Job Postings

Job Postings

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

2 December, 2023: Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area

Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several 

Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 2024

Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern nesting season (March to September) 

General Duties include: 

  • Conduct monitoring for two federally listed bird species, the threatened snowy plover and the endangered least tern, including monitoring adults, nests, chicks and broods  
  • Fence, sign, and nest exclosure installation and maintenance 
  • Collect scientific field notes, data entry, and technical report writing 
  • Work with the public as a State Park representative and with an interdisciplinary team 

Applicants should have the following qualities: 

  • Be flexible, open minded, and able to reason logically 
  • Have interest and aptitude in the work  
  • Be able to take direction and establish and maintain effective working relationships 
  • Work well with the public as a State Park representative 
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions such as in heavy wind and moving sand 
  • Be able to cope with sitting for extended periods monitoring by spotting scope 
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Ability to read and record color band data  
  • Willingness to do routine work in order to learn  
  • Have experience writing scientific field notes and reports 
  • Ability to draw sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations  
  • Have a clean Class C Driver license and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle 
  • Have knowledge of general concepts related to biological and environmental issues 
  • BA/BS in biological sciences or related field required for qualification as an ESI  
  • Birding experience preferred 

Wage is $17.49 to $22.06 per hour, depending on experience, with one day paid sick after qualifying pay period (160 hours) and vacation time after six months of employment have been completed. The position is a seasonal full time position (up to 189 days per year).  

Housing is not provided. Weekend, holiday, early morning (before dawn), and evening shifts will be required. You will receive full training and work with some of the best experts in the field!  

If interested, please send a Standard State Application ( by 12 January 2024.  

For more information, contact Mr. Ronnie, 805-365-5284.  

Position links with application directions 

2 December, 2023: Botanist, Gold Beach Ranger District 

The Gold Beach Ranger District Botanist position will be open for applications on on December 5th, for 5 business days to close on the 11th. Just think, you could be spending your days botanizing in the Klamath-Siskiyous and your evenings walking the beach in Southwestern Oregon this spring. The Siskiyou area embodies the most complex soils, geology, landscape, and plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. World-class wild rivers, biological diversity, remarkable fisheries, and complex watersheds define the Siskiyou. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is the most floristically diverse National Forest in the country with some extraordinary botanical resources. 

This position serves as a supervisory District Botanist covering a two-district zone (approximately 670k acres) on the Gold Beach and Powers Ranger Districts with a duty location of Gold Beach, Oregon. This position works directly for the Gold Beach District Ranger and is periodically assigned acting ranger duties and participates on the district leadership team for both Powers and Gold Beach Ranger Districts.  The position coordinates and collaborates extensively with the Forest Botanist to attain targets and for consultation on many aspects of the botanical management program.   

The incumbent is responsible for completing all work and targets associated with management of special status plants and fungi, invasive plant inventory and treatment, and acquiring native plant materials and writing revegetation plans for projects on the Powers and Gold Beach Ranger Districts. The incumbent serves as a botany, invasive plant, and native plant materials subject matter expert in the context of multiple-use federal land management by maintaining a working botanical knowledge to educate the public, peers, and subordinates, as well as to provide recommendations that enable Line Officers to make informed decisions.

The position supervises up to six seasonal employees, and permanent seasonal technicians. The incumbent establishes and communicates guidelines and performance requirements to employees; conducts formal performance reviews; and identifies developmental and training needs of employees as well as ensuring district safety protocols are followed by employees, partners, and volunteers.

This position maintains partnerships and existing agreements, and works to establish new partnerships and agreements to accomplish priority work. The incumbent attends meetings with established partnership groups to maintain relationships and provide Forest Service representation. 

This position serves as key interdisciplinary team member on large-scale landscape restoration projects. The incumbent provides reports or specialist input to fulfill NEPA requirements for analysis of Gold Beach and Powers Ranger Districts projects.

Physical Effort Required by the Position:  This position covers a physical area which includes 2 districts with offices three hours apart.  Work may include driving for up to three hours for field work, which can require walking over rough, uneven, or rocky terrain; stretching, or reaching; or recurring moving, lifting and carrying of moderately heavy (30-50lb) items.  While some of the work required of this position is office related, this position intermittently involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with field work and may require special safety precautions.

We are looking for individuals who:

Have strong interpersonal/communication skills

  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Are team players who enjoy working with others to accomplish a common goal
  • Are self-starters, enjoys a challenge and have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Have the ability to cope well with changing direction, multiple priorities, and a fast-paced work environment
  • Have the ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Have knowledge of the principles and practices of botany and plant ecology
  • Have experience identifying vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, and fungi

2 December, 2023: Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, Xerces Society

JOB TITLE:  Endangered Species Conservation Biologist

LOCATION:  Los Angeles, California strongly preferred; other locations near LA will be considered (This position is fully remote.  Candidates must have a suitable home office for fully-remote work, and secure internet access.

