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If you have job announcements you would like posted on this page, send them to jobs@tws-west.org.  Job listings will be posted for 3 months unless a closing date is listed on the job announcement.

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.)


23 February, 2021: Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

Job Description and Duties

Under the supervision of the Nongame Wildlife Environmental Program Manager in the Wildlife Branch, the incumbent will carry out technical field data collection, data processing, and data entry for a statewide monitoring program aimed at assessing the effects of cannabis cultivation on fish, wildlife, and their habitats in support of the statewide Cannabis Program.

20 February, 2021: Authorized Mojave Desert Tortoise Field Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants

Overview
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an Authorized Mojave Desert Tortoise Field Biologists to join us and conduct field surveys and construction monitoring for various projects in the Mojave Desert.
This is a full-time, regular position based out of our Las Vegas, Nevada office. To be considered, please submit a resume along with contact information for three professional references and your Desert Tortoise Authorized Biologist Request Form.
This role is primarily a field position that may require short-term travel away from home and long hours and may also include office tasks such as data analysis and report preparation. Work schedule varies by season but typically consists of five to six 8- to 12-hour workdays per week, with overtime possible. Vehicles provided. Travel to and from the Las Vegas office to the project area is paid.

Responsibilities

A key aspect of this position will be leading, coordinating, and completing desert tortoise field surveys and construction monitoring. You will be responsible for taking the field crew leader’s role, supervising field staff, and interacting with clients.

  • Monitor project areas during construction or other activities that could be destructive to habitat or potentially hazardous to endangered or threatened species.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Maintain high-quality field data and enter information into a database for later interpretation.
  • Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools during fieldwork.
  • Photograph appropriate habitat, species, and landforms, and collection and other procedures.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in biological surveys.
  • Previous U.S. Fish and Wildlife approval as an Authorized Mojave Desert Tortoise Biologist is required.
  • Diverse experience with desert southwest plants and wildlife is preferred.
  • Detail-oriented and capable of adhering to established protocols.
  • Ability to record project data accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience with avian and/or bat identification is a plus
  • The ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes inclement weather conditions, including walking at least 10-miles in rugged terrain carrying equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds, is a must.
  • Willing and able to work construction hours, including being flexible when crews need to work longer hours than anticipated that day.

Drug and alcohol screening policy
The candidate hired for this position may be assigned to work with an SWCA client, which requires mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Candidates applying for this role should be willing to comply with this requirement.
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: https://www.click2apply.net/ljJBBqhK4NYJURz6S4mer


20 February, 2021: Biological Technician, Janelle Nolan & Associates Environmental Consulting

Janelle Nolan & Associates Environmental Consulting is seeking a part-time Biological Technician to assist with implementation of botanical and wildlife surveys in the Sierra Nevada.
Employment Term: Spring – Fall 2021
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in conducting various botanical surveys (both reconnaissance and protocol), mapping populations, data collection and recording. Botanical surveys include special-status and invasive plants
  • Assist in conducting wildlife surveys, both reconnaissance and protocol-level
  •  Additional tasks may include assisting in preparing technical reports and other deliverables

Required qualifications:

  • Degree in botany, ecology, environmental science, or other relevant subject (those working towards an applicable degree will be considered based on experience)
  • At least 1 – 2 years using Jepson manual to key out plants to species/subspecies
  • Experience with Sierra Nevada flora and fauna
  • Proficiency in GIS field data collection/mapping and solid navigational skills
  • Must currently hold or be willing to apply for a CDFW plant voucher collection permit
  • Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged high-elevation forest conditions on foot, and be comfortable camping for up to 4 consecutive nights
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Preferred qualifications (not required):

  • Demonstrated ability in technical and scientific report writing
  • Experience conducting pre-construction nesting bird and raptor surveys
  • Experience conducting protocol-level botanical surveys
  • Wildlife survey experience including the following species: California red-legged frog, foothill and Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad, northern goshawk, California spotted owl, bald eagle, fisher, marten
  • Construction monitoring experience
  • 4WD experience

Training, travel expense reimbursement, and survey-specific equipment will be provided. Successful candidates will have experience with and/or willingness to learn wildlife habitat/vegetation community analyses and in addition to focused botanical and wildlife surveys.

This is a bill-time only position; however, work may be close to full-time during the field season. This is an entry-level position that has the opportunity to become a full-time, permanent position. Hourly rate will be determined commensurate with experience.

Our main office is located just outside of Placerville, California.
Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Robyn Smith at robyn@jna-consulting.com.


20 February, 2021: Senior Biologist, SWCA, San Diego, CA

Please apply to this job by clicking this link:  https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/11213/senior-biologist/job

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Senior Biologist with existing permits (ideally for coastal California gnatcatcher, fairy shrimp, and others), experience in natural resource management and consultation, conducting biological studies, and mentoring junior staff for our southern California Natural Resources Program.

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 natural resource field studies for sensitive species, preparing biological technical reports per multiple agency requirements, reviewing technical reports, consulting with regulatory agencies, assisting with refining survey methodologies, mentoring field staff, assist with preparation of natural resource proposals, and project management.

The 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 southern California 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).

What you will accomplish

  • Lead and conduct surveys for threatened, endangered and sensitive wildlife throughout southern California.
  • Lead and mentor natural resource field teams.
  • Provide quality assurance of our natural resource field studies.
  • Prepare and review technical documents, including biotechnical reports for a variety of southern California jurisdictions.
  • Prepare project budgets for natural resource surveys and reporting.
  • 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.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • 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.


20 February, 2021: Herpetofauna Lead Biologist, Santa Ana Watershed Association

Company Profile

The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the natural resources in the Santa Ana River watershed located in Southern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 Covered Species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP Herpetofauna Taxa Lead. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule. Benefits include an S-125 medical plan with a $700 monthly stipend; a retirement plan with 6% employer contribution; and paid leave following a six-month probationary period. The MSHCP BMP department fosters a talented, highly skilled and energized workforce. SAWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Job Description

The Herpetofauna Taxa Lead for the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Program will plan and participate in surveys for a wide variety of amphibian and reptile, fish and vernal pool species and their habitats, and will be specifically expected to oversee field crews Working closely with the Monitoring Program Manager, Biologist Supervisor, GIS Analyst, and Data Manager, the Herpetofauna Taxa Lead will be responsible for protocol development and implementation, data collection and analysis, and report writing, with the desired outcome of meeting species-specific Conservation Objectives. The Herpetofauna Taxa Lead will interact with staff from multiple agencies, including the Regional Conservation Authority (RCA), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as local land managers.

Primary duties include:

  • Plan, design and conduct biological surveys for Covered reptile, amphibian, fish and vernal pool species.
  • Oversee and schedule field crews to ensure accurate and reliable collection of data.
  • Prepare study designs, including the development, testing and refinement of survey protocols using scientifically supported approaches.
  • Lead the training of field crews on data collection protocols and species identification.
  • Coordinate with other Taxa Leads and conduct a variety of wildlife surveys as needed.
  • Conduct surveys for, and oversee the removal of, invasive aquatic species.
  • Coordinate with personnel from other agencies and stakeholders on field activities, data collection, and site access.
  • Prepare field forms, coordinate gpx files, maps and field supplies for surveys.
  • Prepare and maintain field equipment.
  • Oversee data digitization procedures, and perform quality control checks of collected data.
  • Perform data analysis using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Write detailed reports summarizing data.
  • Operate 4WD vehicles, digital equipment, computers, and lab equipment. Expected to carry a 25–30 pound backpack.
  • Attend meetings and training as appropriate.

Basic Requirements:

  • Three to five years of field experience conducting biological surveys and collecting data on amphibians and reptiles, with specific emphasis on trapping and handling experience. A Master’s Degree is preferred and may be substituted for one year of the required field work.
  • Knowledge of: herpetological fauna (preferably southern California); standard identification and survey methods, including handling and marking techniques for sensitive (including threatened and endangered) amphibians and reptiles.
  • Knowledge of and experience with fish and vernal pool crustacean species (preferably southern California) is highly desirable.
  • Ability to design herpetofauna sampling strategies.
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and mapping programs that include ArcGIS and Google Earth and the ability to create gpx files for GPS navigation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, and independently with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to lead people in the field and to direct and provide oversight of office work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions, and complete complex assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to keep clear and accurate notes, tabulate and analyze data, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to work long days, occasional evening and over-night shifts.
  • Ability to work in remote locations under variable environmental conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, off-trail, seasonally harsh temperatures).
  • Ability to operate 4WD vehicles.
  • Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Education:

Successful completion of a full four year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor of Science or higher degree that included a major field of study in ecology, biology, wildlife management or other closely related field. Completion of at least one course in statistics. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Supervision:

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

Compensation:

Position Hiring Range:  $25.50 – $26.77 (commensurate with experience)

Position Salary Range:  $25.50 – $32.65

Employment Requirements:

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

To Apply:

E-mail (1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position and interest in SAWA (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: Jennette El Morsy at jennette@sawatershed.org. Please include “MSHCP Herp Taxa Lead – Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to: J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, 1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA 92507

Application Deadline: Open until filled. First round of application review begins March 1, 2021


15 February, 2021: Biological Monitors, Stillwater Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

https://www.stillwatersci.com/biological-monitors-%e2%80%95-temporary-on-call-positions-los-angeles/


15 February, 2021: Conservation Project Manager, San Mateo Resource Conservation District

BACKGROUND

Located in beautiful coastal San Mateo County, the San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) seeks to fill a full-time position for a Conservation Project Manager to join the team working to enhance habitat and protect water resources. RCDs across California serve as local hubs for conservation, connecting people with the technical, financial, and educational assistance they need to conserve and manage natural resources. RCDs help landowners, land managers, government agencies, and others to voluntarily protect, restore, and enhance natural resources on private and public lands. A defining characteristic of RCDs is that our assistance is non-regulatory, confidential, and free.

POSITION

We are looking for a new team member to manage projects to restore habitat and enhance streamflow for wildlife while also supporting farmers, parks, and local community water systems. The position is full-time at 40 hours per week, grant dependent, and currently funded through 2022 with the intent to secure ongoing funding. The position will work closely with a broad array of internal staff, partner organizations, government agency staff, and public and private landowners.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage projects with technical advisors and others to ensure all aspects of projects are satisfactorily completed o Manage contracts with funders, consultants, and subcontractors o Manage budgets, invoicing, and reporting
    • Manage communications between project partners and stakeholders
    • Coordinate with project partners and consultants to develop environmental documentation and permits
    • Coordinate the development of project designs and logistics for project implementation o Provide oversight of implementation activities, including contractor management and coordination, permit compliance, and biological monitoring
    • Oversee monitoring activities, including data collection in the field, data entry, equipment preparation and supply maintenance (the employee will be trained in all required protocols)
  • Contribute to the program vision and to project development
  • Prepare grant and funding proposals
  • Assist staff on other projects as needed
  • Respond to landowner requests for technical assistance as needed

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

Successful applicants will “wear many hats” at the RCD. They will have experience developing, planning, implementing, and monitoring environmental conservation and restoration projects. They will work across many disciplines and therefore must have technical, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Minimum qualifications

  • Knowledge of watershed stewardship and conservation, resource management, basic hydrology, basic soil science, native plant and animal communities, and/or restoration ecology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with a variety of people with diverse interests and temperaments
  • Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel
  • Highly organized and motivated self-starter with the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Physically able to work in the field (climbing in and out of streams, lifting, carrying supplies and equipment, planting, etcetera) during all seasons
  • Creativity, sense of humor, “can do” spirit, collegiality, flexibility, strong desire to learn
  • Valid California driver’s license, clean driving record, and current auto insurance
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (three or more years professional experience) with focus on environmental studies, natural sciences, resource management, watershed science, conservation planning, or a related field

Desired qualifications

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS and GPS
  • Familiarity with local threatened and endangered species, including habitat needs and legal protections
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal permits required for restoration projects
  • Experience working with watershed groups or other conservation groups
  • Experience with environmental construction management

TEMPORARY COVID-19 JOB MODIFICATIONS

The RCD is presently implementing full-time remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, with limited field visits scheduled as needed with strict adherence to a COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Meetings are scheduled via video and phone conferencing including Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Employees are provided with a work-issued laptop for remote work. If employees do not have adequate equipment, RCD will provide the resources to accomplish duties and responsibilities. Employees are generally expected to return to the office when social distancing protocols have been reduced, following state and local guidelines.

