation communities. (Strong field skills a plus).
  • Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, and/or the Clean Water Act.
  • Demonstrated experience writing biological reports for projects in California.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience, but generous by industry standards.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.

Please email your resume to the office manager, Chris Milliken at monkadmin@monkassociates.com.


13 January, 2020:  Colonial Waterbird Internship, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a part-time intern to assist with the Colonial Waterbird Program.  The internship will begin February 1, 2020 and extend through August 31, 2020.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA, although many tasks can be completed remotely.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in data management, volunteer management, and waterbird survey techniques. The intern’s primary role will be managing volunteers, data entry, and maintaining a database for the Colonial Waterbird Monitoring Program, a citizen science project. The intern may also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs (https://www.sfbbo.org/avian-science.html).

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage volunteer site assignments and respond to inquiries
• Enter, proof, and manage colonial waterbird data collected by citizen scientists
• Prepare short summary reports of colonial waterbird data for local organizations
• Prepare training materials for citizen scientists and plan or participate in outreach events
• Conduct gull counts in the field during breeding season
• 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
• Assist with other SFBBO projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field
• Solid computer skills and experience with data entry, proofing, and analysis
• Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Interest in working with volunteers/citizen scientists

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay
• Experience using Microsoft Access and Excel
• Experience doing fieldwork with spotting scopes
• Previous participation in citizen science programs

Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field.  This is a part-time unpaid internship position. The schedule is flexible and many tasks can be performed from a computer remotely. The intern will have weekly meetings with the Program Director. The internship will require on average 5-10 hours per week. Weeks with field work may require up to 15 hours per week on a limited basis. If field work is performed, 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 “Colonial Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. Application review will begin on January 17th.  SFBBO is an EOE.


13 January, 2020:  Project Manager, Yolo County Resource Conservation District

The Yolo County Resource Conservation District is seeking applications for a highly motivated, self-directed and enthusiastic Project Manager for restoration and conservation activities on public and private lands. For more information on this position, our programs, and our partnerships visit: http://www.yolorcd.org.


13 January, 2020:  Range Vegetation Technician, Roundup, Montana

Range Vegetation Technicians (3) needed.  1 position May 11 – July 31, 2020 and 2 positions May 11– June 26, 2020 for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings).  The study assesses demographics, population dynamics, and resource selection of greater sage-grouse in response to grazing.  The study also evaluates the direct effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat.  This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark Szczypinski, Science Technician, FWP; and Victoria Dreitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program and Avian Science Center Director, University of Montana, W. A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation.

Duties include collection of detailed vegetation data at sage-grouse nests and random points among grazing treatments across the study area.   Preference will be given to applicants with experience in range vegetation measurement and identification of Montana species, experience in operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, use of GPS units, and current First Aid/CPR certification.  If you are not currently certified in First Aid/CPR, you will need to become certified before arriving to begin work.  Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers. Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear. Work schedule is dynamic and demanding—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. The successful candidates will be expected to assist the sage-grouse field technicians as needed with monitoring sage-grouse hens or chicks using radiotelemetry, night-time capture and marking of sage-grouse hens or chicks with radio transmitters, nest finding and monitoring, or data entry and proofreading.  The range and sage-grouse technicians are considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary.  Field technicians must have good interpersonal and communication skills as they will be required to work in teams of 2 most of the time.  However, technicians must also be willing to work alone in remote locations.  The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and field research experience. A strong work ethic, good physical condition, and sense of humor are a must. Technicians will be required to hike up to several miles through sagebrush, over uneven terrain, and in hot temperatures to reach some sampling sites.   Successful candidates will be hired through the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. The position has a monthly stipend of $2,038/month plus free shared housing with internet provided. No benefits are associated with these positions. Applications will be accepted until Feb 28, 2020; however, the positions will be filled earlier if suitable candidates are found.   To apply, email a cover letter (be sure to state if you want to be considered for the ½ summer or full summer position or both), résumé, and 3 references all within a single PDF or MS Word attachment to Mark Szczypinski at: Mark.Szczypinski@mt.gov.  The subject heading of your email should read “Range Vegetation Technician Application”.  Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: Smith_John-Range Vegetation Technician).  Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being disqualified.  Please mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone at 406-320-2529.

