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Job Postings

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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.)


4 August, 2019: Waterbird Internships, SF Bay Bird Observatory
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking two full-time Waterbird Interns to assist with waterbird field studies. The two waterbird internships will begin in September 2019, with a preferred training period beginning in mid-August. The internships require a 9-month commitment through May 2020, and have the possibility of extension depending on project needs. The internships will be based in Milpitas, CA. The interns will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The interns will be assisting with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (www.southbayrestoration.org). The interns may assist with additional projects in the Waterbird Program, including SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring, Colonial Waterbird Nest Monitoring, and Avian Disease Prevention programs (https://www.sfbbo.org/avian-science.html).
Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay ponds
  • Conduct gull counts and behavioral survey at local landfills
  • Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work
  • Enter, proof, and manage data collected
  • Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Compensation: Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field. This is a full-time internship position. A stipend of $250/week will be provided. Shared housing may be available at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA for non-residents. An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel. SFBBO will provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.
TO APPLY
Please e-mail the following materials to Dr. Max Tarjan, mtarjan@sfbbo.org: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. Application review will begin August 12th. SFBBO is an EOE.


31 July, 2019: Stormwater Compliance Specialist, Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP)/Biologist, Redding, CA

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1902871 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Job Description

ICF is currently seeking a junior to mid-level Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) and biologist to provide stormwater compliance support and generalist biological survey services for a variety of energy, transportation, and water projects in California.  The Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP)/Biologist will be based in ICF’s Redding office but report to ICF’s Sacramento office.  The successful candidate may be required to provide environmental services as needed and depending on the expertise of the individual and project needs. Such additional services may include report and proposal preparation.

Essential Functions & Duties

  • Conduct site inspections to assess site characteristics with respect to stormwater issues and need for and type of stormwater best management practices (BMPs).
  • Perform onsite inspections of BMP effectiveness and need for maintenance.
  • Perform water quality monitoring and reporting in compliance with California Stormwater Construction General Permit (CGP) requirements.
  • Prepare training materials and conduct onsite stormwater training for onsite construction personnel, in compliance with CGP requirements.
  • Provide documentation of project stormwater compliance using SWRCB Storm water Multiple Application and Reporting System (SMARTS) website.
  • Conduct small to large-scale field surveys and monitoring for special-status animal and plant species, vegetation mapping, and wetland delineation. The surveys will include but not be limited to walking transects, collecting specimens, and digging soil pits

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Ecology, or related field
  • 2 to 8 years of experience in environmental and natural resource consulting
  • Knowledge of California flora and vegetation communities
  • Use of GPS technologies

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Versed in using dichotomous keys and applying federal, state, and local agency guidelines to identify plant specimens, vegetation communities, and wetland types
  • Proposal preparation experience
  • Experience with energy, transportation, and water-related clients
  • Familiarity with State and Federal laws and regulations relating to natural resources (including Clean Water Act sections 401 and 404, California Fish and Game Code Section 1600, CEQA, and NEPA)
  • Formally trained in wetland delineation and experienced using the Arid West Supplement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual
  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) trained
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for evaluation of environmental impacts

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.


31 July, 2019: Conservation Biologist & Project Manager, ICF, Southern California

ICF is currently seeking a Project Manager/Conservation Biologist for our Southern California offices (San Diego office preferred).

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1902882 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Job Description

The candidate will act as project manager on primarily medium to large habitat conservation planning and implementation projects such as habitat conservation plans (HCPs), natural community conservation plans (NCCPs), Regional Conservation Investment Strategies (RCIS), advance mitigation strategies, watershed plans, or regional open space plans.  In addition, they will support preparation of environmental compliance documents for these plans to meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  They will oversee, direct, and mentor at all levels of staff to meet technical, financial, and schedule project goals. They will lead meetings and trainings with clients, working groups, and other entities involved in project planning and implementation. Project work will require travel, primarily in Southern California.

