Job Postings

Job Postings

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.)


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.


24 January, 2021: Cultural Services Coordinator, East Bay Parks

Link to Job Posting

Closing date: January 29, 2021


19 January, 2021: Entry Level Utility Forester, NCRM, Inc.

NCRM, Inc. is a small land and natural resources management consulting firm that provides consulting services across Northern California. We are based in Ukiah, CA and work in the fields of forestry, carbon, conservation, stormwater, land planning, water rights, GIS, biology, botany, and arboriculture.    Our clients include large and small timberland and agricultural owners, utilities, municipalities, state and federal organizations, and conservation groups.

The position we seek to fill consists of a team which work collaboratively and in conjunction with the North Coast Project Manager. The roles and responsibilities of this position are often changing and as such requires some level of flexibility depending on the client’s needs.

Foresters will work closely with the Senior Utility Foresters and the Project Manager for guidance and direction. The Utility Forester will work in the field 85% during the work week and may include duties such as (but not limited to): training tree crews (TCs) and Pre-Inspectors (PIs) on the California Forest Practice Rules (FPRs), overseeing TC operations to ensure FPR compliance, flagging sensitive areas for riparian buffers, bird nests, or cultural awareness and ensuring proper documentation and communication of those work sites with the PM and the VPM, QA/QC of tree work completed or of PI field reviews, and/or assisting with the Work Verification (WV) team.  Daily communications with the PM and the other Utility Foresters are considered crucial as well as field documentation of onsite work. Weekly reports with field documentation and photographs are an expected as part of this position. Foresters should also become familiar with PG&E Best Management Practices (BMPs) and should eventually be able to provide interpretation for mitigation and remediation procedures for ground operations (public speaking).

Safety is paramount for this position and a culture of speaking up if you observe something unsafe is important. Daily Job Safety Analyses (JSAs) are required as is maintaining fulltime Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while in the field.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Promote safety procedures and a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with or be willing to learn PG&E hazard procedures and notifications.
  • Learn and follow PG&E environmental procedures and notifications.
  • Interest in gaining knowledge and field application of the California Forest Practice Rules Act.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills for effective communication to stakeholders, Project Managers, utility company vendors, and utility company employees.
  • Properly report and provide updates to higher management.
  • Be proficient with handheld devices and programs on a computer system (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS, etc.).
  • Have the ability, or interest, to learn to identify local trees and shrubs, as well as some understanding of Threatened/Endangered species in the area.
  • Ability to work in adverse field conditions and steep and rugged terrain.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, and at least two references to Stephanie Martin at smartin@ncrm.com.


19 January, 2021: Fulltime/Seasonal Northern Spotted Owl Field Biologist, NCRM, Inc.

NCRM, Inc. is a small land and natural resources management consulting firm that provides consulting services across Northern California. We are based in Ukiah, CA and work in the fields of forestry, carbon, conservation, stormwater, land planning, water rights, GIS, biology, botany, and arboriculture.    Our clients include large and small timberland and agricultural owners, utilities, municipalities, state and federal organizations, and conservation groups.

This position consists of a team of biologists working collaboratively and on an individual level to conduct federal protocol-level nighttime broadcast surveys for Northern Spotted Owls on private lands along the coastal range of northern California. These surveys are completed for compliance with the California Forest Practice Rules Act for the purposes of a variety of projects, including Timber Harvest Plans for private industrial landowners. The biologist will work closely with the team of biologists to understand project specific guidelines and individual client needs.

Surveys are conducted almost entirely during nighttime hours, though some daytime visits are required.  Individuals should be comfortable working alone during nighttime conditions in forested areas and be comfortable navigating mountainous logging roads and trails. This position also requires that the individual be able to physically traverse steep and rugged terrain, often in off-trail conditions, as well as operating 4×4 trucks and ATVs.

The biologist will be expected to follow a strict protocol, collect and transcribe data, be comfortable working at night and handling mice, and be able to navigate using map and compass. Surveyors will be expected identify, map, and locate NSOs and other owl and raptor species within the area. The Biologist should become intimately familiar with the 2011 NSO Survey Protocol – 2012 Revision. Biologists should be comfortable orienteering, interpreting maps, using GPS units, and in good physical condition to hike steep terrain. Individuals should also have good vision and hearing skills for species identification during nighttime and daytime surveys as well as a willingness to learn other owl species calls.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, and at least two references to Stephanie Martin at smartin@ncrm.com.


19 January, 2021: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Wyoming

Wildlife Technician

Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

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

About ICF

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

Job Description

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

About On-Call Employment with ICF

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

Key Responsibilities

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills/Experience:

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

Professional Skills:

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

ICF offers Paid Sick Leave and an optional retirement benefit for on-call employees, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://www.icf.com/careers


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

Vegetation/Wetland Technician

Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

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

About ICF

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

Job Description

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

About On-Call Employment with ICF

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

Key Responsibilities

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills/Experience:

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

Professional Skills:

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

ICF offers Paid Sick Leave and an optional retirement benefit for on-call employees, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://www.icf.com/careers


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

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

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

​Job Responsibilities Include

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

Physical Demands

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

Skills / Qualifications

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

Diversity Statement (EEO)

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

About JMC

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

Benefits

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

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

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


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

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


 

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

Land Planner position (Req. 73543 ) 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Planning and Workload Management:

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

Project Communication:

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

Relationship Management:

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

Technical Project Management:

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

Technical Quality Assurance:

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

Cost/ Schedule Management:

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

Contractor Selection:

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

Qualifications
Minimum:

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

Desired:

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

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


14 November, 2020:  Desert Biologist, Wildlands

Immediate Opening for Desert Biologist

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

Minimum requirements:

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

Preferred:

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

Please send your resume to jrobinson@heronpacific.com

 

NO TELEPHONE CALLS, PLEASE – RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL OR U.S. MAIL ONLY.

Thank you for your interest in Wildlands.

Permanent Position

Salary: DOE


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

https://stantec.jobs/san-diego-ca/associate-biologist/85665F9C6C9B4BF5A6BE7BA22B8FCB86/job/


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

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

Overview

About B. Braun

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

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

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

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

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

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

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

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications – Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

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

Desired:

  • N/A

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

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

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

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

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