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

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

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


18 January, 2022: Wildlife Ecologist (Full-Time), H.T. Harvey & Associates, Fresno, CA

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

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

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

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

What you’ll do

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

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?   

The senior leadership of the Fresno office has been researching and working in the Central Valley for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, their science, and their long term careers, and are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology.  

If that sounds like you and you meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological interests and skills during the application process!

Required experience

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

Desired qualifications   

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

This position requires the future employee to:  

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

How to apply

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

Interested candidates should respond by submitting requested materials through this link.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

H.T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with five offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are landscape architecture, restoration ecology, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and ecological research. We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields and provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as medical, dental, and life insurance and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program. 

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

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

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


11 January, 2022: Wildlife Ecologist/Mammologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, SF Bay Area

Wildlife Ecologist/Mammologist (Full-Time)  

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

What you’ll do

Our wildlife ecology team is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence. As an ecologist in our wildlife group, you will be responsible for conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status wildlife species (especially mammals); completing habitat assessments; working on CEQA/NEPA projects; and drafting written reports. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

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

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

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

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our wildlife team leaders have been performing research and working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, science, and long-term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology. At H. T. Harvey & Associates we prioritize the quality of our work, the safety of our staff, and the goals and professional development of each team member. 

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

Required Skills and Experience  

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

This position requires the future employee to: 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work nights, occasional weekends, and early morning hours when needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Occasionally work in inclement weather when needed
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal. 

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

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

Since 1970, the highly trained ecologists and professionals at H. T. Harvey & Associates have delivered exceptional consulting services to public agencies, private entities, and nonprofit organizations. The expertise of our staff encompasses a wide range of biological and design disciplines required to perform high-quality work on ecological projects. Our senior scientists average 25 years of experience in their respective disciplines, many recognized leaders in their fields. Collectively, we have published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific research papers on a wide variety of subjects. 

We apply our expertise in wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, plant ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and landscape architecture in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our client’s complex natural resource challenges. We hire applicants who strive to be the best in their fields, and we provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as excellent medical, dental, and life insurance coverage and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program. 

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

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

 https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951fccb2d6c4ab1&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=432960&source=CC2&lang=en_US


11 January, 2022:  Wildlife Biologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, San Luis Obispo County  

Wildlife Biologist (on-call)

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a wildlife biologist for a project in eastern San Luis Obispo County, California. The on-call position will be from January 2022 to December 2022.

What you’ll do

This is an on-call position in support of compliance with environmental requirements during the operation of a solar energy project. You will be part of our Central Valley team and conduct field studies, including listed species (San Joaquin kit fox, giant kangaroo rat, and San Joaquin antelope) surveys, nesting bird surveys, and construction monitoring. Work will include data collection and contributing to client reports. The successful candidate will work with experienced senior ecologists as part of a collaborative project team.

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our regional team leaders have been researching and working in the Central Valley for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge and learning from others.  

If this sounds like you and you meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological experience during the application process!

Required experience and skillset

  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of desert fauna
  • Previous experience with San Joaquin kit fox, giant kangaroo rat, and San Joaquin antelope squirrel, including trapping and burrow excavation
  • Bird identification skills
  • Experience with field data entry on mobile devices
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and precise writing skills
  • A collaborative approach to work and communication

Desired qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Previous experience working as an authorized Designated Biologist for San Joaquin kit fox, giant kangaroo rat, and San Joaquin antelope squirrel
  • Prior experience working on a construction site

This position requires the future employee to: 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Flexibility to work up to 5 days/week in the project area (on-call position)
  • Work early morning hours, and occasional nights and weekends, as needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Occasionally dig with a shovel
  • Perform job duties in inclement weather
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a resume, academic transcripts, and a cover letter. In your cover letter please share some observations about your favorite species. Submit your application through our job portal here: https://bit.ly/3sGMu7D

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an ecological consulting firm with four offices in California and one in Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are plant ecology, wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, landscape architecture, and fish and aquatic ecology. We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields and provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Potential for travel reimbursement up to 75 miles/each way from place of residence to project site.

This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary of cultivating excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748b13a41daa951fccb2d6c4ab1&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=420905&source=CC2&lang=en_US  


11 January, 2022: Senior Wildlife Ecologist , H.T. Harvey & Associates, SF Bay Area

Senior Wildlife Ecologist (Full-Time)  

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

What you’ll do

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

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

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

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

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our wildlife team leaders have been performing research and working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, science, and long-term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology. At H. T. Harvey & Associates we prioritize the quality of our work, employee health and safety, and the goals and professional development of each team member. 

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

Required Skills and Experience  

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

This position requires the future employee to: 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Occasionally work nights, weekends, and early morning hours when needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Occasionally work in inclement weather when needed
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal. 