Project Summary:

The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a sagebrush-obligate species that was recently up for ESA listing.  The loss and degradation of sagebrush habitats has led to the extirpation of this species from over half of its historical range.  Due to large conservation efforts and cooperation by multiple agencies and private landowners to conserve and manage sage-grouse habitat, the sage-grouse was not listed, but USFWS will re-evaluate its status in 2020.  To maintain populations and habitat for this species, these conservation efforts need to continue.  Our study evaluates how conservation efforts through managed grazing directly affect sage-grouse vital rates (hen survival, nest success, chick survival—the 3 most important drivers of population growth in greater sage-grouse) and habitat.  Findings will inform federal and state grazing management programs as well as other landowners that incorporate wildlife interests into grazing management around the West.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


13 January, 2020:  Range Field Crew Leader, Roundup, Montana

Range Field Crew Leader (1) needed May 4, 2020 to Aug 7, 2020 (start and end dates are somewhat negotiable) for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings).  The study assesses demographics, population dynamics, and resource selection of greater sage-grouse in response to grazing.  The study also evaluates the direct effects of grazing on vegetation in sage-grouse habitat.  This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Mark Szczypinski, Science Technician, FWP; and Victoria Dreitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program and Avian Science Center Director, University of Montana, W. A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation.

The crew leader will supervise (and assist) a crew of 3 range technicians who have been hired to collect detailed vegetation data at sage-grouse nests and random points among grazing treatments across the study area.  The crew leader reports directly to and works very closely with the Science Technician on the project who oversees the entire field crew.  Crew leader responsibilities include daily organization of the crew, their tasks, and the locations in which they are sampling.  The crew leader also oversees data entry and management of the range technicians, including collecting data forms on a regular basis and ensuring the crew keeps up with data entry and proofreading, and will do a lot of data entry and proofreading themselves.  The crew leader will use ArcGIS to upload waypoints to maps and print maps for field technicians daily.  Microsoft Access is used for database entry and maintenance.  In addition to regular field duties with the crew, the crew leader is responsible for supervision of the range crew and ensuring that their field gear and vehicles are properly maintained. Regular field duties will include collecting vegetation data but may also include duties associated with sage-grouse such as capturing and marking hens or chicks, monitoring hens or chicks via radio-telemetry, or other miscellaneous tasks as assigned.   The successful applicant must be able to work in remote locations alone and as part of a team, and must be able to live in a communal, rustic setting.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience in supervising a field crew, vegetation ID in Montana, range science data collection metrics, operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads, ArcGIS v 10 (uploading and downloading points from a GPS unit, making maps), database management with Microsoft Access, entering and manipulating data in Microsoft Excel, and current First Aid/CPR certification.  If you do not have current First Aid/CPR certification, you must become certified before arriving to begin work. The range crew works alongside our sage-grouse field crew and helps with sage-grouse capture and monitoring when needed.   The range and sage-grouse technicians are considered one field crew with slightly different designations of daily duties, but they will each help each other with duties when necessary.  Regular communication and coordination of range crew activities with the sage-grouse crew is imperative; thus, the range crew leader must have excellent communication and inter-personal skills along with top notch organizational skills.  The work schedule is extremely dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long days during the peak of nests hatching, and unpredictable days off—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises.  Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers.  Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear.  The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and field research experience. A strong work ethic, good physical condition, and sense of humor are a must.  The position will require hiking up to several miles each day through sagebrush, over uneven terrain, and in very hot temperatures to reach some sampling sites.  Successful candidates will be hired through the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and the position has a monthly stipend of $2,214/month plus free shared housing with internet provided.  No benefits are associated with these positions. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2020; however, the position will be filled earlier if a suitable candidate is found.   To apply, email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single PDF or MS Word attachment to Mark Szczypinski at: Mark.Szczypinski@mt.gov.  The subject heading of your email should read “Range Field Crew Leader”.  Include your last name as the beginning of all files (ex: Smith, John-Range Field Crew Leader).  Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being disqualified.  Please mention whether or not you are currently certified in CPR/First Aid and direct any questions about the position to Mark via e-mail or by phone at 406-320-2529.

