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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.)


10 April, 2021:  Wildlife Field Biologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, Kern County

Wildlife Field Biologist (full time project hire 9-14 months)

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for wildlife field biologists for a project in Kern County near the border of Los Angeles County (Rosamond). The position begins in August 2021 and is expected to continue for 9 to 14 months.

What you’ll do

This is a full time position in support of compliance with environmental requirements during the construction of a solar energy project. You will conduct field studies, including nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, and construction monitoring. Work will include data collection and contributing to client reports. This position is part of our Fresno team. The successful candidate will work with experienced senior ecologists as part of a collaborative project team.

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates? 

Our regional team leaders have been researching and working in California’s Central Valley for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge and learning from others.

If this sounds like you and you meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological experience during the application process!

Required experience and skillset

  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of desert fauna
  • At least one year of rigorous field experience
  • Bird identification skills
  • Experience with field data entry on mobile devices
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and precise writing skills
  • A collaborative approach to work and communication

Desired qualifications

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Previous experience with desert kit fox, desert tortoise, and burrowing owl
  • Prior experience working on a construction site

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work 5 days/week in the project area (fulltime position)
  • Work early morning hours, and occasional nights and weekends, as needed
  • Walk long distances daily over varied terrain for surveys
  • Bending, lifting 50+ pounds, occasionally digging with a shovel
  • Perform job duties in inclement and changing weather conditions
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a resume, academic transcripts, and a cover letter. In the required cover letter, please share some observations about your favorite species. Submit your application through our job portal here: https://bit.ly/3fuObjP

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm with four offices in California and one in Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are plant ecology, wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, landscape architecture, and fish and aquatic ecology. We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields and provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

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

Potential for travel reimbursement up to 30 miles/each way from place of residence to project site.

This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary of cultivating excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.


10 April, 2021:  Senior Wildlife Ecologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, Los Gatos, CA

Senior Wildlife Ecologist (Full time) 

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a senior ecologist for a full time project management position in the wildlife ecology group in our San Francisco Bay Area office (Los Gatos, Santa Clara County).

What you’ll do

As a senior ecologist in our wildlife group, you will manage projects and supervise staff and also spend time in the field. The position includes managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA assessments, federal and state endangered species consultations, compliance support, and resource management plans. Internally, you will manage staff and budgets, train and mentor junior staff, and have the opportunity to work with other H. T. Harvey & Associates ecologists (restoration, plant, fish ecology) as well as landscape architects. Externally, you will be a liaison with clients, team members, and agency contacts and work on proposals and business development efforts.

What are some of the important projects that the wildlife group works on?

Our mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. Typical projects we work on include:

  • NEPA/CEQA documentation
  • Endangered species issues (FESA and CESA consultations)
  • Compliance support including pre-activity surveys and construction monitoring
  • Site assessments and constraints analyses
  • Bird-safe design assessments
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans
  • Natural resource management plans
  • Habitat Plans/Natural Community Conservation Plan development, documentation, and coverage applications

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates? 

Our wildlife team leaders have been researching and working in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, science, and long-term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology.

If that sounds like you and you meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological expertise and project management skills during the application process!

Required expertise and skillset 

  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • A minimum of 7 years of applicable professional experience in biological/ecological consulting or relevant experience with a regulatory agency, with at least 2 years of managerial responsibility
  • Exceptional and demonstrated technical writing and editing ability
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills within an organization and with external stakeholders and clients
  • Excellent organizational skills concerning people (staff and subcontractors), schedules, project details, and budgets

Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are preferred, but applicants having a B.S. or B.A. combined with directly relevant experience including multiple years of project management experience in biological consulting, will be considered.

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work nights, weekends, and early morning hours as needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Work in inclement weather
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal here: https://bit.ly/3t7HVlV

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with five offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are plant ecology, wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, landscape architecture, and fish and aquatic ecology. We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields and provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as medical, dental, and life insurance and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program.

This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary of cultivating excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.


10 April, 2021:  Wildlife Ecologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, Los Gatos, CA

Wildlife Ecologist (Full Time) 

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a wildlife ecologist for a full-time position in the wildlife ecology group in our San Francisco Bay Area office (Los Gatos, Santa Clara County).

What you’ll do

As an ecologist in our wildlife group, you will be responsible for conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status wildlife species; completing habitat assessments; working on CEQA/NEPA projects; and drafting written reports. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

What are some of the important projects that the wildlife group works on?

Our mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. Typical projects we work on include:

  • NEPA/CEQA documentation
  • Endangered species issues (FESA and CESA consultations)
  • Compliance support including pre-activity surveys and construction monitoring
  • Site assessments and constraints analyses
  • Bird-safe design assessments
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans
  • Natural resource management plans
  • Habitat Plans/Natural Community Conservation Plan development, documentation, and coverage applications

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our wildlife team leaders have been researching and working in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, science, and long-term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology.

If that sounds like you and you meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological expertise and project management skills during the application process!

Required expertise and skillset 

  • Academic background (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. preferred) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • A minimum of 2 years of applicable professional experience in biological/ecological consulting or relevant experience with a regulatory agency
  • Solid field experience and report-writing skills
  • Expertise with bats, nesting birds, special-status reptiles and amphibians of central California (such as the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and foothill yellow-legged frog), and/or San Francisco Bay marsh species (such as the California Ridgway’s rail, California black rail, snowy plover, and salt marsh harvest mouse) is desirable; expertise across multiple taxa is preferred

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work nights, weekends, and early morning hours as needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Work in inclement weather
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal here: https://bit.ly/3qEJYwB

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with five offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are plant ecology, wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, landscape architecture, and fish and aquatic ecology. We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields and provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as medical, dental, and life insurance and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program.

