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Integrated Pest Management Coordinator II or III
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Do you have a passion for protecting and preserving open space? Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) is seeking a skilled and motivated Biologist/Ecologist for our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator position. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in Integrated Pest Management and botany, with demonstrated experience in effectively and efficiently managing priority pest species to protect natural and cultural resources and ensures safe recreational use of the preserves. Additionally, ideal candidates will possess strong communication, project management, and collaboration skills. This is an outstanding opportunity to join our team of resource management professionals working to protect and restore the natural environment within Midpen’s land in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Peninsula!
FISH AND WILDLIFE SCIENTIFIC AID
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region The North Central Region of CDFW is hiring a number of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aids to work in the Conserved Lands Program. See the job description and duty statement posted at the link. These positions will include conducting field surveys as well as data entry and processing following established sampling protocols. This may include trail cameras, vegetation sampling, scat transects, etc. Monitoring will aid in the management of wildlife areas, ecological reserves, botanical resources, and wildlife populations including deer, elk, pronghorn, and bear.
Biological Field Techs
Great Basin Institute The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the USFS, is recruiting Wildlife Crew Members to perform wildlife, aquatics and habitat surveys within the Sierra Nevada mountain range (USFS Region-5 locations). Specifically, Crew Members will assist agency personnel with applied management objectives for sensitive, threatened and endangered species such as Northern goshawk, Spotted-owl, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and fisher.
Entry to mid-level wildlife biologist
Terra Verde Environmental Consulting, LLC Job Description: Terra Verde Environmental Consulting (Terra Verde) is a small, growing environmental consulting firm based in San Luis Obispo, California. Our team of environmental professionals specializes in biological and botanical surveys, natural resource management, environmental planning and permitting, habitat restoration, and regulatory compliance.
Terra Verde is seeking a wildlife biologist for our San Luis Obispo, California office. The ideal candidates will have experience with local species, technical writing, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance, common construction methods and practices, and habitat restoration as it relates to wildlife.
This position requires flexibility to travel and work out of the area for brief periods of time. The position requires long field days in remote areas. This position includes office based work in addition to field work.
Full-time employees are eligible to receive paid health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid sick time, volunteer paid time off, participation in our retirement plan, as well as a monthly reimbursement for our Wellness Program. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
Job Responsibilities: • Conduct literature reviews and other background research • Survey for wildlife, including avian species, threatened and endangered species, and/or suitable habitat for special-status species • Work with clients, fellow team members, and resource and regulatory agencies to obtain permits and other authorizations • Prepare technical reports related to California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and County of San Luis Obispo standards • Conduct environmental awareness trainings and biological monitoring and/or environmental inspection on construction projects • Some overnight travel will be required on an as needed basis
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Terra Verde Environmental Consulting, LLC Terra Verde Environmental Consulting is a small, growing environmental consulting firm based in San Luis Obispo, California. Our team of environmental professionals specializes in biological and botanical surveys, natural resource management, environmental planning and permitting, habitat restoration, and regulatory compliance.
We are seeking a mid-level botanist for our San Luis Obispo, California office. This position requires an individual to have a background in the flora of California, knowledge of botanical resources found in the Central Coast region, and strong technical writing skills. Experience in site restoration and wetland delineations is a plus. GIS experience is also desired. This position includes both office and field work.
This is a full-time position and requires flexibility to travel and work out of the area for brief periods of time. The position requires long field days in remote areas seasonally. Full-time employees are eligible to receive paid health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid sick time, volunteer paid time off, participation in our retirement plan, as well as a monthly reimbursement for our Wellness Program. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities of This Position • Write high quality technical documents. • Conduct botanical assessments per standard protocols independently or in teams. • Key plants per the Jepson Manual. • Assist with wetland delineation, field work, assessment, and report writing. • Serve as a botanical and environmental compliance monitor at various job sites throughout the Central Coast and possibly other areas within California. • Understand resource agency permitting triggers and requirements. • Assist with development of site restoration plans, oversee implementation, and complete annual monitoring and reporting.
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McCormick Biological, Inc. 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.
Avian Field Technician
Southern Sierra Research Station Diverse work on multiple projects in and around the Kern River Valley
Senior Level Biologist
Swaim Biological Inc. Position requires a strong background in wildlife biology/botany/wetlands in California. SBI is a small business that provides natural resource consulting services to a variety of clients, including state and local agencies, large consulting firms, land trusts, non-profits, park districts, and private entities. SBI projects range from baseline environmental studies, impact analyses, mitigation, and monitoring to research on special status species for conservation and management. Applicants should have demonstrated permitting experience in California with the following agencies: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and California Regional Water Quality Control Board. Experience working with San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, California Coastal Commission and/or Central Valley Flood Protection Board is a plus. Position requires the ability to accurately assess effects on biological resources, to interact professionally with clients and technical staff, and to identify solutions to meet client needs. Successful candidates must be able to lead project level and resource level investigations and prepare technical sections of environmental documents, review the work of staff, manage, mentor, and support staff. Periodic travel and field work will be required.
Avian field technician, NM
Southern Sierra Research Station We are searching for field technicians for nest searching and point counts, working with our team in New Mexico.
On-Call Junior Level Biologist
GEI Consultants, Inc. Duties and responsibilities could include: Conducting plant/wildlife/habitat field surveys, biological literature research, mapping of biological resources, compliance with environmental regulations, and report writing; Conducting habitat mapping and assessments and surveys for special-status species and other sensitive biological resources at numerous sites throughout northern California and the Central Valley; Conducting worker environmental awareness training and biological monitoring; Performing preliminary desktop analysis, prepare technical reports, and assist with other deliverables as needed; Monitoring construction activities to ensure compliance with mitigation/regulatory requirements; Effectively communicating with construction crews, project personnel, and agency staff; and Writing and maintaining daily monitoring and inspection logs.
Wildlife Biologist Project Hire (Eastern San Luis Obispo)
H. T. Harvey & Associates We are looking for wildlife field biologists for a project in eastern San Luis Obispo County, California.
This is an on-call position in support of compliance with environmental requirements during the operation of a solar energy project. You will be part of our Central Valley team and conduct field studies, including listed species (San Joaquin kit fox, giant kangaroo rat, and San Joaquin antelope) surveys, nesting bird surveys, and construction monitoring. Work will include data collection and contributing to client reports. The successful candidate will work with experienced senior ecologists as part of a collaborative project team. See website link below for full details and information on how to apply.
Senior Wildlife Ecologist / Project Manager
H. T. Harvey & Associates We are looking for a senior ecologist for a full-time project management position in the wildlife ecology group.
Our wildlife ecology team is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence. As a project manager, you will have the opportunity to apply your expertise as the lead biologist on projects, helping to develop solutions to environmental challenges in the greater San Francisco Bay area. The work will require local species expertise, a strong background in regulatory issues, and solid report-writing skills. Successful project managers apply critical thinking to develop a project-specific approach, and possess a high level of personal organization. A number of our clients seek our expertise with the goal of going above and beyond project requirements, giving us the opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit the environment. In addition, you will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects involving other H. T. Harvey & Associates ecologists (restoration, plant, and fisheries) as well as landscape architects, and you will manage and train our fun and capable team of wildlife staff. Externally, you will also be a liaison with clients, project team members, and agency contacts and work on proposals and business development efforts. Please see complete job description and information on how to apply below.
Wildlife Field Biologist (Seasonal, Full-Time, or Part-Time)
H. T. Harvey & Associates Our wildlife ecology team is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence. As a field biologist, you will conduct nesting bird surveys to support compliance with project-specific requirements to protect active nests of migratory birds. This work includes conducting surveys, managing data and field notes, coordinating with on-site personnel to protect active nests, and monitoring active nests during work activities. In addition, you will have opportunities to participate in roosting bat surveys, woodrat surveys and relocations, surveys for special-status amphibians (e.g., California red-legged frogs and California tiger salamanders), and surveys/monitoring for other wildlife species.
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H. T. Harvey & Associates We are looking for a wildlife ecologist with extensive mammalogy expertise for a full-time position. Our wildlife ecology team is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence. As an ecologist in our wildlife group, you will be responsible for conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status wildlife species (especially mammals); completing habitat assessments; working on CEQA/NEPA projects; and drafting written reports. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.
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Wildlife Ecologist (Central Valley)
H. T. Harvey & Associates We are looking for a motivated wildlife ecologist for a full time position in our Central Valley office in Fresno, California. Our scientists spend time both in the field and in the office with the firm’s team of highly trained professionals. Field work includes conducting surveys in support of impact assessments, land management and conservation planning, the relocation of species, and monitoring special-status wildlife species. In the office H. T. Harvey & Associates wildlife ecologists contribute to and write biological resource reports, natural resource management plans, and assist with work related to permit applications. Our ecologist are guided by the expertise and training of senior team staff, and often collaborate with experts in other areas (botany, restoration ecology, fish ecology, rangeland ecology, GIS, and others).
