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19 May, 2019: Conservation Biology Intern, Center for Biological Diversity
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature – to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive!

DESCRIPTION

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Conservation Biology Intern for our Endangered Species Program. This position is located in Oakland, California.

General position overview: The Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Program seeks a motivated and organized intern dedicated to protecting biodiversity and thwarting the extinction crisis. The intern will work with Center scientists to gain protections for imperiled species, with a primary focus on the Center’s Amphibian and Reptile Campaign. The internship will begin in June, with a desired minimum commitment of three months.

This paid internship provides an opportunity to learn about the Endangered Species Act and other laws and gain hands-on experience advocating for protection of endangered species.

Main duties: The Conservation Biology Intern will:

  • Conduct online research on rare and endangered species
  • Write portions of petitions to protect rare amphibians and reptiles under the Endangered Species Act
  • Submit comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or other federal agencies advocating for protection of species and their habitats
  • Interact with scientists, lawyers and organizers working to protect biodiversity
  • Improve their writing and communication skills

Application process: Please apply by submitting a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in the position. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and skills desired:

  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent internet and library research skills using scholarly databases and online tools.
  • Excellent organization and computer skills, including proficiency using MS Word and Excel.
  • A passion for and knowledge of protecting biodiversity.
  • A detail-oriented personality

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time

LOCATION: Oakland

PROGRAM(S): Endangered Species Program

OPEN DATE: 5/17/2019

KEYWORDS: Conservation, Biology, Internship, Reptiles, Amphibians,

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Apply through this website link: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/


19 May, 2019: Data Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA)

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, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 covered species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP BMP Data Manager. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule.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 MSHCP BMP 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 BMP throughout  western Riverside County in California. The Data Manager for the MSHCP BMP directs an integrated system of management for all field-collected inventory and monitoring data collected by the Program. Data generated by the Monitoring Program consists of status, distribution, and geospatial data as well as ecological and biological parameters of many species of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna. The Data Manager is expected to oversee and manage the technical aspects of data collection, prior to,during, and after it is collected in the field. The Data Manager ensures that these data are of sufficient quality and accessibility to be of value for the accurate assessment of biological resources and the effectiveness of management. This database is currently implemented in Microsoft Access, but another platform may be used in the future. The Data Manager is a full-time hourly position that works under the direct supervision of the Monitoring Program Administrator. The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to excellence, integrity, and a sense of pride in your work.

Primary duties include:

  • Maintain, manage, and expand a centralized relational database management system (RDBMS) using database software (e.g., Microsoft Access, SQL-Server) for the storage and retrieval of all field-collected inventory and monitoring data, as well as physical specimen and digital imagery data records, an equipment inventory, and contact information.
  • Create specific guidelines, rules, and standards for the acquisition, securitization, quality assurance and control, documentation, and dissemination of Program data. Ensure all data housed in the Program’s central database are compliant with these standards and rules through integrated quality assurance measures and applications development.
  • Oversee and manage the technical aspects of data collection, prior to, during, and after field surveys to ensure compatibility with the database structure, and quality control and assurance of the data.
  • Write computer programs (applications) in Visual Basic to assist in data entry and processing, data transfer (e.g., from spreadsheet to database), data queries, reports, and export in various file formats.
  • Create applications (apps) for mobile data collection on tablets and handheld devices (Palm Pilots, smart phones). Write applications for the review and correction of errors, and migration of field collected digital data into the centralized database.
  • Clean, repair, standardize, and normalize tabular digital and analog (paper) datasets of varying quality and completeness from multiple sources.
  • Serve as a point of contact for acquisition and transfer of data, reports, tables, charts and cartographic products to staff and external agencies. Prepare datasets for annual delivery to reserve managers and CDFW’s Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Subject level experience in the biological/ecological sciences with demonstrated knowledge of sample design and field data collection methods and procedures. Experience working with large ecological datasets a strong plus.
  • A minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in design and implementation of a centralized RDBMS in a multi-user environment. Experience must include both backend and frontend development. Demonstrated rapid problem-solving ability.
  • A minimum 3 years experience with the development and use of complex SQL-Server.
  • Fluency in MS Access, SQL-Server Express, MS Visual Basic (or equivalent), ESRI products, and basic web services techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of data management concepts and principles, including work flow processes, quality assurance/quality control, database security, and metadata requirements.
  • Experience developing applications for mobile data collection and incorporating their data into a centralized database.
  • Ability to work independently on multifaceted projects. Skill in planning, organization, and implementation of workload in meeting assigned objectives.
  • Experience advising a diverse staff concerning use and implementation of relational databases. Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Familiarity with GIS concepts and ESRI software, particularly ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Ability to perform basic operations such as clipping, merging, editing, and projecting spatial data.
  • Possession of a valid U.S. Driver’s License and U.S. citizenship, or the ability to work legally in the U.S. (Declaration of Permission to Work form required).

Education:

Successful completion at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study in natural resources, bioinformatics, or computer sciences, or completion of coursework in one of these fields plus appropriate experience or certification. The combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position to be filled.

Compensation:

Position Hiring Range:  $31.84 – $35.02 (to commensurate with experience)

Position Salary Range:  $31.84 – $40.75

Employment Requirements

  • Valid state driver’s license with current proof of driving record.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a physical exam, drug screening test and background check.

To Apply:

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 “MSHCP Data Manager 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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

First round of application review begins May 30, 2019


19 May, 2019: Field Biologist, Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA)

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 insouthern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 covered species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP Field Biologist. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule.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 MSHCP BMP 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 BMP throughout western Riverside County in California. This position will require the incumbent to be a self-starter with proven biological monitoring experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of biologists, under the direct supervision of the BMP Biologist Supervisor. The Field Biologist works in the field (80%) and associated office tasks, including data entering and checking (20%). Job duties include field data collection and data entry for bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, invertebrate, and plant species that are covered  under the MSHCP on conserved lands. This is a one-year term position, with the potential of annual renewal for up to five years dependent on funding and performance.

Primary duties include:

  1. Conduct biological surveys for Covered wildlife, rare plant species and native vegetation communities.
  2. Prepare maps using ArcGIS and Google Earth; prepare survey station waypoints for upload to GPS units.
  3. Collect field data in the prescribed manner, following established protocols.
  4. Digitize data using an established Microsoft Access database, and perform quality assurance checks on entered data.
  5. Assist with report preparation.
  6. Attend meetings and training as assigned.
  7. Complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision in a timely fashion.
  8. Expected to operate 4WD vehicles, digital equipment and GPS units,
  9. May conduct the following activities, with support of other lead staff: design and oversee short- term field survey efforts including protocol writing, training of inexperienced staff, and management of day-to-day field survey logistics; conduct and interpret statistical analysis of survey data; write survey summaries or reports.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Two years of experience conducting biological surveys, preferably for more than one taxonomic group.
  2. Knowledge of southern California flora, and the ability to identify targeted and co-occurring species in western Riverside County. Experience using dichotomous keys, especially the Jepson Manual, isparticularly desirable.
  3. Experience conducting surveys for, and handling rare, sensitive, and federally- or state-listed wildlife or plants.
  4. Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and mapping programs including ArcGIS and Google Earth.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of groups and individuals.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with others, and independently with little to no supervision.
  7. Ability to record ecological data clearly and accurately.
  8. Ability to work long days and occasional evening shifts.
  9. Ability to work under, and tolerate exposure to, variable environmental conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, aquatic environments, seasonally harsh temperatures, etc.), and be capable of carrying a 25 to 30-pound backpack.
  10. Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
  11. Possession of a valid U.S. Driver’s License and U.S. citizenship or the ability to work legally in the U.S. (Declaration of Permission to Work form required).

Education:

Successful completion of a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree that included a major field of study in ecology, biology, botany, wildlife management, or other closely related field.

Supervision:

The Field Biologist is a full-time hourly position that works under the direct supervision of the Biologist Supervisor.

Compensation:

Position Hiring Range:  $19.61 – $21.57

(to commensurate with experience)

Position Salary Range:  $19.61 – $25.10

Employment Requirements:

  • Valid state driver’s license with current proof of driving record.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a physical exam, drug screening test and background check.

To Apply:

 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 “MSHCP Field Biologist – Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to: J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, 1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA 92507

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

First round of application review begins May 30, 2019


19 May, 2019: Biologist Supervisor, Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA)

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, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 covered species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP Biologist Supervisor. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule. 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 MSHCP BMP 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 BMP throughout western Riverside County in California. This position will require the incumbent to be a self-starter with proven supervisory experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of biologists, under the direct supervision of the BMP Manager. The Biologist Supervisor applies advanced technical skills to ensure that monitoring activities meet the objectives of the Program through the application of scientifically sound practices. The Biologist Supervisor works closely with the Monitoring Program Administrator, GIS Analyst, Data Manager, and Taxa Leads to advance the long-term monitoring goals of the Program.

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.

Primary duties include:
Duties directly related to monitoring include: supervision of and providing direction to Taxa Leads with protocol development and survey implementation; directing Taxa Leads and Field Biologists conducting surveys for species in six taxonomic groups plus vegetation communities; and working with staff from public agencies and local reserve managers. Although primarily supporting survey efforts, this position requires occasional field work. The Supervisor must be successful in monitoring Covered Species populations with regard to surveying, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. This position works independently, demonstrates good judgement and situational awareness in the field in terms of personal safety and respect for the habitat, and manages populations with the least amount of disruption to the species.

Administrative tasks performed in support of Monitoring Program activities include: writing, reviewing and finalizing annual survey reports, periodically updating and managing other Program documents, managing equipment needs including coordinating semi-annual inventory, and helping maintain field vehicles. The supervisor is responsible for the day to day operations of projects and direct supervision of Taxa Program Leads and Field Biologists working under SAWA. The supervisor performs administrative and field and research projects undertaken by the Monitoring Program, including research design, staff schedule coordination and development, quality control, data analyses, and report writing.

The supervisor position is responsible for maintaining the high quality of the biological program and an awareness of field conditions. Supervisor is responsible for reviewing timesheets and leave requests, assisting in recruitment interviews, and conducting performance evaluations of subordinates.

Supervisor’s position is 15% administrative and 85% field so as to assure productivity, safety, and the quality of work performed by biological staff.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least three years of experience with increasing supervisory responsibilities (e.g., supervising staff, interviewing and hiring personnel, facilitating staff development). Ability to direct and provide oversight of staff.
  • 3-5 years of experience developing and implementing long-term biological surveys, preferably for more than one taxonomic group.
  • Experience with sampling and monitoring techniques for a wide variety of rare and sensitive species (e.g., PAO, Distance, mark-recapture sampling strategies) and understanding of accompanying study designs.
  • Experience performing a range of data analyses using a variety of statistical programs.
  • Knowledge of model-selection techniques and concepts (e.g., AIC, QAIC, model averaging).
  • Experience writing and reviewing survey reports, protocols, and other biological monitoring- related documents. Ability to summarize survey results in written reports, edit and provide constructive feedback on reports and protocols written by others,
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office and mapping programs such as ArcGIS.
  • Ability to work long days, occasional evening and over-night shifts, and under harsh conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, seasonally harsh conditions). Weekend work is rarely required.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of groups and individuals.
  • Knowledge and field experience with a broad array of flora and fauna, preferably in southern California.
  • Ability to provide administrative and operational supervision of assigned biological staff necessary to support SAWA and the Monitoring Program.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and instruction to biological staff, regarding techniques, procedures, and environments, as pertaining to biology.
  • Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
  • Possession of a valid U.S. Driver’s License and U.S. citizenship or the ability to work legally in the U.S. (Declaration of Permission to Work form required).