This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary of cultivating excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.


10 April, 2021:  Wildlife Field Biologist, HT Harvey & Associates, Alameda County

 Wildlife Field Biologist (on-call)

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a wildlife field biologist for a monitoring project at a wind-energy facility in Alameda County near Livermore, California.

What you’ll do

As a field biologist in our wildlife group, you will be responsible for conducting fatality searches at the facility focused on medium and large raptors, generally two days per week throughout the year.  Work will require extensive hiking and include carcass handling, species identification, and data recording using iPad-based data-entry systems.

Required experience and skillset

  • Good field experience and observation skills
  • Good skills identifying birds and especially raptors that occur in California
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management

Desired qualifications

  • Candidates with an academic background in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.
  • Applicants with a relevant bachelor’s degree are preferred, but advanced undergraduates with desired skills and sufficient schedule flexibility also will be considered.

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Hike extensively over complex terrain for surveys
  • Work safely in a variety of weather conditions ranging from summer heat to inclement winter weather
  • Follow best practices for field safety

The following would be a plus:

  • Own a personal 4WD or AWD vehicle and willing to use it on the project site

Note:  Travel reimbursement from place of residence to project site near Livermore, CA typically is not provided.

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a resume, academic transcripts, and a cover letter. In the required cover letter, please share some observations about your general experience as a birder, knowledge of California raptors in particular, and favorite bird species. Submit your application through our job portal here: https://bit.ly/2PEd95X

About H. T. Harvey & Associates
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm with four offices in California and one in Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are plant ecology, wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, landscape architecture, and fish and aquatic ecology. We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields and provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary of cultivating excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.


10 April, 2021:  San Joaquin Valley Regional Director, River Partners, Turlock, CA

Position Title: San Joaquin Valley Regional Director

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Turlock, California or home office in the San Joaquin Valley

Reports to: Director of Development

Do you love the Central Valley? Do you want our communities to have healthy beautiful rivers for generations to come? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs who really get stuff done? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

What We Do:

We give new life to river landscapes that protect communities from damaging floods, support diverse wildlife populations, and connect people to water. We design and deliver large river restoration projects across California, using bulldozers and tractors, tablets and binoculars, all for the benefit of communities and natural resources. As the largest habitat restoration contractor in western North America, we are gearing up to head back to work as community-based, green economic stimulus.

Organizational Summary:

River Partners helps local communities revitalize rivers across the state of California. We are a private, non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused company, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.

Position description:

The San Joaquin Valley Regional Director works with the Directors of Development, Conservation and Science to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects between the Delta and Bakersfield on the San Joaquin River and tributaries as well as in the Tulare Basin.  The Director will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to secure funds from local, state and federal agencies to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor multi-million dollar and multi-year river restoration projects.  The Central Valley Regional Director will be responsible for networking with restoration partners and evaluating the conservation landscape to identify new project opportunities and secure them for River Partners. In addition, the position will provide support and oversight for River Partners’ ecologists and biologists as they develop habitat restoration projects across California. Some travel is required.

The Central Valley Regional Director reports directly to the Development Director.

Travel is expected up to 4 days per month.

Essential functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Collaborate with Science and Development teams to identify riparian protection and restoration sites that are ecologically significant and develop successful proposals to fund restoration projects.
  • Build effective partnerships and coalitions with a diverse group of stakeholders to advance River Partners’ mission and projects.
  • Prepare grant applications and develop associated budgets and scopes of work. Negotiate cooperative agreements to secure the funding necessary to successfully implement River Partners’ projects.
  • Oversee project management and ensure that activities, budgets and milestones are coordinated and updated on a frequent basis to ensure that project scheduling, spending and reporting can expeditiously support project objectives and billing cycles.
  • Develop scoping requests for subcontract work and enter into agreements to ensure that cost and quality expectations are met.
  • Interface with funders to ensure grant funds and project expenditures are coordinated and if necessary create and submit change orders in a timely manner to ensure that variances are properly communicated and funded.
  • Follow up with funders on late payments to determine the root cause of tardy payment in efforts to ensure that unsatisfactory work performance or incorrect communications are immediate resolved and payments are received.
  • Support River Partners’ President, Senior Managers, and Regional Staff in developing strategic plans, budgets, and marketing materials.
  • Monitor, oversee and report strategic initiative progress on a quarterly basis to ensure strategy is within the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Coordinate with agency staff and conservation partners in the successful implementation of River Partners’ projects.
  • Actively participate in regional planning efforts including the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (BOR), the Central Valley Flood Protection Planning efforts (DWR), the Middle San Joaquin Regional Flood Management Plan (RD 2092), USFWS and CDFW endangered species recovery efforts, and local and regional water quality and supply initiatives.
  • Initiate and direct changes to increase efficiency and meet objectives.
  • Establish and coordinate productive partnerships with the agricultural community, conservation organizations, and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Represent River Partners before the general public, elected officials, agencies, stakeholders, and non-profits to generate support for River Partners programs.
  • Other duties as requested.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must enjoy working outdoors with diverse people and organizations to get things done;
  • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
  • Grant writing experience or ability to delegate and coordinate numerous tasks to meet a hard deadline.
  • Effectively communicate complicated biological and marketing information orally and in writing.
  • Possess knowledge of ecological restoration techniques and California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
  • Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
  • Experience working with California and Federal environmental permitting including NEPA/CEQA, ESA, CDFW Code, California Water Code, Clean Water Act Section 404/401, etc.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities.  Must be able to remain dedicated and focused on multiple tasks.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree desired in natural resources management, ecology, engineering, watershed science, environmental planning, agriculture or related field.  JD, MBA, MPA all encouraged to apply. Relevant work experience a substitute for college degree.
  • Minimum of five years of appropriate work experience.
  • Grant writing experience or proven ability to delegate and coordinate a series of tasks on a tight deadline.
  • Professional contract management experience utilizing project management software desired (i.e. system that integrates with a modular financial reporting and/or ERP system).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of environmental permitting requirements and environmental restoration projects.
  • Proven success in managing multiple simultaneous projects and deadlines while successfully meeting project objectives within budget.
  • Have hands-on experience working with Federal, State and local government grants, to ensure that projects are managed within scope, budget and regulatory compliance such as prevailing wage and labor compliance.
  • Experience developing subcontract agreements with standard general provisions and sourcing subcontractors.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software.

