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Job Postings

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

7 January, 2021: California Policy Advisor, Defenders of Wildlife

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7 January, 2021: Burrowing Owl Field Research Assistant, San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA

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Application deadline: January 20, 2021

7 January, 2021: Environmental Planner, Caltrans, Oakland, CA

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1 January, 2021:  District Biologist, Caltrans, Humboldt County, CA

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1 January, 2021:  Colonial Waterbird Internship, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a part-time intern to assist with the Colonial Waterbird Program.  The internship will begin February 1, 2021 and extend through August 31, 2021.  The internship will be primarily remote, with some fieldwork at nesting sites around the Bay Area. The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in data management, volunteer management, and waterbird survey techniques. The intern’s primary role will be managing volunteers, data entry, and maintaining a database for the Colonial Waterbird Monitoring Program, a citizen science project. The intern may also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs (

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage volunteer site assignments and respond to inquiries
• Enter, proof, and manage colonial waterbird data collected by citizen scientists
• Prepare short summary reports of colonial waterbird data for local organizations
• Prepare training materials for citizen scientists and plan or participate in outreach events
• Conduct independent breeding surveys of waterbird nesting colonies
• Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work
• Assist with other SFBBO projects and fieldworks as opportunities arise

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

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with or strong desire to learn about waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay
• Experience using Microsoft Access and Excel
• Experience doing fieldwork with spotting scopes
• Previous participation in community/citizen science programs
• Valid driver’s license

Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in biology, ecology or a related field.  The schedule is flexible. The intern will have weekly meetings with the Program Director. The internship will require on average 10-12 hours per week, up to 375 total hours for the internship.

Compensation: Pay will be $15.40 per hour. If field work is performed, an SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.

To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to Gabbie Burns,  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Colonial Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. Application review will begin on January 4th, all applications must be received for that date.  SFBBO is an EOE.

21 December, 2020:  Land Planner, P G & E, San Francisco, CA

Land Planner position (Req. 73543 ) 

This position will be directly supporting the Wildfire efforts, specifically System Hardening.

21 December, 2020:  Botanist, BLM, Bakersfield, CA

Botanist GS-0430-9/11
Full Performance Level: GS-11
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Open: 12/21/2020 – 1/12/2021
Merit Announcement No: CAMP-20-10929242-CH
DE Announcement No: CADE-20-10929241-CH
Merit Announcement is open to: Competitive Current or Former Federal Employees, Non-Competitive Current Federal Employee or Reinstatement Eligible, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Competitive Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Former Public Land Corps (PLC), Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA), Persons eligible under other Special Hiring Authorities, and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) within local commuting area.
DE Announcement is open to: All US Citizens
To apply, click on this link:  Merit USAJOBS or DE USAJOBS
For more information about BLM please visit the BLM Careers Page

3 December, 2020:  Terrestrial Biologist, P G & E, San Francisco

Job Title: Terrestrial Biologist – ESC-San Francisco
Requisition ID # 73545
Job Category : Engineering / Science
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Shared Services
Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview
Land and Environmental is focused on protecting and managing PG&E’s land rights and rights-of-way (ROW), environmental permitting, and compliance by engaging our employees to better understand our clients’ businesses and provide superior customer service. Aligning our operations and team with the client organizations we support with: planning, execution and overall service delivery.
The Land and Environmental Management, Wildfire Rapid Review team is responsible for providing land and environmental support to the Company’s approximate 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines, with a specific focus on the approximate 25,000 miles identified as within extreme and elevated wildfire risk areas. We establish goals related to safety, customer service, affordability, land management and environmental compliance that require a collaborative, cross-functional effort of employees across the company.  Together, we will become the leading corporate services organization and the leading utility in U.S.

Position Summary
This is a Journey-level Terrestrial Biologist position that works under the general direction of more senior biologists and/or project managers. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist is responsible for small-to-moderate size projects consistent with technical background. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist participates on interdisciplinary teams utilizing intermediate-level knowledge of principles related to job responsibilities, utility operations, PG&E’s environmental management goals and objectives, and business processes. The position is expected to use independent judgment; enhanced verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work with minimal supervision. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist possesses an intermediate-level knowledge and understanding of local standards, ordinances, state, and federal laws that pertain to technical job responsibilities and can demonstrate successful management of multiple small to moderate sized Company projects.
In this role, people and other resources are managed indirectly as part of a project team. The Journey-Level Terrestrial Biologist is responsible for the development and implementation of assigned projects, and may spend a portion of time participating in or directing technical work in the field. The position requires a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment; Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.
Assignments typically require standard solutions, but may include an increased level of innovation on a periodic basis. Under limited general direction, independently plans work to meet assigned objectives; progress is reviewed periodically for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion.
This position will be located in San Francisco, CA. Travel is estimated to be about % of the time throughout PG&E’s service territory.
This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

