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Restoration Intern - Solano County, California. Solano Resource Conservation District. Application Filing Deadline: 11/22/17. The Restoration Intern position is seasonal, with a start date in early January 2018 and an end date in mid June 2018. This position consists of a two full eight hour work days each week. Occasional Saturday work may also be available. The scheduling of which days of the week are internship work days is flexible, allowing for individuals’ school schedules. Under the direction of a Restoration Project Manager and/or a Restoration Field Technician, the Restoration Intern will participate in the implementation and maintenance of various habitat restoration projects in Solano County. This includes: mowing, weed-wacking and applying herbicides to control invasive weeds, propagating and planting native plants, installing and operating irrigation systems. On-the-job training will be provided to the Restoration Intern for all technical habitat restoration activities. Applicant must be able to work as a team member and also independently at project sites. Projects include grassland, riparian and wetland habitat restoration, hedgerows and vegetated canals, and farm and ranch ponds. Desired qualifications: SRCD is looking for college undergraduate or graduate students who have taken classes in environmental science, ecology, botany or biology, and who are interested in the field of restoration ecology. The Restoration Intern should have experience working with native plants and wildland weeds. Previous experience operating ATVs, weed-wackers and backpack sprayers is desired, but not required. To apply: Please email resume, coverletter and contact information for three professional references to Katherine.Holmes@SolanoRCD.org.
Seasonal Restoration Technician - Solano County, California. Solano Resource Conservation District. Application Filing Deadline: 11/22/17. The Seasonal Restoration Technician position is seasonal, with a start date in early January 2018 and an end date in mid June 2018. This position consists of four 8-10 hour work days each week (32-40 hours/week). Under the direction of a Restoration Project Manager the Seasonal Restoration Technician will participate in the implementation and maintenance of various habitat restoration projects in Solano County. This includes: mowing, weed-wacking and applying herbicides to control invasive weeds, propagating and planting native plants, installing and operating irrigation systems. On-the-job training will be provided to the Seasonal Restoration Technician for all technical habitat restoration activities. Applicant must be able to work as a team member and also independently at project sites. Projects include grassland, riparian and wetland habitat restoration, hedgerows and vegetated canals, and farm and ranch ponds. Desired qualifications: SRCD is looking for college graduates with majors in environmental science, ecology, botany or biology, who are interested in careers in the field of restoration ecology. The Seasonal Restoration Technician should have experience working with native plants and wildland weeds. Previous experience operating ATVs, weed-wackers and backpack sprayers is desired, but not required. To apply, please email resume, coverletter and contact information for three professional references to Katherine.Holmes@SolanoRCD.org.
Native Plant Internship - Sunol, California. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Application Filing Deadline: 12/15/17. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is responsible for the management of 63,000 acres of watershed lands and 210-miles of rights-of-way. Located in three counties, these lands contain the water supply storage, transmission, and treatment systems which serve 2.4 million people. The Natural Resources and Lands Management Division provides direction for watershed protection, planning, research, operations, and training. The Ecology Group within the SFPUC Natural Resources Division is currently seeking an intern to participate in a wide variety of plant propagation tasks related to the Sunol Long Term Improvements Project in Sunol, CA. The Sunol Long Term Improvements Project includes upgrading the Sunol Yard operations and maintenance facilities and the construction of the Alameda Creek Watershed Center, an interpretive facility showcasing the natural cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of the Alameda Creek watershed. The Center will include an interpretive exhibit hall as well as a watershed discovery garden and trail that demonstrates the plant communities of the surrounding watershed, and the landscaping in the yard includes bioswales for storm water filtration and drought-tolerant, regionally appropriate California native plants. Examples of important and essential duties include: 1. Determines the species and quantities of plants to be propagated and cultivated. 2. Supervises volunteers and participates in the performance of a variety of nursery activities; makes and sets cuttings; sows seed; transplants seedlings or rooted cuttings to pots or flats; gathers seed; pots and repots plants. 3. Sterilizes and mixes soils to be used in plant propagation activities; applies fertilizers to crops when needed; prunes and stakes nursery stock. 4. Makes necessary adjustments regarding ventilation, temperature, humidity and other environmental factors affecting plant materials. 5. Takes inventory of stock, maintains accurate and detailed records of plant propagation activities. 6. Inspects nurseries and greenhouses for proper repair, makes repairs of greenhouse, shade structures and irrigation systems as needed. The selected candidate will work with SFPUC biologists to propagate and maintain California native plants intended for planting in SFPUC landscaping and habitat restoration projects using the best management practices for producing clean nursery stock, and should have working knowledge of the techniques, materials and equipment used in propagation, cultivation, and installation of California native plants. More information: • Link to answers to frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) webpage: http://www.sfstudentintern.org/announcements/intern_faq.aspx • Starting Pay: $20.39 • Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least two years of college from an accredited college or university. You are only eligible to apply to this program if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. • Schedule: This position will being on March 19th, 2018, will be part time (20 hours/week), and will require some weekend work. To apply, visit: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=9922&R3=067050&Viewer=Admin&Test=Y. You will be asked to create a log-in and fill out an application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (can be unofficial transcripts) on the tab where you can upload documents. Please notify Mia Ingolia at email@example.com after you apply.
Central Valley Restoration Ecologist - Turlock, California. River Partners. Application Filing Deadline: 12/15/17. The Restoration Ecologist works directly with biology, field implementation, and development staff to design and implement riparian restoration projects and monitoring programs to further the science of restoration ecology. This position requires effective collaboration with local, regional and international conservation organizations, landowners and resource agency personnel. The successful candidate also manages personnel; writes and manages the production of plans, reports and articles; manages complex large-scale restoration projects; meets multiple deadlines and provides outstanding customer service; manages multi-million dollar budgets; actively communicates with team members; manages and builds relationships with external partners; clearly communicates with the public; represents the organization to stakeholders; works on a diverse and highly motivated team; works independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; secures environmental permits for complex projects; designs and manages scientific experiments; and assists in the development of new restoration projects. Desired qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, ecology, environmental science, agriculture science or related science, and at least five years of appropriate work experience is required. Work experience in California’s Central Valley is preferred. Other requirements include: • Experience in riparian habitat restoration • Experience in environmental permitting • Experience in budget and project management • Experience and background in plant physiology • Effective oral and written communication skills • A valid driver’s license with no restrictions The successful candidate will demonstrate skilled use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and geo-spatial software. Additionally, the successful candidate must enjoy working with a diverse group of people and be a self-starting and effective worker, managing multiple projects and timelines with minimal direct supervision. To apply, email: (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in River Partners, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) for 3 references to Mona Dagy at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Central Valley Restoration Ecologist-Your Name” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks. Yhe position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Please submit questions via email (no phone calls) to email@example.com. River Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Executive Director - Ukiah, California. Mendocino County Resource Conservation District. Application Filing Deadline: 12/15/17. The Executive Director leads and manages the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD or District) team in the delivery of services as outlined by the Board of Directors and the District's Strategic Plan. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate MCRCD's goals, activities, roles, and responsibilities to other agencies, organizations, individuals and local government. The Executive Director (ED) serves as the face of the District with agricultural, regulatory and environmental communities, as well as with the public at large. The ED reports to MCRCD's Board of Directors and oversees District staff. The ED collaborates on many aspects of project planning and implementation, including seeking appropriate funding sources, and is required to work collaboratively and to serve as a positive role model for other employees by supporting the mission, vision, and values of the MCRCD. This position requires strong natural resource knowledge, fund development skills, self-direction, strategic thinking, collaborative leadership and problem-solving skills in order to succeed. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in public or business administration, or natural resource management, or the equivalent (5 years minimum) in demonstrated experience. • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in organizational management including staff, program, and financial supervision. Special district, small business, or non-profit organization preferred. • Knowledge of budgeting and general accounting principles, and financial reporting requirements. • Experience in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives.• Experience with administrative, fiscal, human resources, and risk management principles and practices. • Knowledge of functions, authorities, and responsibilities of Resource Conservation Districts and non-profits, including applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. • Proficiency with current computer technologies, including Microsoft Office Suite, Dropbox, Google Docs, and social media platforms.