Education:
Successful completion of a Master’s of Science degree through an accredited college or university that included a major field of study in a relevant field (e.g., ecology, biology, botany, wildlife management).

Supervision:
The supervisor is a salaried exempt position that works under the direct supervision of the Monitoring Program Administrator.

Compensation:
Position Hiring Range: $31.84 – $35.02 (to commensurate with experience); Position Salary Range: $31.84 – $40.75

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 screening test and background check.

To Apply:
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 “MSHCP Biologist Supervisor 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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

First round of application review begins May 30, 2019


16 May, 2019: Temporary Biological Aide, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)

Location: 500 San Pablo Dam Rd. Orinda, California

Job Description: The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) provides water to 1.4 million customers and protects 29,000 acres of open space in the East Bay. The Biological Aide will assist EBMUD Biologists with a wide variety of tasks involving data management, writing reports, equipment maintenance and sensitive species monitoring.

Duties for this position are expected to be 50% office-based and 50% field-based. Office tasks will include data entry, data analysis and lab maintenance. Field work duties are highly varied but may include: assisting EBMUD biologists with sensitive species surveys, project monitoring and invasive species removal. Field work is performed in all types of weather and may include strenuous physical labor such as wading through creeks or hiking in difficult terrain. Field work will occur in areas where poison oak, rattlesnakes and ticks are present.

Qualifications: College coursework in biology, ecology or a related field is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience collecting GPS data and performing data entry in ArcGIS is highly desired. Familiarity with San Francisco Bay Area flora and fauna is also desired. Candidates should be comfortable performing physically demanding work in remote areas. Preferred candidates will be team oriented, possess good communication skills and maintain a positive attitude.

Applications Due: June 10, 2019 at 5pm

Salary: $23 per hour

Duration: July 2019 – October 2019, Seasonal, part-time: 25-32 hours per week Monday through Friday

To Apply: Email a one page cover letter, resume and references to Julie Cadigan at julie.cadigan@ebmud.com.

The most qualified applicants, based on review of the application materials, will be contacted for an interview. The successful applicant will be hired as a temporary employee of Valley Temporary Services and will not be an EBMUD employee.


16 May, 2019: Biologist – Various MIG Offices, CA

MIG is currently seeking full-time, mid- to senior-level Biologists (4+ years’ experience) to join our California biological resources team in conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in someone with both field and report experience and professional skills associated with jurisdictional waters/wetland delineations, botanical surveys and regional special-status wildlife species. Project work can occur throughout California.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work includes all or a selection of the following, acting individually or as part of a team:

  • Vegetation mapping and habitat characterization
  • Jurisdictional waters/wetland delineations and regulatory permitting
  • General habitat assessments and surveys for plant and wildlife species
  • Focused surveys for special-status species
  • Construction monitoring and nesting bird surveys
  • GIS analysis and mapping
  • Drone surveys
  • Report preparation for technical biology reports and CEQA/NEPA documents
  • HCP consistency analysis

Education, Experience and Skills

Candidates must demonstrate independent judgment, personal organization, excellent communications skills, and an ability to make decisions and manage multiple priorities and people. The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in biology, ecology, botany or related natural resources field, 4+ years’ experience with environmental consulting, natural resource planning and management or related field, and familiarity with:

  • plant species identification using a dichotomous key
  • California wetland types and state and federal regulatory permitting processes
  • aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species identification and habitat assessment in CA.
  • construction monitoring/management and worker environmental awareness training
  • using ArcGIS independently as a problem-solving tool
  • working independently
  • conducting fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary

Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to: Roxanne Evanoff, Director of Human Resources; hr@migcom.com. Please indicate if you have a preferred office location.

MIG is an environmental consulting, planning, and design firm headquartered in Berkeley, California with offices located throughout the state and west (www.migcom.com). For over 35 years, we have been a guiding force in helping our clients and the public think strategically, communicate effectively, and find solutions to improve our communities and protect the environment. We offer a comprehensive benefits program, flexible work schedule, a rewarding and collaborative work environment, and a creative atmosphere.


14 May, 2019:  California Biological Construction Monitor, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, California

Monk & Associates, Inc. (M&A), is seeking a Biological Construction Monitor to assist on a project in Lathrop, California. Primary duties include monitoring of daily construction activities to ensure project remains in compliance with permits/plans and potential impacts are avoided and/or minimized to sensitive species, riparian and other aquatic resources. Other responsibilities include project oversight and coordination, wildlife surveys, report writing (daily, weekly, and monthly), and water quality sampling/monitoring (e.g., pH, turbidity).

The successful candidate must possess a B.S. degree (M.S. desirable) in biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, or a closely related discipline. Solid field experience and a good understanding of environmental regulations, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act is preferred. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and at least five years working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species is required. CDFW scientific collecting permit a plus.

Other Key Qualifications:

A solid background and field experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.

Strong field skills.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.
This temporary position (duration: approximately 3 to 4 months) could eventually lead to a full-time position conducting all services provided by M&A.

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


13 May, 2019:  Senior Wildlife Biologist/Regulatory Specialist, EMC Planning Group

Located in Monterey, EMC Planning Group Inc. has provided award-winning land use planning, design, land use entitlement, resource assessment, and environmental services to both public and private clients for over 40 years. A detailed description of the services we provide, our company culture, and sample projects can be found at our website: www.emcplanning.com.

We are currently seeking a Senior Wildlife Biologist to provide consulting services on a wide variety of projects throughout coastal and central California. Duties will include general biological field surveys, focused surveys/habitat assessments for special-status wildlife species, jurisdictional wetland and waterway delineation, regulatory agency coordination/permitting/ compliance support, preparation of resource technical reports and CEQA/NEPA biological resource impact analyses.

Qualifications for the position include a B.S. or B.A. in biology, ecology, natural sciences, or another relevant field; a Master’s degree is preferred. The candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience as a biological consultant in California. CEQA/NEPA compliance experience is required. Mitigation site planning, restoration planning, permitting, and monitoring experience are a plus.

We are looking for a biologist with clear and concise technical writing competency, proven project management and budget tracking abilities, strong proposal preparation/client interaction and marketing skills, regulatory agency permitting knowledge, and extensive field experience with wildlife species found in coastal and central California. The ideal candidate will possess patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm; have advanced computer skills, habitat mapping and GPS capability, and private biological consulting experience. We are looking for a team player with a professional attitude and cooperative communication style.

For consideration, please email your resume to robinson@emcplanning.com.
Position and salary DOE.
Position is available immediately in Monterey, California.


13 May, 2019:  Seasonal biologist job announcement – McCormick Biological, Inc.

McCormick Biological, Inc. (MBI) is a biological consulting firm based out of Bakersfield, CA, that specializes in the biological resources of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking applicants for several temporary Level II blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila) surveyor positions available now and ending on or before September 15, 2019. Applicants do not need to be available for the entire period; however, availability for the majority of the period will increase an applicant’s competitiveness for a position. Start and end dates can be flexible, depending on availability.

General Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of experienced staff, seasonal employees will work on teams to conduct transect surveys following agency-approved methods for the detection of state- and federal-listed species including, but not limited to, blunt-nosed leopard lizard. In-house and field training will be provided. Duties may also include general maintenance/preparation of field equipment and other administrative tasks as assigned.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Work will be conducted in both field and typical office environments.
  • These positions are based in Bakersfield, CA, but field sites may be distributed throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Occasional over-night travel with a field crew may be requested.
  • Field work may be pre-scheduled up to 1-week in advance, and crew departure times will be coordinated by crew leaders the day before field work is conducted.
  • Field work will be completed over an 8-hour work day. Overtime (more than 8 hours in a day) may be requested to accommodate for longer travel times to specific field sites. MBI offers no minimum guarantee of work hours.
  • Transect surveys will consist of hiking up to several miles per day in intense sun.
  • Field attire appropriate for hiking is required (e.g., shirts with sleeves, long pants, hat, sunglasses, and hiking boots). Many field sites require additional personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, high-visibility vest, safety glasses, fire-resistant clothing, steel-toed boots, hard hats, and H2S monitors. All required safety equipment will be provided by the employer.
  • Potential hazards in the field may include high temperatures, poor air quality, uneven terrain, biting insects, rattlesnakes, oil production equipment, and barbed-wire fencing.
  • There is a 16-day unpaid break from work activities (July 16th through July 31st). During this time, opportunities for additional part-time work and/or continuing education may be provided by senior staff.
  • Other tasks include, but are not limited to, maintaining/preparing field equipment (e.g., taking company vehicles through car wash, cleaning ice chests/binoculars/etc., bagging ice for field crews), disposal of trash, gathering recyclables, and shredding paper.

Required Qualifications:

  • Existing qualification as a Level II blunt-nosed leopard lizard researcher
  • Possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license (or ability to obtain a license) is required.
  • Reliable transportation to and from MBI’s office.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment.
  • Employment is conditional on successfully passing a drug test administered at an off-site laboratory.
  • Position is subject to educational and criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation with, or currently pursuing, a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university with emphasis in the biological sciences, ecology, or wildlife biology.
  • Field experience with endangered and threatened species of the San Joaquin Valley. Emphasis on reptile species identification is a plus.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to arrive at the office and be ready to depart for field activities at a pre-determined time.
  • Ability to work under supervision and be self-directed when needed.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in team situations.
  • Ability to operate a Windows-based computer for word processing, data entry, and/or accessing the Internet.
  • A working cell phone or land line for daily communications.

Location:

  • Bakersfield, CA

Type:

  • Part-time hourly, Seasonal, Non-exempt
  • General expectation is between 25 and 40 hours per week, (Monday–Saturday)

Pay:

  • $20–$26/hour, DOE

Benefits:

  • These positions do not qualify for sick leave benefits, health insurance, paid-time-off, or other benefits afforded to full time regular employees at MBI.
  • Employees will be provided with a $10 per month cell phone use stipend, subsidized field gear, and company vehicle transportation to and from field sites.
  • Returning seasonal employees may be eligible for participation in Simple IRA plan, provided minimum qualifications are met.

Interested candidates should download an application from our Web site:

  • Go to www.mccormickbiologicalinc.com/employment.
  • Scroll down and click “Apply Here” to download an application.
  • Do not fill out the application using a Web browser, instead, download the PDF and fill it out using Adobe Reader.
  • When you’re done filling out the application, click “Submit” at the bottom of the form, and attach your resume and cover letter to the email that is generated before you submit. If you encounter problems with the “Submit” button, please send your materials to contact@mccormickbiologicalinc.com instead.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been received.

13 May, 2019: Regional Biologist – Western Region, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Rancho Cordova, California

The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an immediate opening for an experienced Regional Biologist to help deliver DU’s on-the-ground conservation programs in California and Nevada.  The position will be stationed in DU’s Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, California, and be part of a team of biologists, engineers, and support staff responsible for implementing DU’s mission by conserving, restoring, and managing wetlands and associated habitats.

Qualifications

Candidates must have at a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology; waterfowl, shorebird, and waterbird biology, as well as state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication, organizational skills, and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration/enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the program area’s biological resources, environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will be part of a team of biologists and engineers working on several major water conveyance infrastructure and wetland conservation projects to improve water delivery and habitat quality for key wetland complexes. The incumbent will work with a project team on all tasks related to biological resources including ensuring environmental compliance, implementing mitigation, managing sub-consultants, coordinating with stakeholders, conducting outreach, site monitoring, and integrating engineering and environmental elements of the projects. The primary focus of this position will be California’s Sacramento Valley.  Future work may occur in other high priority areas of California and Nevada.

Other duties will include:

Project Initiation – identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private stakeholders that may partner with DU, and writing and submitting funding proposals to various sources to secure funding for wetland conservation project work.

Project Management/Delivery – coordinating with landowners and other stakeholders, DU engineering staff, consultants, and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects; negotiation of project agreements; report writing; budget management; biological technical assistance; entering project tracking data in DU’s business information system; and completing preliminary property inspections, baseline documentation, and annual monitoring of easement lands.

For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:

Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Email: mcamacho@ducks.org

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


5 May, 2019:  Seasonal Field Biologist, Swaim Biological, Inc.

Swaim Biological, Incorporated (SBI) (http://www.swaimbio.com/) is seeking seasonal field biologists to monitor construction activities and assist with special-status species surveys. SBI is a small, woman-owned consulting firm that provides natural resource consulting services to a variety of clients including state and local agencies, large consulting firms, land trusts, non-profits, park districts, and private entities. SBI projects range from baseline environmental studies, impact analyses, mitigation and monitoring, to research on special-status species for conservation and management. SBI works primarily in the San Francisco Bay-Delta and Sacramento areas but work can occur statewide. Both full- and part-time temporary positions are available, with potential to become permanent depending on merit and workload.

Primary duties include:

  • Perform biological monitoring and reporting.
  • Conduct special-status species surveys (flora and/or fauna) and nesting bird surveys (preconstruction and presence/absence).
  • Prepare daily reports.
  • Assist with project environmental reviews, including site assessments, database searches, and report preparation.

A BA/BS in biology or related field is preferred. However, those expecting to graduate in spring/fall 2019 are encouraged to apply if the required skills are demonstrated from coursework or related experience. Candidates should have a basic understanding of California flora and fauna, and general knowledge of species inventory surveys and California environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA, NEPA, etc.). Preference will be given to candidates with 2+ years of experience in environmental consulting/biological monitoring, especially those who have monitored and/or lawfully handled one or more of the following species: California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, Alameda whipsnake, San Francisco garter snake, and giant garter snake. Experience with other special-status reptiles and amphibians is a plus. Excellent communication skills, ability to understand and implement appropriate safety actions, and ability to work alone and/or in teams is essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. GIS and GPS experience, and possession of a scientific collecting permit and/or any federal recovery permits are desirable.

Job applicants must be prepared to:

  • Conduct strenuous and physically demanding field work in various terrains and temperature regimes.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle (4WD or AWD preferred).
  • Travel to/from field assignments, usually within the same day.
  • Work nights and weekends.

To apply send your resume and three current references with contact name, email, and phone number to info@swaimbio.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


26 April, 2019: Associate Biologist, ESA

About the Position:

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is currently seeking Associate-level Biologists to be based out of our San Jose, Petaluma, Oakland, or Sacramento offices. Job duties may include biological surveys, report preparation, and construction monitoring related to compliance with biological and regulatory requirements. Northern and Central California biological field experience and compliance monitoring experience is preferred. The position may involve extensive field work, both locally and on overnight assignments. This physically demanding position will involve various working environments/conditions and requires that an individual be physically capable of canvassing large project areas by foot on various terrain and potentially in inclement weather.

The biologist will conduct biological and natural resource field surveys collecting observational data concerning a variety of wildlife species; use GPS units, tablets, topographic maps, aerial photographs, and other tools to perform vegetation/habitat mapping; perform pre-construction surveys and compliance monitoring for special-status species; and assist in protocol-level presence/absence surveys for sensitive animals and plants. Work stems from permit requirements under CEQA and NEPA, or from permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Experience with these permit requirements is preferred.

Requirements:

2-5 years related work experience; bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife conservation or related discipline; experience with biological construction monitoring; experience in working with biological resources, and wetlands in the San Francisco Bay Area and/or Central Valley; experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) strongly preferred but not required; strong technical writing, and critical thinking skills required; and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

About the Company:

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2019, Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100% employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon, and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices.

Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analyses to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions.

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

Benefits:

Aside from competitive compensation, our benefits program reflects our commitment to our employee-owners:

Financial Extras:

  • Annual bonus pool
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Ride sharing/commuter assistance
  • Employee referral bonus

To Your Health (and Family):

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance – Paid at 70% for you AND your family
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Day Care Flexible Spending Account

Life in Balance:

  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

Peace of Mind:

  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

For Your Future Self:

  • ESAcademy training and professional development program
  • 401 (K) Salary Deferral Plan with company match
  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) – ESA is 100% owned by its employees!

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:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=11479&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296

 Diversity:

At ESA, we value diversity and inclusion. Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique. ESA’s culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

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

 Note: All applications received (if complete) will be carefully reviewed by an employee of ESA for fit and experience.  ESA does not utilize software or algorithms to prescreen resumes.

 


22 April, 2019: Research Data Specialist II, CA DFW  Wildlife Habitat Modeler

For application instructions see:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=153631

Application period is open until filled though we would like the candidate to start in July 2019.

You must first take an on-line, self-assessment exam for this position. Information on the exam can be found here:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8PB40

This position will contribute to the goal of securing the future of California’s biodiversity through data analysis and collaboration. As a member of Department’s Conservation Analysis Unit (CAU), the Research Program Specialist II will collaborate with technical and natural resource professionals to develop models and produce tools for wildlife and habitat conservation planning and analysis. CAU works to further the understanding of priority conservation areas in California through habitat suitability modeling, species range and distribution modeling, climate change vulnerability assessment, habitat connectivity modeling, and the compilation and integration of landscape datasets.

The incumbent will coordinate and lead intra and inter-departmental technical teams to conduct complex analyses, spatial and temporal modeling, and complex descriptive and inferential statistical analyses relative to species or habitat conservation. The incumbent will oversee management and technological enhancement of the existing Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE) and California Wildlife Habitat Relationships (CWHR) systems; train Department staff and others to use ACE and CWHR and new tools; and work with the Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program to optimize their existing vegetation databases to allow integration of the State Vegetation Classification into CWHR. The incumbent will prepare written documentation and manuscripts of research results for peer review and publishing by the Department and/or in other primary scientific literature sources.