Project Summary:

The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a sagebrush-obligate species that was recently up for ESA listing.  The loss and degradation of sagebrush habitats has led to the extirpation of this species from over half of its historical range.  Due to conservation efforts and cooperation by multiple agencies and private landowners to conserve and manage sage-grouse habitat, the sage-grouse was not listed, but USFWS will re-evaluate its status in 2020.  To maintain populations and habitat for this species, these conservation efforts need to continue.  Our study evaluates how conservation efforts through managed grazing directly affect sage-grouse vital rates (hen survival, nest success, chick survival—the 3 most important drivers of population growth in greater sage-grouse) and habitat.  Findings will inform federal and state grazing management programs as well as other landowners that incorporate wildlife interests into grazing management around the West.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


7 January, 2020:  GIS Senior Analyst, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento

POSITION: GIS Senior Analyst (Sacramento)
Full-time / Benefited / Hourly / Non-Exempt
RECRUITMENT ID: 695
LOCATION: California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) office, Sacramento, CA
COMPENSATION: $29.52

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Working closely with Ecologists and GIS Analysts in a group setting, the incumbent works on various projects supporting the mapping and analysis of wildlife and habitat connectivity in California. Duties include compiling and digitizing data in ArcGIS for use in connectivity analysis; preparation of connectivity datasets for publication on CDFW’s web mapping application, BIOS; designing a database for tracking terrestrial connectivity data; data entry and quality checking; running spatial models using ArcGIS and R; distributing program data; and performing literature searches on wildlife and connectivity research and summarizing findings. They may also participate in field work, editing, and other duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Requires Bachelor of Science in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field. Enrollment in or completion of a Certificate or Degree program in GIS, or substantial experience in GIS. Experience working with biological datasets and spatial models using ArcGIS and R, such as species distribution models and connectivity analysis. Experience using MS Access software to design databases, including writing queries, macros, and making forms.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities include:
• Use of MS Access software and Esri ArcMap products;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing;
• Ability to function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit;
• Ability to prioritize tasks and to solve problems while communicating issues and asking for clarification;
• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time; this is primarily an office job with very little field work.

BENEFITS: Benefits for employees working 30 hours or more per week include employer paid life insurance ($50,000) and long-term disability; options for health, dental, and vision insurance; FSA; 14 paid holidays including 1 personal holiday; vacation accrual (up to 24 days/year); sick leave (up to 12 days/year); employer contributions to your 403(b) retirement plan (up to 8%).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered, applicants must submit the following:
• Cover letter
• Current resume
• Three professional references

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application deadline is February 2, 2020.
Applications can be submitted:
BY MAIL:
Chico State Enterprises
25 Main Street, Suite 206
Chico, CA 95928-5388

IN PERSON:
Chico State Enterprises
25 Main Street, 2nd Floor suite 206
Chico, CA

BY EMAIL:
csejobs@csuchico.edu

BY FAX: (530) 898-3391

For questions, please contact Chico State Enterprises Human Resources office:
BY PHONE: (530) 898-6811 or VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.csuchico.edu/cse/
The employer is Chico State Enterprises, a non-profit corporation serving as an auxiliary organization of California State University, Chico. Employment is considered to be at-will.

DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS
An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530) 898-5372 or by accessing the following Website: http://www.csuchico.edu/up.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Chico State Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. It is the Enterprises’ policy to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work. Prospective applicants with a disability may request and receive reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process.


4 January, 2020: Wildlife Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates

We have an opening in our Los Gatos office for a wildlife ecologist. This person will be responsible for conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status wildlife species; completing habitat assessments; working on CEQA/NEPA projects; and drafting written reports. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications

  • Solid field experience and report-writing skills;
  • Minimum 2 years’ consulting or resource agency experience in California;
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna;
  • Experience with fisheries and/or special-status species of central California, such as the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, salt marsh harvest mouse, and California Ridgway’s rail.

Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with five offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary and medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401(k) with a generous employer match.

H.T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and transcripts through this link: https://bit.ly/39txm34


4 January, 2020: Senior Wildlife Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates

H.T. Harvey & Associates has an opening in our South San Francisco Bay Area office for an experienced wildlife ecologist/project manager. The duties expected of this position include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, federal and state Endangered Species Act consultations, and wildlife inventories and management plans, as well as managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts. Other key responsibilities include business development, marketing, proposal preparation, staff training and supervision, and recruiting.

Required qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience, with at least 3 years of management experience
  • Strong project management skills, including an ease with clients and strong organizational abilities for tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and subcontractors
  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred), solid field experience, strong ecological knowledge, and experience in ecological consulting, particularly in California
  • Experience providing guidance to clients regarding federal and state wildlife regulations, including CEQA/NEPA and Endangered Species Acts
  • Solid technical writing ability
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Additional qualifications:

  • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends) as needed
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying upwards of 50 pounds, and otherwise maintain good physical condition
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with five offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary and medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401(k) with a generous employer match.