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

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

Since 1970, the highly trained ecologists and professionals at H. T. Harvey & Associates have delivered exceptional consulting services to public agencies, private entities, and nonprofit organizations. The expertise of our staff encompasses a wide range of biological and design disciplines required to perform high-quality work on ecological projects. Our senior scientists average 25 years of experience in their respective disciplines, many recognized leaders in their fields. Collectively, we have published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific research papers on a wide variety of subjects.  We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields, and we provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as medical, dental, and life insurance coverage and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program. 

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

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

 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951fccb2d6c4ab1&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=432962&source=CC2&lang=en_US


11 January, 2022: Wildlife Field Biologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, SF Bay Area  

 Wildlife Field Biologist (Seasonal, Full-Time or Part-Time)  

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a seasonal field biologist for a part-time or full-time position conducting nesting bird surveys starting in February 2021. The position is based in our San Francisco Bay Area office (Los Gatos, Santa Clara County).

What you’ll do

Our wildlife ecology team is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence. As a field biologist, you will conduct nesting bird surveys to support compliance with project-specific requirements to protect active nests of migratory birds. This work includes conducting surveys, managing data and field notes, coordinating with on-site personnel to protect active nests, and monitoring active nests during work activities. In addition, you will have opportunities to participate in roosting bat surveys, woodrat surveys and relocations, surveys for special-status amphibians (e.g., California red-legged frogs and California tiger salamanders), and surveys/monitoring for other wildlife species. 

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our wildlife team leaders have been performing research and working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, science, and long-term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology. At H. T. Harvey & Associates we prioritize the quality of our work, the safety of our staff, and the goals and professional development of each team member. 

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

Required Skills and Experience  

  • Solid field experience
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys and/or point counts
  • A curiosity about the natural world that includes ongoing personal development in local wildlife ecology and your area of expertise
  • Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

This position requires the future employee to: 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work early morning hours regularly, and periodically work weekends when needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Occasionally work in inclement weather when needed
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal. 

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

Since 1970, the highly trained ecologists and professionals at H. T. Harvey & Associates have delivered exceptional consulting services to public agencies, private entities, and nonprofit organizations. The expertise of our staff encompasses a wide range of biological and design disciplines required to perform high-quality work on ecological projects. Our senior scientists average 25 years of experience in their respective disciplines, many recognized leaders in their fields. Collectively, we have published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific research papers on a wide variety of subjects. 

We apply our expertise in wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, plant ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and landscape architecture in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our client’s complex natural resource challenges. We hire applicants who strive to be the best in their fields, and we provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as excellent medical, dental, and life insurance coverage and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program. 

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

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

Applicant portal link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951-fccb2d6c4ab1&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=432961&source=CC2&lang=en_US


11 January, 2022: Avian Predator Monitoring and Management Technician, San Luis Obispo, Wildlife Innovations

Job Description: Wildlife Innovations is seeking highly skilled and motivated applicants for multiple full-time Technicians, to assist with surveillance and management of avian predators for the protection of California Least Terns and Western Snowy Plovers within the San Luis Obispo area. These positions are for a duration of approximately 5–6 months beginning in mid-March; however, promotion to permanent status may be possible, pending funding availability and employee performance.

The actual dates of employment will be identified when a candidate is selected.

This project will focus on monitoring of avian predators, including but not limited to raptors and owls, to inform management efforts for the protection of federally listed avian species. Technicians will conduct visual and digital predator surveillance (daytime and nighttime) for tern and plover nesting areas and surrounding habitat to determine predator diversity, abundance, and behavior and collect and maintain detailed digital data logs of observations. They will also conduct post-predation site investigations and use evidence collected to identify species of predators responsible for depredations and inform management efforts. A variety of techniques may be employed to minimize predation on listed species during the breeding season, including hazing, other forms of  deterrence, or trapping and translocation.

Duties to be performed by the technician will include:

1) avian predator surveys by sight, sign, and remote sensing equipment; 2) nest searching and mapping; 3) investigating predation sites; 4) detailed electronic data collection and entry; 5) assisting in raptor trapping, banding, and translocation efforts; 6) coordination with all tern and plover field staff and Wildlife Innovations biologists; 7) maintenance of equipment; and 8) other tasks as assigned.

This position will require weekend, nighttime, and holiday work. Housing will be the responsibility of the applicant. A company vehicle may be provided, but preference will go to applicants who possess a personal 4WD vehicle and are willing to use it for project-related work.

Qualifications: B.S. degree or higher in Wildlife Science (or a closely related field) and at least two years conducting raptor, owl, or similar avian surveys. Applicants should be physically fit, enthusiastic towards learning new skills and techniques, organized, proactive, comfortable working alone or within a small team, and have strong communication skills and the ability to diligently conduct surveys and accurately record detailed observational data in the field. Applicants MUST HAVE STRONG AVIAN PREDATOR IDENTIFICATION SKILLS (by species, sex, and age) and previous experience NEST SEARCHING and SURVEYING for raptors and owls. Applicants MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE OPERATION OF 4×4 VEHICLES. DO NOT APPLY for this position without a demonstrated strong background and understanding of the desired experience, as you WILL NOT be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated background in trapping, handling, and banding raptors, owls, or similar species (using a variety of trapping techniques), entering data using computer programs (i.e. MS Office Suite and ESRI’s Collector or Field Maps Application), and the operation of 4×4 vehicles in SANDY terrain. Preference will also be given to those with experience in project management and have a background in raptor, corvid, and other avian predator management. Additional preference will be given to applicants who own and are willing to use their personal 4WD vehicles for project-related work.

