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

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


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17 September, 2018: Natural Resources Specialist – Parks, Riverside, CA

Job Description:

This assignment will be responsible for the coordination, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of plans and procedures for adaptive management projects for conservation of wildlife habitat. The incumbent will perform field work, conduct biological resource evaluations prior to their acquisition & develop reports. Other responsibilities will involve land management, vegetation management and habitat restoration. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of laws relating to environmental resource protection and the covered species of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (WRC MSHCP). Please refer to the recruiting guidelines for additional information regarding the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics that are critical for success.

The Natural Resources Specialist will work across western Riverside County, outdoors, and often in inclement or harsh weather conditions. The position includes infrequent weekend and holiday shifts as needed.

Current vacancies are located in Riverside; however, this recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies countywide.  Priority consideration will be given to individuals on department reinstatement/layoff lists.

For more details, go to www.rc-hr.com and select Find a Job and then select Job Descriptions.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Education: Graduation from a recognized college with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Natural Resource Management/Analysis, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, or a closely-related field.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in research techniques, surveys, and statistical methods, preferably in Ecology, Natural Resource, or Environmental Studies. (A master’s degree in natural resource management/analysis, ecology, biological sciences, environmental studies, or a closely related field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.)

ADDITIONALLY, HIGHLY COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

  1. Knowledge of Southern California plants and animals
  2. Experience in land management
  3. Skill in performing field work in natural resources management, wildlife management, biological research, ecology, or habitat restoration
  4. Knowledge of local environmental conservation plans, such as the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (WRCMSHCP)
  5. Interpreting maps in remote areas and navigating using a compass on foot and in 4WD vehicles
  6. Independently conducting biological resource evaluations in the field to determine the type and nature of mitigation measures
  7. Knowledge of how to collect GIS mapping data and construct maps (ArcGIS, ArcMap, ArcCollector, Trimble GPS unit)
  8. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

Knowledge of: The methods, and procedures for conducting field studies and obtaining research data; the natural history, archaeology, cultural heritage, conservation, preservation, wildlife habitat, and endangered species of Riverside County; map interpretation; codes, ordinances, and laws relating to environmental resource protection, including the California Environmental Quality Act.

Ability to: Communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and orally; interpret land records and maps; organize and conduct research studies; make analyses and recommendations based on findings from studies, field observations and public contacts; use data processing equipment in statistical analysis; work with minimal supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

**QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE MUST BE REFLECTED ON RESUME AND APPLICATION.**

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Rosa Ayala at 951-955-6967or rayala@rivco.org.

If you are having technical difficulties during non-working hours, please refer to our self-help site at: http://www.rc-hr.com/Careers/HowtoApply/HelpFAQs.aspx

ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THIS RECRUITMENT IS SENT THROUGH EMAIL. IT IS THE APPLICANTS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN ADDED TO THEIR JOB GATEWAY ACCOUNT PROFILE.

Website Link: http://www.rc-hr.com/Find-A-Job/Job-Searching/County-Job-Openings


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17 September, 2018: Wildlife Biologist, Garcia and Associates

Garcia and Associates (GANDA) is seeking entry to mid-level Wildlife Biologists to work to support a variety of projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California.  Responsibilities will include conducting field surveys, reporting, and biological monitoring.  Experience with nesting birds is very desirable.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field; excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills; strong knowledge of California flora and fauna; strong knowledge of environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA and NEPA); knowledge of state and federal survey protocols for special status species; and strong enthusiasm for natural resource conservation and planning.  The position may involve working independently and with teams of biologists, planners and construction personnel.  The position will required overnight travel throughout California.

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and references to: bioresumes@garciaandassociates.com.

Garcia and associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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11 September, 2018: Wildlife Biologist, Sierra Pacific Industries, Centralia, WA
Currently, our Forestry Program has an opening for a Wildlife Biologist to help manage over 290,000 acres of forestlands in western Washington. The position will be based at our Centralia, WA office.

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • Oversee and manage our multi species Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
    • Plan, conduct and/or oversee all owl, raptor, mammal, amphibian, stream temperature and fish surveys
    • Analyze data and prepare reports for various survey efforts
    • Assist in developing land management strategies to best achieve goals of HCP
  • Provide operational support for our timber harvest program
    • Review harvest units as needed to ensure they comply with HCP/WA Forest Practice requirements
    • Conduct required biological surveys and supervise the efforts of contractors
    • Attend harvest review meetings with regulators as needed
    • Train other members of the Forestry Division on biological issues
  • Lead wildlife regulatory and policy matters
    • Maintain effective relationships with regulatory and government agency personnel, as well as various industry groups.
    • Review proposed regulations and assess impact to our business, as needed
  • Ensure that all WA timberlands are compliant with SFI wildlife and biological standards and objectives
  • Perform field work in a safe manner such as hiking in rough and steep terrain, conducting surveys (day or night) and working in remote locations in all types of weather conditions

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in wildlife biology or related natural resource field
  • Proven ability to interpret maps and photographs
  • Experience associated with the primary duties listed above
  • Familiarity with spotted owls, goshawks, marbled murrelet, amphibians and other wildlife species found in western Washington
  • Familiar with SFI standards and objectives
  • Ability to identify fish and wildlife species in the focus geographic area
  • Familiarity with Washington Forest Practice Application process
  • Ability to successfully work with state and federal regulators
  • An understanding of federal and state rules and laws dealing with timber and wildlife
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) and ARC GIS
  • Personable with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver license required and quad/snowmobile experience is desirable

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better. We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance. In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume by October 1, 2018 to:
Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107
Interested in SPI, but not this job? Look for future openings at: www.spi-ind.com/careers

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace.


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1 September, 2018: Senior Biologist, WRA, Inc.

WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in San Diego, Petaluma, Emeryville, Fort Bragg, and Denver. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture.

We are looking for a mid-level, energetic, career-minded plant ecologist, wetland ecologist, or related biologist to join us on a full-time basis in our San Diego office. We currently have one opening in San Diego and are looking for someone with experience in staff and project management, regulatory permitting, and in California plant, vegetation, and wetland identification. The work that this position entails is varied and may include environmental compliance (CEQA [mitigation and impact analyses], wetland delineation and permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, rare plant surveys, and restoration planning. Experience in one or more of these areas is required.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology and may require some travel to other areas of the state. Desired qualifications include: education and experience in California plant taxonomy and surveys, habitat/association mapping, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, wetland delineation, and mitigation analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. Previous experience in biological consulting is preferred.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, vision, and 401K with generous match. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com.

Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter and resume to careers{at}wra-ca.com and reference “Senior Biologist.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls or recruiters, please.


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1 September, 2018: Biologist I, WRA, Inc.

WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in San Diego, Emeryville, Petaluma, Fort Bragg, and Denver. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture.

We are looking for an energetic, career-minded ecologist to join us on a full-time basis. We currently have one opening in our San Diego Office. The work that this position entails is varied and may include environmental compliance (CEQA, wetland delineation and permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, biological surveys, and restoration planning. Possession of USFWS recovery permits and experience in these areas is preferred, but not required.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology and may require some travel to other areas of the state sometimes for extended periods of time. Desired qualifications include: Experience and CDFW or AZDFW authorization to conduct monitoring for flat-tailed horned lizard. Additional education and experience in southern California natural resources, familiarity with California vegetation communities and habitats, California plant taxonomy, GIS field mapping, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, and mitigation analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. Previous experience is preferred.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and 401K with generous match. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com.

Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter and resume to careers{at}wra-ca.com and reference “Biologist.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls or recruiters, please.


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27 August, 2018: Preserve Manager- Panoche Valley, Center for Natural Lands Management

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of rare species and the natural lands upon which they depend.  CNLM currently has preserves and staff in the states of California and Washington.

