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Youth Programs Intern - San Francisco, California. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: 07/28/17. Are you passionate about working with youth, building community, and restoring open space? We are looking for an individual who is excited about engaging local youth in service, learning, experiential education and leadership experiences in the Golden Gate National Parks. The Park Stewardship Program actively engages Bay Area youth with service learning opportunities in the Golden Gate National Parks. We are looking for a Youth Stewardship Program Intern who is excited to work with a broad range of young people in the Golden Gate National Parks through a variety of service and learning opportunities. Description of Duties: Working directly under the Youth Programs Manager, the Youth Programs Intern will: 1) Plan, organize, and lead 2-3 weekly service-learning programs for K-12 youth in Marin City, CA; Pacifica, CA; and San Francisco, CA during the school year: • Collaborate with Park ecologists to organize service projects for youth volunteer; • Organize and lead outdoor trips and service projects for youth; • Perform outreach and build partnerships with local schools and youth organizations; • Learn to develop and deliver culturally relevant outdoor programs. 2) Lead the LINC (Linking Individuals to their Natural Community) program during the summer: • Recruit local high school students, especially those from underserved communities; • Lead youth in cultural and natural resource conservation projects; • Work with youth to enhance their leadership, teamwork, and professional skills. 3) Assist with all aspects of managing an outdoor youth program: • Build partnerships with and perform outreach to Bay Area communities; • Maintain detailed data collection and track key program statistics; • Capture, edit, and share digital media to promote the program. 4) Support other stewardship efforts by leading habitat restoration volunteer events, removing invasive plants, planting native plants, working in native plant nurseries, and maintaining trails. Compensation and benefits: Compensation includes a taxable stipend of $275/week OR a taxable stipend of $150/week with dorm housing. Applicant must be at least 21 years old to live in dorms. Dorm amenities include: • Private single room, • In-unit washer/dryer; • Free Wi-Fi and utilities; • Daily commute shuttle; • Communal kitchen and living space; • Easy access to the nation’s premier urban National Park; • Receive training in AED/CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Commercial Class B Drivers License; • Special access to Park Academy classes. Terms: • Desired Start Date: early October 2017; • Length of Position: 12 month commitment; • Schedule: 40 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday with regular early, late, or overnight days; • Youth Programs Intern reports directly to Youth Programs Manager. Desired qualifications:  • Interested in habitat restoration, ecology, and natural resource management • Attracted to outdoor and experiential education • Passionate about youth development and social justice • Experience with youth of diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds • Loves nature, working outdoors, and getting your hands dirty • Confident speaking in front of groups • Flexible and adaptable to change • Values teamwork and leadership development; can give and receive constructive feedback • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Google products (docs and sheets) • Valid driver’s license with a clean record   Physical Requirements and Work Conditions • Work is performed in an office setting 1-2 days per week and outdoors 3-4 days per week • Intern will drive a 12-15 passenger van on windy roads for up to 4 hours at a time • Intern will work outdoors up to 6 hours per day in inclement weather, on steep slopes, and in areas with poison oak and ticks • Intern will lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds and hike up to 10 miles over uneven terrain. To Apply • Please email a resume and cover letter to Elsa Calvillo at with the position title in the subject line • We are accepting applications through July 28, 2017 or until the position is filled • No phone calls please.

Restoration and Education Intern Volunteer, 2017-18 - Petaluma, California. Point Blue Conservation Science. Application Filing Deadline: 08/07/17. Point Blue is seeking four reliable, respectful, and enthusiastic Intern Volunteers who have a strong interest in both restoration and education. Intern Volunteers will work as a team to assist with student-implemented restoration workdays, educate students in and outside of the classroom, and accompany maintenance and monitoring of restoration sites. Restoration work typically includes native plant installation, invasive species removal and/or biotechnical erosion work from October- May. Site maintenance work is integral to the overall program success and includes watering, weeding and other plant establishment activities from May-September. We are based in Petaluma, CA; visit us online at  Desired qualifications: • Relevant education or field work experience. • Enthusiasm and experience for ecological restoration work. • Enthusiasm and experience for teaching K-12 students and other public audiences. • Openness to learn and share knowledge and skills. • A strong sense of self awareness and the willingness to engage in reflective practice. • Strengths in troubleshooting field-based challenges. • Ability to work respectfully on private and public property. • Ability to thrive in both a team setting and individually/live in shared housing cooperatively. • Field leadership skills. • Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and complete strenuous physical tasks. • Have a valid driver’s license and appropriate driving experience. • Ability and willingness to drive work trucks, tow trailers, and drive off-road/4WD, and obtain a valid California driver’s license. • Other helpful skills include Spanish language proficiency, California native plant knowledge, and the ability to drive and haul trailers. For more information, visit To apply, please submit an online application including your resume here: If you have difficulties with this form or would like a printed copy of this application, contact Lara White ( or (707) 781-2555 ext. 378.

Field Ecologist - Redlands, California. Inland Empire Resource Conservation District. Application Filing Deadline: 5PM 08/11/17. The Field Ecologist reports to and serves under the direct supervision of the District Manager and is responsible for assisting with habitat restoration tasks including maintenance and monitoring of IERCD mitigation and conservation easement sites. Habitat restoration tasks include invasive plant removal, herbicide application, native plant re-vegetation and vegetation monitoring. The Field Ecologist needs to have experience maintaining and managing restoration sites and overseeing restoration activities carried out by a qualified field crew. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology or a related field. At least 1 year of related job experience and field experience combined with data analysis is preferred. To apply: Send a letter of interest and a resume to Inland Empire Conservation District C/O Jennifer Castillo, Administrative Assistant 25864-K Business Center Drive, Redlands, CA 92374 or email to


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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

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

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

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 How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the ESA Careers page at or follow this link:;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 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 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 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

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 For more information on this position email

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: