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Regulatory Analyst - Fish and Game Commission
Fish and Game Commission
***FINAL FILING DATE MON 2/8/2021***
The Fish and Game Commission is a small and dynamic state agency committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. This position would allow you to apply specific skills and knowledge to help decision-makers resolve complex wildlife issues at the state level and develop policies for wildlife management.

Under direction of the Staff Services Manager, the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) performs moderately complex analytical work. Under supervision and clear direction, reviews, analyzes and develops regulatory documents for rulemaking processes consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act; consults with and coordinates rulemaking activities with other organizations; develops white papers, special reports and presentations; communicates and effectively works with all levels of staff, other agencies and the public; provides California Code of Regulations banking services and coordinates publication of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations and regulatory booklets; develops regulatory training materials and provides training to other staff; develops the annual rulemaking calendar in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; takes the lead in reviewing, analyzing and submitting non-substantive regulatory files consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act; and monitors and manages incoming correspondence from the Commission’s email account.

See the weblink for duty statement, application requirements
Hiring as Staff Services Analyst or Associate Governmental Program Analyst (CalHR classifications)
Note: this is an Analyst position, NOT a scientist position, but you would be working with scientists and non-scientists, as well as the Office of Administrative Law.

To apply, create a CalCareer Account at and follow the application instructions. Submit app by Mon, 2/8/2021
Tribal Advisor, Liaison (Scientist) - Fish and Game Commission
Fish and Game Commission
***FINAL FILING DATE MON, FEB 8, 2021*** brand new position!
The Commission is a small and dynamic state agency where employees are committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend.
-Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Tribal Advisor and Liaison advises and provides policy guidance to the Commission on fish and wildlife issues of interest to California tribes and tribal communities. Through communication and consultation, the incumbent will provide opportunities for input by tribes and tribal communities regarding the development of fish and wildlife laws, regulations, and policies that may affect tribes and tribal communities.
-Incumbent identifies highly visible fish and wildlife management issues affecting tribes and tribal communities statewide and recommends policy direction to the Commission concerning natural resource laws, regulations, and policies of interest to tribes and tribal communities.
-Incumbent serves as the direct link between the Commission and California tribes by facilitating communication and implementing effective government-to-government consultations between tribal nations and the Commission and its staff. Provides leadership to enhance, develop, and create progressive and enriched institutional partnerships and collaborations on shared priorities such as biodiversity, anadromous fisheries, and climate impacts to our ecosystems.
-Incumbent confers with tribal nations and communities, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other relevant agencies to stay informed of activities and priorities of said entities that address the fish and wildlife management needs of tribes and tribal communities.
Amphibian & Reptile and Invasive Species, Program Manager
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
The Amphibian and Reptile and Invasive Species Program
Manager serves as the primary point of contact for the
Association on conservation and management of amphibians,
reptiles, and invasive species and facilitates national
collaboration on these issues.
Mid-level Biologist/Project Manager
ECORP Consulting, Inc.
ECORP Consulting, Inc. is searching for a qualified individual to assist Senior Project
Managers with complex, multi-disciplinary projects in a dynamic, collaborative
environment. Key components include managing individual project tasks and providing
direction to support staff; completing permit applications and regulatory documents;
assisting clients with compliance of regulatory permits and project implementation;
attending client meetings; interacting with agency staff; and conducting/managing field
surveys as needed. Consulting experience preferred.
1. Assist with project management (requires strong organization, ability to
multitask and work under tight deadlines)
2. Prepare permit applications and regulatory documents.
3. Assist with review of prepared applications and documents.
4. Prepare project scopes/proposals.
5. Prepare and assist in managing project schedules.
6. Attend project/client/agency meetings.
7. Support senior staff and mentor entry-level and junior staff.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in natural science field, Master’s or PhD a plus.
2. Minimum of 3 years related work experience including project and task
3. Demonstrated abilities to work with regulatory processes and agency staff.
Must have an understanding of the federal Clean Water Act Sections 404
and 401; Porter Cologne Water Quality Act; CDFW Fish and Game Code
1602; California ESA 2081; and ESA Section 7 and 10 processes.
4. Experience with wetland delineations and/or other local flora and fauna
field surveys.
5. Knowledge of California biological habitats, species, and general
conservation biology/ecology.
6. USFWS/CDFW permits and Memoranda of Understanding a plus.
7. Strong writing skills, effective communication and ability to collaborate
with a diversity of staff.
Science Writing & Communication Intern - Remote
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
***Application due date Feb 28, 2021***
The Office of Communications at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA, is now accepting applications for full-time, remote summer science writing and communications internship.

Intern would join remotely full-time for 10-12 weeks, starting in May or June and ending in August, salary $18/hour, and would receive a comprehensive, mentored experience that touches on many of the major activities of a communications department in an academic research institution (e.g., external and internal communications writing, social media, web content development, video development).

Interested applicants should email Corie Lok ( and Tom Ulrich directly with a cover letter, CV/resume, two to three writing samples targeted to a lay audience, and the contact information for two references. Final filing is Feb. 28.
Senior Biologist/Project Manager
ECORP Consulting, Inc.
ECORP Consulting, Inc. seeks a qualified Senior Biologist/Project Manager to
manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects in a dynamic, collaborative environment.
Key components include managing individual project tasks and providing direction to
support staff; overseeing completion of permit applications and regulatory documents;
assisting clients and overseeing compliance of regulatory permits and project
implementation; attending client meetings; interacting with agency staff; and managing
field surveys as needed. Project management and regulatory experience required;
consulting experience preferred.
1. Oversee and manage complex projects requiring biological resources support
and regulatory permitting.
2. Build and maintain relationships with clients while serving as the primary
project point of contact for the client as well as agency staff, and attend
project/client/agency meetings.
3. Provide project strategy, develop optimal permitting pathways, oversee
preparation of permit applications/regulatory documents, and provide overall
environmental compliance support.
4. Prepare project proposals and bring project schedules, budgets, and scopes
of work to completion.
5. Contribute to continued business development through responding to
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as well as conducting client outreach and
6. Mentor entry-level and junior staff to expand understanding of project
management/delivery and identify opportunities for their professional
For detailed selection criteria, please visit the link provided.
Biologists - Entry to Senior Level. posted at the SBI Booth
Swaim Biological, Inc. (SBI)
SBI is looking for seasonal temporary and on-call biologists as well as mid to senior level biologist with demonstrated permitting experience.

PDFs are posted at the SBI Exhibitor's Booth
Mid-level Biologist
We are currently seeking a full-time, mid-level Biologist (7+ years experience) to join Central Valley-based southern California biological resources team in conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in someone with both field and documentation experience and professional skills associated with jurisdictional wetland delineations, botanical surveys and regional special-status wildlife species. Experience in regulatory agency permitting or a strong willingness to engage and learn this client service practice is also preferred. Project work can occur throughout California’s Central Valley.
Land Surveyor
Alameda County Public Works Agency
Land Surveyor which, under direction at the lower level and under general direction at the higher level, performs routine and difficult land surveying duties in the field and office in both the Survey Support and County Surveyor Sections of the Survey Division of the Public Works Agency; and performs other related duties.
Planning and Program Manager of Operations
Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority
Join an innovative new organization created in 2020 to address the threat of catastrophic wildfire in Marin County, California. The visionary voters of Marin County passed Measure C, “The Marin Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Initiative.” As we have seen in the last several years, fires know no boundaries, and the voters in Marin County have recognized the time is now to prepare and plan for addressing this massive risk. A groundbreaking endeavor and the first of its kind in the State of California, the MarinWildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) was born out of Measure C and is now positioned as the central coordinating agency charged with addressing the risk of wildfire in Marin County. Under this voter approved initiative, MWPA will enable the 17 local fire agencies serving Marin County to work together as a single Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to develop and implement a comprehensive wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness and response plan for Marin County. The newly created agency has a 17-member Board of Directors, an Operations Committee, and an Advisory/Technical Committee all working together to address the following:
•Defensible space around homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure, get the initiative up and running
•Vegetation Management and Fire Hazard Reduction
•Early Alerts and Organized Evacuation
Senior Project Manager - Environmental Regulatory Compliance
WRA, Inc.
WRA is an environmental consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our vision is to cultivate a sustainable future where people and the environment thrive. Leslie Allen is a Project Delivery Team Leader, based out of our Emeryville office, who is seeking a senior-level project manager to help her lead and develop a team of biologists and regulatory permitting specialists as we work together to support our clients with their environmental compliance needs. Leslie’s team currently works on public infrastructure as well as private industry and development projects around the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Central Coast. Our clients include park districts, transit agencies, departments of public works, planning departments, flood control and water districts, marinas and harbor districts, fiber optics utilities companies, mining companies, land use attorneys, land developers, and property owners.
As-Needed Environmental Construction Compliance Monitor
We are seeking entry to mid-level professionals to provide environmental construction compliance services. This position will be based at project sites located throughout the United States with an emphasis on projects located in California, Florida, Oregon, Nevada, and Texas. Candidate would have expertise in a specific environmental resource area including but not limited to stormwater, biology, hazardous materials, air emissions, noise monitoring, etc.
Senior Biologist - San Diego Area
Ascent Environmental
We are looking for a senior biologist to be a key member of Ascent’s Natural Resources practice; the location would be in our growing San Diego office. Excellent writing skills are important. Candidates should have a BS or MS in Biology, Ecology, or a related field and a minimum of 5-8+ years of relevant experience. Required are extensive knowledge of California habitats and wildlife species and strong interpersonal skills. The candidate will be working on interesting and complex projects throughout California.

Ascent offers a supportive, fun, and intellectually challenging workplace environment with excellent benefits. We invest in our employees’ careers and welfare and strive to provide high-quality outcomes for our clients. We offer flexible hours, collegial teamwork, participation on important and challenging projects, opportunities to contribute to and join in service events for our local communities, and regular performance recognition.

Please e-mail a letter of interest and your resume to:
Associate Biologist
Pangea Biological
Key Responsibilities of the Associate Biologist:
- Conduct independent field surveys including biological reconnaissance surveys, habitat evaluations, and species-specific surveys
- Conduct independent biological monitoring on active construction sites
- Conduct environmental training for construction personnel and other monitors on field projects
- Conduct research and analyze data
- Prepare technical reports and memorandums
- Prepare and submit daily environmental monitoring reports
- Prepare project and internal correspondence
- Prepare presentations and bulletins for internal and external trainings
- Coordinate small projects with direct review and interaction with senior team members
- Provide guidance and support to other technical team members
- Collaborate with Pangea's team to brainstorm forward-thinking solutions to potential challenges
- Assist team members in identifying regulatory requirements and appropriate reporting
- Identify and implement appropriate mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements
- Assist senior team members on projects – researching, writing, and fielding projects
- Perform other duties as assigned
Environmental Compliance Monitor
Pangea Biological
- Review project documents and evaluate the requirements and mitigation measures
- Provide environmental training to construction personnel
- Coordinate with the environmental and construction teams during construction
- Attend daily tailboard meetings to discuss environmental requirements
- Ensure compliance with all environmental resource requirements
- Coordinate with other monitors regarding project mitigation measures (cultural resources, etc.)
- Provide on-site environmental compliance monitoring
- Coordinate with construction personnel to ensure they are informed of all Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs)
- Provide clear, consistent, and timely information to construction crews
- Gather detailed data for events and communications throughout the day (including site photographs)
- Prepare and submit daily monitoring reports with potential compliance concerns and solutions

- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Environmental Sciences, or closely related field
- Minimum of 5 years of experience with biological resources and monitoring with a minimum of 3 years of experience in California
- Professionalism
- Problem-solving skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills / strong organizational skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office

The physical demands for this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions:
- While performing the duties of this job, employees are required to see, talk, hear, read, write, walk and stand for a minimum of one hour up to 10+ hours a day sometimes on uneven terrain, carry or lift between 20 to 35 pounds
- Wear protective equipment such as; gloves, hardhat, safety glasses, ear protection, safety boots, long sleeve shirts, long pants, snake chaps
- Be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, rain, dust, and wind
- Operate a 4-wheel-drive vehicle
- Collect and review data with a sub-meter accuracy GPS unit
Project Manager
Pangea Biological
Pangea Biological was founded on the principles of Quality, Integrity, Honesty, Commitment, and Team Work. Our scientists are seasoned professionals, experienced and highly responsive. From minor operation and maintenance jobs to large, multi-faceted construction projects, Pangea has been involved in gas, electric, water, oil and other product pipelines, wind, and battery storage projects throughout the U.S. The Pangea team readily adapts to the unique needs of our clients, providing impactive, value-driven solutions.

Since 2006, we have supported the energy, utility, and infrastructure sectors with construction companies, utility companies, and engineering firms on over 2,850 projects. Pangea has biological monitoring, environmental compliance, permitting, training, and constructability experience. Pangea's value focuses on the environmental challenges and solutions combined with the unique nature of the design, construction, and restoration of infrastructure, energy, and utility projects.

Primary responsibilities include:
- Managing projects and providing leadership to the team
- Provide technical guidance for CEQA and NEPA documents
- Providing support for project-specific financials, program management, client management, proposals, budget development, and team management
- Biological surveys and construction compliance monitoring experience are required
- Success with working in a supervisory role
- Excellent technical writer
- Serve as technical lead overseeing team members with mitigation, monitoring, and reporting compliance

Position Requirements:
- BS in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Environmental Sciences or equivalent and at least 5+ years of relevant consulting experience
- Minimum 10 years of experience with Project Management
- Minimum 5 years of experience with biological and wetland resources within California
- Wetland evaluations and jurisdictional delineation experience
- Regulatory permitting, compliance, oversight, and monitoring required
Link: None
Forester/Environmental Planner
Ascent Environmental
We are looking for a Forester with a strong background in environmental planning to be a key member of Ascent’s growing forest management practice. The candidate should be located in California or Nevada and be able to report periodically to one of Ascent’s offices in Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Oakland, or San Diego. Candidates should have a BS or MS in Forestry or a related field and a minimum of 4-7+ years of relevant experience. Excellent writing skills are important. A California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license is desired but strong forestry/fire fuel/wildfire planning experience may be substituted for an RPF license. Required are extensive knowledge of California forest management techniques and regulations, and strong interpersonal skills. The candidate will be working on interesting and complex projects throughout California and will be on the leading edge of California’s effort to address the state’s wildfire and climate crisis.
Ascent offers a supportive, fun, and intellectually challenging workplace environment with excellent benefits. We invest in our employees’ careers and welfare and strive to provide high-quality outcomes for our clients. We offer flexible hours, collegial teamwork, participation on important and challenging projects, opportunities to contribute to and join in service events for our local communities, and regular performance recognition.
Various Field Biologist
Ironwood Consulting
Positions available on seasonal or as-needed/part-time basis for various projects throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.
Link: None
Fisheries Intern
Environmental Science Associates
*Please note that although the start date has passed, this project has experienced delays as a result of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases that California experienced, applications are still being accepted.
Our Fisheries Internship will be starting in January 2021 and extend through June. This is a part-time, 2-3 days per week, paid opportunity. This physically demanding position involves various working environments/conditions and requires that you be physically capable of safely carrying up to 50lbs and working on boats in a variety of aquatic environments and potentially in inclement weather.
Protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been developed to create a safe work environment.
Southern California Intern
Environmental Science Associates
ESA is offering an internship position for those curious about or interested in the Environmental Consulting field. At ESA we plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands. As an intern, you will use and expand your knowledge, previously gained through education and/or experience, in one or more of the following areas:
-Understanding environmental protection regulations and their application
-Learning about local planning and environmental issues and requirements
-Conducting field assignments
-Participating in public outreach and collaboration
-Producing technical, business, and/or marketing work products
-Analyzing data and contributing to cutting-edge research
-Supporting project, business management, and/or marketing teams
-Collaborating with diverse technical teams

Some internship roles require you to have the ability to work in a wide variety of field conditions (weather, terrain, etc.), walk long distances carrying a backpack, safely operate, load and transport equipment and gear, and cross fences, creeks and other obstacles. You may also be required to have a valid driver’s license and be able to work some nights and/or weekends.

Waterfowl Technician
California Waterfowl Association
Apply by Fri, Feb. 5, 2021
CWA is seeking a hard -working self-motivated Waterfowl Technician to work in the Sacramento Valley & Klamath Basin areas. The position will work cooperatively with the waterfowl crew in a number of tasks, including rocket netting efforts to capture northern pintails and assisting biologists with Summer Mallard Banding. This position will also help staff with California Waterfowl’s Egg Salvage, Delayed Wheat and Wood Duck Programs.

Desired Skills:
1. Federal MOCC general boating certification and airboat operation certification.
2. Must be able to maintain accurate data records and have good communication skills.
3. Must be able to comfortably use tools and equipment including wrenches, hammers, power drills, etc.
4. Must have the ability to lift 15lbs overhead and 50lbs to knees, stand for extended periods of time, and endure extreme climates in both summer and winter periods.
5. Ability to work long irregular hours including weekends and nights.
6. Must be able to traverse unpaved and unmarked trails while carrying supplies (bait, wood duck boxes, poles, ladders, etc.).
Assistant Wolf Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Prineville, OR
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Play a significant role in the conservation and management of wolves in Oregon! Join local ODFW district biologists and the statewide Wolf Program with all aspects of implementation of the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan!

Be responsible for outreach to livestock producers, hunters, and the general public, to work towards improving social tolerance of wolves in Oregon. Monitor wolves with radio telemetry (air and ground), track surveys, remote camera deployment and other methods. Follow up on wolf reports and investigate new areas of resident wolf activity. Collect data and conduct spatial data analysis. Follow established protocols for wolf capture and immobilization for radio-collaring using foothold traps or helicopter darting.

Conduct livestock depredation investigations, including necropsy and documentation. Focus on supporting livestock producers with technical knowledge about traditional and emerging non-lethal tools and techniques to reduce risk of livestock depredation. When appropriate, lethal removal may be conducted.
Policy Advisor
Defenders of Wildlife
This professional-level position is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s strategic plan, with an emphasis on federal lands management policy and planning and the conservation of at-risk species and their habitats in California. This position requires legal and policy knowledge and experience in a broad array of California-specific natural resource conservation issues, including endangered species, federal land management policy and planning, environmental and administrative law and procedures, landscape-level planning and conservation biology. The Policy Advisor will pursue conservation objectives through a variety of tools including policy, legislative and regulatory reform, reviewing and commenting on wildlife and habitat restoration and translocation plans, engaging with priority coalitions, supporting public outreach efforts, contributing to the development of legal strategies, writing and reviewing litigation memoranda, and recommending decisions on proposed litigation. The position may oversee contractors working for Defenders on public lands and related wildlife conservation issues.

Assignments are results- or goal-oriented, requiring substantial discretion on the part of the position in determining how to design and implement program elements to meet the assigned goals (e.g., conservation of at-risk species through ecosystem and habitat protection while identifying and supporting environmentally suitable and sustainable activities in land management planning processes). This position requires interdepartmental collaboration between Field Conservation, Conservation Law and Landscape Conservation, including the Federal Lands program and the Center for Conservation Innovation.
Seasonal Biologist
McCormick Biological, Inc.
McCormick Biological, Inc. (MBI) is a biological consulting firm based out of Bakersfield, CA, that specializes in the biological resources of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking applicants for several temporary positions available on or after April 15, 2021 and ending on or before September 30, 2021. Applicants do not need to be available for the entire period; however, availability for the majority of the period will increase an applicant’s competitiveness for a position. Graduates or students majoring in biology, environmental science, or related fields who have completed at least their sophomore year are encouraged to apply. Start and end dates can be flexible, depending on availability.

General Job Description:
Under the direct supervision of experienced staff, seasonal employees will work on teams to conduct transect surveys following agency-approved methods for the detection of state- and federal-listed species including, but not limited to, blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila). In-house and field training will be provided. Duties may also include general maintenance/preparation of field equipment and other administrative tasks as assigned.

There is a 30-day unpaid break from work activities (July 16th through August 14th). During this time, opportunities for additional part-time work and/or continuing education may be provided by senior staff.

Other tasks include, but are not limited to, maintaining/preparing field equipment (e.g., taking company vehicles through car wash, cleaning ice chests/binoculars/etc., bagging ice for field crews), disposal of trash, gathering recyclables, and shredding paper.

Based on client demands and business needs, Seasonal Biologists may be considered for full-time work after the survey season is completed.
District Conservationist (open to current NRCS employees only)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NOTE: This position is open to current USDA NRCS employees. Please review the USAJOBS positing. If you have questions, I will put you in touch with the supervisor.)

The incumbent serves as a District Conservationist assisting the Conservation Districts within the managerial unit, consisting of one or more counties or districts, in the development of a comprehensive natural resources conservation program. The incumbent performs expert professional duties to achieve an integrated system of sound land use and conservation treatment in harmony with the capability and needs of the land and landowner.
Environmental Specialist
We are seeking a strong environmental specialist or geologist candidate with 5-7+ years of experience in the environmental consulting industry to support our growing environmental practice. The environmental geologist specialist will primarily use published data and/or third-party technical field studies to characterize geologic, soils, and hydrologic conditions both at the project site and community level; qualitatively and/or quantitatively evaluate impacts upon such conditions from proposed development or land planning activities; and formulate recommendations for the avoidance of impacts or hazards that could result from the development. The successful candidate could work from our Sacramento, Auburn, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Pasadena, San Juan Capistrano, Encinitas, or San Diego offices.
Government Affairs Coordinator -Citizens' Climate Education
Citizens' Climate Education
Position closes Feb 15, 2021
Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organizations that build political will to advance effective climate policies at the national and state levels.CCE/CCL trains and supports volunteers to lobby elected officials, publish media about climate solutions, and educate their local communities about climate change.
-Work within the Government Affairs team at Citizens’ Climate in DC to develop and implement our policy goals.
-Work proactively with Citizens’ Climate volunteers to support them as they work to achieve those goals.
-Schedule and attend meetings with Federal legislators.
-Analyze bills and write summaries for use by the Government Affairs Team and volunteers.
-Support Citizens’ Climate volunteers in building alliances and coalitions across the political spectrum.
-Comfort and experience in working constructively with both Democrats and Republicans.
-Public speaking, usually in an instructional role and usually to our volunteer base.
-Other duties as required.

At least 1 year Hill experience at the Legislative Assistant/ Correspondent/ Professional staff level.
other qualfications.
On-call Northern Spotted Owl Surveyor-temporary
Seeking an experienced northern owl surveyor for a one-year noise disturbance only survey in Washington state. Individual or small firm must have liability insurance for subcontracting with us.
Seasonal and On-Call Biologist s
Swaim Biological
go to the Swaim Biological booth for details.
Senior Level Biologist
Swaim Biological
See details at Swaim Biological booth
NRCS Soil Conservationist jobs (Open to public)
Many early career positions are open at USDA-NRCS in California!

1) Title: Soil Conservationist
Grade and Series: GS-457-5/7/9 (Full Performance Level: GS-9)
Supervisory Status: No
Total # of Vacancies: 17 Vacancies following locations:
• Auburn, CA
• Bishop, CA
• Blythe, CA
• Colusa, CA
• Eureka, CA
• Imperial, CA
• Indio, CA
• Lancaster, CA
• Mariposa, CA
• Merced, CA
• Oxnard, CA
• Quincy, CA
• Red Bluff, CA
• Redlands, CA
• Tulelake, CA
• Visalia, CA
Open Period: January 8, 2021 – July 15,2021 (or until filled)
Direct Link:

2) Title: Soil Scientist
Grade and Series: GS-470-5/7/9 (Full Performance Level: GS-9)
Supervisory Status: No
Total # of Vacancies: 1 vacancy in Victorville, CA
Open Period: 12/31/2020 - 7/15/2021
Direct Link:

3) Title: Soil Conservation Technician
Grade and Series: GS-458-5/7/9 (Full Performance Level: GS-9)
Supervisory Status: No
Total # of Vacancies: 2 vacancies in Merced and Stockton, CA
Open Period: December 23, 2020-July 15, 2021 (or until filled)
Direct Link:

NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist
NRCS has multiple positions open to the general public across California. I am not the hiring manager, but I can answer questions about what it's like working for NRCS.

Title: Rangeland Management Specialist
Grade and Series: GS-454-5/7/9 (Full Performance Level: GS-9)
Supervisory Status: No
Total # of Vacancies: 6 vacancies in the following locations
• Bakersfield
• Modesto
• Ukiah
• Mariposa
• Stockton
• Vacaville
Open Period: Open Period: January 8, 2021 – July 15,2021 (or until filled)
Direct Link:

NRCS Forester/Forest Biologist (open to the public)
NRCS has multiple positions open to the general public across California. I am not the hiring manager, but I can answer questions about what it's like working for NRCS.

Title: Forester

Grade and Series: GS-460-5/7/9 (Full Performance Level: GS-9)

Supervisory Status: No

Total # of Vacancies: 1 vacancy in Petaluma, CA

Open Period: December 31st, 2020-July 15, 2021 (or until filled)

Direct Link:
Civil Engineering Technician (Open to the Public)
NRCS has multiple positions open to the general public across California. I am not the hiring manager, but I can answer questions about what it's like working for NRCS. You must apply through USAJOBS.
Title: Engineering Technician (Civil)
Summary Description: The incumbent provides engineering assistance working with land owners, groups, and units of government to apply and maintain a variety of conservation practices in their area of assigned responsibility.
Grade and Series: GS-802-5/7/9 (Full Performance Level: GS-9)
Supervisory Status: No
Total # of Vacancies: 1 vacancy in Placerville, CA
Open Period: December 23, 2020-July 15, 2021 (or until filled)
Direct Link:
We are seeking an experienced mid-level wildlife and/or fisheries biologist (full-time/part-time) with knowledge of biological resource management in western states, as well as consulting or planning experience with US Forest Service and other federal agencies. Having a proven track record for Section 7 Consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA and contributing to Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is highly desirable. This is a mostly office-based position with limited fieldwork, however, current (or the ability to obtain) USFWS species permits per Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA could expand field opportunities. The biologist will be self-motivated, with good organizational skills and technical expertise in biological resources.
The position would be based out of one of our offices in Reno, Nevada; San Francisco, California; Boulder, Colorado; Santa Fe, New Mexico; or Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Forest Service Hiring Event - Society of Range Management
US Forest Service
Entry level Forest Service Stem Careers
Catalina Island Wildlife Research Member Internship- Closes 02/07
Catalina Island Conservancy/ American Conservation Experience
A great opportunity to obtain experience with remote cameras searching for the elusive Catalina Island Shrew as well as bat adit counts! Depending on time, may also assist with seabirds surveys, USGS breeding bird survey, VHF telemetry, and island fox mortality investigations. 4WD, off-trail hiking, radiotelemetry, and wildlife handling experience desired, but not required! This position will likely close early due to the number of applications received so please submit your resume to the ACE website as soon as possible.

Associate Director, Land Program (Forest Strategy)
Nature Conservancy
Filing closes February 15, 2021
The Associate Director is also expected to fill a leadership role in developing conservation and restoration strategies to address wildfire risk outside of forest ecosystems and to collaborate with other Conservancy project teams working in fire-prone ecosystems elsewhere in the state and throughout the western United States. Working with the team, the Associate Director leads place-specific and landscape-scale forest restoration projects and develops and implements state and federal policy and budget measures to bring forest restoration to scale. The Associate Director has lead responsibility for fundraising, program planning, and staff and budget management.

BA/BS degree and 10 years' experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.

See the website for the full job description. To apply to position number 49307, submit resume and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.
California Amphibian and Parasite Field Technicians
The Johnson Laboratory
The Johnson Laboratory ( is accepting applications for 1–2 field technicians. Successful applicants will work in the beautiful Bay Area of California beginning in May and concluding in July 2021.
The Johnson Laboratory is accepting applications for 1–2 full-time field technicians to assist in the field sampling season and laboratory analysis in the Bay Area of California beginning in May
and concluding in July 2021. (see link for additional details as Whova would not let me include the whole description)
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