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Nutria Scientific Aid
California Department of Fish & Wildlife Under the supervision of the Nutria Eradication Operations Supervisor, the incumbent will support the Department's Nutria Eradication Program. Nutria are highly invasive and extremely detrimental to the environment, but primarily nocturnal and relatively elusive in low densities. This position is physically demanding, but highly rewarding given the ultimate accomplishment of protecting California's wetlands, waterways, infrastructure, and agriculture. As part of a team, the incumbent will contribute to surveys to detect, locate, and trap nutria, with the ultimate goal of eradicating nutria from the state. Duties include: assist with surveying suitable aquatic habitats (wetlands, ponds, river backwaters, sloughs, etc.) to classify habitat suitability, determine property access needs, detect nutria sign or presence, and delineate the current geographic extent of the nutria infestation. Survey methods will utilize various detection techniques including, but not limited to, visual observation, camera stations, artificial (vegetation) and wooden platforms, hair snares, use of attractants, baits, and lures, and review of aerial imagery for classifying habitats. Utilize project [GIS-based] mobile applications to locate and manage project equipment; identify wetland plants to species; effectively identify potential nutria sign; review camera images; accurately distinguish nutria from other aquatic mammals; using microscopes, identify hair samples to species; follow project protocols and spatial assignments to efficiently cover project management units. Also assist with nutria eradication trapping in infested areas, which includes deploying multiple types of traps, humanely dispatching nutria, and performing necropsies on taken nutria. For a full description check out the official job posting on CalCareers.
Nutria Fish & Wildlife Technician
California Department of Fish & Wildlife Full Time Position. In order to be eligible, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam: https://wwwww.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/0PBGW.PDF Under supervision of the Nutria Eradication Operations Supervisor, the incumbent will fill a critical role in the Department's Nutria Eradication Program. Nutria are highly invasive and extremely detrimental to the environment, but primarily nocturnal and relatively elusive in low densities. As part of a crew, conduct surveys to detect, locate, and trap nutria, with the ultimate goal of eradicating nutria from the State. Conduct habitat suitability assessments, visual observation and camera surveys, trapping, nutria dispatch and necropsies, and electronic data collection, as well as use baits and lures and communicate with local landowners. The incumbent is responsible for following spatial assignments and completing tasks according to project protocols. The incumbent will work with the Operations Supervisor and field crew leads to design, build, evaluate, and/or help refine detection and trapping methods and tools for the most effective and efficient detection and removal of nutria. Work includes answering routine questions from the public relative to Departmental nutria efforts. The primary geographical focus of this position will be in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties, but work may be assigned in any part of the area of nutria infestation. This position is physically demanding, but highly rewarding given the ultimate accomplishment of protecting California's wetlands, waterways, infrastructure, and agriculture from the devastation nutria have caused in other regions of North America. Must be willing and able to competently use firearms as per the Department’s Policy for Non-Enforcement Personnel. Must be willing and able to competently use and possess wildlife restraint drugs and equipment. For more information check job posting on CalCareers.
Nutria Environmental Scientist
California Department of Fish & Wildlife Full Time. To be eligible, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/9PB01.PDF Under supervision of the Nutria Eradication Operations Supervisor, the incumbent will serve as one of the lead field scientists for the Nutria Eradication Program. Nutria are highly invasive and extremely detrimental to the environment, but primarily nocturnal and relatively elusive in low densities. This position will play a critical role in the coordination of field crews conducting nutria surveys and trapping across the southern portion of the nutria infestation. Will assist the Operations Supervisor with training, leading, and evaluating field crew technicians and scientific aides to survey for, detect, and remove nutria, with the ultimate goal of eradicating nutria from the State. The incumbent will lead the team by example in conducting habitat suitability assessments, visual observation and camera surveys, trapping, and electronic data collection, as well as effective use of baits and lures and obtaining entry permits from local landowners. Responsible for conducting morning briefings of the assigned crew, tracking daily spatial assignments, and ensuring field staff understand project protocols. Will work with the Operations Supervisors, other field crew leads, and Planning Specialist to evaluate and help refine detection and trapping methods and tools for the most effective and efficient detection and removal of nutria. Work includes preparing draft reports and correspondence and answering routine questions from the public relative to Departmental nutria efforts. The primary geographical focus will be in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties, but work may be assigned in any part of the area of nutria infestation. Must be willing and able to competently use firearms as per the Department’s Policy for Non-Enforcement Personnel. For more information check the CalCareers posting.