The salary range is $6,003.00-$7,514.00 per month, with excellent health and retirement benefits. The position is located in Sacramento, California.

The ideal candidate will have a depth of experience in developing ecological models and have used ArcGIS and relational databases, R statistical package, Python, and Microsoft Products for data capture, generation, and analysis. Experience with graph databases desirable. The incumbent must be able to effectively articulate the scope, purpose, use and limitations of the tools to people with a range of knowledge of GIS and species/habitat models.  The successful candidate will be able to work independently, take initiative, and work collaboratively with a variety of staff and stakeholders.

Please contact Diana Hickson at 916-327-5956 or Diana.Hickson@wildlife.ca.gov for more information.


14 April, 2019: Mid-Level Regulatory Permitting Specialist, ESA

About the Position:

ESA is looking to add a mid-level Regulatory Permitting Specialist in our Northern California region. Grow your career alongside a smart, diverse, and dynamic team of biological and environmental professionals, supporting a wide range of project types that are shaping the landscape of Northern California from large-scale restoration initiatives to paving the way for fast and efficient public transportation. The successful candidate can choose the office location (Oakland, Petaluma, San Jose, San Francisco or Sacramento) that is the most convenient for them.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate 5 – 7 years’ experience developing applications and supporting documents to secure regulatory permits and approvals (i.e., approvals under Clean Water Act Sections 401, 402, 404, Federal/State Endangered Species Acts, Coastal Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, California Fish and Game Code Section 1600 et seq., and other relevant laws and regulations). Candidates must have experience in identifying project permit triggers and developing compensatory mitigation plans. This position requires poise in communication and close collaboration with a multi-disciplinary project team, including project managers and directors, biological and archaeological resource staff, project design engineers, and federal and state regulatory agency staff under schedule and budget constraints.

You will work on exciting and challenging projects that directly impact the people and wildlife in our local communities; projects could include environmental permitting services for water/wastewater, commercial, and residential development, energy, transportation, and land management planning, and habitat enhancement and restoration projects. Direct experience surveying for special-status species, wetlands, and protected habitats is desirable, but not required for this position. Experience with NEPA/CEQA impact assessments is also desired, but not required.

Requirements:

At a minimum, successful candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Direct experience in preparing regulatory permit applications
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with project staff and regulatory agency staff
  • Identify and accurately communicate compliance and potential non-compliance concerns
  • Effectively understand and track compliance with regulatory permit conditions
  • Support NEPA/CEQA and biological resource impact analyses
  • Exceptional writing and verbal capabilities
  • At least a BA/BS in a related discipline with a minimum of 7 years’ experience, or a Masters and a minimum of 5 years’ experience

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working for a private consulting firm, and experience working for a variety of clients, including public agencies and private clients.

About the Company:

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2019, Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100% employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon, and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices.

Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analyses to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions.

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

Benefits:

Aside from competitive compensation, our benefits program reflects our commitment to our employee-owners:

Financial Extras:

  • Annual bonus pool
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Ride sharing/commuter assistance
  • Employee referral bonus

To Your Health (and Family):

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance – Paid at 70% for you AND your family
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Day Care Flexible Spending Account

Life in Balance:

  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

Peace of Mind:

  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

For Your Future Self:

  • ESAcademy training and professional development program
  • 401 (K) Salary Deferral Plan with company match
  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) – ESA is 100% owned by its employees!

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:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=10777&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296

Diversity:

At ESA, we value diversity and inclusion. Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique. ESA’s culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

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

Note: All applications received (if complete) will be reviewed by an employee of ESA for fit and experience.  ESA does not utilize software or algorithms to prescreen resumes.


14 April, 2019: On-call Soil Scientist/Ecologist, ICF, Arcata, CA

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1901221 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Job Description

ICF is currently seeking an on-call entry level to mid-level Soil Scientist/Ecologist to provide soil science, wetland delineation, and miscellaneous ecological evaluation assistance on a variety of energy, transportation, and water projects in California.  The Soil Scientist/Ecologist will report to ICF’s Sacramento office. The position will be based in either ICF’s Arcata office.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).
Essential Functions & Duties

  • Conduct small to large-scale field surveys in support of for vegetation, wetland delineation, and other investigations.
  • Prepare reports (e.g., wetland delineations, vegetation assessments)
  • Perform field surveys including but not limited to walking transects, collecting specimens, and digging soil pits

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science, Geology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field
  • 0 to 6 years of experience in environmental and natural resource consulting
  • Knowledge of California flora and vegetation communities
  • Knowledge of principles and concepts for natural science techniques and methodologies as applied in a planning setting
  • Use of GPS technologies

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Proposal preparation experience
  • Experience with energy, transportation, and water-related clients
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for evaluation of environmental impacts
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations relating to biological resources (including CEQA, NEPA, Clean Water Act, California Fish and Game Code, and applicable Executive Orders)

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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

About ICF

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. Come engage with us at icf.com.


14 April, 2019: Biologist On-Call, ICF, Sacramento, CA

 ICF is currently seeking Biologists to be based out of our Sacramento, CA office.

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1901354 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Job Description

This position involves providing biological resource surveys on a variety of energy, transportation, water, and urban projects in northern California.  Fieldwork is likely to include wildlife surveys for special-status species and construction compliance monitoring. The Biologist also will prepare technical reports, assist with preparation of state and federal environmental permit applications, and assist in the preparation of technical studies and sections for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently and collaboratively perform field surveys for special-status species, natural communities and habitats. Field surveys may include walking transects, walking and mapping habitat boundaries, trapping or collecting specimens, visually identifying animal and plant species or digging soil pits for wetland delineations.
  • Independently perform environmental compliance monitoring at construction sites (including preconstruction clearance surveys and environmental awareness training), coordinating with construction crews, and being responsive to ever-changing schedules.
  • Evaluate project plans for determining potential impacts on special-status species and other biological resources.
  • Prepare technical memoranda summarizing field survey results.
  • Prepare construction monitoring reports and manage construction monitoring logs.
  • Prepare technical (biological) sections for CEQA and NEPA documents, annual reports, and environmental permit applications under guidance of senior staff.
  • Provide logistical support to task managers and project managers. Logistical support may include coordinating other ICF field staff and subcontractors, scheduling construction monitors, scheduling meetings, and invoicing.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or other related field of study.
  • 5+ season of experience in conducting biological fieldwork for consulting firm, municipality and/or government department/agency.
  • Experience working the San Joaquin Valley
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in use of GPS technology for navigation and data collection in the field.