CNLM’s Central California Region is both a region in which CNLM has a long history of stewardship as well as one of recent and substantial expansion. CNLM recently acquired the 25,000-acre Panoche Valley Preserve in this region and is currently seeking a Preserve Manager to co-manage (with another Preserve Manager) the site.  This preserve is in San Benito and Fresno Counties and is composed of three adjacent ranches which support important populations of several rare and listed species.

Reporting to the Regional Preserve Manager for Central California, the Preserve Manager will be involved in conducting management and monitoring activities needed to protect and conserve the preserve.  Major vegetation types on the preserve include annual grassland and ephedra shrubland. Other vegetation types include juniper woodland, oak woodland, and riparian and wetland vegetation.  Listed species that are the focus of conservation efforts include San Joaquin kit fox, San Joaquin antelope squirrel, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, giant kangaroo rat, and California tiger salamander. Stewardship activities include grazing management, restoration or enhancement of shrublands, biological monitoring, preparing annual budgets, work plans, and reports; and active engagement with regulatory agency personnel and other collaborators and contractors needed for specialized services.

Please visit’s CNLM’s website (https://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/) for a full position description, including job requirements and how to apply (preferably by September 14, 2018).


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27 August, 2018: Preserve Manager- Central California, Center for Natural Lands Management

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of rare species and the natural lands upon which they depend.  CNLM currently has preserves and staff in the states of California and Washington.

It is anticipated that the Preserve Manager for this position would assume a primary role in the stewardship activities for the Cholame Ranch and Kreyenhagen Hills Preserves.  In addition, a substantial amount of the Preserve Manager’s time will be spent in stewardship activities on the Lokern and Semitropic Ridge in conjunction with the Regional Preserve Manager.

The Cholame Ranch encompasses a contiguous area of approximately 14,000 acres and is located primarily in Kings County, with smaller portions in Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey Counties.  The primary conservation objective at the Cholame Preserve is to maintain and/or enhance habitat for the benefit of golden eagle, red-legged frog, and other sensitive species.  Vegetation types on the Preserve include annual grassland, blue oak savanna, coastal scrub, mixed chaparral, blue oak -foothill pine woodland, and riparian and wetland vegetation.

The Kreyenhagen Hills Preserve is a 1,295-acre conservation bank in western Fresno County that is owned by Wildlands Inc and primarily managed for San Joaquin kit foxes.  Vegetation types include grassland, sage scrub, and juniper woodland and savanna.  CNLM holds a conservation easement over the site and is responsible for conservation easement compliance and monitoring.  Typically, this involves quarterly visits to the site including one visit in which pictures are taken at established photo points.

The Lokern and Semitropic Ridge Preserves are in western Kern County and together encompass about 7,600 acres.  These preserves are owned by CNLM and are managed for the benefit of several threatened and endangered species including San Joaquin kit fox, Nelson’s antelope squirrel, giant kangaroo rat, Tipton kangaroo rat, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, and Kern mallow.  Vegetation types include grassland, saltbush scrub and alkali desert scrub.

Stewardship activities include grazing management; chemical control of invasive plants, occasional habitat restoration or enhancement; biological monitoring; preparing annual budgets, work plans, and reports; and active engagement with regulatory agency personnel and other collaborators and contractors needed for specialized services. Grazing is an important means of vegetation management on some of these Preserves and the Preserve Manager will work with the Regional Preserve Manager and the grazing lessees to achieve appropriate vegetation structure while providing appropriate conditions for cattle and/or sheep.

Please visit’s CNLM’s website (https://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/) for a full position description, including job requirements and how to apply (preferably by September 14, 2018).


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23 August, 2018: Wildlife Biologist On-Call, Santa Cruz, Sacramento & Northern California Counties

 ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Field Biologists to join our team for infrastructure projects located on the Sacramento region.

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).

Job Description

The On-Call Staff Biologists will provide support to infrastructure projects located on the Sacramento region, Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, and areas of the East Bay. Responsibilities may include the following; creating daily monitoring reports, responding to project management and client need, conducting field surveys for special status wildlife, provide environmental compliance monitoring and prepare daily monitoring reports under direction of the supervision of senior staff.   Additional opportunities for On-Call Biologists include work assignments at our client facilities to provide general biological and/or regulatory expertise.