Senior Environmental Scientist (Avian Specialist)
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Senior Environmental Scientist – Avian Specialist, West Sacramento, CA. Closing date is March 2, 2022
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) is looking for a qualified applicant to serve as the state lead for the conservation and recovery of California's native bird species. We are looking for someone who is passionate about California’s avian diversity and is willing to work hard to ensure it is conserved for future generations. If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to join our team! This important position is responsible for providing direction, guidance, and technical expertise to the Department's statewide wildlife conservation programs, and functions as a statewide lead for the conservation and recovery of high priority native nongame birds and their habitats. The incumbent will serve as a department representative on interagency teams, technical working groups, and policy teams focused on northern spotted owls, California condors, bald and golden eagles, tricolored blackbirds, yellow-billed cuckoos, snowy plovers, bank swallows, and other species of concern. The incumbent may apply for and administer grants supporting bird research and management and is also responsible for assessing the status of, and supporting recovery efforts for bird species of special concern, fully protected species, and species listed or being evaluated for listing under the state and federal endangered species acts. The incumbent will also be responsible for overseeing projects that assess and monitor the effects of prolonged drought on bird species and their habitats. HOW TO APPLY 1. Create a CalCareer Account: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Login.aspx 2. Take and pass the applicable examination: • Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0PBDJ 3. Apply to the specific job: Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) – Avian Specialist. See link below.
GHD Inc. GHD has an exciting opportunity in Northern California or Bay Area for a Junior Level Biologist! The position will involve working with a team of natural resources scientists, environmental planners, engineers, and others to achieve project goals! GHD’s US West Region Natural Resources and Impact Assessment (NR&IA) Group supports projects throughout California and the United States. The position could be based out of the following California offices: San Francisco, Concord, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Roseville, Redding, and Eureka.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Conducts biology-related field work, including but not limited to wildlife/plant/habitat surveys. • Conducts worker environmental awareness training and biological monitoring for permit compliance. • Assists with environmental field reviews following federal, state, and local agency guidelines. • Assists project managers, wildlife biologists, and/or botanists with preparation of special status species desktop analyses, reports, and biology chapters in CEQA and NEPA documents. Qualifications: • BS in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Biology, Botany, or related degree. MS is a plus. • Familiarity with local fauna or flora, including the ability to identify to species level within one or more taxa: mammals (terrestrial or marine), birds, reptiles, amphibians, fisheries; selected invertebrates, community ecology, or botany may be relevant. • Experience using binoculars (must provide own equipment). • Proficient with GPS, and/or navigating with the use of a topographic map and compass. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to keep concise field notes and demonstrable technical writing experience. • Ability to conduct online research or other literature reviews and gather information relevant to protected species or resources. • Comfortable working in a variety of locations, • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Senior Biologist- Team Lead
GHD Inc. GHD has an exciting opportunity in Northern or Southern California for an Senior Biologist! The Senior Biologist position will involve working with a team of natural resources scientists, environmental planners, engineers, and others to achieve project goals! GHD’s US West Region Natural Resources and Impact Assessment (NR&IA) Group supports projects throughout California. Project work will largely include a variety of capital improvement projects in the Western US, in addition to opportunities for both national and international projects. You will contribute to proposals and business development, leading and building a team of scientists, and mentoring and teaching young professionals. Responsibilities: Leading client relations, scheduling work, handling scopes of work, and managing budgets Communicate effectively with project team members and key individuals Provide technical oversight of report preparation, QA/QC, project coordination, and other management duties Proposal development including scope and fees Develop project mitigation and supervising strategies and plans Apply technical understanding of key regulations (federal, state, and local) Work with Natural Resources & Impact Assessment team members to secure federal, state, and municipal environmental permits as well as support critical initiatives Be a primary point of contact with internal and external clients to provide guidance on natural resource issues and deliver outstanding client service Develop relationships with other strategic clients within the professional community Grow the GHD brand as an authority in the natural resources space – this means staying up on the latest technologies, and bringing new ideas to project teams Flexibility to support field efforts, which may include long days and travel out of the region to construction sites
Associate Environmental Planner, Natural Sciences
Caltrans D2 Job Description: Under the general direction of a Senior Environmental Planner, the incumbent develops and manages contracts for biological mitigation and other management agreements. Incumbent implements and administers contracts both will be required including over-night stays.