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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.)


15 May, 2022: Fisheries Wildlife Biologist, Mendocino NF, Willows, CA

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15 May, 2022:  Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist, RES, Sacramento, CA

https://careers-res.icims.com/jobs/2562/ecologist-ii/job

RES is looking for a Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist with 7+ years of relevant work experience for our Sacramento, CA office.

The mission: you will be providing environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals.

What your day-to-day might look like?

You will be planning, performing, and supervising field assessments, including:

  • Special status amphibian and reptile surveys;
  • Vernal pool and stream invertebrate surveys;
  • Raptor and avian nesting surveys;
  • Night time mammal surveys;
  • wetland & vernal pool mitigation monitoring;
  • feasibility assessments of potential restoration projects;
  • endangered species and habitat surveys; and other environmental site assessments.

Please be advised that we perform these tasks come rain or come shine and working outside in harsh and adverse weather conditions (including both cold and hot environments) is part of the routine. You will also be walking long distances, bending, lifting heavy objects (up to 50 lbs), and performing other physical activities. Occasionally, some of our projects require extensive travel with overnight stays.

You will be performing data analysis and processing, and technical writing based on your fieldwork. Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and attention to detail are paramount! You will be responsible for preparing and supporting development of reports, figures, permit application packages, bank documentation and elements of regulatory documents for the establishment of new mitigation projects.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Biology or related field (such as but not limited to wildlife biology, ecology environmental studies or similar field).
  • Experience and knowledge of
    • State and Federal Endangered Species Act
    • California Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements
    • CEQA regulations in California
    • Clean Water Act
  • 4+ years working directly in California or Oregon wildlife/terrestrial habitats.
  • Proficient in special status wildlife identification, and their habitats, in California.
  • Experience with Trimble GPS units.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS.
  • Ability to read and interpret environmental maps.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in ecological related field
  • Stream and wetland restoration design and construction experience
  • Section 10(a)(1)(A) recovery permit for California Tiger Salamander, California Red-legged Frog, and/or vernal pool branchiopods or ability to meet minimum qualifications and apply for recovery permit within 6 months of hiring.
  • CRAM

Who is RES: We are the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 294 stream miles and 58,000 wetland acres, in addition to conserving and preserving 9,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 14,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 250 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a balance of economic development and ecological sustainability.

Our culture: Working for RES means having a career that truly makes an impact and a job that helps make nature and communities better. Our people share a deep interest and passion for sustainability and ecological restoration. As an ever-growing company, we cultivate entrepreneurship, flexibility, and collaboration while taking a bold approach to project development. We foster a team environment while enriching individual growth.

Our people: explore our employees’ profiles here.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.


15 May, 2022: Senior Biologist, Valley Water, San Jose, CA

Salary: $10,462.40 – $13,398.67 Monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 01469-E
Department: Watersheds Operations and Maintenance
Closing: 5/22/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Description
Operations & Maintenance Environmental Support Unit (Position Code 0602)
COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all newly hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID -19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting)
Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date. This position is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule, typically working 40% remote and 60% onsite.
Overview:
Are you looking to help shape the future of the streams and riparian resources within Santa Clara County? Valley Water is looking for a Senior Biologist to continue to implement our Stream Maintenance Program (SMP). Valley Water operates one of the largest stream maintenance programs in the state and is responsible for over 275 miles of stream corridor located throughout Santa Clara County. The selected candidate will be a leader in implementing and overseeing biological staff associated with the program. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of local and regional flora and fauna, experience overseeing mitigation and monitoring programs, strong background in applicable state and federal regulations and permitting, and experience directing the daily work of professional biologists.
This position is located in our Operations & Maintenance Environmental Support Unit and will work closely with a cross disciplinary team of ecological, engineering and construction staff associated with the SMP. The Senior Biologist position within the SMP provides technical and functional supervision over other biological staff and communicates closely with VW engineer/maintenance staff. The position oversees the daily implementation of the biological resource requirements of SMP and provides a high level of expertise in all biological resource disciplines (wildlife, fisheries, vegetation, and mitigation monitoring). The position provides input on difficult or technically complex resource issues and may assist in the negotiation of permits or the resolution of permit violations. The position will also manage Valley Water contracts as it relates to environmental support.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Review biological survey requests daily. This function involves reviewing the requests as they are received, identifying whether special status species are involved in the work (this may determine which biologist is assigned the work and whether night surveys are required), prioritizing the work as compared to other biology related work assignments, assigning work to the appropriate Biologist.
  • Provide biological data and analysis for required notification and end of year reports including making a special status species effects determination of all SMP activities within federal species mapped areas, attending multi-disciplinary field visits, and preparing pre-and-post project impact assessments.
  • Negotiate permit conditions and mitigation requirements with resource agencies. Attend meetings with the resource agencies and present information. Function as a main point of contact with resource agencies for biological issues.
  • Review work of lower-level biologists in the unit including, but not limited to complex bio desk audits, complex site assessments, mitigation plans, and mitigation monitoring reports.
  • Provide biological expert opinion, review, and interpret regulations, and make recommendations to the division, unit manager, Deputy Operation Officer, Chief Operation Officer, and the public on difficult and complex biological issues.
  • Conduct biological surveys, and biological monitoring during SMP activities. Approximately 20% or less of the time is spent in fields overseeing fieldwork. This includes survey for state and/or federal special status species.
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:
  • Seven (7) years of experience performing professional-level responsibilities as a biologist involving a significant amount of field work.
  • Experience working with regulatory State and Federal permit agencies and writing technical reports.
  • Experience conducting surveys for environmental compliance.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary and management teams while having excellent oral and written communication skills and good critical thinking skills.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams, management teams and the public while having excellent oral and written communication skills and good critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to review, interpret and analyze biological resources regulations and make recommendations to management.
  • Ability to direct and supervise lower-level staff, and work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to make presentations to the Board of Directors, management, and Valley Water staff.
Ideal Knowledge:
  • Biological resource regulations, local plants, fish & wildlife including local Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed and special-status species.
  • Environmental planning, habitat restoration, natural resources management and conservation planning.
  • Various plant, fisheries, and wildlife monitoring techniques (wetland delineation, electrofishing, point counts, habitat typing and assessment, etc.).
  • State and Federal laws, permitting, mitigation and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Clean Water Act Sections 401, 404, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Code, Section 1600.
  • GIS and database management.
  • Multi-disciplinary team involvement, including good oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Contract management.
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, wildlife, fisheries ecology, or a related discipline in a life sciences field.
  • Master’s Degree is a plus! A Master’s degree in biology, ecology, botany, zoology, or a related discipline in a life sciences field from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of experience.
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.
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.
COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
* Fully vaccinated means (1) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine, and (2) the person has provided proof of vaccination in a form consistent with the requirements for verification of vaccine status in the State of California’s July 26, 2021 Public Health Officer Order.
**Limited Exemptions to Vaccination Requirement An individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they:
1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine’s manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable;
2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or,
3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
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 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/3064135

9 May, 2022: Natural Resources Manager – Parks, County of Riverside

$38.11 – $56.29 Hourly
$6,605.02 – $9,756.47 Monthly
$79,260.27 – $117,077.58 Annually

The County of Riverside’s Regional Park and Open-Space District (Parks) is seeking to fill two (2) Natural Resources Manager – Parks positions. Selected candidates will support either the Open Space Unit, or the Multi Species Reserve Unit.

The Natural Resources Manager-Parks will serve as lead to coordinate, prepare, implement, and evaluate plans and procedures for managing current and future projects regarding wildlife habitat and passive recreation activities. Candidates must possess a general knowledge and ability to enforce laws relating to environmental resource protection, public use of conservation lands, and knowledge of position-related local, state, Federal laws, and regulations.

The position assigned to the Open Space Unit will oversee homeless encampment cleanup/reduction, Santa Ana River patrol and Santa Ana River fuels/fire reduction activities. The selected candidate must be able to work with regional partners to reduce the number of homeless encampments and improve habitat and water quality within the Santa Ana River bottom.

The Natural Resources Manager-Park assigned to the Multi Species Reserve Unit will oversee programs and projects related to land management (w/ passive recreation component), vegetation management and habitat restoration. Up to 25% of time may be dedicated to overseeing District owned or contracted Reserves and Wildlife Areas within Riverside County.

Competitive candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and advanced education from a recognized college with major course work in Natural Resource Management/Analysis, Ecology, Biology, Botany/Plant Science, Environmental Science, or a closely related field. Applicants in possession of a PC 832 certificate, basic knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcPad/Collector, and ability to use unmanned aerial vehicles with GPS technology are highly desired.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife management, conservation biology, ecology, natural resource management, zoology or a closely related field.

Experience: Three years of full-time field work experience in natural resource management, wildlife management, ecology, or habitat restoration either performing the duties or providing professional field supervision for the management of wildlife habitats, restoration of native habitat through re-vegetation, removal of exotic vegetation, conducting biological surveys of plant and animal species, or similar activities. (A Master’s degree in one of the required educational disciplines may be substituted for one year of the required fieldwork experience.)

An advanced degree, professional certification or a demonstrable commitment to continuous professional development, although not a requirement, will receive favorable consideration. Candidates experienced in enforcement of State or local rules and ordinances as related to the position are highly desired.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of wildlife habitat conservation, restoration and management; techniques of biological surveying and monitoring of sensitive species and habitats; techniques of exotic vegetation removal and restoration of natural riparian and upland ecosystems; techniques of data collection, analysis and methods of wildlife management; federal, State, and local laws and regulations relating to wildlife conservation; methods and procedures of conducting field studies; preparation and management of governmental grants.

Ability to: Prepare, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of management plans for wildlife habitat; prepare complex reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with Park District staff, federal and state resource agencies, private land management organizations, private property owners, and members of the general public; communicate effectively to a variety of groups and individuals; work independently with minimal supervision; complete complex assignments in a timely fashion; represent the Park District effectively on interagency committees and with the general public; properly file requests to obtain permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as necessary for surveying of species protected under the Endangered Species Act.

License: Valid California Class C Driver’s license is required.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Able to hike in off-trail and uneven terrain daily. Use of 4WD vehicles and use of medium to heavy equipment. Lift and carry up to 50 pounds daily.

Physical Exposures:

Will be exposed to wildlife, inclement weather (hot, cold, humidity, wind), unstable individuals, hypodermic needles, human feces, smoke, fire & herbicides.

Application Deadline: June 9, 2022.

How to apply: Interested candidates must submit application at www.rc-hr.com

Direct link to job post: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/riverside/jobs/3520296/natural-resources-manager-parks?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

General Information

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Edgar Chavez at EdgarChavez@rivco.org

If you are experiencing technical problems, you may contact the governmentjobs.com applicant support desk Monday through Friday, 6 am to 5 pm Pacific Time at support@governmentjobs.com or toll-free 1-855-524-5627.


9 May, 2022: Lead Biologist – Transmission and Renewables, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview

SWCA is actively seeking one or more Lead Natural Resources Project Managers to join our growing team. This position can be office-based, remote, or hybrid. In this position you will support projects in the energy generation and transmission sectors, including solar, wind, and battery storage; and electrical, and gas transmission, mainly in Southern California. The ideal candidate will be a biologist with strong energy generation and transmission experience who has managed projects with complex biological resources issues. In this position, you will take a lead role in managing projects and clients, pursuing project opportunities, plan and oversee field surveys, and mentor staff. Your work will expand SWCA’s professional reputation in natural resources management and research throughout California and beyond, and you will be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will collaborate with peers, maintain SWCA’s standards of excellence, and support the continuing development of SWCA’s Natural Resources Program.

Responsibilities

  • Manage natural resources and multi-disciplinary projects, develop, and manage project budgets and schedules, and provide timely, high-quality work that achieves client goals.
  • Oversee preparation of biological documents and deliverables.
  • Provide report Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC).
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients and public agencies.
  • Lead and participate in marketing and proposal efforts.
  • Work directly with clients and regulatory agencies to ensure regulatory compliance and facilitate project approvals.
  • Support the professional development of staff biologists through direct supervision and the management of project teams.
  • Conduct fieldwork and manage field teams, as needed.
  • Support your peers in meeting client needs, staffing projects, and take initiative in team development and cohesion.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, environmental sciences, or a closely related field required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent.
  • One (1) or more years of experience managing projects, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work.
  • General understanding of energy infrastructure and related natural resource issues.
  • Expertise with Southern California flora and fauna.
  • Working knowledge of natural resources regulations and permitting.
  • Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context.

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 1-480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

Employees in this position are eligible for consideration for SWCA’s annual bonus program, which provides awards based on individual and organizational performance. To review additional benefits associated with this position,

click here: https://www.swca.com/careers/benefits

EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/OaQrLBFDnwXBRhPYRU2ork

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9 May, 2022: Biological science technician (fisheries/aquatics), Sequoia and Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking one GS-7 biological science technician position (fisheries/aquatics) for a permanent career-seasonal position with the National Park Service.

This position serves as the lead field technician and data manager for the Aquatic Ecosystems Program and plays a key role in implementing a long-term project to restore endangered and other native species in high elevation aquatic ecosystems, as well as various other priority projects.  This position will start as soon as possible and will be stationed at the Ash Mountain Headquarters in Sequoia National Park.

The (lead) Biological Science Technician primarily assists the SEKI Aquatic Ecologist with implementation and management of aquatic ecosystem projects, including but not limited to restoration of high lake basin habitat, recovery efforts for two species of endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs, and the threatened Yosemite toad and Little Kern golden trout; monitoring of lakes, streams, amphibians, fish, and other aquatic biota; and facilitating scientific research. The incumbent will assist the Aquatic Ecologist with 1) recruiting personnel for field crews, 2) managing logistics in preparation for fieldwork, 3) providing supervision, orientation, training and mentoring for field crews, 4) overseeing field operations, 5) managing aquatic datasets, and 6) providing logistic and field support to the parks’ Inventory and Monitoring Program and to scientific research studies being conducted in SEKI. Other duties include conducting electronic entry, quality assurance/quality control and summary reporting of field data, and organizing and maintaining field equipment and supplies. Work will occur throughout SEKI, and will entail cooperation with other agencies, organizations, and cooperators. The incumbent will be supervised by the Aquatic Ecologist, will supervise temporary staff and function as crew leader for field crews, and will occasionally work with other division staff. The position will require extensive wilderness travel within SEKI, and occasional travel to meetings and/or trainings. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.

To express interest in this position or if you have questions about it, please contact Danny Boiano, Supervisory Ecologist at danny_boiano@nps.gov and/or 559-565-4273.


9 May, 2022: Field Biologist On-Call, ICF

https://icf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ICFExternal_Career_Site/job/Sacramento-CA-CA82/Field-Biologist-On-Call_R2202070

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.

ICF is currently seeking an On-Call Field Biologist to be based out of our Sacramento or San Francisco, CA office.

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 (we usually schedule work hours 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).

Job Description

This position involves conducting biological resource surveys on a variety of transportation, energy, water, and urban projects in central California.  Work would generally be located in the Northern California region. Fieldwork is likely to include a variety survey for special-status species and construction compliance monitoring efforts. The field biologist will frequently work independently in the field  and prepare and review daily monitoring logs, reports, and preparation of biological reports.

What You Will Do

  • 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.
  • 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 in coordination with the task lead for determining potential impacts on special-status species and other biological resources.
  • Prepare daily field notes summarizing field survey results and monitoring responsibilities.

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or other related field of study.
  • 1+ years of experience with biological monitoring, construction monitoring, field surveys for special-status species and natural communities and habitats.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in use of GPS technology for navigation and data collection in the field.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Experience conducting surveys for Northern CA special-status wildlife species including giant garter snake, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and/or foothill yellow-legged frog.
  • Nesting bird/raptor surveys
  • Experience with data entry and formatting.
  • Knowledge of survey techniques and protocols for conducting special status amphibian surveys in Northern California

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


9 May, 2022: Timberland Conservation and Wildlife Resiliency Environmental Scientist, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

Are you looking to be a part of a dynamic team of conservation-minded scientists working to protect fish and wildlife resources in the redwood and Douglas fir forests of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Napa, and Sonoma counties?

The Department of Fish and Wildlife‘s Timberland Conservation and Wildfire Resiliency Program is seeking a motivated professional to work as an Environmental Scientist reviewing and evaluating Timber Harvest Plans and Timber Emergencies and Exemptions by analyzing consequences of proposed activities, attending pre-harvest inspections, preparing written inspection reports and recommendations for the conservation of fish and wildlife resources, assessing the application of law, regulation and policy, conducting listed and sensitive species consultations, and preparing any related Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements and Incidental Take Permits in the Bay Delta Region. This position works in close collaboration with other Environmental Scientists and Senior Environmental Scientists, and with other state agencies as part of an interdisciplinary review team.

Working Conditions

Based on institutional need, this position may be located in alternate locations and will be provided flexible hoteling space at any of the Santa Rosa, Napa, or Fairfield regional offices.

This position is currently teleworking due to Emergency Telework. Once Emergency Telework ends, this position may be eligible for hybrid telework. Hybrid telework will be dependent on operational need.

The position requires the use of a computer for several hours each day, the completion of office tasks that require sitting, standing, and walking to other locations; attendance at meetings and participation in conference calls. The position may require travel throughout the State including overnight travel, early mornings, and late nights. Must be able to work unusual and/or long hours; travel frequently; spend multiple days in the field assessing habitat conditions in inclement weather; walk in and through rough terrain; hike over uneven, steep, wet, and rough terrain with no vehicle access; operate a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle off highway and over rough terrain; operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV); operate office equipment (computers, copies/scanners, telephones, iPads, global positioning system [GPS] units, etc.), and be prepared to travel using a state vehicle. The position may require the incumbent to wear a uniform identifying the employee as Department staff.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2022

How to Apply

  1. Create a CalCareers Account: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Login.aspx
  2. Take the Environmental Scientist Examination: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=9PB01
  3. Apply to the Job:

Questions about the job or hiring process? Contact Careers@wildlife.ca.gov


9 May, 2022: Regional Biologist, Ducks Unlimited, Vallejo, CA

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US


1 May, 2022: Wildlife Biologist, Northern California’s Coast Range, Tanner Environmental Services

We are looking to hire a seasonal full-time biologist for northern spotted owl surveys on Mendocino National Forest in northern California. Work will begin in mid-May and continue through August. Spotted owl experience is helpful but not critical. Applicants must have the ability to work independently, be comfortable driving and working at night, take good field notes and fill out paperwork thoroughly. Applicants must have good communication skills, be physically fit, and be able to work well with other biologists. The job will require extended periods in the field with camping. The majority of the survey work will be conducted at nighttime. The work will require use of GPS, orienteering and hiking in steep terrain.
Pay will be between $25-35/hour depending on experience. A 4WD vehicle is recommended but not necessary. All mileage would be reimbursed.
Please send an email with your resume and references to: info@tannerenvironmental.com

1 May, 2022: Aquatic Monitoring Crew Lead, Institute for Natural Resources

OVERVIEW

The Institute for Natural Resources (Portland, OR office; https://www.pdx.edu/institute-natural-resources/ ) is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to implement their Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, which is targeted at collecting standardized data from streams across BLM Districts in the western U.S.  Work will focus on wadeable streams and rivers across California (El Centro to Ukiah FOs).  Aquatic data collection will follow the AIM National Aquatic Monitoring Framework: Field Protocol for Wadeable Lotic Systems (TR 1735-2), specifically: 1) site evaluation, 2) water quality, 3) physical habitat and canopy cover, 4) macroinvertebrates, 5) photos, and 6) human influences.  We will also implement vegetation assessment elements of the Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol.

To assist in this effort, we are recruiting a crew lead. Crews will consist of 1 crew lead, 1 field technician, and 1 riparian botanist. All positions are field-based and require rough camping.  Sampling sites may sometimes be near a town, but often the towns will have few amenities or entertainment, and crew members should plan to bring all their food with them each hitch. Cell phone service from any carrier (Verizon is usually the best) is poor to non-existent in many areas. Applicants should also understand that this is physically demanding work. The crew will work eight consecutive 10-hour days, followed by a 6-day break, in all kinds of weather, and frequently have to navigate rough gravel roads and 4×4 trails before lugging awkward and heavy equipment across uneven and oftentimes very steep terrain to access a site. Crews must be prepared for the environment that they will be working in. This will include extreme heat, sun exposure, long hours in the vehicle, and may include venomous snakes, wildlife, night driving, wildfires and smoke. The “wadeable streams” we sample range from a few inches deep to fast-flowing small rivers that require good balance, a stout stadia rod, and a willingness to be waist or chest deep in water. A loss of footing means that you may be submerged and will need to self-rescue.

All positions will have the opportunity to conduct sampling in vast and unique habitats with history of wildfires, settlers, and indigenous people. Crews will also gain experience learning a protocol implemented across the Western U.S., identifying plant and animal species native and invasive to the location, and conducting relatively remote field work. Crew leads specifically will gain experience in leading 2-3 person crews in the field, managing gear, and working closely with BLM field office staff.

Mandatory training will occur prior to the start of regular field sampling, and field work will continue through August, with the possibility of helping other crews after that.  The season will consist of six 80-hour work hitches running from Wednesday to Wednesday. Base of operations for the start and finish of each hitch will be in the Sacramento area. INR will supply all of the equipment necessary to carry out the work, including vehicle, sampling equipment, waders and boots, and shared camping equipment (i.e., stove, table, and kitchen supplies). Crew members are expected to provide personal items, including closed toe hiking boots, sleeping bags, and personal tent.  Crew members are also responsible for arranging their own housing in between hitches.

QUALIFICATIONS

CREW LEAD POSITIONS REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries, Hydrology, Water Resources or related subject.
  • A minimum of one full year or two full seasons of fish, macroinvertebrate, hydrology or water quality field data collection. A completed Master’s or Ph.D degree with field work can satisfy this requirement.
  • Experience characterizing aquatic habitats in the field using standardized protocols, including establishing transects and thalweg profiles, or identifying bankfull width, stream classification (Rosgen or other), habitat complexity, and/or riparian vegetation;
  • Experience with macroinvertebrate collection and water quality sampling, including proper sample handling;
  • Experience supervising technicians, volunteers or undergraduate students. Leadership in a volunteer or community organization, or in the military, can satisfy this requirement.
  • Experience managing gear and equipment for a crew, lab class, team, or other organizational unit.Full vaccination status with proof of vaccination (https://www.pdx.edu/covid-19-response/vaccinations for more information);
  • Experience following established field protocols to conduct sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites;
  • Experience with data entry and management using electronic devices;
  • Experience navigating and collecting coordinates with hand-held GPS units and other electronic devices;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access);
  • Experience driving and maintaining 4WD trucks especially in off-road situations. Experience driving 4×4/side-by-side/UTV vehicles is preferred. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record (DUI or other serious convictions need not apply);
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals, and to work independently as required;
  • Experience in and willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field where hazards (snakes, bears, deadfall, lightning, poison oak, flash floods, fires, etc.) may be encountered;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours in harsh environments and challenging weather, and carry 40-50 pounds in a backpack over uneven terrain;
  • Wilderness First Aid a plus; CPR and First Aid Certification expected.

EXPECTATIONS

In addition to the above qualifications, we expect crew members to commit to the entire field season, to practice safety awareness, including vehicle safety procedures, to communicate regularly with INR support staff and BLM agency staff, to participate in INR and BLM trainings, and to contribute to building a healthy and fun work team environment.

TRAINING

These positions are ideal for people who are committed to ongoing learning and development. You will receive extensive, paid training on the AIM protocols and associated methodology.  You will also have the opportunity to interact with seasoned staff scientists from both the BLM and INR throughout training and fieldwork.  Mandatory 1-week training will occur shortly after hiring (prior to the start of the regular field season).

COMPENSATION

Aquatic Monitoring Crew Leads are paid $17.90 an hour. All positions will receive a total of $224 per diem for food costs per hitch, and lodging reimbursement of up to $175 per hitch for camping.  We will also cover per diem, shared hotel lodging costs, and transportation at training.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following in a single pdf to Matthew Foli (Project Manager at INR):  foli@pdx.edu. For position information not found in the listing or additional links below, you may contact the email listed above.

  1. Letter of interest. In this letter, please describe your background, including any military and volunteer service; professional experience, recreational interests or hobbies that help demonstrate your suitability for work in harsh and challenging conditions; and your reasons for pursuing this opportunity.
  2. Curriculum vitae, including all degrees and related coursework.
  3. Names and contact information for three (3) references.  While we prefer professional references who can attest to your work ethic and technical abilities, we will accept academic references or references from organizations.

Application review will be on a rolling basis, and will continue until all positions are filled.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information about the Institute for Natural Resources can be found on our website at https://www.pdx.edu/institute-natural-resources/. Additional information on the AIM strategy, including the protocols, can be found at https://aim.landscapetoolbox.org/.


26 April, 2022: Fisheries Biologist GS-0482-5/7/9, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, Utah

The Dixie National Forest is seeking individuals interested in a permanent position opportunity as a Fisheries Biologist GS-0482-5/7/9 for the Dixie National Forest Supervisor’s Office. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity and to determine interest in the position.

This position is located at the Supervisor’s Office, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, Utah.

If you are interested, please respond to the online outreach database link below or via the attached outreach notice. If responding via the attached outreach, please be sure to send it to Charles Chamberlain, charles.chamberlain@usda.gov no later May 26, 2022.

Should you have questions about the position, please contact Charles Chamberlain at charles.chamberlain@usda.gov, Dixie National Forest Wildlife Program Manager.

The link to the notice in the Forest Service Outreach Database:  https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=DA8CF03A001643EC9723D17D192501CD

Link to notice: https://twsws-files.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/jobs/Outreach_DNF_Entry+Fish+Biologist_Final.docx


26 April, 2022: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

APPLY AT –https://icf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ICFExternal_Career_Site/job/Gillette-WY/Wildlife-Technicians-Wyoming_R2200459

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Wildlife Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

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.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

What We’d Like You to Have

  • 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

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


26 April, 2022: Vegetation/Wetland Technician, ICF, WY, CO, NV

APPLY AT – https://icf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ICFExternal_Career_Site/job/Gillette-WY/Vegetation-Wetland-Technician-Mountain-West_R2201095

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Vegetation/Wetland Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

Job Description

As a Vegetation/Wetland Technician, you will be responsible for floristic surveys, vegetation community mapping, noxious weed surveys, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, and data entry. The fieldwork 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. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. All work will be carried out as part of a 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 May through June. Potential work through July and August. Travel is required for this position.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid vegetation identification skills and proficiency with botanical keying.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel), Esri ArcCollector programs
  • 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.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Previous experience conducting rare plant species surveys (threatened and endangered, proposed, candidate, and sensitive)
  • Wetland delineation course/training
  • MSHA certified, preferred but not required.

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


26 April, 2022: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Colorado & Wyoming

APPLY AT –https://icf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ICFExternal_Career_Site/job/Fort-Collins-CO/Wildlife-Technicians-Mountain-West_R2201093

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Wildlife Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

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.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

What We’d Like You to Have

  • 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

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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

In accordance with the EPEWA, based on the qualifications and experience required, the pay range for this position is $22.00 to 25.00 per hour. You will be covered by government mandated benefits including workers’ compensation insurance, federal government contractor’s sick leave and you will be eligible to make 401(k) contributions to an ICF sponsored retirement plan.


26 April, 2022: Wildlife Technician Northern Nevada, Elko, Reno, or Salt Lake City, ICF

APPLY AT – https://icf.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ICFExternal_Career_Site/job/Carson-City-NV/Wildlife-Technician-Northern-Nevada_R2201357

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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 conducting wildlife surveys including raptor and eagle use surveys, avian point counts, greater sage-grouse lek surveys, and ground-based habitat surveys at proposed renewable energy sites. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Technicians must be able to confidently identify Great Basin avian species by sight and sound. Prior experience conducting raptor and eagle surveys is preferred. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass and be able to operate four-wheel drive vehicles. 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 through “On-Call” contracts. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and 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 (as long 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 for 3 weeks of the month occurring year-round. Work would be based out of Elko, Nevada.

What You Will Do

  • Raptor and Eagle Use Surveys.
  • Ground Nest Surveys.
  • Avian Point Counts.
  • Greater Sage-grouse Lek Surveys.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

What You Must Have

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

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong knowledge of Great Basin and Rocky Mountain wildlife and plant species.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts.
  • Experience with wetland delineations and/or vegetation surveys. .

Additional Information

  • Willingness to travel for 2-4 weeks per month for work.
  • Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Position start dates are flexible but should begin approximately 4/1/2022 and continue through 4/01/2024. Hours will be full time (minimum 35 hours/week) with the possibility of overtime. There is potential for this position to become full-time with the right candidate.
  • Lodging and meals may be expensed during the project duration.

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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


26 April, 2022: Senior Wildlife Ecologist, 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.

Hit the “Apply” button, complete the requested information, and submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references.

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 are celebrating more than 50 years 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. 

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26 April, 2022: Wildlife Ecologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, Fresno, CA

We are looking for a motivated wildlife ecologist for a full time position in our Central Valley office in Fresno, California. Our employment package includes a competitive salary and personal incentive bonus as well as medical, dental, life insurance, and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Our professionals strive to be the best in their fields and we provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

What are some of the important projects that the Central Valley office works on?

Our mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. This is not to say every project is glamorous and exciting, but because of our three decades of experience in the Central Valley, and recognized expertise in the species and habitats of the region, we get to do some pretty interesting things! For example, we:

  • Work in a diverse array of habitats and handle a number of threatened and endangered species.
  • Lead ecological and permitting efforts for projects of regional or national importance.
  • Frequently work on cutting edge or “one of a kind” projects with unique challenges, the results of which we publish and/ or present at national and international conferences.

What you’ll do

Our scientists spend time both in the field and in the office with the firm’s team of highly trained professionals. Field work includes conducting surveys in support of impact assessments, land management and conservation planning, the relocation of species, and monitoring special-status wildlife species. In the office H. T. Harvey & Associates wildlife ecologists contribute to and write biological resource reports, natural resource management plans, and assist with work related to permit applications. Our ecologist are guided by the expertise and training of senior team staff, and often collaborate with experts in other areas (botany, restoration ecology, fish ecology, rangeland ecology, GIS, and others).

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates? 

The senior leadership of the Fresno office has been researching and working in the 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, their science, and their long term careers, and 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 interests and skills during the application process!

Required experience

  • Strong academic background with a B.S. or B. A. in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or equivalent
  • A broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Solid field experience
  • Exceptional and demonstrated technical writing ability
  • Good organizational and data handling skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Desired qualifications

  • Strong ornithological skills or experience with special-status species of the Central Valley or Mojave Desert, such as kangaroo rats, antelope squirrels, and kit fox, is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ consulting or resource agency experience in the Western US
  • Understanding of and experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Master’s degree in applicable field

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work occasionally on nights, weekends, and early morning hours
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Work in inclement weather
  • Lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Follow best practices for field safety
  • Travel within California for fieldwork

How to apply

First and foremost we will evaluate your technical skills and experience, and your communications skills are a close second. We ask for your academic transcripts, your resume, a cover letter, references, and a technical writing sample. In your cover letter we’d appreciate it if you share some thoughts about what you love about wildlife ecology or what you are looking to get out of your next position. We really do read your cover letters–it’s an opportunity to share with us some of the things that might not come through in a traditional resume.

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 landscape architecture, restoration ecology, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. 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.

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 are celebrating more than 50 years 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. 

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26 April, 2022: Wildlife Ecologist / Mammalogist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, SF Bay Area

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a wildlife ecologist with extensive mammalogy expertise for a full-time 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 an ecologist in our wildlife group, you will be responsible for conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status wildlife species (especially mammals); 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 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 work on 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; conducting pre-activity surveys; supporting 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/NEPA or conditions of anticipated permits or Endangered Species Act approvals
  • 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

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, the safety of our staff, 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 (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. preferred) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Expertise with California mammals, especially bats, salt marsh harvest mice, San Francisco dusky-footed woodrats, and/or other mammals, as well as other wildlife species of central California. Ideal candidates would have sufficient expertise to be listed on a CDFW letter permit to handle bats and salt marsh harvest mice.
  • A minimum of 2 years of applicable professional experience in biological/ecological consulting or with a regulatory agency, ideally in California
  • A curiosity about the natural world that includes ongoing personal development in local wildlife ecology and your area of expertise
  • Ideal candidates would have prior experience authoring and editing technical reports, with demonstrated exceptional writing ability (e.g., via transcripts, personal references, or a submitted writing sample)

This position requires the future employee to: 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work nights, occasional 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. (See Link below)

Hit the “Apply” button, complete the requested information, and submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references.

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 apply our expertise in wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, plant ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and landscape architecture in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our client’s complex natural resource challenges. We hire applicants 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 excellent 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 are celebrating more than 50 years 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. 

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21 April, 2022: Field Biologists, LSA, Pt Richmond, CA

LSA’s Point Richmond office is seeking experienced and qualified biologists for several hourly field positions. Field work could include special status species surveys, botanical field surveys, fish relocation, nesting bird surveys, and biological construction monitoring for protected species (e.g., salt marsh harvest mouse, Ridgway’s rail (California clapper rail), California red-legged frog, giant garter snake, California tiger salamander). Prior experience with these or similar types of field studies is highly recommended. In addition, biologists with valid 40-hour HAZWOPPER training certification are also desirable. The positions require the candidates to be capable of strenuous fieldwork under adverse weather conditions. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

LSA is a diversified environmental and transportation firm with California offices in Carlsbad, Clovis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Point Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, and San Luis Obispo. The staff at LSA includes experts in environmental analysis, biological resources, cultural resources, paleontological resources, transportation/mobility planning and engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), air quality/climate change, noise, water quality, land use/resource management, sustainability, and general services administration (GSA). LSA has developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.

LSA’s greatest asset is its employee ownership. LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, long-term care, group life and AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company safe harbor match). Additional incentives include a bonus program, engaging wellness program, and flexible work arrangements. LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/


21 April, 2022: Senior Biologist, LSA, Pt Richmond, CA

LSA is seeking to hire an experienced biologist for its Point Richmond, California, office. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 4 years of experience addressing regulatory compliance for Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, State of California under the Porter-Cologne Act, and State and Federal endangered species acts.

The candidate should have experience managing projects, including conducting meetings with clients and regulatory agencies, coordinating reviews with technical staff, scoping projects for the appropriate level of services needed, budget control, maintaining schedules, managing subconsultants, and conducting quality control. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting and/or supervising wetland delineations and ability to manage multiple projects for public and private clients requiring wetland and endangered species regulatory approval. The position will also include business development, marketing, and proposal preparation skills.

A bachelor’s degree or higher in natural or physical sciences is required. Strong emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

LSA is a diversified environmental and transportation firm with California offices in Carlsbad, Clovis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Point Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, and San Luis Obispo. The staff at LSA includes experts in environmental analysis, biological resources, cultural resources, paleontological resources, transportation/mobility planning and engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), air quality/climate change, noise, water quality, land use/resource management, sustainability, and general services administration (GSA). LSA has developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.

LSA’s greatest asset is its employee ownership. LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, long-term care, group life and AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company safe harbor match). Additional incentives include a bonus program, engaging wellness program, and flexible work arrangements. LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/


14 April, 2022: Field Biologists, LSA, Antelope Valley, CA

LSA is seeking to hire Field Biologists for hourly project positions to assist on projects in the Antelope Valley. The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Solid field survey experience performing biological surveys, including general biological resources, nesting birds, and preconstruction surveys.
  • Construction monitoring experience that includes interacting with a contractor or a construction management firm.
  • Strong knowledge of inland/desert Southern California flora and fauna.

Position Requirements

  • Perform extensive field work and associated office tasks, including technical report writing.
  • Flexible schedule availability and long hours. This includes early mornings and may include weekends in remote locations working in and around construction crews and with other field personnel.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products as well as experience using hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and/or data collection.
  • Self-motivated and strong initiative to complete assigned tasks with little to no direct supervision in a timely fashion, including prompt and dependable production of detailed field notes (daily, weekly, and monthly).
  • The ability to walk a minimum of 8 miles per day in often challenging terrain and harsh and rapidly changing environmental conditions; be capable of carrying a 25–30 pound backpack, and otherwise be in good physical condition.
  • The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to address and solve problems involving several fixed variables in standardized situations.
  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and agree to abide by LSA’s driving policy for use of company and personal vehicles.
  • Mileage is reimbursed at IRS rates.

Desired Qualifications

  • CDFW Scientific Collecting permit.

Education 

The successful candidate must possess or be progressing towards a B.S. degree from an accredited college or university in biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, or a closely related discipline.

LSA is a diversified environmental and transportation firm with California offices in Carlsbad, Clovis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Point Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, and San Luis Obispo. The staff at LSA includes experts in environmental analysis, biological resources, cultural resources, paleontological resources, transportation/mobility planning and engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), air quality/climate change, noise, water quality, land use/resource management, sustainability, and general services administration (GSA). LSA has developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.

LSA’s greatest asset is its employee ownership. LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, long-term care, group life and AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company safe harbor match). Additional incentives include a bonus program, engaging wellness program, and flexible work arrangements. LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/


14 April, 2022: Botanist, LSA, Northern CA

LSA’s Pt. Richmond office is seeking to hire a qualified and experienced botanist to provide botanical field survey services for projects in the Bay Area and Northern California. Experience with botanical surveys throughout Northern California, as well as in vernal pool areas in the Central Valley, is especially important. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 2 years of experience with botanical field surveys and biological resource assessments, including focused field surveys for state and federally protected plant species. A botanist with a valid 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training certification and/or proficiency working with geographic information systems (GIS) is also desirable.

A bachelor’s degree or higher in natural or physical sciences is required. A strong work ethic, good writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, solid organizational skills, and the desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are vital. This position requires the candidate to be capable of strenuous fieldwork under adverse weather conditions. Use of a personal vehicle is required (with mileage reimbursement). Candidates applying for this position must agree to abide by LSA’s driving policy for use of company and personal vehicles, which will be verified. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

LSA is a diversified environmental and transportation firm with California offices in Carlsbad, Clovis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Point Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, and San Luis Obispo. The staff at LSA includes experts in environmental analysis, biological resources, cultural resources, paleontological resources, transportation/mobility planning and engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), air quality/climate change, noise, water quality, land use/resource management, sustainability, and general services administration (GSA). LSA has developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.

LSA’s greatest asset is its employee ownership. LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, long-term care, group life and AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company safe harbor match). Additional incentives include a bonus program, engaging wellness program, and flexible work arrangements. LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/


14 April, 2022: Wildlife & Aquatic Biologists, ICF, Southern California

https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/biologist-oncall-southern-ca-R2201738

ICF was awarded a large-scale, multi-year sensitive resource surveying and monitoring contract for private and public lands with a large utility client. Therefore, we are expanding our natural resources team and seeking On-call Wildlife & Aquatic Biologist to support a variety of environmental compliance field projects located across southern California.

Job Description The Wildlife & Aquatic Biologists will conduct biological and aquatic resource surveys and monitor sensitive resources during construction activities related to compliance monitoring for the projects. The Wildlife & Aquatic Biologists may function as a liaison between the ICF project management team and construction contractor to facilitate  compliance with environmental mitigation measures and permit conditions. The Wildlife & Aquatic Biologists will work under the supervision of our project management team, task order managers, and senior biologists and work collaboratively with project schedulers, other members of the field team including subcontractors to implement and complete biological resource survey and construction monitoring assignments.

Work schedule includes 10-14-hour workdays for up to 6 days a week. Per diem may be included for extended assignments and field vehicles will be available.

About On-Call Employment with ICF International

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 (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them on a weekly or monthly basis. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (granted their non-ICF work does not create a conflict of interest with the work conducted for ICF).

What You Will Do

  • Working collaboratively with our project schedulers updating availability and potential work schedule conflicts.
  • Conducting field surveys for regulated biological and aquatic resources in support of project environmental review.
  • Conducting monitoring and documentation of sensitive resources during construction activities.
  • Reviewing and implementing a wide range of client specific project procedures ensuring process consistency on how work is implemented, and resources documented.
  • Working closely with construction crews and/or other environmental monitors to support client and various resource agency requirements.
  • Advocate safety as a top priority

What You Must Have

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, or related field.
  • Previous construction monitoring experience.
  • Previous field experience working in southern California vegetation communities and wildlife habitats.
  • Previous experience conducting nesting bird surveys including documenting and monitoring active nests.
  • Knowledge of implementing various regulatory commitments including NEPA/CEQA mitigation measures, ESA/CESA terms and conditions, and USACE and regional water quality board stipulations and permit conditions.
  • Credentials and experience may require USFS, BLM and CDF&W approvals.
  • Collaborator with the ability to work in a demanding environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible to oversee multiple priorities and to work overtime as necessary.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
  • Proficiency with field data collection tools including Collector, Field Maps, Fulcrum, Survey 123.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel).
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Construction monitoring within southern California forest and desert habitats.
  • Previous experience supporting survey or monitoring of sensitive terrestrial wildlife species.
  • Previous experience supporting aquatic resource delineations and mapping.
  • Holding resource agency permits and authorizations related to special status species/species of concern that occur in southern California.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.


14 April, 2022:  Senior Wildlife Ecologist (Project Manager), H.T. Harvey & Associates

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a senior wildlife ecologist and project manager to help build the wildlife practice of our Sacramento Valley region office, located just north of Downtown Sacramento along the banks of the Sacramento River.

Our team is developing new in-office and remote work guidelines. We anticipate that most employees will adopt a hybrid model with some time at their desks in the office and some working remotely.

What you’ll do

H.T. Harvey & Associates is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence in ecological consulting services. In this position you’ll serve as our office’s lead wildlife ecologist. In this role, you’ll direct a diversity of projects focused on developing solutions to the ecological challenges faced by the Sacramento Valley region. Work involves collaboration with other wildlife ecologists, restoration ecologists and landscape architects, plant ecologists, and aquatic ecologists on projects both in and outside of the region. In addition to leading project teams, responsibilities include supporting the growth and development of our office by preparing proposals and managing business development efforts related to wildlife ecology, environmental compliance, and permitting; and recruiting and training staff.

What are some of the typical projects that the Sacramento Valley region team works on? Our mission is to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. Our Sacramento Valley region office currently focuses on ecological restoration, wetland and plant ecology, and the management and monitoring of sensitive habitats and species across California. Although the exact nature of your project work would depend, in part, on your interests and strengths as our Sacramento team’s lead wildlife ecologist, typical projects could include:

  • NEPA/CEQA documentation for projects with unique or challenging issues related to endangered or sensitive wildlife species
  • Federal and California Endangered Species Act consultations
  • Compliance support, including providing recommendations to minimize constraints on project activities; coordinating pre-activity surveys; ensuring 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 on proposed projects, including potential mitigation measures that may be necessary under CEQA or that could be incorporated as conservation measures in California or federal 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 and implementation

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

The leaders of our Sacramento Valley region office have been performing research and working with clients in the Sacramento Valley, the San Francisco East Bay, and Sierra Nevada for more than two decades. Our team has extensive expertise with the region’s species, habitats, and regulatory environment and is particularly experienced in the ecology and management of California’s riparian and rangeland ecosystems.

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, business development successes, and project management skills during the application process!

Required Skills and Experience

  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred) in wildlife management, wildlife biology, natural resources, or an equivalent subject
  • A minimum of 10 years of applicable professional experience in biological/ecological consulting or with a government regulatory or resource management agency, ideally in California
  • At least 5 years of professional managerial responsibility
  • Prior experience managing preparation of technical reports, with demonstrated exceptional writing and editing abilities
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and client management, with experience in federal/state/local government, water, transportation, or other infrastructure industries desired (but not essential)
  • Detailed experience and knowledge of CEQA/NEPA documentation and FESA/CESA compliance
  • Prior experience in regulatory agency coordination (CDFW, USFWS to negotiate permit conditions and secure incidental take permit approval for a variety of projects)
  • Mastery of key project management skills including personal organization, ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, critical thinking skills, and team communication
  • 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 Sacramento Valley Region and surrounding regions (San Francisco East Bay, Sierra Nevada, California Coast Ranges, Cascade Range)

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.

Hit the “Apply” button, complete the requested information, and submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references.

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 are celebrating more than 50 years 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. 

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14 April, 2022:  Biologist, CA Dept of Public Health

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14 April, 2022: Botany Technician, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, Lassen N.P.

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10 April, 2022: Lead Level Biologist,  SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Lead Level Biologist, Botanist, or Wetland Scientist with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our southern California Pasadena office. This Natural Resources position offers the opportunity to work on projects with SWCA’s six other California offices and across the West.

The ideal candidate is interested in developing a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with business acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include developing and implementing large-scale data-gathering efforts, leading survey and technical assessment efforts, natural resource planning, staff coordination, project management, and business development. An important aspect of the work will involve staff mentorship and senior technical review of reports.

The Lead Level Biologist/ Botanist/ Wetland Scientist may be given an opportunity to participate in SWCA’s Scientific Leadership Program, which allows top subject experts to be recognized and rewarded for distinguished research, productivity and intellectual acumen, to make regular contributions to corporate strategies, and provide input to multiple 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 Pasadena office offers a unique work environment specializing 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).

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with a project team to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment tasks that meet client needs and endure agency and public scrutiny.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Lead biological technical assessment and survey efforts including preparing and providing peer review for technical reports and environmental permits such as biological resource assessments and constraints analyses, state and federal endangered species act consultations, Clean Water Act Section 404/401 permitting, and Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements).
  • Conduct science-based assessmentsand analyze data.
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide project technical support to staff-level biologists and field staff.
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of resource management planning 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.
  • Implement and administer 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.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience planning, managing projects, scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in environmental consulting.
  • Working knowledge of Southern California natural resources.
  • The ideal candidate will also have strong botany and wildlife identification knowledge and skills.
  • Experience with CEQA / NEPA and environmental permitting (e.g., CWA Sec 404/401, CDFW LSAA and ITP, Section 7 ESA with USFWS and/or NOAA Fisheries).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience supervising, mentoring, or providing project technical support to staff-level biologists and field staff.
  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Prior experience delineating jurisdictional waters, preparing aquatic resources delineation reports and permit applications.
  • Listed Vernal Pool Invertebrate Section 10(a)(1)(a) or other special status species permits a plus.

Additional Information:

  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in an effective collaborative 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.
  • Exceptional technical writing skills with a record of completing technical reports and other deliverables on time and within budget.

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 application process, please email accomodations@swca.com or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

SWCA operates in compliance with all federal, state, and local COVID-19 safety protocols and vaccination requirements. As such, employment at SWCA is contingent upon providing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or being granted an approved vaccination exemption before starting at SWCA.

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/V7bVgWuknnwe5TpGxUZpaq

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10 April, 2022: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Northern Nevada

To apply please use the following link  https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technician-northern-nevada-R2201357

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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 conducting wildlife surveys including raptor and eagle use surveys, avian point counts, greater sage-grouse lek surveys, and ground-based habitat surveys at proposed renewable energy sites. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Technicians must be able to confidently identify Great Basin avian species by sight and sound. Prior experience conducting raptor and eagle surveys is preferred. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass and be able to operate four-wheel drive vehicles. 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 through “On-Call” contracts. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and 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 (as long 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 for 3 weeks of the month occurring year-round. Work would be based out of Elko, Nevada.

What You Will Do

  • Raptor and Eagle Use Surveys.
  • Ground Nest Surveys.
  • Avian Point Counts.
  • Greater Sage-grouse Lek Surveys.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

What You Must Have

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

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong knowledge of Great Basin and Rocky Mountain wildlife and plant species.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts.
  • Experience with wetland delineations and/or vegetation surveys. .

Additional Information

  • Willingness to travel for 2-4 weeks per month for work.
  • Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Position start dates are flexible but should begin approximately 4/1/2022 and continue through 4/01/2024. Hours will be full time (minimum 35 hours/week) with the possibility of overtime. There is potential for this position to become full-time with the right candidate.
  • Lodging and meals may be expensed during the project duration.

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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


10 April, 2022: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Colorado & Wyoming

To apply please use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technicians-mountain-west-R2201093

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Wildlife Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

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.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

What We’d Like You to Have

  • 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

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

In accordance with the EPEWA, based on the qualifications and experience required, the pay range for this position is $22to $25 per hour. You will be covered by government mandated benefits including workers’ compensation insurance, federal government contractor’s sick leave and you will be eligible to make 401(k) contributions to an ICF sponsored retirement plan.


10 April, 2022: Vegetation/Wetland Technician, ICF, WY, CO, NV

To apply please use the following link  https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/vegetationwetland-technician-mountain-west-R2201095

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Vegetation/Wetland Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

Job Description

As a Vegetation/Wetland Technician, you will be responsible for floristic surveys, vegetation community mapping, noxious weed surveys, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, and data entry. The fieldwork 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. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. All work will be carried out as part of a 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 May through June. Potential work through July and August. Travel is required for this position.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid vegetation identification skills and proficiency with botanical keying.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel), Esri ArcCollector programs
  • 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.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Previous experience conducting rare plant species surveys (threatened and endangered, proposed, candidate, and sensitive)
  • Wetland delineation course/training
  • MSHA certified, preferred but not required.

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


10 April, 2022: Wildlife Technician, Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

To apply please use the following link.

https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technicians-wyoming-R2200459

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Wildlife Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

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.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

 What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

 What We’d Like You to Have

  • 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

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


10 April, 2022:  Virtual Internship, Inyo NF Botany Program

The Inyo NF Botany program is currently recruiting for a completely virtual internship position with MobilizeGreen. The job duties will support current digitization efforts for the 4000+ specimens in the Inyo NF herbarium, and will primarily involve transcribing label data from images into an online database. Term of the position is 8 weeks, 40 hrs/week, $600 stipend per week, June 21-Aug 13. Here is the link to the Botany position and application process on the MobilizeGreen website. Applications are being accepted now!


10 April, 2022:  Environmental Educator, Delaware

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), a National Estuary Program, invites applications for a part-time Environmental Educator. The Environmental Educator works under the direct supervision of the Head Environmental Educator and collaborates with Center staff, volunteers, and interns to develop and deliver research-based lessons and interactive programs for diverse audiences in the Inland Bays watershed. This includes youth and public programs at the James Farm Ecological Preserve as well as off-site such as at K-12 schools (in and after-school). The Environmental Educator will also assist with curriculum development, program advertisements, and maintaining event registrations.

More information can be found on our website and a direct link to the position description can be found here.


31 March, 2022: Wildlife Ecologist. H. T. Harvey & Associates, Fresno
We are looking for a motivated wildlife ecologist for a full time position in our Central Valley office in Fresno, California. Our professionals strive to be the best in their fields and we provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.
What are some of the important projects that the Central Valley office works on? Our mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. This is not to say every project is glamorous and exciting, but because of our three decades of experience in the Central Valley and recognized expertise in the species and habitats of the region, we get to do some pretty interesting things! For example, we:

  • Work in a diverse array of habitats and handle a number of threatened and endangered species.
  • Lead ecological and permitting efforts for projects of regional or national importance.
  • Frequently work on cutting edge or “one of a kind” projects with unique challenges, the results of which we publish and / or present at national and international conferences.

What you’ll do

Our scientists spend time both in the field and in the office with the firm’s team of highly trained professionals. Field work includes conducting surveys in support of impact assessments, land management and conservation planning, the relocation of species, and monitoring special-status wildlife species. In the office H. T. Harvey & Associates wildlife ecologists contribute to and write biological resource reports, natural resource management plans, and assist with work related to permit applications. Our ecologists are guided by the expertise and training of senior team staff, and often collaborate with experts in other areas (botany, restoration ecology, fish ecology, rangeland ecology, GIS, and others).

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?

The senior leadership of the Fresno office has been researching and working in the 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, their science, and their long term careers, and 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 interests and skills during the application process!

Required experience

  • Strong academic background with a B.S. or B. A. in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or equivalent
  • A broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Solid field experience
  • Exceptional and demonstrated technical writing ability
  • Good organizational and data handling skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Desired qualifications

  • Strong ornithological skills or experience with special-status species of the Central Valley or Mojave Desert, such as kangaroo rats, antelope squirrels, and kit fox, is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ consulting or resource agency experience in the Western US
  • Understanding of and experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Master’s degree in applicable field

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work occasionally on nights, weekends, and early morning hours
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Work in inclement weather
  • Lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Follow best practices for field safety
  • Travel within California for fieldwork

How to apply

First and foremost we will evaluate your technical skills and experience, and your communication skills are a close second. We ask for your academic transcripts, your resume, a cover letter, references, and a technical writing sample. In your cover letter we’d appreciate it if you share some thoughts about what you love about wildlife ecology or what you are looking to get out of your next position. We really do read your cover letters–it’s an opportunity to share with us some of the things that might not come through in a traditional resume.
Interested candidates should respond by submitting requested materials through this link.

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 landscape architecture, restoration ecology, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. 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.

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 are celebrating more than 50 years 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.
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951-fccb2d6c4ab1&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=433474&source=CC2&lang=en_US


29 March, 2022: Senior Aquarist/Keeper, Ambassador Animals, CT

Do you want to live on the water, but not one of those smelly beaches with the stench of rotting seaweed? Do you like picking apples, wearing sweaters, or using the word ‘wicked’ as an adverb? Do you want to live where somewhere where Hazy IPA flows like water and you can fish for freshwater brook trout and saltwater striped bass in the same day? Then New England is the place for you! We have a supervisory-level opening at the Maritime Aquarium to head up our Animal Ambassador Program.

The Maritime Aquarium is located right on the water adjacent to the Long Island Sound, about an hour from New York City. The Senior Aquarist (Senior Keeper) of Ambassador Animals will oversee the program animal collection consisting of birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates as well as aquatic tanks housing fishes and inverts in our classrooms and exhibit areas. The selected candidate will work closely with our veterinarians, the Associate Director of Husbandry, and the other section heads to mentor the animal husbandry team and grow both the ambassador collection and animal program offerings:

www.aza.org/jobs?job=29097


25 March, 2022:Wildlife Biologist/Biological Monitor, Sapere Environmental, Fresno/Merced

Salary: $35.00 – $42.00/hour
Location: Madera County
Job Type: On-call, Part-time
Job Number: 22-0209-01

Description

Sapere Environmental is seeking biologists in the Fresno/Merced area with California tiger salamander handling and burrow excavation experience, biological construction, and environmental compliance monitoring for a Federal Highway Administration project located near Chowchilla in unincorporated Madera County, California.

The position is a part-time, project-specific position requiring periods of full-time work during the project preconstruction phase and initial ground-disturbing activities with an anticipated duration of two months. The candidate will also have opportunities to work on other projects located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley. Work will primarily be in the field, but qualified candidates may be tasked with report writing, as needed. Previous monitoring and surveying experience is required, and previous approval as a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) -approved biologist are required. Responsibilities will primarily include supervising and participating in California tiger salamander burrow excavation, environmental compliance monitoring for active construction projects, nesting bird surveys, special-status plant and animal surveys, and daily/monthly reporting. Job training provided for project-specific construction monitoring, preconstruction and protocol-level surveys, Geographic Information System (GIS), reporting, and more. Prefer candidates with a 10(a)(1)(A) recovery permit and CDFW MOU for California tiger salamanders.

Hiring is contingent upon a candidate’s approval by the USFWS, CDFW and Federal Highways Administration as a qualified biologist or approved biological monitor. Applicants must submit a resume documenting their relevant work experience with California listed and special-status species, handling permits (if applicable), construction monitoring and other relevant experience. Preference will be given to biologists with close proximity to the project.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife biology, ecology, environmental studies, wildlife management, or related field;
  • Experience and working knowledge of California flora and fauna;
  • Survey and handling experience with California tiger salamanders;
  • Burrow excavation experience preferred;
  • Experience with environmental compliance and/or construction monitoring;
  • Must be capable of working safely, responsibly, and attentively on a construction site in remote areas;
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods, subject to natural elements;
  • Must be willing to work 8-10 hour workdays up to 6 days a week including nights and weekends; and
  • Able to develop and maintain sound working relationships with diverse people and personalities.

Duties Include:

  • California tiger salamander surveys, capture & relocation in accordance with California Tiger Salamander Mortality Reduction & Relocation Plan;
  • Assist with hand excavating burrows within suitable habitat along the highway right-of-way;
  • Construction & environmental compliance monitoring;
  • Surveys (protocol-level & preconstruction) for burrowing owls, California tiger salamander, San Joaquin kit fox, Swainson’s hawks, and nesting birds and raptors;
  • Burrow flagging and mapping;
  • Complete daily environmental compliance monitoring datasheets for submittal to the Federal Highways Administration, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service;
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with construction personnel; and
  • Be reliable and be punctual.

Employment Standards:

  • Sapere’s SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan requires candidates to work based out of their homes with access to a computer and high-speed internet;
  • Proper respiratory etiquette and practicing good health hygiene is mandatory for all workers;
  • Ability to safely lift and carry heavy objects up to 50lbs;
  • Knowledge and application of safe driving rules and practices; and
  • Mileage will be reimbursed at GSA published rates for privately-owned vehicles.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record;
  • Has a reliable source of transportation; and
  • Valid U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 10(a)(1)(A) Recovery Permit, California Department of Fish & Wildlife Scientific Collecting Permit with MOU for handling California tiger salamanders.

Link: http://sapereenv.com/

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@sapereenv.com.

You will receive a confirmation email when your submission has been reviewed and further instructions will be provided at that time.


25 March, 2022: Wildlife Biologist, QK

QK has an immediate opening for a part-time, temporary wildlife biologist, preferably with Desert Tortoise experience. We are open to hiring biologists of all experience levels. Responsibilities include monitoring for desert tortoise and habitat assessments. The position also requires the ability to accurately identify desert fauna.

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience with desert tortoise surveys and techniques.
  • General knowledge of desert flora and fauna.
  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Wildlife, Biology, or related fields.
  • Ability and willingness to spend most of the time working outdoors in variable weather conditions, including very hot environmental conditions for long periods of time.
  • Physically able to walk more than 20 miles/day, usually carrying some equipment and water for hydration.
  • A moderate amount of travel may be required to job sites.
  • Basic computer or iPad skills.
  • At least 18 years old with a valid California driver’s license and insurable DMV record.

Please send your resume to recruiter@qkinc.com

NO TELEPHONE CALLS, PLEASE – RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY.

QK understands that solutions for today’s challenges require innovation created by sharing diverse perspectives openly and safely, which is why we celebrate and cultivate diversity and our inclusive environment.

QK is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.  QK provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, etc. All employment decisions are based on qualification, merit, and business needs.  QK encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. and physically be in the U.S.

Please no calls, emails, or additional contact for inquiry. Our HR team will be in contact with you if we need additional information or wish to schedule an interview with you.


21 March, 2022: CA spotted owl research opportunity, field technicians

The Pacific Southwest Research Station is looking for dedicated field biologists to assist on its long term demographic study of California spotted owls in the Sierra Nevada. This is a cooperative study with the University of California – Davis and all hiring is being conducted through UC Davis. We currently have openings on our Lassen Demographic Study Area based out of Chester, CA.  This is a unique opportunity to assist in understanding how spotted owls respond to barred owl removal and the Dixie Fire.

Duties include both hiking in the forest at night and driving on mountain roads during the day and at night. Field technicians will be collecting data on pair, nesting and reproductive status of owls, identifying individuals based on unique color coded leg bands, and conducting nocturnal point surveys. All applicants must have normal color vision and normal hearing, be in good physical conditions and have a valid driver’s license.

Applicants must apply on line through UC Davis.

Lab Assistant 1 (Crew Member) – Chester:

https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucdavis/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&JobOpeningId=28635&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=7&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant

If you have any questions please contact Paula Shaklee at paula.a.shaklee@usda.gov


21 March, 2022: Region 5 Sierra Nevada Carnivore Monitoring Field Positions 2022

The Region 5 Sierra Nevada Carnivore Monitoring Program is currently accepting applications for our 2022 field crew.  The field crew is being hired through the Great Basin Institute.  Applications are being reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis as they are received so we would encourage anyone interested to submit there application as soon as possible.

The Region 5 Sierra Nevada Carnivore Monitoring Program is a long-term broad-scale population monitoring program to detect potential population declines in fisher (Pekania pennanti) and Pacific marten (Martes caurina) throughout National Forest lands in the Sierra Nevada, with a primary focus on the federally endangered southern Sierra Nevada fisher population. This program systematically surveys monitoring units using remote sensor cameras, track-plate stations and genetic sampling to detect species and identify individuals.

Carnivore Monitoring Crew Supervisor

https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2022-RAP-020&type=JOBDESCR

Carnivore Monitoring Senior Technician

https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2022-ACI-021&type=JOBDESCR

Carnivore Monitoring Crew Member

https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2022-ACI-020&type=JOBDESCR

More information on the program can be found here:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/plants-animals/wildlife/?cid=FSEPRD590791

If you have questions about the position please contact R5 Carnivore Monitoring Field Coordinator Brad Smith at bsmith@thegreatbasininstitute.org


21 March, 2022: Wildlife Technician – Northern Nevada, ICF

To apply please use the following link  https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technician-northern-nevada-R2201357

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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 conducting wildlife surveys including raptor and eagle use surveys, avian point counts, greater sage-grouse lek surveys, and ground-based habitat surveys at proposed renewable energy sites. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Technicians must be able to confidently identify Great Basin avian species by sight and sound. Prior experience conducting raptor and eagle surveys is preferred. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass and be able to operate four-wheel drive vehicles. 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 through “On-Call” contracts. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and 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 (as long 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 for 3 weeks of the month occurring year-round. Work would be based out of Elko, Nevada.

What You Will Do

  • Raptor and Eagle Use Surveys.
  • Ground Nest Surveys.
  • Avian Point Counts.
  • Greater Sage-grouse Lek Surveys.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

What You Must Have

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

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong knowledge of Great Basin and Rocky Mountain wildlife and plant species.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts.
  • Experience with wetland delineations and/or vegetation surveys. .

Additional Information

  • Willingness to travel for 2-4 weeks per month for work.
  • Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Position start dates are flexible but should begin approximately 4/1/2022 and continue through 4/01/2024. Hours will be full time (minimum 35 hours/week) with the possibility of overtime. There is potential for this position to become full-time with the right candidate.
  • Lodging and meals may be expensed during the project duration.

