Job Postings

Job Postings

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

There is also a jobs page on the national TWS web site at careers.wildlife.org

(Date indicates when each announcement was posted to the web site.)


 

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

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


19 August, 2021: Wildlife and Plant Ecologists, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

Overview

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

Essential Functions

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

Qualifications

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

About Colibri

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

How to Apply

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


19 August, 2021: Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Associates, Pasadena, CA

Overview

SWCA’s Pasadena office is actively seeking one or more Natural Resources Project Managers to join our growing multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California. In this position, you will manage projects, take a lead role in pursuing project opportunities, conduct biological surveys, manage field teams, 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 Resource Program.

We will consider a full-time remote location for the right candidate.

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 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. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) 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.
  • Familiarity with Southern California flora and fauna.
  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, and natural resources permitting.
  • Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., restoration ecology, botany, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.).

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

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

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/p7LWpRs1adJmsg6rSNgL6

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5 August, 2021: River Partners -River Restoration Specialist – Chico, CA

Position Title: River Restoration Specialist

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Chico, California

Reports to: Senior Ecologist        

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

What We Do:

River Partners brings life back to California’s rivers. Founded in 1998, the nonprofit harnesses the power of restored riverways to create a thriving future for the state’s environment and communities. Using modern farming practices and cutting-edge science, River Partners reforests and reconnects entire river landscapes, critical wildlife corridors, and vast ecological regions at a bold pace and scale. The organization’s statewide efforts result in lasting, tangible wins for wildlife, flood safety, climate resiliency, water conservation, public health, and local economies. River Partners has the largest on-the-ground restoration footprint of any nonprofit or firm in the western U.S., having led hundreds of large-scale projects across nearly 17,000 acres throughout California.

Organizational Summary:

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

Position Description:

The River Restoration Specialist works with the Senior Ecologist to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects along the middle and upper Sacramento River. The Specialist will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to plan, design, supervise, and monitor implementation projects funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies.  The River Restoration Specialist will be responsible for supervising restoration contractors during the implementation season to ensure that the contractors have the information and guidance necessary to complete projects on schedule and in budget. During the remainder of the year, the River Restoration Specialist will work with public agencies, landowners, other collaborators and the River Partners’ Development team to develop grant proposals to fund new project activities and plan, design, permit, and monitor funded projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Identify channel, floodplain, and riparian protection and restoration sites that are ecologically significant and develop successful proposals to fund restoration projects.
  • Build effective partnerships and coalitions with a diverse group of stakeholders to advance River Partner’s mission and projects.
  • Write grants, submit bids, and negotiate cooperative agreements to secure the funding necessary to successfully implement River Partners’ projects.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations and the Director of Science to test and develop innovative restoration strategies.
  • Oversee project management and ensure that activities, budgets and milestones are coordinated and updated on a frequent basis to ensure that project scheduling, spending and reporting can expeditiously support project objectives and billing cycles.
  • Develop scoping requests for subcontract work and enter into agreements to ensure that cost and quality expectations are met.
  • Interface with funders to ensure grant funds and project expenditures are coordinated and if necessary create and submit change orders in a timely manner to ensure that variances are properly communicated and funded.
  • Support River Partners’ President, Senior Managers, and Regional Staff in developing strategic plans, budgets, and marketing materials.
  • Coordinate with agency staff and conservation partners in the successful implementation of River Partners projects.
  • Actively participate in regional planning efforts including the Sacrament River Science Partnership, the Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership, the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (DWR and CVFPB), the Battle Creek Working Group, and USFWS and CDFW endangered species recovery efforts, and local and regional water quality and supply initiatives.
  • Initiate and direct changes to increase efficiency and meet objectives.
  • Establish and coordinate productive partnerships with the agricultural community, conservation organizations, and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Represent River Partners before the general public, elected officials, agencies, stakeholders, and non-profits to generate support for River Partners programs.
  • Manages, directs, assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of biologists
  • Other duties as requested.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done.
  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and managers at all times.
  • Intermediate computer proficiency skills.
  • Ability to apply logical thinking and sound judgment to a wide range of practical problems
  • Effectively communicate complicated conservation initiatives orally and in writing. 
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Possess advanced knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, aquatic ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
  • Experience managing or implementing construction, natural resources management actions, or restoration projects in the field.
  • Possess experience working with California and Federal environmental permitting including NEPA/CEQA, ESA, CDFW Code, California Water Code, Clean Water Act Section 404/401, etc.
  • Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities.
  • Experience managing budgets and general understanding of contracting. 
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

Qualifications:

  • MS in fisheries, aquatic, or riparian ecology; geomorphology, civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental planning, landscape architecture, or related field or substitute work experience for advanced degree.
  • Minimum of three to five years of appropriate work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing grant proposals to government funding agencies to for habitat restoration and enhancement projects.
  • Professional contract management experience.
  • Contracting experience including managing implementation projects in the field or estimating against proposal specifications, bid preparation, submittals and follow up on bid awards.
  • Hands-on experience working with Federal, State and local government grants, to ensure that projects are managed within scope, budget and regulatory compliance.
  • Experience developing subcontract agreements with standard general provisions and sourcing subcontractors.
  • Driver’s license with no restrictions.
  • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required).

To apply email your resume & cover letter to:

jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: River Restoration Specialist (Chico)

Or send to:

River Partners Attn: River Restoration Specialist (Chico)

580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico, CA 95926

No telephone calls, please.

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


26 July, 2021:  Restoration Field Manager, River Partners, Colusa, CA

Position Title:  Restoration Field Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Colusa, California

Reports to: Director of Operations          

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

What We Do:

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

Organizational Summary:

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

Position description:

The Restoration Field Manager works with the Directors of Restoration, Development, Conservation and Science to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects opportunities between Sacramento and Redding.  The Field Manager will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor river restoration projects.

The Field Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Essential functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assist in establishing quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and standards by which the company’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; helps identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Assists in the planning, directing, controlling, implementation, evaluation, monitoring, and forecasting budgets and costing of projects in each division to achieve financial objectives. Oversees project budgets.
  • Assist in planning, scheduling, or coordinating construction/restoration project activities to meet contractual obligations and/or deadlines.
  • Helps the Director in preparing contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with land owners, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.
  • Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction/restoration site emergencies.
  • Direct staff and allocate resources to meet contractual obligations and deadlines.
  • Purchase equipment, supplies, and services to support project implementation.
  • Ensure that safety is the top priority and all of our field equipment is in good operating order.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all project documents including design specifications, contractual obligations, funding restrictions, and regulatory compliance requirements.  
  • Direct agricultural practices for field preparation, irrigation installation, planting, and on-going plant maintenance activities.
  • Inspect fields and preform timely maintenance activities to optimize plant growth and minimize expenses.
  • Collaborate with the River Partners’ Biology Team to implement specific designs and develop field research activities.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with project partners, neighbors, vendors, and community stakeholders.
  • Support River Partners’ Development Team in budgeting new projects.
  • Attend public events, fairs, and meetings to promote the organization and its mission.
  • Travelling to and work on multiple project site.
  • Other duties as required.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done.
  • Able to solve problems and learn new skills.
  • Possess knowledge of and experience with standard agricultural techniques in the Central Valley including, tractor and gator operation and maintenance, herbicide application and reporting, irrigation, drill and broadcast seeding, seed collection and processing, tree planting.
  • Possess knowledge of or willingness to learn California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils, and wildlife.
  • Understand basic contract and labor laws.
  • Proficient in budgeting, negotiation, purchasing, reporting, and vendor relations.
  • Possess the ability to work both in a team environment and independently.
  • Good organizational skills – ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain composure under changing priorities and challenging conditions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.
  • Mechanical experience a plus

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in agriculture, biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science. Relevant work experience a substitute for college degree.
  • Five years of agricultural management experience.
  • Certification in pesticide application (Pest Control Advisor preferred, Qualified Applicator License required).
  • Knowledge of agricultural equipment and practices.
  • Ability to install, operate and schedule irrigation systems.
  • Proven budget management experience.
  • C-27 Landscaping Contractor’s License (preferred but not required).
  • Work experience in the Central Valley (preferred but not required).
  • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

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

Jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Restoration Field Manager Position

Or send an application via mail to:

River Partners

Attn: Restoration Field Manager Position

580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico CA 95926.