COMPENSATION: $31.51/ hr, approximately $65,541 annualized

JOB START DATE:  February 2024



All applications must be submitted via our application website at:

2 December, 2023:  Wildlife Biologist, Sawtooth NF, Minidoka Ranger District

The Sawtooth National Forest will be filling one Wildlife Biologist position at the GS-11 level with a duty station of Burley, Idaho. Please see the attached outreach for additional information about the position. You will need to select the appropriate duty station when applying.

This outreach is tied to the Regional open and continuous announcement link for fisheries and wildlife biologists- GS-0482/0486-11 & 12 target grade permanent fulltime positions in multiple locations.  

Open to the public; DEMO Announcement number: 23-R4OCR-482-486-11-12DP

Closing Date:   Applicants that wish to be considered must apply by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023.

2 December, 2023: Field Biologist, Santa Ana Watershed Association

The Santa Ana Watershed Association (Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan)  has an opening for a full time Field Biologist position.
Attached is the pdf of the announcement.

2 December, 2023:  Jemez RD Wildlife Biologist GS7/9

The Santa Fe NF is looking to fill a GS 7/9 wildlife biologist out of the Jemez Ranger District. We are considering both the perm or a detailer to start in mid-March (NTE 120 days). The District has various projects going on including: riparian and floodplain restoration using Beaver Dam Analogues, invasive plant treatment, and valuable partnerships including the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Survey work is primarily focused around Mexican spotted owl and Jemez mountain salamander.  

Anyone interested in applying for the detail or permanent positions, please direct your questions to, or send the outreach response and resume which includes professional references to Jeremy Golston ( Please specify if you are interested in the perm or a 120-detail.


Outreach form

2 December, 2023: Wildlife Biologist positions, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will soon be filling up to 5 wildlife biologist positions!

Please see the attached for duty stations and positions available. You will need to select the appropriate duty station when applying.

This outreach is tied to the Regional open and continuous announcement link for fisheries and wildlife biologists- GS-0482/0486-11 & 12 target grade permanent fulltime positions in multiple locations.  

Open to the public; DEMO Announcement number: 23-R4OCR-482-486-11-12DP

Closing Date:   Applicants that wish to be considered must apply by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023.

2 December, 2023:  Conservation Intern, San Francisco Zoo 

The Conservation Team at San Francisco Zoo is hiring an intern position to assist with head-starting local endangered species, including California Red-legged Frogs, Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frogs, Yosemite Toads, and Western Pond Turtles, for release into the National Parks and Forests of California. Paid opportunity to gain both zookeeping and hands-on conservation experience at an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Accredited facility.

For more information and to apply:,21500.html

27 November, 2023: Senior Terrestrial Biologist, PG&E, West Sacramento

Job Title:
Senior Terrestrial Biologist – ESC
Requisition ID # 153048
Job Category: Engineering / Science
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Shared Services
Work Type: Hybrid
Job Location: West Sacramento

Department Overview
The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)Environmental Management Gas and Electric Projects Team includes a staff of approximately 150 interdisciplinary environmental management professionals. Our team is dedicated to providing environmental leadership, project support and compliance services, and promoting environmental stewardship of PG&E’s properties and natural resources while ensuring the safe and reliable flow of gas and electrical service to PG&E customers.
Within the Transmission Projects Team, the Environmental Management Transmission Group includes a staff of approximately 70 environmental professionals who provide support to the work being performed by the Gas and Electric Transmission lines of business.
Transmission Biologists work closely with many aspects of utility work, including performing environmental assessments, environmental planning and permitting, construction monitoring, restoration, and emergency response. PG&E Biologists act as the Biological Project Manager for their assigned Projects. They perform and direct biological studies and surveys, oversee construction monitoring, and perform restoration on projects assigned. Biologists are a key component of our multi-disciplinary gas and electric teams to ensure project compliance with state and federal regulations pertaining to natural resources.

Position Summary
The PG&E Senior-level Terrestrial Biologist position is the next step up in the job progression for the Terrestrial Biologist from the Journey-level Terrestrial biologist and requires mastering of the PG&E Journey-level Terrestrial Biologist job duties. In this role, people and other resources are managed directly as a part of a project team. This position will typically manage large project and complex task-level work consistent with technical background, and will often lead aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects.
The Senior-level Terrestrial Biologist takes a lead role for project work assignments. The position requires an extensive knowledge of the biological issues associated with utility projects and requires the individual to leverage experience gained together with client relationships to help meet PG&E goals and objectives.
The Senior-level Terrestrial Biologist demonstrates excellent project management skills, a growing reputation as a subject matter expert and problem solver, extensive contract management skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and sound judgment to independently resolve complex problems with only general direction.
The position supports others on programmatic solutions outside of assigned projects, process improvements, regulatory relations, contracting strategies, and very large and/or complex projects. Assignments regularly provide an opportunity for creative or non-standard approaches. Work may be reviewed upon completion; solutions may provide an opportunity for future creative/non-standard approaches. Responsibilities may include privileged and confidential work.
This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and an assigned work location (headquarters) based on business need.
The assigned work location for this position will be in West Sacramento, CA. Travel is estimated to be about 25-30% of the time throughout PG&E’s service territory, depending on business need.
This is an Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.
PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity. Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.
A reasonable salary range is:
California Minimum: $117,060
California Maximum: $159,228

Job Responsibilities
Performs functions of the Journey level biologist, but for more complex, larger budget, and higher profile projects. Jobs duties will include but are not limited to:
1. Safety
• Performs all work in accordance with PG&E safety goals and practices:
• Completes all required safety training
• Promotes safety awareness
2. Project Planning and Workload Management
• For all applicable projects ensures that work scope, schedule and cost are accurately defined and approved by the business partner before work proceeds on the project.
• Provides timely input to project schedules identifying known or likely requirements for seasonal biological fieldwork and seasonal work constraints due to environmental issues
• Plans scope, schedules, and budgets for all surveys, monitoring and compliance work to meet regulatory requirements
• Ensures that project workload (including in-house and contract labor) is tracked and specific classification level targets are met.
• Ensure the proper coordination, staff utilization and satisfactory completion of all assigned work
3. Project Communication
• Ensure that consistent cost and schedule are provided to all team leads for each project supported
• Ensures that business partners are aware of potential cost over /under runs and that potential schedule delays are identified as early in the project planning and implementation process as possible
4. Relationship Management
• Represents the company in agency/stakeholder interactions and negotiations to best meet the goals and objectives of PG&E while maintaining compliance with all state and federal guidelines and laws
• Works closely with business partners and other specialists within the department to develop appropriate permitting/licensing and mitigation strategies
• Develops and/or reviews agency or public meeting presentations for projects you are assigned and ensure that the presentation is factually accurate and based on sound scientific principles
• When requested assists in communications and negotiations on sensitive environmental issues with stakeholders
5. Technical Project Management
• As a member of a multidisciplinary project team, develops scope, schedule, and budget as the technical lead for biological work assignments.
• Provides strategic permitting and licensing guidance to business partners, other technical staff in the department and contractors
• Develops project biological study plans and evaluates for cost effectiveness
• Manages and provides technical oversight to contractors
• Plans and manages implementation of studies and assessments associated with specific biological work scopes associated with licensing and permitting
• Manage studies in support of licenses, permits and compliance
• Provide guidance and oversight for the preparation/collection of needed data to support the development of licensing and permitting applications
• Provides technical expertise for responses to agency/NGO comments or requests for data
6. Technical Project Performance
• Conduct or direct technical work, as required to meet project goals, using the highest standards of scientific investigation and analysis.
• Design or collaborate with contract scientists in design of technical studies; identify/analyze project impacts; and develop/recommend protection, mitigation, and enhancement measures.
• Prepare or oversee preparation of technical reports and input for licensing and permitting documents.
• Work collaboratively with agencies and non-governmental organizations to resolve licensing and permitting issues.
• Review and comment on regulatory agency or third-party environmental documents as requested.
7. Technical Quality Assurance
• Ensures that all technical work (contractor or self-generated) meets the standards required by the regulatory agency guidelines, and as may apply utility standard practices, policies and guidelines concerning natural resources protection
• Provide technical quality assurance for contract work
• Supports a consistent adherence to technical and professional standards in the performance of all biological work
8. Cost/ Schedule Management
• Manages cost commitments within the project budget
• Ensures project budgets are estimated and submitted as required by business partners.
• Provides technical and contract administration oversight for all assigned work
• Ensures that all schedule and deliverable commitments are met on or before the planned due dates
9. Contractor
• Develops technical scope of work and submit requests for proposals
• Conduct proposal evaluations and selection of successful bidder, or may initiate a sole source award with written justification
• Supports company strategic sourcing and diversity supplier initiatives
• BS/BA degree in Natural Resources, Botany, Biology, Ecology, or related sciences with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems.
• 8-10 years relevant professional work experience.
• Must possess a valid California Driver’s License
• Documented experience performing biological surveys in the Sacramento and North Valley regions and/or Mohave desert region.

Apply Link:

27 November, 2023:  District Wildlife Biologist Detail/Temp Promotion & Permanent Outreach, Coronado National Forest, Hereford, AZ

  • Are you passionate about managing species and their habitats on USFS lands, and doing so in one of the most biological diverse regions in the entire USFS system (Sky Islands)?
  • Are you interested in working with multiple partners whose missions overlap with and often times support the USFS, leveraging passion and resources to accomplish amazing restoration work? 
  • Do you have a passion for wilderness areas and want to be a part of management Miller Peak Wilderness – in which the highest, southern most mountain peak in the entire United States is located? (Miller Peak, 9,466’ elevation.)
  • Do you want to contribute to and be a part of the management of public lands within the Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape, a landscape designated by the Department of Defense in 2015 wherein the goal of the landscape is to use collaborative, community-driven strategies to tackle issues such as water conservation, agricultural viability, wildlife habitat restoration, and military mission protection?
  • And finally, do you want to be one of only two Wildlife Biologists in the entire USFS system with the privilege to do all this along shared international border with Mexico?  (There are approximately 26 miles of shared international border with Mexico on the Sierra Vista RD – how unique is that?) 

