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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.)


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

Join our Bird Ally X Emergency Wildlife Response Team! 

Now accepting 2021 Summer Internship  Applications

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

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

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

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

Job Duties Include

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

Qualifications

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

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

Learning Opportunities

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

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

Internship Terms

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

Location: Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge 

Pay: Stipends available

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

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

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


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

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

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

Key Responsibilities

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

 Basic Qualifications

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

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience

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

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


27 June, 2021:Herpetofauna Taxa Lead, Biological Monitoring Program, Santa Ana Watershed Association 

Company Profile

The Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the natural resources in the Santa Ana River watershed located in Southern California. SAWA collaborates with many local and regional stakeholders and resource agencies to affect large-scale, science-based habitat restoration, biological monitoring and endangered species recovery. The Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) of the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County is responsible for monitoring 146 Covered species and associated habitats as outlined in the MSHCP. More information on the MSHCP can be found at: https://www.wrc-rca.org/. At this time, we are pleased to announce an opening for MSHCP Herpetofauna Taxa Lead. This is a full-time position with a Monday through Friday work schedule. Benefits include an S-125 medical plan with a $700 monthly stipend; a retirement plan with 6% employer contribution; and paid leave following a six-month probationary period. The MSHCP BMP department fosters a talented, highly skilled and energized workforce. SAWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Job Description

The Herpetofauna Taxa Lead for the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Program will plan and participate in surveys for a wide variety of amphibian, reptile, and fish species and their habitats, and will be specifically expected to oversee field crews. Working closely with the Monitoring Program Manager, Biologist Supervisor, GIS Analyst, and Data Manager, the Herpetofauna Taxa Lead will be responsible for protocol development and implementation, data collection and analysis, and report writing, with the desired outcome of meeting species-specific Conservation Objectives. The Herpetofauna Taxa Lead will interact with staff from multiple agencies, including the Regional Conservation Authority (RCA), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as local land managers.

Primary duties include:

  • Plan, design and conduct biological surveys for Covered reptile, amphibian, and fish species.
  • Oversee and schedule field crews to ensure accurate and reliable collection of data.
  • Prepare study designs, including the development, testing and refinement of survey protocols using scientifically supported approaches.
  • Lead the training of field crews on data collection protocols and species identification.
  • Conduct literature research to stay current on Covered herpetofauna and fish.
  • Coordinate with other Taxa Leads and participate in a wide variety of wildlife surveys as needed.
  • Conduct surveys for, and oversee the removal of invasive aquatic species.
  •   Coordinate with personnel from other agencies and stakeholders on field activities, data collection, and site access.
  • Prepare field forms, coordinate gpx files, maps using ArcGIS and field supplies for surveys.
  • Prepare and maintain field equipment.
  • Oversee data digitization procedures, and perform quality control checks of collected data.
  • Perform data analysis using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Write detailed reports summarizing data.
  • Operate 4WD vehicles, digital equipment, computers, and lab equipment. Expected to carry a 25–30 pound backpack.
  • Attend meetings and training as appropriate.

Basic Requirements:

  • Three to five years of field experience conducting biological surveys and collecting data on amphibians and reptiles, with specific emphasis on trapping and handling experience.
  • Knowledge of: herpetological fauna (preferably in southern California); standard identification and survey methods, including handling and marking techniques for sensitive (including threatened and endangered) amphibians and reptiles.
  • Knowledge of and experience with fish (preferably southern California).
  • Ability to design herpetofauna and fish sampling strategies.
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and mapping programs that include ArcGIS and Google Earth and the ability to create gpx files for GPS navigation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision and cooperatively with a team.
  • Ability to lead people in the field and to direct and provide oversight of office work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions, and complete complex assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to keep clear and accurate notes, tabulate and analyze data, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to work long days and the occasional evening and overnight shift.
  • Ability to work in remote locations under variable environmental conditions (e.g., rough uneven terrain, off-trail, seasonally harsh temperatures).
  • Ability to operate 4WD vehicles.
  • Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Education:

Successful completion of a full four year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor of Science or higher degree that included a major field of study in herpetology, ecology, biology, or other closely related field. Completion of at least one course in statistics. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Supervision:

The Herpetofauna Taxa Lead is a full-time hourly position that works under the direct supervision of the Biologist Supervisor.

Compensation:

Position Hiring Range:  $25.50 – $26.77 (commensurate with experience)

Position Salary Range:  $25.50 – $32.65

Employment Requirements:

  • Valid state driver’s license with current proof of driving record.
  • Final candidate will be subject to a physical exam, drug screening test and background check.

To Apply:

E-mail (1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position and interest in SAWA (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references to: Jennette El Morsy at jennette@sawatershed.org. Please include “MSHCP Herp Taxa Lead – Your Name” in the subject line. Or mail to: J. El Morsy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, 1835 Chicago Ave., Suite C, Riverside, CA 92507

Application Deadline: Open until filled. First round of application review begins July 30, 2021


 

31 May, 2021: As-Needed Biological Monitor, ESA, Sacramento or San Francisco Bay Area

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands. 

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique.

What You Will Do

ESA is seeking full-time seasonal field biologists in the vicinity of Marysville, Sacramento, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Oakley, Antioch, Stockton area), and the San Francisco Bay Area, or within 2-3 hours and willing to travel.

Qualified candidates should have previous compliance monitoring experience and demonstrate the ability to perform all aspects of biological monitoring on medium to large, complex construction projects. General experience with wildlife and vegetation species from the geographic area of work: California Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.

Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience surveying, handling, and monitoring for, or with monitoring approvals by state and federal agencies for one or more of the following species: San Joaquin kit fox, Salt marsh harvest mouse, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, Western pond turtle, Giant garter snake, Alameda whipsnake, Ridgway’s rail, California black rail, and/or Swainson’s hawk. Successful candidates will fulfill the following duties:

  • Perform biological compliance monitoring and reporting at active construction sites to ensure conformance with mitigation/permit requirements
  • Conduct special-status species surveys and nesting bird surveys
  • Identify and relocate sensitive species, when needed
  • Effectively communicate with senior ESA staff, construction crews, project personnel, and project management staff
  • Maintain written daily written monitoring and inspection logs, including utilizing electronic data collection tools such as Fulcrum and Trello
  • Enter data into an on-line GIS mapping application such as ArcMap, Collector, Survey 123
  • Deliver worker environmental awareness training to on-site staff
  • Must have own transportation to project sites and a smart phone
  • Staff may need to complete a background check for access to high security areas, such as near railroad lines

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

Our Biology Team includes biologists, restoration ecologists, permitting specialists, conservation biologists, and environmental scientists that provide expertise for many municipalities throughout California. Our work matters because it helps communities shape a positive future for their citizens in balance with conserving our state’s sensitive natural resources. We value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

We encourage you to read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=33180&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296


15 May, 2021: As-Needed Biology Field Assistant, Dudek, Central Valley, California

About the Job

We are currently seeking for immediate hire hard-working, dedicated, and motivated individuals to join our seasonal field team in the Central Valley for May through September 2021 (end date flexible with class schedule). In this position the field assistant will be trained on field identification and data collection methods for reptile species. The field assistant will then join a team of biologists to perform pedestrian (walking) surveys throughout the Central Valley and document these truly amazing creatures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be dedicated and hard-working individuals eager to make the most of their experience while in the Central Valley. Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Complete initial training on reptile identification and data collection methods prior to field work
  • Receive direction from field leads and execute data collection and survey methods
  • Perform pedestrian (walking) surveys, often between 4 to 10 hours per day, under extreme weather conditions (high temperatures)
  • Position requires overnight stays in the Central Valley
  • On days when reptile surveys end early, responsibilities may include receiving training and performing surveys for other wildlife species near the field site
  • Follow Dudek or client established COVID-19 field safety protocols
  • Successful candidates should be aware that this work may occur during high temperature and extreme weather conditions. Candidates should be prepared with essential gear (e.g., water pack, hat, sunscreen, etc.) to survey in these conditions. Field leads can provide a list of essential gear for candidates to purchase.
  • Current work estimates this position as full-time work (40+ hours per week); however, successful candidates will be classified as “As-Needed Staff” and field work assignments (hours offered per week) may vary.

Field Perks:

  • Paid position!
  • Paid mileage, hotel, and meals while in the Central Valley
  • Great learning opportunities for any aspiring wildlife or field biologist
  • Unique opportunity to see and experience the sights missed by those zipping along Interstate-5

Minimum Requirements

  • Pursuing a degree (e.g., Associates, Bachelor, Master’s) in biology, ecology, botany, or related natural resources field
  • Personal transportation to, from, and around the Central Valley required; mileage will be paid at the federal rate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with or an interest in learning reptile and wildlife species identification
  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently and with a team, strong communication skills
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork in challenging terrain and variable weather conditions, as necessary

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai’i, and Oregon.

At Dudek, we need inclusivity to succeed and diversity to lead. We understand that the best problem solving happens when diverse viewpoints and experiences are applied. We recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, and trust build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. We celebrate our differences and strive to make meaningful progress toward becoming a more diverse company.

Please visit www.dudek.com to learn more!

Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.


15 May, 2021: Mid to Senior Level Biologists, Swaim Biological, Inc.

Swaim Biological, Inc. (SBI) is accepting applications for experienced Mid to Senior Level Biologists with a strong background in wildlife biology/botany/wetlands in California.  SBI is a small business that provides natural resource consulting services to a variety of clients, including state and local agencies, large consulting firms, land trusts, non-profits, park districts, and private entities. SBI projects range from baseline environmental studies, impact analyses, mitigation, and monitoring to research on special status species for conservation and management.  Applicants should have demonstrated permitting experience in California with the following agencies: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and California Regional Water Quality Control Board. Experience working with San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, California Coastal Commission and/or Central Valley Flood Protection Board is a plus.

Position requires the ability to accurately assess effects on biological resources, to interact professionally with clients and technical staff, and to identify solutions to meet client needs. Successful candidates must be able to lead project level and resource level investigations and prepare technical sections of environmental documents, review the work of staff, manage, mentor, and support staff.  Periodic travel and field work will be required.  

Qualifications: Applicants should have the following qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of experience in biological or ecological consulting.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferable.
  • Experience identifying plant and wildlife species in the field, especially sensitive/listed resources.
  • A strong background in ecology or wildlife management and working knowledge of the biology of California’s ecosystems.
  • The ability to prepare CEQA/NEPA documents, biological assessments, wildlife inventories, and/or vegetation inventories. Experience conducting aquatic resources delineations is a plus.
  • Experience with GPS/GIS and mapping software and apps (ArcMap, Collector, Survey 123), word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with a clean record.
  • Willingness and ability to take and pass drug screening and background checks.
  • Willingness to travel for site visits and construction monitoring.

SBI headquarters in in Livermore, California but projects are located all over California.   Benefits include health insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, ability to work from home).  Please send a cover letter that includes your salary and/or hourly rate request, résumé, up to three writing samples, and three references with contact information, including email to Karen Swaim at:  kswaim@swaimbio.com.


15 May, 2021: Seasonal and On-call Biologists, Swaim Biological, Inc.

Swaim Biological, Incorporated (SBI) is seeking seasonal field biologists (February – November) to monitor construction activities (including habitat restoration, creation, vegetation management, utility & transportation infrastructure, etc.) and assist with special-status species assessments and surveys. SBI is a small, woman-owned consulting firm that provides natural resource consulting services to a variety of clients including state and local agencies, large consulting firms, land trusts, non-profits, park districts, and private entities. SBI projects range from baseline environmental studies, impact analyses, mitigation and monitoring, to research on special-status species for conservation and management. SBI works primarily in the San Francisco Bay-Delta and Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley areas but work can occur statewide. Both full and part-time seasonal (generally Feb-Nov) positions and On-call positions are available, with potential to become permanent depending on merit and workload.

Primary duties include: 

  • Perform biological compliance monitoring and reporting.
  • Conduct special-status species surveys (flora and/or fauna) and nesting bird surveys
  • Assist with environmental reviews, including site assessments and report preparation

A BA/BS in biology or related field is preferred.  Successful candidates will have a basic understanding of California flora and fauna, and general knowledge of species inventory surveys and environmental regulations relevant to California (Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, CEQA, NEPA, etc.). Preference will be given to candidates with 2+ years of experience in environmental consulting/biological monitoring, especially those who can demonstrate previous monitoring approvals by state and federal agencies for one or more of the following species: California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, southern mountain and/or Sierra Nevada yellow -legged frog, blunt nosed leopard lizard, Alameda whipsnake, San Francisco gartersnake, and giant gartersnake. Experience with other special-status species (vernal pool fairy shrimp, small mammals, raptors, etc.) is a plus. Excellent communication skills, ability to understand and implement appropriate safety actions, and ability to work alone and/or in teams is essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. GIS and GPS experience, and possession of a scientific collecting permit and/or any federal recovery permits or qualifications to be added to one are desirable.

Job applicants are expected to:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle (4WD preferred, but not required).
  • Conduct strenuous and physically demanding field work in various temperature regimes.
  • Travel and work nights and weekends on occasion.
  • Willingness and ability to take and pass drug screening and background checks.

Hourly rate range is $22.00 – $45.00+ depending on experience.

To apply send a cover letter that identifies your desired position (seasonal or on-call) and when you would be available to start, a resume and three current references with contact name, affiliation, email, and phone number to kswaim@swaimbio.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.


11 May, 2021: Senior Biologist/Botanist/Wetland Ecologist, Sol Ecology, North Bay and Bay Area

Full-Time, Salaried Position in the North Bay and Bay Area

Sol Ecology is actively seeking an energetic, mid to senior-level biologist or ecologist to join our small team on a full or part-time basis. We are looking for a self-starter able to work both independently and collaboratively with senior and junior-level staff.  The successful candidate will be tasked with mentoring staff, client and regulatory agency communication, proposal preparation, leading field work, overseeing technical reporting, and performing restoration planning efforts for our clients primarily in the North Bay and surrounding counties.

We offer a fun, collaborative, and relaxed working environment and are dedicated to furthering our employee’s professional goals and skill sets.  We are looking to fill a key leadership role to help grow our company in a sustainable manner. Entrepreneurs are welcome to apply!

Compensation

This is a regular, full-time, salaried position with benefits package; part-time positions are also available.  We offer competitive salaries based on individual qualifications and experience.  All equipment necessary to perform job duties will be furnished by employer.  Employee must be able to work independently from home (with internet access) and be able to travel independently to work sites using their own vehicle.  We offer flexible working hours!

What You Will Accomplish

  • Supervise, mentor, and provide technical support to staff-level biologists.
  • Serve as a project manager and/or technical lead on local projects in development planning and permitting stages.
  • Manage small and large projects, including maintaining budgets, schedules, client communication, and quality control.
  • Lead biological assessments, wetland delineations, vegetation mapping, restoration planning and monitoring, and plant and/or wildlife survey efforts.
  • Work collaboratively to develop permit strategies and solutions that meet our client’s needs.
  • Be able to self-direct and independently prioritize and track multiple projects/tasks with little supervision.

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years or more experience working in environmental consulting or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, natural resource management, or related field
  • Attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to work with a team and independently, and strong written and oral skills.
  • Familiarity with California vegetation communities and sampling techniques (e.g., quadrat/releve sampling, wetland delineation, etc.).
  • Knowledge of locally sensitive plant and/or wildlife species and communities.
  • Experience preparing aquatic resource delineation reports and permit applications.
  • Experience as a project manager and mentor for junior or mid-level biologists.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter and resume to info@solecology.com and reference the “Senior Biologist” position.  Sol Ecology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls or recruiters, please.

About Us

Sol Ecology, Inc. is a veteran woman-owned biological consulting firm based in Petaluma, California, and state certified disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE).  Our firm was founded in 2017 as a biological consulting firm with experts in biological resources and land management planning. We work primarily with local landowners, developers, and municipalities. We also provide ecological restoration services for a number of federal and state contractors. Visit our website at www.solecology.com for more information on our staff, services, vision, and values.


 

11 May, 2021: Associate Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

Overview

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an associate-level Biologist with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop or continue a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise, business acumen and the potential for leadership. Responsibilities may include participating in field surveys, natural resource planning, writing technical reports, and coordinating with a multi-disciplinary team. It is anticipated that low to moderate travel will be required for the position.

This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be competitive, based on individual qualifications and experience, and based on the candidate’s potential to succeed in the position.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with a project team to complete biological resource management tasks.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues in an independent manner.
  • Participate in biological survey efforts.
  • Work to develop project management or technical lead skills on a variety of biological resource projects.
  • Use GPS units, and other maps and tools during fieldwork; and,
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities; and,
  • Work closely with SWCA’s other resource scientists, planners, on natural and cultural resource projects throughout the company.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field required.
  • Three to six years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management in either the public or private sector.
  • Experience of working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists.
  • Experience in writing technical reports.
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and/or plant identification skills; familiarity with the Endangered Species Act, excellent writing skills, and ability to record accurate field notes required.
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner; and,
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner.
  • Willingness to learn and grow into increased project-management and supervisorial responsibilities.

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

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

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

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/MaoXPLcL2NPesdpEUweMJ


11 May, 2021: Senior Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

Overview

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a senior-level Biologist with experience in natural resource management and biological studies for our San Luis Obispo, CA office. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop or continue a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise, business acumen and the potential for leadership. Responsibilities may include developing and implementing scientific studies, leading surveys, natural resource planning, staff coordination, project management, and business development. An important aspect of the work will involve staff mentorship and technical review of reports.

The Senior Biologist will have the opportunity to join SWCA’s scientific leadership program, which allows top subject experts to be recognized and rewarded for distinguished productivity and intellectual acumen, to make regular contributions to corporate strategies, and provide input to all levels of the company. It is anticipated that low to moderate travel will be required for the position. This position is a regular, full-time salaried position. Pay rate will be competitive, based on individual qualifications and experience, and based on the candidate’s potential to succeed in the position.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with a project team to develop innovative approaches to resource assessment that meet client needs and can withstand agency and public scrutiny.
  • Take initiative and resolve issues to assure client needs are addressed.
  • Coordinate and/or lead biological survey efforts.
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of biological resource projects.
  • Use GPS units, and other maps and tools during fieldwork.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities; and,
  • Work closely with SWCA’s other resource scientists, planners, on natural and cultural resource projects throughout the company.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field required, Master’s degree highly desired.
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management in either the public or private sector.
  • Experience of working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists.
  • Ability to promote SWCAs services internally and externally.
  • Experience managing subcontractors and ensuring technical excellence.
  • Experience in writing technical reports.
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and/or plant identification skills; familiarity with the Endangered Species Act, excellent writing skills, and ability to record accurate field notes required.
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner; and,
  • Ability to work as member of a team and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner. Willingness to learn and grow into increased project-management and supervisorial responsibilities.

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

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

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

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/p7LwWoIqGWLlIg6rSNgL6


5 May, 2021: Natural Resources Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview

SWCA’s Pasadena office is actively seeking one or more Natural Resources Project Managers to join our growing multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California. In this position, you will manage projects, take a lead role in pursuing project opportunities, conduct biological surveys, manage field teams, and mentor staff. Your work will expand SWCA’s professional reputation in natural resources management and research throughout California and beyond, and you will be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will collaborate with peers, maintain SWCA’s standards of excellence, and support the continuing development of SWCA’s Natural Resource Program.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, environmental sciences, or a closely related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent.
  • One (1) or more years of experience managing projects, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work.
  • Familiarity with Southern California flora and fauna.
  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, and natural resources permitting.
  • Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., restoration ecology, botany, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.).

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

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

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

Apply here: https://www.click2apply.net/b7LezBsYWDpyS2oKseVgM


 

5 May, 2021: Biologists, Sequoia Ecological Consulting, Inc., Bay Area, CA

Job Description

Sequoia Ecological Consulting, Inc. is seeking as needed and full time mid-level biologists to perform compliance monitoring, biological surveys, and habitat assessments in California. These positions will support a variety of projects with flexible staffing requirements. Number of hours will be dependent on project needs. Travel is typically limited to within two hours of our Bay Area office location, with occasional exceptions.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will consist primarily of field work; additional tasks may include preparing technical reports, performing desktop analysis, and assisting with other deliverables. Examples of specific duties include: nesting bird surveys, conducting habitat assessments and special-status plant and animal surveys, performing biological monitoring, and delivering environmental training to on-site staff. All work will be conducted under the guidance of Sequoia senior staff, and complete background information and instructions will be provided for each project and site.

Desired Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in biological sciences, botany, wildlife, environmental sciences, or related field
  • Experience performing field surveys and completing associated documentation
  • Experience with California flora and fauna
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Desire to learn from and collaborate with senior biologists
  • Priority will be given to applicants with experience with nesting bird surveys, construction monitoring, and field experience with native plants and animals of California.

To Apply Please visit our Careers page at http://www.sequoiaeco.com/careers and follow the application instructions or apply through Indeed. Please be sure to indicate the position for which you are applying.

About Us Sequoia is a San Francisco Bay Area-based, woman-owned, DBE small business that delivers a focused suite of services — including environmental impact assessments, biological resource monitoring, environmental permitting, impact analyses, wetland delineations, environmental training, mitigation development, storm water services, and construction monitoring — in support of utility, remediation and infrastructure projects. The firm was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Danville, CA.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Contract

Pay: $20.00 – $40.00 per hour


5 May, 2021: Vegetation Data Analyst, NCRM Inc., Grass Valley, CA

Position: Vegetation Data Analyst
Company: NCRM Inc. 2501 N State St. Ukiah CA 95482
Contact: Stephanie Martin Project Manager smartin@ncrm.com
Location:  Grass Valley, CA (Remote potential on occasion)

 Job description:

  • Work closely with a small team on achieving metric results on vegetation management.
  • Responsible for analyzing vegetation management work through ESRI GIS AGOL and Excel reporting.
  • Manipulate large volumes of data using Excel.
  • Develop and maintain reporting queries and dashboards to support project management.
  • Assist in the development of new reports and metrics as well as enhancements to and support of existing metrics.
  • Troubleshoot data issues related to reports.
  • Adapt to changing data models and project areas.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot data and utilize tracking and reporting metrics to resolve any reporting/metrics related issues.
  • Assist with the balancing of tree work with daily reports from tree work companies.
  • Balance wood management areas that have not been completed.
  • Generation of metric results on monthly and weekly basis using Power Point presentations.
  • Submit work areas for environmental review and permitting.

Experience:

  • Able to work with a small team of individuals and have strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, expert in Excel, Word, Arc GIS online, and ESRI Collector.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of systems including ESRI AGOL/Collector, Power Bii, and Excel.
  • Forestry or arboriculture experience a plus.
  • Utility tree work experience helpful.
  • 3-5 years with project reporting analytics.

Pay commiserate with experience.

Position open immediately and expected to be filled by June 1, 2021.

Please submit a resume with a detailed cover letter regarding your experiences and list of at least three references to smartin@ncrm.com.


26 April, 2021: Transmission Biologist Intern, PG&E, San Ramon, CA

Link to post: https://careers.pge.com/job/San-Ramon-Transmission-Biological-Intern-CA-94583/717522100/?locale=en_US


26 April, 2021: Environmental Planner – Regulatory Specialist, Valley Water, San Jose, CA

Salary: $9,112.13 – $11,663.60 Monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 01259-E
Location: Santa Clara County, CA
Department: Watershed Stewardship and Planning

Description

This posting will close without notice. Please submit your application as soon as possible.
Environmental Planning Unit (Position Code 0424)
Overview:
Are you an experienced environmental planner with a solid background in natural resource permitting? Are you well-versed in the fundamentals of CEQA and/or NEPA document preparation and compliance? Do you have experience evaluating of the impact of proposed public works, capital projects, or facilities on the community and the environment? If so, consider expanding your environmental planning career with Valley Water.

Valley Water is the primary water resource agency for Santa Clara County, supplying safe, clean water, providing flood protection, and serving as an environmental steward for healthy ecosystems. Valley Water serves approximately two million people in 15 cities and manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and 275 miles of streams.

Valley Water’s Associate Environmental Planner will provide key environmental planning and regulatory permitting support for large water infrastructure and stewardship projects. This is a journey-level environmental planning position that will focus on assisting project teams in the planning, design, and construction phases. Typical duties will include tasks and activities to comply with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, as well as natural resource agency regulatory compliance.
This position will directly support fast-paced teams working on projects related to flood protection, pipelines, water treatment plants, dams and reservoirs, and habitat restoration.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assist in the development of project environmental elements, identify potential environmental impacts, and evaluate opportunities to avoid or minimize impacts. Provide advice and guidance to project teams regarding the level of CEQA documentation required.
• Oversee and carry out the appropriate CEQA process approved through internal decision memoranda, including exemptions, Negative Declarations (ND), Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND), Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), and related public notices; assist with developing project descriptions; solicit input from responsible and trustee agencies; identify potential significant adverse and beneficial impacts; identify alternatives.
• Serve as liaison with internal staff and external parties on input and questions pertaining to the environmental aspect of the project or activity; receive and respond to written comments from agencies and the public; plan logistics, including the setup of scoping meetings; prepare meeting materials; moderate public hearings; collect verbal comments as necessary; and incorporate and address comments in CEQA documents.
• Support natural resource agency permitting efforts through conducting background research, assisting in development of permitting and mitigation strategies, preparing submittals, coordinating with environmental regulators, and negotiating the need for permits and permit conditions.
• Support environmental compliance monitoring of project activities.
• Assist in consultant management to promote high quality contract work products: monitor progress and maintain close contact during development of work products; review work products.

Ideal Candidate’s Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.

Ideal Experience:

• Five (5) years or more of professional-level environmental planning or related experience involving the evaluation of the impact of proposed public works or capital projects or facilities on the community and the environment OR a Master’s degree and three (3) years of professional environmental planning experience.
• Preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents and/or successful regulatory permit negotiation and acquisition on complex projects, ideally for water infrastructure and/or environmental restoration.

Ideal Skills and Abilities:

• Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Assess, mitigate, monitor, and report environmental elements and impacts; evaluate thresholds of significance.
• Research and evaluate studies, reports, papers, and related literature used in the field of environmental planning.
• Set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Public speaking and presentation skills.

Ideal Knowledge:

• Working knowledge of the CEQA and/or NEPA processes as it relates to the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects.
• Methods and techniques of scientific research, analysis, and reporting used in the field of environmental planning.
• Methods and techniques of environmental impact assessment, mitigation, monitoring, and reporting.
• Principles and practices of project management, including planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling budget.
• Federal, state, and regional permitting regulations, laws, processes, and practices applied in environmental planning and natural resource management, including but not limited to: Clean Water Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, California Fish and Game Code, Federal and California Endangered Species Acts, and National Historic Preservation Act.
• Specialty in key aspect of environmental planning and analysis, such as: air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, noise, and vibration, and/or traffic and transportation.

Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, ecology, environmental planning, city and regional planning, land use planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography, biology, chemistry, or a related field.

Required License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. Individuals who do not meet the driver’s license requirement due to a disability will be considered for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

To review the Classification Specification, please click http://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/Environmental Planner Ast I-II-Asc – 5-2019.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.

Valley Water’s Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2232972