Job Postings

Job Postings

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

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

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


3 December, 2022: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks temporary GS-4/5/6/7 Biological Science Technician (Aquatics) positions

The National Park Service is seeking several full-time, temporary aquatic technicians for the 2023 summer field season in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). There will be two separate announcements for these positions. One announcement will be for GS-04 ($15.47/hr), and GS-05 ($17.31/hr) positions; and the other will be for GS-06 ($19.29/hr), and GS-07 ($21.44/hr) positions.  

The GS-04 and GS-05 positions will be stationed at Kings Canyon National Park with projected start dates of early- to mid-June. The GS-06 and/or GS-07 positions will be stationed at Sequoia National Park with projected start dates of late-April to late-May. The overarching duties are to restore high elevation lake and stream ecosystems in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to benefit native species, including endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa and Rana sierrae).  

GS-04 level: Duties are removing nonnative fish from lakes using gill nets and from streams using backpack electrofishers; setting, cleaning and repairing gill nets; conducting visual encounter surveys for fish, amphibians, and reptiles; collecting field data; following detailed protocols; recording environmental parameters; using topographic maps, compass, and/or global positioning systems (GPS) for navigation; providing an overview of the project to park visitors, and occasional assistance with research projects. 

GS-05 level: Additionally, interacting with the public regarding sensitive amphibian, reptile, or fisheries management issues; discussing scientific information with peers and public; and training other technicians, interns, volunteers, and field observers. 

GS-06 level: Additionally, as an assistant crew lead, managing logistics in preparation for summer fieldwork; providing orientation, training and mentoring for summer field crews; overseeing and conducting summer field operations; manipulating aquatic datasets; providing logistic and field support to scientific research studies; conducting electronic entry, quality assurance/quality control and summary reporting of field data, and organizing and maintaining field equipment and supplies. 

GS-07 level: Additionally, as assistant crew lead, compiling drafts of Sierra Nevada aquatic wildlife information for data collection spreadsheets, reports, and correspondence; recording, managing, summarizing, and representing data collected from aquatic wildlife projects using computer programs; and presenting scientific and aquatic wildlife data effectively using charts, graphs, and maps. 

At all grade levels: Technicians working on projects located in the wilderness must have strong backpacking and wilderness camping skills, the ability to hike safely across challenging on- and off-trail terrain, and be comfortable in remote wilderness setting with limited human contact. Technicians must have experience in conducting amphibian, reptile, fisheries, or other wildlife surveys, and a strong commitment to conducting ecological restoration. Technicians must be able to work well in a small crew, be detail oriented, and able to work in cold or hot, wet, windy, buggy, and stormy conditions. 

Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website at the following job announcement numbers: 

PWR-1548-SR-23-11693220-DE for the GS-04 and GS-05 positions: 

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689662800

  Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)

These positions are located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the Division of Resource Management and Science.

Open to the first 250 applicants or until 12/12/2022 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

www.usajobs.gov

PWR-1548-SR-23-11694457-DE for the GS-06 and GS-07 positions:   

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689667300

  Biological Science Technician (Fisheries – Aquatic)

These positions are located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the Division of Resource Management and Science.

Open to the first 125 applicants or until 12/12/2022 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

www.usajobs.gov

Both announcements open on December 2, 2022 and will close on the day when application caps have been reached. To receive consideration, complete application packages should be submitted expediently. If a cap is not reached, that announcement will close at 11:59 PM (EST) on December 12, 2022.  

Please feel free to share these announcements widely. For additional information about the positions, please contact the SEKI Aquatic Ecosystems program by e-mailing Laura Van Vranken at laura_van_vranken@nps.gov and/or Kristie Stein at kristie_stein@nps.gov.


3 December, 2022: Fisheries/Wildlife Biologists, Northern Region Interdisciplinary, Montana 

The Northern Region is seeking two motivated individuals to be work as interdisciplinary wildlife and/or fisheries biologists (GS 9/11) conducting consultation work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Target grade is a GS-11 with both positions situated in Montana (i.e., choice of Missoula, Kalispell or Helena). If you are interested, please review the outreach notice and respond to me by December 16th, 2023!  Please circulate!!

The link for the notice in the outreach database is located here


3 December, 2022: Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern, Oceano Dunes SVRA

Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is currently recruiting for several Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern (ESI) positions for the 2023 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

Position Details:

Starting wage is $17.49/hour (Senior Park Aide) or $16.14/hour (ESI), 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!

Apply by Mail:

Mail a Standard State Application (http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf) by 15 January 2023 to:

Mr. Ronnie Glick

340 James Way, Suite 270

Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Contacts and Links:

For more information, contact Ronnie at 805-365-5284, email: ronnie.glick@parks.ca.gov

Position Links: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=342175

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=342183


17 November, 2022: Director of Field Operations, River Partners, Chico, Sacramento, Colusa, or Modesto, CA

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.

Organizational Summary:  River Partners is a private, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Chico, California.  River Partners’ mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.  We are the largest habitat restoration contractor in the western United States.  Our talented and hardworking field restoration teams deliver large-scale ecological restoration attaining the highest standards of ecological performance within the complicated world of public works contracting to bring life back to rivers.  

Position: The Director of Field Operations leads a team of more than 20 Field Foremen and Field Technicians who are responsible for implementing river restoration projects across California.  River Partners’ unique contribution to the field of restoration ecology is using farming techniques to reforest rivers and floodplains using diverse native trees, shrubs and grasses; installing and managing large irrigation systems where needed; and innovating new efficient ways to manage invasive weeds.  Our Field Restoration team are specialists in both cultivating native forests and managing vendors and contractors. Additionally, working in sensitive aquatic and riparian environments requires careful monitoring and regulatory oversight of field restoration activities, so this position works closely with River Partners’ Director of Field Restoration Science to ensure project scientists and Field Restoration Team members take extra care to meet and exceed permit conditions and manage multimillion-dollar project budgets efficiently.  Cost estimation and budget/workplan management are essential for this position.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

(70%) Supervise the Field Restoration Team to deliver large-scale ecological restoration projects on time and within the budget with the highest standard of project performance

Directly supervise 5-6 Field Managers across California

  • manage and approve workplans, timesheets and expense reports
  • complete and document regular performance evaluation, training and coaching
  • work with Safety Officer to ensure compliance with workplace regulations
  • support certification for various team members in appropriate technical specialties
  • use good judgment to elevate issues for support or review by senior leadership at RP
  • maintain working relationships with clients and vendors

Schedule staff and other resources (equipment, supplies, labor crews) to support Field Managers in meeting contractual obligations and deadlines for projects while controlling organizational expenditure and risk Travel to project sites regularly to review job performance and interact with vendors, direct reports and the larger Field Restoration Team (approximately 20 employees)

Work with the CFOO, Senior Director of Field Restoration and Director of Field Restoration Science to forecast project resource needs and procure nursery plants, native seed, vendor contracts, labor, equipment, and staff to ensure timely project delivery

(20%) New Projects: Responsible for project cost-estimation, preparing and receiving project bids, resource and task-based budgeting, team-wide work planning to support the Conservation Team in securing new restoration projects (grants and contracts)

Support the grants development team to:

Scope new projects including staff time, equipment and supplies needs

Develop realistic project workplans and schedules for proposals

Solicit bids from vendors for proposed work consistent with State Contracting Manual

Generate proposal budgets for field restoration activities including: 

  • site preparation and earthwork,
  • irrigation system design and installation,
  • planting, seeding, and
  • maintenance

Support Contracting Director to bid on public works projects:

Review plans and specs, translate into workplans and budgets 

Maintain working relationships with vendors and clients to support successful bids

Prepare bid proposals in collaboration with CFOO and senior leadership at RP 

(10%) Communications – internal and external: Responsible for sharing project and team issues with appropriate team leads and senior leadership at RP as well as serving as a restoration project ambassador for site tours and project visits with vendors, partners and clients

Know and coach Field Managers to know the specific details of project implementation:

Timelines and tasks

Staff, equipment, labor and vendors budgeted and planned

Special regulatory permit conditions and sensitivities (for example cultural resources)

Restoration science and wildlife/plant identification

Strategic partners and project outcomes

Inspect project sites and collaborate with Safety Officer, CFOO, Director of Field Restoration, Science, and Director of Communications to highlight successes and outcomes, correct errors and respond to challenges 

Cultivate collaboration amongst Field Restoration and Restoration Science teams to ensure project compliance with permitting conditions, restoration plans, and best available science

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done
  • Capable of working independently and leading teams
  • High level of personal discipline and ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Knowledge of agriculture and public works construction practices
  • Experience managing budgets and general understanding of contracting
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, and written skills
  • Demonstrate judgment in identifying and handling confidential information
  • Exhibit cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and managers at all times
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission

Qualifications:

  • S. in agriculture, agribusiness, contract management or related science
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in ecological restoration or related field
  • Exceptional supervisory skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and enthusiasm to spend over two weeks per month traveling to various project sites across California including the Imperial Valley, San Diego, Bakersfield, the San Joaquin Valley, Redding and Red Bluff
  • Ability to represent River Partners orally and in writing to a broad spectrum of agency, community and governmental organizations
  • Minimum five years of experience in cost-estimation, budgeting, project management and contracting
  • Competency in contract negotiation and administration
  • Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting and coordinating departmental policies and procedures
  • Skilled team leader
  • Certification in pesticide application (Pest Control Advisor preferred, Qualified Applicator License required)
  • C-27 Landscaping Contractor’s License and/or Class A Contractor’s License (preferred)
  • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software and DelTek Vantage Point
  • Veterans are encouraged to apply

Salary:

Commensurate with experience. River Partners offers competitive benefits package including 401K matching and paid time off.  Anticipated salary range is $90,000 to $100,000.  

Benefits:

Medical, Dental and Life insurance paid 100% for employee; vision insurance; Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Savings Account (HSA), 401K with employer match (plan is fully vested); 10 paid holidays; up to 12 days of paid sick-leave per year; fitness membership.

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

To apply email your resume and cover letter:  jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Director of Field Operations

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Or send to: 

River Partners Attn: Director of Field Operations

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.


15 November, 2022: Senior Scientist – Project Manager, 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.

About Colibri

Colibri (www.colibri-ecology.com) is a small consulting firm based in Fresno, California that specializes in helping project proponents comply with the Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws and regulations that protect native plants, animals, habitats, and ecosystems.  We work throughout California and across the nation but focus on the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains.  Colibri provides its full-time 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.

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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field; advanced degree (M.S., M.A., M.E.M., or Ph.D.) or professional certificate (e.g., GIS, P.M.P.) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna.
  • ≥ 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.

Salary Range

90K-125K (annual)

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: admin@colibri-ecology.com.


15 November, 2022: Biological Science Technicians, USGS, Dixon, CA and Point Reyes, CA

The purpose of this outreach notice is to notify eligible candidates of upcoming opportunities. The United States Geological Survey (USGS), Western Ecological Research Center will soon be filling a few 180 Day Field Assistant, Biological Science Technician positions with a starting salary of $44,368 PA, or -21.26 / hour.

This position is located Dixon, CA and Point Reyes, CA

About The Position

Technical work in a field environment in support of professional or technical employees engaged in data collection activities. Performs one or more of the following duties:

  • Two field projects: The reptile field project and the amphibian field project, applicants will be selected for one or the other (not both).
  • Collects biological, botany, fisheries, or wildlife data from study files or monitoring stations.
  • Reptile positions involve aquatic trapping to capture giant gartersnakes for demographic and occupancy studies along with habitat and vegetation surveys.
  • Amphibian positions involve visual encounter and eDNA surveys for western spadefoot toads and other species for occupancy and demographic studies.
  • Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.

These positions will be open to applicants who meet all the requirements of the position, to include availability during the field season period:

03/13/2023 – 06/02/2023 for the amphibian project, and

04/03/2023 – 8/31/2023 for the reptile project

Work Schedule: Full Time/Maxi flex

Housing: Not provided

_Questions About the Field Projects? Send Questions to:

Reptile Project. Anna Jordan (916-539-3122, ajordan@usgs.gov)

Amphibian Project. Patrick Kleeman (415-243-6146, pkleeman@usgs.gov)

Do not send application materials to these email addresses.

Desirable skills and knowledge include:

  • Recording and maintaining data in field notebooks and electronic databases (iPhone)
  • Ability to diligently follow field protocols and collect data with great attention to detail
  • Must be reliable, self-motivated, in good physical condition
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude under sometimes challenging field and urban conditions that can include dense vegetation, daytime temperatures over 100 degrees F, rattlesnakes, biting and stinging insects, seasonal wildfire smoke and encounters with private citizens
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while maintaining good communication with the field supervisor
  • Must poses a valid driver’s license (experience driving large trucks a plus)
  • Previous experience conducting field work on reptiles and/or amphibians preferred

How to Apply: This outreach notice does not constitute an open announcement.

Individuals will need to send application documents to werchr@usgsgov, between

8am PST 12/05/22 and 4pm PST 12/09/22

  • Cover letter describing interest and qualifications, including which field project (Reptile, Amphibian, or Both) you are interested in. Note that candidates will only be selected for one field project.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Resume with related experience, full start and finish dates xx/xx/xx, hours worked per week per position, ie 40 hours per week, please do not provide a range (20-40). Use your best judgement to estimate hours worked per week. Your complete and up to date contact information.
  • Include announcement number 15-23-01 (GG-0404-05 Reptiles)
  • Include announcement number 15-23-02 (GG-0404-05 Amphibians)

Resumes for federal positions are uniquely formatted, for further information on how to format your resume please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

The Field Assistant Authority

The Field Assistant hiring authority is a special excepted service appointing authority specifically granted to the Department of the Interior to fill technician positions performing work in the field or in a laboratory setting to mee temporary or seasonal workload needs. This authority is a great way to fill positions involving short-term field work.  This authority cannot be used to fill positions such as those in the trades, crafts, or clerical fields. Employment under this authority may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. Here are some key provisions of the Field Assistant Authority.


15 November, 2022: Education Associate, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Port Angeles, WA

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is seeking an Education Associate to conduct education and outreach activities for NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Port Angeles, Washington.

Background

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, is seeking an Education Associate, an Education and Outreach team member who will have expertise in the development and implementation of education and outreach programs consistent with Ocean Literacy Action Plan in NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary 2011 Final Management Plan

How To Apply

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. No phone calls please. Position is open until filled. Applications received by November 21, 2022 will be preferred.

Location

Port Angeles, WA, with an ability for some occasional telework.

Salary Range

$44,000 – $52,000 based on experience. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation offers a competitive benefits package. 

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is committed to a culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. We honor experiences, perspectives, and unique identities, and welcome the contributions that you can bring to the dedicated team. With a diverse team of employees, we can grow and learn better together and achieve our mission to protect the health of the ocean, coasts and Great Lakes for current and future generations.

Link to job posting


11 November, 2022: Research Fisheries Biologist, USDA Forest Service,  Rocky Mountain Research Station

OUTREACH NOTICE

Research Fisheries Biologist (GS-0482-12/13)

Water and Watersheds Research Program

Salary Range:  $68,299 – $81,216

To be notified of the job announcement, please contact Frank H. McCormick (frank.h.mccormick@usda.gov).

The Rocky Mountain Research Station is conducting outreach for a Research Fisheries Biologist GS-0482-12/13 position, located in the Water and Watersheds Research Program in Boise, ID. The position is for a permanent, full-time scientist. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of the potential employment opportunity and to determine interest.

To be notified of the job announcement, please contact Frank H. McCormick (frank.h.mccormick@usda.gov).

About the Position: The scientist will be supervised by the Research Program Manager for the Water and Watersheds Research Program. The program’s mission is to conduct basic and applied research on the effects of natural processes and human activities on watershed resources, including interactions between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The program develops core knowledge, methods, and technologies that enable effective watershed management in forests and grasslands, sustain biodiversity, and promote healthy watershed conditions. We have the internal capacity for integration of physical and biological sciences that includes studies in the foundational disciplines of hydrology, biogeochemistry, forest engineering and soils, terrestrial and riparian plant ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and fisheries. We use high-quality and long-term data for evaluating local, regional, and national environmental change and conduct focused research that addresses specific resource management issues. We also provide managers with tools to evaluate environmental change and manage terrestrial and aquatic resources.

The scientist’s research may be broadly categorized into three elements: a) Addressing the fundamental components of freshwater ecology: defining species and understanding their distributions. b) Examining the physical and biological factors that regulate the distribution of wetland and riparian species, populations and communities and their response to flow alteration, fire, insect outbreak, invasion by non-native species, management practices and climate change. c) Examining the effects of non-indigenous aquatic species on native fish species.

Duties Include:

  • Serves as an active member of a team of scientists located in Boise, ID with responsibility for conducting core watershed research that quantifies the biological processes and patterns that affect the distribution, resilience, and persistence of native and non-native aquatic and riparian species. Research in this problem area defines the biological responses to changing watershed condition, watershed restoration and conservation of threatened and endangered species.
  • Implements a comprehensive, personal research program focused on the conservation and restoration of native aquatic species and the ecosystems on which they depend. Successful implementation of the program mission requires a broad, collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to the program’s focal areas.
  • Develops approaches to assess environmental change at catchment, basin, regional and national scales and work with managers to provide tools for managing aquatic resources in the face of rapid change.
  • Advances the understanding of ecological processes and functions affecting complex and challenging management of sensitive native species and in realizing opportunities to conserve and restore functional aquatic and terrestrial systems.
  • Applies existing methods and theory, and creatively develops new approaches to solve problems in aquatic ecology and population biology.
  • Collaborates with peers to conduct a series of individual studies conceptually related to the complex problem of conservation and restoration of native aquatic species.
  • Develops approaches to effectively transfer research results to land managers, the public, other interested users as well as at professional meetings and symposia.
  • Works cooperatively with Forest Service, Federal, Tribal and State resource management agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations at local to international levels.

About Boise:  Boise, known as the City of Trees, is the capital of Idaho, its most populous city (235,684 residents in the 2020 Census), and is consistently listed as one of America’s “Top Ten Most Livable Cities”. At an elevation of 2,704 feet (824 m), Boise offers numerous recreational opportunities, including the Boise River Greenbelt, extensive hiking and biking in the foothills, and the Bogus Basin ski area for both alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding. Boise is home to Boise State University and satellite campuses of the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. Boise boasts a thriving arts community and is a regional hub for music and theater, hosting several festivals annually. Idaho’s ethnic Basque community is one of the largest in the US and downtown Boise features a vibrant section known as the “Basque Block”.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the point of contact listed above.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


 

20 October, 2022: Biological Lead, Nexus Environmental Consultants, Northern Nevada

Nexus Environmental Consultants is seeking an experienced Biological Lead for work in Northern Nevada. Duties would include, but not be limited to, assisting with Project management, conducting biological surveys, leading biological survey teams, and preparing technical documents. Other tasks may be included based on workload.

Work Duties

  • Managing and leading field teams for biological surveys and coordinating with State and Federal agencies.
  • Leading and conducting surveys for wildlife including, but not limited to, pygmy rabbits, western burrowing owl, migratory birds, raptors, springsnails, small mammals, acoustic bat surveys, greater sage-grouse lek surveys, etc.
  • Leading and conducting surveys for vegetation including, but not limited to, vegetation community mapping, noxious/invasive weed surveys, special status plant surveys, etc.
  • Leading and conducting surveys for water resources including, but not limited to, waters of the United States surveys, wetland delineations, collecting water quality samples, measuring seep and stream flow, documenting field parameters, and recording field conditions.
  • Preparing technical documents including, but not limited to, biological work plans, survey results reports, and biological specialist reports for NEPA documents.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, or related field required. 
  • Travel up to 50% required.  
  • Overnight stay including camping required.
  • Previous experience leading field teams required.
  • Previous experience conducting aerial raptor surveys required. 
  • Ability to work in remote, rural conditions required.
  • Ability to work independently and with others required.
  • Ability to hike for extended periods of time (up to 10 miles per day) required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs required.
  • Ability to work remotely and stay motivated and on task required. 
  • Commitment to safety and Nexus safety protocols and standards required.
  • Previous Project Management experience a plus.
  • Experience authoring NEPA sections and/or specialist reports a plus. 

Work would be located primarily in northern Nevada with the potential for some work or meetings in other states, as needed.

Please submit resume’s to info@nexus-env.com.


20 October, 2022:  Conservation Projects Specialist, San Francisco Zoo

The Conservation Team at San Francisco Zoo is hiring a full-time, entry-level position to assist with head-starting local endangered species, including California Red-legged Frogs, Sierra Nevada Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs, Yosemite Toads, and Western Pond Turtles.

For more information and to apply:

https://pro.snaphire.com/sfzoo-careers/job-details/ajid/0mrL7/Conservation-Projects-Specialist,19940.html


 

11 October, 2022: Lecturer in Ecology, California State University Fresno

Multiple Lecturers Needed for Spring 2023.  

Lecturer in Biology

Department Overview [Department website]

The Department of Biology at California State University, Fresno offers diversified undergraduate and graduate education that spans the breadth of modern Biology- from the inner workings of cells to the structure of whole ecosystems. The Department of Biology is a vibrant group of faculty members; excellent teachers with active and externally funded research programs. Fresno State biologists are investigating the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes, the ecology of Sierra Nevada forests and watersheds, and evolution of life in the world’s oceans. The Department offers a diverse graduate and undergraduate curriculum to prepare students for an array of career paths in the biological sciences. Motivated students have a wealth of independent research opportunities with Biology faculty.

Position Summary: [course catalog link]

The successful applicant may teach Biology as well as high enrollment general education courses.

We are interested in candidates who are qualified to teach course(s) and/or labs

  • BIOL 101: General Ecology
  • BIOL 121: Medical Microbiology
  • BIOL 157: Immunology
  • BIOL 161: Plant Physiology
  • or other classes as needed

Instructor Responsibility: Temporary faculty members are responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual 306, paragraph 2. Instructors are responsible for the preparation, delivery, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes, class projects, and midterm and final exams. All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester, in the mode assigned and listed in the in the schedule of classes (i.e. asynchronous, synchronous, in-person, or hybrid).

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).

Salary Range – Commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule (Lecturer AY-2358)

Anticipated Semester

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.

  • Fall 2022: August 17, 2022- December 22, 2022;
  • Spring 2023: January 16, 2023- May 20, 2023

Required Qualifications for high enrolled general education:

Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): A Master’s degree in Biology. 

Experience:  

  1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Required Qualifications for BIOL 121 or other upper-division and/or graduate level:

Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): A PhD in Biology-related field.

  1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and/or the graduate level.
  3. Expertise in a closely-related discipline.

Application Procedures:

A review of applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Review may begin as early June 15, 2022 for a Fall 2022 assignment.

  • Deadline is July 15, 2022 to be fully considered for Fall 2022 hiring.
  • Projected deadline is October 30, 2022 to be fully considered for Spring 2023 hiring.
  • Job Announcement for 2022-2023 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2023.

Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested and qualified in teaching,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references – the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach,
  4. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
  5. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.

For inquiries contact Dr. Jason Bush, Chair, E-mail: jbush@csufresno.edu.

The position advertised will remain open until filled. Interviews may follow. Qualified applicants not hired at this time will remain in this pool for future consideration.

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students’ intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University’s commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Fresno State’s Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.  Find out more about our Principles of Community at: https://fresnostate.edu/president/strategic-plan/principles-of-community.html

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission “to boldly educate and empower students for success.”

Our Students

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml.  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a “limited reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

The California State University requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/. Accordingly, you may be required to show proof of vaccination by your start date. You can find more information here.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.


11 October, 2022: Junior Biologist, ManTech Advanced Systems International

ManTech is seeking a highly motivated Junior Biologist for an immediate full-time position in the ManTech’s Solana Beach office to support the preparation of a variety of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation and related resource management and state and Federal permitting documents. Successful candidate requires a strong background in terrestrial biology, biological survey experience, and technical writing. Desirable applicants would be knowledgeable and experienced in some or all of the following: management of federally listed species, plant and animal identification, mitigation and monitoring, and Southern California natural history, including the California Channel Islands.

The individual selected for this position will primarily support environmental planning, but would also perform biological surveys, habitat assessments, and monitoring for ManTech’s Department of Defense customers as opportunities become available.

The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively interact with teams of staff, sub consultants, and/or clients. Successful candidate will support the preparation of technical documents for large NEPA projects, have the ability to work on various tasks simultaneously, and capable of follow through to completion on all assigned and delegated tasks. This position requires work within a group and individual setting and the ability to complete tasks within tight deadlines. The position may require some travel, possibly international; therefore, the applicant must maintain a valid U.S. passport. A security clearance is not required for this position; however, the ability to obtain a security clearance is highly desired.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A./B.S. or advanced degree in terrestrial biology, environmental sciences, or related fields.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of NEPA requirements (preferred, but not required).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to periodically travel.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
  • Solid time management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines.
  • Positive and energetic attitude.
  • Self-motivated; strong initiative.
  • Detail oriented; resourceful.
  • Knowledge of Southern California flora and fauna and federally listed species.
  • Ability to independently perform biological surveys for a broad range of plant and animal species as well as perform habitat assessments for federally listed species.

Salary: $62,000-$72,000/yr

Closing Date: Position open until filled.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Karen Waller (karen.waller@mantech.com)

To apply, please go to: https://mantech.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/USA-CA-Solana-Beach/Junior-Biologist_R32514?source=ManTech_Website.


 

11 October, 2022: Wildlife Construction Monitor, Western Pond Turtle/Herps (Klamath Project)

https://careers-res.icims.com/jobs/2752/wildlife-construction-monitor-%e2%80%93-western-pond-turtle-herps-%28klamath-project%29/job

Job ID 2022-2752

Category Ecology

Overview

RES is currently accepting applications for the position of Ecologist II/III based out of the Yreka, CA or Ashland, OR area.

The mission: be part of an epic project!

RES is leading a massive restoration effort integral to the largest dam removal and river renewal project in US history – a task vital to the future of several imperiled salmon populations on the West Coast. The Klamath River and its tributaries were once home to the third-largest salmon population in the West, but those numbers have crashed to an alarming level.  A major ecological restoration project will follow the removal of four aging dams that have cut off access to more than 400 stream miles of historical salmon and steelhead habitat. The world is watching, with major media outlets like the BBC and National Geographic already covering this critical project.

If you want to be part of this truly historic effort, we want to meet you. 

What your day-to-day might look like?

No days are the same, but you will be the main resource of the project providing guidance, strategies, methodologies, and techniques for the protection of Western Pond Turtle. 

This position will report daily to the Klamath Field Office or Lower Klamath Project site since most of the activities will be carried out in the field. This will include the following:

  • Delineate western pond turtle suitable habitat areas with GPS. Determine the factors to be addressed prior to data collection. You are expected to have good knowledge of GPS and field survey methodology.
  • Rescue and relocate western pond turtles in coordination with CDFW.
  • Assist with wildlife surveys, relocation efforts, and avoidance and minimization measures for other wildlife that may include amphibians and reptiles, avian species, bats, etc. – knowledge of these species is required.

Note that you will lead Visual Estimation Surveys and oversee and direct the work of biological construction monitors. Prior experience as a field crew leader and a desire to be a part of a high-functioning and cohesive team working towards a common goal will help you thrive in this position.

You will also develop protocols, organize, and ensure data quality and storage, and analyze and report on findings. Strong technical skills and experience in field ecology methods and data analysis will be required.

Part of your work will be focused on compliance and training. This will include:

  • Development of Western Pond Turtle Checklist in coordination with CDFW.
  • Development and implementation of the Biological Resources Awareness Training Program.
  • Identifying Best Management Practices (BMP) to avoid impacts on natural resources and to comply with environmental regulations.
  • Implementation of compliance program consistent with the various regulatory and permitting documents.
  • Providing technical input for the development of the compliance report template.

You will also be tasked with administrative duties such as daily species monitoring logs/monthly and annual reports and reviewing project documentation. You will extensively use your skills in report writing and editing, and oral presentation.

Note that the on-call (weekends/evenings, over the phone) support for construction/restoration crews during the implementation phase of the project, is needed.

You are also expected to do extended field rotations (sometimes 10-12 days at a time), and travel on a regular basis throughout the project sites which may require overnight stays. The work is done in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking, or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

Qualifications

We would love to talk to you if you have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (biology/ecology, biological science, natural resources or wildlife management, or a closely related discipline).
  • 5 years of professional experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrable experience as a Designated Biologist for western pond turtles.
  • Experience working with diverse wildlife species and habitats.
  • Prior experience proofing data.
  • Experience with biological construction monitoring.
  • Experience leading field crews
  • Experience working on active construction sites

What will make you stand out?

  • Advanced degree in wildlife biology or natural resource-related field
  • Experience working in the Klamath River Watershed
  • Specialized studies in Herpetology.
  • Species-habitat conservation planning and natural/biological resources management.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A) recovery permits and CDFW MOU.
  • A working knowledge of federal and state environmental laws for permit compliance including experience with Oregon and California species protection regulations and the Federal Endangered Species Act.
  • Experience working under and implementing biological measures associated with CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC regulatory documents.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.