Primary Responsibilities

Conduct preconstruction surveys for California tiger salamanders (CTS), California red-legged frog (CRLF), giant garter snake, Swainson’s hawk surveys, nesting bird surveys, and provides environmental awareness training for construction crews, and conduct construction compliance monitoring for projects located in Northern California.  This position will be primarily outdoors.  Ability to identify native and introduced amphibians and nesting bird is required.  Previous experience conducting surveys and compliance monitoring for CTS and CRLF is desired.  Candidates must have good communication skills, work with construction contractors, ability to write clearly, prepare field data forms.  Work assignments generally include working 32-50 hours a week.

Desired Qualifications

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

About ICF

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. Our Environment and Planning division provides a range of consulting services in environmental analysis and compliance (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA], National Environmental Protection act [NEPA]), land use planning, transmission planning, public affairs, permitting (e.g., renewable energy) and other emerging market sectors. Our clients include federal, state and local agencies, and private energy and utility companies. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 5,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.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)

Pay Transparency Statement: For more information, please click here: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf


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4 August, 2018: Monitoring Program Administrator, Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan Biological Monitoring Program

The Biological Monitoring Program is responsible for monitoring 146 Covered Species and associated habitats as outlined in the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP). The overall goals of the Biological Monitoring Program are to collect data on the 146 Covered Species and associated vegetation communities over a 500,000 acre Conservation Area to assess the MSHCP’s effectiveness at meeting conservation objectives and to provide useful information to Reserve Managers in an adaptive management context. Visit the Regional Conservation Authority website at www.wrcrca.org for links to Plan and Monitoring Program documents, Covered Species, and reserves and reserve design.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Monitoring Program Administrator for the Western Riverside County MSHCP Biological Monitoring Program is the primary supervisor for the Program and works closely with staff from multiple agencies, including the Regional Conservation Authority, Santa Ana Watershed Association, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Monitoring Program Administrator must have experience with research, study design, and protocol-based field surveys for sensitive, rare, and endangered species, including: invertebrates, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, plants, and/or vegetation communities. The Monitoring Program Administrator oversees and provides support for all Monitoring Program staff including: Biologist Supervisor (1), Data Manager (1), Office Assistant (1), Taxa Leads (4), Biologists (6), and contract-based GIS Analysts (1).

The Monitoring Program Administrator:

        • Coordinates with multiple federal, state, and local agencies to develop and implement a long-term monitoring program to track distributions and population trends of 146 Covered Species and associated habitats in a 500,000-acre reserve area.
        • Develops annual work plans and manages an approximately $1M annual budget, including all personnel and project equipment needs.
        • Oversees development and maintenance of survey protocols, Operations Manual, Long-term Monitoring Strategy document, Training & Safety Manuals.
        • Oversees advertising and interviewing of Monitoring Program staff; and conducts annual performance reviews.
        • Develops and maintains training programs for staff.
        • Directs and schedules staff activities.
        • Directs science-based study design for field surveys.
        • Writes and edits annual survey reports and annual report for the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority.
        • Identifies contract needs, writes scopes of work, manages contracts.
        • Identifies land access needs and coordinate with the RCA and land managers on land access agreements.
        • Facilitates monthly reserve management/monitoring coordination meetings.
        • Attends and presents information at monthly Regional Conservation Authority team meetings, Santa Ana Watershed Association meetings, and other agency meetings.
        • Gives requested presentations to Regional Conservation Authority Board and other agencies.
        • Coordinates with California Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on survey methodology and monitoring activities.
        • Oversees annual distribution of Monitoring Program data and survey reports and works with Data Manager to distribute other requested data as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

