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Land Steward - Greater Davis/Sacramento or East Bay Area. Center for Natural Lands Management. Application Filing Deadline: 06/15/17 or until filled. The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of lands that are natural open areas, sensitive species, and their resident ecosystems. Currently in California, over seventy-five preserves, encompassing over 30,000 acres throughout the state, are within CNLM’s portfolio, with new preserves added regularly. The preserves vary in size from three to thousands of acres and are managed under direct ownership, conservation easements, or management contracts. All preserves are habitat for sensitive and listed species and/or protected habitats. The Regional Preserve Manager-Northern and Central California supervises Preserve Managers in northern and central California, and is responsible for quality control of work products and providing adequate and timely decision support to the Preserve Managers. In addition, the Regional Preserve Manager maintains her own portfolio of preserves, representing the majority of her position responsibilities. CNLM seeks an individual to serve as the Land Steward to provide support for various field and office tasks on Preserves within the Regional Preserve Manager’s portfolio. The successful candidate will work directly with the Regional Preserve Manager, thereby not only providing service to the organization but also gaining skills and insight into the field practices for on-the-ground stewardship for conservation lands. The Land Steward may also work for other Preserve Managers in the northern California region on the Preserves that they directly manage with similar tasks. CNLM seeks a part-time Land Steward in northern California, located within the Davis/Sacramento or East Bay area. The Land Steward should have the ability to travel to the work sites independently and work in an outdoor environment with a variety of habitat types and terrain in various weather conditions. The level of effort for the position averages to approximately 15-25 hours a week over a four month period. See the following link for details on desired qualifications: https://cnlm.org/donate-get-involved/opportunities/. To apply, submit a detailed letter of interest, current resumé or curriculum vitae, one example of professional writing (such as publications, professional reports, or management plans), and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information only) to careers-steward@cnlm.org. If email is not possible, the application can be mailed to: Center for Natural Lands Management, Attention: Human Resources, 27258 Via Industria, Suite B, Temecula, CA 92590. All applications will be acknowledged. 

Compliance Biologist - San Diego County. AECOM. Application Filing Deadline: 06/09/17. AECOM is actively seeking a Compliance Biologist with an emphasis in nesting bird surveys and/or restoration oversight during construction. This position would support numerous compliance projects in the southern California region. The responsibilities of this position include, but not limited to: • Provide oversight during construction for site preparation/soil stabilization for the purposes of restoration/revegetation, including topsoil salvage, decompaction, and recontouring. • Expertise in construction settings, delineating work areas, performing compliance training, problem-solving issues that may arise, and/or applying resource avoidance/minimization measures. • Strong writing skills and experience completing survey reports and/or Compliance Monitoring Reports. • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to build consensus across diverse teams; effective client communication and ability to work independently on large multi-disciplinary teams. • Perform biological survey sweeps prior to commencement of construction. • Interacting with client and agency representatives, as needed, on select projects. • Knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOR, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA). • Perform fieldwork outdoors in all seasons of the year, consistent with AECOM’s health and safety requirements and procedures. • This position will involve predominantly involve task-level management. • Responsible for working on projects that involve medium to large complex sites with rough terrain. • Some out of town travel may be required. • Work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and opportunities to grow their careers. Desired qualifications: Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy - Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, etc.) with at least 5 years of experience - Knowledge of native and non-native fauna and experience identifying in field - Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools - Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents - Ability to work independently, identifying what needs to be accomplished and regularly completing tasks - Outstanding oral and written communication skills. To apply, visit: http://www.aecom.com/careers/ Job #158987BR.

Nursery Propagation Assistant - San Diego County. AECOM. Application Filing Deadline: 06/09/17. AECOM is actively seeking an organized and independent individual to serve as a Nursery/Propagation Assistant. This position would support numerous restoration projects in the southern California region. The responsibilities of this position include supporting operations at AECOM’s Clover Flats Facility in Campo, California, including, but not limited to: • Develop protocol for tracking native seed collection, including lots, source locations, quantities (bulk and clean), and test results. • Implement tracking program and provide guidance to team for tracking native seed collections. • Assemble seed mix orders according to specifications and source locations. • Under direction of Field Director, provide oversight for native seed collection and seed bulking efforts. • Assist Field Director in managing all seed and plant propagation activities at Clover Flats Facility. • Conduct maintenance and upkeep for the Clover Flats Facility, including the staff house, barn, and field. • Propagate plants in nursery, prepare soil, pot plants, oversee supplemental watering, etc, including propagation of special-status plants. • Oversee drying and cleaning process for native seed. • Assist Restoration Ecologists performing surveys in the field, as time allows . • Perform physical labor outdoors in all seasons of the year, consistent with AECOM’s health and safety requirements and procedures. • Promote a culture of safety at the nursery and associated facilities. • Work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and opportunities to grow their careers. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, etc.) with at least 2 years of experience - Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools - Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents - Ability to work independently, identifying what needs to be accomplished and regularly completing tasks - Team Player - Outstanding oral and written communication skills. To apply, visit http://www.aecom.com/careers/ and search for Job #158982BR or contact Cecilia Meyer Lovell, Natural Resources Group Lead, at (619) 610-7588.

Natural Resource Education and Recreation Internship - Taylorsville, California. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: 06/16/17. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Natural Resource Education and Recreation Intern. The intern will support the organization’s natural resources educational work and youth outreach programming. The Sierra Institute is engaged in a number of local educational projects interacting with community youth (primarily teens, grades 7-12). The Natural Resource Education and Recreation Intern will assist in the development of natural resource science programming, serve as a mentor and educator to teens, and assist with other Sierra Institute projects as needed. The position will be six months in duration with the possibility of extension starting August 2017. JOB DUTIES Natural Resource Education (80%):  Mentor student natural resource teams to help prepare them for natural resource education competitions and science fairs. Assist with the development of education modules focused on classroom and field-based learning of natural resource management, including school-wide thematic learning activities and overnight natural resource trips. Assist with classroom and field-based learning activities. There may also be opportunities to increase understanding of ecological data management and statistical analysis if desired. Greenville Outdoor Adventure Learning (GOAL) (3%): The GOAL project is designed to provide diverse and unique outdoor adventures for local youth. Past GOAL trips have included several adventures at night under a full moon including snowshoeing and canoeing, tubing a local creek, backpacking on a nearby ridge, in Henry Coe State Park and on California’s Lost Coast, among other activities. Duties include developing outreach materials, recruiting participants, and prepping gear and equipment for trips, as well as serving as an assistant trip leader. Friday Night for Teens (5%): The Friday Night for Teens project provides a supervised, substance-free environment for local youth for a few hours every Friday night. The intern will be expected to support this project by providing staff support for the weekly event. This is a great opportunity to work with a large group of junior and senior high school aged teens. Other Projects (12%): The intern will have the opportunity to assist with other organizational projects. Depending on the individual, other projects could include social sciences or wood utilization projects. Desired qualifications: The Sierra Institute is looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference, has demonstrated comfort working with adolescents, and with an educational background in science (e.g., environmental science, natural resources, biology, ecology, or a related field). Prior experience working with youth in an educational setting is preferred. Fieldwork experience is a plus. Strong writing skills, attention to detail, independence and adaptability are required. Personal vehicle is required. How to apply: Please send a cover letter, resume (complete, does not need to be on one page), and contact information for three references as a single document to Jobs@SierraInstitute.us. Or mail to Sierra Institute PO Box 11 Taylorsville, CA 95983. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled, with applications reviewed upon receipt.

Field Crew Supervisor II - Irvine, California. Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: 06/30/2017. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization with 50 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees and nearly 400 volunteers. Our mission is to protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources of nearly 50,000 acres of protected open space on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in perpetuity, and to provide diverse opportunities for compatible public enjoyment through scientific, recreational, and educational initiatives and programs. The Restoration Field Crew Supervisor II for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy assists in leading field crews and participates in implementing projects to restore native plant communities in degraded locations of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmark. The position performs a variety of technical and organizational tasks assisting the Science and Stewardship department in the preparation and implementation of landscape scale habitat restoration including, but not limited to: extensive weeding, both by hand and with herbicide, mowing with a variety of equipment, implementation of erosion control measures, seeding, planting, supplemental watering, seed collection, seed cleaning, nursery work, and some ecological monitoring. The position may oversee the work of other field crew members and/or contract labor. The position is also expected to interact with staff at all levels within the organization and partner organizations, including land owners, contractors, volunteers, and the community. The successful candidate will possess the following: •Education Bachelor's degree in ecology, plant science, horticulture, natural resource management or related field (or high school diploma and 4 years of related experience) and 2 years of work experience in land management. •Knowledge of regional ecology, plant identification, plant taxonomy and regional environmental challenges. •Experience implementing restoration projects, use of mowers, weed eaters, back pack sprayers and GPS. •Experience managing irrigation systems (especially drip irrigation). •Experience performing ecological monitoring. •Current possession or willingness to obtain licenses or certifications such as first aid, CPR, herbicide application (e.g. Qualified Applicator's License or Certificate), and all other training required for IRC field staff. •Teamwork - Expected to interact with staff at all levels within the organization and partner organizations, including land owners, contractors, volunteers, and the community. •Organization - Coordinates multiple diverse projects with several variables, sets realistic deadlines, and manages a timeline. •Communication Skills - Clearly and accurately communicates ideas and objectives to others, provides information to assist workflow. Working Spanish competency (FSI 2+ or greater) highly desirable. •Adaptability - Adapts or modifies processes or systems in response to changing circumstances. •Problem Solving - Resolves routine problems; consults with senior staff or other team members to resolve unusual or complex problems. Benefits: The Conservancy offers industry-leading benefits including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; optional retirement plan with company match; health savings account (HSA) with company contribution with qualified medical insurance plan; optional flexible spending and dependent care accounts (FSA); and optional long term care insurance with company contribution. To apply, visit https://www.applicantpro.com/j/566843-132644 to submit your resume and cover letter or fax to (714)731-7104. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. Visit our company website www.irconservancy.org for a full job description. Desired start date is July 3, 2017. 


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Mid-level Restoration Ecologist (Restoration) 17-16 - Goleta, California. RECON Environmental. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. RECON Environmental is an employee-owned company of ‘specialists’ representing one of the largest and most established environmental consulting service firms in the Southwest.  Founded in 1972 with the emergence of the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, we have provided more than four decades of continuous service to our valued clients in the federal, public and private sectors.   We currently have an opening in our Central Coast office (Goleta, CA). Primary responsibilities for this position include: · Project planning, determine field priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prepare monitoring and progress reports, including data analysis and presentation. · Analyze data, report findings to team, and prepare reports. · Develop cost proposals with review by senior staff. · Work on and/or coordinate projects with direct review and interaction by senior staff. · Must be able to work non-typical business hours, when needed, due to construction schedules, client requirements, and species survey requirements. · Work independently on small projects or assist senior team members on larger projects. · Other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: · Bachelor’s degree in Restoration Ecology, Biology, Ecology, Botany, Natural Resource Management, or related field. · Minimum 4 year’s of experience in habitat restoration in California. · Experience managing projects, coordinating clients and staff. · Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. · Must be able to work independently and as a part of a team while maintaining good communications with project team. · Experience developing cost proposals. · Ability to work both in the field and office setting; requires flexibility due to changes in schedules and field conditions. · Experience with the identification of local flora/fauna in southern California. · Able to accurately identify local wildlife and plant species. · General understanding of Federal and State regulations associated with habitat restoration  (USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOD, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (CEQA, NEPA). · Knowledge of field data collection utilizing GPS. Qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume with salary requirements to maranibar@reconenvironmental.com. RECON offers a generous compensation and benefits package including PTO and Sick Leave, medical & dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) profit sharing plan, and employee stock ownership. To apply, send your resume to maranibar@reconenvironmental.com.

Environmental Monitors On-Call - Eastern San Diego County. ICF. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. ICF is seeking On-Call (temporary) Environmental Monitors to support a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County. The Environmental Monitor will coordinate and supervise monitoring activities and support staff related to construction compliance monitoring for a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County. The Environmental Monitor will act as a liaison between the client, ICF project management team, construction contractor, and support monitors to facilitate consistent management and application of environmental compliance measures. Work schedule includes 10-14-hour workdays for up to 6 days a week. Per Diem is included with receipts and four wheel drive vehicles will be available. Key Responsibilities; • Creation of daily compliance monitoring reporting and document non-compliance occurrences. • Oversee compliance monitoring pertaining to range of resources including: biological resources, wetlands, air quality, noise, water quality and erosion control. • Ensure consistency of project processes procedures. • Work closely with construction/and/or other environmental monitors. • Advocate safety as a top priority. Desired qualifications: Bachelors’ Degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, or related field Previous Construction Monitoring experience on energy projects. Field experience working with local habitat including native flora, fauna and wildlife. Knowledge of NEPA/CEQA mitigation measures and FESA and CESA terms and conditions relative to construction activities. Credentials & experience must be approved by BLM and CDF&W. Experience with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Holding agency permits and authorizations related to special status species/species of concern for Southern California a plus. To apply visit https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700001891. For more information on this position email michael.blackmore@icf.com.

Habitat Resume Project Coordinator - San Francisco, California. Shelterbelt Builders Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. DUTIES - Management of capital and maintenance contracts, including scheduling, permitting, client / staff / equipment coordination, material and equipment preparation, and site logistics. - Prepares RFIs / submittals, schedules, sequencing plans, change orders, and purchase orders, as needed. - Develops and maintains detailed project budgets for projects, intended to track expenditures for cost management and future reference. - Maintains maintenance logs and photo databases, as well as reports work progress to clients. - Monitors and procures equipment and materials for the shops and specific jobs. - Attends pre-bid conferences and scoping meetings; assists Project Managers and Foreman with project pricing and bidding. - Researches bid opportunities for future work. - Supports building, planning and environmental permitting. - Assist with annual reporting for permits / clients and restoration plans. Minimum Qualifications - Organizational and communication superpowers. Demonstrated strong computer skills in MS Word, Excell, Acrobat/BlueBeam. Comfort with being outside in places far, far away from other people and services ( this is an administrative/office position, however, you will need to travel to job sites occasionally). Awareness of how large scale construction projects work and how trades, designers and environmental regulators all work together. The ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, complex work environment when many different people are making requests. Ability to effectively communicate in writing (including sketches/drawings) and verbally. Preferred Qualifications - Previous work experience in construction or resource management. Experience with GIS software; ESRI, Avenza/Adobe, Trimble and open source programs. Coursework or degree relevant to biology, construction management, agriculture or other relevant discipline. Common knowledge of local plants and wildlife. Interest in natural resource management and a general desire to help the Earth, one day at a time. To apply, email resume to: desiree@shelterbeltbuilders.com.

Southern California Field Manager - Southern California. River Partners. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Implement and manage riparian habitat restoration projects using standard agricultural techniques in Southern California including tractor and gator operation and maintenance, herbicide application and reporting, irrigation techniques, drill and broadcast seeding, seed collection and processing, large-scale planting, and vendor management. Supervise field staff and manage project budgets. Desired qualifications: B.S. in agri-science, or related field, required. Five years of appropriate work experience. PCA or QAL preferred. To apply, email resume and references to info@riverpartners.org (no phone calls).

Field Crew Member - Sonoma, California. Hanford Applied Restoration & Conservation (HARC). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. HARC is a licensed general engineering and landscape contractor. For the past 30 years, HARC has become a leader in wetland mitigation and restoration, stream construction, revegetation, and erosion control. We are currently looking for aField Crew Member to provide general landscape labor and complete the job in a safe and efficient, productive manner. • Use tools and safety equipment properly. • Provide any labor as instructed by Foreman, Crew leader and/or Superintendent . • Maintain a clean & safe job site. • Willingness to learn and develop good communication skills. • Be on time to, and if unable to work, make every attempt to contact a Foreman or leave a message at the office. • Report problems on job site and missing or broken equipment immediately. • Performs other related duties as required. • Knowledge of standard construction procedures, including heavy equipment operation, underground work, irrigation, hardscaping and landscaping. • Knowledge of safety standards and procedures, OSHA requirements and training requirements. • Power tool operation/ Maintenance /trailering experience. • Good health and strength for physical work and comfortable with heavy lifting. • Comfortable with Inclement weather. Desired qualifications: • Valid CA license, clean driving record and no criminal record • Desired interest in Natural Resource Conservation or learning about it • Desired Native Plants, Plant knowledge and Identification • Desired Arborist experience • Desired Bilingual English/Spanish • CPR/First Aid. Requires long hours driving- Requires starting work in early morning (5:00 – 6:00 am). Willing to work overtime, holidays, flexible schedule and weekends as required by workload and/or requested by Project Manager. To apply, please email your resume and questions to k.alton@hanfordarc.com.

Field Crew Leader - Sonoma, California. Hanford Applied Restoration & Conservation (HARC). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. HARC is a licensed general engineering and landscape contractor. For the past 30 years, HARC has become a leader in wetland mitigation and restoration, stream construction, revegetation, and erosion control. We are currently looking for a Field Crew Leader that will manage a small team of Crew Members, and/ or operators, tools, materials, and supplies for landscape construction/maintenance projects, working within project budgets and contract specifications. Performs field supervision, including directing personnel and ensuring quality control. • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in construction of public works, excavation/grading, landscape and environmental restoration projects. • Assigns tasks to laborers and inspects completed work for conformance to standards, plans and specifications. • Responsible for specific tasks on-site under a Foreman’s supervision. • Responsible for quality control and compliance with plans and specifications of both Hanford ARC crews and all subcontractors. • Schedules material and equipment orders and delivery; issues and tracks usage of supplies and equipment by workers (as-needed, part-time). • Trains new workers, records hours worked, recommends discharge of incompetent workers, and performs other personnel duties as required (as-needed). • Represents Hanford ARC with clients, including project owners, inspectors and designers. • Implements project specific and Hanford ARC safety requirements and training. • Plant identification knowledge. • May perform duties of workers supervised. • Performs other related duties as required. • Ability to establish priorities and work independently.  • Knowledge of standard construction procedures, including heavy equipment operation, underground work, hardscaping, landscaping, and plant identification. • Knowledge of safety standards and procedures, OSHA requirements and training requirements.  • Ability to handle and resolve personnel issues. • Ability to read, interpret and implement plans and specifications. • Ability to operate and maintain a clean work vehicle and associated tools. Desired qualifications: • CA Driver’s license and good driving record • Two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Power tool operation/irrigation/trailering experience. • Crew supervision (3-4 individuals) in a field setting. • Desired CA Qualified Applicator Certificate/Arborist certification/CPR/First Aid Certification. • Desired Bilingual English/Spanish. • Interest in natural resource conservation, habitat restoration, planting and invasive plant removal. Requires long hours driving- Requires starting work in early morning (5:00 – 6:00 am). Willing to work overtime, holidays, flexible schedule and weekends as required by workload and/or requested by Project Manager. To apply, please email your resume and questions to k.alton@hanfordarc.com.

Landscape Restoration Technician (Full-time) - Bay Area, California. Shelterbelt Builders, Inc. Application filing deadline: Open until filled. Shelterbelt Builders Inc. is a California Landscape Contractor and Pest Control Business specializing in the improvement of natural landscapes. From Mt. Tamalpais to the salt marshes of San Francisco Bay, we have two decades of experience serving private landowners and land management agencies throughout nine Bay Area counties. Our services primarily focus on native plan installations, weed control, and wildfire fuels reduction. We offer a challenging outdoor work experience in some of the Bay Area’s most scenic locations. Our Restoration Technicians generally work together as a crew doing hands-on, physically demanding landscape work in parks, wild lands and wetlands. Daily tasks include: native plant and weed identification, weed removal, mowing and chainsaw work, herbicide application, irrigation and plant installation. Physical Requirements: - Above average stamina and sound physical condition. - Ability to maneuver on rough terrain and slopes while operating tools. - Ability to hike with a 45 pound backpack for an extended period of time. - Ability to bend frequently or work on knees for an extended period of time. - Tolerance for variable weather conditions and occasional poison oak exposure. Minimum Qualifications: - General outdoor and troubleshooting skills. - Knowledge of common Bay Area weeds and native plants. - Experience with hand and power tools (drills, chainsaws, brush-cutters, etc.). - Experience in park maintenance, landscaping, or other construction trades. - CA driver license and clean driving record. Preferred Qualifications: - Coursework or Degree relevant to biology, horticulture, or plant taxonomy. - Work experience in habitat restoration, park landscape maintenance, wildfire prevention, trail maintenance, or other work involving daily physical labor relevant to resource management. - Knowledge of small-engine maintenance and general shop repair work. - Experience operating heavy equipment. - First Aid or Wilderness First Aid certification. - Possession of a valid Qualified Applicator Certificate from CA DPR. Benefits: - Paid Time-off. -  Retirement/401(k). - Medical benefits. -  Gear stipend. To apply, email resume to desiree@shelterbeltbuilders.com. Company Information available at www.shelterbeltbuilders.com.

Restoration Ecologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a staff level restoration ecologist. The selected candidate will work on ecological restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring projects in a variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, estuarine, oak woodland, grassland, semi-arid, and others). Desired qualifications: A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is strongly preferred and relevant work experience will be considered. Expertise in some or most of the following key areas is strongly desired: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) through this link https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=19241&lang=en_US&source=CC3; via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. For more information on this position contact personnel@harveyecology.com.

Assistant Environmental Planner/Biologist - San Juan Capistrano, California. VCS Environmental. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Here we grow again! VCS Environmental is looking for two professionals to join our respected environmental team. VCS Environmental is hiring an assistant environmental planner/regulatory specialist/biologist. Our ideal candidates have experience in one or more of these categories. VCS is in San Juan Capistrano. We have clients throughout Southern California including major transportation agencies, cities, school districts and private sector developers. Our services include: • Preparation and processing of CEQA and NEPA documents. • Regulatory permitting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish & Wildlife and Regional Water Quality Control Boards. • Biological, special species, threatened and endangered species surveys, including migratory bird surveys, restoration and construction monitoring. • Acting as environmental staff for clients such as the San Bernardino County Transportation Corridor Agency (SBCTA) and other clients. • Project management entitlement services, which includes community outreach. • Creation and management of mitigation banks. We work hard and give our clients 150% every day. You have to be a superstar to survive in our environment. Our base salaries are highly competitive and we also have a lucrative bonus program. We offer two weeks paid vacation per year until year 5, then three weeks to year 10, and 4 weeks thereafter. We provide one week of sick time per year and we pay 100% of our United Health Care Gold PPO premiums for our employees. We also have a retirement program. VCS is a 21-year old company founded by Julie Vandermost Beeman. The company carries no debt and we pride ourselves on creating a positive, healthy culture for our employees. Our ideal candidate will be someone with between 2-5 years of experience in one or more of our service areas listed above. Proficiency in the use of GIS is a plus. Strong writing skills are required. How to apply: Please visit our website at vcsenvironmental.com for more information. If you are interested in submitting your resume in confidence, please send to Lynne at ltilden@vcsenvironmental.com.

Conservation Technician 2A - Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. Santa Barbara, California. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Conservation Technician 2A assists with a wide range of field, lab, and office work supporting the inventory, conservation, and restoration of California’s flora and ecological communities. This full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position, reports to the Tucker Plant Systematist. Essential Duties: - Perform routine molecular genetics labwork, including: DNA extraction, DNA quantitation, Gel electrophoresis, and PCR; - Sort, curate, and identify plant specimens; - Conduct greenhouse work, including seed bank analysis, germination, propagation, and pollination studies; - Collect, clean, prepare, and database seed for conservation collections; - Enter data, and maintain and assist in the development of botany/insect/bibliography/rare plant databases; - Assist and manage volunteers as needed; - Periodic education/outreach assignments, including leading interns, writing newsletter articles, or giving presentations. Knowledge and Abilities: -  Experience with and knowledge of basic taxonomic principles, botany, and invertebrate zoology; - Knowledge of the California flora; - Ability to follow instructions, work successfully with others, and work independently with minimal supervision; - Ability to conduct field work in a remote setting with rugged terrain under a variety of environmental conditions, sometimes independently; - Manual dexterity sufficient to prepare plant and insect specimens neatly and quickly; - Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; - Computer proficiency including ability to use Microsoft Access, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and ability to learn new computer programs as necessary; - Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing; - Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with peers at SBBG and other institutions; - Support for the Garden’s mission and goals. Qualifications and Experience: - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in biology, ecology, botany, environmental science, conservation biology, or closely related area; - Two or more full-time years (or equivalent) of relevant experience. Certificates and Licenses: Must have valid California Driver License and maintain an acceptable driving record. Physical Requirements: Must be capable of occasional strenuous physical work including: - Sitting for up to 2.0 hours at a time and using computer for lengthy periods; - Standing/walking for extended periods of time; - Bending, squatting, walking stairs, and hiking rugged trails; - Safely lifting and carrying 40 lbs; - Tolerance of an outdoor work environment; exposure to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, including temperature fluctuations, rain, dust, allergens, poison oak, insects, wild animals, and sun exposure. For more information on the position and how to apply, visit: https://www.sbbg.org/get-involved/employment/current-openings

Conservation Technician 2B - Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. Santa Barbara, California. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Conservation Technician 2B assists with a wide range of field, lab, and office work supporting the inventory, conservation, and restoration of California’s flora and ecological communities. This full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position, reports to the Director of Conservation and Research. Essential Duties: - Conduct plant and insect surveys; - Sort, curate, and identify insect specimens to order and family level; - Collect and curate herbarium specimens; - Conduct soils analyses (e.g. salinity, pH, texture); - Conduct greenhouse work, including seed bank analysis and germination studies; - Conduct ecological restoration field work, including rare plant recovery, invasive plant control, native seed collection, seeding, and outplanting; - Collect, clean, prepare, and database seed for conservation collections; - Enter data, and maintain and assist in the development of botany/insect/bibliography/rare plant databases; - Download and differentially correct GPS data and produce maps in ArcGIS; - Assist and manage volunteers as needed; - Periodic education/outreach assignments, including leading interns, writing newsletter articles, or giving presentations. Knowledge and Abilities: - Experience with and knowledge of basic taxonomic principles, botany, and invertebrate zoology; - Knowledge of and experience with the California flora; - Ability to follow instructions, work successfully with others, and work independently with minimal supervision; - Ability to conduct field work in a remote setting with rugged terrain under a variety of environmental conditions, sometimes independently; - Experience using Trimble and Garmin GPS, ArcGIS and Google Earth preferable; - Manual dexterity sufficient to prepare plant and insect specimens neatly and quickly; - Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; - Computer proficiency including ability to use Microsoft Access, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and ability to learn new computer programs as necessary; - Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing; - Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with peers at SBBG and other institutions; - Support for the Garden’s mission and goals. Qualifications and Experience: - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in biology, ecology, botany, environmental science, conservation biology, or closely related area; - Two or more full-time years (or equivalent) of relevant experience. Certificates and Licenses: Must have valid California Driver License and maintain an acceptable driving record. Physical Requirements: Must be capable of occasional strenuous physical work including: -  Sitting for up to 2.0 hours at a time and using computer for lengthy periods; - Standing/walking for extended periods of time; - Bending, squatting, walking stairs, and hiking rugged trails; - Safely lifting and carrying 40 lbs; - Tolerance of an outdoor work environment; exposure to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, including temperature fluctuations, rain, dust, allergens, poison oak, insects, wild animals, and sun exposure. For more information, including how to apply, visit: https://www.sbbg.org/get-involved/employment/current-openings.

Mid-Level Project Manager (Wildlife Biologist, Botanist, or Restoration Ecologist) - Ventura County, California. Wildscape Restoration. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Mid-Level Project Manager position requires a minimum of three years of experience providing biological consulting services or landscape construction and two years of project management. Responsibilities include managing projects of various sizes from start to finish as well as technical work in biological consulting (surveys, monitoring, permit compliance, and document preparation) and/or landscape construction. The ratio of office to field work varies and will often be more concentrated on coordination, technical writing and analysis. Required skills include extensive knowledge of Southern California flora and fauna with a focus on special status species. Desired skills include advanced analytical, writing and communication skills, and a degree in the environmental/biological sciences or equivalent. This position requires regular and frequent communication, feedback, and coordination as support to other staff, Project Managers and Principals. Desired qualifications: •Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Environmental or Biological Sciences or equivalent experience • Ability to balance multiple tasks through to completion •Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure •Must be self-motivated •Strong focus on efficiency and development of new procedures to increase efficiency •Strong communication and organizational skills •Extremely detail-oriented and analytical •Willingness to work in a team environment or independently as assigned •Proficiency with southern California flora/fauna/habitats, regulatory requirements, CEQA/NEPA processes, and habitat restoration •Excellent proficiency in MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook •Ability to conduct field work in strenuous conditions, including hot, cold, or wet weather and/or steep terrain. To apply, please email a cover letter in MS Word format addressed to the Human Resources Representative with your desired salary range, current circumstances and long-term career goals. In addition, submit a resume in MS Word format with your salary history. If there are gaps in your work history, indicate why. Interview process will include basic and technical skills testing. Email apply@wildscaperestoration.com with required documents.

Senior Level Habitat Restoration Specialist - Encinitas, and/or Sacramento/Auburn, California. DUDEK. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Seeking a senior level habitat restoration specialist with 15 years or more of habitat restoration project planning, design, and implementation experience. Openings in Encinitas and Sacramento/Auburn, CA. California Registered Landscape Architecture license (in good standing) is desirable. Primary responsibilities would include the following: • Assist with the management and expansion of Southern California and Northern California Habitat Restoration Design & Implementation practices, depending upon office location. • Manage habitat restoration projects, including workflow, budget tracking, sub-consultant coordination and coordination with internal staff specialists. • QA/QC technical review of habitat restoration documents. • Conduct resource agency permitting. • Coordinate with in-house restoration specialists, landscape architects, planners, designers, biologists, and ecologists on habitat restoration, mitigation, and other open space design projects. • Interpret of habitat assessments, vegetation mapping, and other general biological resources surveys and report documents. • Conceptually design and plan for mitigation, revegetation, and restoration projects including preparation of resource agency-formatted conceptual mitigation and monitoring plans. • Prepare Mitigation Bank and In-Lieu Fee prospectuses and enabling instruments. • Prepare schematic and conceptual designs, mitigation and monitoring plans, construction drawings and specifications, cost estimates, and hand and AutoCAD computer drawings; project management and coordination; and participation at client and agency meetings. • Construction level final design of habitat restoration/mitigation projects. • Develop new business and contracts for habitat restoration services, including client marketing and relations and proposal preparation. • Possess excellent communication and writing skills, and ability to edit technical documents. At a minimum, candidates will have detailed knowledge and understanding of, and past experience working with, the following subject matter: • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) 2008 Compensatory Mitigation Rule; Corps guidance documents for determination of mitigation ratios, uniform ecological performance standards, and regional compensatory mitigation and monitoring. • Mitigation Banks and In-Lieu Fee Programs. • California and Nevada native vegetation communities and component plant species by association. • California and Nevada ecology, plant communities and ecological processes. • California and Nevada native plant species regional range and environmental requirements. • Knowledge of on-native/exotic plant species control strategies and treatments. • Soil chemistry and properties. • Basic knowledge of hydrology. • Knowledge of habitat construction, installation, and maintenance practices, including at least 5 years’ experience working with construction contractors in oversight and monitoring roles. Desired qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Biology, Environmental Science, Restoration Ecology, Fluvial Geomorphology or other applicable major. A Master of Arts or Master of Science degree within these disciplines is desirable.The successful candidate will conduct occasional field work that includes strenuous effort in often difficult terrain conditions. This work may involve assignments in remote locations.Proven experience in and passion for ecology, natural systems, and habitat restoration and mitigation. Ability to independently and collaboratively to market, win and conduct outstanding habitat restoration work. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Dudek Human Resources at: HumanResources@dudek.com.

Junior Habitat Restoration Specialist - Encinitas, California. DUDEK. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Seeking a Junior Habitat Restoration Specialist with 1-2 years of habitat restoration experience or applicable training. We are seeking a Habitat Restoration Specialist who is self-motivated, willing and able to work individually and in a team environment, ability to aggressively seek missing information from a variety of sources to maintain forward project momentum, possessing great writing skills with the ability to edit technical documents. Key Responsibilities: * Conduct fieldwork associated with long-term biological monitoring of native uplands mitigation/restoration sites, wetlands mitigation/restoration sites, and projects associated with sensitive plant and wildlife species. * Conduct field data collection utilizing vegetation transect, quadrat, and relevé methods. * Assist in the preparation of technical reports including site observation reports, as well as quarterly and annual monitoring reports for habitat restoration projects. * Perform of construction monitoring during project development and restoration project installation and report documentation. * Coordinate with technical staff for mitigation document preparation, including editing, coordination of report production and distribution tasks including interface with graphics, GIS staff and word processing staff. * Attend and participation in project meetings inside and outside of the office. Travel to meetings and/or field assignments out of town are sometimes required. * Provide regular and frequent communication, feedback, and coordination with Supervisors, Project Managers, and Phase Managers is required. Other responsibilities may include the following: * Design assistance and planning for mitigation, revegetation, and restoration projects. * Preparation of conceptual mitigation/revegetation plan reports. * Assistance with resource agency permitting. * Coordination with in-house biologists and botanists. * Habitat assessments, rare plant surveys, vegetation mapping, jurisdictional delineations, and other general biological survey assignments. Desired qualifications: Candidate will have detailed knowledge and understanding of the following: California native vegetation communities and component plant species by association Broad knowledge of local ecology, plant communities and ecological processes Broad knowledge of native plant species regional range and environmental requirements Broad knowledge of and ability to identify native and non-native plant species Non-native/exotic plant species control strategies and treatments Soil chemistry and properties Basic knowledge of hydrology Broad knowledge of landscape construction installation and maintenance practices Ability to read topographic maps and relate topographic mapping to onsite conditions Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Restoration Ecology, Landscape Architecture or other related field Able to conduct strenuous fieldwork in hot weather (over 100 F) and in steep terrain conditions. Work may involve assignments in remote locations. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Dudek Human Resources Dept. via email at: HumanResources@dudek.com. Dudek is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Restoration Ecologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a staff level restoration ecologist. The selected candidate will work on ecological restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring projects in a variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, estuarine, oak woodland, grassland, semi-arid, and others). Desired qualifications: A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is strongly preferred and relevant work experience will be considered. Expertise in some or most of the following key areas is strongly desired: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) through this link https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=19241&lang=en_US&source=CC3; via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. For more information on this position, please email personnel@harveyecology.com.

