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.)


13 April, 2024: Environmental Planner, Westervelt Ecological Services

Environmental Planner: https://westervelt.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/309?c=westervelt 


13 April, 2024: Land Stewardship Technician, Westervelt Ecological Services

Land Stewardship Technician: https://westervelt.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/344?c=westervelt


13 April, 2024: On-Call Mid-Senior Botanist, Stantec

On-Call Mid-Senior Level Botanist ( 240001CQ )

Locations : California-Sacramento, Chico, Campbell, Fresno, San Francisco, Redding, Roseville, Walnut Creek

To Apply: On-Call Mid-Senior Level Botanist (stantec.jobs)

Hybrid Role

Employee Status : Regular, Part Time

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : 75 %

Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental experts on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a mid to senior level on-call Botanist to join our Environmental Services Practice working within Northern California, to provide as-needed biological support over multiple projects and programs. This position may include writing reports, collecting biological data, surveys, habitat assessments and environmental compliance. The position is to be based out of our Sacramento, Roseville, Nevada City, Chico, Redding, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, or Fresno offices.

Your Key Responsibilities

As an on-call Botanist, you may work in highly variable terrain, environments, and locations.

This position is primarily field based but can include desktop work depending on interest and experience. You will perform as-needed botanical support.

Task duties include:

  • Assist and/or lead field work tasks, as needed, primarily for floristic inventories, vegetation community sampling and mapping, and potentially for wetland delineations and compliance monitoring.
  • Communicating with your team, team leads, project manager and potentially construction crews, clients, or other stakeholders.
  • Preparing daily monitoring and/or field reports.

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of California ecosystems and floristics, and experience with the Jepson Manual.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.
  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Strong skills as a self-starter
  • Lead or assist in field work tasks as needed, primarily for floristic surveys and vegetation mapping and sampling, including experience with the Manual of California Vegetation.
  • Able to build strong relationships with clients while in the field and communicating.
  • Participation in team lead efforts as well as independent field work.
  • Strong sense of safety and ability to participate in, uphold and enforce Stantec’s strong safety programs.
  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred but not required:

  • 5-9 years of field experience
  • Wetland delineation experience
  • Experience in driving ATVs
  • CPR/Wilderness First Aid Certification

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Botany, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Some travel may be required. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):

  • SF Area $41.30/CA Other Areas $36.06PH – SF Area $59.90/CA Other Areas $52.31PH Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans


13 April, 2024: On-Call Junior Botanist, Stantec

On-Call Junior Botanist– ( 240001C8)

Locations: United States-California-Sacramento, Chico, Campbell, Roseville, Fresno, San Francisco, Redding

To Apply: On-Call Junior Botanist (stantec.jobs)

Hybrid Role

Regular, Part-time

Travel:  75%

Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental experts on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a junior level on-call Botanist to join our Environmental Services Practice working within Northern California, to provide as-needed biological support over multiple projects and programs. This position may include writing reports, collecting biological data, surveys, habitat assessments and environmental compliance. The position is to be based out of our Sacramento, Roseville, Nevada City, Chico, Redding, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, or Fresno offices.

Your Key Responsibilities

As an on-call Botanist, you may work in highly variable terrain, environments, and locations.

This position is primarily field based but can include desktop work depending on interest and experience. You will perform as-needed botanical support.

Task duties include:

  • Assist field work tasks, as needed, primarily for floristic inventories, vegetation community sampling and mapping, and potentially for wetland delineations and compliance monitoring.
  • Communicating with your team, team leads, project manager and potentially construction crews.
  • Preparing daily monitoring and/or field reports.

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of California ecosystems and floristics, and experience with the Jepson Manual.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.
  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Strong skills as a self-starter
  • Assist in field work tasks as needed, primarily for floristic surveys and vegetation mapping and sampling, including experience with the Manual of California Vegetation.
  • Participation in team efforts as well as independent field work.
  • Strong sense of safety and ability to participate in, uphold and enforce Stantec’s strong safety programs.
  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred but not required:

  • 1-4 years of field experience
  • Wetland delineation experience
  • Experience in driving ATVs
  • CPR/Wilderness First Aid Certification

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Botany, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Some travel may be required. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):

  • SF Area $27.74/CA Other Areas $24.23 PH – SF Area $38.85/CA Other Areas $33.89 PH Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans


13 April, 2024: On-Call Biologist, Stantec

On-Call Biologist( 2400015E )

Locations: California-Chico, Campbell, Fresno, San Francisco, Redding, Sacramento, Roseville, Walnut Creek

Employee Status : Regular

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental experts on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking an entry and mid-level on-call Biologist to join our Environmental Services Practice working within Northern California, to provide as-needed biological support over multiple projects and programs. This position may include writing reports, collecting biological data, surveys, habitat assessments and environmental compliance. The position is to be based out of our Sacramento, Roseville, Chico, Redding, Walnut Creek, San Jose or Fresno offices.

Your Key Responsibilities

As an on-call Biologist, you may work in highly variable terrains, environments, and locations.

This position is primarily field based but can include desktop work pending on interest and experience. You will perform as-needed biological support.

Task duties include:

  • Assist and/or lead field work tasks, as needed, such nesting bird surveys, vegetation community assessments, wetland delineation and classification, special status plant and wildlife surveys, and compliance monitoring.
  • Communicating with your team, team leads, project manager and potentially construction crews, clients, or other stakeholders.
  • Preparing daily monitoring and/or field reports.
  • Identification and support on environmental permitting on various projects located throughout California.

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of California ecosystems and endangered or protected species
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.
  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Strong skills as a self-starter
  • Assist in field work tasks, such as nesting bird surveys, vegetation community assessments, wetland delineations, special-status plant and wildlife surveys, restoration monitoring and construction biological monitoring.
  • Able to build strong relationships with clients while in the field and communicating.
  • Independent field work is expected, but field work can also include participation in team lead efforts.
  • Strong sense of safety and ability to participate in, uphold and enforce Stantec’s strong safety programs.
  • Good driving record and a valid drives license is required.

Preferred but not required:

  • Minimum of 1-4 years of field experience
  • Understanding of Federal and State agency environmental requirements.
  • Nesting bird experience
  • Special-status species survey experience
  • Botany experience
  • Wetland delineation experience
  • 10(a)(1)(A) permits

Education and Experience

Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Some travel may be required. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, contribute to exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us in a measurable way.

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):

  • SF Area $27.74/CA Other Areas $24.23 Per Hour – SF Area $38.85/CA Other Areas $36.35 Per Hour Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans


13 April, 2024: Biologist, Stantec

Biologist ( 2400015Q )

Locations : California-Walnut Creek, Chico, Sacramento, Campbell, Fresno Redding

Hybrid Role.

Full Time Regular

Travel:  10%

To Apply: Biologist (stantec.jobs)

Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental experts on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a Biologist to join our Environmental Services Practice working within our power utility sector in the Northern California region, to provide Field Coordination management on our multi-discipline programs. The position may also include leading desktop biological constraints reviews and working with Senior Biologists to support junior staff in completing reports, as well as maintaining key communications with the client. The position is to be based out of our Sacramento, Roseville, Chico, Redding, Walnut Creek, San Jose or Fresno offices and geographic alignment with other Stantec offices can be considered based on experience. Stantec offers flexible work locations (including working from home), flexible work hours and a robust compensation and benefits package.

Your Key Responsibilities

As a Biologist, you will lead and coordinate biological environmental field surveys and monitoring efforts for public and private projects supporting utility programs.

This position is primarily desktop (remote work from home or office).

Task duties include:

  • Providing quality control and maintaining a high standard for safety on biological field reports/memos produced by junior biological staff and subcontractors.
  • Identification and support on environmental permitting, coordinating field survey logistics on various projects located throughout California, providing management of field survey and/or monitoring efforts, and coordination of biological reports with utility clients and internal Stantec teams.
  • Supporting multi-disciplinary project/program teams in all phases of the execution and delivery of utility operations and maintenance projects.
  • Understanding and knowledge of California flora/fauna will be needed, as well as understanding of typical construction activities on electric and/or gas and/or vegetation removal projects.
  • Supporting project management teams and working on the financials of dynamic projects.

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Perform linear facility (i.e., utility, transportation, etc.) environmental work, including 3 -5 years of experience performing biological and/or permitting work for California IOUs (or equivalent).
  • Familiar with staffing large field projects, on multiple days, in multiple locations and ability to participate in multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously.
  • Strong research, analysis, and reporting abilities.
  • Strong reviewing skills and QA/QC skills.
  • Detail-oriented and capable of managing and tracking large amounts of data.
  • Takes initiative, team-oriented professional with excellent written and communication skills.
  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.
  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Ability to identify new project opportunities and build relationships with clients.
  • Strong skills as a self-starter, good client forward facing/communication skills.
  • Understanding of Federal and State agency requirements with special-status species on linear projects.

Preferred:

  • CPUC experience a plus.

Education and Experience

Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in biology.

Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Master’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field a plus.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):

  • SF Area $85,900/CA Other Areas $75,000 – SF Area $124,600/CA Other Areas $116,700 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans


13 April, 2024: CDFW Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), Central Region 4, Renewable Energy Program

Are you looking to be a part of California’s history and pursue a rewarding career as a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) within the Central Region (Region 4) Renewable Energy Program?  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is in need of two dedicated, positive team members to support our efforts as a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist).  If you are outgoing, independent, and highly motivated, please consider applying to be an integral part of the Renewable Energy Program.  The positions are based in the CDFW Central Region Fresno Office, and the final filing date is April 18, 2024.

The positions have been posted to CalCareers under the same Job Code # (JC-426043) and are both advertised in Fresno County. 

Here is the job posting for the two positions: CalCareers


13 April, 2024: USFS Pacific Southwest Region Career Opportunities

Join the Pacific Southwest Region team in California and be part of an organization that is committed to caring for the land and serving people.  

Apply on USAJOBS.  Applicants may apply electronically through USA Jobs at www.usajobs.gov. Applicants should review the announcement carefully and ensure that their application is complete, and all required documents are filed on or before the closing date.  You may access the vacancy announcements(s) at the following links(s):

Job Opportunities:

Position Series & Grade Vacancy Announcement # Open & Closing Date Duty Location
Airplane Pilot GS-2181-9/11/12

$57,118 – $107,680 per year

24-FIRE-NOCR-PILOT-91112DH

Open Continuous Announcement

10/02/2023 to 07/15/2024 Redding, CA; San Bernardino, CA
Biologist/Ecologist GS-0401/0408-9

$178,914 – $191,900 per year

24-RES-12349382-DT-BVB 04/02/2024 to 04/16/2024 Redding, CA
Open Continuous Announcements Varies Please see attached document for list of various positions or view here 10/30/2023 to 07/31/2024 Across California

 

  • Application for Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL’s) 2024 U.S. Forest Service Public Service Scholarship and Internship Program are OPEN (See attached document to learn more)
      • Fall 2024 (Public Service Internship) Applications Closes:  Friday, July 12, 2024, | 11:59 pm ET.
  • The Cleveland National Forest is seeking female students ages 16 – 18 to participate in their inaugural All Girls Camp to inspire girls to pursue careers in wildland firefighting and other exciting and rewarding Forest Service occupations. Participants will learn how to fight fires and manage national resources through a variety of hands-on activities with their fellow camp members. See the attached flyer and details below for more information.
  • FY24 Perm Fire Hire Non-Centralized Event is set to OPEN May 7, 2024, and set to CLOSE May 16, 2024, on USAJOBS.  To express interest in receiving this notification please register here.   You will be notified when the vacancy announcements become available. 

About the Pacific Southwest Region

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

How to Apply

Please view Tips for Applicants – a guide to the Forest Service application process.

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

 We’re here to help! We are offering a free 30-minute virtual consultation via Microsoft Teams.  Book here to schedule an appointment to speak to one of the Region 5 recruiters. 

 

Resource and Information:

We look forward to working with you.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 


13 April, 2024: GS-0401-09/11 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Coordinator, Willows, CA

Join the Region 8 Habitat Restoration Division Team!  This position will be located in Willows, CA. With a population of 6,000, Willows is a quaint farming community nestled in the heart of the Pacific Flyway. This position is remotely located at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, known for providing critical seasonal wetland habitat for hundreds of thousands of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds each year.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/784578500

R8-24-12329180-AA-RCG https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/784578400

R8-24-12329179-AA-MP https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/784578600


13 April, 2024:  Wildlife and Plant Ecologist, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

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

Essential Functions

  • Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive biological resources.
  • Conduct biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat assessments, habitat mapping, species-specific surveys, protocol surveys for special-status species, nesting bird surveys, roosting bat surveys, floristic surveys, noxious weed surveys, impact assessments, mitigation monitoring, and biological compliance monitoring.
  • Conduct environmental 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.
  • Provide technical support to other team members.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Prepare daily survey and monitoring reports and more complex technical reports.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field; advanced degree (M.S., M.A., M.E.M., or Ph.D.) or professional certificate (e.g., GIS, P.M.P.) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna.
  • Strong field skills and experience (those with permits to conduct surveys for threatened or endangered wildlife species preferred).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (experience preparing technical reports for California Environmental Quality Act or National Environmental Policy Act compliance preferred).
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness to use your vehicle to drive to and from most project sites (mileage reimbursement provided).
  • Willingness to travel to and from project sites throughout California and beyond, including those requiring overnight stays of up to 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.

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, medical and dental insurance coverage, 401(k) contributions and profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and professional learning opportunities.

Hourly Range

$30.00–$55.00 / hour
Plus regular opportunities for overtime and double-time compensation.

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.


13 April, 2024: Wildlife and Plant Ecologist – Project Manager Positions, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA                        

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

Essential Functions

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

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.

Salary Range

$100,000 – $153,000 / year

How to Apply 

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


13 April, 2024:  CDFW Environmental Scientist, Bay Delta Region 3 Timberland Conservation & Wildfire Resiliency Unit

The Bay Delta Region 3 Timberland Conservation and Wildfire Resiliency Program is hiring a full-time permanent Environmental Scientist, final filing date is 4/29/2024. If you enjoy hiking in the redwood and Douglas-fir forests of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Sonoma, and Napa counties, and are passionate about the conservation of forest species and their habitat, please consider applying. Please share this job announcement with anyone who may be interested and contact me with any questions.

The position can be based out of our Santa Rosa, Napa, and Fairfield offices, links to the job advertisement (you only need to apply to one county):

Are you looking to be a part of a dynamic team of conservation-minded scientists working to protect fish and wildlife resources in the redwood and Douglas fir forests of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Napa, and Sonoma counties? The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Timberland Conservation and Wildfire Resiliency Program is seeking a motivated professional to work as an Environmental Scientist reviewing and evaluating Timber Harvest Plans and Timber Emergencies & Exemptions by analyzing consequences of proposed activities, attending pre-harvest inspections, preparing written inspection reports and recommendations for the conservation of fish and wildlife resources, assessing the application of law, regulation and policy, conducting listed and sensitive species consultations, and preparing any related Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements and Incidental Take Permits in the Bay Delta Region.

The incumbent works in close collaboration with other Environmental Scientists and Senior Environmental Scientists, and with other state agencies as part of an interdisciplinary review team. Under the direction of a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) the incumbent represents the region and may act as the staff lead and may provide consultative advice when working with applicants, local, state, and federal agencies, stakeholders, and the general public. Public contacts made in the course of this work are sensitive and involve a wide variety of special interest groups.


4 April, 2024: Recovery Ecology Post Doctoral Associate, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Our burrowing owl team is seeking a post-doctoral associate. 

https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/16972

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Melissa Merrick mmerrick@sdzwa.org.


4 April, 2024: On Call Wildlife Biologist, Nomad Ecology, LLC

ABOUT NOMAD ECOLOGY, LLC

Nomad Ecology, LLC is a small environmental consulting firm in Martinez, California that specializes in natural resource studies, biological resource documentation for public review documents, and Geographic Information System services. Our business focuses on two general areas: utility infrastructure projects (water, power, and gas) and resource management and inventory for local park districts, land trusts, and habitat conservancies. Our clients and projects are focused within the 9-county Bay Area, although we do occasionally travel beyond the Bay Area for projects. 

Nomad provides biological resources expertise from the beginning phases of project design, helps clients minimize impacts to biological resources, assists clients with obtaining permits from relevant agencies, provides biological monitoring throughout project construction, completes restoration design and implementation after project construction, and conducts long-term monitoring to comply with permit conditions. For nearly 20 years we have provided services for compliance with applicable State and federal environmental regulations including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal and State Endangered Species Acts, and the Clean Water Act, among others. 

The natural resource related services offered by Nomad support the objectives of privately owned companies, public agencies, and municipalities. Our services are also well suited in the non-profit world by enriching the knowledge of land and resource managers, park agencies, and nongovernmental organizations in the facilitation of meaningful stewardship-driven land management. Our approach integrates biological expertise, professional integrity, and advanced technology, allowing us to produce quality products on time and within budget, and cultivate long-term relationships with our clients, business partners, and regulatory agencies. During our history we have developed a solid reputation around the Bay Area for our expertise in the disciplines of professional wildlife biology and botany. 

Nomad prides itself on being a “development neutral” firm focused on public utilities and public works sectors as well as natural resource management arenas. Nomad does not pursue large-scale development projects (e.g. housing or commercial development).

JOB SUMMARY

Nomad Ecology is seeking an on-call Wildlife Biologist to assist with the firm’s wildlife related work. As a part of Nomad Ecology, the Wildlife Biologist must be dedicated to an understanding and appreciation of California’s wildlife and promote the use of sound science and current technologies available to wildlife professionals. The work will be both office-based and in the field throughout various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, however the main role the biologist will fill is assisting with baseline and impact assessments and biological monitoring. It requires an individual who is organized, collaborative, and is enthusiastic about California’s biological resources.

Field work demands that the individual be comfortable working independently in remote locations, but must be comfortable working in a team setting as well. A working knowledge of the Bay Area’s wildlife species is essential, including the ability to identify birds and nesting behavior. The ideal candidate will have survey and monitoring experience with a wide range of the Bay Area’s federally and state-listed species and be able to be approved by regulatory agencies to conduct surveys and construction monitoring for these species. Listed species handling experience, 10(a)1(A) permits, CDFW Memoranda of Understanding, and Scientific Collecting Permits are a plus. The wildlife biologist should be willing to perform a variety of tasks on a wide range of projects.

REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Work

  • Conduct reconnaissance-level and protocol-level surveys in support of biological resources documents/products.
    • Conduct habitat assessments and field reconnaissance surveys to determine the potential for listed species and their habitats to be impacted by projects
    • Conduct nesting bird surveys in support of the MBTA o Perform focused and protocol-level surveys for target wildlife species, e.g.

burrowing owl, bats, western pond turtle, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, Swainson’s hawk, etc.

  • Set up and maintain camera stations, conduct water quality and depth measurements, and other miscellaneous field tasks, as needed.
  • Conduct construction monitoring and restoration/mitigation monitoring. o Perform pre-construction surveys for nesting birds and special-status wildlife species (e.g. Alameda whipsnake, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, foothill yellow-legged frog, western pond turtle, burrowing owl, San Francisco garter snake, giant garter snake, vernal pool branchiopods, American badger, San Joaquin kit fox, San Francisco dusky-footed woodrat, Swainson’s hawk, golden eagle, Ridgway’s rail, salt marsh harvest house, California least tern, western snowy plover) prior to the commencement of project activities
    • Coordinate and communicate effectively with on-site contractors and Nomad principals/senior staff to ensure projects remain in compliance with permit conditions during construction monitoring
    • Assist with restoration projects which may include seeding, planting container plants, or data collection

Report and Other Document Preparation

  • Assist writing biological resource documents and preparing tables, appendices, etc. for baseline resource inventories and management plans, and CEQA and NEPA related biological resources documents.
  • Provide data entry support for wildlife survey, habitat assessment, water quality, and botanical field data
  • Assist in GIS map production in support of wildlife resource documents and produce tables documenting special-status wildlife species’ potential to occur
  • Prepare daily or weekly monitoring reports for construction and restoration monitoring projects

REPRESENTATIVE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Studies or related field with at least 2 years of experience as a biologist in California. Master’s degree preferred. Broad knowledge of the wildlife of California with strong competency in field identification.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy and data entry/analysis proficiency (i.e., Word, Excel, Google Earth, GIS (preferred), and statistical programs, among others).
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of the Nomad team; demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and exercise mature judgment.

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Work may require travel throughout the Bay Area, and occasionally beyond (travel expenses are reimbursed).
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines or adhere to agency endorsed survey protocols. Nomad prioritizes our employees’ weekends and work / life balance.
  • Possess valid California driver’s license.
  • Access to a motor vehicle for work-related travel.
  • Ability to hike, occasionally on rugged terrain.
  • Ability to conduct surveys in swift moving water and deep ponds.
  • Ability to work outdoors at night and in inclement weather.
  • Ability to lift, carry/move small boxes, field equipment, and supplies up to 50 lbs.

STATUS AND SUPERVISION

This is an on-call staff position based out of our office in Martinez, with remote work privileges. During the field season the staff member may be requested to work up to a full-time schedule, to meet various project needs. The weekly work schedule will be flexible, but also dependent on project needs. If you have any specific schedule or commitment requirements, please include this information in your cover letter. The position will be supervised by Nomad’s principal wildlife biologists Meghan Bishop and Dana Terry. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a mid-level position. The Wildlife Biologist will serve a key role among Nomad’s small group of professionals. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience with a pay range between $25 and $50 hourly. Based on performance and staffing needs, the oncall position has the potential to develop into a full-time position, if desired.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Meghan Bishop at mbishop@nomadecology.com. Please include examples of specific projects that you have worked on and the special-status wildlife species of California that you have experience working with and have previous agency approvals for. See the species called out above under Representative Responsibilities – Field Work and mention which projects and agencies have approved you to conduct surveys and construction monitoring for each of those species, along with any additional species that are not mentioned. The subject line of your email should read “Wildlife Biologist Application.” Review of applications will begin April 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Nomad Ecology, LLC is a Certified Microbusiness / Small Business and Woman and Minority Business Enterprise 


 

26 March, 2024:  Mitigation Analyst, WRA, Southern CA

Mitigation Analyst

  • WRA’s Conservation Strategies Team works with private landowners, investors, non-profits, and public entities to entitle mitigation projects, implement restoration projects, and understand mitigation markets and drivers. We are seeking a Mitigation Analyst who will be responsible for assisting conservation project managers in evaluating the feasibility of, planning, implementing, and managing the ongoing operations of  large-scale, market based conservation projects such as mitigation banks and permittee-responsible mitigation projects.
  • The salary range for this position is $54,000 – $97,500.
  • This position can be remote in Southern California, or based out of our San Diego office. Periodic travel to field sites and for in person meetings will be required.

26 March, 2024: Wildlife Biologist, WRA, Northern CA

Wildlife Biologist 

  • WRA’s Compliance Monitoring Team specializes in project implementation, permitting compliance, monitoring, and reporting. The CM Team provides the last line of defense to ensure protectionary measures for special status species are carried out in accordance with resource agency permits, while simultaneously preserving project timeline and budget. WRA’s Compliance Specialists have created workflows and efficiencies that accomplish take-avoidance objectives while being minimally disruptive to the construction team before, during, and after build-out.  The CM team works with forepersons, laborers, project and construction managers, and regulators to anticipate and avoid potential problems before they happen.
  • We are looking to add a Wildlife Biologist/Junior Project Manager that is interested in learning how the science and regulatory policy converge in real-world scenarios. The successful candidate will work alongside the Compliance Monitoring Team Leader to support our current clients, oversee and manage compliance tasks and projects, have opportunities to play an active role in marketing, and interface with all the cogs in WRA’s compliance wheel.  Ideally, and over time, you will help grow the scope and scale of WRA’s compliance monitoring services.
  • The salary range for this position is $66,000 – $90,000 depending on experience.
  • You will have the option to work in person or on a hybrid remote/in-office schedule. The candidate will be within commuting distance to one of our three Northern California offices (San Rafael, Petaluma, and Emeryville) for office and field site visits. Occasional travel, night work, and seasonally long days in the field will also be required.

 

20 March, 2024: Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist – Construction Monitor, Stillwater Sciences, Berkeley or Davis, CA

Position title: Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist – Construction Monitor

Location: Berkeley or Davis, CA   

Contact information (apply for the position at this link): https://stillwatersci.bamboohr.com/careers/59

Closing date: N/A

Description and qualifications: https://stillwatersci.bamboohr.com/careers/59

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly motivated wildlife and fisheries biologist based in Berkeley or Davis (CA) to play a key role in construction monitoring and environmental compliance projects. Construction monitoring will mainly be based in the Delta, greater Sacramento area, and on occasion in the San Francisco Bay Area (e.g., San Jose, San Pablo Bay). This position would largely focus on construction oversight and environmental compliance with some in‑office preparation or reporting. We are looking for a biologist who has experience with special‑status fish and wildlife in the Bay Area and Delta. Experience with one or more of the following species is a plus:

  • Swainson’s hawk
  • Ridgway’s rail
  • Western burrowing owl
  • Giant garter snake
  • Northwestern pond turtle
  • Salt marsh harvest mouse
  • Delta smelt
  • Valley elderberry longhorn beetle

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead biologist or construction monitor for a variety of projects in rural or urban settings.
  • Conduct pre-construction surveys, habitat assessments, and targeted breeding surveys.
  • Coordinate and communicate with project managers, construction personnel, clients, and coworkers regularly and with professionalism.
  • Clear and organized data entry, data management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Potential to participate in interdisciplinary teams for various resources, projects, or tasks (e.g., field work or data analysis/report writing support for fisheries, water quality, invasive aquatic species sampling, etc.).

Qualified applicants should ideally have the following skills or experience:

  • Experience construction monitoring, conducting pre-construction surveys, and performing worker environmental trainings.
  • Experience with special-status species in the Delta or Bay Area (including specific experience with species listed above).
  • Experience working with a construction crew.
  • Experience and comfort with 4-wheel drive vehicles, safely driving on rural, remote, or levee roads (including one‑lane roads).
  • Experience working with boats and motors (inflatable zodiacs, gas and electric motors) is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel and endurance to work long hours in the field (10- to 12-hour field days), including work on uneven terrain.

Qualified applicants should possess:

  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Attention to detail, commitment to sound science, and dedication to resource protection.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • BS in Wildlife Biology (or natural resource field with 2+ years’ experience in the environmental field).

Availability, Compensation and Application Details:

  • Apply for the position here: https://stillwatersci.bamboohr.com/careers/59
  • Full-time, seasonal, position in Davis or Berkeley, CA
  • $28–36 an hour; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • This is a seasonal full-time position with health/dental/life insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) match.
  • Out-of-town work (requiring overnight stays) likely required of the position.
  • Please provide a cover letter describing experience, a resume, and a writing sample in MS Word or PDF format.
  • Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • Electronic submissions must be submitted through the website submission portal. Only online applications will be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.

22 February, 2024: Nutria Field Crew: Fish and Wildlife Technician, Scientific Aid, Environmental Services Intern

Link to flyer: https://twsws-files.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/jobs/NutriaFieldCrewFlier.pdf


22 February, 2024: Senior Wetlands Regulatory Specialist, Michael Baker International

Link to posting: https://ebxs.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_2/job/306316/?utm_medium=jobshare


22 February, 2024: Preserve Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management, San Diego Region – California

Starting base salary range $64,480 – $74,480 (Full-Time Permanent)

Do you have experience in conservation land stewardship including application of good management practices, endangered species monitoring, and nonnative species management? Do you have knowledge of southern California native plants and experience in managing habitats such as coastal sage scrub and southern maritime chaparral? Are you an excellent communicator, collaborator, and proven self-starter?

Join the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) in protecting conservation lands in perpetuity! Our Preserve Managers provide critical on-the-ground management of their own individual portfolio of preserves—each one representing increasingly rare habitats, fragile ecosystems, and endangered species.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide stewardship for a portfolio of CNLM preserves within and near the city of Carlsbad in San Diego County
  • Monitor occurrences and populations of native, listed, and exotic species of plants and animals
  • Practice adaptive management – updating management plans based on evidence, experience, and changing conditions
  • Develop work plans, prepare annual reports, manage preserve budgets
  • Conduct stewardship activities that could include occasional restoration or enhancement activities and integrated pest management including chemical control of exotics if needed and/or mechanical control
  • Participate in acquiring new CNLM preserves which includes conducting cost analyses on new properties using CNLM’s iconic “PAR” process and app
  • Participate in CNLM’s team of accomplished stewardship professionals in California and Washington to improve best management practices for rare and endangered species in their native environments

For the full position description including more comprehensive lists of benefits, requirements and duties, please visit our website: https://www.cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/job-opportunities/

Application review will be ongoing but please submit your application materials as soon as possible. This recruitment may be closed at any time.


22 February, 2024: Preserve Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management, Santa Barbara County, South Coast Region – California

Starting base salary range $64,480 – $74,480 (Full-Time Permanent)

Do you have experience in rangeland management and conservation land stewardship including application of good management practices, endangered species monitoring, and nonnative species management? Do you have knowledge of southern California native plants and experience in managing habitats such as coastal sage scrub, annual grasslands and oak woodlands? Are you an excellent communicator, collaborator, and proven self-starter?

Join the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) in protecting conservation lands in perpetuity! Our Preserve Managers provide critical on-the-ground management of their own individual portfolio of preserves—each one representing increasingly rare habitats, fragile ecosystems, and endangered species.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide stewardship focused on rangeland management for the Gaviota Tarplant Ranch Preserve in Santa Barbara County including adaptive management of a grazing program that involves planning and implementation through monitoring and relationship maintenance with landowners, grazing operators, and others
  • Determine and implement, as appropriate, other vegetation management tools such as pesticide application, mowing, mechanical removal or prescribed burns.
  • Collaborate with the biological monitoring focused Preserve Manager to promote the protection, conservation, and expansion of Gaviota tarplant on the Preserve.
  • Monitor occurrences and populations of native, listed, and exotic species of plants and animals
  • Develop work plans, prepare annual reports, manage preserve budgets
  • Participate in acquiring new CNLM preserves which includes conducting cost analyses on new properties using CNLM’s iconic “PAR” process and app
  • Participate in CNLM’s team of accomplished stewardship professionals in California and Washington to improve best management practices for rare and endangered species in their native environments

For the full position description including more comprehensive lists of benefits, requirements and duties, please visit our website: https://www.cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/job-opportunities/

Application review will be ongoing but, submit your application materials as soon as possible. This recruitment may be closed at any time.


22 February, 2024: Preserve Manager, Center for Natural Lands Management, Coachella Valley, Riverside County – California

Starting base salary range $64,480 – $74,480 (Full-Time Permanent)

Do you have experience in conservation land stewardship including application of good management practices, endangered species monitoring, and nonnative species management? Have you worked in a desert environment? Do you have knowledge of southern California desert ecosystems and management of rare or fragile species? Do you enjoy mentoring and working with volunteers and the visiting public? Are you an excellent communicator, collaborator, and proven self-starter?

Join the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) in protecting conservation lands in perpetuity! Our Preserve Managers provide critical on-the-ground management of their own individual portfolio of preserves—each one representing increasingly rare habitats, fragile ecosystems, and endangered species.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide stewardship for a portfolio of preserves in the Coachella Valley including Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve which is owned by CNLM focused on the conservation Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard and desert pupfish.
  • Practice adaptive management – updating management plans based on evidence, experience, and changing conditions
  • Implement vegetation treatment activities for high-priority nonnative invasive plant species and monitor occurrences and populations of native, listed, and exotic species of plants and animals
  • Support public visitor services by supervising and recruiting, as needed, volunteer corps and CNLM staff; provide educational materials and opportunities
  • Develop work plans, prepare annual reports, manage preserve budgets
  • Participate in acquiring new CNLM preserves which includes conducting cost analyses on new properties using CNLM’s iconic “PAR” process and app
  • Participate in CNLM’s team of accomplished stewardship professionals in California and Washington to improve best management practices for rare and endangered species in their native environments

For the full position description including more comprehensive lists of benefits, requirements and duties, please visit our website: https://www.cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/job-opportunities/

Application review will be ongoing but please submit your application materials as soon as possible. This recruitment may be closed at any time.


 

17 February, 2024:  H. T. Harvey & Associates Wildlife Ecologists, Staff and Managerial Levels (San Joaquin Valley)

H. T. Harvey & Associates Wildlife Ecologists, Staff and Managerial Levels (San Joaquin Valley)


17 February, 2024: H. T. Harvey & Associates Field Biologist (Sacramento Valley)

H. T. Harvey & Associates Field Biologist (Sacramento Valley)


17 February, 2024: H. T. Harvey & Associates Staff Ecologist, Remote-Hybrid (Sacramento Valley)

H. T. Harvey & Associates Staff Ecologist, Remote-Hybrid (Sacramento Valley)


 

17 February, 2024:  Regulatory Permitting Specialist, WRA, Inc.

Regulatory Permitting Specialist 

Hope Kingma is a Director and Project Delivery Team Leader, based out of our Emeryville office, who is seeking a mid-level project manager to help her lead and develop a team of biologists and regulatory permitting specialists as we work together to support our clients with their environmental permitting and compliance needs. Hope’s team currently works on restoration and mitigation projects, open space and trail projects, and residential and commercial development projects around the greater Bay Area and Central Valley. Our clients include park districts, landscape architects, planning departments, mining companies, land use attorneys, land developers, and private property owners. 

 In this role you will have 3 major areas of impact:

  1. Client support 

  2. Professional development 

  3. Mentorship and Supervision

This role will need to be within commuting distance to one of our 3 Northern California offices (San Rafael, Petaluma, and Emeryville), as periodic site visits will be necessary.

The salary range for this position is $81,000 – $117,000


17 February, 2024: Senior Biologist/Project Manager, Rincon Consultants, Inc., San Diego, CA

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Senior Biologist / Project Manager to join our Natural Resources team in California. The team member in this role will be responsible for delegating and overseeing workflow and successful project execution, working directly with their peers and junior staff. This position allows you to work from any of our 13 office locations, San Diego or Carlsbad preferred, and also provides the potential for a hybrid/remote work arrangement within California. 

Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Work

  • Prepare high quality technical studies and environmental documents, including Biological Resource Assessments, biological CEQA/NEPA analyses, Jurisdictional Delineations, and permit application packages
  • Identify optimal permitting pathways for complex projects, and develop required technical studies and application materials
  • Conduct stream/wetland delineations and other fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects
  • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed

Project Management

  • Oversee complex biological permitting projects (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Act, others)
  • Manage and complete moderate to large sized projects and major tasks of larger projects in a largely unsupervised manner
  • Coordinate and track assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables
  • Serve as Rincon’s primary Project point of contact for the client and regulatory agencies
  • Provide technical direction to staff and subcontractors
  • Lead QA/QC of technical reports, project budgets, and schedules

Business Development

  • Client outreach
  • Proposal writing and development of cost and schedule estimates
  • Client interviews
  • Presentations

This Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:

  • A minimum of 6 years of progressive and successful environmental consulting experience in the above three areas (Technical Work, Project Management, and Business Development) 
  • BS or MS in Biology or equivalent from an accredited university or college; or PhD in Biology or equivalent and 4+ years of relevant experience 
  • Demonstration of past/current success in supervising employees, being solution-oriented, and fostering positive relationship with staff, clients, agencies and subconsultants 
  • Demonstrated experience with:
    • Biological resource assessments (CEQA/NEPA)
    • Botanical surveys
    • Wildlife species surveys
    • Wetland delineations & jurisdictional determinations
    • CRAM assessments
    • Regulatory permitting
    • Regulatory compliance oversight and monitoring
    • Restoration planning, habitat management, mitigation monitoring
    • Utility / energy / water / transportation projects

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California and is recognized as a ‘Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For’ by the Zweig Group. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, sustainability, climate change, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 13 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $84,000-$138,000, plus benefits and bonus. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards Package, providing our valued employees with many benefits to enhance their well-being and financial security. Our health benefits include a range of options such as HMO, PPO, HDHP, and Health Savings Account choices, ensuring you have the flexibility to select the plan that best suits your needs.

Additionally, you can enjoy peace of mind with employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, as well as dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. We prioritize your well-being by offering three weeks of vacation accrual in the first year, paid sick leave, and paid holidays, ensuring you have ample time off to rejuvenate. Planning for your future is made easier through our 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan and bonus opportunities. 

Beyond the essentials, Rincon recognizes the importance of personal and professional growth, that’s why we provide opportunities for professional development and mentoring. Our commitment extends to the community through Volunteer Pay for a Day, reinforcing the values of social responsibility. Moreover, we go the extra mile with additional perks like Flexible Spending & Dependent Care, Supplemental life insurance, Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance, and much more. Check out more details on our Rincon Consultants webpage here

Please apply via the link: https://rinconconsultants.applytojob.com/apply/yrMbq0DDFl/Senior-Biologist-Project-Manager?source=TWS-West


 

9 February, 2024: Wildlife Specialist: NEPA Mid-Level Assessment Team, Great Basin Institute

https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2024-NEPA-001&type=JOBDESCR


 

5 February, 2024: Wildlife Biologist, WRA, Inc.


25 January, 2024: Wildlife Ecologists, H. T. Harvey & Associates, SF Bay Area

H. T. Harvey & Associates Wildlife Ecologists (Staff and Managerial-Levels), San Francisco Bay Area (Full-time)


25 January, 2024:  Multiple positions, Six Rivers National Forest

The Six Rivers National Forest is seeking energetic candidates to fill multiple permanent positions.

Link to announcement


 

 

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

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

Application deadline: November 29, 2023

Expected start date is January 15, 2024. For more details and information on how to apply, see the official job posting: 
https://www.csuchico.edu/cse/_assets/documents/hr-jobs/id-049.pdf


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

About the Pacific Southwest Region

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

Learn more:

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

 Help is Available:

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

from USDA Forest Service on Vimeo:

Visit the Application Tips and Webinars | US Forest Service (usda.gov) to learn more.