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.)


21 May, 2024:  Program Coordinator, Friends of Plumas Wilderness, Quincy, CA

Program Coordinator, Friends of Plumas Wilderness, Quincy, CA


21 May, 2024: On-Call Biologist, Stantec

To Apply: On-Call Biologist (stantec.jobs)

Locations : United States-California-Chico, Campbell, Frsno, San Francisco, Redding, Sacramento, Eureka, Roseville, Walnut Creek

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred but not required:

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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


21 May, 2024: On-Call Mid-Senior Level Botanist, Stantec

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

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

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Part-time

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred but not required:

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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


21 May, 2024: Biologist, Stantec

To Apply: Biologist (stantec.jobs)

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

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred:

  • CPUC experience a plus.

Education and Experience

Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in biology.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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


21 May, 2024: On-Call Junior Botanist

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

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

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Part-time

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred but not required:

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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


21 May, 2024: Invasive Plants/Pesticide Use Programs Assistant, USDA Forest Service

USDA Forest Service is excited to announce an outreach for those interested in filling a Program Assistant permanent position for our Invasive Plants Program and Pesticide Use Program. We are hoping to find someone with a background in invasive plants, pesticide use, and forest management, as well as grant management and program support capabilities. Please share within your networks and with those that you think would be a good candidate!  

Attached is an outreach to help determine interest in the position. Please share with those that you know that might be interested in a forestry / grant/ program specialist role working with our partners in State and Private Forestry as well as our National Forest Systems. We have a wonderful team and many wonderful partners to work with here in California and across the Pacific Islands! 

Invasive Plants/Pesticide Use Programs Assistant (GS-0401-11/12; Permanent) – Outreach Closes May, 31, 2024

  • Description: This position will assist in managing two programs (Invasive Plants and Pesticide Use) that support private forest landowners and our National Forest Systems to sustainably manage their forest lands and contribute to landscape level forest resilience. Duty station remote in California.
  • Additional details and the position description and the qualifications are available here:

FS Internal – https://apps.fs.usda.gov/hrm/outreach/Outreach?id=6DC27663B7AD4A878F12DB8DFBC0DC61

Public – https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=6DC27663B7AD4A878F12DB8DFBC0DC61


21 May, 2024:  USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), multiple positions, Hilo, HI

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is one of the world’s premier scientific organizations, with research locations throughout the United States and a small number of international locations.

Research Biologist (GS 12-13) Hilo, HI (Closes: 06/18/2024)

Biological Science Technician (GS 7-8) Hilo, HI  (Closes: 05/30/2024)

Learn more at: ARS Home : USDA ARS and Scientific Discoveries 2023 | Scientific Discoveries (usda.gov).


21 May, 2024:  Paid Internships, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Two new paid internship opportunities under the Climate Team through the ONMS 2024 Mini Project/Paid Internship Program:  


21 May, 2024:  Pacific Pocket Mouse Research Assistant I – Seasonal, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

 
Closes Wed May 22

13 May, 2024: Ecological Services Coordinator, East Bay Regional Park District, Oakland, CA

Salary: $114,874.50 – $129,928.50 Annually
 
Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hrs)
 
Job Number: 24-GB-08
 
Location: Oakland, CA
 
Department: WATER MANAGEMENT UNIT
 
Closing: 5/22/2024 5:00 PM Pacific
 
The Position
 
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the east of San Francisco. The system comprises 73 parks spanning across 126,809 acres; 1,250 miles of trails; 55 miles of shoreline. We manage and preserve natural and cultural resources for all to enjoy and protect. The regional parks are ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education. Learn about our https://www.ebparks.org/about/mission-vision https://www.ebparks.org/history and our contributions to the https://www.ebparks.org/public-info/awards/un-global-citizen
 
OUR MISSION:
 
EBRPD preserves a rich heritage of natural and cultural resources and provides open space, parks, trails, safe and healthful recreation and environmental education. An environmental ethic guides the District in all of its activities.
 
OUR VALUES:
 
• Respect – We honor the land we steward, each other, and the park visitors we serve.
• Resilience – We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
• Relationships – Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
• Responsiveness – We communicate openly, honestly, and reliably.
• Transparency – We hold the public’s trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.
 
WHY WORK FOR EBRPD?
Working with a purpose for a better world today and for future generations through the preservation of open space, public access to the outdoors, and a commitment to the conservation of the natural world found east of the San Francisco Bay across 33 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
 
• A community of colleagues who are passionate about public service and the East Bay Regional Park District, the communities it serves, and its mission.
• Excellent benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, and pension benefits through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Click https://www.ebparks.org/sites/default/files/EBRPD-Benefits-Matrix.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/ for details regarding additional benefits.
• Tuition reimbursement and professional development.
• Free on-site parking.
• Free parking permit for EBRPD parks (for up to 2 privately owned vehicles)
• Employee discounts for certain EBRPD park amenities (reservations, daily fishing permit, public boat launch).
 
The Opportunity: The Park District is hosting this recruitment to fill one (1) vacancy for Ecological Services Coordinator. In the stewardship department, the Ecological Services Coordinator supports various coordination efforts and cross-divisional priorities and projects. This Ecological Services Coordinator position will be focused on identifying and solving water quality issues and management of water resources to ensure safe recreational use and enhancement of natural habitat function. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.
 
The Ideal Candidate Is:
 
• An individual with strong problem-solving and collaboration skills
• Experience monitoring and analyzing water quality data for lakes, ponds, watersheds, and streams
• Experience implementing physical and chemical methods to manage recreational water bodies to reduce formation of harmful algal blooms
• Experience collaborating with state and federal regulators and meeting permit conditions for management of aquatic vegetation and sediment loading in reservoirs, ponds, and streams
• Experience with and understanding of application of management practices using watershed dynamics and fluvial systems to help improve physical, chemical, and biological resources of aquatic systems
 
What You’ll Be Doing: Under direction, assists and complements the Ecological Services Manager by monitoring, researching, and surveying water quality conditions throughout the Park District; assesses causes and sources of water quality concerns, makes recommendations on possible remediation efforts, consults with regulatory and natural resource agencies, assists with obtaining legally binding State and Federal permits, and/or authorizations for projects; provides water quality and habitat resource information that affects decisions made by internal departments and informs Board decisions; and performs related duties as assigned.
 
Essential Functions
 
• Conducts field assessments and wildlife surveys, determining project impacts;
• Develops and recommends project prescriptions;
• Consults with resource and regulatory personnel;
• Negotiates and implements mitigation measures; works on legal Memorandum of Understandings issued by State, Federal, and regulatory agencies;
• Conducts field and resource assessments of listed species to assist, complement, and support the Park District’s wildlife management, recovery, and enhancement plans;
• Monitors, researches, surveys, and implements management plans pertinent to the Park District’s wildlife populations;
• Provides information to internal departments for decision making, including land use development plans, proposed land acquisitions, capital development, and maintenance projects;
• Coordinates with outside contractors and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on the implementation of feral animal management;
• Possesses regulatory permits from resource and regulatory agencies for wildlife species that occur in the Regional Park District lands;
• Trains and consults other staff on project assessment, regulatory processes and permitting, biological monitoring, compliance, and environmental and biological awareness.
• Coordinates joint wildlife related projects on a local, state, and federal level;
• Conducts special studies pertinent to Park District and regional issues, State and Federal efforts, and public concerns to enhance and protect rare, threatened, and endangered species;
• Participates in Technical Advisory Committees and other groups on restoration and recovery lands projects;
• Prepares and implements contracts and request for proposals;
• Provides wildlife information for submission of grant proposals; comments on state and assembly bills that may impact wildlife resources; assists with resolving legal cases and issues;
• Addresses resource issues for encroachment permits;
• Coordinates and assists Public Affairs on press releases and media interviews; manages and provides photographic stock;
• And performs related duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biological sciences or a related field;and
 
Experience: Five years of professional level experience performing field and administrative work in the fields mentioned above.
 
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.
 
Knowledge of:
 
• Field survey techniques for biological, ecological, and environmental principles pertaining to wildlife and resource management; principles and practices of CEQA, State and Federal Endangered Species Act, and regulatory agencies; permit requirements;
• Integration of biological systems;
• Aquatic and terrestrial systems, integrative biology, wildlife and systematic ecology, and special status species;
• Stream and wetland systems, functions and processes and what causes disturbances; and office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
 
Ability to:
 
• investigate, conduct and coordinate research, monitor projects, analyze biological data, provide recommendations, and help develop management plans;
• Negotiate and obtain regulatory permits;
• Obtain a variety of State, Federal and Scientific Collection permits, including the USACE Qualified Wetland Delineator;
• Drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle;
• Maintain good physical conditioning for working rugged terrain and extreme weather conditions, and tolerating poison oak;
• Work unusual hours;
• Interpret topographical and geographic information systems (GIS) based maps; speak before the media and write ecological reports;
• Develop mitigation measures effectively;
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications;
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
• And establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers.
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
 
• Must be able to pass a Level 1 background check which includes: employment history verification, employee reference check, education or certificate verification, Department of Justice fingerprinting, and criminal history review.
• Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is a condition of initial and continued employment.
• May be required to attend public hearings and other meetings which may be scheduled outside of normal work hours.
 
Additional Information
 
UNION AFFILIATION:
 
AFSCME: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Park District and Local 2428. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.
 
Internal Promotions: Placement shall be made at the first step in the salary range for the new position (Step A) unless the salary rate at Step A of the new position is less than a 5% increase. In such instances, the employee will be placed at a step in the new salary range that ensures at least a 5% increase.
 
Application materials for these positions consist of two (2) required parts:
 
• A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online, and
• Completed supplemental questions
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. If you have previously applied to a position on GovernmentJobs.com, please allow time to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.
 
Notification: All applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your GovernmentJobs.com account to view your current application status and notifications.
 
Selection Process: The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or oral examination/interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.
 
Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154 at least five business days before the test.
 
Tentative Date of Onsite Examinations:
Supplemental Question Review: Week of 5/20Oral Board: Week of 6/3 – 6/7Selection Interviews: Mid-June
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The East Bay Regional Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects a diverse workforce and community. It is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive workspace that is welcoming to all. Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
 
To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/5247112

 

13 May, 2024: Project Biologist, WRA, Inc.

Project Biologist (Project based, seasonal)

WRA’s Compliance Monitoring Team supports our clients by helping to implement their permits through surveys, compliance monitoring, and fulfilling reporting requirements. We are looking to expand our compliance monitoring team by bringing on seasonal Project Biologists who have experience with the special status species and environments of California. We will review applicants on a rolling basis as project volume and demand increases. We are currently prioritizing projects in the Santa Rosa, San Rafael, and greater Bay Area, though we have ongoing projects throughout northern California.  

This position is a seasonal part time role for project based work. WRA may not always have projects for you to work on, either due to project availability or specialization required. Additionally, you are under no obligation to accept the work we offer you. Applicants with hands-on experience with special-status species in California (e.g. California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, (north)western pond turtle, and salt-marsh harvest mouse) will be prioritized in the application process.

Compensation: $25-43 per hour depending on experience, with overtime as per CA labor laws.


13 May, 2024: Restoration Technician, WRA, Inc.

WRA Landscape Restoration specializes in ecological restoration and wildland vegetation management solutions throughout California’s unique array of ecological communities. Our Landscape Restoration team is based out of the North Bay and provides natural resource-based services throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. 
 
We are seeking a Restoration Technician to join our hardworking and joyful team in fulfilling the initiatives of our Restoration Program which are centered around the restoration, stewardship, and enhancement of natural landscapes and habitats. This opportunity is a field based position, performing ecological restoration services including native plant out-planting, site maintenance and irrigation, invasive plant mapping and control, stream bank stabilization, erosion control, and fire fuel management.  Additional activities may include data collection for reports and field research, documenting and mapping distributions of native resources and invasive populations for project sites, occasional tool and vehicle maintenance, and strategically implementing ecologically driven approaches to achieve optimal success on our project sites.
 
This is a physically demanding year-round role. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in wild and rough terrain through extreme weather conditions. Steep slopes and poison oak are common on most job sites. 
 
Compensation: $20-25 per hour depending on experience.

 

6 May, 2024: Environmental Scientist for Mountain Lion/Nongame/Avian Species Health, Wildlife Health Laboratory

Interested in an opportunity to join a dynamic and diverse team at the Wildlife Health Laboratory (WHL)? Learn more about this unique limited-term position! Under supervision of the WHL Environmental Program Manager, and direction of Senior Veterinary and Environmental Scientist Specialist staff the position provides support for mortality investigations and disease surveillance for mountain lion, nongame and avian species.

Link to complete posting:   https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=430529

The Current final filing date is 5/17/2024, but it may be extended depending on applications received.


6 May, 2024: Ecological Restoration Crew Supervisor, WRA, Inc., North Bay, SF Bay Area

  • Ecological Restoration Crew Supervisor 
    • WRA Landscape Restoration specializes in ecological restoration and wildland vegetation management solutions throughout California’s unique array of ecological communities. Our Landscape Restoration team is based out of the North Bay and provides natural resource-based services throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. We are seeking a Restoration Crew Supervisor to join our hardworking and joyful team in fulfilling the initiatives of our Restoration Program which are centered around the restoration, stewardship, and enhancement of natural landscapes and habitats. This opportunity is primarily a field-based position, guiding our team of 4-6 experienced restoration technicians in a wide range of ecological restoration services including fire fuel vegetation management, native plant out-planting, invasive plant mapping and control, site maintenance and irrigation, stream bank stabilization, and erosion control, and wetlands restoration. 

    • The primary component of this position is field based and is physically demanding year-round. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in wild and rough terrain through extreme weather conditions. Steep slopes and poison oak are common on many job sites. Additional activities include data collection for reports and field research, documenting and mapping distributions of native resources and invasive plant populations, and strategically planning ecologically driven approaches to achieve optimal success on our project sites. Compensation: $25-30 per hour depending on experience


6 May, 2024: Plant Biologist, WRA, Inc. Southern California

  • Plant Biologist 
    • WRA’s an employee-owned environmental consultancy. We are a tenacious team of planners, engineers, and scientists, and we aim to leave the lands we love better than we found them. We’re currently hiring for a Botanist/Wetlands Specialist to join our close-knit team. At WRA, you will be at the forefront of managing a variety of projects including back country invasive weed surveys, rare plant and sensitive wildlife habitat surveys up and down the coast, assisting data collection for cutting edge modeling to help habitats resist the effects of climate change, habitat restoration in the most biodiverse counties in the continental US: Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino. This opportunity will be exciting for someone who has some hands-on experience with fieldwork, botanical surveys, wetland delineations, and enjoys being part of a collaborative team. Do you want to grow your career as a professional consultant with a company full of individuals at the top of their field, who are passionate about cultivating a sustainable future? If so, come join our team!
    • This role will need to be based within commuting distance to San Diego/Los Angeles, as regular field work and site visits will be necessary. The salary range for this position is $66,000-$90,000 which represents 2 job levels that WRA is open to considering for this role. In your first conversation with our recruiter, we will discuss leveling and compensation with you to make sure that expectations are aligned. 

 

29 April, 2024: Scientific Aid positions, CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento, CA

  1. JC-429236, Deadline 5/9/2024

https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=429236

 Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor, the incumbent will assist with entry, management, and processing of wildlife monitoring field survey data and samples for the North Central Region Conserved Lands and Wildlife program. These activities will aid in the management of wildlife areas and ecological reserves, and of wildlife populations including deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, among others and of the habitats on which they depend. The incumbent will work primarily in the Rancho Cordova office (90% of the time). Some fieldwork will be required to gain and retain familiarity with the survey methods we use and the lands we monitor. Depending on field site location, camping and overnight work will be required. Duties may occur under a wide variety of conditions including inclement weather throughout the 17 counties of the North Central Region. Use of a telephone daily to contact the lead when returning from the field as a safety check in/out process. Duties require a high level of independence, ability to stay safe and are often field based in remote locations.

Enter and organize wildlife survey data like Global Positioning System (GPS) survey points, and automated wildlife camera images into databases. Identify wildlife images to species, and minimum daily counts of deer. Assist with data quality control using Garmin Basecamp, ArcGIS Pro, and Excel spreadsheet formulas. Prepare wildlife pellet (DNA) samples for delivery to the genetics lab. Write R scripts to streamline data cleaning. Generate digital spatial data, reports, and maps using R, ArcGIS Pro and Word. Use strong writing and verbal skills to communicate daily with colleagues. Learn and practice field methods using GPS devices to navigate off road and in rough terrain, establishing transects in a forested environment, collecting deer DNA pellet samples, and deploying wildlife cameras.

 

  1. JC-427449, Deadline 5/27/2024

https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=427449

 Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), incumbent performs the following duties: assist environmental scientists with wildlife field surveys, captures, data analysis, and reporting for various Game Grant projects related primarily to large mammal and avian species management. Assist environmental scientists with wildlife and fisheries habitat conservation and restoration on unstaffed Department-owned lands, including wildlife species surveys, fence maintenance and construction, invasive plant control, trash, and garbage removal, and collecting data to monitor grazing permit use and impacts. Helps conserve wildlife species through documenting and returning public phone calls related to human conflicts with wildlife; presents wildlife conservation and conflict mitigation topics to homeowner groups; helps with field investigations, captures, and management actions related to the region’s Human Wildlife Conflict Program. Wearing a department uniform is required.


29 April, 2024: Staff Level Biologist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Sacramento, CA

Overview
Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

SWCA is expanding our natural resources team and seeking Assistant/Staff Biologist candidates for upcoming environmental projects focused in the Sacramento area, yet work may include a range of office and field duties throughout California. Work hours may vary seasonally, and depending on project needs and your skills. On-call staff are requested for work as it becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. As our Natural Resources team continues to grow, additional opportunities for advancement and/or transition to a regular, full-time position will be available.

Although work will be focused in the greater Sacramento area, for work requested outside of the Sacramento area it is anticipated that travel, including overnight stays, will be required for this position. This position may at times also require long or abnormal work hours (early start times, night shifts, etc.). Experience with Sacramento Valley special-status species and vegetation communities is preferred.

The candidate could fill one of our Staff Level roles based on skill and years of relevant experience:

  • Natural Resources Technician: Typically up to 6 months of experience
  • Assistant Staff Biologists: Typically up to 1 year of experience
  • Staff Biologists: Typically up to 2 years of experience

This position is temporary, hourly. Pay is dependent on experience.

For assistant staff and staff Biologist positions, a key element of your job will be to supervise a small crew while conducting environmental fieldwork. This includes:

  • independently assigning and directing the activities of others on behalf of SWCA, often in remote areas without immediate guidance from senior managers, to ensure quality and on-time delivery;
  • ensuring that employees understand their responsibilities and delegated tasks and being held accountable if crew members under your supervision are not performing their activities correctly, productively, and safely;
  • serving as a conduit of communication between employees and senior managers, including communicating issues to relevant senior managers;
  • receiving and resolving complaints from employees in the field; and
  • monitoring team productivity and offering timely performance guidance, including determining when corrective action is needed and delivering appropriate feedback

Application deadline: Our team will begin reviewing applications immediately, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates on a rolling basis. The application process will remain open until we have received a robust pool of qualified candidates. Once we have identified suitable individuals, we may close the application process without prior notice. We appreciate the time and effort invested by all applicants and will carefully consider each submission.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies (including protocol surveys), nesting bird surveys, wetland assessments, and general habitat assessments.
  • Collect field data, record and identify fauna and flora.
  • Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms.
  • Photograph and take detailed notes of habitats, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles safely, including operation of 4-wheel-drive vehicles on rugged, back-country roads.
  • Follow industry-leading safety check-in and reporting procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field work and reporting requirements.
  • Understand project environmental requirements and the applicable laws and regulations protecting biological resources.
  • Complete desktop analyses, web-based database queries, prepare technical reports describing the methods, results, recommendations, and regulatory background for projects.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team is critical.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field required and minimum of one year of field experience.
  • At least 1 season of biological construction monitoring.
  • Knowledge of common and special-status state and federal listed California fauna and flora.
  • The ideal candidate will also possess strong wildlife and plant identification.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license, with the ability to drive multiple types of vehicles, trucks, and 4×4’s
  • Prior experience with GIS software, GPS units/tablets and ability to use technology for data collection.
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Report or other writing experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years or field seasons of experience completing biological surveys, fieldwork, habitat assessments, wetland delineations, and/or construction monitoring.
  • Ornithologists with bird identification and nest searching experience; raptor and other birds of prey experience a plus.
  • Stormwater, erosion, and sediment control management experience; including SWPPP and/or WPCP implementation experience.
  • Botanical and wetland delineation experience.

 

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 480-581-5378. 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. At SWCA Environmental Consultants, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including those with diverse experiences and veterans, to apply. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success

SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges on all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.

An employee in this Sacramento, CA-based position: as a Natural Resources Technician an hourly pay rate of $20.81 – $27.56; as an Assistant Staff Biologist — an hourly pay rate of $23.06 – 29.81/hour; and as a Staff Biologist — an hourly pay rate of $25.88 – $33.75/hour. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law.

This position is eligible for our wellness paid time off, employee assistance program and wellness program activities.

SWCA continues to invest deeply in career development programs, delivering our award-winning Career Landscape support resources to accelerate the growth of our staff. We recognize the valuable skills and experiences our internal team members bring to SWCA’s continued success. Qualified internal candidates are encouraged to apply and will be seriously considered for this position. We believe in promoting from within, where possible, providing our existing employees with compelling opportunities to advance their careers.

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21 April, 2024:  Wetland and Botany Project Manager, WRA, Inc.
WRA’s an employee-owned environmental consultancy. We are a tenacious team of planners, engineers, and scientists, and we aim to leave the lands we love better than we found them.

We are hiring a seasoned Wetland and Botany Project Manager to solve complex problems for our clients with a core emphasis on wetland delineation and botany in California. At WRA, you will be at the forefront of managing a variety of projects including ecological restoration, open space, water and wastewater infrastructure, and resiliency in areas throughout California, but primarily focused on the San Francisco Bay and Estuary. In this role, you will be responsible for managing and conducting fieldwork, data analysis, and technical report preparation in support of regulatory compliance for restoration, development, and infrastructure projects. Ideal applicants will have experience interfacing with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in obtaining Jurisdictional Determinations, completing botanical surveys, evaluating potential impacts and developing mitigation including Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plans for CEQA and regulatory permit applications. Lastly, an important role for this position is serving as a mentor to our staff as they develop their technical expertise and leadership skills.

Do you have outdoor field survey experience? And are you excited to continue doing field work focusing on more complex sites, while building on existing project management and client advisory skills? Do you want to grow your career as a professional consultant with a company full of individuals at the top of their field, who are passionate about cultivating a sustainable future? If so, come join our team!

This role will need to be within commuting distance to one of our 3 Northern California offices (San Rafael, Petaluma, and Emeryville), as periodic site visits will be necessary.
The salary range for this position is $81,500 – $117,000 which represents 2 job levels that WRA is open to considering for this role. In your first conversation with our recruiter, we will discuss leveling and compensation with you to make sure that expectations are aligned.


21 April, 2024: River Foodscape Modeling Postdoc (2 year fellowship)

The project will develop food web models to inform freshwater fisheries management. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and postdoctoral researchers to develop spatially-explicit food web simulation models for rivers. Models will be applied to salmon-bearing watersheds from California to Alaska to explore how climate change and watershed degradation/restoration may influence Pacific salmon populations critical to the cultural, economic, and nutritional well-being of communities. Models will combine predator-prey and individual based modeling (IBM) approaches to explore how fish populations are influenced by patterns of resource availability across watersheds.

This research will help elucidate how the network structure of rivers influences the stability of linked meta-food-webs, and will provide a valuable (and rare) example of how food web approaches–when applied at landscape scales–can inform ecosystem management. Furthermore, this project will directly address long-standing calls to incorporate food web approaches into management of salmon-bearing watersheds.”

The official advertisement for the 2-year river foodscape modeling postdoc that would work in Meadow Creek is now open.

Applicants can see details and apply here: Zintellect – Climb Higher.


21 April, 2024:  Field Biologist/Environmental Scientist/Wetland Specialist, ENPLAN, Redding

ENPLAN is seeking a Biologist/Environmental Scientist to join our assessment and compliance services team. Beginning pay is dependent on capabilities and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

BS or MS in wildlife or fish management, botany, environmental science or closely related field. 

Substantial (2 years+) hands-on experience related to fish, wildlife, and plant conservation and habitat management; such experience may include working with special-status species, conducting wetland delineations in northern California, and identifying region-specific plant and animal species. 

Excellent technical writing and analytical skills.

Familiarity with GPS data collection and navigation techniques.  Working knowledge of GIS software a plus. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct wildlife surveys, habitat evaluations, and/or general plant surveys.  

Conduct wildlife and/or special-status plant surveys and protocol-level surveys.

Conduct wetland delineations.

Conduct construction monitoring.

Prepare a variety of environmental compliance documents such as Biological Study Reports, Biological Assessments, Aquatic Resource Delineation Reports, and Natural Environment Study reports, and assist with NEPA/CEQA documentation.

Serve as liaison between various regulatory agencies and clients for environmental permit acquisition and compliance. Team with project engineers, site designers, and other specialists engaged in private and public projects. 

Coordinate or assist in the coordination of ENPLAN team member actions.

Assist with the preparing of permits (e.g., Section 404, Section 401, CDFW Section 1600 LSA).

Interface with regulatory agency and client representatives on all phases of contract performance. Assist with formulation of work programs, budgets, and proposals.

REQUIREMENTS

In all positions with ENPLAN, the employee must be capable of safely and effectively executing physically demanding tasks in order to successfully perform the range of functions expected. This includes pitching in where and when needed by other team members regardless of position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities.  Employees are regularly required to sit, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, and crawl; and walk on uneven and mountainous terrain.

CONDITIONS 

ENPLAN offers an outstanding professional environment. Work schedules are flexible. Benefits available include company health and dental insurance cost share, retirement plan, paid holidays, paid leave, and professional development.

Beginning compensation is dependent on capabilities and experience. We ask for a 3-year minimum commitment. 

TO APPLY

Email your resume, two writing samples from your academic or professional experience, and other example work products you may wish to share to esjobs@enplan.com. You may also choose to provide a letter describing your interest in becoming a member of the ENPLAN team, carrying out the functions required for the position, and being located in the Redding area. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

ENPLAN is an environmental and geospatial information services company. We are committed to leading-edge quality and innovation in all solutions delivered. Our team serves both public and private sector clients throughout northern California. We have served over 500 such clients since we began in 1980, and our long-term client relationships are steadily growing. Learn more about ENPLAN at www.enplan.com.


13 April, 2024: Environmental Planner, Westervelt Ecological Services

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Hybrid Role

Employee Status : Regular, Part Time

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : 75 %

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred but not required:

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

On-Call Junior Botanist– ( 240001C8)

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

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

Hybrid Role

Regular, Part-time

Travel:  75%

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred but not required:

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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


13 April, 2024: On-Call Biologist, Stantec

On-Call Biologist( 2400015E )

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

Employee Status : Regular

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred but not required:

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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


13 April, 2024: Biologist, Stantec

Biologist ( 2400015Q )

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

Hybrid Role.

Full Time Regular

Travel:  10%

To Apply: Biologist (stantec.jobs)

Description

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

Your Opportunity

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

Your Key Responsibilities

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

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

Task duties include:

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

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

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

Preferred:

  • CPUC experience a plus.

Education and Experience

Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in biology.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary Range(s):

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

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

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

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


 

13 April, 2024: USFS Pacific Southwest Region Career Opportunities

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

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

Job Opportunities:

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

$57,118 – $107,680 per year

24-FIRE-NOCR-PILOT-91112DH

Open Continuous Announcement

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

$178,914 – $191,900 per year

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

 

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

About the Pacific Southwest Region

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

 

Resource and Information:

We look forward to working with you.

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


 

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

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

Essential Functions

  • Manage small and large projects for clients in the energy, development, transportation, water, and natural resource management sectors.
  • Prepare and maintain project scopes, budgets, and timelines.
  • Prepare or review opportunity-specific resumes, statements of qualifications, scopes of work, and cost estimates for proposals.
  • Prepare and distribute client, agency, and internal correspondence.
  • Consult with clients and agencies on permitting and environmental compliance strategies.
  • Attend or lead project meetings.
  • Take initiative, resolve issues, and identify improved procedures to meet client and team needs.
  • Coordinate activities and work products with other team members.
  • Mentor early-career team members in species identification, life history requirements, desktop review procedures, field methods, data collection, data analysis, regulatory requirements, reporting, and company procedures.
  • Help develop and maintain a positive and vibrant company culture.
  • Contribute technical expertise to project teams.
  • Contribute to the technical accuracy and adequacy of data collection and analysis methods as well as reports and other work products.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits and agreements (e.g., Clean Water Act Section 404, Fish and Game Code Section 1602).
  • Conduct desktop assessments of special-status species, wetlands, waters, and other sensitive resources.
  • Conduct biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat assessments, habitat mapping, speciesspecific surveys, protocol surveys for special-status species, nesting bird surveys, roosting bat surveys, floristic surveys, noxious weed surveys, impact assessments, mitigation monitoring, and biological compliance monitoring.
  • Conduct environmental training for construction personnel on field projects.
  • Identify and delineate wetlands and other potentially regulated habitats.
  • Assist in designing and implementing habitat and species restoration, enhancement, management, and monitoring plans.
  • Use various tools and methods (e.g., GPS, GIS, binoculars, cameras, audio recorders, animal traps, drones, aerial surveys, statistics, and specialized software and databases) to conduct biological resource assessments and impact analyses.
  • Conduct literature reviews.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field; advanced degree (M.S., M.A., M.E.M., or Ph.D.) or professional certificate (e.g., GIS, P.M.P.) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna.
  • ≥ 5 years of ecological consulting or other relevant experience; experience managing projects preferred.
  • Strong field skills and experience (those with permits to conduct surveys for threatened or endangered wildlife species preferred).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (experience preparing technical reports for California Environmental Quality Act or National Environmental Policy Act compliance preferred). Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Willingness to travel to and from project sites throughout California and beyond, including those requiring overnight stays of up to a week at a time.
  • Willingness to work a flexible and irregular schedule, including many early mornings and some nights and weekends.
  • Ability to effectively manage logistics associated with safely and independently accessing and working at remote field sites.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and terrain.
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded, and reason logically.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and consistently demonstrate professionalism.
  • Must reside in the greater Fresno / Clovis region.
  • Must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

About Colibri

Colibri (www.colibri-ecology.com) is a small consulting firm based in Fresno, California that specializes in helping project proponents comply with the Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws and regulations that protect native plants, animals, habitats, and ecosystems.  We work throughout California and across the nation but focus on the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains.  Colibri provides its full-time employees with competitive salaries, health and dental insurance coverage, 401(k) contributions and profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and professional learning opportunities.

Salary Range

$100,000 – $153,000 / year

How to Apply 

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


 

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

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

https://us241.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/17257

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


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

ABOUT NOMAD ECOLOGY, LLC

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

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

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

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

JOB SUMMARY

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

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

REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Work

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

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

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

Report and Other Document Preparation

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

REPRESENTATIVE QUALIFICATIONS

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

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

STATUS AND SUPERVISION

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

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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

TO APPLY

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

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


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

Wildlife Biologist 

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

 

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

Position title: Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist – Construction Monitor

Location: Berkeley or Davis, CA   

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

Closing date: N/A

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualified applicants should ideally have the following skills or experience:

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

Qualified applicants should possess:

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

Availability, Compensation and Application Details:

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Duties include, but not limited to:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Duties include, but not limited to:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Duties include, but not limited to:

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

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

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