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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


17 March, 2022: Small mammal survey crew (lead and member positions), Great Basin Institute, Elko, Nevada

Description and qualifications:

The Great Basin Institute (GBI), in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), is recruiting a Small Mammal Survey Crew Lead to conduct small mammal trapping surveys throughout the Elko BLM District. Surveys will focus on two separate species/guilds, each with their own survey protocol/methodologies: 1) the dark kangaroo mouse (Microdipodops megacephalus) and 2) shrews (Sorex species). The Small Mammal Survey Crew will be collecting tissue from captured target species for genetic analysis, and in certain circumstances, may need to euthanize and prepare specimens for curation. The Small Mammal Survey Crew will also take data regarding habitat, site characteristics, and weather, and may occasionally be asked to assist on other data collection, such as pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) surveys, if time permits. The three-person Small Mammal Survey Crew, comprising one GBI crew lead and two GBI crew members (this position), will perform this work in coordination with the NDOW and BLM. This is principally a field-based position. The work schedule will generally be five consecutive days on (Monday-Friday), followed by two consecutive days off (Saturday-Sunday). However, there may be occasional ten-day hitches or longer field days, which will be discussed at the beginning of the season. Camping in remote sites during field tours will be required through most of the field season to minimize travel time. Office-work before and after field tours will include maintenance of equipment and supplies, data management, planning, and communication. The GBI crew members will follow the leadership of the GBI crew lead and pertinent GBI, NDOW, and BLM staff.

Application Instructions: The job announcements and the link for submitting an application online can be found at: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2021-RAP-114&type=JOBDESCR (lead position) and https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2021-RAP-113&type=JOBDESCR (crew member positions).

Contact information: Emily Daybell (edaybell@thegreatbasininstitute.org)

Closing date: As soon as positions are filled


17 March, 2022: Desert Biologist, Wildlands

Wildlands an immediate opening for a full-time, experienced wildlife biologist with Desert Tortoise experience. We are seeking an extremely independent, self-motivated worker to help manage/monitor approximately 25,000-acres of preserved desert tortoise habitat throughout the Mojave and Colorado deserts. Responsibilities include annual monitoring, desert tortoise reconnaissance surveys, 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. A moderate amount of travel 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 most of the time working outdoors in extremely hot environmental conditions.
  • Physically able to walk more than 20 miles/day.
  • A moderate amount of travel 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.
  • 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 ONLY.

Thank you for your interest in Wildlands.

Permanent Position

Salary: DOE


17 March, 2022:  Associate Biologist, PG&E, Fresno, CA

https://careers.pge.com/job/Fresno-Associate-Terrestrial-Biologist-ESC-Fresno-CA-93725/854121100/


 

6 March, 2022: Mid-level Fisheries Biologist, Berkeley or Davis, CA, Stillwater Sciences

https://www.stillwatersci.com/careers/mid-level-fisheries-biologist/

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly motivated, mid-level fisheries biologist based out of the Berkeley or Davis area to serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working on fisheries, aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, and water resources projects throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. Individuals with significant experience or interest in fisheries management and river restoration in California are encouraged to apply.

The Fisheries Biologist will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing fish population and aquatic habitat assessments
  • Providing fisheries support for stream restoration planning and design
  • Analyzing and synthesizing aquatic resource data
  • Representing Stillwater in public forums on technical and resource management issues
  • Proposal preparation, marketing, and project and client management
  • Lead authorship on fisheries-related technical reports
  • Preparing environmental compliance documents (e.g., CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC)
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
  • Overseeing field crew of various sizes (2 to 5 staff)

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • MS in Fisheries Biology, Aquatic Ecology, or related field; or BS with 3–5+ years of experience in the environmental field
  • Expertise in research, monitoring, and management of California fish populations and habitats
  • Experience with sampling techniques for and identification of anadromous and resident fishes common to the western U.S.
  • Experience conducting fish habitat assessments
  • Demonstrated excellence with verbal and written communications
  • Permitting and regulatory compliance experience
  • Willingness to periodically travel and work long hours in the field or office to meet project needs
  • Proven ability to work well with collaborative project teams and diverse stakeholders
  • Some experience with the following: geomorphic principles, hydrological measurements, stream channel and substrate assessment, instream flow studies, river restoration, water quality metrics and measurements, and/or CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC regulations
  • Environmental consulting and project management experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s license in good standing

6 March, 2022: Junior or Mid-level Wildlife Biologist/Herpetologist, Berkeley or Davis, CA, Stillwater Sciences

https://www.stillwatersci.com/careers/junior-or-mid-level-wildlife-biologist-herpetologist/

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly motivated, junior- or mid-level wildlife biologist/herpetologist based in Davis or Berkeley, CA to participate in (and/or lead) field surveys for amphibian and aquatic reptiles. In addition to field work, this position may also provide project support for other offices (Arcata, Morro Bay, Los Angeles, Ventura, CA, and/or Portland, OR).

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct surveys for amphibian and aquatic reptiles
  • Coordinate and communicate with project managers and field crews regularly; may assume responsibilities as a field crew leader (if needed)
  • Evaluate habitat suitability and quality for amphibians and other wildlife, may include water quality assessments
  • Data entry, quality assurance checks, analysis, and reporting
  • Navigate and hike to remote and steep field locations (in hot or inclement weather)
  • Wade, swim, and snorkel in cold and swift waters
  • Perform literature and database searches
  • Assist with drafting wildlife, fish, and herpetology-related technical reports
  • Construction monitoring for wildlife and environmental awareness training for crews
  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams for resource inventory, impact analysis, mitigation plan, and natural resource management planning projects

Qualified applicants should possess:

  • BS in Wildlife Biology, or natural resource field with herpetology background and 2+ years’ experience in the environmental field, or MS in relevant field
  • Experience with California amphibian and aquatic reptiles and their habitats
  • Experience with special-status amphibians, field identification skills, safe amphibian and reptile handling, and decontamination protocols
  • Special-status species handling permits a plus, especially for Yosemite toad, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and/or California red-legged frog
  • Experience and/or familiarity with eDNA sampling
  • Proven experience in remote areas and excellent navigation skills
  • Experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles and driving on rural and remote roads
  • Ability to work well independently or in groups, communicate effectively, and be safety minded
  • Willingness to travel and endurance to work long hours in the field or office to meet project needs (10- to 12-hour field days, potentially multiple days in a row)
  • Attention to detail and commitment to sound science
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access software programs

6 March, 2022: Wildlife Technician, Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY; ICF

To apply please use the following link.

https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technicians-wyoming-R2200459

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Wildlife Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

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.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

What We’d Like You to Have

  • 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

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


6 March, 2022: Vegetation/Wetland Technician, WY, CO, NV; ICF

To apply please use the following link  https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/vegetationwetland-technician-mountain-west-R2201095

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Vegetation/Wetland Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

Job Description

As a Vegetation/Wetland Technician, you will be responsible for floristic surveys, vegetation community mapping, noxious weed surveys, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, and data entry. The fieldwork 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. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. All work will be carried out as part of a 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 May through June. Potential work through July and August. Travel is required for this position.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid vegetation identification skills and proficiency with botanical keying.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel), Esri ArcCollector programs
  • 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.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Previous experience conducting rare plant species surveys (threatened and endangered, proposed, candidate, and sensitive)
  • Wetland delineation course/training
  • MSHA certified, preferred but not required.

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.


6 March, 2022: Wildlife Technician, Colorado & Wyoming, ICF

To apply please use the following link https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technicians-mountain-west-R2201093

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to join our team.

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. 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.

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Wildlife Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

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.

What You Will Do

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • 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.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

What We’d Like You to Have

  • 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

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

In accordance with the EPEWA, based on the qualifications and experience required, the pay range for this position is $22to $25 per hour. You will be covered by government mandated benefits including workers’ compensation insurance, federal government contractor’s sick leave and you will be eligible to make 401(k) contributions to an ICF sponsored retirement plan.


17 February, 2022: Graduate Biologist, GHD, Northern CA

GHD has an exciting opportunity in Northern California for a Graduate Biologist!  This 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 and the United States. The position could be based out of the following California offices: San Francisco, Concord, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Roseville, Redding, and Eureka.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts biology-related field work, including but not limited to wildlife/plant/habitat surveys.
  • Conducts worker environmental awareness training and biological monitoring for permit compliance
  • Assists with environmental field reviews following federal, state, and local agency guidelines
  • Assists project managers, wildlife biologists, and/or botanists with preparation of special status species desktop analyses, reports, and biology chapters in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental policy Act (NEPA) documents
  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Familiarity with local fauna or flora, including the ability to identify to species level within one or more taxa: mammals (terrestrial or marine), birds, reptiles, amphibians, fisheries; selected invertebrates, community ecology, or botany may be relevant
  • Experience using binoculars (must provide own equipment)
  • Proficient with GPS, and/or navigating with the use of a topographic map and compass
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to keep concise field notes and demonstrable technical writing experience
  • Ability to conduct online research or other literature reviews and gather information relevant to protected species or resources
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic, team approach, and ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Office Suite software, and internet research applications.
  • Willingness to travel regionally for up to a few days, including possible camping.
  • Comfortable working in a variety of locations, ranging from rugged/remote backcountry to urban

Qualifications

  • BS in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Biology, Botany, or related degree. MS is a plus
  • 0-2 years experience

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