To apply email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: San Joaquin Valley Regional Director Position

Or send an application via mail to:

River Partners

Attn: San Joaquin Valley Regional Director Position

580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico CA 95926.

Please no telephone calls.

River Partners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


8 April, 2021:  Central Valley Regional Director, River Partners, Turlock, CA

Position Title: Central Valley Regional Director

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Turlock, California

Do you love the Central Valley? Do you want our communities to have healthy beautiful rivers for generations to come? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs who really get stuff done? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

What We Do:

We give new life to river landscapes that protect communities from damaging floods, support diverse wildlife populations, and connect people to water. We design and deliver large river restoration projects across California, using bulldozers and tractors, tablets and binoculars, all for the benefit of communities and natural resources. As the largest habitat restoration contractor in western North America, we are gearing up to head back to work as community-based, green economic stimulus.

Organizational Summary:

River Partners helps local communities revitalize rivers across the state of California. We are a private, non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused company, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.

Position description:

The Central Valley Regional Director works with the Directors of Development, Conservation and Science to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects between the Delta and Bakersfield on the San Joaquin River and tributaries as well as in the Tulare Basin.  The Director will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to secure funds from local, state and federal agencies to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor multi-million dollar and multi-year river restoration projects.  The Central Valley Regional Director will be responsible for networking with restoration partners and evaluating the conservation landscape to identify new project opportunities and secure them for River Partners. In addition, the position will provide support and oversight for River Partners’ ecologists and biologists as they develop habitat restoration projects across California. Some travel is required.

The Central Valley Regional Director reports directly to the Development Director.

Travel is expected up to 4 days per month.

Essential functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Coordinates development of project ideas and proposals with members of the Science, Operations, and Finance Team for shared understanding and support by all teams.
  • Secures funding necessary to implement the regional restoration vision as a primary responsibility; identifies, develops, and manages funding opportunities, coordinates the conceptualization of realistic proposal ideas with Operations and Science teams, writes proposals, submits bids, negotiates cooperative agreements.
  • Stewards long-term relationships with funders, agency staff, research scientists, contractors, and the public. Interfaces with funders to coordinate timely payment, coordinated expenditures and if necessary, submits change orders and resolves any issues to ensure payments are received.
  • Leads regional planning efforts from River Partners.
  • Monitor, oversee and report strategic initiative progress on a quarterly basis to ensure strategy is within the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Overall point of contact with funder; anticipates and communicates funder expectations with Science and Operations teams. Obtains regular updates from project managers to appropriately interface with funders.
  • Identify riparian protection and restoration sites that are ecologically significant.
  • Build effective partnerships and coalitions with a diverse group of stakeholders including tribes, wildlife interests, water managers, and local, state and federal decision-makers.
  • Write grants, submit bids, and negotiate cooperative agreements to secure the funding necessary to successfully implement River Partners’ projects.
  • Develop scoping requests for subcontract work and enter into agreements to ensure that cost and quality expectations are met.
  • Support River Partners’ President, Senior Managers, and Regional Staff in developing strategic plans, budgets, and marketing materials.
  • Coordinate with agency staff and conservation partners in the successful implementation of River Partners projects.
  • Actively participate in regional planning efforts.
  • Represent River Partners before the general public, elected officials, agencies, stakeholders, the scientific community, and non-profits to generate support for River Partners programs.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done;
  • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
  • Effectively communicate complicated biological and marketing information orally and in writing.
  • Possess knowledge of ecological restoration techniques and California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
  • Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities.  Must be able to remain dedicated and focused on multiple tasks.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

Qualifications:

  • JD, MBA, MPA or MS in agribusiness, ecology or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of appropriate work experience, excess years may be considered in lieu of education requirements.
  • Professional contract management experience utilizing a project management software system that integrates with a modular financial reporting and/or ERP system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of environmental permitting requirements and restoration project components.
  • Proven success in managing multiple simultaneous restoration projects while successfully meeting project objectives within budget.
  • Have contracting experience which includes estimating against proposal specifications, bid preparation, submittals and follow up on bid awards.
  • Have hands-on experience working with Federal, State and local government grants, to ensure that projects are managed within scope, budget and regulatory compliance such as prevailing wage and labor compliance.
  • Experience developing subcontract agreements with standard general provisions and sourcing subcontractors.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software

To apply email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Central Valley Regional Director Position

Or send an application via mail to:

River Partners

Attn: Central Valley Regional Director Position

580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico CA 95926.

Please no telephone calls.

