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

Transcon Environmental is seeking qualified biologists residing in Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Mendocino County, and/or Stanislaus County to primarily perform nesting bird surveys.  Other duties may include special status plant and wildlife surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments, other site assessments, and construction monitoring. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager.

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

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

The position is a non-exempt (hourly) position without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits). Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience and work location but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/nbt6bt5w83p7365p
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20 June, 2017: Natural Resources Project Manager / Senior Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/ncj62dhpsn4d5w2m

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

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

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

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

The permanent work location will be at our Martinez, California office. All qualified applicants should contact Sean Dexter, at the address below. This is a full time, salaried position, including benefits. Salary is competitive, and is negotiable depending on experience.
Please send a cover letter, résumé, writing samples, and references as soon as possible to:
Condor Country Consulting, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources, 815 Estudillo Street, Martinez, CA 94553-1617
Fax: (925) 231-0571
or email to: info@condorcountry.com
No phone calls please. Condor Country Consulting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Please visit our web page at http://www.condorcountry.com.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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7 June, 2017: Regulatory Permitting Biologist,  Monk & Associates

Monk & Associates is looking for a senior-level, energetic, career-minded Regulatory Permitting Biologist to join us on a full-time basis in our Walnut Creek office. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, botany or similar science degree and two years or more biological consulting experience. Qualified applicants must have experience in California natural resource agency permitting, environmental impact analysis, botanical or wildlife surveys, impact assessment, mitigation development, and wetland delineation. Candidates must also have experience managing clients, projects, and budgets. Technical writing and excellent communication skills are essential. Travel throughout northern and central California may be required.

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

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 on our website:www.monkassociates.com. Please send your resume to Sarah@monkassociates.com.


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25 May, 2017: Program Manager – Director, Sierra College Natural History Museum


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

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

Job Description

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

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

Key Responsibilities

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

Basic Qualifications

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

Professional Skills

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

To apply use the following link

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

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.

Company Profile

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

About On-Call Employment with ICF International

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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11 May, 2017: Temporary Wildlife Field Biologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates
We have an immediate opening in our Fresno office for a temporary Wildlife Field Biologist to work from May to August. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for special-status species on a variety of projects throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.
Required Qualifications

  • Solid field experience
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Added value experience:

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

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

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

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

Transcon Environmental is seeking biologists in the San Joaquin Valley and in Sacramento, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo counties to assist in performing special status plant and wildlife surveys, site assessments and construction monitoring, most often within riparian habitats. This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects which will vary monthly depending on demand. Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed. Responsibilities will primarily include conducting special status plant and wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments and construction monitoring in a variety of habitats in the vicinity of the above listed areas. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager.

Candidates applying for this position should reside in the vicinity of the above listed areas. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and previous experience conducting surveys for special status plants, wildlife, and their habitats is required. A minimum of two years of previous experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and spotted owl is preferred. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing. The position is a non-exempt (hourly) position without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits).

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

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

 


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17 April, 2017: Senior-Level Biologist, Transcon Environmental, Ferndale, CA

Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc. offers environmental consulting services throughout the western United States with offices in Arizona, California, and Utah.  Our team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance services in addition to infrastructure siting, environmental construction management and monitoring to both public and private clients.  Our company philosophy is, “Understand and Serve.”  We offer a competitive benefits package.

We are seeking a mid to senior-level biologist for a full-time position in our Ferndale, CA office to work on project coordination, performing senior review of biological technical reports and other products, interacting with clients, heading field studies, analyzing permitting strategies, developing avoidance and minimization measures to protect sensitive resources, and the preparation of technical reports. This position is full-time, salaried, and eligible for full benefits.  The candidate will be required to work on-site at Transcon’s Ferndale office location and will be assigned fieldwork and/or meeting assignments off-site as needed. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications, proficiencies, level of education, and years of experience.
Only candidates with 5+ years’ experience working as a professional biologist will be considered for the position (bio tech / lab experience will not count towards years of experience). Candidates should possess a B.S. or M.S. degree in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources, wildlife management, or closely related discipline. Candidates shall have worked extensively in northern California and be familiar with species protected under the Endangered Species Act and have proven knowledge of California and federal environmental law protecting plant and wildlife species as well as jurisdictional waters.  Strong writing and review skills are required.  Please highlight all experience performing field work in northern California, writing technical reports, consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or National Marine Fisheries Service, and providing senior technical reviews of biological technical reports.  Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work.

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


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

Transcon Environmental is seeking biologists in Alameda, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo counties to assist in performing special status plant and wildlife surveys, site assessments and construction monitoring, most often within riparian habitats. This position will be for on-call work for multiple projects which will vary monthly depending on demand. Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing and other desktop work as needed. Responsibilities will primarily include conducting special status plant and wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, vernal pool surveys, riparian assessments and construction monitoring in a variety of habitats in the vicinity of the above listed areas. Employees will be provided survey and/or monitoring instructions including information on the location of the site and the type of activity to be performed as well as a list of which species could potentially occur onsite. The successful candidate will be expected to visit the site, perform requisite surveys and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits, requirements, avoidance and minimization measures, etc. Detailed data forms will need to be populated, photos captured, and reported to the project manager.

Candidates applying for this position should reside in the vicinity of the above listed areas. The successful candidate will work independently and will not report to an office. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in biology, botany, ecology, natural resources or a closely related discipline. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and previous experience conducting surveys for special status plants, wildlife, and their habitats is required. A minimum of two years of previous experience monitoring and surveying for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, vernal pool crustaceans, and spotted owl is preferred. Applicants must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Employees will be reimbursed for mileage and travel time. Wage is negotiable based on relevant experience but will likely range between $20-$30 per hour. Offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing drug and alcohol testing. The position is a non-exempt (hourly) position without eligibility for benefits such as healthcare insurance, paid time off, etc. However, on-call employees are strongly encouraged to apply for internal job openings of full-time employment (with eligibility for benefits).

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

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


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1 April, 2017: Associate Biologist, Environmental Science Associates

About the Company:

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

About the Position:

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

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

Requirements:

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

Benefits:

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

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

 http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=0AD876D4B2C15234670159E24E331F77?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=306

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


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1 April, 2017: On-Call Wildlife Biologist, ICF International,Santa Cruz and Northern CA Counties

 About ICF International

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

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Field Biologists to join our team for infrastructure projects located in Santa Cruz and Northern California Counties.

About On-Call Employment with ICF International

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

Job Description

The On-Call Staff Biologists will provide support to infrastructure projects located on the Central Coast and southern San Joaquin valley. 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) and California red-legged frog (CRLF), nesting bird surveys, and provides environmental awareness training for construction crews, and conduct construction compliance monitoring for projects located in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and other Counties 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.

To apply use the following link  https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700001197

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.


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16 March, 2017: Staff Biologist, Garcia and Associates

Garcia and Associates (GANDA) is seeking staff biologists to work on-call on projects throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. Candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in biology or related field.  The best candidates will have strong ornithological skills, experience with nesting bird surveys and knowledge of special status species in California.  Knowledge of environmental regulations (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA, NEPA, etc.) and permitting is desirable.  Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential. GANDA offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay; professional memberships, meeting participation and continuing education; cafeteria plan; retirement plan; paid vacation, illness, and holiday leave; and profit sharing. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials and experience. To apply for this position, please send a resume with references to apedri@garciaandassociates.com .


 

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