Responsibilities

  • The candidate must demonstrate leadership, possess clear written and oral communication skills, and have the ability to empower staff and work within a team environment. They will need to communicate complex technical information and approaches to clients, non-technical staff, and the public.
  • The candidate must have thorough understanding of the development and implementation of HCPs, NCCPs, and other conservation planning tools. This includes technical work related to regional conservation planning such as designing and implementing impact analyses for multiple species and habitats over large spatial and time scales with limited data; designing, overseeing, and analyzing data from focused field studies to address key data gaps in conservation planning; designing and implementing models (often GIS-based) to assess habitat suitability; understand and direct GIS-based reserve design; and design of complex monitoring studies and programs.
  • The candidate will be active in business development. They will build relationships with clients and substantially contribute to business development in conservation planning throughout California and in other states as appropriate. They will support business development activities including proposal preparation, interview participation, and strategic business planning.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Project Management: 5 years (preferred) project management experience in managing large complex land or water use planning projects, preferably projects that involve regulatory compliance under the state or federal Endangered Species Act. Must be able to oversee, direct, and mentor junior staff to meet technical, financial, and schedule project goals. If less than 5 years, candidate will be considered for Deputy Project Manager role.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent organizational, problem-solving, analytical, communication, and writing skills are essential; ability to work independently and with a team; and ability to be responsive to changing project needs and roles.
  • Technical Background: 8+ years (preferred) professional experience, preferably working in environmental consulting or for a federal/state environmental regulatory agency. Knowledge of biological resources in southern California, field biology skills, familiarity with excel-based and/or GIS-based analysis, experience with endangered species or the Endangered Species Act, or experience in conservation and/or watershed planning. If less than 8 years, candidate will be considered for mid-level conservation biologist position.
  • Education Requirements: Bachelors (Masters or PhD preferred) in conservation biology, plant ecology, fisheries biology, wildlife biology, natural resources management, environmental science, or related degree.

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.


26 July, 2019: Full-Time Biologist/Report Writer

Job Summary:

Experienced biologist who is proficient in writing professional biological reports. We are looking for someone who has at least five years of experience with California species and habitats able to write accurate, well-defined and professional reports.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with wildlife and/or plants species of California
  • Must have at least 5 years of professional writing experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability and desire to mentor staff biologists/writers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a clear manner in biological reports
  • Ability to publish and present findings at meetings
  • A minimum of five years of experience in environmental consulting in the California market
  • Extensive experience preparing technical reports, including biological sections for CEQA/NEPA and FESA/CESA.
  • Help organize and participate in contract compliance

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, ecology, wildlife biology or a related discipline from a recognized university.

Added Value Experience:

  • Habitat and rare plant restoration
  • Experience in managing large surveys and projects
  • Certifications as Wildlife Biologist/ Ecologist

Work Conditions: 

  • Primary work location is at office in Paso Robles. 75% of time will be in office environment and 25% will be working in the field with staff.
  • Occasional long work-days in the field (10-12 hours)
  • Candidates must have excellent skills in MS WORD, technical writing skills, must be a U.S. citizen, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check

To apply:

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

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Letter of interest that describes your writing experience
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. Writing examples

26 July, 2019: Postdoctoral Scholar – Elk Ecology and Management, Dept of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
There is an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the Department of Environmental, Science & Policy Management. UC Berkeley is working in partnership with the Karuk Tribe on a three-year project to better understand the movements, migrations, habitat use, and population dynamics of the Marble Mountain Roosevelt elk herds in northern California along the Klamath River in Karuk Aboriginal Territory. We are evaluating the response of elk to fuels-reduction efforts including prescribed fire, manual, and mechanical treatments. One goal of the project is to learn how treatments might be used to increase the quantity and quality of elk habitat on public and private lands in coordination with the collaborative fuels treatment strategies of the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (www.wkrp.network).

The postdoctoral researcher will have a central role in coordinating the analysis of data from GPS collars, fecal DNA sampling, and camera arrays to estimate elk population dynamics, habitat selection and movement through remote and rugged terrain. A key component of this project is building collaborative research partnerships among ecologists and wildlife biologists at the Karuk Department of Natural Resources (KDNR), UC Berkeley, and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Another focus of the project is building the long term capacity of the KDNR Wildlife Division to conduct research and monitoring of elk herds and habitat across Karuk Aboriginal Territory.

Postdoc Duties:
We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with our team in performing the analysis of GPS collar data, DNA, and camera trap data, and to draft peer-reviewed publications from this dataset.