H.T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and transcripts through this link: https://bit.ly/2Lh4dPT


4 January, 2020: Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview
Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

SWCA’s Pasadena office is actively seeking a Natural Resources Project Manager to join our growing multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California. In this position, you will manage projects, take a lead role in pursuing project opportunities, manage field teams, and mentor staff with a focus on utility clients. Your work will expand SWCA’s professional reputation in natural resources management and research throughout California and beyond, and you will be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will collaborate with peers, maintain SWCA’s standards of excellence, and support the continuing development of SWCA’s Natural Resource Program.

Responsibilities

  • Manage natural resources and multi-disciplinary projects, develop and manage project budgets and schedules, and provide timely, high-quality work that achieves client goals.
  • Assist with the supervision of staff within the Utility Services Program. Ensure professional and technical excellence and quality through project staffing and QA/QC assignments
  • Oversee preparation of biological documents and deliverables.
  • Provide report QA/QC.
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients and public agencies.
  • Lead and participate in marketing and proposal efforts.
  • Work directly with clients and regulatory agencies to ensure regulatory compliance and facilitate project approvals.
  • Support the professional development of staff biologists through direct supervision and the management of project teams.
  • Conduct fieldwork and manage field teams as needed.
  • Support your peers in meeting client needs, staffing projects, and take initiative in team development and cohesion.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, environmental sciences, or a closely related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience working with major utility clients
  • Demonstrated experience working with on-call contracts
  • Three (3) or more years of experience managing projects, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work.
  • Familiarity with Southern California flora and fauna.
  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, and natural resources permitting.
  • Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., restoration ecology, botany, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.).

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

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/mk285htpvtng9t3v

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21 December, 2019: Senior Environmental Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a CEQA Planner and Assistant Project Manager/Project Manager with experience assisting Lead Agencies and managing the preparation of environmental and planning documents for our San Luis Obispo office. This is a regular, full-time salaried position that is a career growth opportunity to join SWCA’s expanding California practice. Assistant Project Manager/Project Manager role will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

SWCA’s San Luis Obispo’s office has been providing environmental planning and consulting services for over 30 years and is well known on the Central Coast for having a positive and collaborative office culture. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment, competitive wages, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as assistant project manager / project manager for CEQA documents prepared for a variety of projects;
  • Help manage multidisciplinary teams of SWCA staff and sub-consultants;
  • Support on-call planning and environmental services contracts with local agencies;
  • Write various sections of CEQA documents and review/edit other sections prepared by technical specialists;
  • Manage and coordinate complex CEQA documents;
  • Conduct business development, including client outreach, preparing proposals, and conducting interviews and presentations;
  • Ensure CEQA project quality, schedule, and budget objectives;
  • Make client and public presentations of CEQA documents;
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively;
  • Work closely with project managers, directors, and principals throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherences to its mission, vision, and values; and,
  • Contribute to expanding SWCA’s professional reputation in environmental consulting.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning or a related field. Master’s degree a plus.
  • A minimum of at least four (4) years of applicable experience in environmental consulting and planning, including current planning, preparing CEQA documents, and/or related planning services.
  • Of the four years of applicable experience, a minimum of at least two must include experience with the preparation or management of CEQA documents and projects.
  • Excellent written, logic, organizational, oral, analytical, and document management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed for projects throughout California.
  • Willingness to learn, have fun, and grow into increased management responsibilities.

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/mrr36bvhc556tb3s


12 December, 2019: Associate Biologist, WRECO
WRECO is an award-winning engineering consulting firm established in 1995 with offices in Walnut Creek, Oakland, San Jose, and Elk Grove CA. We develop innovative solutions for civil engineering, water resources, geotechnical engineering, and environmental projects. WRECO resolves sophisticated engineering and environmental problems in local communities, watersheds, streams, wetlands, estuaries and coastal areas with feasible and cost-effective solutions. As a certified Green Business, we understand the importance of sustainability. We consider the environment for every project in which we are involved. To learn more about our projects, please visit us at http://wreco.com.