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience working with Northern CA special-status wildlife species (e.g., California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, blunt-nose leopard lizard, giant garter snake, Alameda whipsnake, vernal pool branchiopods, San Joaquin kit fox, burrowing owl, giant kangaroo rats).
  • Experience with data entry and formatting.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to biological resources (including CEQA, NEPA, Clean Water Act, California Fish and Game Codes, etc.).

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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


14 April, 2019: Biologist On-Call, ICF, Southern California

Job Description

The on call Junior-Level Biologist will be responsible for a range of environmental consulting services, including construction monitoring, avian species identification and nest surveys, general biological field surveys and support, assisting with technical reports and documents such as Biological Technical Reports and Caltrans documents (i.e., NESMI), and providing as-needed field and office support to our local and regional Natural Resource team members.

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1901013 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Key Responsibilities

Plan and execute field assignments for Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Conduct nest searches and monitoring pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and California Department of Fish and Wildlife code. Document field reviews in monitoring logs. Communicate with client field contacts and ICF senior biologists. The on-call biologist must be able to travel to field sites in Orange, Riverside Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Requirements

  • A BA/BS in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline
  • 2+ years of environmental/consulting field experience
  • Avian nest monitoring and species identification skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to respond timely to deployment requests (i.e., sometimes next day)
  • Ability to travel to field sites in Southern California and occasionally assist with surveys in rugged, undeveloped terrain
  • Ability and experience conducting work in active construction sites and communicating with operators
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Preferred Skills

  • Intermediate or advanced nest surveying, active nest monitoring, and buffer establishment. Basic documentation/data management, experience working in the environmental compliance and/or construction fields.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Computer access.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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


14 April, 2019: Wildlife Biologist On-Call, ICF, Gillette, WY

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900880 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Compensation: Hourly rate for on calls to $20-25 per hour depending on experience.

About ICF

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette – located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is centered around the mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description

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

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 20-40+ hours per week from late March through early June with the possibility of through the end of 2019. This seasonal On-Call position has the potential for promotion to a full-time position in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ground and Aerial Biological Surveys.
  • Record Keeping and Data Entry.
  • Sage-grouse trapping and telemetry.

Basic Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Skills/Experience:

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

Professional Skills:

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

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900880 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

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

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


14 April, 2019: Seasonal and On-call Wildlife Field Biologists, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have immediate openings in our Fresno office for seasonal and on-call wildlife field biologists to work through mid-August, or beyond depending on workload. The selected candidates will be responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and other wildlife of the San Joaquin Valley, 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 species 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 California tiger salamander 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 is an ecological consulting firm based near San Jose, California, with six 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. Our work includes a variety of projects that involve wildlife habitat; threatened and endangered plant, animal, and fish species; habitat restoration and native landscape design; habitat conservation plans; renewable energy facilities; and more. 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 https://bit.ly/2Uqwusc.


4 April, 2019: Staff Level Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, California

Monk & Associates, Inc. (M&A), is hiring a Staff Level Biologist, with 5 years’ experience working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species. We are interested in hiring a Staff Level Biologist, with monitoring experience that has been approved as a monitor by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Familiarity with California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog a must. CDFW scientific collecting permit a plus.

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 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.

  • 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;
  • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise) as necessary to assist project and senior level biologists;
  • Assisting with the preparation of survey reports and permit application packages for submittal to the resource agencies;
  • Monitor construction activities: to assist in environmental compliance

Key Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field. All candidates should have strong field skills.
  • A solid background and field experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
  • Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.

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

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


4 April, 2019: California Regulatory Permitting Biologist, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, California

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.


30 March, 2019: Biological Monitor, Environmental Science Associates , Sacramento, CA

Closing Date: 06/27/19

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100 percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon, and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analyses to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a close knit team of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

ESA is seeking Biological Technicians to support a variety of job duties, including fisheries surveys/field work, biological compliance monitoring, data processing, and report preparation. The position may involve extensive field work, both locally and on overnight assignments. Qualified candidates should also demonstrate compliance monitoring experience and the ability to perform all aspects of biological monitoring on a variety of project types. The ideal candidate would be sufficiently experienced conducting monitoring and data collection in a safe manner along waterways and from boats. The position also includes assistance with fisheries and wildlife analyses and assessments and preparation of documents consistent with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements.

Requirements:

1-3 years related work experience; bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, fish and wildlife conservation or related discipline; experience working with aquatic resources in the Central Valley and Bay-Delta; experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) preferred but not required. Scientific reporting skills, critical thinking skills, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team required. Bay-Delta fish identification and boat operation skills are also highly desired. This physically demanding position will involve various working environments/conditions and requires that an individual be physically capable of working on boats, in a variety of aquatic environments and potentially in inclement weather.

The successful candidate must also fulfill the following requirements and duties:

  • Successfully perform all field duties of a fisheries technician, including: fish handling and processing with various sampling gears, boat driving/trailering, data management, reporting.
  • Ability to monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with mitigation/permit requirements
  • Accurately communicate and document conditions
  • Identify and accurately communicate compliance concerns and potential non-compliance
  • Write and maintain daily monitoring and inspection logs, including entry into an online database
  • Enter data into an on-line GIS mapping application

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 https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=10298&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296

Diversity:

At ESA, we value diversity and inclusion. Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique. ESA’s culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

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

Note: All applications received (if complete) will be reviewed by an employee of ESA for fit and experience.  ESA does not utilize software or algorithms to prescreen resumes.