River Partners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


8 April, 2021:  Assistant Biologist I/II (Wildlife Field Biologist), Valley Water, San Jose, CA

Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 01263-E
Location: San Jose, CA
Department: Watershed Stewardship and Planning
Closing: 4/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Unit (Position Code 0810)
Assistant Biologist I: $7,858.93 – $10,060.27 monthly
Assistant Biologist II: $8,467.33 – $10,831.60 monthly

Overview: Are you a college graduate with a degree in biology, ecology, botany, zoology, or a related discipline in the life sciences? Do you have at least one year of professional experience conducting field studies in California? If so, check out this entry-level field biologist position at Valley Water.

Valley Water is the primary water resource agency for Santa Clara County, supplying wholesale water, providing flood protection, and serving as environmental steward for clean, safe creeks and healthy ecosystems. Valley Water serves approximately two million people in 15 cities: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mt. View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale, and the towns of Los Altos Hills and Los Gatos, and manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and 275 miles of streams.

This Assistant Biologist position will perform the duties of an entry-level biologist as a member of the wildlife team in the Watersheds Stewardship and Planning Division. This position will support ecological data collection associated with the many, multifaceted projects and programs that are managed or supported by the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Unit. The Unit is responsible for managing long-term mitigation monitoring programs for Valley Water; two ecology-oriented, stewardship Safe Clean Water Programs (D2 and D5); administering two on-call biological services consultant agreements; land management and easement monitoring for mitigation lands; oversight of the plant pathogen program; and providing biological subject matter expertise to support over 30 capital projects and long range planning programs. This position will support the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project (ADSRP), Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort (FAHCE), and Pacheco Reservoir Enhancement Project (PREP), which are currently among the Board’s highest priority projects.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Biological survey and data collection, review and analysis for the Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative (FAHCE), Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project (ADSRP), and Pacheco Reservoir Enhancement Project (PREP).
• Planning, design, and construction biological support for Watersheds/Water Utility Capital Projects.
• Biological monitoring and reporting for Mitigation and Monitoring projects.
• Biological fieldwork for Safe, Clean Water projects (including D2, D5 and B1).
• Data entry/analysis and equipment maintenance/management.
• Wildlife fieldwork such as general habitat assessments, nesting bird surveys, special-status species assessments and surveys (CA red-legged frog, CA tiger salamander, western pond turtle, Ridgway’s rail, burrowing owl, and SF dusky-footed woodrat, among others), permit compliance, and biological construction monitoring.
• Fisheries fieldwork such as seining, trapping, anadromous fish spawning surveys, passage, and habitat assessments, electrofishing (backpack and boat), PIT tagging and antenna design, and servicing/downloading other passive counting devices.
• Plant and habitat mapping/monitoring, rare plant surveys, riverine CRAM field assessments, conservation easement monitoring, data entry, review, and analysis and report preparation.

Ideal Candidate’s Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Experience:

• At least one year of experience (two or more years preferred) of wildlife fieldwork experience with additional experience in fisheries and vegetation preferred.
• Experience working with special status species such as CA red-legged frog, CA tiger salamander, western pond turtle, Ridgway’s rail, burrowing owl, SF dusky-footed woodrat, and steelhead, among others.
• Experience working with the local flora and fauna of Santa Clara County.
• GIS, database, and technical report writing experience.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to follow directions.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently when needed.
• Time management skills.
• Reliability and diligence.
• Technical report writing skills.
• Ability to communicate clearly (oral and written).
• Multi-disciplinary teamwork capabilities.

Ideal Knowledge:

• Identification and natural history of local fish, wildlife, and plants including special-status species.
• Various fisheries and wildlife monitoring and analysis techniques (nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, electrofishing, habitat assessments, etc.).
• State and Federal environmental laws, permitting, and CEQA.
• GIS, data entry and analysis, database management.
• Common desktop applications and software.

Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, ecology, botany, zoology, or a related discipline in a life sciences field.

Required License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Individuals who do not meet the driver’s license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination.

To review the Classification Specification, please click http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/Assistant Biologist I-II – 5-2019.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.

Valley Water’s Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2211670


5 April, 2021:  Biologist / Forest Ecologist, Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc.

Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi), a nation-wide consulting firm of planners, scientists, economists and lawyers, provides a variety of environmental and planning services to government agencies, land managers, and private clients. We excel with complex projects, including federal land use management plans, environmental impact analysis, and programmatic biological assessments.

We are seeking an experienced mid-level wildlife and/or fisheries biologist (full-time/part-time) with knowledge of biological resource management in western states, as well as consulting or planning experience with US Forest Service and other federal agencies. Having a proven track record for Section 7 Consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and contributing to Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is highly desirable. This is a mostly office-based position with limited fieldwork, however, current (or the ability to obtain) USFWS species permits per Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA could expand field opportunities. The biologist will be self-motivated, with good organizational skills and technical expertise in biological resources.