• Highly developed people skills and demonstrated experience in conflict resolution, working with stakeholders having diverse values, interests and backgrounds.• Demonstrated ability to work with minimal direction and ability to prioritize and coordinate workload. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ecological Restoration Intern - San Francisco, California. Presidio Trust. Application Filing Deadline: 12/15/17. Over the course of this internship with the Presidio Trust, you will work closely with and be mentored by a Biological Science Technician. You will be introduced to many aspects of habitat restoration, including managing invasive plants, planting native plants, and monitoring rare and endangered species in a unique urban national park. You will also gain valuable experience in developing and running volunteer programs for youth, adults, school groups, corporate groups, and community organizations. Interns also have the opportunity to build a strong professional network, as well as benefit from considerable formal and on the job training. • Length of Position: 10-12 months • Schedule: 40 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday or a Sunday-Thursday schedule with flexibility including occasional holidays and evenings. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: • Acquire knowledge of local plants, animals and restoration practices through active participation in trainings over the course of the internship; • Participate in and lead often repetitive field restoration activities such as: o Removing invasive plants, o Planting native plants, o Monitoring restoration progress; • Maintain and enter records of work performed into database; • Help with all aspects of managing a volunteer program, including: o Planning and leading projects for volunteer workdays, o Preparing, setting-up, and cleaning up snacks and refreshments, o Assisting in educating volunteers and visitors about local ecology and park issues, o Maintaining the volunteer database and reporting on volunteer participation , o Maintaining program tools, facilities, and equipment. BENEFITS: • Stipend: $300 every two weeks; • Transportation Benefit: $50 monthly parking permits for car owners or $50/month for non-car owners; • Housing: Interns are provided a single occupancy (one person) room in dormitory-style housing in the Presidio with basic accommodations including a furnished private room, shared kitchen and common areas. Interns must sign a housing contract, abide by the residential rules and contribute to the maintenance of the household. Interns must reside in the housing provided to be eligible for the internship. We cannot accept non-residential interns. Desired qualifications: • Love of the outdoors and curiosity about ecological restoration; • Ability to work well within a team, as well as independently, with minimal supervision; Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years old; must possess a valid State driver’s license. To apply, please email your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and contact information (including full name, title, phone number and email address) for at least two references by email to email@example.com. PDF format is preferred but Microsoft Word versions are acceptable.
Habitat Restoration Laborer - Sacramento. Triangle Properties. Application Filing Deadline: 12/31/17. Provide labor support to Triangle Properties in the implementation of land and habitat restoration projects in mine reclamation and open space lands. Work is based in Sacramento, CA with projects throughout northern and central California (e.g., Yuba City, Stockton). Project types include restoration of grassland, woodland, wetland, and riparian habitats, reclamation of mine sites, and native California landscaping. Job duties include: vegetation removal and weed management (hand-pulling, herbicide application, string-trimming, mowing, chainsaw,,tree removal, brush clearing), irrigation system installation and maintenance, planting trees/shrubs, seeding grasses, operate small equipment (tractor, ATV, backhoe), use and maintain small hand and power tools. Desired qualifications: Must be able to work in variable and remote outdoor environments. Job site conditions include uneven ground, steep slopes, exposure to extreme temperatures and/or humidity, stinging or biting insects, thistles and thorns, and wildlife. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Must be able to 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. Experience conducting habitat restoration projects, including implementation and maintenance activities preferred. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with 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 preferred. How to apply: Please email a resume detailing experience in restoration, landscaping, agriculture, or other field labor settings to JJohnston@teichert.com.