        • Successful completion of a Masters or Ph.D. at an accredited college or university that included a major field of study in ecology, evolution, biology, botany, wildlife management, or other closely related field.
        • Five years of experience with increasing supervisory responsibilities (e.g., leading crews in the field, interviewing new personnel, facilitating staff development & employee evaluations).
        • Five years of experience collecting field data on sensitive wildlife or plant populations.
        • Experience with sampling and monitoring techniques for a wide variety of rare and sensitive species, preferably in southern California (including threatened and endangered species across plant, vertebrate, and invertebrate taxa). For example, PAO, Distance, and mark-recapture sampling strategies, as well as power analysis, goodness-of-fit, and other hypothesis-based techniques. Understanding of accompanying study designs.
        • Experience performing simple data analyses (e.g., descriptive data analysis, transforming non-normal data, power analysis) and more complex analyses (e.g., ANOVA, species density, detection probabilities that incorporate environmental covariates) using a variety of statistical programs (e.g., R, DISTANCE, MARK, PRESENCE) is preferred.
        • Ability to summarize survey results in written reports, edit and provide comments on reports written by others, and present results to local land managers and funding agencies when necessary.
        • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Professional Suite and mapping programs such as ArcGIS.
        • Ability to direct and provide oversight of staff.
        • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of groups and individuals; keep clear and accurate notes; work cooperatively with others, and independently with minimal supervision; complete complex assignments in a timely fashion.
        • Ability to work long days, occasional evening and over-night shifts, and under harsh environmental conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, seasonally harsh weather conditions) is preferred, although field work is not a significant component of this position.

Other Conditions of Employment

This position is funded by the Regional Conservation Authority (www.wrcrca.org), and hired through the Santa Ana Watershed Association (www.sawatershed.org). All work effort will be for, and direction will come from, the Regional Conservation Authority. This is an exempt, permanent full-time position (40 hours/week).

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Employment is contingent on passing a background check, physical exam & drug test. Must obtain a California driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Will be required to complete, and must be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.

Salary and Benefits

Starting pay is dependent on qualifications, ranging from $39 – $49.92 per hour ($81,120 – $103,834 per year). Benefits include an S-125 medical plan with a $600 monthly stipend, a 6% retirement plan, paid leave, and a cell phone stipend. There is a one-year probationary period with performance evaluations at six months and one year.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Selected candidates must be available to interview in person or online using Skype. Start date is negotiable.  Please submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and three professional references to:

Jennette El Morsy
Administrative Services Manager
Santa Ana Watershed Association
1835 Chicago Avenue, Suite C
Riverside, CA  92507
Office (951) 780-1012 Ext. 101
Fax (951) 780-5893
jennette@sawatershed.org

Questions about the position may be directed to: Jennette El Morsy – jennette@sawatershed.org


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25 July, 2018:Seasonal Biologists, Swaim Biological, Inc.

Swaim Biological Inc (SBI) s seeking seasonal biologists for construction monitoring and to assist with special status species surveys.  Both full and part-time positions are available.  Positions may extend into permanent depending on workload.  A  bachelor’s degree in biology or related field is preferred. However, recent graduates are encouraged to apply and if they feel they can demonstrate they have needed skills from coursework or related experience. Candidates should have a basic understanding of California flora and fauna, 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 two years or more experience with environmental consulting/biological monitoring with approvals for one or more of the following species: California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, Alameda whipsnake, San Francisco garter snake, giant garter snake.

Primary duties would include the

        • Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Reporting.
        • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
        • Preparing survey reports and compliance reports;
        •  Assist with Special status species (flora and fauna) surveys (both pre-construction and presence/negative finding)

Candidates should be able to perform physically demanding work in various terrains and temperature regimes. Excellent communication skills, ability to understand and implement appropriate safety measures, and ability to work alone or in teams is essential.

Hourly rate is negotiable $23-$28+ DOE.

To apply, send your resume along with 3 current references including; contacts name, email, and phone number, to kswaim@swaimbio.com.


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18 July, 2018:  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.
This position could eventually lead to a full-time position conducting all services provided by M&A.

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


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18 July, 2018:  California Biological Construction Monitor, Monk & Associates, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA

Monk & Associates, Inc. (M&A), is hiring a Biological Construction Monitor, with 5 years’ experience working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species. We are interested in hiring a Biological Construction Monitor, 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.

