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.)


7 June, 2021:  Biologist, USDA-NRCS, Alturas, Davis, Concord, Eureka, Hollister, Napa, Redding, Susanville, Mariposa, Oroville, Redlands, and Woodland, CA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hiring entry level and early career Biologists for 12 field offices across California.  These are permanent, full-time government positions and open to all U.S. citizens.

NRCS works with private land owners (primarily farmers and ranchers) to implement voluntary conservation measures and promote good land stewardship.  You can learn more about the work NRCS is doing in California here: Home | NRCS California (usda.gov)

The responsibilities of these position may vary by office to meet the specifics needs of that area.  The official job posting emphasizes wetlands determinations and monitoring, however, that is usually only a portion of the work NRCS biologists do.  We strongly encourage biologists with work and/or education experience in wildlife and plant surveying/monitoring, environmental regulation/permitting, and/or habitat restoration design/installation to apply.  It is recommended to include all relevant work experience (paid and volunteer), education, and training in your resume.

Title: Biologist

Grade and Series:  GS-0401-7/9 (Full Performance Level: GS-9)

Total # of Vacancies: 12

  • Alturas
  • Davis
  • Concord
  • Eureka
  • Hollister
  • Napa
  • Redding
  • Susanville
  • Mariposa
  • Oroville
  • Redlands
  • Woodland

Open Period

June 2, 2021 to July 15, 2021

Direct Link to Announcement

USAJOBS – Job Announcement-Open to all.

Responsibilities

  • Provides assistance to producers and field offices on wetland conservation activities associated with the Swampbuster provisions of the Food, Security Act, as amended.
  • Primary tasks involve gathering information for and issuing wetland determinations, completing scope and effect evaluations, and other related activities.
  • Gathers the necessary data and works in the field with producers and other NRCS personnel to conduct on-site investigations for wetland determinations.
  • Independently services requests for reconsideration of determinations the employee has issued.
  • Develops and maintain effective working relationships with partners such as Conservation Districts, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Maintains liaison with other NRCS specialists regarding wetland related activities.
  • Works individually and as a member of a team to develop and implement ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the products and services provided to internal and external customers.
  • Enters data into the wetland tracker tool.

Requirements & Qualifications

Please review the posting on USAJOBS for details on the position’s education and/or work experience requirements. 

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

GS-9

Salary

$43,683 to $84,732 per year.  The salary for these positions varies by locality – please review General Schedule (opm.gov) and Locality Pay Area Definitions (opm.gov) to determine the salary range for the offices(s) to which you are applying.

How to Apply

Please submit applications and supporting documents through USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603097800).  If you have questions about this job, you may contact Florence Lowe at Florence.lowe@usda.gov or (202) 720-5885.


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: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wildlife Technician Field Work based out of New Mexico open until 6/30/2021

Please apply directly to https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technician-oncall-R2101746  or send resume and cover letter to Michael.Blackmore@icf.com

About ICF:

ICF is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees worldwide. ICF partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions for energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. ICF combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. ICF fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Find out more about ICF at www.icf.com.

Job Description:

As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for conducting wildlife surveys including raptor and eagle use surveys, avian point counts, and ground and prey base surveys at a proposed wind turbine site. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Technicians must be able to confidently identify southwestern avian species by sight and sound. Prior experience conducting raptor and eagle surveys is preferred. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive. Technicians will work as part of a team, so group collaboration, cooperation, and communication skills are essential! However, technicians will also be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, accountability, and resourcefulness are also equally important qualities. 

Work would be based out of Albuquerque, NM.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Raptor and Eagle Use Surveys.
  • Ground Nest Surveys.
  • Avian Point Counts.
  • Prey Base Mammalian Surveys.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using maps, iPads, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate four-wheel drive.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Rocky Mountain and Colorado Plateau wildlife and plant species.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts.

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals through “On-Call” contracts. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week for three weeks of the month occurring year-round. Work would be based out of Albuquerque, NM.

Additional Information:

  • 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.
  • Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Position start dates are flexible, but should begin approximately 6/1/2021 and continue through 6/30/2022. Hours will be full time (minimum 35 hours/week) with the possibility of overtime. 
  • Lodging and meals may be expensed during the project duration.
  • To apply, visit www.icf.com/careers/ or email cover letter, resume, and references to Michael Blackmore at Michael.Blackmore@icf.com.  Or  Maria.schwartz@icf.com

11 May, 2021: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Arizona

Wildlife Technician Field Work based out of Flagstaff or Phoenix, Arizona open until 6/30/2021

Please apply directly to https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technician-oncall-R2101742  or send your resume to Maria.schwartz@icf.com

About ICF:

ICF is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees worldwide. ICF partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions for energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. ICF combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. ICF fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Find out more about ICF at www.icf.com.

Job Description:

As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for conducting wildlife surveys including raptor and eagle use surveys, avian point counts, and ground-based raptor nest surveys, and prey base surveys at a proposed wind energy development site. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Technicians must be able to confidently identify southwestern avian species by sight and sound. Prior experience conducting raptor and eagle surveys is preferred. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive. Technicians will work as part of a team, so group collaboration, cooperation, and communication skills are essential! However, technicians will also be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, accountability, and resourcefulness are also equally important qualities. 

Work would be based out of Flagstaff or Phoenix, AZ.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Raptor and Eagle Use Surveys.
  • Ground Nest Surveys.
  • Avian Point Counts.
  • Prey Base Mammalian Surveys.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using maps, iPads, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to operate four-wheel drive and pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Rocky Mountain and Colorado Plateau wildlife and plant species.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts.

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals through “On-Call” contracts. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week for three weeks of the month occurring year-round

Additional Information:

  • 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.
  • Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Position start dates are flexible, but should begin approximately 6/1/2021 and continue through 6/30/2022. Hours will be full time (minimum 35 hours/week) with the possibility of overtime. 
  • Lodging and meals may be expensed during the project duration.

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


17 April, 2021: Biologist / Botanist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA

Overview

SWCA’s Southern California Natural Resources group is actively seeking a botanist or biologist and wetland and stream delineator with experience in Southern California to join our multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California. In this role you will be expected to perform wetland and stream delineations, and manage larger field efforts, work with other technical staff, complete permit applications for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and produce high-quality reports, permit applications, and documentation for a variety of public and private sector clients/projects. As an integral member of SWCA’s Natural Resources Program, you will collaborate with peers and learn aspects of project management, scoping, and budgeting proposals. Work will be done both in and out of the office throughout Southern and Central California, and in varying field conditions including desert, mountain, and coastal environments.

This is a regular, full-time hourly position, and pay will be based on individual qualifications and experience. Our Pasadena office offers a unique work environment and specializes in Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, and Permitting.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct field work related to wetlands and streams, including jurisdictional delineations, vegetation community mapping, and functional assessments.
  • Lead and manage field teams.
  • Prepare and review technical documents, including permitting documentation, wetland delineation reports, mitigation plans, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) supporting documentation and relevant sections.
  • Assist with proposal scope and budgets.
  • Coordinate agency review of wetland and stream permit applications.
  • Work as a task lead as part of a multi-disciplinary team on larger-scale projects.
  • Manage budgets and deliverables for both small and large projects.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or closely related field.
  • Graduate of a Society of Wetland Scientists approved 40-hour wetland delineation course, such as those offered by the Swamp School, Wetland Training Institute, or Richard Chinn Environmental Training.
  • Two years of progressively responsible experience as a wetland and stream delineator in a California-based consulting or a similar work environment, mapping waters of the U.S., waters of the State, and CDFW jurisdiction.
  • Understanding of permitting and mitigation requirements for Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404, State Water Board, and CDFW.
  • Working knowledge of wetland and riparian plant species identification, wetland soils, and wetland hydrology indicators.
  • Mapping wetland and water boundaries and vegetation alliances to sub-meter accuracy using a Trimble GeoExplorer XT GPS or tablet paired with a precision GPS receiver.
  • Excellent verbal, written and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to conduct fieldwork for long hours in inclement weather conditions and walk up to 10 miles per day, including travel throughout Southern and Central California, and possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

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.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/4e1pE5sDQbJjswrGfVpBd


17 April, 2021: Associate Biologist, QK, Inc., Bakersfield and Clovis, CA

JOB TITLE: Associate Biologist (includes Botanist, Wildlife Biologist & related titles)
DEPARTMENT: Environmental
LOCATION: Bakersfield and Clovis, California
SUPERVISOR: Senior Biologist or Group Leader
SALARY RANGE: Dependent on experience
STATUS: Full-time; Non-Exempt

QK, formerly Quad Knopf, has provided biological, environmental planning, engineering, and survey services throughout the Central Valley of California for over 40 years. QK provides biological services for wide ranging projects including energy development projects, large scale residential and commercial development projects, and development of government infrastructure. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Biologist. We are seeking a professional with a minimum of 3 years of post-graduate experience in the flora and fauna of the southern Central Valley, an ability to complete simple technical documents and contribute to complex environmental documents, and a willingness to learn and grow with a dynamic team.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct field surveys for threatened, endangered, or rare species, as well as species’ habitat in support of ESA, CWA, Section 404, and other environmental regulations
  • Observe and monitor species in the field
  • Conduct archival/electronic research with USFWS and other state and federal agencies
  • Prepare simple environmental documents, assist in the preparation of complex environmental documents, and provide input for biological sections of NEPA and CEQA documents pertaining to environment and data collection methodology, results, analyses of impacts, and development of mitigation measures. Prepare drafts of technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Technical writing ability and knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Minimum of 1 year experience conducting environmental surveys in accordance with State and/or federal guidelines
  • Working knowledge of NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CWA, and Fish and Game Code
  • Experience with endangered species acts, CEQA and NEPA biological evaluation
  • Knowledge of local conservation best practices, and specific knowledge of regional concerns, including species specific to the Bakersfield area.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team
  • Aptitude to work independently and solicit direction when needed
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule, including long hours and occasional night and weekend work
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to walk over rough terrain while maintaining vigilant focus on data collection
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Approved as Metro Bakersfield HCP qualified Biologist
  • Registration with a professional scientific organization (e.g., Certified Wildlife Biologist with The Wildlife Society, or Certified Ecologist with Ecological Society of America
  • Previous project-specific wildlife agency approval as Designated Biologist or Qualified Biologist

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife management, environmental studies or related studies and or their equivalent preferred, or Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of relevant experience.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor working environment. Travel to project sites and meetings is required. Work during evening and weekend hours may be required to complete projects.

QK offers a competitive salary and benefits package to all full-time employees. If you are a committed professional biologist looking to expand your potential and be part of a hardworking team of dynamic professionals and be involved in many high-profile projects, we would welcome you as an integral part of our team.

QK is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit resumes to recruiter@qkinc.com


17 April, 2021: Senior Associate Biologist, QK, Inc., Bakersfield and Clovis, CA

JOB TITLE: Senior Associate Biologist (includes Botanist, Wildlife Biologist & related titles)
DEPARTMENT: Environmental
LOCATION: Bakersfield and Clovis, California
SUPERVISOR: Senior Biologist or Group Leader
SALARY RANGE: Dependent on experience
STATUS: Full-time; Exempt

QK, Inc., formerly Quad Knopf has served a diverse client base throughout Central Valley for over 40 years. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate Environmental Scientist or a Senior Associate Biologist with a minimum of 5 years of post-graduate experience to become an essential part of our biology team. This position provides the right person with an exciting opportunity to be a member of a productive and energetic group of professionals. We are searching for someone with a positive attitude who is willing to learn and grow with a dynamic team whose mission is to be an indispensable partner to our clients, our communities, and each other.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct and oversee field surveys for threatened, endangered, or rare species, as well as species’ habitat in support of ESA, CWA, Section 404, and other environmental regulations.
  • Prepare technical documents including biological resources assessments, constraints analysis, monitoring compliance reports, wetlands delineation reports, and wetland permit applications in accordance with NEPA, CEQA, BOs, HCPs, and ITPs.
  • Observe and monitor species in the field, sometimes for long periods of time, in varying weather conditions
  • Perform or oversee ecological research and data collection, participate in natural resources studies, monitoring, and restoration
  • Maintain good client relationships by providing excellent service to our clients and their respective agencies and partners
  • Observe and monitor species in the field, sometimes for periods of more than eight hours a day, in varying weather conditions
  • Conduct archival/electronic research using USFWS and other state and federal agencies databases in support of permitting, NEPA and CEQA, ESA, CWA, and other policies and regulations
  • Prepare and present relevant information at public presentations/meetings/workshops
  • Coordinate with planners and engineering staff and interface with clients
  • Assist with, or provide, project management and business development for those projects requiring collection and analysis of field data.

Required Skills and Qualifications, Required

  • Previous project specific wildlife agency approval as Designated Biologist or Qualified Biologist
  • Approved as MBHCP qualified Biologist, desired, but not required
  • Strong technical writing ability and knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience conducting environmental surveys under State and federal guidelines
  • Experience with endangered species act, CEQA and NEPA bio evaluation
  • Good knowledge of local conservation best practices, specific knowledge of concerns, including Central Valley species-specific knowledge
  • Strong data management experience and ability to maintain organize field notes
  • Ability to work well with many personalities and in varying circumstances
  • Aptitude to work independently or solicit direction
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated to complete tasks in a timely manner and with high quality and precision
  • Ability to work well with others (as a team member) but also to work independently
  • Must be able to adapt to a flexible schedule
  • Must potential be able to work over eight hours in a day, including nights and weekends
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions hot or cold and dry or wet weather
  • Must be able to walk over rough terrain while maintaining vigilant focus on data collection
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance, will require travel throughout the Central Valley

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor working environment. Travel to project sites and meetings is required. Overtime during evening and weekend hours may be required to complete projects.

QK offers a competitive salary and benefits package to all full-time employees. If you are a jovial professional biologist looking to expand your potential and be part of a hardworking team and dynamic projects, we would like you to become an integral part of our team.

QK is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit resumes to recruiter@qkinc.com


17 April, 2021: Biologist, ICF, Northern CA

To apply please use the following link…… https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/biologist-oncall-northern-ca-R2100356

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


17 April, 2021: Wildlife Technician, ICF, Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

To apply please use the following link….. https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2100177

About ICF

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette – located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is centered around the mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description

As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for completing ground and aerial wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and data entry. Field work is often performed on foot in rugged terrain and the ability to hike long distances is required. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (potentially nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the potential for over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able to confidently identify western avian and mammalian species. Surveys may include but are not limited to searches for sage-grouse, migratory birds, prairie dogs, waterfowl, and raptors. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks, and UTVs. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. However, while field work will be conducted independently, all work will be carried out as part of larger team effort and excellent communication skills and an ability to cooperate in a team are equally important qualities.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week from early-April through late June with the possibility of extension depending on potential projects. Work would be based out of the Gillette office but could require travel throughout northeast and central Wyoming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ground and aerial biological surveys.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Raptor nest searches and prairie dog colony surveys.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks and trailers.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often times with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Wyoming fauna.
  • Short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation identification skills.
  • Previous experience conduction aerial surveys from fixed-wing aircraft.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience operating Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV)
  • MSHA certified

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

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


17 April, 2021: Vegetation/Wetland Technician, ICF, Gillette, Buffalo, Casper WY

To apply please use the following link….. https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2100179

About ICF

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette – located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is centered around the mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description

As a Vegetation/Wetland Technician, you will be responsible for floristic surveys, vegetation community mapping, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, and data entry. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (potentially early mornings, and some weekends). Field work is often performed on foot in rugged terrain and the ability to hike long distances is required. Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the potential for over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able to confidently identify western flora plant species including grasses, grass-likes, shrubs, forbs, trees, and wetland plant species. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks, and/or UTVs. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. However, while field work will be conducted independently, all work will be carried out as part of larger team effort and excellent communication skills and an ability to cooperate in a team are equally important qualities.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week from mid-May through late June. Work would be based out of the Gillette office but could require travel throughout northeast and central Wyoming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Floristic surveys, vegetation plant community mapping, and wetland delineation.
  • Soil profile descriptions related to wetland delineations.
  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in range management, plant sciences, biology or closely related field.
  • Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks and trailers.
  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often times with limited mobile phone reception.
  • Have solid vegetation identification skills and proficiency with botanical keying.
  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.
  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.
  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
  • Previous experience conducting rare plant species surveys (threatened and endangered, proposed, candidate, and sensitive)
  • Wetland delineation course/training
  • Previous experience operating Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV)
  • MSHA certified

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Esri ArcCollector programs

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


10 April, 2021: Wildlife Field Biologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, Kern County

Wildlife Field Biologist (full time project hire 9-14 months)

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for wildlife field biologists for a project in Kern County near the border of Los Angeles County (Rosamond). The position begins in August 2021 and is expected to continue for 9 to 14 months.

What you’ll do

This is a full time position in support of compliance with environmental requirements during the construction of a solar energy project. You will conduct field studies, including nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, and construction monitoring. Work will include data collection and contributing to client reports. This position is part of our Fresno team. The successful candidate will work with experienced senior ecologists as part of a collaborative project team.

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?

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

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

Required experience and skillset

  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of desert fauna
  • At least one year of rigorous field experience
  • Bird identification skills
  • Experience with field data entry on mobile devices
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and precise writing skills
  • A collaborative approach to work and communication

Desired qualifications

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Previous experience with desert kit fox, desert tortoise, and burrowing owl
  • Prior experience working on a construction site

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work 5 days/week in the project area (fulltime position)
  • Work early morning hours, and occasional nights and weekends, as needed
  • Walk long distances daily over varied terrain for surveys
  • Bending, lifting 50+ pounds, occasionally digging with a shovel
  • Perform job duties in inclement and changing weather conditions
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

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

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

Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as medical, dental, and life insurance and a 401(k) with a generous employer match.

Potential for travel reimbursement up to 30 miles/each way from place of residence to project site.

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


10 April, 2021: Senior Wildlife Ecologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, Los Gatos, CA

Senior Wildlife Ecologist (Full time)

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

What you’ll do

As a senior ecologist in our wildlife group, you will manage projects and supervise staff and also spend time in the field. The position includes managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA assessments, federal and state endangered species consultations, compliance support, and resource management plans. Internally, you will manage staff and budgets, train and mentor junior staff, and have the opportunity to work with other H. T. Harvey & Associates ecologists (restoration, plant, fish ecology) as well as landscape architects. Externally, you will be a liaison with clients, team members, and agency contacts and work on proposals and business development efforts.

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

Our mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. Typical projects we work on include:

  • NEPA/CEQA documentation
  • Endangered species issues (FESA and CESA consultations)
  • Compliance support including pre-activity surveys and construction monitoring
  • Site assessments and constraints analyses
  • Bird-safe design assessments
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans
  • Natural resource management plans
  • Habitat Plans/Natural Community Conservation Plan development, documentation, and coverage applications

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?

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

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

Required expertise and skillset

  • Academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • A minimum of 7 years of applicable professional experience in biological/ecological consulting or relevant experience with a regulatory agency, with at least 2 years of managerial responsibility
  • Exceptional and demonstrated technical writing and editing ability
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills within an organization and with external stakeholders and clients
  • Excellent organizational skills concerning people (staff and subcontractors), schedules, project details, and budgets

Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are preferred, but applicants having a B.S. or B.A. combined with directly relevant experience including multiple years of project management experience in biological consulting, will be considered.

This position requires the future employee to:

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

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal here: https://bit.ly/3t7HVlV

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

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

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


10 April, 2021: Wildlife Ecologist, H.T. Harvey & Associates, Los Gatos, CA

Wildlife Ecologist (Full Time)

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

What you’ll do

As an ecologist in our wildlife group, you will be responsible for conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status wildlife species; completing habitat assessments; working on CEQA/NEPA projects; and drafting written reports. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

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

Our mission is to help clients address their complex ecological challenges. Typical projects we work on include:

  • NEPA/CEQA documentation
  • Endangered species issues (FESA and CESA consultations)
  • Compliance support including pre-activity surveys and construction monitoring
  • Site assessments and constraints analyses
  • Bird-safe design assessments
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans
  • Natural resource management plans
  • Habitat Plans/Natural Community Conservation Plan development, documentation, and coverage applications

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?

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

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

Required expertise and skillset

  • Academic background (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. preferred) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • A minimum of 2 years of applicable professional experience in biological/ecological consulting or relevant experience with a regulatory agency
  • Solid field experience and report-writing skills
  • Expertise with bats, nesting birds, special-status reptiles and amphibians of central California (such as the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and foothill yellow-legged frog), and/or San Francisco Bay marsh species (such as the California Ridgway’s rail, California black rail, snowy plover, and salt marsh harvest mouse) is desirable; expertise across multiple taxa is preferred

This position requires the future employee to:

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

How to apply

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

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

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

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


10 April, 2021: Wildlife Field Biologist, HT Harvey & Associates, Alameda County

Wildlife Field Biologist (on-call)

H.T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a wildlife field biologist for a monitoring project at a wind-energy facility in Alameda County near Livermore, California.

What you’ll do

As a field biologist in our wildlife group, you will be responsible for conducting fatality searches at the facility focused on medium and large raptors, generally two days per week throughout the year. Work will require extensive hiking and include carcass handling, species identification, and data recording using iPad-based data-entry systems.

Required experience and skillset

  • Good field experience and observation skills
  • Good skills identifying birds and especially raptors that occur in California
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management

Desired qualifications

  • Candidates with an academic background in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.
  • Applicants with a relevant bachelor’s degree are preferred, but advanced undergraduates with desired skills and sufficient schedule flexibility also will be considered.

This position requires the future employee to:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Hike extensively over complex terrain for surveys
  • Work safely in a variety of weather conditions ranging from summer heat to inclement winter weather
  • Follow best practices for field safety

The following would be a plus:

  • Own a personal 4WD or AWD vehicle and willing to use it on the project site

Note: Travel reimbursement from place of residence to project site near Livermore, CA typically is not provided.

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a resume, academic transcripts, and a cover letter. In the required cover letter, please share some observations about your general experience as a birder, knowledge of California raptors in particular, and favorite bird species. Submit your application through our job portal here: https://bit.ly/2PEd95X

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

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


10 April, 2021: San Joaquin Valley Regional Director, River Partners, Turlock, CA

Position Title: San Joaquin Valley Regional Director

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Turlock, California or home office in the San Joaquin Valley

Reports to: Director of Development

Do you love the Central Valley? Do you want our communities to have healthy beautiful rivers for generations to come? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs who really get stuff done? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

What We Do:

We give new life to river landscapes that protect communities from damaging floods, support diverse wildlife populations, and connect people to water. We design and deliver large river restoration projects across California, using bulldozers and tractors, tablets and binoculars, all for the benefit of communities and natural resources. As the largest habitat restoration contractor in western North America, we are gearing up to head back to work as community-based, green economic stimulus.

Organizational Summary:

River Partners helps local communities revitalize rivers across the state of California. We are a private, non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused company, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.

Position description:

The San Joaquin Valley Regional Director works with the Directors of Development, Conservation and Science to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects between the Delta and Bakersfield on the San Joaquin River and tributaries as well as in the Tulare Basin. The Director will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to secure funds from local, state and federal agencies to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor multi-million dollar and multi-year river restoration projects. The Central Valley Regional Director will be responsible for networking with restoration partners and evaluating the conservation landscape to identify new project opportunities and secure them for River Partners. In addition, the position will provide support and oversight for River Partners’ ecologists and biologists as they develop habitat restoration projects across California. Some travel is required.

The Central Valley Regional Director reports directly to the Development Director.

Travel is expected up to 4 days per month.

Essential functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Collaborate with Science and Development teams to identify riparian protection and restoration sites that are ecologically significant and develop successful proposals to fund restoration projects.
  • Build effective partnerships and coalitions with a diverse group of stakeholders to advance River Partners’ mission and projects.
  • Prepare grant applications and develop associated budgets and scopes of work. Negotiate cooperative agreements to secure the funding necessary to successfully implement River Partners’ projects.
  • Oversee project management and ensure that activities, budgets and milestones are coordinated and updated on a frequent basis to ensure that project scheduling, spending and reporting can expeditiously support project objectives and billing cycles.
  • Develop scoping requests for subcontract work and enter into agreements to ensure that cost and quality expectations are met.
  • Interface with funders to ensure grant funds and project expenditures are coordinated and if necessary create and submit change orders in a timely manner to ensure that variances are properly communicated and funded.
  • Follow up with funders on late payments to determine the root cause of tardy payment in efforts to ensure that unsatisfactory work performance or incorrect communications are immediate resolved and payments are received.
  • Support River Partners’ President, Senior Managers, and Regional Staff in developing strategic plans, budgets, and marketing materials.
  • Monitor, oversee and report strategic initiative progress on a quarterly basis to ensure strategy is within the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Coordinate with agency staff and conservation partners in the successful implementation of River Partners’ projects.
  • Actively participate in regional planning efforts including the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (BOR), the Central Valley Flood Protection Planning efforts (DWR), the Middle San Joaquin Regional Flood Management Plan (RD 2092), USFWS and CDFW endangered species recovery efforts, and local and regional water quality and supply initiatives.
  • Initiate and direct changes to increase efficiency and meet objectives.
  • Establish and coordinate productive partnerships with the agricultural community, conservation organizations, and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Represent River Partners before the general public, elected officials, agencies, stakeholders, and non-profits to generate support for River Partners programs.
  • Other duties as requested.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must enjoy working outdoors with diverse people and organizations to get things done;
  • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
  • Grant writing experience or ability to delegate and coordinate numerous tasks to meet a hard deadline.
  • Effectively communicate complicated biological and marketing information orally and in writing.
  • Possess knowledge of ecological restoration techniques and California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
  • Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
  • Experience working with California and Federal environmental permitting including NEPA/CEQA, ESA, CDFW Code, California Water Code, Clean Water Act Section 404/401, etc.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities. Must be able to remain dedicated and focused on multiple tasks.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree desired in natural resources management, ecology, engineering, watershed science, environmental planning, agriculture or related field. JD, MBA, MPA all encouraged to apply. Relevant work experience a substitute for college degree.
  • Minimum of five years of appropriate work experience.
  • Grant writing experience or proven ability to delegate and coordinate a series of tasks on a tight deadline.
  • Professional contract management experience utilizing project management software desired (i.e. system that integrates with a modular financial reporting and/or ERP system).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of environmental permitting requirements and environmental restoration projects.
  • Proven success in managing multiple simultaneous projects and deadlines while successfully meeting project objectives within budget.
  • Have hands-on experience working with Federal, State and local government grants, to ensure that projects are managed within scope, budget and regulatory compliance such as prevailing wage and labor compliance.
  • Experience developing subcontract agreements with standard general provisions and sourcing subcontractors.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software.

To apply email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: San Joaquin Valley Regional Director Position

Or send an application via mail to:

River Partners

Attn: San Joaquin Valley Regional Director Position

580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico CA 95926.

Please no telephone calls.

River Partners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


8 April, 2021: Central Valley Regional Director, River Partners, Turlock, CA

Position Title: Central Valley Regional Director

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Turlock, California

Do you love the Central Valley? Do you want our communities to have healthy beautiful rivers for generations to come? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs who really get stuff done? If you answered yes to all of these questions, River Partners needs your help. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

What We Do:

We give new life to river landscapes that protect communities from damaging floods, support diverse wildlife populations, and connect people to water. We design and deliver large river restoration projects across California, using bulldozers and tractors, tablets and binoculars, all for the benefit of communities and natural resources. As the largest habitat restoration contractor in western North America, we are gearing up to head back to work as community-based, green economic stimulus.

Organizational Summary:

River Partners helps local communities revitalize rivers across the state of California. We are a private, non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused company, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.

Position description:

The Central Valley Regional Director works with the Directors of Development, Conservation and Science to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects between the Delta and Bakersfield on the San Joaquin River and tributaries as well as in the Tulare Basin. The Director will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to secure funds from local, state and federal agencies to plan, design, permit, implement, and monitor multi-million dollar and multi-year river restoration projects. The Central Valley Regional Director will be responsible for networking with restoration partners and evaluating the conservation landscape to identify new project opportunities and secure them for River Partners. In addition, the position will provide support and oversight for River Partners’ ecologists and biologists as they develop habitat restoration projects across California. Some travel is required.

The Central Valley Regional Director reports directly to the Development Director.

Travel is expected up to 4 days per month.

Essential functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Coordinates development of project ideas and proposals with members of the Science, Operations, and Finance Team for shared understanding and support by all teams.
  • Secures funding necessary to implement the regional restoration vision as a primary responsibility; identifies, develops, and manages funding opportunities, coordinates the conceptualization of realistic proposal ideas with Operations and Science teams, writes proposals, submits bids, negotiates cooperative agreements.
  • Stewards long-term relationships with funders, agency staff, research scientists, contractors, and the public. Interfaces with funders to coordinate timely payment, coordinated expenditures and if necessary, submits change orders and resolves any issues to ensure payments are received.
  • Leads regional planning efforts from River Partners.
  • Monitor, oversee and report strategic initiative progress on a quarterly basis to ensure strategy is within the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Overall point of contact with funder; anticipates and communicates funder expectations with Science and Operations teams. Obtains regular updates from project managers to appropriately interface with funders.
  • Identify riparian protection and restoration sites that are ecologically significant.
  • Build effective partnerships and coalitions with a diverse group of stakeholders including tribes, wildlife interests, water managers, and local, state and federal decision-makers.
  • Write grants, submit bids, and negotiate cooperative agreements to secure the funding necessary to successfully implement River Partners’ projects.
  • Develop scoping requests for subcontract work and enter into agreements to ensure that cost and quality expectations are met.
  • Support River Partners’ President, Senior Managers, and Regional Staff in developing strategic plans, budgets, and marketing materials.
  • Coordinate with agency staff and conservation partners in the successful implementation of River Partners projects.
  • Actively participate in regional planning efforts.
  • Represent River Partners before the general public, elected officials, agencies, stakeholders, the scientific community, and non-profits to generate support for River Partners programs.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must enjoy working with diverse people and organizations to get things done;
  • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills.
  • Effectively communicate complicated biological and marketing information orally and in writing.
  • Possess knowledge of ecological restoration techniques and California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and /or wildlife.
  • Ability to work on both a team environment and independently.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills, ability to work under multiple deadlines, and flexibility to handle changing priorities. Must be able to remain dedicated and focused on multiple tasks.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.

Qualifications:

  • JD, MBA, MPA or MS in agribusiness, ecology or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of appropriate work experience, excess years may be considered in lieu of education requirements.
  • Professional contract management experience utilizing a project management software system that integrates with a modular financial reporting and/or ERP system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of environmental permitting requirements and restoration project components.
  • Proven success in managing multiple simultaneous restoration projects while successfully meeting project objectives within budget.
  • Have contracting experience which includes estimating against proposal specifications, bid preparation, submittals and follow up on bid awards.
  • Have hands-on experience working with Federal, State and local government grants, to ensure that projects are managed within scope, budget and regulatory compliance such as prevailing wage and labor compliance.
  • Experience developing subcontract agreements with standard general provisions and sourcing subcontractors.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software

To apply email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Jobs@riverpartners.org, Subject: Central Valley Regional Director Position

Or send an application via mail to:

River Partners

Attn: Central Valley Regional Director Position

580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico CA 95926.

Please no telephone calls.

River Partners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


5 April, 2021: Biologist / Forest Ecologist, Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc.

Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi), a nation-wide consulting firm of planners, scientists, economists and lawyers, provides a variety of environmental and planning services to government agencies, land managers, and private clients. We excel with complex projects, including federal land use management plans, environmental impact analysis, and programmatic biological assessments.

We are seeking an experienced mid-level wildlife and/or fisheries biologist (full-time/part-time) with knowledge of biological resource management in western states, as well as consulting or planning experience with US Forest Service and other federal agencies. Having a proven track record for Section 7 Consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and contributing to Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is highly desirable. This is a mostly office-based position with limited fieldwork, however, current (or the ability to obtain) USFWS species permits per Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA could expand field opportunities. The biologist will be self-motivated, with good organizational skills and technical expertise in biological resources.

Position would be based out of one of our offices in Reno, Nevada; Portland, Oregon; Boulder, Colorado; Santa Fe, New Mexico; or Albuquerque, New Mexico. Remote work could be considered based on a candidate’s experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing or contributing to biological resources sections for NEPA documents ranging from small site-specific projects to multi-state, complex resource management plans occurring throughout the nation
  • Contributing to and leading ESA Section 7 consultations
  • Conducting or contributing to habitat, wetland, and species surveys (northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, fisheries, raptors, southwestern willow flycatcher, yellow-billed cuckoo, bats, etc.)
  • Interfacing and effectively coordinating with clients, regulatory agencies (e.g., state departments of wildlife, USFWS) and land management agencies (e.g., Forest Service)
  • Preparing environmental specialist reports, including biological assessments, biological evaluations, wetland delineations, and special status species reports
  • Assisting project managers with all aspects of managing projects from acquisition to completion
  • Contributing to business development, including proposal preparation
  • Holding or obtaining USFWS Section 10(a)(1)(A) species permits
  • Willingness to travel (less than 20 percent) as projects require

Required Experience and Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, environmental science, ecology, or related field
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience, preferably with environmental consulting firms or with federal agency resource planning (e.g., Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Prepared biological resources sections for environmental compliance documents
  • Working knowledge of NEPA and federal, state, and local regulations and permitting (e.g., ESA, Clean Water Act, Migratory Bird Act)
  • Strong verbal and technical writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Project)
  • Disciplined to effectively work remotely and independently
  • ESA species permits
  • Understanding of GIS analysis

How to Apply:

If you have strong communication and organizational skills, are self-motivated, and can work well both independently and as part of a team, submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@empsi.com. Include “Biologist” in the subject line of your email. Interviews are awarded on our review of your ability to meet the required experience qualifications and fulfill position responsibilities, so be sure to explain where how you meet each of these qualifications. EMPSi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


5 April, 2021: Biological Technician, MESA Biological, Bakersfield, CA

Duties: Conduct field biological surveys focused on inventory and identification of all biological species. Identify individual protected species and their respective habitats, nests, dens, burrows, tracks, and all other evidence for sign of occupation or use of surveyed lands. Take field notes and provide written analysis of findings from field settings. Use handheld GPS, tablets, and other related tools to conduct field surveys and locate remote job sites. Work directly with client staff, contractors, construction crews, and environmental professionals during construction compliance monitoring. Work at remote locations including overnight travel to conduct field studies, avian mortality studies, and other related field work. Work on all aspects of surveys, trapping, protocol studies, and other focused searches involving extensive field work.

Location: Headquartered and daily reporting to Bakersfield office at 1654-B Calloway Drive.

Duration: This staff-level position is considered a regular and full time need in our office on an indefinite basis.

Qualifications: Directly related experience of not less than 1 year in a similar position and completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline.

Must be able to perform pedestrian surveys on uneven terrain, sloped hillsides, and loose soils. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of endurance for physical exertion, including extended distance (>6miles) walking during hot weather. Must be able to use binoculars to accurately identify small reptiles, birds, and other listed species. Must be able to use hand tools and work in field settings to safely excavate earthen dens and burrows.

Minimum Screened Qualifications:
• Evidence of minimum level of field-work, training, and experience as a Biological Technician or closely related position.
• Degree in Biology or closely related field (documentation required)
• Current valid Driver’s License and safe driving history
• Able to pass Background Check
• Able to pass initial and random screening for detection of alcohol and drugs of abuse
• English language fluent (speech and written)
• 18 years and older (industrial setting requires)

Pay: This position is considered entry-level; however, pay will be weighted on a combination of experience and education including any focused-related research or graduate studies.

Application and Screening: Qualified candidates, meeting minimum qualifications, will be interviewed over the phone and subject to additional technical screening to determine suitability. Resume, a list of references for all related field-work, and transcripts to be sent to careers2021@mesabio.com


5 April, 2021: Biologist, MESA Biological, Bakersfield, CA

Duties:
Interpret basic aspects of permits, assist field staff in interpreting permit conditions, and coordinate with more senior staff regarding complex permit requirements. Complete basic technical reports, collaborate with GIS specialist to document field findings and conditions, source written and electronic sources for species and habitat descriptions, and analyze/compile portions of technical studies and report elements for EIR or Permit application.
Conduct field biological surveys focused on inventory and identification of biological species. Identify individual protected species and their respective habitats, nests, dens, burrows, tracks, and all other evidence for sign of occupation or use. Take field notes and provide written analysis of findings from field settings. Use handheld GPS, tablets, and other related tools to conduct field surveys at remote job sites. Work directly with client staff, contractors, construction crews, and environmental professionals during construction compliance
monitoring. Work at remote locations including overnight travel to conduct field studies, avian mortality studies, and other related field-work. Work on all aspects of surveys, trapping, protocol studies, and other focused searches involving extensive field-work.

Location: Headquartered and daily reporting to Bakersfield office at 1654-B Calloway Drive.

Duration: This staff-level position is considered a regular and full time need in our office on an indefinite basis.

Qualifications: Directly related experience of not less than 3 years in a closely related position and completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline. Work should document current/recent Agency approved work as an approved/designated Biologist or Monitor on permitted projects working with San Joaquin Valley endemic species.
Must be able to perform pedestrian surveys on uneven terrain, sloped hillsides, and loose soils. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of endurance for physical exertion, including extended distance (>6miles) walking during hot weather. Must be able to use binoculars to
accurately identify small reptiles, birds, and other listed species. Must be able to use hand tools and work in field settings to safely excavate earthen dens and burrows.

Minimum Screened Qualifications:
• Formatted Agency-type resume, similar to submittal for approval as a Designated Biologist/Monitor or Agency Approved/Qualified Biologist
• Degree in Biology or closely related field (documentation required)
• Agency-type formatted resume with evidence of field work with covered endemic species, permit numbers and project descriptions, and documentation of the permitted Biologist or AI under which work was performed.
• Current valid Driver’s License and verifiable safe driving history
• Able to pass Background Check
• Able to pass initial and random screening for detection of alcohol and drugs of abuse
• English language fluent (speech and written)
• 18 years and older (industrial setting requires)

Pay: This position is considered mid-tier. Pay will be weighted on a combination of experience and education including any focused-related research or graduate studies. Pay includes a competitive pay scale and participation in profit share program.

Application and Screening: Qualified candidates, meeting minimum qualifications, will be interviewed over the phone and subject to additional technical screening to determine suitability. Resume, a list of references for all related field-work, and transcripts to be sent to
careers2021@mesabio.com


5 April, 2021: Staff Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, San Luis Obispo, CA

Overview
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a staff level Biologist position 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 a long-term consulting career that combines high-level technical expertise with commercial acumen and leadership. Responsibilities may include participating in implementing scientific studies, surveys, natural resource planning, environmental monitoring/ inspections, and preparing a wide variety of technical studies and reports. It is anticipated that a moderate level of travel and variable hours will be required for the position. Depending on availability, this position is either a temporary or a regular, part, or full-time position. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

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 met effectively.
  • Coordinate and/or lead biological survey efforts.
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead on a variety of resource management planning projects.
  • Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools during fieldwork.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • Assist at public and/or agency meetings.
  • Work closely with SWCA’s other resource scientists, managers, and directors in both natural and cultural resources throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related field required.
  • At least 2-4 years of progressively responsible experience in biological surveys and resource management
  • Environmental consulting experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience of working with scientists, planners, engineers, contractors, and agency specialists.
  • Ability to promote SWCAs services internally and externally.
  • Experience in writing technical reports.
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and plant identification skills; familiarity with 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.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques.
  • 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 responsibilities.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA will be a great fit for you!

SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/2VqwKAIrlg1kHnx7SJxGK

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15 March, 2021: Wildlife and Plant Ecologists, Colibri Ecological Consulting, Fresno, CA

Overview

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. We are especially seeking ecologists with strong plant identification skills. 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 trainings 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.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits and agreements (e.g., Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404, Fish and Game Code Section 1602).

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 one 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.

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 team members with competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance coverage, 401(k) contributions, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and paid professional learning opportunities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 3 references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to: info@colibri-ecology.com.