Job Responsibilities
Some direction and supervision is required. The need for supervision is expected to decrease with increased time in-grade. Job duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Performs all work in accordance with PG&E safety goals and practices
  • Completes all required safety training
  • Promotes safety awareness
  • Conducts work in accordance with all safety procedures

Project Planning and Workload Management:

  • Ensures that work scope, schedule and cost are accurately defined and approved by the business partner before work proceeds on the project.
  • Actively plan, estimate and manage the biological work for specific projects
  • Provides timely input to project schedules identifying known or likely requirements for seasonal bio-fieldwork and seasonal work constraints due to environmental issues
  • Plans and schedules all surveys, monitoring and compliance work to meet regulatory requirements
  • Ensures that Project workload (including in-house and contract labor) is tracked and that targets (both schedule and budget) are met.
  • Ensure the proper coordination, staff utilization and satisfactory completion of all assigned work

Project Communication:

  • Ensure that consistent cost and schedule updates are provided to project leads for each project supported
  • Ensure that business partners are aware of potential cost over /under runs and any project deliverable schedule delays are identified as early in the project planning and implementation process as possible

Relationship Management:

  • Works closely with senior staff and other technical disciplines to develop appropriate permitting/licensing and mitigation strategies
  • Represent the company in agency/stakeholder interactions and negotiations to best meet the goals and objectives of PG&E while maintaining compliance with all state and federal guidelines and laws
  • Develops and/or reviews agency or public meeting presentations for projects you are assigned and ensure that the presentation is factually accurate and based on sound scientific principles
  • Assists in project communications and negotiations with regulatory agencies and other stakeholders on sensitive biological issues

Technical Project Management:

  • As a member of a multidisciplinary project team, develops scope, schedule, and budget as the technical lead for the biological work component
  • Assists in development of strategic permitting and licensing guidance for business partners and contractors
  • Develops project biological study plans and evaluate for cost effectiveness
  • Manages and provides technical oversight to contractors
  • Plans and manages project studies and assessments associated with specific biological work scopes associated with licensing and permitting projects
  • Helps develop technical responses to agency/NGO comments or requests for data

Technical Quality Assurance:

  • Ensures that all technical work (contractor or self-generated) meets the current standards required by regulatory agencies
  • Supports technical consistency across lines of business, unit, and multiple projects

Cost/ Schedule Management:

  • Manages cost commitments within the project budget
  • Ensures project budgets are estimated and submitted as required by business partners.
  • Provides technical and administrative oversight for contracted work
  • Ensures that all schedule and deliverable commitments are met on or before the planned due date

Contractor Selection:

  • Develops technical scope of work and requests for proposals
  • Conducts proposal evaluations and select successful bidder
  • Supports company strategic sourcing and diversity supplier initiatives


  • BS/BA degree in Natural Resources, Botany, Biology, Ecology, or related sciences with direct application to current job responsibilities.
  • 4 years of relevant industry or resource agency experience
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License


  • Possesses intermediate-level knowledge of principles related to job responsibilities
  • Possesses an intermediate-level knowledge and understanding of local standards and ordinances, as well as state, and federal laws that pertain to terrestrial resources
  • Effectively manages small to medium sized projects or tasks (scope, schedule and budget). Effectively manages multiple assignments concurrently. Prepares reports and provides recommendations to business partners based on an analytical approach.
  • Demonstrated process and procedures improvement
  • Problem solving and uses independent judgment in applying appropriate principles and techniques in a broad range of situations to arrive at optimum solutions from the standpoint of practicality and cost-effectiveness
  • Monitors and identifies potential variances from assigned budgets

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3 December, 2020:  Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI), Oceano Dunes SVRA

Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several
Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 2021

Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern nesting season (March to September)

General Duties include:

  • Conduct monitoring for two federally listed bird species, the threatened snowy plover and the endangered least tern, including monitoring adults, nests, chicks and broods
  • Fence, sign, and nest exclosure installation and maintenance
  • Collect scientific field notes, data entry, and technical report writing
  • Work with the public as a State Park representative and with an interdisciplinary team

ESI Specific Duties Include:

  • Gain experience in the methods and ethics of professional conduct and practice
  • May perform more independent duties in areas of particular expertise

Applicants should have the following qualities:

  • Be flexible, open minded, and able to reason logically
  • Have interest and aptitude in the work
  • Be able to take direction and establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Work well with the public as a State Park representative
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions such as in heavy wind and moving sand
  • Be able to cope with sitting for extended periods monitoring by spotting scope
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to read and record color band data
  • Willingness to do routine work in order to learn
  • Have experience writing scientific field notes and reports
  • Ability to draw sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Have a clean Class C Driver license and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle
  • Have knowledge of general concepts related to biological and environmental issues
  • BA/BS in biological sciences or related field required for qualification as an ESI
  • Birding experience preferred

Starting wage is $16.32/hour (Senior Park Aide) or $15.00/hour (ESI), with one week paid sick after a qualifying pay period (160 hours) and vacation time after six months of employment have been completed. The position is a seasonal full time position (up to 1500 hours/ per year). Housing is not provided. Weekend, holiday, early morning (before dawn), and evening shifts will be required. You will receive full training and work with some of the best experts in the field!

If interested, please mail a Standard State Application ( by 15 January 2021 to:

Mr. Ronnie Glick, Senior Environmental Scientist 
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Oceano Dunes District
340 James Way, Suite 270
Pismo Beach, CA  93449

For more information, contact Ronnie at 805-773-7180, email:

14 November, 2020:  Desert Biologist, Wildlands

Immediate Opening for Desert Biologist

Wildlands an immediate opening for a full-time, experienced wildlife biologist with Desert Tortoise/ Mohave Ground Squirrel experience. We are seeking an extremely independent, self-motivated worker to manage/monitor approximately 25,000-acres of preserved desert tortoise and Mohave ground squirrel habitat throughout the Mojave and Colorado deserts. Responsibilities include annual monitoring, desert tortoise reconnaissance surveys, Mohave ground squirrel camera trapping, habitat assessments, non-native vegetation management, removing trash/debris, and fencing/signage repair. The position requires the ability to identify desert fauna, delineate State waters, and distinguish between numerous species of native and non-native vegetation. One to two weeks of travel per month may be required in certain months to maintain other preserved areas, as needed.

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience with desert tortoise surveys and techniques.
  • General knowledge of desert flora and fauna.
  • Ability and willingness to spend the majority of time working outdoors in extremely hot environmental conditions.
  • Physically able to walk in excess of 20 miles/day.
  • One to two weeks of travel per month may be required.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to write technical documents.
  • At least 18 years old with a valid California driver’s license and a clean and insurable DMV record.


  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Wildlife, Biology, or related fields.
  • Agricultural or similar background.
  • Current California pesticide applicators license.
  • Experience in the operation of 4wd vehicles, trailers, and ATVs.
  • Located in West Mojave Desert.
  • Basic mechanical skills.
  • Experience with Mohave ground squirrel camera trapping.
  • Experience with western burrowing owl surveys.
  • Experience with flat-tailed horned lizards.

Please send your resume to



Thank you for your interest in Wildlands.

Permanent Position

Salary: DOE

14 November, 2020: Associate Biologist, Stantec, San Diego, CA

11 November, 2020: Research Scientist I, B. Braun Medical Inc., Irvine, CA

Job ID: 2020-17333
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Quality
Irvine Facility


About B. Braun

Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit


Position Summary:

This position shall be part of the Quality Department and work cross functionally with various departments. The incumbent shall participate in idea generation, screening, and proof-of-concept activities for building a robust pharmaceutical product portfolio. This is a laboratory based position, and the incumbent shall be responsible for designing & executing experimental protocols for assessing the technical feasibility of the conceptualized product. The focus areas include Injectable drugs (generic & 505b2), Duplex® systems, Parenteral nutrition, and Product enabling formulation and drug delivery technologies (solubilized systems, lyophilization, drug-device combinations, etc.).

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and conducts experiments and research activities.
  • Builds and tests new designs, formulations, materials, or systems for compliance with quality and/or performance standards
  • Processes and analyzes results and data.
  • Collaborates with Senior/Principal Scientists and/or management to apply the results of research and develop new techniques.

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires full working knowledge of relevant business practices and procedures in professional field. Uses standard theories, principles, and concepts and integrates them to propose course of action.
  • Knowledge of USP, EP, cGMP/GLP, FDA CFR & ICH regulations and guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of chemical theories, concepts, test methods and instrumental methods.
  • Analytical and research skills
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Works under general supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training, assigning & checking the work of other peers.
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Contacts are primarily with direct supervisor, peers and subordinates.
  • Analytical Methodologies and Validation Experience Preferred.


Expertise: Qualifications – Experience/Training/Education/Etc


  • Master’s degree required or equivalent combination of Bachelor’s degree and directly relevant experience and certifications.
  • 6-8 years related experience
  • Applicable industry certification preferred


  • N/A

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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