Position would be based out of one of our offices in Reno, Nevada; Portland, Oregon; Boulder, Colorado; Santa Fe, New Mexico; or Albuquerque, New Mexico. Remote work could be considered based on a candidate’s experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing or contributing to biological resources sections for NEPA documents ranging from small site-specific projects to multi-state, complex resource management plans occurring throughout the nation
  • Contributing to and leading ESA Section 7 consultations
  • Conducting or contributing to habitat, wetland, and species surveys (northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, fisheries, raptors, southwestern willow flycatcher, yellow-billed cuckoo, bats, etc.)
  • Interfacing and effectively coordinating with clients, regulatory agencies (e.g., state departments of wildlife, USFWS) and land management agencies (e.g., Forest Service)
  • Preparing environmental specialist reports, including biological assessments, biological evaluations, wetland delineations, and special status species reports
  • Assisting project managers with all aspects of managing projects from acquisition to completion
  • Contributing to business development, including proposal preparation
  • Holding or obtaining USFWS Section 10(a)(1)(A) species permits
  • Willingness to travel (less than 20 percent) as projects require

Required Experience and Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, environmental science, ecology, or related field
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience, preferably with environmental consulting firms or with federal agency resource planning (e.g., Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Prepared biological resources sections for environmental compliance documents
  • Working knowledge of NEPA and federal, state, and local regulations and permitting (e.g., ESA, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Act)
  • Strong verbal and technical writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Project)
  • Disciplined to effectively work remotely and independently
  • ESA species permits
  • Understanding of GIS analysis

How to Apply:

If you have strong communication and organizational skills, are self-motivated, and can work well both independently and as part of a team, submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@empsi.com. Include “Biologist” in the subject line of your email. Interviews are awarded on our review of your ability to meet the required experience qualifications and fulfill position responsibilities, so be sure to explain where how you meet each of these qualifications.  EMPSi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


5 April, 2021: Wildlife Technicians, Institute for Wildlife Studies, Northern CA coast

Wildlife Technicians Needed for Amphibian Surveys In Remote Areas of the Northern California Coast

The Institute for Wildlife Studies (IWS) is seeking highly motivated applicants for 2-4 full-time, seasonal biologists for amphibian surveys in remote areas of the northern California Coast from May 15-August 15, 2021. The primary project duties include but are not limited to: 1) surveying streams and wetlands for foothill yellow-legged frogs and northern red-legged frogs, 2) recording observations on these and other amphibians, and 3) collecting eDNA samples.

Position Requirements: Candidates should have experience in wildlife survey techniques, back-country backpacking and camping, and leave no trace wilderness practices. Applicants will need to pay close attention to careful data collection and record keeping, and adherence to wilderness safety. Additional protocols will be required to prevent potential transfer of amphibian pathogens between waterbodies. Experience identifying aquatic and terrestrial stages of Pacific Northwest amphibians, particularly foothill yellow-legged frogs and northern red-legged frogs, and experience with collecting eDNA samples is desired, but training will be provided.

The persons hired will be responsible for their own transportation and housing. Field sites are in remote areas with little housing opportunities within a two-hour drive.

Hours and Compensation: The work schedule is 5 days on, 2 days off. Compensation is based on an hourly rate of $19.00, or approximately $3,350/month. Position includes partially subsidized housing as part of the compensation.

Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the positions may be filled if a qualified applicants are identified. Applicants should be available to begin work May 17, 2021.

Application Procedures: Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three reference, as a single PDF document to: Brian Hudgens: IWSapplications@iws.org and put Amphibian Survey Technician in the email subject line.


5 April, 2021:  Biological Technician, MESA Biological, Bakersfield, CA

Duties: Conduct field biological surveys focused on inventory and identification of all biological species. Identify individual protected species and their respective habitats, nests, dens, burrows, tracks, and all other evidence for sign of occupation or use of surveyed lands. Take field notes and provide written analysis of findings from field settings. Use handheld GPS, tablets, and other related tools to conduct field surveys and locate remote job sites. Work directly with client staff, contractors, construction crews, and environmental professionals during construction compliance monitoring. Work at remote locations including overnight travel to conduct field studies, avian mortality studies, and other related field work. Work on all aspects of surveys, trapping, protocol studies, and other focused searches involving extensive field work.

Location: Headquartered and daily reporting to Bakersfield office at 1654-B Calloway Drive.

Duration: This staff-level position is considered a regular and full time need in our office on an indefinite basis.

Qualifications: Directly related experience of not less than 1 year in a similar position and completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline.

Must be able to perform pedestrian surveys on uneven terrain, sloped hillsides, and loose soils. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of endurance for physical exertion, including extended distance (>6miles) walking during hot weather. Must be able to use binoculars to accurately identify small reptiles, birds, and other listed species. Must be able to use hand tools and work in field settings to safely excavate earthen dens and burrows.

Minimum Screened Qualifications:
• Evidence of minimum level of field-work, training, and experience as a Biological Technician or closely related position.
• Degree in Biology or closely related field (documentation required)
• Current valid Driver’s License and safe driving history
• Able to pass Background Check
• Able to pass initial and random screening for detection of alcohol and drugs of abuse
• English language fluent (speech and written)
• 18 years and older (industrial setting requires)

Pay: This position is considered entry-level; however, pay will be weighted on a combination of experience and education including any focused-related research or graduate studies.

Application and Screening: Qualified candidates, meeting minimum qualifications, will be interviewed over the phone and subject to additional technical screening to determine suitability. Resume, a list of references for all related field-work, and transcripts to be sent to careers2021@mesabio.com


5 April, 2021:  Biologist, MESA Biological, Bakersfield, CA

Duties:
Interpret basic aspects of permits, assist field staff in interpreting permit conditions, and coordinate with more senior staff regarding complex permit requirements. Complete basic technical reports, collaborate with GIS specialist to document field findings and conditions, source written and electronic sources for species and habitat descriptions, and analyze/compile portions of technical studies and report elements for EIR or Permit application.
Conduct field biological surveys focused on inventory and identification of biological species. Identify individual protected species and their respective habitats, nests, dens, burrows, tracks, and all other evidence for sign of occupation or use. Take field notes and provide written analysis of findings from field settings. Use handheld GPS, tablets, and other related tools to conduct field surveys at remote job sites. Work directly with client staff, contractors, construction crews, and environmental professionals during construction compliance
monitoring. Work at remote locations including overnight travel to conduct field studies, avian mortality studies, and other related field-work. Work on all aspects of surveys, trapping, protocol studies, and other focused searches involving extensive field-work.

Location: Headquartered and daily reporting to Bakersfield office at 1654-B Calloway Drive.

Duration: This staff-level position is considered a regular and full time need in our office on an indefinite basis.

Qualifications: Directly related experience of not less than 3 years in a closely related position and completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline. Work should document current/recent Agency approved work as an approved/designated Biologist or Monitor on permitted projects working with San Joaquin Valley endemic species.
Must be able to perform pedestrian surveys on uneven terrain, sloped hillsides, and loose soils. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of endurance for physical exertion, including extended distance (>6miles) walking during hot weather. Must be able to use binoculars to
accurately identify small reptiles, birds, and other listed species. Must be able to use hand tools and work in field settings to safely excavate earthen dens and burrows.

Minimum Screened Qualifications:
• Formatted Agency-type resume, similar to submittal for approval as a Designated Biologist/Monitor or Agency Approved/Qualified Biologist
• Degree in Biology or closely related field (documentation required)
• Agency-type formatted resume with evidence of field work with covered endemic species, permit numbers and project descriptions, and documentation of the permitted Biologist or AI under which work was performed.
• Current valid Driver’s License and verifiable safe driving history
• Able to pass Background Check
• Able to pass initial and random screening for detection of alcohol and drugs of abuse
• English language fluent (speech and written)
• 18 years and older (industrial setting requires)

Pay: This position is considered mid-tier. Pay will be weighted on a combination of experience and education including any focused-related research or graduate studies. Pay includes a competitive pay scale and participation in profit share program.

Application and Screening: Qualified candidates, meeting minimum qualifications, will be interviewed over the phone and subject to additional technical screening to determine suitability. Resume, a list of references for all related field-work, and transcripts to be sent to
careers2021@mesabio.com


5 April, 2021:  Staff Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

Overview
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a staff level Biologist position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include participating in implementing scientific studies, surveys, natural resource planning, environmental monitoring/ inspections, and preparing a wide variety of technical studies and reports. It is anticipated that a moderate level of travel and variable hours will be required for the position. Depending on availability, this position is either a temporary or a regular, part, or full-time position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with a project team to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs and can withstand agency and public scrutiny.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Coordinate and/or lead biological survey efforts.
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of resource management planning projects.
  • Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools during fieldwork.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • Assist at public and/or agency meetings.
  • Work closely with SWCA’s other resource scientists, 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.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required.
  • At least 2-4 years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management
  • Environmental consulting experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience of working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists.
  • Ability to promote SWCAs services internally and externally.
  • Experience in writing technical reports.
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and plant identification skills; familiarity with Endangered Species Act, excellent writing skills, and ability to record accurate field notes required.
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques.
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner. Willingness to learn and grow into increased project-management responsibilities.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA will be a great fit for you!

SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/2VqwKAIrlg1kHnx7SJxGK

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28 March, 2021:  Associate Environmental Planner, Valley Water, San Jose, CA

Salary: $9,112.13 – $11,663.60 Monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 01259-E
Location: San Jose, CA
Department: Watershed Stewardship and Planning
Closing: 4/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
Environmental Planning Unit (Position Code 0424)
Overview:
Are you an experienced environmental planner with a solid background in natural resource permitting? Are you well-versed in the fundamentals of CEQA and/or NEPA document preparation and compliance? Do you have experience evaluating of the impact of proposed public works, capital projects, or facilities on the community and the environment? If so, consider expanding your environmental planning career with Valley Water.

Valley Water is the primary water resource agency for Santa Clara County, supplying safe, clean water, providing flood protection, and serving as an environmental steward for healthy ecosystems. Valley Water serves approximately two million people in 15 cities and manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and 275 miles of streams.

Valley Water’s Associate Environmental Planner will provide key environmental planning and regulatory permitting support for large water infrastructure and stewardship projects. This is a journey-level environmental planning position that will focus on assisting project teams in the planning, design, and construction phases. Typical duties will include tasks and activities to comply with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, as well as natural resource agency regulatory compliance.
This position will directly support fast-paced teams working on projects related to flood protection, pipelines, water treatment plants, dams and reservoirs, and habitat restoration.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assist in the development of project environmental elements, identify potential environmental impacts, and evaluate opportunities to avoid or minimize impacts. Provide advice and guidance to project teams regarding the level of CEQA documentation required.
• Oversee and carry out the appropriate CEQA process approved through internal decision memoranda, including exemptions, Negative Declarations (ND), Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND), Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), and related public notices; assist with developing project descriptions; solicit input from responsible and trustee agencies; identify potential significant adverse and beneficial impacts; identify alternatives.
• Serve as liaison with internal staff and external parties on input and questions pertaining to the environmental aspect of the project or activity; receive and respond to written comments from agencies and the public; plan logistics, including the setup of scoping meetings; prepare meeting materials; moderate public hearings; collect verbal comments as necessary; and incorporate and address comments in CEQA documents.
• Support natural resource agency permitting efforts through conducting background research, assisting in development of permitting and mitigation strategies, preparing submittals, coordinating with environmental regulators, and negotiating the need for permits and permit conditions.
• Support environmental compliance monitoring of project activities.
• Assist in consultant management to promote high quality contract work products: monitor progress and maintain close contact during development of work products; review work products.

Ideal Candidate’s Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.

Ideal Experience:

• Five (5) years or more of professional-level environmental planning or related experience involving the evaluation of the impact of proposed public works or capital projects or facilities on the community and the environment.
• Preparation of CEQA and NEPA documents on complex projects, ideally for water infrastructure and/or stewardship projects.
• Successful regulatory permit negotiation and acquisition on complex projects, ideally for water infrastructure and/or stewardship projects.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

• Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Assess, mitigate, monitor, and report environmental elements and impacts; evaluate thresholds of significance.
• Research and evaluate studies, reports, papers, and related literature used in the field of environmental planning.
• Set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Public speaking and presentation skills.

Ideal Knowledge:

• Working knowledge of the CEQA and/or NEPA processes as it relates to the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects.
• Methods and techniques of scientific research, analysis, and reporting used in the field of environmental planning.
• Methods and techniques of environmental impact assessment, mitigation, monitoring, and reporting.
• Principles and practices of project management, including planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling budget.
• Federal, state, and regional permitting regulations, laws, processes, and practices applied in environmental planning and natural resource management, including but not limited to: Clean Water Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, California Fish and Game Code, Federal and California Endangered Species Acts, and National Historic Preservation Act.
• Specialty in key aspect of environmental planning and analysis, such as: air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, noise, and vibration, and/or traffic and transportation.

Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, ecology, environmental planning, city and regional planning, land use planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography, biology, chemistry, or a related field.

Required License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Individuals who do not meet the driver’s license requirement due to a disability will be considered for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

To review the Classification Specification, please click http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/Environmental Planner Ast I-II-Asc – 5-2019.pdf

Selection Process
(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.

Valley Water’s Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2197237


23 March, 2021:   Transmission Biologist Intern, P G & E, San Ramon, CA

Link to job posting: https://careers.pge.com/job/San-Ramon-Transmission-Biological-Intern-CA-94583/717522100/?locale=en_US


15 March, 2021:  Ecological Restoration Summer Internship, River Partners

Title: Ecological Restoration Summer Internship

Dates: 6/2021 through 8/2021

Duration: 8 weeks, possibility of extension

Location: Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, San Diego CA

Salary/Rate: Full time $14/hr

Position Description:

River Partners is looking for qualified students to help us with our habitat restoration projects on California’s rivers. Summer interns spend time hiking outdoors collecting and analyzing plant and wildlife data which helps us design better habitat restoration projects in the future.

This position entails long strenuous days monitoring vegetation in the summer heat, data entry and management, and a self-directed research project pertaining to riparian restoration. To qualify, you must be a student working towards a degree in biology, natural resources or related field.

This is a paid opportunity for eight weeks over the summer of 2021. Successful employment through this position provides a great opportunity to learn about large scale horticultural restoration, vegetation monitoring techniques, riparian ecology, GIS software and riparian plant and animal identification. Forty hour work weeks will be expected and early morning work days starting at 6 am are not uncommon for this position. Housing is not provided.

We will be accepting applications until April 16, 2021. Start dates for the position are flexible. Positions are available at our Chico, Sacramento, Turlock and San Diego, CA, offices; please clarify for which location(s) you are applying. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in a single word document or PDF saved with applicant’s last name and Position applying (i.e. Last name, Chico Ecological Internship 2021) to: jobs@riverpartners.org

If you are interested in applying or want to learn more, please visit our website: http://riverpartners.org

Qualifications:

Intern must be a student pursuant of a degree in biology, natural resources or related fields. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Successful applicants must possess the ability to hike long distances over rough terrain often in summer temperatures exceeding 90 degrees (F).

Successful applicants must also have the ability to take direction, work independently, possess a strong work ethic, and maintain a willingness to learn and a desire to gain experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must. Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of native and invasive riparian plants and wildlife, experience with handheld GPS units and GIS software, and experience with data entry (using excel, ArcPad, ArcGIS) and management. Previous field experience is desirable, but not required.

To apply send your resume & cover letter to:

jobs@riverpartners.org

River Partners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


15 March, 2021:  Wildlife and Plant Ecologists, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

Overview

We are looking for hard-working, motivated, intelligent, good-natured, and career-minded wildlife and plant ecologists to join our team.  We have two full-time positions available immediately.  We are especially seeking ecologists with strong plant identification skills.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive biological resources.
  • Conduct biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat assessments, habitat mapping, species-specific surveys, protocol surveys for special-status species, nesting bird surveys, roosting bat surveys, floristic surveys, noxious weed surveys, impact assessments, mitigation monitoring, and biological compliance monitoring.
  • Conduct environmental trainings for construction personnel on field projects.
  • Identify and delineate wetlands and other potentially regulated habitats.
  • Assist in designing and implementing habitat and species restoration, enhancement, management, and monitoring plans.
  • Use various tools and methods (e.g., GPS, GIS, binoculars, cameras, audio recorders, animal traps, drones, aerial surveys, statistics, and specialized software and databases) to conduct biological resource assessments and impact analyses.
  • Provide technical support to other team members.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Prepare daily survey and monitoring reports and more complex technical reports.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits and agreements (e.g., Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404, Fish and Game Code Section 1602).

Qualifications

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

About Colibri

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

How to Apply

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


9 March, 2021:  Wildlife Biologist/Botanist/Regulatory Specialist, HDR

Link to job posting: https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=416830&src=JB-10100


9 March, 2021:  Wildlife Biologist/Botanist, HDR

Link to job posting: https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=416829&src=JB-10100


9 March, 2021: Vegetation/Wetland Technician, ICF, 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


9 March, 2021:  Wildlife Technician, ICF, 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


7 March, 2021:  Biological Field Technician, SWCA Environmental, SF Bay and Northern CA

Overview
Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

SWCA is expanding our natural resources team and seeking several on-call hourly Biological Field Technicians to support a variety of environmental projects involving a range of office and field duties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Work hours may vary seasonally, and depending on project needs and your skills. On-call staff are requested for work as it becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. As our Natural Resources team continues to grow, additional opportunities for advancement and/or transition to a regular, full-time position will be available.

It is anticipated that travel, including overnight stays, will be required for this position. Fieldwork will include travel throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento Valley, North Bay and Northern California Coast as well as the Sierra Foothills.

This position is temporary, hourly. Pay is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities

Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, nesting bird surveys, and biological evaluations and assessments. Collect field data, record and identify fauna and flora. Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms. Photograph and take detailed notes of habitats, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles safely, including operation of 4-wheel-drive vehicles on rugged, back-country roads. Follow industry-leading safety check-in and reporting procedures. Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field work and reporting requirements. Understand project environmental requirements and the applicable laws and regulations protecting biological resources. Complete desktop analyses, web-based database queries, prepare technical reports describing the methods, results, recommendations, and regulatory background for projects.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field required
  • Knowledge of common and special status California fauna and flora is required and experience working in the Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, and Central Valley is a plus
  • Species specific experience surveying and monitoring for California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and nesting birds required
  • Prior experience with GIS software (ArcPad) and Trimble GPS units and ability to use technology for data collection
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Report or other writing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years or field seasons of experience completing biological surveys, fieldwork, habitat assessments, wetland delineations, and/or construction monitoring; experience in the Central Coast, Central Valley, and San Francisco Bay Area is preferred
  • Botanical and wetland delineation experience preferred

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/8O5Z2QS7ewX8CkY5URrja


7 March, 2021:  Biologist, SWCA Environmental, San Luis Obispo, CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an associate-level Biologist position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include participating in implementing scientific studies, surveys, natural resource planning, environmental monitoring/ inspections, and preparing a wide variety of technical studies and reports. It is anticipated that a moderate level of travel and variable hours will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an associate-level Biologist position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include participating in implementing scientific studies, surveys, natural resource planning, environmental monitoring/ inspections, and preparing a wide variety of technical studies and reports. It is anticipated that a moderate level of travel and variable hours will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities

  • Work closely with a project team to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Coordinate and/or lead biological survey efforts.
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of resource management planning projects.
  • Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools during fieldwork.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • Assist at public and/or agency meetings.
  • Work closely and collaborate with SWCA’s other resource scientists, 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.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree is not required but desired.
  • At least 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management
  • Environmental consulting experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience of working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists.
  • Ability to promote SWCAs services internally and externally.
  • Experience in writing technical reports.
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and plant identification skills; familiarity with Endangered Species Act, excellent writing skills, and ability to record accurate field notes required.
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques.
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner. Willingness to learn and grow into increased project-management responsibilities.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA will be a great fit for you!

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/8O5X2Dt7ee4BCkY5URrja


2 March, 2021:  Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Half Moon Bay, CA

Overview

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Natural Resources Project Manager position with experience in natural resource management and biological studies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with consulting acumen and leadership capabilities. Responsibilities may include leading resource surveys and technical report preparation, biological resources impact analyses, natural resource planning, field staffing and logistical coordination, project management, supervising and mentoring natural resources staff, and business development.

About SWCA:

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. Our Half Moon Bay office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources, environmental planning and permitting. Our Half Moon Bay office works on diverse natural resources related projects across many business lines with a particular focus on electric and natural gas transmission, electric generation (solar), and state and local business lines. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position. SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as project manager and/or technical lead on a variety of natural resource management planning projects
  • Lead biological technical assessments and survey efforts including preparing and providing peer review of technical reports and environmental permit applications such as biological resource assessments and constraints analyses, CWA Section 404/401 permit application packages, and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements)
  • Facilitate and lead meetings with clients, resource agencies, and other project stakeholders
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field personnel, including subconsultants
  • Communicate effectively with SWCA’s resource scientists and environmental planners, managers, and directors throughout the company for projects and business development efforts
  • 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
  • Enforce SWCA’s safety procedures and standards of scientific and professional ethics

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource management consulting
  • Strong working knowledge of Northern California species and habitats
  • Exceptional technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports and other deliverables on time and within budget
  • Extensive working knowledge of federal and state laws (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, ESA, CESA, ESA) governing natural resource management
  • Experience with environmental permitting (e.g., CWA Sec 404/401, ESA Section 7, CDFW LSAA and ITP)
  • Experience and ability to manage multiple complex projects and programs, in diverse settings and with changing requirements
  • 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
  • Proven business development acumen and strong, existing client relationships
  • Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team atmosphere

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/JBK8Pat4QgQ4CzBpc2k4V


1 March, 2021: Seasonal Field Biologists, The Institute for Bird Populations

One opening for an experienced Spotted Owl surveyor working on Stanislaus National Forest:

https://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/biologist%20posting_IBP_SPOW_2021.pdf

One opening for an experienced avian biologist to conduct multi-species point counts and Willow Flycatcher surveys at meadow restoration sites in the Truckee area:

https://birdpop.org/docs/jobs/Biologist_bird_PERLAC.pdf

These positions will be filled as soon as possible.


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.


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: 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:  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.


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: 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

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