The Sierra Vista Ranger District on the Coronado National Forest is looking for our next District Wildlife Biologist to do all this and more!


18 November, 2023:  CNDDB/CAU Assistant I Data Entry and Acquisition, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento, CA

Description: Working closely in a group setting with scientists and support staff in the CDFW’s California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) and Conservation Analysis Unit (CAU), the incumbent performs duties involving data acquisition, interpretation of data, compiling and formatting data for use data analysis, entry of observation data for high-priority rare plant and animal taxa, and integration of several single-species datasets into observation database.

Application deadline: November 29, 2023

Expected start date is January 15, 2024. For more details and information on how to apply, see the official job posting:

18 November, 2023: Senior Lead Wildlife Biologist, Travis AFB

Company: Colorado State University – Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Title: Senior Lead Wildlife Biologist – Travis AFB, CA

Location: Travis AFB, CA

Full job description:

Apply by date: 12/11/2023

Salary Range: $85,000 – $120,000

Position Summary:

CEMML is a research, education, and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit

A Senior Lead Wildlife Biologist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California. This position will serve as the team lead for CEMML’s support activities at Travis AFB and work directly with the Installation, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), and CEMML staff and subcontractors to complete required agreement tasks. The incumbent will interpret management policies of the Air Force as they pertain to the management of natural resources in general, and endangered species in particular. Incumbent will oversee CEMML staff at the installation, provide consultation and expert advice to management in the Environmental Office at Travis AFB, and work collaboratively with installation staff to recommend decisions and changes to operating practices that have a substantial impact on compliance with federal laws/regulations and which directly affect the installation’s ability to utilize its land for the military mission. Primary duties will include the performance of work requiring advanced biological knowledge and requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.

Travis AFB is a United States Air Force Base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command and is located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district of Fairfield, in Solano County, California, 50 miles northeast of San Francisco and 40 miles southwest of Sacramento. Travis AFB is situated on approximately 5,137 acres and is midway between the coastal zone and the interior valley of California. The primary ecological communities are northern claypan vernal pool and annual grassland, sometimes referred to as vernal pool grassland.

Required Qualifications:              

  • BA/BS in biology, environmental science, wildlife biology, natural resources management, or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of five years post degree work experience in the areas mentioned above (may include up to two years of graduate school experience).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience writing and reviewing survey memos and technical reports.
  • Experience with the flora and fauna of central/northern California or nearby areas.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and requirements regarding environmental protections (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, NEPA, Sikes Act, etc.).
  • Experience performing field data collection.
  • Experience working with/coordination with federal/state agencies.
  • Experience conducting wildlife surveys.
  • Experience with ArcGIS 10.6 or higher or ArcPro, including map composition, data analysis, and preparation of metadata files.
  • Ability to work outdoors in rough terrain and inclement weather.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. • A valid driver’s license must be maintained for continued employment.

Employee Benefits:

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

18 November, 2023: AmeriCorps position, Big Sky Watershed Corps, Montana


Who We Are

At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants; positively impacting our climate, environment, and communities; and building transferable job skills. The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) Program and its participants are passionate about the land and water and work hard to make sure it’s healthy and available for future generations. BSWC is designed to meet these goals by placing young professionals with partners (known as Host Sites) throughout Montana. Host Sites include federal/state agencies, Tribal Nations, Conservation Districts, nonprofits, and other community-based conservation organizations to create community-based initiatives to protect, preserve and restore local watersheds. At its core, Big Sky Watershed Corps is an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young professionals.

The program is an AmeriCorps program and offered through a partnership of Montana Conservation Corps, Montana Watershed Coordination Council, and Montana Association of Conservation Districts.

The BSWC – AmeriCorps Member Opportunity

The BSWC program is seeking passionate individuals who are looking to gain experience in the natural resources while making a measurable impact in communities throughout Montana. If you are interested in project design and implementation, community outreach and education, organization development, volunteer generation and management: we want to hear from you!

See a StoryMap about the impact of the BSWC program here:


  • Biweekly Living Stipend: $1,040 biweekly before taxes
  • AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,895 upon successful completion of the program.
  • Health Insurance: provided at no cost to you.
  • Public Lands Service Corps Hiring Preference: Members serving with federal land management agencies may be eligible to receive hiring preference for future federal job placement
  • Member Assistance Program: Free access to mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance, and life coaching.
  • Multiple program trainings in topics such as GIS, community outreach & education, surface water collection and monitoring, irrigation structures, mesic restoration, data management and grant writing/management.
  • Opportunities to network with and shadow experts in the natural resource profession.
  • Supportive coaching staff invested in your success.
  • Community and connection with other program participants.
  • Community Spaces: Access to two community spaces, Corps Members of Color and LGBTQIA2+ Corps Members, to build community, connection, and support during the season.


  • Location: Host site placement locations vary across Montana in town size, organization type and size, project work, and more.
  • Term Dates: 1/8/2024 – 11/15/2024


  • Assist host site staff in the development and implementation of watershed-related plans and reports.
  • Perform watershed-related field collections, monitoring, and restoration.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects; ensure participant safety on all projects.
  • Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint slides) to use in community presentations.
  • Conduct educational community outreach.
  • Coordinate with schools and/or youth groups to develop educational class and/or field projects.
  • Support with grant applications and reporting.
  • Complete and submit required program reports in a timely manner.


