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.)


18 November, 2021: Land Resources Manager I/II, San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District

The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (Conservation District) is recruiting for a full-time Land Resources Manager I/II.

The Conservation District is a California Special District established in 1932 to improve the reliability of local water supplies through proactive groundwater recharge management. Nearly ninety years later, our mission to recharge the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin in an environmentally and economically responsible manner continues. To achieve this mission, the Conservation District seeks a Land Resources Manager I/II to join our team to manage Conservation District-owned lands for both species’ and water conservation purposes, ensure compliance with our Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan and associated operational permits, and implement other important environmental programs and projects.

Qualifying combinations of education and/or experience to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in biology, environmental science, or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the field of environmental biology, including field biological surveys, HCP and/or NCCP implementation, conserved land management, and/or environmental permitting.

 The selected candidate must possess a valid California Driver’s License at the time of hire and maintain a valid license throughout employment.

Additional highly desired skills and experience include:

  • Extensive, recent experience conducting biological fieldwork in California, with preference given to experience in Southern California.
  • Possession of state and/or federal permit(s) to handle San Bernardino kangaroo rat, or experience working with similar species.
  • Experience managing long-term rare species monitoring programs.
  • Experience managing conserved lands to meet goals or objectives for rare, threatened and/or endangered species.
  • Experience applying for and obtaining permits for project-related impacts to environmental resources from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and/or California Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
  • Experience maintaining compliance with long-term, complex permits regulating environmental impacts.
  • Established working relationships with regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and/or California Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
  • Experience working for water agencies as a staff member or consultant.
  • Graduate degree in biology, environmental science, or a closely-related field.
  • Strong organizational skills, including experience with project management software.
  • Project management skills, including experience managing government programs/projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The position may be filled as a Land Resources Manager I or II, dependent on experience and expertise and the needs of the District. The salary range for Land Resources Manager I is $112,983 – $153,380, and the salary range for Land Resources Manager II is $130,792 – $156,951. The District provides comprehensive benefits including sick and vacation pay; twelve paid annual holidays; health, vision, and dental benefits with minimum employee contributions; a 457(b) savings plan; and a defined benefit retirement package through CalPERS.

To apply, please 1) click the hyperlink to complete the District application and 2) send your cover letter, resume and three references to Athena Lokelani at Athena@sbvwcd.org, by December 17, 2021. Please visit our website at https://www.sbvwcd.org/our-district/career-opportunities/job-openings for the complete position description or contact us for details.

1630 W Redlands Blvd. Redlands, CA, 92373 (909) 793-2503 EOE M/F


15 November, 2021: Environmental Scientists, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Santa Rosa, Napa, or Fairfield

The Bay Delta Region 3 Timberland Conservation & Wildfire Resiliency Program is hiring for two (2) ES vacancies, final filing date is 11/19/2021. If you enjoy hiking in the redwood forests of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties, and are passionate about the conservation of forest habitats, please consider applying. The positions can be based out of the Santa Rosa, Napa, or Fairfield office. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested and contact me with any questions. Both positions are posted here:   https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=268988


15 November, 2021: Monterey Program Coastal Ecologist, Point Blue Conservation Science, Monterey Bay Area, CA

Duration: Full-time beginning February 2022

Project Description: Point Blue Conservation Science’s Monterey Program is centered on conservation of western snowy plovers and the sandy beach and dune ecosystem along the central California coast. Working closely with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Parks & Recreation, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and other partners, Point Blue biologists gather data on snowy plover breeding success, shorebird occurrence, and beach and dune ecology which are used to formulate conservation actions designed to sustain the snowy plover population and to protect and enhance the coastal ecosystem.

https://www.pointblue.org/our-work/shorelines/

Point Blue: Point Blue Conservation Science advances conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach. Our highest priority is to reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and other threats on wildlife and people, while developing climate-smart, nature-based solutions. Because of the collaborative climate-smart conservation work we do today, we believe healthy ecosystems will continue to sustain thriving wildlife and human communities well into the future. Increasing racial, gender, cultural, and other diversity, equity, and inclusion at Point Blue is essential for the success of our mission, vision, and strategy.