The ability to adapt to a variable work schedule is very important. This position will require some long days in the field and a flexible schedule, so a positive attitude, patience, and strong safety consciousness are essential.

Employment is conditional upon insurability with Wildlife Innovations. Applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their identity and driving records and be required to obtain a California Driver’s License in order to operate company vehicles. In addition, successful applicants will be required to pass a background check, as some project work may be conducted on military installations.

Due to location of project work sites and required licenses, applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Hours and Compensation: Work schedule will be approximately 160 hours per month for 5-6 months; however, hours and days worked will be dictated by predator behavior, and therefore will sometimes require long days and weekend, night work, and/or work on holidays. Compensation is based on an hourly rate of $18–24 DOE. Additionally, a mileage reimbursement, for miles driven within the project site, will be given to employees that use their personal 4WD for project-related work. Employees will also be eligible to sign up for a company health plan. Housing will be the responsibility of the technician.

Closing Date: This position will remain open until qualified applicants are identified.

Application Procedure: Submit a single PDF or MS Word document containing a cover letter, your current resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (make sure that your application package clearly demonstrates your experience regarding the minimum qualifications described within this announcement). Phone inquiries are not accepted, so please email with any questions. Email documents, with subject line Avian Predator Technician_San Luis Obispo, to:

Human Resources

Email: admin@wildlifeinnovations.net


11 January, 2022: Predator Surveillance Technician, San Diego, Wildlife Innovations

Job Description: Wildlife Innovations is seeking highly skilled and motivated applicants for multiple full-time predator surveillance technicians to assist with predator control programs for the protection of the California Least Tern, Western Snowy Plover, and Light-footed Ridgway’s Rail, in San Diego County (Oceanside to San Diego). These positions are for a duration of approximately 5-6 months, beginning in March; however, promotion to permanent status may be possible, pending funding availability and employee performance.

The actual dates of employment will be identified when a candidate is selected.

Project work will focus on the surveillance and management of mammalian and avian predators of terns, plovers, and rails. Technicians will conduct visual and digital predator surveillance of nesting areas and surrounding habitat, post-predation site investigations, and digital collection of observational data. Evidence collected during predation investigations will be used to identify species of predators responsible and inform management efforts. Additionally, technicians will assist biologists with control of predators that are determined to present a high predatory threat to terns, plovers, and/or rails.

The duties to be performed within these positions will include, but may not be limited to:

1) mammalian and avian predator surveys by sight, sign, and remote sensing equipment; 2) digital collection and maintenance of predator surveillance data; 3) investigation of predation sites; 4) construction and maintenance of predator traps; 5) trail camera placement and maintenance; 6) review of camera footage to identify predator diversity, abundance, and behavior; 7) assisting biologists with active predator control efforts; and 8) other tasks as assigned.

This position may require some weekend and night work. Housing will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Qualifications: B. S. degree or higher in Wildlife Science (or a closely related field) is required. Applicants should be physically fit (able to hike one to two miles per day and lift up to 50 lbs), enthusiastic in learning new skills and techniques, organized, proactive, comfortable working alone or within a small team, and have the ability to diligently conduct surveys, and accurately record detailed field observational data. Applicants MUST HAVE a strong background in conducting wildlife surveys, mammalian and avian predator identification, collection of detailed data, and extensive experience in the operation of 4WD vehicles. Applicants without a demonstrated experience in these skills will not be considered for these positions. The ability to adapt to a variable work schedule is very important. This position may require long days in the field and a flexible schedule, so a positive attitude, patience, and strong safety consciousness are essential.

Preference will be given to those who have a strong demonstrated background in operating in sensitive species habitat, trapping, hunting, and/or the safe use of firearms. Preference will also be given to those with experience in project management and have a background in raptor, corvid, and other avian predator management. Additional preference will be given to those with a background in animal tracking, predation investigation, and technical report writing. Also, preference will be given to applicants who own and are willing to use their personal 4WD vehicles for project-related work.

Employment is conditional upon insurability with Wildlife Innovations. Applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their identity and driving records and will be required to obtain a California Driver’s License in order to operate company vehicles. In addition, successful applicants may be required to pass a background check, as technicians may be required to conduct some project work on military installations.