  • S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien.
  • College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in a natural resource related field.
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check, and ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, personal residence, and trainings.
  • Committed to completing full term length: 1/8/2024 – 11/15/2024.


  • Previous watershed-related experience, including fieldwork, data collection and analysis, or plan development.
  • Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.
  • Ability to work with and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
  • Open and adaptable to new environments, different perspectives and rural communities.

The BSWC program term dates are January 8th – November 15th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position interviews will begin the last week of August.

MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to


While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.

18 November, 2023: Senior Water Resources Specialist Environmental Planning and Permitting, Valley Water, San Jose, CA

Salary: $154,169.60 – $197,308.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 01713-E
Location: San Jose, CA
Department: Watersheds Stewardship and Planning
Closing: 12/4/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Valley Water is searching for top-tier candidates to fill this exciting opportunity. Internal candidates will get first consideration.
A 2.5% supervisory differential will apply.
Valley Water is seeking a Senior Water Resources Specialist to oversee project planning, environmental review, and natural resource permitting for dam safety capital projects. The Senior Water Resources Specialist for Environmental Planning and Permitting serves an integral leadership role, acting as a section leader of environmental planning staff, overseeing intra-agency and interagency coordination, and providing strategic support to multi-disciplinary teams working on high-visibility and high-risk projects. This is a unique opportunity for an environmental professional to support project development for some of Valley Water’s most complex and challenging projects.
Much of this position involves project oversight with the goal of minimizing environmental impacts, while still attaining the project goals. The next Senior Water Resources Specialist possesses the interpersonal and communication skills to successfully develop and advance planning and natural resource initiatives with a wide array of Valley Water’s partners and project stakeholders. They will be a technical expert relied upon to collaborate effectively with other cities, counties, and state and federal agencies such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and others. The Senior Water Resources Specialist will guide and mentor their team. They will also manage competing demands, adhere to regulatory requirements, and ensure coordination and consistency between major dam safety projects.
Our ideal candidate will be a water resources professional with broad environmental expertise, a highly skilled collaborator, a strategic thinker, and a unifying team leader. They will be an environmental project manager who can make independent judgements and overcome unique challenges and opportunities that come with complex water infrastructure work. Perhaps most importantly, they understand the importance of resilience and adaptability throughout the full scope of a project and lead with a positive attitude.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned team of professional environmental planners.
• Lead Anderson Dam hydropower facility FERC surrender petition proceedings.
• Manage environmental compliance of FERC conditions.
• Provide strategic guidance, quality assurance, and quality control within areas of expertise.
• Support environmental review and natural resource agency permitting efforts, as needed.
• Assist in the development of project environmental elements.
• Develop detailed task and milestone schedules, monitor progress, and maintain close contact during development of work products.
• Serve as the liaison with federal, state, and local agencies, tribes, and community groups for Valley Water dam safety capital projects.
• Coordinate the regulatory permitting activities and processes for dam safety capital projects.
• Assist in consultant management to promote high quality contract work products.
• Assist management of the unit including work assignment management, budgeting, development planning, and associated administrative tasks.
Ideal Candidate’s Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.
Ideal Experience:
• Six years or more of increasingly responsible professional level experience with environmental review and natural resource agency permitting related to water resources.
• Six years or more of experience leading or working with multi-disciplinary teams in the planning, design, and construction of complex water infrastructure/stewardship projects.
• At least two years of experience supervising employees is ideal but not required.
• Experience working with FERC is ideal but not required.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
• Strong teambuilding and leadership skills
• Ability to lead and guide interdisciplinary project teams and assigned staff in the execution of projects and programs.
• Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner.
• Ability to effectively represent Valley Water with the public, regulatory staff, tribal representatives, and community leaders.
• Ability to interpret and apply federal and state resource agency regulations pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act, Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, and National Historic Preservation Act, among others.
• Negotiating skills including the ability to build rapport, influence, and reach consensus with internal and external stakeholders.
• Willingness to research topics within and outside immediate expertise, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations based on the best available information.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
• Action oriented with ability to organize multiple competing tasks for the team, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Ideal Knowledge:
• Expert, in-depth technical knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures related to environmental review and natural resource agency permitting.
• Thorough knowledge of federal and state environmental policy.
• Thorough knowledge of regulatory permit compliance and best practices, particularly for highly complex water resources projects.
• Principles and practices of project management and contract administration.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
• Field principles and practices of natural sciences, especially related to air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, habitat conservation planning, greenhouse gas emissions, historic resources, and hydrology/water quality.
• Recent and on-going water resource management related developments, including information technology, literature, and sources of information related to environmental factors.
Ideal Training and Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in environmental planning, environmental studies, natural sciences, natural resources and environmental management, physical sciences, earth sciences, environmental policy, environmental law, civil or other field of engineering, or a related field.
Required License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Individuals who do not meet the driver’s license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Environmental Planning Unit (Position Code 1045)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.
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.
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15 November, 2023:  Wildlife Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, San Joaquin Valley

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15 November, 2023:  Senior Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, Sacramento

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15 November, 2023: Biologist, Janelle Nolan & Associates

Janelle Nolan & Associates Environmental Consulting (JNA Consulting) is a certified small business located in Diamond Springs, California.  Our professionals provide services in hydroelectric licensing, relicensing, and license compliance; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Federal and California Endangered Species Act (ESA and CESA); Clean Water Act (CWA); strategic regulatory guidance; and biological resource survey, planning, and management.  We apply our skills and experience to work closely with our clients and develop strategic approaches, weigh pros and cons, and provide recommendations that effectively address the requirements of applicable laws and regulations and meet the needs of our clients.

JNA Consulting is seeking a mid-level biologist to provide support on a variety of projects located mainly in the Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills of California. 

Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:
• Lead and implement technical field studies including developing survey schedules, ensuring the efficient and accurate collection of data, and drafting survey reports;
• Implement special-status botanical and/or wildlife surveys, both reconnaissance and protocol-level;
• Assist in preparing environmental documents including permit applications for projects requiring coverage under Sections 404 and 401 of the CWA and Section 1600 of the California Fish and Game Code;
• Prepare biological resources sections of CEQA/NEPA documents;
• Prepare Biological Assessments and/or Biological Evaluations assessing project impacts on species listed under the ESA and/or included on Forest Service sensitive lists; and
• Create environmental training materials and conduct construction monitoring.

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in botany, wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science, or other relevant subject;
• At least 3 years of relevant professional experience;
• Strong data collection, critical thinking, and technical writing skills;
• Working knowledge of environmental mapping and database applications;
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
• Proficiency in GIS field data collection/mapping and solid backcountry navigational skills;
• Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged high-elevation forest conditions on foot, and be comfortable backcountry camping; and
• Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Preferred qualifications (not required):
• Experience with Sierra Nevada flora and fauna;
• Previous experience leading field surveys;
• Wildlife survey experience including the following species: California red-legged frog, foothill and Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad, northern goshawk, California spotted owl, great gray owl, bald eagle, willow flycatcher, fisher, marten;
• 4WD experience;
• Section 10(a)(1)(a) or other special-status species research or collection permits a plus.

Training, travel expense reimbursement, and survey-specific equipment will be provided. Salary will be determined commensurate with experience, but would be in the range of $45,000 – $80,000. JNA Consulting offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation package dependent upon level of education and technical capabilities.  JNA Consulting provides merit bonuses, generous paid time off and paid holidays, medical insurance, and a retirement program.  The retirement program is a 401k plan with company contributions and employee match.  

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Robyn Smith at by December 31, 2023.  


8 November, 2023: Applying to the Forest Service: Application Tips and Webinars

About the Pacific Southwest Region

The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service manages 20 million acres of National Forest land in California and assists the State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Eighteen national forests are located in this region, in the North Coast, Cascade, and Sierra Nevada ranges and from Big Sur to the Mexican border in the south Coast range. Watch a video to find out more about who we are and the work we do.  For information about the National Forests supported by the Pacific Southwest Regional Office, please visit the individual Forest websites: Region 5 – Forest & Grassland Offices ( 

Learn more:

Subscribe to our Job Seeker Database – To receive information about upcoming hiring event(s) and webinar(s)  Region 5 Job Seeker Database Sign-Up Form (

 Help is Available:

For questions about career opportunities and applications, call 1-877-372-7248 (select option 2 and follow prompts). We’re open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time and closed on all Federal holidays.

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30 October, 2023: Wildlife and Plant Ecologist – Project Manager Positions, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

We are looking for hard-working, motivated, intelligent, and good-natured project managers to join our team.  We have two full-time positions available immediately.  The positions will remain open until filled.

Essential Functions

  • Manage small and large projects for clients in the energy, development, transportation, water, and natural resource management sectors.
  • Prepare and maintain project scopes, budgets, and timelines.
  • Prepare or review opportunity-specific resumes, statements of qualifications, scopes of work, and cost estimates for proposals.
  • Prepare and distribute client, agency, and internal correspondence.
  • Consult with clients and agencies on permitting and environmental compliance strategies.
  • Attend or lead project meetings.
  • Take initiative, resolve issues, and identify improved procedures to meet client and team needs.
  • Coordinate activities and work products with other team members.
  • Mentor early-career team members in species identification, life history requirements, desktop review procedures, field methods, data collection, data analysis, regulatory requirements, reporting, and company procedures.
  • Help develop and maintain a positive and vibrant company culture.
  • Contribute technical expertise to project teams.
  • Contribute to the technical accuracy and adequacy of data collection and analysis methods as well as reports and other work products.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits and agreements (e.g., Clean Water Act Section 404, Fish and Game Code Section 1602).
  • Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive 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 training 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.
  • Conduct literature reviews.