COMPENSATION

Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience, ranging from $60,000 to $80,000 annually. Benefits include a health, dental, and vision plan; paid vacation and sick time; a retirement plan; and a flexible work schedule with the ability to work remotely in a fun, fast-paced, positive work environment with excellent coworkers.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three or more references to Jarrad Fisher, Program Manager at jarrad@sanmateoRCD.org. Applicants may later be asked to submit a driving record. Applications will be accepted through March 12, 2021. The RCD is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates reflecting the social diversity of California are strongly encouraged to apply.


15 February, 2021: Wildlife Biologist, Livewire Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

Livewire Ecological Consulting provides consulting, planning and environmental compliance services throughout the Central Valley of California. We are actively seeking two biologists to join our biological resources team based in Fresno, CA. Applicants from the Visalia/Tulare Area are encouraged to apply. Interested? Send a resume and a brief statement of interest to Kat@LivewireEco.com

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related science
  • 1-2 years of experience conducting plant or wildlife field surveys
  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the San Joaquin Valley Region
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work long hours in the field, in various weather conditions, over uneven terrain, whilst carrying 30lbs in a daypack
  • Good writing and computer skills and solid reading comprehension
  • Reliable Transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting avian nesting surveys, especially raptors
  • Experience writing technical documents
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing threatened and endangered species
  • Ability to self-motivate and stay on project deadlines

Compensation:

  • Salary dependent on experience, Hourly positions also available(starting at $26/hr)
  • Hiring bonus upon completion of 6 months successful employment
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Ability to ‘get in on the ground floor’ and grow alongside our developing business
  • Supportive work environment and the ability to shape your own professional development

9 February, 2021: Golden Eagle Research Technician
Location: Various survey sites throughout the northern Diablo Range, CA
Salary: $2,800 – $3,500 per month DOE
Job type: full-time (40 hrs per week), seasonal position
Start date: late February-early March
End date: 15 July
Job Description:
The U.S. Geological Survey and the East Bay Regional Park District are seeking a Research Technician to assist with surveys of golden eagles in the northern Diablo Range of central California. The Research Technician will conduct and provide results from broad-scale surveys of golden eagles used to determine site occupancy, pair abundance, and nesting status. The incumbent will travel daily to widely dispersed survey sites established throughout the region to determine presence of golden eagles. Surveys will be conducted on state, federal, and private lands, so surveyors will be required to communicate well with private landowners and agency biologists. Housing is not currently provided.

Qualifications:
The Research Technician should have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology or related field, 1–2 years of related field experience, a valid driver’s license, and strong data management and collection skills. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to work long hours independently in remote areas with little or no supervision. The position will require working variable hours while observing golden eagles and other raptor species in unpredictable conditions in extreme hot, cold, wet, and windy weather. Idea applicants will own and safely operate a 4WD vehicle over steep, rocky, and muddy roads under harsh weather conditions. Mileage will be reimbursed for personal vehicle use within the study area. Previous experience surveying and identifying golden eagles and other grassland raptor species is preferred, but not required with other relevant experience. Successful applicants may be required to provide proof of auto insurance and purchase Commercial General Liability insurance.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should email a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references (with email address) to: Patrick Kolar (pkolar@usgs.gov). Write “2021 GOEA research technician” in the subject line. This research is managed by USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center and the successful applicant will work as an independent contractor with the East Bay Regional Park District.


9 February, 2021: Marine Science Education Internship – FL

The Marine Studies Department at the Canterbury School of Florida is seeking a Marine Science Education Intern for the summer of 2021. The Marine Science Education Intern will assist with various marine science camps for students in grades PK4 through Grade 8. The intern will lead students and campers in interactive learning experiences with touch tanks, a redfish aquaculture system, a laptop lab and an interactive Promethean. The intern will also assist with field trips to venues including local beaches and aquariums.

The intern will also help develop marine studies curriculum for students in PK3 through Grade 12. The curriculum will focus on all aspects of marine science and environmental education. Additionally, the intern will help maintain and care for the classroom, lab space and learning resources in the Cousteau Center for Marine Studies (CCMS).

The marine studies program features a kayak fleet, 23-foot Sea-Pro bay boat, and three aquarium touch tanks filled with crabs, sea stars, fish, shrimp and tunicates. The mission of the Marine Studies Department is to inspire an appreciation of the local marine environment and to promote responsible stewardship. The program aims to accomplish these goals by enhancing traditional science curriculum and focusing on inquiry-based marine science education.

* Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in marine science, environmental science, biology, or similar field with a valid drivers license and automotive insurance.

* Exhibits a positive attitude, is hard-working, and passionate about educating students about the marine environment. Capable of working independently and able to solve a wide variety of problems in the field.

* Willingness to work with students in grades PK4 through Grade 8.

* Internship begins May 31 – August 6, 2021 ( Flexible start and end dates) with a paid stipend of $2500. Work week averages around 40 hours per week. No housing is provided.

* Capable of working long hours outdoors in typical and inclement coastal Florida weather.

* Capable of lifting 30- 50 pounds.

* Experience working in environmental education and with youth ages 4 through 12 a plus.

* Boating experience, kayaking experience, lifeguard certification, and experience driving 15 passenger van helpful.

* Send questions, resume, and an interest statement to Jenna LoDico at Jlodico@canterburyflorida.org by March 1, 2021.


9 February, 2021:  On-Call Biologist, ICF, Northern California

To apply please use the following link….. https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2100309

ICF is currently seeking On-Call Biologists to be based out of our Sacramento, CA office, however you will support projects throughout Central & Northern California, This position involves providing biological resource surveys on a variety of energy, transportation, water, and urban projects in central California. Fieldwork is likely to include wildlife surveys for special-status species and construction compliance monitoring. The Biologist also will prepare technical reports, assist with preparation of state and federal environmental permit applications, and assist in the preparation of technical studies for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance.

Key Responsibilities

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

Basic Qualifications

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

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience

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

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.


 

25 January, 2021: Seasonal Biologist, McCormick Biological, Inc.

McCormick Biological, Inc. (MBI) is a biological consulting firm based out of Bakersfield, CA, that specializes in the biological resources of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking applicants for several temporary positions available on or after April 15, 2021 and ending on or before September 30, 2021. Applicants do not need to be available for the entire period; however, availability for the majority of the period will increase an applicant’s competitiveness for a position. Graduates or students majoring in biology, environmental science, or related fields who have completed at least their sophomore year are encouraged to apply. Start and end dates can be flexible, depending on availability.

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

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Work will be conducted in both field and typical office environments.
  • These positions are based in Bakersfield, CA, but field sites may be distributed throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Occasional over-night travel with a field crew may be requested.
  • Field work may be pre-scheduled up to 1-week in advance, and crew departure times will be coordinated by crew leaders the day before field work is conducted.
  • Field work will be completed over an 8-hour work day. Overtime (more than 8 hours in a day) may be requested to accommodate for longer travel times to specific field sites. MBI offers no minimum guarantee of work hours.
  • Transect surveys will consist of hiking up to several miles per day in intense sun.
  • Field attire appropriate for hiking is required (e.g., shirts with sleeves, long pants, hat, sunglasses, and hiking boots). Many field sites require additional personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, high-visibility vest, safety glasses, fireresistant clothing, steel-toed boots, hard hats, and H2S monitors. All required safety equipment will be provided by the employer.
  • Potential hazards in the field may include high temperatures, poor air quality, uneven terrain, biting insects, rattlesnakes, oil production equipment, and barbed-wire fencing.
  • There is a 30-day unpaid break from work activities (July 16th through August 14th). During this time, opportunities for additional part-time work and/or continuing education may be provided by senior staff.
  • Other tasks include, but are not limited to, maintaining/preparing field equipment (e.g., taking company vehicles through car wash, cleaning ice chests/binoculars/etc., bagging ice for field crews), disposal of trash, gathering recyclables, and shredding paper.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • A working cell phone or land line for daily communications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation with or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university with emphasis in the biological sciences, ecology, or wildlife biology.
  • Field experience with endangered and threatened species of the San Joaquin Valley. Emphasis on reptile species identification is a plus.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate a Windows-based computer for word processing, data entry, and/or accessing the Internet.
  • Previous experience working in/around developed and undeveloped oil/gas facilities is highly desired.

Location:

  • Bakersfield, CA

Type:

  • Part-time hourly, Seasonal, Non-exempt

General expectation is between 25 and 40 hours per week, (Monday-Saturday)

Pay:

  •  $16 – $22/hour, DOE

Benefits:

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

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to contact@mcbioinc.com.
You will receive a confirmation email when your submission has been reviewed and further instructions will be provided at that time.


24 January, 2021: Seasonal and On-call Biologists, Swaim Biological, Incorporated

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

  • Primary duties include:
  • Perform biological compliance monitoring and reporting.
  • Conduct special-status species surveys (flora and/or fauna) and nesting bird surveys
  • Assist with environmental reviews, including site assessments and report preparation

A BA/BS in biology or related field is preferred. However, those expecting to graduate in spring 2021 are encouraged to apply if the required skills are demonstrated from field coursework or related experience. Ai minimum, candidates should have a basic understanding of California flora and fauna, and general knowledge of species inventory surveys and environmental regulations relevant to California (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA, NEPA, etc.). Preference will be given to candidates with 2+ years of experience in environmental consulting/biological monitoring, especially those who can demonstrate previous monitoring approvals by state and federal agencies for one or more of the following species: California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, southern mountain and/or Sierra Nevada yellow -legged frog, blunt nosed leopard lizard, Alameda whipsnake, San Francisco gartersnake, and giant gartersnake. Experience with other special-status species (vernal pool fairy shrimp, small mammals, raptors, etc.) is a plus. Excellent communication skills, ability to understand and implement appropriate safety actions, and ability to work alone and/or in teams is essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. GIS and GPS experience, and possession of a scientific collecting permit and/or any federal recovery permits or qualifications to be added to one are desirable.

Job applicants are expected to:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle (4WD  preferred, but not required).
  • Conduct strenuous and physically demanding field work in various temperature regimes.
  •  Travel and work nights and weekends on occasion.
  •  Willingness and ability to take and pass drug screening and background checks.

Hourly rate range is $22.00 – $45.00+ depending on experience.

To apply send a cover letter that identifies your desired position (seasonal or on-call) and when you would be available to start, a resume and three current references with contact name, affiliation, email, and phone number to kswaim@swaimbio.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


19 January, 2021: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Wyoming

Wildlife Technician

Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

To apply please use the following link….. https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2100177

About ICF

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

Job Description

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

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week from early-April through late June with the possibility of extension depending on potential projects. Work would be based out of the Gillette office but could require travel throughout northeast and central Wyoming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ground and aerial biological surveys.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Raptor nest searches and prairie dog colony surveys.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks and trailers.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often times with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Wyoming fauna.
  • Short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation identification skills.
  • Previous experience conduction aerial surveys from fixed-wing aircraft.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience operating Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV)
  • MSHA certified

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

ICF offers Paid Sick Leave and an optional retirement benefit for on-call employees, 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://www.icf.com/careers


19 January, 2021: Vegetation/Wetlands Technician, ICF, Wyoming

Vegetation/Wetland Technician

Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

To apply please use the following link….. https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2100179

About ICF

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

Job Description

As a Vegetation/Wetland Technician, you will be responsible for floristic surveys, vegetation community mapping, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, and data entry. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (potentially early mornings, and some weekends). Field work is often performed on foot in rugged terrain and the ability to hike long distances is required. Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the potential for over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able to confidently identify western flora plant species including grasses, grass-likes, shrubs, forbs, trees, and wetland plant species. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks, and/or UTVs. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. However, while field work will be conducted independently, all work will be carried out as part of larger team effort and excellent communication skills and an ability to cooperate in a team are equally important qualities.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week from mid-May through late June. Work would be based out of the Gillette office but could require travel throughout northeast and central Wyoming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Floristic surveys, vegetation plant community mapping, and wetland delineation.
  • Soil profile descriptions related to wetland delineations.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in range management, plant sciences, biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks and trailers.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often times with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid vegetation identification skills and proficiency with botanical keying.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience conducting rare plant species surveys (threatened and endangered, proposed, candidate, and sensitive)
  • Wetland delineation course/training
  • Previous experience operating Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV)
  • MSHA certified

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

ICF offers Paid Sick Leave and an optional retirement benefit for on-call employees, 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://www.icf.com/careers


19 January, 2021: Associate Regulatory Specialist, Johnson Marigot Consulting

Johnson Marigot Consulting, LLC (JMC) is a small environmental consulting firm with a focus on regulatory permitting and compliance. JMC has an opportunity for an Associate Regulatory Specialist at our home office, located in Brisbane, California. This is a full-time exempt position based on a 40-hour work week. Exempt salaried employee may be required to work additional hours depending on the nature of work assignments.