We have an immediate opening for an Associate Biologist with at least seven years of professional experience in preparing regulatory agency permit applications, wildlife/conservation biology, and natural resource planning or restoration ecology to join our thriving offices.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop regulatory permit applications for regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Conduct Wetlands and Waters of the U.S. Jurisdictional Delineation and Reports
  • Develop restoration/mitigation strategies and write Mitigation and Monitoring Plans
  • Perform biological resources assessments and prepare Biological Resource Studies
  • Perform surveys for sensitive plant and animal species and document the listed and special-status plant species survey results
  • Incorporate wildlife surveys and habitat assessments into reports
  • Perform impacts and effects analysis on natural resources
  • Initiate Section 7 Consultation under the Federal Endangered Species Act

What You Need to Have:

  • Proficient technical writing skills and document preparation experience
  • Experience with regulatory permit applications for agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Ability to read construction plans
  • Previous FWS/NMFS approval for handling listed species
  • Experience delineating wetlands and waters according to federal and state definitions
  • Experience conducting plant and wildlife surveys
  • Demonstrated GIS experience, including preparing figures and spatial analysis
  • Prior experience working with local agencies and Caltrans is a plus

Your Professional Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in biology and/or chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences, and environmental sciences/studies.
  • You have 7+ years of experience in wildlife/conservation biology, natural resource planning, and/or restoration ecology

Application Procedure:
Please send us your resume and cover letter to info@wreco.com (tell us why this opportunity piqued your interest!). In the subject line of your email, please include the following: “WRECO – Associate Biologist – YOUR NAME.”
Please include a two-page writing sample with your application. The sample must be independently prepared by the applicant.
Candidates who move forward in the final selection process will be subject to a reference check as a condition of our hiring policy.
WRECO offers an excellent company paid benefits package including health, dental, vision, longterm disability insurance and Simple IRA with employer match. WRECO is a proud equal
opportunity workplace.


 

22 November, 2019: Biologist I or II, Santa Ana Watershed Association

Company Profile

The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the natural resources in the Santa Ana River watershed located in southern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration and endangered species recovery. The Wildlife Habitat and Management Services (WHMS) department is responsible for biological monitoring of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo and other sensitive species throughout the watershed in support of SAWA’s habitat restoration efforts. This is a full-time position. Benefits include an S-125 medical plan with a $700 monthly stipend; a retirement plan with 6% employer contribution; and paid leave following a six-month probationary period. The WHMS department fosters a talented, highly skilled and energized workforce. SAWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Job Description

This effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to the recovery of endangered species and conservation of other wildlife throughout the watershed. This position will require the incumbent to be a self-starter with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of biologists, under the supervision of the WHMS supervisor. SAWA biologists may routinely work with member agencies. Biologists work independently in the field during the nesting season and spend a large portion of the off-season preparing relevant reports.

Primary duties include:

  • Nest monitoring for Least Bell’s Vireo, California Least Tern and other sensitive avian species in Riverside, San Bernardino and/or Orange Counties
  • Maintain Brown-headed Cowbird traps and manage seasonal assistants
  • Perform avian nest searching in support of SAWA’s invasive plant control
  • Conduct general avian surveys including winter and breeding bird surveys
  • Conduct general biological monitoring of restoration sites
  • Conduct surveys for other sensitive species
  • Participation in plant surveys, aquatic surveys, small mammal trapping, and herpetological surveys to include area searches, cover-boards, pit-fall traps and night drives
  • Assist with ecological restoration projects
  • Accurately collect and analyze biological and ecological data and prepare technical reports

Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • B.S. in Wildlife Biology, Zoology or closely related discipline

Professional Skills Required:

  • Avian nest searching experience.
  • The ability to obtain or be added to existing species permits.

Experience with Least Bell’s Vireo and knowledge of local flora and fauna is preferred. 

  • Good research skills and ability to write strong, coherent technical reports
  • Skilled use of word processing, spreadsheet, database software and smart phone applications.      Knowledge of GIS software a plus.
  • The ability to hike on uneven terrain for long distances under extreme conditions including very high temperatures.  Must be able to work weekends and nights as needed.

The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate:

  • A dedication to excellence, integrity, and a sense of pride in your work.
  • Effectively communicate in order to foster teamwork, internal relationships, and external partnerships that promote SAWA’s conservation priorities.

Salary Range:                                                                                      Hiring Range:

  • Biologist I:       $20.51- $22.65/hr                                          $20.51- $22.65/hr
  • Biologist II:      $23.74- $30.38/hr                                           $23.74 – $24.93/hr

     (Biologist II requires 3+ years avian nest monitoring experience)

Employment Requirements

  • Final candidates are required to submit a technical report-writing sample.
  • Valid state driver’s license with current proof of driving record.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a physical exam, drug test and background check. 

Start Date on or about February 1, 2020

To Apply:

Application DeadlineDecember 20, 2019

 E-mail (1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position and interest in SAWA (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: Jennette El Morsy at jennette@sawatershed.org. Please include “Biologist Recruitment-Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to:  J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, 1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA  92507