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Senior 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 an experienced project management-level plant ecologist/plant biologist. The duties expected of this position include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA assessments, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations and habitat mapping projects, Clean Water Act Section 404/401 and similar resource agency permitting projects, and resource management plans; managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts; business development; marketing; proposal preparation; staff training and supervision; and recruiting. Desired qualifications: A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in biological/ecological consulting; strong project management skills, including an ease with clients and exceptional organizational abilities for tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and subcontractors; academic background in plant biology, plant ecology, plant sciences, or biological sciences with emphasis in botany and ecology, solid field and/or research experience, and broad ecological knowledge/experience in most or all of the following areas: California flora and habitats, plant identification, quantitative field surveys, plant community/association mapping, wetland delineation, environmental impact analysis, regulatory permit preparation for both California and federal resource agencies, Trimble GeoXT/XH, and general GIS/Arc View; solid technical writing ability; strong communication and collaboration skills; willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references via https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=17393&lang=en_US&source=CC2 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).
Senior Biologist - San Luis Obispo, California. LSA Associates, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. LSA is seeking a senior level biologist for its San Luis Obispo office. Specific areas of expertise should include surveying and impact assessment of proposed projects on local wildlife species and plant communities, sensitive/listed species and their habitats (e.g., California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, San Joaquin kit fox, Morro shoulder-band snail, fairy shrimp, and steelhead), and familiarity with all applicable State and federal regulations pertaining to biological resources (e.g., Section 404, 401, and 1602). Possession of permits for handling and capturing listed species is also desirable. This is a project manager level position. The candidate should have experience managing projects, including conducting meetings with clients and regulatory agencies, coordinating reviews with technical staff, scoping projects for the appropriate level of services needed, budget control, maintaining schedules, managing subconsultants, and conducting quality control. The appropriate candidate will be expected to develop new work as well as oversee existing work and biological staff. Desired qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher in natural or physical sciences is required. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience, with a strong and proven foundation in Central Coast region biological resources and impact assessments. The candidate must have expertise in conducting wetlands delineations, resource agency permitting, mitigation plan development, preparation of biological reports, and preparation of biological sections for CEQA and NEPA documents. Strong emphasis is 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 commensurate with experience. Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/.
Regional Biologist | Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist - Vallejo, California. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Western Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for an experienced Regional Biologist - Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Western Region Environmental Compliance Specialist and will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and other professionals responsible for conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats primarily in California, and may also include Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. The preferred position workstation is at Ducks Unlimited’s Bay Area Field Station in Vallejo, CA, but may also be negotiated to be in the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, California. The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include identifying environmental compliance and permitting needs for habitat restoration and enhancement projects; preparing and/or overseeing preparation of supporting studies (e.g., wetland delineations, biological assessments, cultural resource assessments); preparing and/or overseeing preparation of appropriate state and federal environmental review documents (e.g., CEQA Categorical Exemption, Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report, and/or NEPA Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, or Environmental Impact Statement); and securing the required permits for project implementation (e.g., Water Quality Certification, Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 Permit). When necessary, the position will be responsible for managing consultants that are preparing supporting studies, environmental compliance documents and/or assisting with the permit process in support of DU projects. This position will coordinate compliance and permitting work closely with DU's biologists and engineers, project partners and the appropriate regulatory agency personnel to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. The position may also manage projects that have a significant environmental compliance component; assist with identifying potential sources of funds for project work; and write and submit proposals to secure project funds. Other duties include negotiating project agreements, tracking budgets, writing reports, coordinating with project partners and stakeholders, and entering project tracking data in DU's business information system. Duties may require extensive overnight travel. Duties may require field work in adverse weather conditions. Desired qualifications: Candidates must have, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree preferably in an environmental planning or natural resources related field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have demonstrated competency in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Sections 401, 402, and 404 of the Clean Water Act; Sections 10 and 408 of the Rivers and Harbors Act; the National Historic Preservation Act; the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts; the Coastal Zone Management Act, California Coastal Act, and McAteer-Petris Act; and California Fish and Game Code 1600. Experience with wetland mitigation banking considered a plus. TO APPLY: Please fill out the application materials, at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=173612&lang=en_US&source=CC3, attach cover letter, resume and references, and submit. For additional information or to request application materials, contact: Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Western Regional Office, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewardship Director - Ojai, California. Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Stewardship Director is a permanent full-time, exempt, position supervised by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s (OVLC) Executive Director, and based at the OVLC’s Ojai, CA office. The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Stewardship Director is responsible for the management of OVLC-owned properties and facilities, and assists in monitoring conservation easements. Duties include overseeing infrastructure maintenance, planning and coordinating trail building and maintenance, developing work plans and budgets, and representing the OVLC with preserve neighbors, visitors, and public service agencies. The Stewardship Director recruits and supervises contractors, volunteers, interns, and OVLC field staff, and works closely with other OVLC staff. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources or related field preferred, or at least 4 years of land management experience, experience with active land management and trail planning, construction, and maintenance. • Strong supervision and personnel management skills. • Outgoing and confident personality. • Superior verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, board members, volunteers, and members of the public. • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills. • Knowledge of local flora and fauna. • Experience with power tools such as chainsaws and weed-whips, as well as common hand tools. • Proficiency with computers and common software programs, including familiarity with common social media outlets. • Resourcefulness, self-initiative, drive, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. • Patience and sense of humor. To apply, send cover letter and resume to OVLC Executive Director, Brian Stark at email@example.com.
Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator - San Francisco, California. Shelterbelt Builders Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Project Coordinator works on small and large capital installation and maintenance projects out of the San Francisco office. This position reports to the San Francisco Office Project Managers. Work tasks are generally self-driven and determined by project schedules and crew needs. Responsibilities: - 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. Desired qualifications: Minimum Qualifications - Organizational and communication superpowers. Demonstrated strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Acrobat/BlueBeam. Comfort with being outside in places far away from other people and services ( this is an administrative/office position, however, you will need to travel to job sites occasionally). CA driver license, clean driving record and a car. 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. How to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biologist/Project Manager - Walnut Creek, California. WRECO. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening for a Associate Biologist with at least seven years of professional experience in project management, preparing regulatory agency permit applications, wildlife/conservation biology, and natural resource planning or restoration ecology to join our thriving offices. What You’ll Do: • Perform project management and provide technical review of documents. • Develop regulatory permit applications for regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. • Prepare Wetlands and Waters of the U.S. Jurisdictional Delineation Reports. • Write Mitigation and Monitoring Plans. • Perform biological resources assessments and prepare Biological Resource Studies. • Perform field surveys. • Perform surveys for sensitive plant and animal species and document the listed and special-status plant species survey results. • Incorporate wildlife surveys and habitat assessments into reports. • Perform effects analysis on natural resources. • Initiate Section 7 Consultation under the Federal Endangered Species Act. What You Need to Have: Project management experience; Proficient technical writing skills and document preparation experience; Experience with regulatory permit applications for agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Ability to read construction plans; Experience with FWS/NMFS approval for handling listed species; Experience delineating wetlands; GIS experience; Prior experience working with local agencies and Caltrans a plus; Bachelor’s degree or greater; You have 7+ years of experience in wildlife/conservation biology, natural resource planning, and/or restoration ecology. To apply, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Experienced Biologist, Ecologist, or Wetland Scientist - Oakland or Sacramento, California. Horizon Water and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Horizon Water and Environment (Horizon) is seeking to hire a Biologist, or Ecologist, or Wetland Scientist, or some combination of these qualifications for our Oakland, California office. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years consulting experience in environmental compliance (CWA, ESA/CESA, CEQA) and northern California flora/fauna surveys. Responsibilities may include site assessments, leading environmental compliance and permitting efforts, biological monitoring for construction, and writing a variety of reports and planning documents.General requirements for this position include a strong educational background in a relevant environmental or biological science; an advanced degree is preferable. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to write complex technical documents and communicate well with clients and project stakeholders. Candidates should be comfortable with quantitative analysis and familiar with analyzing and working with different types of environmental data. Our primary objective at Horizon Water and Environment is to assist our clients by providing sound advice and creative, sustainable, and efficient solutions. We take great pride in the quality of our environmental documents and are seeking staff who share this passion to do outstanding work. Desirable skills include: Wetland delineation training and experience Plant taxonomy/Botany Construction monitoring experience including avian surveys ESA section 10 (a)(1)(A) recovery permits General understanding of hydrology and geomorphology as they apply to natural resource management and restoration GIS/graphic design skills Experience in developing successful work proposals, scopes-of-work, and project budgets. Interested candidates can submit their qualifications with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewardship Director - Watsonville, California. Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Elkhorn Slough Foundation is seeking a Stewardship Director to lead the management and restoration of the Foundation’s land conservation portfolio in the Elkhorn watershed. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Stewardship Director serves on the Management Team and is responsible for the overall care and management of ESF lands and conservation easements. Successful applicants will have a strong background in natural resource management, strong administrative and organizational skills, on the ground practical experience in all facets of natural resource and property management. The Stewardship Director plays a key role within the land trust developing and implementing all restoration and maintenance projects such as, monitoring, erosion control, habitat improvements, rental property management, road maintenance, building improvements, water resource management, fire management and safety. Please visit our website for a full job description ESF Stewardship Director. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Development/Grants Coordinator - Monterey, California. Big Sur Land Trust. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This position is responsible for identifying and researching foundations, public agencies and corporations for potential funding opportunities; developing, writing, submitting and tracking compelling grant proposals; building and maintaining strong positive relationships with current and prospective donors; achieving and/or exceeding annual giving goals; and overseeing an accurate donor database with associated reports. • Identify and research private foundations and corporations for potential funding opportunities. • Create and maintain a fundraising pipeline that classifies all Foundation/Public Agency/Corporate donors and prospects by program interest and type of support; and outlines a medium-term grants work plan. • Investigate program guidelines and previous giving history for all prospects; prepare Grant Opportunity Analyses to support decision-making regarding priorities and strategies. • Expand list of prospects and qualify them according to opportunities, needs and existing or potential relationships. • Identify and assure implementation of appropriate recognition for corporate and business sponsors. • Coordinate overall foundation, public agency and corporate funding strategy in partnership with conservation, stewardship and community engagement staff. • Assist staff in creating and/or implementing program evaluation frameworks that leverage and demonstrate program effectiveness and help sustain grant support. • Develop, write, submit and track effective/compelling grant proposals, and work with finance and program staff to assure effective grants administration. • Coordinate with program staff to monitor grant commitments to ensure timely completion of deliverables and submission of grant reports. • Develop, draft, and produce progress reports for funders, elevating key achievements relative to funder priorities for relevant BSLT program activities. • Maintain BSLT’s grant/contract reporting calendar, send notices of upcoming reports and prepare and/or support staff in preparing grant and contract reports. • Oversee and execute the sponsorship/business partnership sales effort. • Manage existing sponsorship relationships to result in renewals. • Conduct cold calls & arrange sales presentations. • Interact with donors on telephone, in-person visits, or in other general public interface opportunities. Desired qualifications: Prior Experience: • Excellent written and verbal skills. • Demonstrable results in project management. • Able to perform multiple tasks at high level and track a variety of programs. • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills that foster internal and external consensus and cooperation. • Must be able to perform in a team environment. • Must be public-spirited and committed to BSLT mission and strategic plan. • Organized, highly creative and analytical, strategic planner (visionary), independent and self- motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, detail oriented and driven by excellence. Education or Training: • Bachelors’ degree, and 2-3 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Knowledge of and experience in Development and Development techniques highly desirable. • Grant writing experience and skills preferred. • Proficient computer and database skills (Microsoft Office, Bloomerang). Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Permitting and Regulatory Manager (Biology) - San Diego, Irvine, and/or Los Angeles, California. Environmental Science Associates (ESA). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The ESA Southern California Region is seeking a Senior Permitting and Regulatory Manager to work in our Irvine, San Diego, and/or Los Angeles office(s). This position requires a bachelors' degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 10 years working in biological resources, wetlands, and the regulatory permitting arena with experience in environmental consulting. The preferred candidate will have a strong background and experience in state and federal wetlands permitting and endangered species documentation. Prior experience developing mitigation strategies and leading negotiations with permitting agencies is a requirement. Candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in leading complex regulatory strategies as well as leading teams preparing applications and documents for permits and approvals for US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Section 10 permits, US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Section 7 Biological Assessments and Biological Opinions, California Department of Fish and Game Section 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreements and Section 2081 Incidental Take Permits, Regional Water Quality Control Board Section 401 Water Quality Certifications. Experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is also required. The successful candidate will work on exciting and challenging projects including water and wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, land management planning, monitoring, and restoration. Desired qualifications: An ideal candidate must possess effective leadership, problem-solving ability, and exceptional writing and editing capabilities. Experience effectively managing regulatory permitting schedules and tasks as well as project contracts and budgets is required. Strong knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance is also required. This role requires the initiative, confidence and tenacity to uphold ESA’s strong work-ethic and to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team environment. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA or BS in a related discipline and a minimum of 15 years of experience or a Masters degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience. For more information on this position, contact email@example.com. How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow this link: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=9250615BE2243ED172DBAD79719761B4?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=302.
Postdoctoral Scholar in aquatic plant weed control and restoration - Davis, California. University of California, Davis. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Gornish lab at the University of Arizona and the Grosholz lab at the University of California, Davis, seek a postdoctoral scholar to manage a weed control and restoration research project fully funded by the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and the California Department of Water Resources, entitled ‘Investigations of restoration techniques that limit invasion of tidal wetlands.’ The project goal is to investigate revegetation techniques using native plants that deter colonization of invasive species in tidal wetland restoration sites to create a baseline of empirical knowledge of these techniques that can be employed in restoration project plans within the Bay Delta, CA. The postdoc will be responsible for: securing, deploying and maintaining experimental treatments, collecting and analyzing data from the study, taking the lead on manuscript preparation, and presenting results at relevant local and regional meetings. The postdoc will be situated in an office on the UC Davis campus. Preference will be given to candidates who can start on or close to August 1, 2017. The position is available for up to three years, with an initial appointment for one year and subsequent years based on satisfactory progress and mutual consent. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Desired qualifications: Lead on manuscript preparation, and presenting results at relevant local and regional meetings. We seek an individual with a PhD in ecology, invasion biology, aquatic management, restoration ecology, or related field. We expect candidates to have experience managing projects in aquatic systems, collecting plant data, and analyzing data. Women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to Elise Gornish at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application reviews will start June 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
Grants Administrator - Carpinteria, California. South Coast Habitat Restoration/Earth Island Institute. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Grants Administrator is a critical role in a habitat restoration project of Earth Island Institute. Under the supervision of South Coast Habitat Restoration (SCHR), a fiscally-sponsored project of Earth Island, and the Earth Island Institute’s (EII) Project Services team, the Grants Administrator has three major responsibilities: * Oversees the financial and record-keeping side of grants made to SCHR. * Works closely with program staff to ensure accurate financial reporting and procedural compliance on all grants, including governmental grants. * Provides interface between the Project Manager at SCHR and the Accounting/Finance/Project Support team at EII. The Grants Administrator works closely with the Project Director to manage $1-3M in grants received annually, ensure organizational effectiveness and assist in grant compliance. The Grants Administrator helps set-up and manage relevant systems and provides technical assistance as required. S/he is a vital connector for the finance and program staff. Desired qualifications: BA/BS degree 5+ years of experience with grants administration and/or compliance (government grant experience required; federal grant experience desired) Knowledge of grant processes including accounting and financial reporting. Proficient in the use of financial management software to include spreadsheets and databases, required. Ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of staff, both orally and in writing required. Ability to think and problem-solve creatively. Strong project management and time management skills; highly organized and detail-oriented. Ability to set and revise policies and procedures while brokering buy-in from all stakeholders. Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to provide guidance to people with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, training and experience. Enjoy working independently and as part of a team. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). Nonprofit or philanthropic experience. Contract for services preparation and management. Can regularly work out of the Carpinteria office. To apply, submit resume along with cover letter including salary requirements to email@example.com with Grants Administrator in the subject line.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.