Please no telephone calls.

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


26 July, 2021: Biology Director, Analytical Environmental Services (AES), Sacramento, CA

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19 July, 2021: Wildlife Rehabilitation Summer Internship, Bird Ally X, Klamath Basin NWRC

Join our Bird Ally X Emergency Wildlife Response Team! 

Now accepting 2021 Summer Internship  Applications

Bird Ally X (BAX) is now accepting internship applications from motivated, committed individuals who wish to accelerate their learning in the field of wildlife rehabilitation through emergency botulism rehabilitation response on the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Bird Ally X is a collective of wildlife care-providers committed to raising the standard of care available for sick or injured aquatic birds and other wild animals. Bird Ally X works to help wild birds and other animals in their efforts to survive the hazards of civilization.

The internship program offers the opportunity to train with experienced wildlife emergency response personnel on site at the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge on the Oregon/California border.

Emergency response can involve long work hours in a physically and emotionally demanding environment. The capacity to work through these conditions is a great asset. The botulism hospital is an open-air facility where it can be hot, windy, rainy and smoky. This opportunity will provide participants with experience in emergency response, aquatic bird rehabilitation and avian botulism rehabilitation. 

Job Duties Include

  • Set up and break down of field hospital
  • Cleaning of animal enclosures, including pools
  • Preparing diets (includes live insects)
  • Preparing enclosures
  • Administration of daily medications
  • Gavage feeding and fluid administration
  • Laundry, dishes, and general cleaning
  • Working with and providing support for volunteers
  • Data entry

Qualifications

Applicants must have an interest in wildlife rehabilitation, and be able to:

  • Work independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Perform tedious tasks for long periods of time
  • Do rigorous outdoor work in all types of weather
  • Perform physically demanding tasks and lift up to 50lbs
  • Work quickly, efficiently, quietly and calmly under stressful conditions and handle multiple responsibilities while precisely following instructions and protocols
  • Work cooperatively with co-workers (volunteers, interns, and staff)
  • Represent Bird Ally X professionally at all times

Learning Opportunities

In addition to the day-to-day skills interns will be learning, BAX internships include a variety of educational training opportunities. These include:

  • Emergency wildlife response
  • Avian botulism treatments
  • Patient stabilization
  • Stress reduction techniques for captive wildlife
  • Release criteria
  • Aquatic bird care

Internship Terms

Internships are offered in the summer.  Although we can’t predict if and when avian botulism outbreaks will occur, historically they start in July and continue through early October. Candidates must commit to a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks and be available to work 40 hours/week including weekends.

Location: Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge 

Pay: Stipends available

Housing: Not available at this time, but may become available in August. Interns are responsible for finding their own housing.

Application Instructions: Please contact us for an application or if you have any additional questions.  

Interested individuals can submit a resume and cover letter to:
January Bill,  jb@birdallyx.net
Marie Travers, mt@birdallyx.net
Please use the subject line: Internship + Your Name


19 July, 2021: On-Call Biologist, ICF, Northern California

To apply please use the following link…… https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/biologist-oncall-northern-ca-R2102641

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

Key Responsibilities

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

 Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or other related field of study.
  • 2+ season of experience in conducting biological fieldwork for consulting firm, municipality and/or government department/agency.
  • Experience working the San Joaquin Valley
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in use of GPS technology for navigation and data collection in the field.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience

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

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