Habitat Restoration Ecologist - Los Angeles County. W James Construction Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We are looking for a full time experienced Restoration Ecologist well versed in Southern California native plant / weed identification. We have a large Habitat Restoration job including Irrigation Installation, Planting, Hydro seeding and Weed Abatement. There are many species of Native and Non Native weeds fairly difficult to identify. We need to have direct crew oversight assisting with identification and herbicide application techniques. This person needs to have a QAL Applicators License as well. Job will require interaction with customers habitat ecologists to determine best methods and practices to help achieve project goals. This is a very rewarding and challenging restoration project! Desired qualifications: Experienced Habitat Restoration Ecologist needed for in field oversight and planning of large utility Restoration Project. How to apply: Send resume for consideration via email : wjames@wjcus.com.

Vegetation Ecology Internship - Golden Gate National Recreation Area. National Park Service, San Francisco Bay Area Network Inventory & Monitoring Program. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The San Francisco Bay Area Network of National Parks is seeking two interns to assist with plant community monitoring and invasive plant early detection surveys for the Inventory and Monitoring Program. The interns will work primarily in Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, but may also make visits to Pinnacles National Park, and John Muir National Historic Site. Interns will assist staff with field data collection and site location using GPS units and tablets, plant identification, point-line intercept and point-quadrat monitoring, installing permanent plot markers, photography, scanning and pressing plant specimens, and data entry in Microsoft Access and online databases. Interns are provided $30 per day for living expenses and free dormitory-style housing is provided in the Marin Headlands at Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA. Desired qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in botany, vegetation sampling, or GIS/GPS use. Please specify in your application if you have relevant course work. Interns must be able to work full days in difficult field conditions which may include strenuous hiking and manual labor in rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions, with exposure to poison oak, ticks, and other biting insects. Although we will provide protective equipment, please do not apply if you have any hesitation about these matters. A valid driver's license is required. A federal background check must be completed if you are selected for this position. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Eric Wrubel at: eric_wrubel@nps.gov. Please indicate how you heard about the position.

Field Botany Technician (invasive plants) - Angeles National Forest, California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. In collaboration with the Angeles National Forest, work in a team to assist the Field Crew Leader and Director of Conservation Programs with invasive plant management on the Angeles National Forest. Duties include hand removal of invasive plant species, herbicide application, rugged backcountry hiking, and some GPS mapping of plant populations. Must approach all tasks with respect for natural, cultural and fiscal resources, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and organizations. This is a full time seasonal position (40 hours a week for 1 year, starting in March or as soon as positions are filled). Duties and Responsibilities: - Under cooperative agreements between RSABG, the Angeles National Forest, and National Forest Foundation assists in the execution of invasive plant species removal. - Manual removal of invasive plant species. - Herbicide application. - Drive and navigate to field sites. - Other duties as assigned. Desired qualifications: A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and California flora desired. Ability to perform difficult physical labor such as pulling up plants. Ability to use GPS equipment and read/navigate with topographic maps. Ability to properly use hazardous equipment; ability to operate power tools such as chainsaw desired. Demonstrated interest in conservation Valid driver’s license.Ability to conduct fieldwork under a variety of environmental conditions is required. The physical ability to hike several miles a day for 10 hours a day, carrying a pack through strenuous terrain in adverse weather conditions. Must have physical strength and endurance sufficient to carry field equipment and supplies. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Attention: Rachel Wing 1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 | email invasives@rsabg.org | fax (909) 626-3489. For more information, please visit: http://www.rsabg.org/employment.

Executive Director - Ventura, California. Resource Conservation Partners, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Executive Director is responsible for establishing organizational priorities and will plan, organize, and direct the operations of the organization. The Executive Director must be a visionary who is highly motivated with a passion for habitat restoration. Strong interpersonal skills are required as the Executive Director is the key individual who represents the organization publicly. It is the responsibility of the Executive Director to guide fund raising events and to identify and pursue grant funding opportunities. Desired qualifications: • Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) in public administration, business or related field ; 8+ years in a senior leadership role, preferably in a large, grant-funded environment or related field; Proven ability in designing and implementing programs, and leading a large non-profit, grant-funded, or government-funded entity; Proven ability in working effectively with elected, regulatory and other government officials; Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws, regulations and rules; Knowledge of the principles and best practices of leadership and management; Ability to adapt and remain flexible in a highly dynamic environment; ability to drive meaningful change. How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to admin@resourceconservationpartners.org.

Wetland Restoration Monitoring Intern - Sausalito and San Francisco, California. Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Golden Gate National Recreation Area seeks a self-motivated, organized, and responsible person to serve as a Restoration Monitoring Intern with the Division of Natural Resources. The intern will be mentored by two Ecologists and assist with duties related to post-implementation monitoring of a restored creek and wetland at Muir Beach in Marin County, California. Some time will also be spent conducting monitoring of the restored marsh at Crissy Field in San Francisco. Primary duties will involve physical monitoring and water quality monitoring but the intern will occasionally assist with fish surveys as well. The intern will be responsible for maintaining several water quality and water level sensors. This will include downloading and managing data, calibrating instruments, troubleshooting mechanical and other issues and keeping detailed records of actions. The intern will also assist with topographic surveys using a total station and/or RTK GPS equipment and will create maps and graphics using ArcGIS and maintain a GIS geodatabase of monitoring stations. This position will be approximately 50% field work and 50% office work. Desired qualifications: Applicants should have college coursework and/or BS degree in Physical Sciences, Ecology, Biology or related field. Experience or interest in natural resources management, creek and wetland restoration, and physical monitoring techniques. Highly organized with strong attention to detail and strong quantitative skills. Ability, experience or interest utilizing technologies including GIS, total station and monitoring instrumentation. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Applicants need to be in physical condition that will allow for long days in the field, often carrying field equipment and working in chest waders in aquatic environments. Some training will be provided. Must possess a valid driver's license. Position is 40 hours a week and requires a 10-12 month commitment. Weekly out-of-pocket expenses of $150 per week is provided with dorm-style housing OR $275 per week without housing. Dorm-style housing is provided in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. To apply, email cover letter and resume to kristen_ward@nps.gov.

Restoration Ecologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a staff level restoration ecologist. The selected candidate will work on ecological restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring projects in a variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, estuarine, oak woodland, grassland, semi-arid, and others). Desired qualifications: A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is strongly preferred and relevant work experience will be considered. Expertise in some or most of the following key areas is strongly desired: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file) through this link https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=19241&lang=en_US&source=CC3; via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. For more information on this position, please email personnel@harveyecology.com.

Biologist/Assistant Biologist - San Luis Obispo (Central Coast/Valley Regions), California. LSA Associates, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. LSA’s San Luis Obispo office is seeking to hire an experienced Biologist/Assistant Biologist to provide biological services primarily in the Central Coast and Central Valley regions of California. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of local experience related to biological resources assessments, biological construction monitoring, special-status species surveys, vegetation mapping, jurisdictional waters delineations, resource agency permitting, and habitat restoration. Experience working with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) environmental documentation and proficiency working with geographic information systems (GIS) is desirable. The position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, natural resources, or a related field. Emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience, familiarity with the flora and fauna of the Central Coast and Central Valley regions, quality of work, demonstrated technical writing capability, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. A strong work ethic, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, solid organizational skills, and the desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team are vital. The position requires an acceptable level of physical fitness to perform periodic fieldwork in sometimes difficult conditions. Candidates applying for this position must have a clean driving record, which will be verified. Salary/hourly pay rates are commensurate with experience. Please visit our job portal to apply: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/

Biologist - Rocklin, California. LSA Associates, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. LSA Associates, Inc. (LSA) is a diversified environmental, transportation, and community planning organization with California offices in Berkeley, Carlsbad, Fresno, Irvine, Palm Springs, Point Richmond, Riverside, Rocklin, and San Luis Obispo. The staff at LSA includes experts in environmental analysis, transportation planning and engineering, biology and wetlands, habitat restoration, resource management, geographic information systems (GIS), community and land planning, landscape architecture, archaeology and paleontology, noise, and air quality.  We are recognized as innovators in the field of environmental impact assessment, and we have developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective. LSA is hiring an experienced biologist for its office in Rocklin, California. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 3 years of experience with biological resource assessments, jurisdictional waters delineation, habitat restoration, resource agency permitting, vegetation mapping, endangered species surveys, and biological construction monitoring. Experience working with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) environmental documentation and proficiency working with geographic information systems (GIS) is desirable. A bachelor’s degree or higher in natural or physical sciences is required. Strong emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. LSA’s greatest asset is its employee ownership. LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including competitive pay; medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, long-term care, group life and AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k and company match). LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/

Entry-Level Plant Ecologist/Plant Biologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a full-time, entry-level plant ecologist/plant biologist. This person will conduct field studies, including plant community mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare a variety of reports/technical studies, including biological resource reports, resource agency permit applications, and natural resource management plans. Required qualifications: • Academic background in plant biology, plant ecology, plant sciences, or biological sciences with emphasis in botany and ecology • Experience in some or most of the following areas: plant identification, quantitative field surveys, plant community/association mapping, wetland delineation, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, Trimble GeoXT/XH, and general GIS/Arc View • Demonstrable technical writing ability • Strong communication and collaboration skills • Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered. Additional qualifications: • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends) • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying upwards of 50 pounds, and otherwise maintain good physical condition • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles. Prior experience in the following areas a plus: • California flora • Insect/pollinator sampling and/or identification • Biological consulting • Range management. H. T. Harvey & Associates is an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, with more than 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professional staff members in six offices in California and Hawai‘i. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance and a 401(k) package with a generous employer match program. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and references through this link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=18135122 using ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. 

Native Plant Nursery Manager - Santa Cruz, California. Ecological Concerns Inc dba Central Coast Wilds Nursery. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Nursery Manager will work with the General Manager, Senior Botanist and the Nursery Staff to manage all aspects of nursery sales, contract management, production, maintenance, and facilities organization. The Nursery Manager will be given specific training and ongoing supervision, in order to assume various responsibilities. Job duties include the following. NURSERY PRODUCTION • Oversee and direct all nursery staff. • Manage propagation, irrigation, fertilization and maintenance schedules. • Implement organic IPM programs for general and specific pests. • Conduct pesticide safety training. • Implement nursery propagation protocols for over 300 different native plant species. • Use and maintain the nursery plant inventory data base (MS Access DB). • Maintain the supply of all nursery production materials.  • Oversee and participate in construction and maintenance of nursery facilities.  • Coordinate plant deliveries and deliver plants as required. • Implement and manage BMPs for pest control and water quality. • Procure appropriate potting soil/test and maintain water quality. CONTRACT MANAGEMENT • Manage all aspects of multiple production contracts. • Continuously review the status of current projects and plant materials being grown. • Provide accurate grow times for plants requested by potential contract clients. • Communicate with customers and project managers regarding the status of their contracts. • Negotiate change orders to contracts as required to accommodate customer needs. GENERAL SALES • Prepare estimates, bids and proposals for multiple different client types. • Negotiate contract details with clients. Desired qualifications include: • College degree in horticulture or related biological science (e.g. plant ecology). • Minimum five years nursery management experience. • Minimum five years native plant propagation and production experience. • Demonstrated knowledge of California native plant identification at multiple stages of development. • Good working knowledge of California native plant communities. • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to coordinate multiple complex project simultaneously. • Ability to work independently to complete specific tasks and meet inflexible deadlines. • Ability to multitask and work in a hectic office environment with various personalities. • Excellent communication and customer relations skills. • Must be physically fit: able to stoop, bend, and repeatedly lift 35 lb • Valid driver’s license and good driving record. • Willingness to work in inclement weather (rain gear provided). For more information on this position, contact info@ecologicalconcerns.com; to apply, send resume and completed job application to kbrovarney@ecologicalconcerns.com.

Restoration Field Specialist - Sacramento, California. Triangle Properties. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. OBJECTIVE OF JOB: Provides technical and labor support to Teichert’s Triangle Properties (Land Restoration) in the implementation and management of land restoration and habitat enhancement areas. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of habitat restoration projects, including but not limited to tree/shrub plantings, irrigation, invasive weed management, and herbivory control. 2) Work extensively for long periods of time on various site conditions. Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations. 3) Direct and work with labor crews, including temporary labor staff, in the field to complete tasks. 4) Assists in the collection and reporting of various monitoring requirements. 5) Occasionally operate small equipment (i.e., tractors, bobcats, loaders, and backhoes) for seeding and other specialized restoration projects (i.e., wetland construction, test plots, etc.). 6) Install, operate, and maintain various irrigation systems, including both manual and automated systems. 7) Maintain, repair and organize tools, vehicles and other equipment. Ensure that work-related equipment and tools are in good, safe condition. 8) Conduct extensive weed abatement in both upland and wetland environments using weed-eaters, herbicides (via backpack sprayers and ATV), and manually by hand. 9) Clearly communicate with supervisor on status of projects, including staffing and equipment needs, schedules, potential constraints, etc. 10) Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, company employees, and external customers. 11) Reports directly to the Land Supervisor. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Carrying loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Frequently works alone in remote areas. Works occasionally on projects requiring overtime and overnight stays. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 2 years’ experience conducting habitat restoration projects, including implementation and maintenance activities. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Demonstrated ability to work independently and direct others. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods. Possession of or ability to obtain Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate within one year of hire. General knowledge of local flora and weed species. To apply: Materials should be submitted by mail or email to: Michael Peterson, Land Restoration Supervisor, Triangle Properties, P.O. Box 15002, Sacramento, CA 95851; Email: mpeterson@teichert.com.

Weed Management Specialist - Sacramento, California. Triangle Properties. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. OBJECTIVE OF JOB: Provides support to Teichert’s Triangle Properties (Land Restoration) in the management and control of invasive/noxious weeds and herbivores in both natural open space and urban landscape settings. Also provides support in other various habitat restoration and landscape activities, including plant installation, irrigation installation, and site maintenance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Develop and implement various weed management and herbivory control programs for a variety of sites, including active mines, reclamation, roadsides, sensitive habitats (i.e., wetlands), and urban landscapes. 2) Apply both pre- and post-emergent herbicides using backpack sprayers, power sprayers, and other appropriate application equipment and tools. Maintains all herbicide equipment and tools. 3) Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations. Work extensively for long periods of time on various site conditions. 4) Record daily use of herbicides and oversee the daily reporting of co-workers. Maintain necessary records using computer spreadsheet. Prepare monthly Pesticide Use Reports for each County. 5) Manage herbicide inventory and container recycling program. Responsible for keeping herbicide storage area clean and in compliance with California Pesticide Regulation standards. 6) Research and remain current on the various herbicides and most effective treatments. Implement test plots and experiments to further research the most effective control methods for various sites/species. 7) Assist others in various restoration activities, including planting, seeding, irrigation, and site maintenance. 8) Reports directly to the Land Supervisor. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Carrying loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Frequently works alone in remote areas. Works occasionally on projects requiring overnight stays. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three years’ field experience in the management of noxious/invasive weeds in natural wildland settings. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods. Willingness to do both strenuous and routine manual labor. Field leadership skills. Possession of Pesticide Applicator’s License or Certificate. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and safe practices for applying herbicides. Detailed knowledge of local weed species and common native plants. To apply: Materials should be submitted by mail or email to: Michael Peterson, Land Restoration Supervisor, Triangle Properties, P.O. Box 15002, Sacramento, CA 95851; Email: mpeterson@teichert.com.

Catalina Island Conservancy Plant Program Lead Technician - Avalon, Catalina Island, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. A Plant Program Lead Technician is a lead worker in providing necessary support and day-to-day implementation of assigned Conservation Department plant programs, projects, activities and/or facilities with specific duties focused in three broad programs: 1) Invasive plant management, horticultural and restoration and/or 2) Vegetation monitoring, depending on the Conservation Department needs and incumbent’s skills and training. Duties will involve significant field work and assigned office support and administrative duties. This position will: Lead worker for The Conservancy’s invasive plant management project; Directly supervise field staff in the absence of Plant Conservation Manager; Conduct field inventories and monitor plant populations; • Input and update data and produce maps and other materials to guide daily field activities; Keep accurate and detailed records of management work; Oversee maintenance of equipment and field gear, vehicles, and project base yard, including proper storage of herbicides. Desired qualifications: Bachelor degree in botany, plant ecology or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. One to three (1-3) years of experience in field activities related to natural resources management, including the use of pesticides and/or horticultural practices. Experience using basic GPS (such as Trimble GeoXT) units and ArcGIS software. Familiarity with the Microsoft office suite (Access, PowerPoint, Excel). Experience with invasive plant management; and/or vegetation monitoring. For the full position announcement, visit the Conservancy’s job board https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/index.php?s=general&p=jobs. To apply for the position, please submit the following documents, preferably in a single PDF file, via email to jobs@catalinaconservancy.org: 1) Cover Letter (include the position title in which you are applying for), 2) Resume, 3) Salary Requirement. Include the position title, Plant Program Lead Technician, in the email’s subject line. All candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). For further information, please contact JPARISH@catalinaconservancy.org.

Conservation Program Manager - Santa Rosa, California. The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is looking for a Conservation Program Manager with experience in building strong relationships with both private and Agency stakeholders and grant management from proposal writing and permitting through invoicing and reporting. The conservation program manager reports to the director of restoration and conservation science programs and works closely with our restoration program as part of a six person team. Current conservation priorities include expanding our ‘adopt a vernal pool’ program, managing our lower Laguna planning process, and completing an ongoing historical ecology project. Key responsibilities include: • Work with the director to meet the department’s financial needs by identifying and developing potential project and funding opportunities and writing grant proposals. • Manage grant funded projects by developing and maintaining a project budget, invoicing expenses, submitting reports and ensuring project success. • Keep abreast of developments in the field and contribute to a positive stakeholder view of the foundation. • Contribute to the public’s knowledge of and access to scientific information about the Laguna watershed by giving presentations and posting to the Laguna Knowledgebase. • Assure that meeting and events related to program objectives are productive and professionally produced by coordinating and participating in planning and production. • Secure permits as needed to ensure that all projects are in compliance with current environmental regulations. • Build relationships with private landowners and other potential collaborators. • Assure the smooth implementation of projects by making detailed project plans including staffing needs and as warranted, managing appropriate personnel, by selecting and overseeing the work of outside contractors or youth groups and by supervising the project in the field as necessary. • Recruit and oversee the activities of volunteers and interns to help achieve project objectives while at the same providing rewarding volunteer or intern experiences. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor degree in natural sciences related to wetland management, planning, and/or restoration (wildlife biology, ecology, conservation biology, soil science, hydrology, etc.) or equivalent experience. • At least two years of experience in project management. • Knowledge of California environmental regulations. • Proficiency with GIS mapping (ArcView) as well as GPS field data collection. • Knowledge of California fauna, flora and ecosystems . • Computer skills: MS Office, Photoshop and InDesign. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to manage interns and volunteers in field situations. • Willingness to work in the field in various weather conditions. • Experience managing and/or working in collaborative resource management processes particularly in Sonoma County. To apply, please submit an email to jobs@lagunafoundation.org containing a cover letter, resume with dates of employment including salary history, and the names & contact information of at least 2 references. No phone calls please. The position will remain open until filled.

Nursery Production Manager - Claremont, California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Hours: Full-time; salary commensurate with experience. Reports to: Director of Horticulture. Works closely with: Staff of Grow Native Nursery, Director of Conservation Programs, Manager of Community Education, Chief Financial Officer. The primary responsibilities of this senior level staff position are to: 1) manage nursery operations including the plant production process to support RSABG’s retail nursery, Grow Native Nursery (GNN), the needs of the living collections (including exhibits), and to fulfill contracts; 2) work closely with staff in the GNN on list of plants to be grown, sizes, quantities, and schedule for transfer to GNN; 3) lead the propagation and production of over 20,000 retail-quality plants of about 100 different taxa each year; 4) work with research staff and students to oversee management of research plants; 5) work closely with Conservation Program staff to achieve contract objectives; 6) work closely with Director of Horticulture to develop lists of plants needed for the living collection, including rare and unusual natives; propagate and produce this in a timely manner; 7) establish and maintain high standards for sanitation and organization of the entire space devoted to nursery functions; 8) maintain plant propagation records and track plant accessions of nursery-maintained plants for the living collection. Duties and Responsibilities include: • Oversee and manage the entire production process to ensure that the highest quality plants are produced as efficiently as possible, both for the living collection and for the GNN. Seek out and implement new methods and materials to improve the production process. • Establish, implement and maintain procedures to track costs of production accurately, especially of plants grown for the GNN. • In close consultation with Garden staff, create production plans and production schedules to support GNN yearly sales goals, the needs of the living collection (including exhibits), contracts and research. • Maintain accurate and up-to-date reports on production progress and make these accessible to GNN staff and Director of Horticulture. • Work closely with the RSABG CFO to establish and then implement tracking and reporting systems to achieve accuracy for purposes of financial accountability and audit. • Develop strategies to improve overall efficiency in a manner that emphasizes cost-effectiveness of plants produced for GNN. • Develop and maintain production department standard operating procedures, including high sanitation standards, protocols for pest control, and organization; ensure that employees understand and follow the procedures. • Develop and manage budgets following RSABG financial policies in consultation with the Director of Horticulture and other senior staff as necessary (e.g. Director of Conservation Programs); monitor and take appropriate actions to ensure that department meets budget goals. • Manage employees, interns and volunteers in the Nursery: in consultation with Director of Horticulture and HR, hire, train and supervise staff and interns to create and support a professional nursery staff that is empowered to be creative and resourceful; ensure that staff follow best practices, including safety considerations; ensure that work is appropriately prioritized and completed in a timely manner; perform regular evaluations of staff. • Work in partnership with Conservation Program staff on contracts, including assisting in estimating the cost basis for growing contracted plants and providing guidance on propagation methods. • Perform other duties as assigned. Desired qualifications: • Associate’s degree in horticulture or related field and/or extensive related practical work experience; Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related field preferred. • Two or more years’ professional experience in related field (horticulture, nursery production, restoration, etc.). • Working knowledge of the California flora and experience working with California native plants. • Experience managing budgets and tracking financial records. • Basic computer skills including familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel) essential. • Good communication skills and willingness to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other department staff, volunteers, students and associates outside the institution. • Physical strength sufficient to safely lift and carry 30-40 lbs. • Must possess a valid California State Driver's License. To apply, qualified candidates should email, fax or mail resume and letter of interest to: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Attention: Human Resources 1500 N College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 Email: employment@rsabg.org or Fax: (909) 626-3489. For more information on this position, contact nfraga@rsabg.org.

Land Acquisition Project Manager. Santa Rosa, California. Sonoma Land Trust. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Sonoma Land Trust is looking for energetic, detail-oriented and experienced land conservation professional with experience in developing, implementing and securing funding for land protection fee and conservation easement projects. As a member of SLT’s acquisition team, the land acquisition project manager works closely with regional program staff to support land protection (fee and conservation easement) projects. Primary responsibilities include evaluating potential conservation projects, drafting conservation easements, performing project due diligence, complying with record-keeping standards, and managing other tasks essential to completing fee acquisition, title transfer and conservation easement transactions. In addition, the land acquisition project manager will represent SLT in various public settings while coordinating conservation planning with partner organizations. The land acquisition project manager reports to the conservation director and does not supervise other staff; however, they may manage sub-contractors, partners and volunteers. They will respond to and track inquiries about potential conservation projects, and provide landowners and other interested members of the public with information about SLT’s acquisition program, building cooperative, effective working relationships with partner agencies, landowners, funding agencies and foundations, local government, conservationists, policy makers, and planners. They will also develop grant applications and administer contracts and grants for land acquisition projects, draft correspondence, memoranda and documents and coordinate with GIS staff in the development of appropriate maps and GIS data. Desired qualifications: A college degree with relevant graduate studies is preferred. The candidate should have a minimum of two years’ demonstrated experience managing projects and/or conservation real estate transactions; demonstrated knowledge of real estate transactions including appraisals, title work, due diligence and escrow instructions, closing principles and practices of land conservation, real estate and land use planning, regulations and zoning. They should also have experience with securing and managing grant funding and contract management, experience working with public agencies and non-profit organizations in natural resource conservation or land use planning, as well as an understanding of emerging public policy issues affecting land use and land preservation. Additional desired attributes include the ability to organize one’s work effectively and to prepare and work within budgets, as well as superior written and verbal communication and negotiation skills. To apply, please email (1) a letter introducing yourself and (2) a copy of your resume to staffing@sonomalandtrust.org. Please: no phone calls, drop-ins, or paper.

East Walker Land Stewardship Coordinator - Yerington, Nevada. Walker Basin Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Essential duties and responsibilities for the position fall within the following categories: Stewardship planning; Project Management, implementation and monitoring; Weed control; Irrigation; and Personnel management and coordination. Such as: • In cooperation with the Land Stewardship Program Manager, develop plans for transitioning retired farmland to vegetative communities that will thrive without supplemental irrigation. Conduct background research, participate in planning meetings, and contribute content to restoration plans. • Evaluate biotic and abiotic conditions on each parcel of land and identify plant species and cultural practices that will meet goals established for each property. Possible goals may be: dust control, weed suppression, creation of wildlife habitat, generation of revenue, or any combination of these factors. • Research potential sources of high quality seed and/or plant material and purchase as needed; develop native seed collection capacity; develop an intimate knowledge of the local flora and regional ecology. • Supervise and assist staff during all aspects of Stewardship projects including planting, seeding, weed control, and irrigation to assure that techniques being used are effective; the Stewardship Coordinator is expected to work with the crews in the field to provide direction, oversight, and management. • Coordinate and supervise contractors, consultants, and outside researchers as needed. • Provide leadership, oversight, and training for Conservation Technicians and Seasonal Technicians to ensure smooth operation of field programs. Desired qualifications: • Successful completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree in ecology, agriculture, range management, horticulture, biology or a similar field from an accredited institution; applicants with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply. • 3-5+ years of increasingly complex experience in a natural resources management setting including supervisory and planning experience. • Knowledge of the native, non-native, and invasive plants of Nevada. • Knowledge of horticultural and agricultural planting methods, irrigation systems, equipment, and cultural techniques preferred. • Knowledge of natural resources monitoring and inventory techniques. • Competency in an ArcGIS setting. • The ability to obtain a NV Certified Pesticide Applicator’s license within 2 months of hire; a willingness to work with chemicals and to oversee chemical applications is mandatory. • Clean driving record and a NV State driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire. • The ability to work with a diverse group of project partners and community members in a sensitive setting to accomplish project goals is critical for success. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Rowe at info@walkerbasin.org with subject line "East Walker Stewardship Coordinator". Please call (775) 463-9887 with questions.

Wildlife Biologist / Project Manager - San Diego, California. AECOM. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This position will predominantly involve project management and working with a team to implement and manage biology projects across southern California. He/she will be responsible for projects that involve innovative study designs and complex agency permitting strategies; mitigation and conservation planning; multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, wetland scientists and landscape architects; and creative integration of natural resource analyses and project design. This position works with a variety of clients and requires occasional travel. Specific duties and responsibilities may include: -Operate as lead author on large natural resources documents such as Biological Technical Reports, Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Eagle Conservation Strategies, Mitigation and Monitoring Plans, Biological Assessments, Incidental Take Permits, Environmental Assessments, and/or EIR/EIS sections for complex projects; -Interface directly with clients and resource agencies; -Oversee or prepare permit applications for federal, state and local regulatory entities; -Perform client management duties such as regular recurring status meetings, submitting deliverables, responding to client comments on deliverables, and milestone checkins. Desired qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Biology and/or Ecology or related field (i.e., Ecological Restoration, Watershed Planning, Natural Resource Management, Hydrology, or Geomorphology) 8+ years of professional experience Working knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOR, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA) Strong writing skills and experience completing Biological Technical Reports, Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, Eagle Conservation Strategies, Mitigation and Monitoring Plans, Biological Assessments, Incidental Take Permits, Environmental Assessments, and/or EIR/EIS sections Experience with California Energy Commission and California Public Utility Commission environmental documentation and review processes Familiarity with complex issues related to assessment of impacts, analysis of inventory data, mitigation planning, conservation planning, and/or natural resources planning Experience designing scientific studies to assess species population trends, abundance, diversity, presence/absence, mortality monitoring, etc. Strong foundation in biostatistics to build into study designs Experience managing large tabular data sets in programs such as, MS Access, MS Excel, or SQL and implementing data quality assurance/quality control methods Prior consulting experience and strong project management skills that include interacting with clients and agency staff, and managing staff Marketing experience and proven ability to play a lead role in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects. Experience preparing winning proposals and interviewing A strong background in wildlife biology and ecological processes, as well as experience conducting listed species surveys for species in Southern California (e.g., Quino checkerspot butterfly, fairy shrimp, least tern, light-footed Ridgway’s rail, California gnatcatcher, etc), including leading field teams and managing data collection and QA Experience in California and southwest U.S., including knowledge of native and non-native fauna and experience identifying in field Experience in biological survey fieldwork, including avian nest searches, line transects, point counts, small mammal trapping, herpetological sampling, as well as experience with GPS and electronic data collection devices The ability to work independently and as part of a team; be innovative and a problem solver. For more information on this position contact brian.mackey@aecom.com. To apply, visit http://aecom.jobs/san-diego-ca/wildlife-biologist-project-manager/F6924FFF42DB41D4B31B4AE49946DDDF/job/

Restoration Ecologist - San Diego County. River Partners. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Restoration Ecologist works with biology, field implementation, and development staff to design, implement, and manage complex riparian restoration projects to further River Partners’ mission of restoring habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people. This position requires strong project management skills, ecological expertise, and effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders including local, regional and international conservation organizations, landowners and resource agency personnel. The successful candidate will also manage personnel, secure environmental permits, assist with scientific experiments, and assist in new project development in Southern California. Desired qualifications: MS or BS/BA in biology, ecology, environmental science, agriculture science, or a related discipline, and at least five years of appropriate work experience required. Work experience in Southern California, including knowledge of native flora and fauna, is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate project management experience, skilled use of Microsoft Office software, and familiarity with GPS/GIS technology. Additionally, the successful candidate must be an independent self-starter, managing multiple projects, budgets, and timelines with minimal direct supervision. Ask for more information and/or apply by emailing cover letter, CV/resume, and references to Mona Dagy at info@riverpartners.org.

Propagule Collector, Rancho Corral de Tierra - San Mateo County. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) Nursery System and Parks Conservancy Projects and Stewardship Department seek a part-time, temporary Propagule Collector for seed collection and processing. This position is field based and its duty location is the Montara parcel of Rancho Corral de Tierra in coastal San Mateo County. The successful candidate will need to deliver and properly store collected seeds to Fort Funston. Pending funding, successful candidate will also assist in the processing/cleaning of seeds for longer-term storage. This position will perform seed collection duties in preparation for an extensive revegetation required after a 5-acre grassland restoration project. Approximately 90% of this position's duties will be performed in the field. This position requires extensive hiking on and off trails throughout open spaces at Rancho Corral de Tierra. This work may include exposure to poison oak and habitats that support ticks. An ideal candidate would be familiar with native plants of San Mateo, including common native grasses, and would have previous experience in seed collection and seed processing. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: *Collect maximum allowable quantities of seeds (based on protocol) for specified native species throughout Montara watersheds. This includes scouting for and accurately identifying plants, accurately timing seed ripeness, recording collections, and mapping collection sites using GPS unit or marking on a map. *Deliver and store seeds that have been collected. *Track and organize collection progress and maintain ongoing & accurate collection records. *Complete administrative tasks and data entry requiring attention to detail. *Collaborate with National Park Service project manager and nursery staff in scheduling and prioritizing propagule collection and field work. *Follow guidelines and protocols to ensure worker safety. Minimum Qualifications: At least one season demonstrated professional level experience in propagule collection. Knowledge of SF Bay Area plant communities and native plant species, especially common native grasses. Demonstrated ability to safely and efficiently hike and work in the field for extended periods of time. Professional level plant identification experience or the equivalent ability to effectively use a taxonomic key in identifying plant species. Familiarity with GIS mapping and use of GPS instruments a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Motivated and self-directed. Proven ability to complete detail-oriented tasks, especially accurate record keeping and data entry. Ability to safely lift 30 lbs. Experience using MS Word, Access and Excel software programs. Valid California driver’s license and excellent driving record. Ability to provide own transportation to the work site. Mileage can be reimbursed for weekly delivering of seeds to Fort Funston. For more information on this position, email hr@parksconservancy.org. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online: http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a7886f8548eb5fe0154a1c3459d0832&gns=Other