Responsibilities would include:

        • Daily Construction Monitoring
        • Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
        • Preparing survey reports and compliance reports;

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.
This position could eventually lead to a full-time position conducting all services provided by M&A.

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


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28 June, 2018:  Restoration Biologist, River Partners, Turlock, CA

Do you value clean water, wild rivers, and healthy forests?   Are you willing to lend your voice and your hands to protect fish and wildlife?  Would you rather plant a tree than write a report?  Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help.

River Partners is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of rivers and floodplain ecosystems. Over the last 18 years, our organization has restored over 8,000 acres of flood-prone farm fields into forests teeming with wildlife.  In doing so, we have planted over 2 million native trees and shrubs.   Our staff is committed to getting things done.  Since 2010, we have purchased $33 million worth of real estate throughout California.   Once we acquire property, we implement native habitat restoration that benefits target species. After restoration is complete, River Partners donates the property to State and federal land management agencies to be preserved and protected in perpetuity.   We believe in achieving results that directly benefit people and the environment.

River Partners is a successful, financially stable, entrepreneurial nonprofit.  We generate an average of $7 million in revenue each year by securing for-profit contracts and government grants.  We are the largest, and most experienced, riparian habitat restoration contractor in California and we have built strong relationships with the agricultural, agency, and nonprofit communities as a result of our record of success.  Our work has been recognized with several awards, including the Governors’ Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people.  Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse.  We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

Position Title:                        Restoration Biologist
Office Location:                    Turlock, CA
Reports to:                             Restoration Ecologist

Organizational Summary:  River Partners is a private, nonprofit corporation located in Chico, California. River Partners’ mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.

Position: The Biologist works with the Science Team and Implementation Team to identify, evaluate, implement and complete restoration, mitigation and consulting activities and interacts with agency staff, research scientists and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

        • Biological monitoring of restoration projects including monitoring and reporting on occurrences of nesting birds and species of special concern within the project area.
        • Developing data collection and monitoring protocols and implementing these activities.
        • Collaborating with the field implementation department and assisting in the translation of the site specific design and sensitive species avoidance protocols across the project area.
        • Reporting the results of monitoring to the River Partners team orally and in writing.
        • Working on educational activities for the public, as well as attending public events to promote the organization and its mission.
        • Developing and maintaining good relations with agency personnel, contractors, and neighbors.
        • Working long hours and/or weekends in a variety of field conditions.
        • Traveling to multiple restoration projects for planning and monitoring, which may include, which may include River Partners’ other branches.
        • Other duties as required.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

        • BS in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science.
        • Three years of appropriate work experience.
        • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
        • Demonstrate good organizational skills and ability to work under multiple deadlines.
        • Driver’s license with no restrictions.
        • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required).
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
        • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

        • Must enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done.
        • Effectively communicate complicated biological findings orally and in writing.
        • Possess knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife. Experience with bird monitoring protocols a plus.
        • Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
        • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities.
        • Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing field data.
        • Experience with MS Access or other relational database programs.
        • Understand effective use of GIS information.
        • Ability to communicate in basic Spanish preferred, but not required
        • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction.
        • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
        • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

To Apply

Email (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in River Partners, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information for three references to Mona Dagy at info@riverpartners.org with “San Joaquin Biologist” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks. The position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Please submit questions via email (no phone calls) to info@riverpartners.org. River Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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25 June, 2018:  Sr. Biologist, 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 or more Senior Biologists to work in the San Diego office. The preferred candidates will have a strong background and experience in biological resource surveys, permitting and endangered species documentation, leading biological report or CEQA/NEPA biological section preparation, business development, client management, and project/on-call contract management. Additional biological expertise including having USFWS 10a permits, and/or experience conducting USFWS protocol surveys, nesting bird survey surveys, vegetation classification mapping surveys, rare plant 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 Los Angeles 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 8 years’ experience; or Masters and a minimum of 6 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 for this position, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=381

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


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