Duties include:

  • Utilize past experience and/or perform background research to assess the most effective population estimation approaches given multiple data sources available (i.e., camera traps, DNA, GPS collars).
  • Coordinate analyses of genetic, spatial, collar and camera data and develop models to utilize these data for population estimation and habitat use.
  • Assess how fuels treatments may impact elk habitat use and movement.
  • Lead writing of project reports and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Work with KDNR and project partners to:
    • Provide advice on questions about data collection.
    • Analyze genetic, camera and collar data to estimate local distribution and population dynamics ofelk herds and writing up summary reports.
    • Communicate project findings to multiple audiences in presentations or via educational materials.
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate assistants in various stages of data management.

Basic Qualifications:
Advanced degree or enrolled in advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date. The candidate may have no more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with geospatial data, camera traps, DNA analyses, and/or population modeling.
  • Proven ability to work in a team and build relationships across multiple organizations.
  • Ability to follow tribal oversight and data stewardship protocols.
  • Commitment to tribal wildlife program development and capacity building.

Salary and Benefits: The annual salary range for this position is $50,760 – $59,100. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits are included (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs)

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/ NondiscrimAffirmAct
Review of applicants will begin August 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The intended start date for this position is September or October 2019, but this is negotiable. This is a full-time 100% appointment.
Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes research experience and qualifications along with a current CV and the names and contact information of two references. Letters of reference may be requested for finalists.
Please email application materials to Justin Brashares: brashares@berkeley.edu and Luke Macaulay:
luke.macaulay@berkeley.edu


13 July, 2019: Wildlife field biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, Los Gatos, CA

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a wildlife field biologist. This person will conduct field studies, including nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, and construction monitoring. 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;
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna;
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys, and/or experience with the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, fisheries, and/or burrowing owl.

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

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with 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. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

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

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and transcripts through this link: https://bit.ly/2O3SZAL


8 July, 2019:  Wildlife and Plant Ecologists, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

We are looking for hard-working, motivated, intelligent, good-natured, and career-minded wildlife and plant ecologists to join our team.  We have two full-time salaried positions available immediately.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive biological resources.
  • Conduct biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat assessments, habitat mapping, species-specific surveys, protocol surveys for special-status species, nesting bird surveys, roosting bat surveys, floristic surveys, noxious weed surveys, impact assessments, mitigation monitoring, and biological compliance monitoring.
  • Conduct environmental training for construction personnel on field projects.
  • Identify and delineate wetlands and other potentially regulated habitats.
  • Assist in designing and implementing habitat and species restoration, enhancement, management, and monitoring plans.
  • Use various tools and methods (e.g., GPS, GIS, binoculars, cameras, audio recorders, animal traps, drones, aerial surveys, statistics, and specialized software and databases) to conduct biological resource assessments and impact analyses.
  • Provide technical support to other team members.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Prepare daily survey and monitoring reports and more complex technical reports.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits and agreements (e.g., Clean Water Act Section 404, Fish and Game Code Section 1602).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field; advanced degree (M.S., M.A., M.E.M., or Ph.D.) or professional certificate (e.g., GIS, P.M.P.) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna.
  • Strong field skills and experience (those with permits to conduct surveys for threatened or endangered wildlife species preferred).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (experience preparing technical reports for California Environmental Quality Act or National Environmental Policy Act compliance preferred).
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness to use your vehicle to drive to and from most project sites (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Willingness to travel to and from project sites throughout California and beyond, including those requiring overnight stays of up to a week at a time.
  • Willingness to work a flexible and irregular schedule, including many early mornings and some nights and weekends.
  • Ability to effectively manage logistics associated with safely and independently accessing and working at remote field sites.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and terrain.
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded, and reason logically.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and consistently demonstrate professionalism.

About Colibri

 Colibri (www.colibri-ecology.com) is a small consulting firm based in Fresno, California that specializes in helping project proponents comply with the Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws and regulations that protect native plants, animals, habitats, and ecosystems.  We work throughout California and across the nation but focus on the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains.  Colibri provides its full-time team members with competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance coverage, 401K contributions, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and regular professional learning opportunities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 3 references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to: info@colibri-ecology.com.


16 June, 2019: GIS Specialist, 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 a full-time regular position.

General Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Principal Biologist, the GIS Specialist will develop workflows and processes, and develop solutions for integration, transformation and deliverables that meet the needs of the client and project. This role requires demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and recommend or make decisions regarding the best path for data development and processing. This will include working with, and meeting with, internal teams and with the client to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications. Project work will involve process improvement, quality control, data creation from spatial and tabular source, conversion, migration, and maintenance. The candidate must be able to coordinate, plan, and support simultaneous tasks and GIS projects; query data; prepare and deliver reports to project managers and others; use geospatial data in the creation and production of GIS maps and data; and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. In addition, the candidate will gather, analyze and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how the information can be displayed using GIS and Web applications with mobile capabilities. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation with or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university with emphasis in GIS, Geography, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and ArcGIS software, including Collector for ArcGIS.
  • Expertise in GIS techniques for collecting, managing, and sharing data.
  • Ability to effectively report and visualize information.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess spatial and non-spatial data, database models and client needs to develop data management solutions.
  • Experience with creating and editing GIS data, and designing and maintaining GIS databases and other database formats, such as Microsoft Access.
  • Ability to reduce complex data management challenges to useful workflows, processes and methods in verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and make decisions.
  • 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:

  • Previous GIS work experience with a biological consulting firm or agency, including geospatial analysis in support of biological permitting, field surveys, construction compliance; and field data collection such as water features (wetlands and waterways) and rare, threatened, or endangered species occurrences or habitats.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and abilities in database technologies, data modeling, scripting and coding as needed.
  • Expanded knowledge of GIS practices and methodology.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including active listening.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in team situations, or independently, in a fast-paced high turnaround project environment.
  • Ability to arrive at the office and be ready for work as assigned.
  • Ability to work under supervision and be self-directed when needed.
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and leadership (willing to train, mentor and lead others, and be open to coaching and feedback).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to operate a Windows-based computer for data processing and/or accessing the Internet.
  • A working cell phone or land line for daily communications.

Location:

  • Bakersfield, CA

Type:

  • Full time hourly, Regular, Non-exempt
  • General expectation is 40 hours per week, (Monday–Friday); overtime may be available

Pay:

  • DOE

Benefits:

  • Sick leave, health insurance, paid time off, Simple IRA plan, etc.
  • Employees will be provided with a $10 per month cell phone use stipend, and company vehicle transportation to and from field sites.

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.

9 June, 2019: Biologist / Botanist, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California

Full-time with Benefits

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc., established in 2003, is a small growing Environmental Consulting firm providing services to both public and private clients.  Our primary areas of expertise include biological and botanical assessment, regulatory permitting, wetland delineation and habitat restoration planning, implementation, maintenance and monitoring.

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc. is seeking a Biologist / Botanist to work with our team on a myriad of exciting projects.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting field surveys and assessments for special-status plants, wildlife and / or fisheries, and preparing reports
  • Conducting wetland delineations
  • Environmental compliance construction monitoring
  • Assisting with habitat restoration projects
  • Preparing environmental regulatory permit applications and CEQA / NEPA documents
  • Managing projects and project personnel
  • Coordinating with clients

Desired Qualifications:

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

Benefits:  Employer-paid health benefits, life insurance, vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) Plan with employer match and discretionary profit-sharing, options for vision and dental insurance.

Salary:  Competitive, commensurate with experience

Please send your resume and three references to:  robin@tehamaenvironmental.com

 


9 June, 2019: Environmental Planner / Scientist, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California

 Full-time with Benefits

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc., established in 2003, is a small growing Environmental Consulting firm providing services to both public and private clients.  Our primary areas of expertise include biological and botanical assessment, regulatory permitting, wetland delineation and habitat restoration planning, implementation, maintenance and monitoring.