Due to the location of project work sites and required licenses, applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Hours and Compensation: Work schedule will be approximately 160 hours per month; however, hours and days worked will be dictated by predator behavior, and therefore may sometimes require long days, weekend, night, and work on holidays. Compensation will be based on an hourly rate of $18–22 DOE. Additionally, a mileage reimbursement for miles driven onsite, will be given to those who use their personal 4WD for project-related work. Employees will also have the option of enrolling in a company health care plan.  

Closing Date: This position will remain open until qualified applicants are identified. 

Application Procedure: Submit a single PDF or MS Word document containing a cover letter, your current resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (make sure your application packet clearly demonstrates your experience regarding the minimum qualifications required for the position). Phone inquiries are not accepted, so please email with any questions. Email documents, with subject line Predator Surveillance Technician_San Diego to:

Human Resources

Email: admin@wildlifeinnovations.net


11 January, 2022: Predator Biologist, San Diego, Wildlife Innovations

Job Description: Wildlife Innovations is seeking highly skilled and motivated applicants for a full-time predator biologist to assist in predator control programs for the protection of the California Least Tern, Western Snowy Plover, and Light-footed Ridgway’s Rail, in San Diego County (Oceanside to San Diego). This position is for a duration of approximately 5-6 months, beginning in March; however, promotion to permanent status may be possible, pending funding availability and employee performance.

The actual dates of employment will be identified when a candidate is selected.

Project work will focus on the surveillance and control of mammalian and avian predators of terns, plovers, and rails. Biologists will conduct visual and digital predator surveillance of nesting areas and surrounding habitat, post-predation site investigations, and digital collection of observational data. Evidence collected during predation investigations will be used to identify species of predators responsible and inform management efforts. Additionally, biologists will conduct management of predators that are determined to present a high threat to terns, plovers, and/or rails. Biologists will also be responsible for the supervision of field technicians, proofing and maintaining databases, and preparation of detailed weekly/monthly/annual technical reports.

The duties to be performed within the position will include, but may not be limited to:

1) management of avian and mammalian predators; 2) mammalian and avian predator surveys by sight, sign, and remote sensing equipment; 3) digital collection, proofing, and maintenance of predator surveillance data; 4) investigation of predation sites; 5) construction and maintenance of predator traps; 6) trail camera placement and maintenance; 7) preparation of detailed weekly/monthly/annual technical reports; 8) supervision of field technicians; and 9) other tasks as assigned.

This position may require some weekend and night work. Housing will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Qualifications: B. S. degree or higher in Wildlife Science (or a closely related field) is required. Applicants should be physically fit (able to hike one to two miles per day and lift up to 50 lbs), enthusiastic in learning new skills and techniques, organized, proactive, comfortable working alone or within a small team, and have the ability to diligently conduct predator management, surveys, and accurately record detailed field observational data. Applicants MUST HAVE a strong background in conducting trapping and/or hunting, wildlife surveys, mammalian and avian predator identification, collection of detailed data, preparation of technical reports, project management, and extensive experience in the operation of 4WD vehicles. Applicants without a demonstrated experience in these skills will not be considered for this position. The ability to adapt to a variable work schedule is very important. This position may require long days in the field and a flexible schedule, so a positive attitude, patience, and strong safety consciousness are essential.

Preference will be given to those who have a strong demonstrated background in conducting predator control while operating in sensitive species habitat. Preference will also be given to those with experience in raptor, corvid, and other avian predator management. Additional preference will be given to those with a background in animal tracking, predation investigation, and those who own and are willing to use their personal 4WD vehicles for project-related work.

Employment is conditional upon insurability with Wildlife Innovations. Applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their identity and driving records and will be required to obtain a California Driver’s License in order to operate company vehicles. In addition, successful applicants may be required to pass a background check, as biologists may be required to conduct some project work on military installations.

Due to the location of project work sites and required licenses, applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Hours and Compensation: Work schedule will be approximately 160 hours per month; however, hours and days worked will be dictated by predator behavior, and therefore, may sometimes require long days, weekend, night, or work on holidays. Compensation will be based on an hourly rate of $22-27/hr DOE. Additionally, a mileage reimbursement, for miles driven onsite, will be given to those who use their personal 4WD for project-related work. Employees will also have the option of enrolling in a company health care plan.  

Closing Date: This position will remain open until qualified applicants are identified. 

Application Procedure: Submit a single PDF or MS Word document containing a cover letter, your current resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (make sure your application packet clearly demonstrates your experience regarding the minimum qualifications required for the position). Phone inquiries are not accepted, so please email with any questions. Email documents, with subject line Predator Biologist_San Diego to:

Human Resources

Email: admin@wildlifeinnovations.net


11 January, 2022: Avian Predator Biologist, San Luis Obispo, Wildlife Innovations

Job Description: Wildlife Innovations is seeking highly skilled and motivated applicants for a full-time Biologist, to assist with surveillance and management of avian predators for the protection of California Least Terns and Western Snowy Plovers within the San Luis Obispo area. This position is for a duration of approximately 5–6 months beginning in mid-March; however, promotion to permanent status may be possible, pending funding availability and employee performance.