Job Summary
JMC is seeking a highly motivated candidate with a an educational/career focus in the study and management of natural resources to join our team. This position would support numerous projects in the Northern California region, with a focus on biological surveys and project entitlement. Biological survey duties would include general biological surveys for wildlife, plants, vegetation communities; data collection and organization; and writing of technical reports. Project entitlement duties would include writing permit applications, resource agency coordination, and managing permit compliance. Additional duties would include, but are not limited to, mapping, technical editing, and conducting literature reviews. Experience with wetland delineations, marine aquatic resources, and fisheries biology is desired.

​Job Responsibilities Include

  • Assist with delineations of waters of the U.S./State: 1) conducting wetland delineations of proposed project sites in accordance with the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual and appropriate Regional Supplement; 2) producing appropriate maps in a accordance with South Pacific Division’s most current mapping standards; and 3) completing wetland delineation forms and reports.
  • Complete Biological Assessment: 1) produce due diligence reports to document potential constraints related to state and federal threatened / endangered or protected species; 2) completing consultation services pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the California Endangered Species Act; 3) complete state Incidental Take Permit applications pursuant to California Endangered Species Act and 4) make recommendations, when appropriate, for additional surveys (i.e., rare plant and/or species specific protocol surveys).
  • Complete permit applications for project entitlement including: 1) preparation of Department of the Army permit applications for activities requiring “fill material” to be placed within waters of the U.S. (within the regulatory authority of the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899); 2) preparation of applications for Regional Water Quality Control Board 401 certifications pursuant to Sections 3830 through 3869 of Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations; and 3) preparation of applications for California Department of Fish and Wildlife Streambed Alteration Agreements pursuant to the Fish and Game Code (Section 1602). This work may include completion of support documentation necessary to acquire permits (e.g., Section 404(b)(1) Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative, mitigation and monitoring reports, and pre-application meeting documentations). Additional environmental regulatory entitlement pursuant to Federal and State law, as well as local ordinance.
  • Implement project compliance documentation according to terms and conditions of authorizations.
  • Conduct agency negotiation toward resolution of non-compliance actions related to unauthorized activities and/or formal enforcement.
  • Complete mapping requests as needed. JMC currently uses the opensource software QGIS to prepare maps, calculations, and conduct assessments. QGIS operates similarly to ArcGIS, with ArcGIS mapping skills readily transferable and applicable, but would require the applicant to problem solve and research differences in procedures.

Physical Demands

  • Work may require regular and recurring physical exertion related to field work such as hiking long distances through rough country, repeated digging of soil pits, frequent stooping to sample vegetation, climbing steep inclines, and jumping over obstructions.
  • Work involves regular and recurrent exposure to rough terrain, adverse weather conditions or situations in which one is exposed to heavy earth moving equipment or unimproved roads that must be traversed. Such work environments may also involve exposure to unfavorable conditions such as dangerous weather, chemicals, noise, fumes, contaminated water, animals and plants, and may require use of protective equipment such as hard hats, protective shoes, etc.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology, Botany, Biology or similar field
  • Experience with technical writing
  • 2 to 5 years + of related experience including authoring permit applications and completing wetland delineations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with cloud-based file management
  • Familiarity with GIS and field mapping of resources
  • Familiarity with wetland and special status species permitting and environmental regulatory compliance

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non – exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

About JMC

Johnson Marigot Consulting, LLC (JMC), established in the fall of 2014, is an environmental consulting firm which specializes in identification of biological constraints (i.e. wetland and special status species), obtaining project authorization/regulatory compliance, and identification of appropriate compensatory mitigation. Our clients range from private developers to large public infrastructure agencies. We are a small business which aims to support staff growth.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Benefits including health insurance, a 401K program, paid vacation and sick leave

http://www.johnson-marigot.com/join-us.html

​If interested in this position, please contact Lauren Bingham at Lauren.Bingham@johnson-marigot.com


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

Link to job posting: https://defenders.org/jobs?p=job%2Fo6WIcfwG


 

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.

https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=73543&company=C0000161245P


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:
Safety:

  • 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

Qualifications
Minimum:

  • 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

Desired:

  • 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

Application link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=73545&company=C0000161245P