About the Position: Under the supervision of the Monterey Program Lead Ecologist, the Coastal Ecologist performs a central role on the snowy plover monitoring project. Primary duties include snowy plover field surveys, reading color bands, nest searching, brood monitoring, banding chicks and adults, monitoring predator activity, assisting and advising partner agencies in snowy plover habitat protection, and entering and managing field data. The Coastal Ecologist also acts as liaison with partner agencies involved in planning and implementation of predator and habitat management efforts and may train and supervise seasonal field staff and oversee collaborating agency biologists. The Coastal Ecologist assists in managing large data sets, data summary and analysis, writing management assessment reports, grant proposals, and scientific papers, and reviewing and commenting on strategic planning or other environmental documents and works with Point Blue project leaders and other staff and external collaborators to develop and deliver science-based recommendations for specific coastal climate adaptation efforts and related activities. The Coastal Ecologist also performs other field work related to monitoring and management of the sandy beach and dune ecosystem.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a passion for nature and conservation.
  • Undergraduate degree in conservation biology, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental policy and planning, or related field is required. Graduate degree or equivalent experience is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience collecting and managing avian field data.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work long hours in the field alone and walk several miles per day in soft sand.
  • Demonstrated experience with nest searching, bird handling, and banding. Experience with shorebirds is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with partner groups/agencies toward common conservation goals.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and the ability to work in a team toward common goals.
  • Excellent critical thinking and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of climate change impacts to wildlife and human communities.
  • Highly desirable skills include database management, quantitative and spatial analytical skills, and grant and technical writing skills.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Job duties are approximately 50% fieldwork and 50% office work. The six-month snowy plover field season involves routinely walking long distances (averaging 5-7 miles per day) for up to 5 days per week in soft sand and in inclement (cold and windy) conditions at remote locations, engaging in fence installation and maintenance that requires heavy lifting (up to 25lbs), and operating an ATV. The majority of time spent in the office involves sitting at a desk and operating a computer and performing other routine office tasks.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary is competitive, reflecting qualifications and experience. Point Blue offers 100% medical and dental premium coverage, partial coverage of dependents including domestic partners, long term care insurance, optional vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage, as well as generous leave time and 401(k) Plan, per conditions outlined in Point Blue’s personnel manual. Mileage during field season reimbursed at current federal rate. This position will require occasional travel and will involve working some weekends and evenings.

 To Apply:  E-mail: (1) cover letter describing qualifications and reasons for interest in this position and Point Blue, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) for 3 references to kneuman@pointblue.org with “Coastal Ecologist 2022” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks. Successful applicants will need a valid U.S. driver’s license, at least two years of driving experience, and may be asked to provide information to verify their good driving record. Covid-19 precautions: We expect all staff to follow Point Blue safety protocols, including any local and state mandates to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The position will remain open until Dec 31st, 2021.

Point Blue is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to join our teams. We strongly encourage applications from people with backgrounds that are under-represented in the conservation community. Point Blue is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process


9 November, 2021: Delta Independent Science Board, Delta Stewardship Council

Delta Independent Science Board Member (3 Positions)
The Delta Stewardship Council, a California State agency, is seeking three prominent scientists to serve on the Delta Independent Science Board, which provides oversight of the science that underlies environmental decision-making in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The incumbents will collaborate alongside national and international scientists to produce influential reports that support the adaptive management of the largest estuary on the west coast of North America. Desired areas of expertise include water resources engineering, hydrodynamics, climate science, algal or invasive species ecology, or ecotoxicology.

Applications are due by November 30, 2021, for the first round of review, but will be accepted until February 1, 2022, or until the positions are filled. For information on how to apply, please visit: https://deltacouncil.ca.gov/pdf/isb/flyer/2021-10-28-isb-member-recruitment.pdf

Delta Independent Science Board Postdoctoral Scholar (2 Positions)
The Delta Independent Science Board and California Sea Grant are seeking applicants for two postdoctoral scholar positions. The incumbents will work with the Delta Independent Science Board on its reviews of the science supporting adaptive management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Applications will be reviewed starting on November 29, 2021. The listing will remain on the California Sea Grant website until filled. For information on how to apply, please visit: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/jobs/delta-independent-science-board-postdoctoral-scholars


1 November, 2021:  Baja California Field Station Manager, Glendale College

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/gccedu/jobs/3276504/baja-california-field-station-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Description

Manages, supports and directs operations at the Baja field station located in Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico. Provides logistical assistance and country-specific cultural support to academic program directors, faculty, students, and site-users from other institutions. 

Supervision

Supervision is provided by the Vice President, Instructional Services.

Does not directly or indirectly supervise other District employees; may oversee contractors. 

Examples of Duties

  • Manages field station operations and ensures operations are consistent with the local, state and national laws of Mexico, as well as District policies and procedures. 
  • Manages, supports and directs facilities operations, including oversight of contractors.
  • Supports program logistics and facility use. 
  • Represents District interests with the Mexican authorities; fosters and promotes effective, professional relationships with the local community and civil authorities; and serves as the executive director of the Asociacion Civil (the field station’s governing body), including filing yearly tax payments of the Asociación Civil to Mexican authorities.
  • Prepares and submits environmental reports required by local, state, and federal laws or regulations and Mexican authorities.
  • Responds to emergencies involving the facilities; coordinates and oversees contractors and follows up to ensure problems have been resolved. 
  • Establishes and implements safety and security measures and protocols for faculty, students and site-users from other institutions. 
  • Oversees and ensures the maintenance and repair of equipment and keeps an updated inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Oversees the planning, development, and administration of budgets, contracts, and grants as approved by appropriate District officials; prepares and submits expense reports in a timely manner in accordance with District policies and procedures. 
  • Identifies and seeks funding sources in support of operations, and seeks new users of the field station.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

Two (2) years of supervisory experience either in facilities management or coordination of field station activities. 

Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)

Preferred Qualifications 

Field station experience in a higher education setting. 

Licenses/Certifications/Other Requirements: 

Must possess a valid driver’s license. 

Must possess a U.S. Coast Guard boating certificate and/or a State of California Boating Card (may obtain after appointment). 

Must possess Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certificates (may obtain after appointment). 

Knowledge of:

  • Facilities management principles and practices including: facilities and equipment operations; preventive maintenance and repairs; and project and contract management. 
  • Principles and practices of business administration including: planning, budgeting, purchasing, and public relations.
  • Grant development and administration.
  • Office practices and procedures, including the use of personal computers and standard business software.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Basic principles and practices of customer service.
  • Correct use of the English and Spanish language, including spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Ability to:

  • Identify and troubleshoot common facilities and operational problems.
  • Analyze, interpret and apply state, federal and Mexican laws, policies and procedures associated with facility operation and management.
  • Cultivate relationships with local, state and federal Mexican authorities and non-governmental organizations.
  • Work cooperatively in a multicultural educational environment.
  • Write and obtain grants and external resources.  
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including computers, printers, multi-line telephones, fax machines, copy machines and calculators, and utilize standard. business word processing, spreadsheet, email, presentation, and database software.
  • Prepare reports, correspondence and other documents using standard business formats.
  • Explain practices, policies and procedures for area(s) of assignment.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.
  • Prioritize work and complete assignments within established deadlines.
  • Provide and obtain detailed information as needed.
  • Exercise reasonable judgment in performing job duties.
  • Work and perform duties independently.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English and Spanish.
  • Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity in English and Spanish.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff and the public.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS:
The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the
essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Mobility: frequent sitting for long periods; frequent kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling,
walking and standing; occasional reaching above and below desk level.

Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent
grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes; and feel individual objects.

Lifting: frequent lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 10 pounds;
occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and
computer screens and do close-up work.

Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.

Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including extensive public
contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Work typically occurs in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to varied
weather conditions. Work requires the inspection and operation of potentially hazardous
machinery, facilities, and equipment.

Additional Information

Salary
Starting salary is from $8,133 to $10,379 per month depending upon education and experience. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided and include family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.
 
Application Process
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

  • Current resume   
  • Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications  
  • Scanned copy of official transcripts showing completion of required degree(s) must be submitted. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.  
  • Three professional references.  Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference.

Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Monday, November 22, 2021.   Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as “see resume”) or missing documents will not be considered.  Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed.
 
This position is offered contingent upon funding.  GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.
 
Visas
The District does not sponsor Visas.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer  
GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.  
 
GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law.  To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at glendale.edu.
 
Accommodations 
If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.
 
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College. 


31 October, 2021: Senior Wildlife Ecologist (Full-Time), H.T. Harvey & Associates, SF Bay area  

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

What you’ll do

Our wildlife ecology team is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence. As a project manager, you will have the opportunity to apply your expertise as the lead biologist on projects, helping to develop solutions to environmental challenges in the greater San Francisco Bay area. The work will require local species expertise, a strong background in regulatory issues, and solid report-writing skills. Successful project managers apply critical thinking to develop a project-specific approach, and possess a high level of personal organization. A number of our clients seek our expertise with the goal of going above and beyond project requirements, giving us the opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit the environment. In addition, you will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects involving other H. T. Harvey & Associates ecologists (restoration, plant, and fisheries) as well as landscape architects, and you will manage and train our fun and capable team of wildlife staff. Externally, you will also be a liaison with clients, project team members, and agency contacts and work on proposals and business development efforts. 

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

Our mission is to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. Typical projects you would manage include:

  • NEPA/CEQA documentation for local agency projects, development projects located in sensitive areas, and projects with unique or challenging issues (e.g., related to wetlands, riparian setbacks, bird-safe design, and endangered or sensitive wildlife species)
  • Federal and California Endangered Species Act consultations
  • Compliance support, including providing recommendations to minimize constraints on project activities; coordinating and conducting pre-activity surveys as well as Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan applications and surveys; coordinating compliance with avoidance and minimization measures from project permits (including surveys, environmental training sessions, construction monitoring, etc.); and drafting compliance documentation
  • Assessment of biological constraints to proposed projects, including potential mitigation measures that may be necessary under CEQA or conditions of anticipated permits or Endangered Species Act approvals
  • Bird-safe design assessments – assess the potential for avian collision risk with project buildings, provide design assistance to minimize collision risk, and develop bird-safe design measures to reduce impacts and comply with any bird-safe design requirements
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans – work closely with our restoration ecologists to develop wildlife management and monitoring methods, success criteria, and avoidance and minimization measures
  • Natural resource management plans – incorporate wildlife issues into plans that describe the long-term management and monitoring of conservation lands
  • Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan development, documentation, and coverage applications

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our wildlife team leaders have been performing research and working with clients 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. At H. T. Harvey & Associates we prioritize the quality of our work, employee health and safety, and the goals and professional development of each team member.

If you are excited about this opportunity and meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological expertise and project management skills during the application process!

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • A minimum of 5 years of applicable professional experience in biological/ecological consulting or with a regulatory agency, ideally in California   
  • At least 1 year of professional managerial responsibility
  • Prior work authoring and editing technical reports, with demonstrated exceptional writing ability (e.g., via transcripts, personal references, or a submitted writing sample)
  • Mastery of key project management skills including personal organization, ability to coordinate multiple projects, critical thinking skills, and team communications
  • A curiosity about the natural world that includes ongoing development in local wildlife ecology and your area of expertise 
  • Ideal candidates would have experience with special-status species in the greater San Francisco Bay area (or are highly motivated to learn about those species), CEQA/NEPA documentation, and FESA and CESA consultations

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Occasionally work nights, weekends, and early morning hours when needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Occasionally work in inclement weather when needed
  • 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: https://bit.ly/3bmnWbT

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

Since 1970, the highly trained ecologists and professionals at H. T. Harvey & Associates have delivered exceptional consulting services to public agencies, private entities, and nonprofit organizations. The expertise of our staff encompasses a wide range of biological and design disciplines required to perform high-quality work on ecological projects. Our senior scientists average 25 years of experience in their respective disciplines, many recognized leaders in their fields. Collectively, we have published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific research papers on a wide variety of subjects.  We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields, and we 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 coverage and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program.

H.T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to apply. 

We have cultivated excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges for more than 50 years.


14 October, 2021: CA Representative, Renewable Energy; Defenders of Wildlife

California desert and Central Valley regions, remote work.

https://jobs.jobvite.com/defendersofwildlife/job/osD5gfwa


14 October, 2021: Senior Biologist – Team Lead, GHD, Irvine , CA

JOB DESCRIPTION

GHD has an exciting opportunity in Northern or Southern California for a Senior Biologist! The Senior Biologist position will involve working with a team of natural resources scientists, environmental planners, engineers, and others to achieve project goals. GHD’s US West Region Natural Resources and Impact Assessment (NR&IA) Group supports projects throughout California. Project work will largely include a variety of capital improvement projects in the Western US, in addition to opportunities for both national and international projects. You will contribute to proposals and business development, leading and building a team of scientists, and mentoring and teaching young professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Leading client relations, scheduling work, handling scopes of work, and managing budgets
  • Communicate effectively with project team members and key individuals
  • Provide technical oversight of report preparation, QA/QC, project coordination, and other management duties
  • Proposal development including scope and fees
  • Develop project mitigation and supervising strategies and plans
  • Apply technical understanding of key regulations (federal, state, and local)
  • Work with Natural Resources & Impact Assessment team members to secure federal, state, and municipal environmental permits as well as support critical initiatives
  • Be a primary point of contact with internal and external clients to provide guidance on natural resource issues and deliver outstanding client service
  • Develop relationships with other strategic clients within the professional community
  • Grow the GHD brand as an authority in the natural resources space – this means staying up on the latest technologies, and bringing new ideas to project teams
  • Flexibility to support field efforts, which may include long days and travel out of the region to construction sites

The ideal candidate would have the following skills:

  • Significant experience authoring NEPA, CEQA, Federal and State ESA documents and biology chapters as well as environmental permits such as 1602s, 404s, 401s, etc.
  • Experience interacting with a variety of stakeholders including private entities, municipalities, and regulatory agencies
  • Proven track record of wining work
  • Ability to develop a team of personnel effectively, as well as lead complex projects
  • Meticulous in the ability to balance a diverse and changing workload
  • Experience with project oversight and compliance, including leading biological construction monitoring efforts
  • Expertise in both wildlife biology and fisheries preferred

Qualifications

  • MS in Natural Resources, Biology, Wildlife Biology, Fisheries, or related degree
  • 10 years of proven experience in the field completing natural resources surveys and assessments (particularly for special status species) and/or similar qualifications that demonstrate a technical competence regarding biological resources in the Bay Area and/or southern California
  • 8 years of experience in environmental consulting, and 6 years of full cycle project management experience
  • Possession of current USFWS 10(a)(1)(A) Permits and CDFW Scientific Collecting Permits/MOUs for Bay Area and/or southern California wildlife or fisheries species (terrestrial and/or aquatic) preferred
  • Certified Wildlife Scientist or similar certification is a bonus
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

ABOUT US

Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.

We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanization are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you 

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognize achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.  

Who we are

We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Apply at:

Senior Biologist- Team Lead – Candidate Experience site Careers (oraclecloud.com)


 

24 August, 2021: The Boone and Crockett Endowed Chair in Wildlife Policy, Governance, and Leadership, Michigan State University

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking to fill an academic year (9-month) tenure track endowed faculty position: The Boone and Crockett Endowed Chair in Wildlife Policy, Governance, and Leadership. The individual selected for this position will represent MSU in their partnership with the Boone and Crockett Club to develop a nationally recognized program in wildlife policy. For more information on job posting:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/fw/uploads/BCChairPosition.Final.pdf  OR contact: Shawn Riley, Search Committee Chair at:  rileysh2@msu.edu


19 August, 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 four full-time positions available immediately.  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.