The actual dates of employment will be identified when a candidate is selected.

This project will focus on monitoring and management of avian predators, including but not limited to raptors and owls, for the protection of federally listed avian species. Biologists will conduct visual and digital predator surveillance (daytime and nighttime) for tern and plover nesting areas and surrounding habitat to determine predator diversity, abundance, and behavior and collect and maintain detailed digital data logs of observations. They will also conduct post-predation site investigations and use evidence collected to identify species of predators responsible to inform management efforts. Additionally, biologists will assist senior staff with the active management of avian predators, using a variety of techniques, including hazing and deterrence or trapping and translocation.

Duties to be performed by the technician will include:

1) avian predator surveys by sight, sign, and remote sensing equipment; 2) nest searching and mapping; 3) investigating predation sites; 4) detailed electronic data collection and entry; 5) assisting in raptor trapping, banding, and translocation efforts; 6) coordination with all tern and plover field staff and Wildlife Innovations senior biologists; 7) preparation of technical reports; 8) banding data entry within databases; 9) supervision and scheduling of field technicians; 10) attending meetings; and 11) other tasks as assigned.

This position will require weekend, nighttime, and holiday work. Housing will be the responsibility of the applicant. A company vehicle may be provided, but preference will go to applicants who possess a personal 4WD vehicle and are willing to use it for project-related work.

Qualifications: B.S. degree or higher in Wildlife Science (or a closely related field) and at least three years conducting raptor, owl, or similar avian surveys. Applicants should be physically fit, enthusiastic towards learning new skills and techniques, organized, proactive, comfortable working alone or within a small team, and have strong communication skills and the ability to diligently conduct and accurately record detailed observational data in the field. Applicants MUST HAVE STRONG AVIAN PREDATOR IDENTIFICATION SKILLS (especially raptors and owls by species, sex, and age) and previous experience NEST SEARCHING, SURVEYING, and TRAPPING for raptors and owls. Applicants MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE PREPARATION OF DETAILED TECHNICAL REPORTS AND OPERATION OF 4×4 VEHICLES. DO NOT APPLY for this position without a demonstrated strong background and understanding of the desired experience, as you WILL NOT be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated background in conducting predator management within sensitive species habitat (especially California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover), digital data collection (i.e. ESRI’s Collector or Field Maps Application), and the operation of 4×4 vehicles in SANDY terrain. Preference will also be given to those with experience in project management, and applicants who own and are willing to use their personal 4WD vehicles for project-related work.

The ability to adapt to a variable work schedule is very important. This position will require some long days in the field and a flexible schedule, so a positive attitude, patience, and strong safety consciousness are essential.

Employment is conditional upon insurability with Wildlife Innovations. Applicants will be asked to provide information to verify their identity and driving records, and be required to obtain a California Driver’s License in order to operate company vehicles. In addition, successful applicants will be required to pass a background check, as some project work may be conducted on military installations.

Due to location of project work sites and required licenses, applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Hours and Compensation: Work schedule will be approximately 160 hours per month for 5-6 months; however, hours and days worked will be dictated by predator behavior, and therefore, will sometimes require long days and weekend, night work, or work on holidays. Compensation is based on an hourly rate of $22-30/hr DOE. Additionally, a mileage reimbursement, for miles driven within the project site, will be given to employees that use their personal 4WD for project-related work. Employees will also be eligible to sign up for a company health plan.

Closing Date: This position will remain open until qualified applicants are identified.

Application Procedure: Submit a single PDF or MS Word document containing a cover letter, your current resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (make sure that your application package clearly demonstrates your experience regarding the minimum qualifications described within this announcement). Phone inquiries are not accepted, so please email with any questions. Email documents, with subject line Avian Predator Biologist_San Luis Obispo, to:

Human Resources

Email: admin@wildlifeinnovations.net


11 January, 2022: Land Stewardship Technician – Western Region, Westervelt Ecological Services

Westervelt Ecological Services creates mitigation and conservation banks and provides environmental mitigation and habitat planning services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts. Our established industry leaders excel in the field of wetland and endangered species mitigation services, to create a nationwide habitat mitigation company. 
 
We are looking for an Entry Level Land Stewardship Technician to join our team in our Sacramento office. 
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The purpose of the position is to conduct land and habitat maintenance activities. The Land Stewardship Technician will be responsible for maintaining WES’ habitat preserves and appurtenances within the Western Region. 
 
Duties Include:
  • Conduct land stewardship and site maintenance activities including weed control and vegetation management, tree maintenance, fence and gate repair, water and irrigation management, and coordination with lessees and neighbors. 
  • Operate, maintain, transport and repair equipment, such as UTV’s, tractors, trailers, mowers, chainsaws, string trimmers, etc. that may be used during the course of maintenance activities. 
  • Conduct habitat restoration implementation.
  • Operate and maintain farm irrigation equipment, including plumbing repair and electric motor and pump maintenance. 
Required Qualifications: 
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in ranching, farming or related land management field.
  • California driver’s license with a clean driving record. 
  • Mechanical aptitude to maintain/operate land management equipment (farm tractor, all-terrain vehicle, chain saw, etc.) Experience with backhoes and excavators preferred. 
  • Ability to interact with employees and contractors on a professional level. 
  • Ability to work independently in field setting, often in a remote location. 

9 January, 2022: Senior Biologist/Ecologist, Westervelt Ecological Services, Sacramento, CA

Westervelt Ecological Services creates mitigation and conservation banks and provides environmental mitigation and habitat planning services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts. Our established industry leaders excel in the field of wetland and endangered species mitigation services, to create a nationwide habitat mitigation company.

We are currently searching for an experienced Senior Biologist/Ecologist in our Sacramento, California office. The purpose of the Senior Biologist/Ecologist position is to support the Ecological Resources Manager with all aspects of the department’s objectives.  This position also provides a high level of technical support in the fields of biology, ecology, and habitat restoration in support of the development and long-term stewardship of WES western region projects.  The Senior Biologist/Ecologist may also both guide and conduct investigations and generate the data necessary to convey the conservation and/or restoration potential of proposed projects to both internal and external parties.  This person also conducts biological resource monitoring in support of WES’ conservation and restoration projects and report results to applicable natural resource agencies in support of credit releases.   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage biological monitoring efforts for WES’ western region with an emphasis on compliance with project documentation and credit release metrics.
  • Communicate ecological and biological data on WES’ projects to natural resource agencies (i.e., US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, etc.) as part of project development, stewardship, and credit releases.
  • Develop and implement biological and ecological surveys and/or studies to document conditions of natural resources on proposed and existing projects in WES’ western region.
  • Prepare wetland delineations following applicable USACOE guidance in support of restoration project permitting as well as monitoring for wetland mitigation projects.
  • Review potential project sites with other team members to provide insight on biological and habitat restoration opportunities or constraints.
  • Provide significant input to habitat restoration and conservation plans including development of performance standards and monitoring programs for WES’ projects.
  • With Entitlement Process Coordinator, develop permitting strategies for mitigation banks and other WES projects.
  • Supervise outside consultants preparing specialized biological resource related documentation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Botany, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Range Science, or related field.
  • 8 or more years’ experience with California and federal Endangered Species Act, wetland regulations, and project permitting.
  • Additional years of experience may substitute for Masters Degree.
  • Documented experience in developing, implementing and monitoring biological resource mitigation or conservation projects.
  • Field based experience with commonly employed survey methods for California plants and wildlife.
  • Ability to clearly communicate often complex ecological or biological data to both internal and external parties.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Proven working relationship with state and federal agency representatives.
  • Ability to perform extended work in the field environment often as a lone worker.

Apply at www.westervelt.com/careers

To formally apply, please apply through the link below:

https://westervelt.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/174?c=westervelt


6 January, 2022: Sage-Grouse Field Technician Positions, Paradise Valley, Nevada

VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (4) needed approximately March 8 through May 20 2022 (EXACT DATES TBD). Field assistants will be investigating the behavior and ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse, an emblematic bird of the Western United States. During the 2.5-month field season, field assistants will live in Paradise Valley, Nevada, a scenic and largely underappreciated town surrounded by the remote and gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains.  

Assistants will use video and audio recording technology to support a study of courtship dynamics and display plasticity on the lek. Duties include some or all of the following: maintaining camera and acoustic monitoring equipment, observation of basic courtship behavior and lek counts, capture of adult sage-grouse, data entry, and some computer and video analysis. The team will also spend long hours tracking birds and collecting habitat data as well as vegetation samples. Assistants must be flexible in their needs and comfortable living and working in close quarters in a remote field station, and able to work in adverse field conditions (mainly MUD, WIND, and COLD). Work will be daily and primarily early in the morning, with afternoon work required as well (we often have 12 hr+ field days). Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, basic computer skills, and must be capable of driving very early in the morning (sometimes at 2am) in the dark. Previous experience/certification with off-road driving and/or ATV’s is preferred but not required (individuals without ATV certification must be willing to learn and get certified in the field). It is also important that our applicants feel confident navigating terrain using a GPS and often times conducting fieldwork alone. Assistants will receive food, shared housing in a trailer, and $1800 in travel reimbursement. Please send a single PDF containing a cover letter, resume, and contact info for two (2) references to: Maria C. Ospina by email to mcospina@ucdavis.edu. The positions will remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.


 

13 December, 2021: Senior Biologist/Ecologist, Westervelt Ecological Services, Sacramento, CA

Westervelt Ecological Services creates mitigation and conservation banks and provides environmental mitigation and habitat planning services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts. Our established industry leaders excel in the field of wetland and endangered species mitigation services, to create a nationwide habitat mitigation company.

We are currently searching for an experienced Senior Biologist/Ecologist in our Sacramento, California office. The purpose of the Senior Biologist/Ecologist position is to support the Ecological Resources Manager with all aspects of the department’s objectives.  This position also provides a high level of technical support in the fields of biology, ecology, and habitat restoration in support of the development and long-term stewardship of WES western region projects.  The Senior Biologist/Ecologist may also both guide and conduct investigations and generate the data necessary to convey the conservation and/or restoration potential of proposed projects to both internal and external parties.  This person also conducts biological resource monitoring in support of WES’ conservation and restoration projects and report results to applicable natural resource agencies in support of credit releases.   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage biological monitoring efforts for WES’ western region with an emphasis on compliance with project documentation and credit release metrics.
  • Communicate ecological and biological data on WES’ projects to natural resource agencies (i.e., US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, etc.) as part of project development, stewardship, and credit releases.
  • Develop and implement biological and ecological surveys and/or studies to document conditions of natural resources on proposed and existing projects in WES’ western region.
  • Prepare wetland delineations following applicable USACOE guidance in support of restoration project permitting as well as monitoring for wetland mitigation projects.
  • Review potential project sites with other team members to provide insight on biological and habitat restoration opportunities or constraints.
  • Provide significant input to habitat restoration and conservation plans including development of performance standards and monitoring programs for WES’ projects.
  • With Entitlement Process Coordinator, develop permitting strategies for mitigation banks and other WES projects.
  • Supervise outside consultants preparing specialized biological resource related documentation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Botany, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Range Science, or related field.
  • 8 or more years experience with California and federal Endangered Species Act, wetland regulations, and project permitting.
  • Additional years of experience may substitute for Masters Degree.
  • Documented experience in developing, implementing and monitoring biological resource mitigation or conservation projects.
  • Field based experience with commonly employed survey methods for California plants and wildlife.
  • Ability to clearly communicate often complex ecological or biological data to both internal and external parties.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Proven working relationship with state and federal agency representatives.
  • Ability to perform extended work in the field environment often as a lone worker.

Apply at https://www.westervelt.com/careers

Application Location: https://westervelt.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/174?c=westervelt


1 December, 2021: Wildlife Technician – Acoustics-Peery Lab, Sierra Nevada region – CA
Description: Up to ten field technicians are needed to undertake field work for bioacoustics research projects throughout National Forests in the Sierra Nevada region in California. This monitoring program uses autonomous recording units (ARUs) to survey for avifauna and provide information for several research and management programs studying forest owls and songbirds.
This multi-year research project focuses largely on the distribution of California spotted owls and the invasive barred owl, in order to provide information vital to the successful management of both species at broad spatial scales in the Sierra Nevada. Additional research is being conducted on the distributions of forest owls and songbirds across the range.
Start and end dates for this position are dependent on snowpack, but the season will likely run mid-April to late-July. Target start date of April 18, with the end date in mid-late July. Pay is $16-$18/hour depending on experience, plus per diem (up to $200/week) when fieldwork requires overnight camping.
A typical workweek is 40 hours, generally 4 days a week. Field housing will be provided, but frequent camping of several nights/week is required. Schedules will be irregular and will include a combination of field and office work. Field work consists of deploying and retrieving autonomous recording units throughout National Forest land. Most sites will be reached by vehicle via forest roads, but some technician positions will involve hiking to reach field sites. Office work can include, but is not limited to, data entry, downloading and managing acoustic data, and prepping and troubleshooting equipment. Other duties may include clearing roads of debris, and vehicle maintenance. Much of the work will be solitary, but group work and cooperative living will also be required. Technicians must be respectful of others as well as work and live together cooperatively.
Ideal applicants will have experience working in remote conditions; working solo in the field for days at a time; and driving 4wd vehicles on unmaintained, back country roads. Chainsaw certification is a plus.

 

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN – ACOUSTICS-PEERY LAB at UW–Madison
Talent Recruitment and Engagement Office of Human Resources University of Wisconsin–Madison 21 N. Park Street, Suite 5101 Madison, WI 53715-1218
jobs.hr.wisc.edu

The application deadline is 1 Feb, 2022, however we will review applicants and conduct interviews on a rolling basis


 

28 November, 2021:  River Restoration Specialist, River Partners, Chico, CA 

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.


28 November, 2021:  Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager, River Partners, Sacramento, Chico, Modesto

Do you love the Central Valley? Do you believe in healthy rivers that support a thriving environment and communities? Do you get excited about working with diverse teams – like scientists, farmers, and entrepreneurs who turn big ideas into action? If you answered yes to these questions, River Partners wants to hear from you. Notwithstanding our noteworthy accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is our people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative, and diverse. Together, we produce tangible, lasting results for a thriving California.

Who We Are

A tenacious nonprofit founded in 1998, River Partners brings life back to California rivers. We advance an innovative model of conservation that harnesses the power of restored riverways to create a thriving future for the states’ environment and communities. We revive and reconnect entire river landscapes, critical wildlife corridors, and vast ecological regions across California. We achieve this bold pace and scale of restoration by blending modern farming practices, cutting-edge science, and diverse alliances. Each year, we plant hundreds of thousands of native trees and vegetation across thousands of acres along California’s most imperiled rivers.

Why We Do It

Healthy rivers are essential for a vibrant California. They provide fresh water for growing our food, economy, communities, and wildlife found nowhere else. Rivers support more species and in greater numbers than any other ecosystem in California – making our state a worldwide biodiversity hotspot. Yet just 5% of our native riverside habitat remains. What’s left needs reviving. The actions we take during this decade will decide California’s future. With their exponential benefits for wildlife, natural resources, and communities, healthy rivers are critical for a flourishing Golden State for generations to come.

Why Our Work Matters

Our work supports a range of wins for wildlife, flood safety, climate resiliency, water conservation, healthy communities, and local economies statewide. This includes supporting the recovery of dozens of imperiled species, boosting flood safety for communities in flood-prone regions, and growing California’s climate resilience by planting more than 2.5 million trees that capture 1 million tons of greenhouse gases each year. We’ve led hundreds of major projects in more than 20 watersheds across nearly 17,000 acres throughout California. River Partners has restored more habitat along impaired California rivers than anyone else in the West.

Position Description: 

The Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager works with the Science, Operations and Development Teams to support the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of multi-benefit riparian and floodplain restoration projects. While managing multi-million dollar and multi-year restoration projects the Senior

Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager will collaborate closely with public and private partners from local, state and federal agencies; non-profit organizations, communities, and consulting firms to deliver projects that meet the needs of our partner community. The Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project manager will lead teams to deliver on their vision for complex ecological restoration projects, creating opportunities for science-driven projects and programs while developing restoration leaders to build our team, enrich the field and grow our work.    

The Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager reports directly to the Director of Science.

Travel for meetings with partners and visiting field sites is expected and could require more than 4 days per month.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a team of scientists tasked with designing, permitting, and monitoring restoration projects.
  • Manage all aspects of multidisciplinary, complex large-scale restoration projects, including planning, design, permitting, budgeting, subcontracting and client relationships.
  • Serve as a recognized subject matter expert in the field, preparing and managing complex environmental analyses; coordinating with key team members; and implementing and assessing innovative restoration strategies or studies.
  • Effectively design and implement multi-stakeholder input processes for project development.
  • Contribute to regional planning efforts.
  • Train, supervise, and develop staff as a supervisor and recognized leader in the organization.
  • Identify and develop new projects, programs, and partnerships; successfully and regularly bring in new projects conceptualized with these partners.
  • Develop and maintain productive partnerships with agricultural community, conservation organizations; research scientists; contractors; and local, state and federal agencies to advance River Partner’s mission.
  • Monitor, oversee and report strategic initiative progress to ensure alignment with goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Represent River Partners before the public, elected officials, agencies, stakeholders, and non- profits to generate support for River Partners programs.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.
  • Enjoy working outdoors with diverse people and organizations to get things done.
  • Experience with and passion for science-driven restoration.
  • High quality writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Resourcefulness, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
  • Experience managing partner and funder relationships and coordinating multiple projects at once.
  • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
  • Interest and participation in staff retention and recruitment.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field is required. Training and experience in aquatic and terrestrial ecology is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in restoration design and project management
  • Competency managing work to support California and Federal environmental permit applications and compliance, including NEPA/CEQA, ESA, CDFW Code, California Water Code, Clean Water Act Section 404/401.
  • Valid California driver’s license with no restrictions.
  • Grant writing experience and the ability to delegate and coordinate numerous tasks to meet a hard deadline.

Travel requirements:

  • 10-25% of time spent traveling.
  • Travel is by car.

To learn more about River Partners leading approach to restoring California ecosystems, please visit our website: http://riverpartners.org

 To apply email your resume & cover letter to: 

jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager

 Or send to: 

River Partners Attn: Senior Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager

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.


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

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

What you’ll do

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

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

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

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

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our wildlife team leaders have been performing research and working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, science, and long-term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology. At H. T. Harvey & Associates we prioritize the quality of our work, employee health and safety, and the goals and professional development of each team member.

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

Required Skills and Experience 

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

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Occasionally work nights, weekends, and early morning hours when needed
  • Walk over varied terrain for surveys
  • Occasionally work in inclement weather when needed
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal: https://bit.ly/3bmnWbT

About H. T. Harvey & Associates

Since 1970, the highly trained ecologists and professionals at H. T. Harvey & Associates have delivered exceptional consulting services to public agencies, private entities, and nonprofit organizations. The expertise of our staff encompasses a wide range of biological and design disciplines required to perform high-quality work on ecological projects. Our senior scientists average 25 years of experience in their respective disciplines, many recognized leaders in their fields. Collectively, we have published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific research papers on a wide variety of subjects.  We hire people who strive to be the best in their fields, and we provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as medical, dental, and life insurance coverage and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program.

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

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