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Planner / Scientist to work with our team on a myriad of exciting projects.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing environmental regulatory permit applications and CEQA / NEPA documents
  • Managing projects and project personnel
  • Interacting with clients
  • Environmental compliance construction monitoring
  • Assisting with habitat restoration projects
  • Assisting with natural resources field surveys

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS / BA degree or higher in urban, regional or environmental land use planning, environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental studies or a related field
  • Relevant professional experience in the environmental field, with experience in the environmental consulting industry in California preferred
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Physically able to perform occasional field work under a variety of conditions, including the ability to work in typical northern Central Valley temperatures and inclement weather, and hike and/or drive to remote locations over uneven terrain when needed. Physically able to occasionally hike sometimes steep terrain, carrying necessary field equipment, to get to project locations
  • Strong computer skills with programs such as Word and Excel
  • Knowledge and experience with NEPA, CEQA, and Federal and California environmental regulatory processes
  • Team player –  ability to work well with others as well as independently
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines
  • Experience managing other personnel preferred
  • Ability to work full-time

Benefits:  Employer-paid health benefits, life insurance, vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) Plan with employer match and discretionary profit-sharing, options for vision and dental insurance.

Salary:  Competitive, commensurate with experience

Please send your resume and three references to:  robin@tehamaenvironmental.com


23 May, 2019: Senior Wildlife Biologist, Environment & Planning, Northern CA, ICF

Northern California (Sacramento, Bay Area, Redding, or Arcata), CA

Use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1901260 to apply or send resumes directly to michael.blackmore@icf.com

Job Description

ICF is seeking a mid to senior level wildlife biologist with extensive experience in field data collection, document writing (CEQA, NEPA, Section 7 BAs, Caltrans technical studies), and project management.  Candidates must have experience analyzing impacts on both state and federally listed, as well as special-status species in northern California and must have good writing skills. Prior experience managing tasks or projects is also required.

The senior wildlife biologist candidate will have good analytical and problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively. The position is primarily based in Northern California, however, work may occur throughout California.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Biology with an emphasis on Wildlife Biology
  • At least five years of experience working in environmental consulting and/or at a state or federal agency where their primary duty was conducting biological resource impact analyses and working on CEQA and/or NEPA documents.
  • Knowledge of special-status wildlife species that inhabit northern California.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills to represent ICF with key external clients.

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.  Key markets and practices include environmental planning and policy development, impact and risk assessment, evaluation and compliance, and restoration and conservation. ICF works at the center of environmental and sustainable programs, helping clients consider the impact of economics, health, policy, culture, and climate on the world’s ecosystem. To explore global career opportunities in ICF’s environment and climate programs, visit www.icf.com/careers.


23 May, 2019: Restoration Project Manager, Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc., Rocklin, CA

About the Job
To support our ongoing growth and success we are seeking a Senior-level Habitat Restoration Project Manager who excels at leadership and professionalism to join Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc. (HRS). This position is responsible for the overall direction, administration, completion, financial outcome, and field direction of projects. Our projects include building and restoring habitat in environmentally sensitive areas such as meadows, rivers and grasslands throughout both Northern and Southern California. Having project management experience that included working on habitat mitigation is key. This position reports to our Rocklin, CA office.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Preparing, developing, and managing project schedules throughout the duration of projects including close out processes.
• Ensuring projects are completed within the predetermined budget, physical objective and outside constraints.
• Develops and manages work of consultants, sub-contractors.
• Communicate with clients, field crews, local officials and management.
• Analyzing projects and establishing creative solutions to any issues that may arise.
• Work as part of a team to create and present proposals to clients and prospective clients.
• Travel to client sites for meetings and field supervision.
• Ensuring that safety and quality is always a priority throughout our team.

Education and Essential Skills
• BA/BS required in Ecology or a Biology-related field
• At least 7 years field project management experience
• Knowledge of California native vegetation communities and component plant species by association.
• Ability to perform fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary
• Ability to multi-task in an environment of tight deadlines and time sensitivity.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, initiative and leadership abilities.
• Ability to work as part of a diverse and cross functional team.
• Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Apply Here
https://usr56.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/dudek/Site/HRSCareersSite/Posting/View/597

About Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc. (HRS)
HRS is passionate about helping clients build native habitats. We are a full service native habitat restoration and general engineering firm specializing in installation and long term management of natural areas. With offices in Northern and Southern California we have the ability to provide services throughout the State.
As an employee owned company, HRS strives to provide our team members with a rewarding culture, training opportunities and a comprehensive benefit package.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Please visit www.hrsrestoration.com to learn more!

Send resumes to Andrea Grubbs at agrubbs@hrs.dudek.com


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/

 

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