27 March, 2019: Mojave Desert Tortoise Biologists, SNEI Biological, Las Vegas, Nevada and the surrounding Mojave Desert

Job Description:

SNEI is seeking to hire qualified field biologists to join our spring training program and willing to commit to becoming part of a team of biologists working throughout the Mojave Desert. The training program is 30-40 hours/week until receiving desert tortoise monitor authorization status. Our corporate office is in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We are in the process of expanding our team of biologists and looking for candidates that are willing to be trained and eventually become Authorized Desert Tortoise Biologists, after meeting US Fish and Wildlife Service qualifications in Nevada and California.  As a desert tortoise biologist, you will perform desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) surveys and construction monitoring in the Mojave Desert. Biologists are present on construction sites (pipelines, electrical transmission lines, solar projects, wind farms, etc…) making sure workers are desert tortoise educated and that they do not harm this federally threatened species. Most of our work involves desert tortoise construction monitoring.  However, this work could also include avian, Utah prairie dog, Mojave fringe-toed lizard, flat tailed horned lizard, rare, sensitive, and endangered plant surveys, etc.

All SNEI biologists are expected to work the project’s schedule.  Our crews typically work overtime (over 40 hrs/wk), and frequently work weekends as needed.  We work outside in all types of conditions:  extreme heat (120 degrees F), relentless sunshine, but also in cold, rain, and very windy conditions.  Our team must complete field surveys on tight schedules and must mirror construction schedules during the construction phases of projects.  These schedules tend to be last minute and change often; therefore our biologists need to be very flexible in order to meet the needs of our clients.  If you are adaptable, knowledgeable, hard working, and willing to go at a moments notice, SNEI might be the right firm for you.

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a science or related field such as biology, wildlife, environmental science, ecology, botany, etc. Applicants must be able to tolerate standing and/or walking while monitoring heavy construction machinery for 12 hours or more in a single day.  Must be able to work outdoors in all types of conditions, including extreme heat conditions of up to 120 degrees F for extended periods of time.  Must be able to walk 10-15 miles per day, sometimes over rough terrain.  Must be able to work and communicate well with others and be a team player.  Applicant must be able to relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada. Housing near our Las Vegas office is NOT PROVIDED; therefore applicants must find their own housing and have their own personal transportation to and from SNEI’s office. SNEI will provide accommodations when working away from the general vicinity of Las Vegas.  Work vehicles are provided for fieldwork to and from the work sites.  Knowledge and the ability to drive 4WD vehicles over rough terrain is a plus (DMV driving record for past 3 years required).  Applicants must be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and be enthusiastic about conservation.  Also, applicants must be well organized and detail oriented.  Lastly, knowledge with GPS, especially with a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx, is preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@snei.com

Start Date: Spring 2019

Application Deadline: ASAP

Salary: Starting at $12 to $15 per hour depending upon experience.

Website:  www.snei.com

Email:  jobs@snei.com


19 March, 2019:  Botanist/Restoration Ecologist, Environmental Science Associates, San Diego, CA

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 500-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 one mid to senior-level botanist/restoration ecologist to work in the San Diego office. This position requires a bachelors’ degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 5 years working in biological resources. The preferred candidate will have a strong background and experience in botany, preparing habitat restoration plans, biological resource surveys (with preferred experience in vegetation classification, rare plant surveys, and restoration quantitative/qualitative monitoring and preparing monitoring reports), permitting and endangered species documentation, biological report or CEQA/NEPA biological section preparation, client management, and project/task management. Additional biological expertise including having USFWS 10a permits, conducting USFWS protocol surveys, and/or experience conducting nesting bird survey surveys, is a plus but not required. You’ll work on exciting and challenging projects including parks and preserves, land management planning, water and wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, monitoring, and restoration.

Requirements:

An ideal candidate must possess effective problem-solving ability, exceptional writing and editing capabilities, and relationships with clients and agency personnel in the greater San Diego area. Experience effectively managing schedules and task/project budgets desired, as well as strong knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance. 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/BS in a related discipline, a minimum of 5 years’ experience; or Masters and a minimum of 4 years’ 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 to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=9903&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296

Diversity:

At ESA, we value diversity and inclusion. Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique. ESA’s culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

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

 Note: All applications received (if complete) will be reviewed by an employee of ESA for fit and experience.  ESA does not utilize software or algorithms to prescreen resumes.

 


26 February, 2019:  Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview

SWCA’s Pasadena office is actively seeking one or more Natural Resources Project Managers 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, conduct biological surveys, manage field teams, and mentor staff. 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.
  • 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 three (3) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent.
  • One (1) 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/fycdk7r4yt6v9c66

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26 February, 2019: Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

The Watershed Restoration Grants Branch (WRGB), of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will soon have an opening for a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) position. This position is part of a statewide team that develops, manages and implements grants funded by several bonds and programs, including the Water Bond of 2014 (Proposition 1), Parks and Water Bond of 2018 (Proposition 68), the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program and other WRGB grant programs.  The salary range is $6,491 – $8,075/month, with excellent health and retirement benefits. The position is located in Sacramento, California.

Ideal candidates for this position will be highly motivated to implement various grant programs successfully. They should have strong leadership skills and experience in program development, grant management, program coordination, with the ability to work independently and function well in a team setting working toward a common goal.  Candidates should possess skills to lead a team, perform complex tasks, collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders, deliver projects on a tight timeline, and demonstrate success. Candidates should possess strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills, and be able to make sound decisions based upon policies and regulations.

In order to be considered for the position, you must take an on-line examination, available on Cal Careers website (https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=4PB1001). Ranking on this exam is required in order to apply for this job posting in the future.

Please contact Laura Valoppi at 916-247-8903 or Laura.Valoppi@wildlife.ca.gov for more information on applying for this position.

 

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