  • 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.
  • ≥ 5 years of ecological consulting or other relevant experience; experience managing projects preferred.
  • 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 travel to and from project sites throughout California and beyond, including those requiring overnight stays of up to a 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.
  • Must reside in the greater Fresno / Clovis region.
  • Must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

About Colibri

Colibri ( 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 employees with competitive salaries, health and dental insurance coverage, 401(k) contributions and profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and professional learning opportunities.

Salary Range

$100,000 – $153,000 / year

How to Apply 

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to:


30 October, 2023: Wildlife Biologist, US Forest Service 

This is an open and continuous announcement. See Additional Information section for more information. Applications will expire every 90 days. To remain active for consideration, applicants must resubmit their application. Positions may be filled at one or more of the duty locations included in this announcement.

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30 October, 2023: Restoration Science Ecologist / Project Manager, River Partners, San Joaquin Valley

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30 October, 2023: Associate Restoration Scientist, River Partners, San Joaquin Valley

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30 October, 2023: Associate Restoration Scientist, River Partners, Southern California

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30 October, 2023: Restoration Project Coordinator, River Partners, Chico, Sacramento, Modesto, or San Diego

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24 October, 2023: Senior Biologist / Project Manager, Surf to Snow Environmental Resource Management, Bay Area

Employer: Surf to Snow Environmental Resource Management

Location: Flexible within the Bay Area

Title: Senior Biologist/Project Manager – Wetland Emphasis

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We are looking for a motivated Senior Biologist/Project Manager with a strong wetland and/or botanical background to join our growing team! This is a full-time, salaried position. Location flexible within the Bay Area.

In this role, you’ll manage and coordinate projects, lead and conduct biological & botanical fieldwork/surveys, oversee deliverables and provide QA/QC, oversee permit assessments, and prepare reports to support project needs. You will provide senior guidance on botanical surveys, wetland delineations, impact analysis, and permitting strategy.

To be successful in this role, you are confident, able to provide senior guidance and solve complex issues, an excellent communicator with proven success in negotiating and collaborating with multiple stakeholders, a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision/guidance, have a growth mindset and are enthusiastic about environmental protection and working in a collaborative and positive environment.

The selected candidate will have a strong wetlands background, preferably with a Professional Wetland Scientist certification, or equivalent experience/certification. In addition, they will work with the leadership team to assist with staff trainings and mentorship and may also support special projects/initiatives, depending on company need.

Work will be both in the field and in-office. Regular travel, including overnight travel, will be required.


  • Lead and perform delineations of wetlands and waters to determine the limits of federal and state jurisdiction; maintain current knowledge of wetlands and waters regulations and agency requirements. Use technical expertise to assess wetlands and waters, including complex situations, and provide strategies and recommendations to avoid and minimize impacts.
  • Prepare and provide senior review of wetland delineation reports to support permitting packages. This includes providing feedback and coaching to staff to provide high quality deliverables. Prepare and provide senior review of other biology team deliverables, including but not limited to daily monitoring reports, preconstruction survey reports, site walk reports, biological constraints reports, ESA biological assessments, restoration, mitigation, and monitoring plans and reports.
  • Conduct & lead technical field work such as wetland assessments, special status wildlife and botanical surveys, and vegetation mapping.
  • Perform environmental compliance monitoring for construction projects.
  • Assist with the interpretation of current local, state, and federal regulations.
  • As Project Manager, coordinate with project field teams to schedule and execute biological fieldwork in accordance with S2S’s standards and project requirements.
  • Ensure work is performed within the assigned constraints (i.e., budget and schedule) at the project and program levels.
  • Assist Biology Program leadership in the preparation of project proposals as assigned.
  • Assist the Biology Director, Supervisor, and/or the Program Manager with special projects/initiatives that will improve systems & functions within the department and increase team efficiency.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS or equivalent years’ experience in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or related field
  • 7-10+ years of relevant industry or resource agency experience
  • Possesses a wetland certification or specialized training in wetland delineations. At least 5 years of experience conducting delineations of wetlands and waters and preparing delineation reports to support permitting packages. Experience in Arid West Region and Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region
  • At least 5 years relevant experience managing complex projects and authoring technical reports listed above
  • Extensive knowledge of California’s biological resources with a strength in botany and wetland ecology
  • Experience managing communications and deliverables required for obtaining Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements (LSAA) (Fish and Game Code Section 1602), Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certifications, and Clean Water Act Section 404 Permits
  • Strong understanding of Federal ESA, California ESA, CEQA, and NEPA and experience preparing and implementing permitting requirements
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as confidence in dealing with clients, regulators, and team members
  • Self-starter, solution oriented, and a collaborative team member who can provide senior guidance
  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office applications
  • Track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, management, and client.
  • Willingness and ability to travel when needed and to work fluctuating and/or long hours as necessary
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or related field
  • Certified Professional Wetland Scientist (or conducted at least 30 wetland delineations)
  • Experience working at other environmental consulting firms and with utilities and federal clients
  • Experience conducting and designing surveys for listed species and their habitats, reviewing large/complex projects for potential impacts to sensitive species
  • Demonstrates continuous improvement mindset through workshops, educational units, or classes
  • Member of organizations or boards within the environmental sector
  • Current/previous USFWS 10(a)(1)(A) or CDFW MOU permit holder (or worked under another permit as an Authorized Individual) is a plus and CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit holder is a plus.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
  • Experience with Wildnote is a plus


