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

3 August, 2022: Wildlife Biologist, Travis Air Force Base, CA

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24 July, 2022: Conservation Interpretation & Resources Coordinator, Denver Colorado

Denver Zoo

The Conservation Interpretation and Resources Coordinator position advances Denver Zoo’s mission of saving wildlife for future generations through support of interpretive experiences and stories that elicit moments of awe and encourage our diverse audiences to engage in conservation action. This position, with the Conservation Interpretation and Resources Manager, supports Denver Zoo’s overall guest engagement efforts by contributing to and developing a variety of resources used to engage audiences of all ages, including interpretive graphics; biofacts and education collections (non-living); digital assets; and educational content for the zoo’s mobile app and website.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to translate and review content in Spanish.

How to Apply

To apply and view full job description, please go to and navigate to the “Careers” page. You’ll then be directed to the current openings. This position is available through Friday, August 5. 

24 July, 2022: Endangered Species Conservation Biologist-Monarch Overwintering Specialist, Central Coast – CA, Xerces Society Inc

JOB TITLE: Endangered Species Conservation Biologist–Monarch Overwintering Specialist

LOCATION: Central Coast of California preferred, other areas in California may be considered.

COMPENSATION: $26.00-$28.00 per hour, commensurate with qualifications

JOB START DATE: October 1, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, closed on August 15, 2022


All applications must be submitted via our application website at:

We are committed to creating a more diverse workforce that is welcoming to all employees and the communities we serve. As part of the application process, please be prepared to answer a brief essay question (1,000 characters or less) in which you describe any opportunities or experiences you have had working or collaborating in diverse, multicultural settings, and/or any actions you might take to help make a work setting be more inclusive for everyone

Xerces is happy to provide accommodations for the job application process if needed. If you need an accommodation to complete the job application process, please email


Come join a growing team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the world’s most important animals. We are seeking a skilled and collaborative Monarch Overwintering Specialist who will provide habitat conservation technical support for managers of monarch butterfly overwintering habitat in California.

At Xerces, we harness the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of the public to implement conservation programs. We take action by helping farms and public agencies develop conservation plans for pollinators and beneficial insects, producing ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, training thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat for beneficial insects, protecting endangered species and their habitat, and engaging the public to raise awareness about invertebrates found on farms, forests, prairies, deserts, streams, wetlands, towns and cities. Our methods focus on habitat conservation planning, education, scientific analysis, advocacy, and applied research to conserve invertebrates, such as bees, butterflies, mollusks, and fireflies.

Note: In our effort to keep our employees, partners, clients and the public safe, Xerces Society follows a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


Working as a member of the Xerces Society’s Endangered Species team and reporting to the Endangered Species Senior Conservation Biologist—Western Monarch Lead, the Monarch Overwintering Specialist will coordinate with land managers to conduct site visits and then develop and facilitate implementation of management plans to benefit overwintering monarch habitat. This position will also provide restoration-focused technical assistance to partners and other stakeholders, lead trainings and field days, and assist with other western monarch tasks, as assigned.

You will work closely with other Xerces western monarch staff including the Endangered Species Conservation Biologist—Western Monarch Community Science position, state and federal land managers, private landowners, community scientists, and other local partners including NGOs and tribes. This position requires the candidate to work from a home office, and applicants should be sure they are able to accommodate work from home.


Working as a team with the Xerces Society Endangered Species staff, the Monarch Overwintering Specialist will:

  • Conduct field visits to assess monarch overwintering habitat quality and status.
  • Write overwintering site management plans which will include detailed guidance on forestry management practices and nectar plant enhancements.
  • Coordinate habitat restoration activities in close partnership with land managers (e.g., developing scope of work for tree work, planting nectar plants).
  • Develop partnerships with land managers and other stakeholders including representing the Xerces Society at professional conferences and local meetings through presentations.
  • Coordinate and provide trainings and field days for land managers and other stakeholders on overwintering monarchs and their habitat.
  • Develop additional information sharing opportunities for the land managers (e.g., plant lists, webinars, guidance documents).
  • Address overwintering site protection issues including increasing awareness of habitat value and existing legal protections.
  • Assist with Western Monarch Count monitoring and associated database maintenance.
  • Respond to requests for information from Xerces Society team members, natural resource agencies, and the public about conserving monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Maintain regular communication with a remotely-based supervisor and other colleagues.

STATUS: Full-time, scheduled to work 40 hours/week. Position is hourly non-exempt. Schedule can be made flexible if consistent with work requirements.

BENEFITS: This position includes a generous benefits package: Twelve paid holidays including two floating holidays that may be used for a personal or religious holiday observed by the employee or other occasion per policy, paid time off, paid health, dental, and disability insurance, option to participate in a pre-tax flexible spending account for medical and dependent care expenses, participation in a 401k retirement program upon eligibility and a flexible work environment.

TERMS: The Xerces Society is an at-will employer. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information on the Xerces Society and our programs, please see our website:


All applications must be submitted via our application website at:


The Xerces Society is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


We request priority referral of protected veterans for all openings with our organization. In order to be considered for employment, all applicants for employment with Xerces Society, apply through our Job Board. When referring or being referred as a candidate, including protected veterans, please refer them to this applicant site;




  • Natural resource management, forest restoration or arborist knowledge required. Must be familiar with California’s central coast ecosystems, sustainable forestry, and natural resource conservation practices and principles.
  • Experience planning and implementing habitat restoration projects, ideally in forests in California.
  • Excellent partnership and communication skills in English, including the ability to write clear emails and management guidance. Ability to deliver presentations virtually and in the field.
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to manage complex or multiple projects under deadline, while delivering quality results.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse teams and constituents in a respectful, equitable, and inclusive fashion. Ability to work independently.
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Workspace, web browsers).
  • Ability to travel out-of-town and overnight for multiple days as required by field season schedule


  • Knowledge of western monarch biology, conservation issues, and overwintering habitat requirements.
  • Understanding of and experience with wildfire risk reduction practices including fuels management.
  • Working knowledge of geospatial mapping software (e.g., ArcPro, ArcGIS Online).



  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, forestry, ecology, conservation biology, entomology, wildlife biology, horticulture, or more than 5 years of experience in conservation planning, wildlife conservation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license in the United States and a motor vehicle records check allowing employee to be insured under Xerces corporate liability insurance.
  • Must have current authorization to work in the United States with any employer. Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.


Be able to perform the following with reasonable breaks and/or accommodations:

  • Occasionally work in the field for up to 8 hours per day under adverse weather conditions.
  • Occasionally traverse across uneven terrain including trails and unpaved roads for periods up to 8 hours.
  • Occasionally drive vehicle or fly by commercial airline for periods of up to 8 hours.
  • Able to work on a computer for periods up to 8 hours.

Xerces Society Inc

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24 July, 2022: Research Apprenticeships & Studies, Friday Harbor Laboratories, Washington

Friday Harbor Laboratories is offering two Research Apprenticeships and a brand new Autumn Marine Studies program as listed below:

  • Autumn Marine Studies (16 credits): Take two courses to learn ecology and biology in the Salish Sea and a third course to conduct your own research project.
    • Ecology and Human Interactions in the Salish Sea (FHL 469)
    • Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Marine Organisms (FHL 471)
    • Research in Marine Biology: Biological Response to Changing Ocean Conditions (FHL 470)
  • Biodiversity and Monitoring of Estuarine Ecosystems (FHL 472) (15 credits). Learn a wide range of biological and geochemical sampling and analyses at UW’s biological preserve in False Bay, San Juan Island, and conduct your own research project.
    • Same price regardless of Washington State residency or UW matriculation status!
  • Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago (OCEAN 492) (15 credits). Get on research vessels to examine patterns, interactions, and links within our complex marine ecosystem and conduct your own research project.
    • Same price regardless of Washington State residency or UW matriculation status!

Note on DEI, Accessibility, and Financial Aid: FHL is committed to DEI and values applicants hailing from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  All FHL courses require fieldwork to some extent, which can be challenging for individuals with certain disabilities. If you’re unsure about applying due to a disability, contact FHL’s Academic Services Manager, Mason Wiley ( to discuss accommodation options. FHL has financial aid opportunities specifically for students taking our courses. You will find a section of the application where you can let us know what your needs are.

24 July, 2022: Water Manager Biologist, Suisun Resource Conservation District

$49,740-$95,122 annually, full-time permanent, flexible schedule, health insurance, CalPERS retirement

Application Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2022 or until filled Start Date: August 1, 2022 (negotiable)

Position: Water Manager Biologist, full-time permanent with full health and retirement benefits starting at $49,740 with promotion potential to $95,122 annually. This position will be hired through the Suisun Resource Conservation District (SRCD:, a special district of the state of California. The position will require local travel for meetings and fieldwork. This full-time position includes salary, full medical and CalPERS retirement benefits, and a flexible schedule.

Location: The position will be based on San Francisco Bay-Delta Region in Suisun Marsh at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Complex, 7 miles south of Fairfield, California. A proportion of the work may be done remotely, and occasional local or meeting travel may be required.

Job Description: The Suisun Resource Conservation District is hiring a full-time, Water Manager Biologist with full health and retirement benefits at a starting salary of $49,740 per year with promotion potential to $95,122 annually. The candidate’s primary job will be to support and assist landowners and managers of managed wetlands in Suisun Marsh, the largest brackish marsh on the Pacific coast of the United States. The work schedule is 40 hours per week (80 hours every 2 weeks) with flexible scheduling to accomplish primary work tasks. The candidate must have or be willing to learn a diverse set of skills, and fieldwork may include challenging environmental situations including cold, wet, and muddy conditions. 

Major Work Tasks for the position will include supporting wetland management of private landowners for waterfowl habitat and ecology; managing water control gates; providing advice on wetland vegetation and invasive species control including plant identification; assisting with permitting and environmental compliance, developing reports on management results; checking water control structures for environmental compliance; managing and maintaining portable water pumps and fish screens; contributing to writing of funding proposals, reports, and papers. The biologist will work collaboratively with state and federal agencies, universities, NGOs, and consulting firms working on regional wetlands.

Additional Tasks will include measuring elevations with a RTK GPS survey unit, updating maps with ArcGIS Pro; managing the District’s website with WordPress, and editing and writing the quarterly newsletter in Microsoft Publisher, conducting biological and hydrological surveys, operating a boom truck to maintain fish screens, assisting in controlled marsh burns, and supporting meetings and events.

Desired Skills will include driving pickups, towing equipment and trailers, operating small boats, conducting GPS surveys and managing software, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office including Access and Publisher, and GIS knowledge and experience with ArcGIS Pro is a plus. A valid driver’s license will be required for the position. 

Background and Knowledge for the position include basic principles of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources management; waterfowl and wetland ecology; moist soil wetland and irrigation practices, hydrology, and geology, and statistical methods; understanding of California and Federal environmental laws, rules, regulations, environmental permitting, and requirements; and concepts employed in a variety of disciplines including environmental planning and resource management. The applicant should have a background in wetland ecology and waterfowl management with experience working with wetland landowners and managers and government agency staff.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or similar sciences; knowledge of wetlands and waterfowl preferred; proven ability to work well in small and diverse teams, experience working with diverse land managers and agencies; use of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat programs, knowledge of ArcGIS a plus; proven experience completing reports, and background conducting wetland or similar fieldwork. Submit via email with a detailed letter of interest, resume, and include 3 references with contact information (email, telephone).

Application Deadline: 7/22/2022 or until filled

Start Date: 8/1/2022

Contact for Applying: Dr. John Y. Takekawa, Operations Manager; Suisun Resource Conservation

District, 2544 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City, CA 94585; email:; tel: 707425-9302 x2


28 June, 2022: Natural Resources Specialist, County of Riverside’s Regional Park and Open-Space District

About the Position:

The County of Riverside’s Regional Park and Open-Space District (Parks) has an opportunity for a Natural Resources Specialist who will be assigned to the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Land Management unit located in Riverside.

The Natural Resources Specialist is broad in scope and bio-geographical range and, as such, the position duties are diverse and will be assigned based on the professional strengths of the candidate. A large portion of the position involves land management, vegetation management, and habitat restoration and, in general, the selected candidate will coordinate, prepare, evaluate, implement, and monitor plans and procedures for adaptive management projects for conservation of wildlife and habitats. The incumbent may also conduct a range of species surveys, assist in habitat restoration projects, and review properties for biological value prior to acquisition by the county.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education – Graduation from a recognized college with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Natural Resource Management/Analysis, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, or a closely-related field.

Experience – Two years of professional experience in resource land management, research techniques, and/or surveys in the field of Ecology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resources, or Environmental Science.  (A master’s degree in natural resource management/analysis, ecology, biological sciences, environmental studies, or a closely related field may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.)

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17 June, 2022: Field Biologist / Monitor, Sol Ecology, Sacramento San Joaquin Delta

Position Title:
Biologist for construction monitoring: Sacramento San Joaquin Delta / Northern California


Seek biologists to monitor construction crews for environmental compliance on habitat restoration project in the Delta, approximately 45-minute drive time from Sacramento. Biologists are needed immediately with work potentially lasting through August. Additional work may become available after September 1. Biologists will be responsible for the following:

  • Monitor construction crews associated with project activities.
  • Ensure compliance with wildlife mitigation measures and biological survey requirements.
  • Ensure overall environmental compliance for the project and all associated support areas.
  • Identify/document potential environmental concerns/non-compliances and reports concerns to Lead Biologist.
  • Conduct pre-construction surveys for special-status species, including nesting birds, northwestern pond turtle, giant gartersnake and Swainson’s hawks.
  • Ensure the installation of flagging, and signage per project requirements to delineate
  • environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Perform tasks with minimal supervision and communicate effectively with project personnel and clients.
  • Attend meetings as required with field personnel, project management and construction personnel.


Please email resume/CV and cover letter to

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, environmental science, natural resources, wildlife biology, or related discipline preferred but not required
  • Experience identifying wildlife and plant species in California, specifically with Californian bird species, Swainson’s hawk, northwestern pond turtle, and giant gartersnake.
  • Personable with good critical thinking/analytical skills.
  • Experience in environmental consulting field, preferably construction related.
  • Familiarity with state and federal environmental laws.
  • Able to work in varying environmental conditions such as high temperatures or other outdoor elements.
  • Able to withstand long hours in the field.
  • Have a valid driving license with a clean record.

Contact Person
Willian Arnerich
Cell: 707-322-5769

12 June, 2022: Wetland Ecologist, ESA, Sacramento, CA

We are looking for a Wetland Ecologist with a minimum of 5 years of experience supporting wetland delineations, environmental planning, permitting, document writing and review for small to complex projects in the northern California Area.

Who We Are

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who You Are

An Ecologist or Biologist with a minimum of 5 years of experience supporting aquatic resources (wetland) delineations, environmental planning according to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), permitting, document writing, and review for small to complex projects in Northern California. You have served as the primary author on a variety of environmental documents such as aquatic resources delineation reports and functional assessments, biological resources assessments and evaluations, technical reports, and permit applications utilizing your excellent writing and communication skills. You are known for preparing documents that are clear, concise, well-written and supported and for your ability to present information understandably and speak persuasively about complex topics to clients, regulatory agency staff, teaming partners, other project stakeholders and the general public.

You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related environmental or ecological field. Your skillset includes expertise in some or all of the following: wetlands, fisheries, wildlife, botany, restoration ecology, regulatory permitting, compliance monitoring and reporting, mitigation planning, and ecological monitoring. You perform occasional field survey work, safely operate, load and transport equipment and gear, and cross fences, creeks, and other obstacles. Experience with digital field data collection tools such as GPS, ArcGIS Collector/Field Maps, Fulcrum, Survey 123 is desired, but not required. You have experience delineating wetlands using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manuel and Regional Supplements and evaluating waters of the State according to the California Water Boards’ State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State.

You work collaboratively with clients and interdisciplinary teams to deliver your projects on time and within budget and have aided in or solely managed scope, schedules, and budgets. You are an effective team member and communicator who contributes constructively and cooperatively to solve project and team challenges. You provide mentoring to foster teamwork and elevate others. 

You are located in or near Sacramento.

What You Will Do for ESA

Use judgment and critical thinking to select, apply and adapt standard techniques, methods and procedures for a wide range of biological studies.

Perform and lead biological field studies including aquatic resources delineation, vegetation classification and habitat mapping, performance monitoring for habitat restoration sites, California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) documentation of pre- and post- project wetland conditions, and invasive plant surveys and monitoring. Characterize existing habitat conditions, including wetlands and riparian habitats, to support habitat enhancement and restoration project designs, characterize project impacts, and identify compensatory mitigation opportunities.

Serve as a contributing or primary author of environmental documents including technical memoranda, biological assessments/habitat evaluations, scientific discipline reports, and impact evaluations to support resource-related permit applications, including in support of Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, CEQA, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Serve as a Task Lead or Deputy Project Manager. Oversee the completion of specific project tasks including coordinating the project delivery schedule, handling project logistics, disseminating and maintaining project related information. Serve as the point person for team members and client questions related to technical tasks and deliver project assignments on time and within budget.

Thrive in a fast-paced, exciting, and challenging environment and be able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines, while working on a team or independently. 

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals who contribute to outstanding projects, improve environmental stewardship, and advance a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance too—by providing benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, an employee stock ownership program, and paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, to name a few.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals, and we believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but will also benefit all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs we offer include tuition reimbursement, professional development bonuses, and attendance at conferences.

What’s Special About Our Biological Resources Team in Northern California

Our Biological Resources team includes Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, Fisheries Biologists, Restoration Ecologists, and Permitting and Environmental Compliance Specialists who provide expertise for many public agencies and non-profit organizations throughout Northern California. Our work matters because we help clients deliver projects that improve the environment and communities. We value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

In accordance with ESA’s duty and responsibility to provide and maintain a safe workplace that is free of known hazards and to minimize the exposure to potential hazards, any employee who works from an ESA office or conducts any other in-person ESA work-related activity is required to submit their proof of vaccination status or have received an approved exemption and accommodation.

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

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12 June, 2022: Mid-level Biologist, AECOM, Sacramento, CA

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated junior to mid-level Biologist for employment in Sacramento, CA. office. Project work will likely involve biological resources surveys related to Endangered Species Act permitting and compliance, habitat mapping and quantification, wetland delineations, and biological impact analysis for CEQA and NEPA documents. The successful applicant will be responsible for projects that involve innovative mitigation and conservation planning; multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, landscape architects, and restoration ecologists; and creative integration of natural resource analysis and project design.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform assignments requiring interpretation and application of federal, State, and local environmental regulations
  • Assist with wildlife and botanical surveys, including vegetation mapping, under supervision of a project manager or senior-level technical team member
  • Wetland delineations
  • Authoring and preparing technical reports
  • Environmental compliance monitoring, including coordinating with project managers, engineers, construction contractors and conducting worker environmental awareness programs
  • Data collection, entry, interpretation, and analysis
  • Applicant must be available and willing to work out of town on occasion
  • Perform other related duties assigned, such as coordination with team members, scheduling of work etc.

Additional work or opportunities for skills development may include:

  • Preparing biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents
  • Preparing and implementing mitigation, restoration, and monitoring plans
  • Sensitive species permitting (e.g., ESA Section 7 biological assessments)
  • Wetlands permitting (e.g., CWA Section 404 and 401, DFG Section 1600)
  • Tree inventories and arborist surveys

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it.  We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • Applicant must be available and willing to work out of town on occasion. Some weekend work may be required.
  • Due to the nature of this role, US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training in relevant biological disciplines (e.g., wildlife, plants, wetland ecology, fisheries, herpetology, or entomology)
  • Basic or working knowledge of California flora and fauna
  • Ability to map vegetation communities and identify sensitive habitat types
  • Familiarity with major environmental regulations and permitting
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Attitude and demeanor compatible with collaborative team efforts
  • Ability to professionally interact with clients and resource agency representatives
  • Ability and desire to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from a few days to weeks at a time
  • Strong field skills
  • Endangered species survey/handling experience
  • Wetland delineation
  • Experience working with construction crews and field engineers
  • Basic knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Collector, or other computer programs to enter, summarize, and analyze data

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

12 June, 2022: Senior-level Biologist or Ecologist, AECOM, Oakland, CA

AECOM is seeking a senior-level Biologist or Ecologist with experience in project management and environmental compliance. This position is based in AECOM’s Oakland office and would support a variety of projects throughout northern California.

AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with clients and internal staff on complex projects involving biological resource protection, species surveys, permitting, mitigation, and/or restoration.
  • Act as Project Manager on multiple projects, including responsible and timely management of budget, project tasks, schedules, and project teams.
  • Utilize a background in biology to inform the preparation of, and provide senior review of, technical memorandums, biological permitting documents, and other technical reports.
  • Contribute as an active and positive member of AECOM’s Environmental practice in the SF Bay Area.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior and mid-level staff as needed.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it.  We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or a related field.
  • 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience as a Project Manager on projects involving construction monitoring, habitat assessments, or wildlife and/or botanical surveys.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Marketing and proposal experience.
  • Experienced in managing project tasks and budgets.
  • Experience in a client-facing role.
  • Working knowledge of special-status plants and wildlife of northern California, and the associated state and federal environmental protections.
  • Familiar with the agencies having jurisdiction over special-status species.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both clients and internal staff.
  • Experience as a lead reviewer of technical reports.
  • Experienced in developing project scopes and estimating project costs.
  • Positive attitude and adaptability to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Good organizational skills and a strong detail-oriented work style.
  • Experience as a field or technical lead, providing oversight and guidance to junior and mid-level biologists and other technical staff.
  • Experience in environmental consulting.
  • Familiarity with permit application requirements, and the typical challenges and strategies related to environmental permitting.
  • Wetland delineation experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act.
  • CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10(a)(1)(A) permit(s).


15 May, 2022:  Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist, RES, Sacramento, CA

RES is looking for a Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist with 7+ years of relevant work experience for our Sacramento, CA office.

The mission: you will be providing environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals.

What your day-to-day might look like?

You will be planning, performing, and supervising field assessments, including:

  • Special status amphibian and reptile surveys;
  • Vernal pool and stream invertebrate surveys;
  • Raptor and avian nesting surveys;
  • Night time mammal surveys;
  • wetland & vernal pool mitigation monitoring;
  • feasibility assessments of potential restoration projects;
  • endangered species and habitat surveys; and other environmental site assessments.

Please be advised that we perform these tasks come rain or come shine and working outside in harsh and adverse weather conditions (including both cold and hot environments) is part of the routine. You will also be walking long distances, bending, lifting heavy objects (up to 50 lbs), and performing other physical activities. Occasionally, some of our projects require extensive travel with overnight stays.

You will be performing data analysis and processing, and technical writing based on your fieldwork. Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and attention to detail are paramount! You will be responsible for preparing and supporting development of reports, figures, permit application packages, bank documentation and elements of regulatory documents for the establishment of new mitigation projects.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Biology or related field (such as but not limited to wildlife biology, ecology environmental studies or similar field).
  • Experience and knowledge of
    • State and Federal Endangered Species Act
    • California Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements
    • CEQA regulations in California
    • Clean Water Act
  • 4+ years working directly in California or Oregon wildlife/terrestrial habitats.
  • Proficient in special status wildlife identification, and their habitats, in California.
  • Experience with Trimble GPS units.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS.
  • Ability to read and interpret environmental maps.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in ecological related field
  • Stream and wetland restoration design and construction experience
  • Section 10(a)(1)(A) recovery permit for California Tiger Salamander, California Red-legged Frog, and/or vernal pool branchiopods or ability to meet minimum qualifications and apply for recovery permit within 6 months of hiring.
  • CRAM

Who is RES: We are the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 294 stream miles and 58,000 wetland acres, in addition to conserving and preserving 9,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 14,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 250 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a balance of economic development and ecological sustainability.

Our culture: Working for RES means having a career that truly makes an impact and a job that helps make nature and communities better. Our people share a deep interest and passion for sustainability and ecological restoration. As an ever-growing company, we cultivate entrepreneurship, flexibility, and collaboration while taking a bold approach to project development. We foster a team environment while enriching individual growth.

Our people: explore our employees’ profiles here.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

9 May, 2022: Lead Biologist – Transmission and Renewables, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Pasadena, CA


SWCA is actively seeking one or more Lead Natural Resources Project Managers to join our growing team. This position can be office-based, remote, or hybrid. In this position you will support projects in the energy generation and transmission sectors, including solar, wind, and battery storage; and electrical, and gas transmission, mainly in Southern California. The ideal candidate will be a biologist with strong energy generation and transmission experience who has managed projects with complex biological resources issues. In this position, you will take a lead role in managing projects and clients, pursuing project opportunities, plan and oversee field surveys, and mentor staff. Your work will expand SWCA’s professional reputation in natural resources management and research throughout California and beyond, and you will be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will collaborate with peers, maintain SWCA’s standards of excellence, and support the continuing development of SWCA’s Natural Resources Program.


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


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, environmental sciences, or a closely related field required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent.
  • One (1) or more years of experience managing projects, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work.
  • General understanding of energy infrastructure and related natural resource issues.
  • Expertise with Southern California flora and fauna.
  • Working knowledge of natural resources regulations and permitting.
  • Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context.

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 or call 1-480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

Employees in this position are eligible for consideration for SWCA’s annual bonus program, which provides awards based on individual and organizational performance. To review additional benefits associated with this position,

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

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9 May, 2022: Regional Biologist, Ducks Unlimited, Vallejo, CA