Surf To Snow Environmental Resource Management (S2S) is a full-service environmental consulting firm that supports Clients and other strategic partners in all major lines of business, general construction, including electric transmission, gas transmission, power generation, distribution/facilities support, environmental permitting, and site restoration projects. Founded in 2008, we are a California-based disabled veteran-owned business. With a strong technical background and the ability to be flexible and responsive to our clients’ needs, S2S is uniquely qualified to provide a multitude of environmental services to our clients while helping to meet diverse regulatory requirements. S2S provides planning, permitting, project management, compliance monitoring, stormwater, and site restoration services that result in the successful, timely, on-budget completion of a project while meeting regulatory requirements and preserving the surrounding ecosystem.

Benefits include:

  • Great dental, heath, and vision insurance
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 11 paid company holidays per year
  • 401K contribution matching
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program


22 October, 2023: Senior geomorphologist, WRA Inc.

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25 September, 2023:Development Manager, Bitter Root Land Trust, Hamilton, Montana

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25 September, 2023:Senior Conservation Project Manager, Bitter Root Land Trust, Hamilton, Montana

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25 September, 2023: Funded PhD student research and teaching opportunity

Funded PhD student research and teaching opportunity focused on equity, inclusion and access within environmental education and the environmental workforce.

We seek an enthusiastic prospective student interested in pursuing a graduate degree in partnership with a multi-campus effort focused on understanding factors that influence environmental education and career aspirations among members of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community.  This assistantship is available through the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment at the University of Connecticut.  Start date is May 2024.

This research will be part of a larger collaborative project with SUNY Plattsburgh and University of Vermont.  Project team leadership includes Drs. Anita Morzillo (UConn), Laura Cisneros (UConn), Kimberly Coleman (SUNY Plattsburgh), and Leon Walls (UVM), in partnership with the Connecticut and Lake Champlain Sea Grants, UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA;, Upward Bound, and Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program.

Research for this assistantship will involve understanding factors that motivate or discourage members of the BIPOC community to pursue or not pursue environmental degree programs and careers, and pivotal events, experiences, or other factors that have influenced career choices of BIPOC members of the environmental workforce.  Part of the assistantship funding will be provided by the NRCA Conservation Ambassador Program (; the selected student will assist Dr. Cisneros in leading this teen environmental education program, which includes a summer environmental science field experience and community environmental action project with high school students, their undergraduate student mentors, and adult community partners.  Although the dissertation is expected to focus mainly on these topics, there is some flexibility for part of the dissertation to expand into a complementary focus, based on specific student interest.  Opportunity to serve as an instructor-of-record or teaching assistant is a possibility, but not guaranteed.

Preferred qualifications include: 1) a background or prior experience in natural resources, environmental science, and interest in environmental science-based education and student mentoring; 2) interest in focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice; 3) at least some familiarity with social science methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, or both); and 4) ability to work both independently and as part of a research team.  The student will be expected to present research results at professional conferences, publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific outlets, and pursue extramural funding to supplement their assistantship, as appropriate.  Candidates must have completed a Master’s degree; please indicate on your cover letter if it was thesis-based or not.  Although not required for the position, we appreciate knowing if applicants have proficiency in the Spanish language.

Interested students are asked to send the following materials directly to me (Anita Morzillo; as a single .pdf document: 1) a cover letter describing their professional background, relevant research experience and interests, career goals, and reasons for seeking a Doctoral degree, 2) names and contact information for three references, 3) a current curriculum vitae, and 4) copies of transcripts, and 5) GRE scores (if available).

Unofficial copies of transcripts are sufficient for initial contact. GRE scores are not required for program admission, but helpful for overall application evaluation.  Potential students must have received a GPA equivalent to a 3.0/4.0 in the last 90 term (or 60 semester) hours of their prior degree programs.  Do not submit materials to the NRE department or UConn Graduate School at this time.

Application review will begin 15 October 2023, and continue until a candidate is selected.  Members of the BIPOC community are encouraged to apply.

Further information about the UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment may be found at


25 September, 2023: Montana Conservation Corps, Big Sky Watershed Corps

Big Sky Watershed Corps, focuses on natural resource and community initiatives and provides young adults a chance to gain hands-on experience while making a measurable difference in communities.  It’s a 10.5-month AmeriCorps experience that runs January to November.  Benefits include, but are not limited to, a biweekly living allowance, an education award, health insurance, and relevant professional training.

We provide a variety of experiences throughout Montana to best fit our partners and our participants. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and find an experience that fits them and their goals!

Link to the full position announcement, and here is a StoryMap describing our program.

15 September, 2023: Field research assistant position, northern CA

Field assistant to help monitor early-season milkweed-monarch interactions in northern California.

This job requires availability between March and May 2024, and preferably between January and June 2024.

The position is posted here: