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Engineer Water Resources - Fresno, California. California Department of Water Resources. Application Filing Deadline: 12/10/18. Under the direction of the River Restoration Section Chief, the Engineer will perform various river restoration activities for the Delta Fish Agreement program and other programs on the San Joaquin River system. Please see the duty statement in the web link for more details. Desired qualifications: Please refer to the job posting at this web link for qualifications: https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=134278. Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed on the website link.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management - Camarillo, CA. California State University Channel Islands. Application Filing Deadline: 12/14/18 (application review begins, but open until filled). CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management. CSUCI seeks an energetic, innovative colleague interested in deepening our commitment to data artistry, big data analytics and visualization, and in making substantial contributions to our growing campus. The successful candidate should have a strong record of teaching, research, and service (or be able to provide strong evidence of their promise in each of those areas) and demonstrated proficiency with turning large or complex data sets into engaging, usable information via a variety of digital tools. We are particularly interested in candidates with two or more of the following disciplinary interests: coastal zone management, ecological restoration, climate science, big data, visual rhetoric, atmospheric science, water resource management, ecotoxicology, environmental justice, sustainability science, or conservation technologies. Candidates should have strong digital/methodological skills spanning both proprietary (ArcGIS, Tableau, etc.) and open source (R, GitHub, MySQL, etc.) platforms, as well as experience or substantial interest in interpreting California’s coastal zone. CSUCI is the newest campus in the California State University system, with our main campus located in coastal Ventura County at the interface of protected areas, agricultural zones, and urban cores. Many responses to our local environmental and social challenges have become templates outside our region, e.g., recovery of endangered species, sea level rise adaptation, and farmworker protections. All of these efforts have benefited from strong, data-based argumentation. The successful candidate will help us continue this tradition by augmenting our existing research efforts with new external funding and community collaborations. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution dedicated to serving our diverse student body and surrounding community while promoting interdisciplinary inquiry, strong community engagement, and an international focus; candidates are expected to share those commitments. Desired qualifications: A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Geosciences, Hydrology, Anthropology, Applied Statistics, Digital Design, Data Journalism, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will join us for our Fall 2019 semester. How to apply: CV, Cover Letter with links to a data Visualization you authored, and application form submitted to CSUCI Jobs (https://www.csucifacultyjobs.com/) Please see http://esrm.zone/joinesrm/ for more information about this position.
Southwestern Riparian Partner Biologist - Bakersfield, California. American Bird Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: 12/15/18. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is the Western Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist — the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We are currently looking for a motivated, self-starting, and detail-oriented individual with southwestern riparian habitats and their bird conservation needs to reach out to private landowners to promote voluntary conservation actions that benefit riparian birds in southern California. This individual will reach out effectively to private landowners, and work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other local partners in southern California to implement voluntary conservation and management practices on private lands to benefit Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (SWFL), Yellow-billed Cuckoo (YBCU), Least Bells’ Vireo (LBVI) and other wildlife associated with riparian habitat through the NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) program and the Declining Species Habitat Initiative. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor's degree or higher in ornithology, wildlife management or environmental sciences, with an emphasis on riparian habitat management and restoration is required. A deep understanding of riparian habitat improvement and management, wildlife management, and bird conservation desired. • Professional knowledge and skills to assess, devise, and apply strategies for riparian habitat management to meet desired wildlife habitat objectives. Experience developing and implementing site-specific riparian restoration and management plans/practices, and the ability to utilize riparian bird inventory tools/inventory protocols needed. • Willing and able to travel across southern California. Applicant should be prepared to spend as much as 20% of their time away from home. ABC covers travel expenses. • Experience working with private landowners as well as public agencies (NRCS, DNR, USFWS, etc.) and knowledge of landowner incentive programs desired. • Knowledge of NRCS landowner cost-share programs (such as WLFW, EQIP) is preferred. • A general knowledge of environment laws, regulations and policies to ensure legal standards are met in formulation of habitat development and restoration activities. • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results and meet deadlines. • Proven ability to be self-motivated, responsible and solve problems. Applicant must be able to develop and manage their daily work schedule to achieve results. • Ability to use ArcGIS, Google Maps and Microsoft Excel and Database to manage information. • The position requires excellent networking and communication skills (presentation, inter-personal, reading, and writing); project management experience, and organizing and leadership skills. Applicant should be a team player and work well independently. • Willing and able to work in physically challenging environment under adverse conditions. • Partner Biologist may be required to participate in specific NRCS training programs in order to use partner facilities and equipment. • Applicant must have a valid driver's license. Apply via: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=37 — if you have trouble, please send your cover letter and resume as one document to HR@abcbirds.org.
Restoration Field Technician with current QAC or QAL - San Clemente Island / based out of San Diego. Channel Islands Restoration. Application Filing Deadline: 12/31/18. TERM: This job is an on-call position and work will be provided on as-needed basis. We expect that the person who is hired will work during eight trips to the island. Each trip will be five days in length, approximately 40 hours per week. There will probably be one week of no work in between each trip, and the period of no work might be more than one week. The period of employment would be approximately from December 20, 2018 to May 30, 2020. It is possible (though not guaranteed) that other work on the island or in the San Diego area will become available during or after this time. SUMMARY: The Field Technician weeds out non-native invasive species by carefully applying herbicides to selected non-native plants. Other weeding will be done by hand and with small hand tools. The job might also involve planting native plants, installing irrigation systems and other physical tasks as needed. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Conduct eradication and control of invasive plants at restoration sites. Utilize hand weeding, hand tools, power tools, herbicide application equipment such as spray bottles and backpacks. 2. Plant native plants. 3. Data collection and reporting using Global Positioning Systems (GPS units). 4. Perform other duties as directed by superiors. 5. Work collaboratively as a member of a cohesive team. TRANSPORTATION, HOTEL AND FOOD: Free transportation will be provided to the island. Hotel accommodations and a daily food stipend will be provided while working on the island. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Legal • Must be a United States Citizen. • Must possess a current Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. • Must pass a background check by the Navy. Experience • Experience in the safe and effective application of herbicides required. • Experience identifying invasive and native plants strongly preferred. Other Requirements • Must be willing to work with herbicides. • Must be willing and able to commute to San Clemente Island and stay on the island four consecutive nights. • Must be careful, conscientious and pay attention to detail, have a great work ethic, work efficiently, be enthusiastic, and above all be a positive functioning member of a diverse team. • Must be able to work independently. Physical demands • Ability to work and hike outdoors in all weather conditions • Ability to work long hours outdoors • Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. • Manual labor, hiking over steep, rugged terrain with frequently unstable rocky substrate while carrying hand tools and heavy backpack sprayers. • Must be willing to wear appropriate safety gear such as coveralls, hiking boots, gloves, and goggles. Work environment Field conditions may be windy, hot, dusty, cold, muddy, and/or wet. Channel Islands Restoration is a non-profit organization that restores habitat in unique natural areas on the Channel Islands and adjacent mainland. Learn more at www.cirweb.org. To apply, submit cover letter and a resumé to email@example.com.
Assistant Native Plant Nursery Supervisor - San Francisco, California. Literacy for Environmental Justice. Application Filing Deadline: 01/07/19. Join our vibrant and dynamic team! LEJ is looking for a talented plant propagator and crew supervisor to work with our Urban Greening Team to grow up to 70,000 native plants for habitat restoration in public parks in San Francisco. Pursuing environmental justice here in Southeast San Francisco that has historically seen the highest rates of pollution with the least amount green open space, we both restore habitat for wildlife and people to enjoy, while lifting up our local youth. Our Assistant Nursery Supervisor will mentor and supervise our Young Adult EcoApprentices, teaching them valuable, transferable jobs skills in the growing habitat restoration and horticulture industries, offering pathways that might otherwise be closed to youth in our community. See links attached to this listing for more details on duties, compensation, desired skills, and other particulars. Desired qualifications: Please see the more complete job description at https://www.lejyouth.org/lej-is-hiring-a-nursery-assistant-supervisor/. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Ildiko Polony, Nursery Manager, Literacy for Environmental Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trails and Restoration Crew Member - Central California. AmeriCorps service with American Conservation Experience (ACE) Pacific-West. Application Filing Deadline: 01/10/19. ACE is currently seeking corps members for an AmeriCorps 450 HOUR term in 2019, in our Central Regional Headquarters of the ACE Pacific West branch… Start Date: January 14th, 2019 End Date: April 26th, 2019. AmeriCorps Members in the ACE Conservation Corps program will spend several months learning techniques of conservation and land management while training on complex trail construction, forestry, and environmental restoration projects under the guidance of ACE’s most highly skilled staff members. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of public land management agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques such as trail construction, wildfire mitigation and prevention, invasive species removal, ecological restoration, and dry stone masonry. AmeriCorps Members will also gain leadership skills while implementing field safety principles in a team environment, interacting with various other Corps members currently serving or who join later in the season. Leadership, responsibility, and professionalism are encouraged and expected on off-days and at ACE housing. Each member is required to participate in one environmental volunteer event in addition to their minimum 450 service hour goal. Your Volunteer Service Project (VSP) includes completing an additional 3 total hours within the community nearest ones’ service. The goal is to represent AmeriCorps, inspire service, and complete environmental volunteer service alongside local residents for the common good. All ACE field work is physically demanding, most often requiring front-country camping or potentially stints in the backcountry and/or extended stays in the field. This position requires hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at both front-country and wilderness spike camps. Please see full position description here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/282325.html. Desired qualifications: • Program is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only. • Members must have personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE. DIRECT LINK TO APPLY ONLINE: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/282325.html To Apply: Fill in your basic information and click "APPLY FOR THIS POSITION" located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing above or find on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/ Upload all requested documents including your motivation statement, resume, and 3 professional references. Rather than a traditional cover letter, please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why you are a great fit for our program, in your own words.To request more information about this position, please contact email@example.com.
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Restoration Ecologist - San Rafael, California. WRA, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 11/29/18). We are looking for an energetic, career-minded, experienced Restoration Ecologist to join us on a full-time basis. Primary responsibilities for the position will include project management of habitat restoration planning, implementation and monitoring for mitigation projects as well as project entitlement (CEQA, resource agency permitting). We are particularly looking for someone who has completed Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plans for mitigation projects that target various wetland, riparian, woodland, grassland and special status species habitats. Experience preferred in developing and monitoring performance criteria, developing planting plans and soil treatments, conducting wetland delineation, functional analysis and mitigation calculations in a consulting setting. Regulatory permitting experience is preferred. Required Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree or higher in natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field; - Five years project management experience; - Sound technical knowledge; - Ability to work both independently and with a small team; - Demonstrable technical writing ability; - Excellent communication skills; - Education and experience in California plant and/or wetland identification; - Field experience including habitat evaluation; - Detail-oriented and resourceful. Desired Qualifications: - Previous consulting experience; - Sound ecological knowledge of seasonal wetland and vernal pool, riparian and oak woodland, tidal and freshwater marsh habitat types; - Experience overseeing regulatory compliance. Compensation: We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, vision, dental, life insurance, wellness, commuter program, and 401K with generous match. About WRA: WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, San Diego and Denver, Colorado. For more than 35 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA, mitigation banking, and landscape architecture. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com and information about this position at https://wra-ca.com/about/careers-at-wra/. To Apply: Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Restoration Ecologist.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no calls.
Applied Ecologist - Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 11/29/18). The Applied Ecologist is responsible for designing, conducting, and communicating fire and restoration ecology research and implementation at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The holder of this position will be responsible in 2019 and 2020 for coordinating and implementing a Prop 1 grant-funded project to assess (with other members of the SBBG Conservation Team) habitat recovery and restoration needs throughout the Thomas and Whittier fires. This project allows time to pursue other projects and assist other members of the Conservation Team in a variety of applied conservation projects. Fundraising, education, and outreach activities are required to support the continuation of this position. This non-exempt position is flexible (20-40 hours per week) and will be tailored for the right candidate. The Applied Ecologist reports to the Director of Conservation and Research. Desired qualifications: Academic background and applied experience in ecology, the biological sciences, or closely related area (minimum of Master’s degree); Experience with fire and restoration ecology preferred; Demonstrated proficiency in statistical analyses; Experience with GIS and GPS preferred; Experience and comfort giving public presentations and performing other outreach to promote projects and engage the public. How to apply: Resumes or CVs must be accompanied by the Garden’s employment application and may be submitted via email to email@example.com. To request more information about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoration Technician / Specialist - Sonoma California. Sonoma Ecology Center. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 11/26/18). We are seeking a Restoration Technician/Specialist to support our Restoration Program. The program is dedicated to the stewardship and enhancement of over 4,000 acres of public and private land including Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, the Montini Preserve & Sonoma Overlook Trail, Nathanson & Fryer Creek, and the Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve. The position will primarily be in the field carrying out; native plant propagation & out-planting, invasive species mapping & control, trail construction & maintenance, litter & debris abatement, and post-fire land stabilization & sediment reduction. Technicians report to the Restoration Project and Program Managers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to): • Various aspects of fieldwork including vegetation management, habitat restoration, native plant installation, irrigation design & installation; and project site maintenance; • Mapping invasive species population distribution and conducting control efforts; • Assist with the propagation, inventory, and maintenance of our native plant nursery; • Co-coordinate and lead volunteers in specific restoration projects; • Help supervise college or high school interns; • Conduct outreach to property owners; • Detailed time tracking in QuickBooks ; • Attend program and staff meetings, and periodic check-ins with Program Manager; • Occasional weekend work is required. ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES • Experience in native plant restoration and invasive plant management • Familiarity with San Francisco Bay Area flora and fauna • Specifically, a comprehensive knowledge of common native and non-native plants in the Sonoma Valley Watershed • Responds positively and quickly to training and feedback • Must be punctual and work must meet high expectations • Works well with project team, volunteers, youth, and members of the public • Works well independently and as part of a team • Ability to work on multiple assignments and meet multiple deadlines • Represents organization in a professional manner at all times • Shows initiative, produces quality work, and is efficient • Excellent written and communication skills ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES • Experience using and maintaining mechanical equipment, i.e. chainsaws, brush cutters, and auger drills a plus • Experience using and maintaining hand tools, i.e. Pulaski, McLeod, hand pick, pick mattock, and other necessary equipment a plus • Practiced in Microsoft Suite and ability to learn new software a plus • GPS/GIS mapping skills a plus • QuickBooks a plus • Committed to safety practices & policies and adheres to direction from supervisor • Valid Driver’s license maintains at least the minimum of personal auto insurance and can pass a DMV background check EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Education or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher in related field • 0-3 years of experience in related field • Spanish speaking a plus • Chainsaw safety certificate or willing to obtain one after 90 days PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is performed mostly in the field with limited time in the office. Fieldwork includes bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, climbing, crawling, wading or standing in water, and standing for long periods of time. The candidate must be able to safely lift and carry up to 60 lbs. One will be exposed to inclement weather including heat, exposure to the sun, high winds, rain, and cold. Office work includes the use of a computer, phone, copier, and may sit for long periods of time. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety precautions are mandatory. Sonoma Ecology Center is a drug-free workplace and an EEOC employer. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to: Celina Briggs, Human Resource Specialist at email@example.com. For more information about this position, please visit www.sonomaecologycenter.org.
Mid-level to Senior Botanist - Martinez, California. Nomad Ecology LLC. Application Filing Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018, and interviews will begin in mid to late-December (posted 11/21/18). Position is open until filled. Nomad Ecology is seeking a mid-level to senior Botanist to assist with the firm's projects and studies relating to floristic inventories, rare plant surveys, vegetation mapping, post-fire sampling, statistical analysis of field data, and other botany related work. As a member of Nomad Ecology, the person filling this position must be dedicated to having an understanding and appreciation of the flora of California and promoting the use of sound science and current technologies available to restoration science and floristic professionals. The work will be both office-based and in the field throughout various locations in California. This individual would primarily be working with Nomad senior botanist Heath Bartosh. It requires an individual who is organized, collaborative, accustomed to physical field work, and enthusiastic about the conservation of California's biological resources. The successful candidate will work with dedicated staff, principals, sub-consultants, and clients to scope projects; write grant applications and proposals; conduct botanical related field work; research current rare plant, floristic, and fire ecology information and practices; build and maintain databases; conduct statistical analysis of botanical related data; GIS mapping and cartography; remote sensing; prepare reports; direct staff; and assist with other tasks typical of a small "all hands on deck" environmental consulting firm. Although candidates lacking this experience will be considered, the candidate must have strong willingness to learn these aspects of botanical resource work. This opportunity is primarily geared toward work in the park district, Habitat Conservation Plan, land trust, and public utilities sectors. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on projects for non-profit organizations. Nomad prides itself on being a "development neutral" firm focused on public utilities and public works sectors as well as natural resource management arenas. Nomad does not pursue large-scale development projects (e.g. housing or commercial development). REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and Manage Projects (Senior-Level Candidates only) • Assist in project scoping and budgeting for new projects, grant proposals, and Requests for Proposals. • In coordination with Nomad principals, develop schedules and timelines for new and current projects. • Work with Nomad principals and staff to plan seasonal fieldwork, schedule staffing, and otherwise coordinate field work. • Coordinate with Nomad’s clients, principals and staff to ensure tasks are completed and contractual obligations are met. | Botany and Floristics • Apply laws and regulations relevant to rare plants and sensitive natural communities. • Efficiently but comprehensively conduct and compile baseline inventories of botanical resources. • Conduct reconnaissance-level surveys in support of biological resources documents/products. • Evaluate the results of the reconnaissance-level surveys, in conjunction with scientific literature, to make scientifically sound recommendations for protocol-level surveys. • Understand and execute current rare plant survey protocols. • Conduct habitat assessments, surveys, and other fieldwork pertaining to a wide variety of sensitive botanical resources. • Conduct rare plant habitat modeling utilizing GIS. • Conduct impact assessments and develop mitigation measures for sensitive botanical resources in a CEQA and NEPA context. • Develop and implement rare plant sampling and monitoring protocols. • Execute vegetation mapping and classification using the CNPS method. • Identify sensitive natural communities. | Post-Fire Studies • Keep up to date on current scientific research related to post-fire ecology in chaparral ecosystems of California. • Design, implement, and execute sampling protocols for post-fire studies. • Establish plots and collect data in harsh post-fire environments. • Understand database structure and development to input, and update if necessary, Nomad’s post-fire database. • Conduct statistical analysis of post-fire sampling data from multiple sites, over several years, using R or similar data analysis packages. • Interact with agency personnel related to post-fire study arenas. • Prepare reports and journal articles detailing the results and analysis of sampling data consistent with, and expanding upon, Nomad previous post-fire work. | GIS Mapping and Remote Sensing • Use GIS software, primarily ArcMap. • Create and manage feature-based GIS datasets / databases for various types of botanical related projects. • Use segmentation software such as eCognition or Spatial Analyst tools in ArcMap. • Create attractive maps for reports and presentations. | Other Responsibilities • Assist writing biological resource documents for baseline resource inventories and management plans, CEQA and NEPA related biological resources documents, land-use planning documents, and constraints analyses. • Assist in the development of GIS spatial databases and map production in support of other types of natural resource documents. • Occasionally prepare daily or weekly monitoring reports for construction and restoration monitoring projects. • Prepare rigorous and scientifically defensible comments in response to CEQA or NEPA documents. • Develop scientifically sound and innovative goals and objectives during the development of natural resources management plans. REPRESENTATIVE QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Environmental Studies or related field with at least 3-10 years of experience as a professional biologist; or • Master's degree in Botany, Restoration, Environmental Studies or related field with at least 2-5 years of experience as a professional biologist. • Broad knowledge of the flora and vegetation communities of California, especially the San Francisco Bay area, with strong competency in field identification. • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. • Strong computer literacy and data entry/analysis proficiency (i.e., Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Google Earth, GIS (preferred), and statistical programs, among others). • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail. • Ability to independently and efficiently plan and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. • Ability to work independently and as part of the Nomad team; demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and exercise mature judgment; while at the same time understanding the Nomad brand and expectations of Nomad's principals. • Knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, ESA and other environmental laws and regulations. • Ability to work as part of a team in a small office. ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS/INTERESTS • When necessary attend interviews during the competitive bid process. • The ability to help market Nomad's services by demonstrating and communicating your expertise and experience. • Experience coordinating field staff and sub-contractors. • Strong project management experience. • Experience performing public presentations. • An interest in volunteering with environmental organizations. • Knowledge and appreciation of local and statewide environmental issues. • Outgoing personality and sense of humor. ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS • Work may require travel throughout California (travel expenses are reimbursed). • Some evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines or adhere to agency endorsed survey protocols but this would be highly unusual. • Possess valid California driver’s license. • Access to a motor vehicle for work related travel. • Ability to hike, occasionally on rugged terrain. • Ability to work outdoors and in inclement weather. • Ability to lift, carry/move small boxes, field equipment, and supplies up to 50 lbs. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email should read "Botany Application."
Watershed Outreach Coordinator (Bilingual) - Sonoma, California. Sonoma Ecology Center. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 11/20/18). We are seeking bilingual candidates who are committed to inspiring a diverse community to appreciate and improve their local environment. This position is a key component of the SEC’s Community Engagement Team, which is supervised by the Director of Development. The Bilingual Coordinator will be primarily responsible for managing, planning, and leading community-based projects including workshops and public events; preparing and distributing outreach materials; and serving as a liaison between SEC and the community at large, including the underserved population. The Watershed Outreach Coordinator will also collaborate with project managers to satisfy the deliverables of specific grants and initiatives. One must be passionate and highly motivated, have strong attention to detail, and can execute defined projects efficiently and promptly. Integrated Regional Water Management Plan – Disadvantaged Community (IRWMP DAC) Program Coordination (40%) • Coordinate with partner organizations to develop joint marketing materials, plan events, gather data and submit reports; • Create surveys written in English and Spanish; • Conduct community needs assessments through well-organized listening sessions, meetings, public forums, and through surveys; • Create a means to track attendance; • Collate and assess identified issues that are important to the community; • Obtain landowner permission when required; • Lead bilingual site visits; • Orchestrate presentations, using maps, data, and other outreach materials to communicate with diverse audiences, including Spanish materials; • Reconvene partner organizations to discuss identified issues; • Provide actionable input on possible solutions; • Report on needs assessment results and next steps; • Work with GIS Manager to integrate maps and data results into reports and presentations; • Collect mandatory waiver and release forms. Other Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordination (40%) • In conjunction with our Restoration and Research project managers, plan and execute community volunteer events. Such as, watershed cleanups, tree planting days, water quality testing, and vegetation management; • Train volunteers, provide tools, and safety equipment when needed; • Reach out to local businesses to procure donated refreshments; • Set up and break down refreshment table; • Ensure all volunteers sign a waiver and release before performing any work; • Collect, track, and manage volunteer event data, so that we can affirm the positive effects of our community engagement; • Conversely, evaluate events that do not live up to expectations and identify areas for improvement; • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to pursue businesses with community service initiatives; • May directly supervise up to 15 volunteers. Larger groups will have additional SEC staff; • Always represent SEC in a professional and positive manner. Administration and Other Responsibilities (20%) • Track budgets, write reports and satisfy grant/contract requirements; • Identify funding opportunities and work with Grants and Planning Manager to generate proposals; • Submit volunteer data to Volunteer Coordinator; • Summarize and report outcomes to program and project managers; • Accurate time management and time tracking. Work will be performed both in the field and in the office. In the office, one will use a computer, phone, copier, and may sit for long periods of time. Fieldwork will include bending, stooping, kneeling, wading, and standing for long periods of time. One may be exposed to the inclement weather during workdays. Educational and outreach work will be performed in classrooms, community centers, offices, etc. require lifting folding tables (40 lbs.), and boxes containing outreach materials (10 lbs.), and setting up pop-up tents. Evening and weekend work is required for public meetings, volunteer days, and other community outreach efforts. All qualified applicants will be given equal consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding, veteran, military status, genetic information, and marital status or familial status. Qualifications and Abilities: • Bilingual, culturally aware, and keenly sensitive to the needs of diverse communities • College degree, preferably in communications or environmental science or 2 years of relevant work experience • Experienced public speaker, undaunted by diverse and passionate audiences • Grant management experience, including writing proposals and budgeting, is a plus • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, primarily PowerPoint, Word, and Excel • Experience as a Community Organizer or Community Group Spokesperson is a plus • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Sonoma Valley Watershed • Maintain positive relationships with numerous stakeholders, including governmental agencies, other nonprofits, community groups, educators, landowners, and volunteers • Ability to collaborate with SEC staff to successfully carry out cross-programmatic outreach and events • Willing to ask for help • Ability to remain calm under challenging circumstances • Communicative, collaborative, collegial, polite, and outgoing • Must be able to pass DOJ/FBI background check as well as a DMV check • Valid driver’s license and must maintain at least the minimum of personal auto insurance and has a reliable vehicle. For more information, visit www.sonomaecologycenter.org. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to: Celina Briggs, Human Resource Specialist, email@example.com.
Invasive Plant Conservation Manager - Avalon, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 11/08/18). REPORTS TO: Director of Conservation. STATUS: Full time, Exempt. UPDATED: April 2018. DEPT: Conservation. A PLANT CONSERVATION MANAGER plans, prioritizes, and implements management activities to eradicate and/or control targeted invasive plant populations, and conducts small- and large-scale restoration projects, vegetation monitoring, and/or other habitat restoration projects related broadly to the natural vegetation of Santa Catalina Island, other Channel Islands and Southern California. The position will oversee the work of field crew members, contract labor and/or volunteers. 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. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A Plant Conservation Manager will perform any combination of the duties listed below as needed or assigned: • Develop and/or implement an invasive plant management program with a focus on ecological processes, invasive plant management and/or restoration techniques that facilitate the maintenance and recovery of plant communities, especially chaparral, coastal sage scrub, grassland, endemic oak and Catalina ironwood communities, on Santa Catalina Island. • Formulates annual goals for invasive species control to assure implementation and achievement of the Catalina Island Conservancy’s Invasive Plant Management Plan. Provides goals, direction and delegates responsibility to team members for supervision and quality control of day-to-day activities and project completion. • Recommend appropriate resource management practices to improve the ability of the Conservancy to accomplish its mission. Effectively communicate progress and results through professional organizations and publications, staff training, presentations to general public, internal/external media. • Identifies and pursues funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies to finance monitoring and restoration projects. • Coordinates with government agencies, NGOs, universities, and colleges in the conservation of natural areas and open space in the Channel Islands and Southern California. • Obtains and maintains permissions and agreements with landowners to allow access and management of invasive plant target species on private lands. • Performs essential administrative functions including, but not limited to, the following: develop and manage operating and capital budgets; purchase services and materials; maintain and care for equipment and tools; maintain payroll and human resource records; conduct performance evaluations for assigned employees; implement safety policy and procedures for assigned areas. • Manages Conservation Department staff, interns and volunteers involved with plant conservation program activities and conducts programmatic outreach with island stakeholders. • Provides manages and oversight to facilities including but not limited to: Catalina Island Conservancy Herbarium, and the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. • Performs duties in a safe and efficient manner to maintain a safe work environment. Responds to hazardous situations/potentially unsafe conditions by taking corrective action and notifies supervisor. • Updates and enhances knowledge by continuing education for professional growth, i.e., attends relevant conferences, seminars and certification programs. • Submits an annual work plan and performs other duties as needed or assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: • Knowledge of Southern California native plant communities and natural history, and island invasion biology strongly desired. • Experience in implementing restoration projects and managing work crews, including planning, scheduling, contracting, hiring, supervision and evaluation. • Ability to design and implement applied habitat restoration projects. • Ability to manage and/or analyze of invasive plant or plant community monitoring data. • Ability to schedule, coordinate, organize and manage diverse activities in a dependable manner. Meet deadlines. • Experience with and the ability to supervise safe use of a variety of field tools and equipment used in implementing habitat restoration projects, including chain saws, mowers, weed eaters, and herbicide application equipment (including backpack sprayers and power sprayers). Implement protocols to prevent seed dispersal, follow decontamination protocols, and conduct all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols. • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Trimble/Garmin Global Position Systems (GPS) and ArcView Global Information System (GIS), ARC/INFO software. • Demonstrated skills in budget management and proposal/grant/report writing. • Strong applied plant ecology and botanical skills. Ability to become quickly proficient in the flora, ecology and natural history of Santa Catalina Island. COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING: • Able to think critically and creatively to develop solutions to complex conservation, facility operations and land use problems. • Ability to adapt and respond to unexpected or unplanned ecological (e.g. fire, drought, new invasions) or programmatic (e.g. changes in organizational priorities or funding) circumstances while still progressing towards core program objectives. • Ability to work effectively on an interdisciplinary team balancing conservation, recreation and education organizational goals. COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS: • Strong management experience in supervising full-time staff, contractors, and volunteers required. • Strong organizational, coordination, and project management skills. • Ability to function and thrive within a complex, multi-goal (conservation, education, recreation) organization with diverse professional staff (scientists, operations professionals, guest experience managers, marketing and public relations) is crucial. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team is essential; strong team building and relationship building skills critical. Positive attitude, sense of humor, energetic, creative and transparent, focused on strategic goals of the Conservancy. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: • Master’s Degree preferred, but not required; Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Botany, Biology, Environmental Studies or related field. • Knowledge of threats from non-native species invasions in California or elsewhere. • Experience preparing funding proposals and knowledge of funding sources in California and nationally. • Five (5) or more years of supervisory and applied conservation management experience. • Experience working with manual and chemical control of invasive species in California or elsewhere. • Experience with financial and legal administration. • Demonstrated experience with various regional, state and federal agencies (e.g. CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Park Service) with regards to plant, animal and environmental concerns, protocols and procedures. A familiarity with CEQA, NEPA and CA Coastal Commission and SEA programs preferred. • Possession of, or be able to obtain, a State of California qualified applicator license or certificate. • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle. DEMANDS: • Employee must desire to live and work on Catalina Island and be comfortable with the major aspects of island life including schools, medical care, housing, shopping, and transportation. • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The office environment has moderate noise levels and is a non-smoking environment. Field conditions are strongly weather-dependent and may be hot, dusty, cold, muddy, and/or wet depending on season and degree of exposure. Smoking is allowed only at limited designated locations on the island. Work may be conducted independently or with groups of staff and volunteers. Hiking conditions include steep, rugged terrain with unstable rocky substrate, dense stands of poison oak and/or cactus. Wild animals, including bison and rattlesnakes, may also be encountered in the field and pose some threat. • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Position involves functioning in both field and office environments. The office environment has moderate noise levels and is non smoking. Field work involves manual labor, hiking long distances over rugged terrain and through dense scrub, and routine handling of plants. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. • Conduct all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols, and acts to avoid potential safety incidents and assures that field crews follow all applicable protocols and standards. Desired qualifications: Knowledge of Southern California native plant communities and natural history, and island invasion biology strongly desired. Experience in implementing restoration projects and managing work crews, including planning, scheduling, contracting, hiring, supervision and evaluation. How to apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Reserve Management and Monitoring, RC - Riverside, California. County of Riverside. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 10/26/18). The Director of Reserve Management and Monitoring is responsible for directing, creating, planning, organizing and implementing the Reserve Management and Monitoring Programs for the RCA in accordance with the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP). The incumbent will train, direct, assign, and evaluate the work of RCA and contract staff. Additional duties include the preparation and oversight of budgets, inventories, and contract management, including identifying contract needs, preparing requests for proposals (RFPs), writing scopes of work, and negotiating contracts, memoranda of understanding, and agreements. The incumbent will be required to develop strategies and write policies and procedures relating to the implementation and administration of the MSHCP in keeping with federal, state and local laws and regulations. Additionally, the incumbent will create training materials and presentations for member agencies and the RCA Board of Directors, and will work closely with the wildlife agencies, the governing Board, permittees and the public in plan implementation. Desired qualifications: Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in environmental studies, biological sciences, business or public administration, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Substantial qualifying experience may be substituted for the required college education.) Experience: Substantial experience in: 1) gathering and compiling facts and statistics in order to evaluate program effectiveness and forecasting; 2) preparing and reviewing contractual and regulatory documents; 3) composing and maintaining complex program records and systems applications; 4) coordinating and conducting program activities, including personal negotiation with real property owners and developers regarding acquisition and rights-of-way/easements; 5) effective and efficient land acquisition and utilization in Riverside County. To apply, please visit http://rc-hr.com/jobs. Applicants seeking to be considered in the preliminary candidate review must apply by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on November 14, 2018. To request additional information about this position, please contact email@example.com.
Restoration Ecologist - Nevada City, California. Sierra Streams Institute. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 10/17/18). The Restoration Ecologist at Sierra Streams Institute is involved with several aspects of the organization. Creating, planning and implementing watershed restoration projects and coordinating volunteer efforts for these projects is the main function of the position. Ecological restoration projects may include invasive species removal, shoreline stabilization, revegetating abandoned mine lands, improving forest health, creating forest fire reduction strategies, and planting native vegetation. Additional projects include development of revegetation plant palettes, collaboration with the local indigenous tribe to select culturally significant plants for restoration, implementation of ecological monitoring programs at restoration sites, recruitment and organization of volunteer restoration workdays, developing management/restoration plans, analysis of data to inform restoration, development of parts of grant proposals and teaching community members about restoration projects and watershed health. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree required in biology, botany, environmental science or related field. Advanced Degree a plus. • 2-5 years of experience working as a restoration ecologist or botanist preferred. • Conscientious, positive, self-motivated, team player and excellent organizational skills. • Able to complete projects on time and a drive to do what it takes to get the job done well. • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, volunteers and partners. • Computer skills required, including proficiency with Word, Excel and basic graphic design programs (e.g. Publisher, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.). • Data analysis skills including use of statistical programs and GIS. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Able to do occasional evening and weekend work. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume electronically to Joanne Hild, Executive Director. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Resources Manager - Felton, California. Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 10/17/18). The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County has a great new job. We are recruiting experienced professionals for the position of Natural Resource Manager. Core responsibilities include the coordination, execution and administration of land management on 15 properties covering 3000 acres. The work also includes conservation science and planning, and supporting other land trust programs. Landscapes we manage include sandhills, grasslands, wetlands, streams, woodlands and forests. These support an array of conservation values, including biodiversity and wildlife habitat, water resources, working lands with timber harvest, intensive agriculture and grazing, as well as trails for hiking, mountain biking, dog walking and horseback riding. Competitive candidates will show strong organizational and management abilities, skill in balancing competing goals, and the ability to prioritize and execute efficiently. We look forward to hearing from you. For desired qualifications and information on how to apply, please visit https://www.landtrustsantacruz.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/LTSCC_Job_Natural-Resource-Manager_10-3-18.pdf.
Southern California Restoration Ecologist - San Diego, California. River Partners. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 10/17/18). Job description: • Recruiting and training entry-level biologists and interns collecting monitoring and experimental data, entering data into computer databases, completing analyses of information and reporting. • Supervising and organizing schedules of biologists to meet contractual obligations and deadlines for restoration, mitigation and consulting projects. • Managing budgets for restoration, mitigation and consulting projects. • Work in concert with staff for the recruitment and hiring of River Partners professional level personnel. • Provide budget projections as requested by the accounting department and/or the executive staff. • Developing data collection and monitoring protocols, experimental protocols and supervise / manage these activities on an ongoing basis. • Collaborating with the field implementation department and assisting in the translation of the site specific design across the project area. • Work with public and private sector biology, ecology, engineering and other professional staff to efficiently manage project implementation . • Develop and deliver presentations to the scientific community, government agencies and the public. • Securing permits from local, state and federal agencies. • Completing site specific restoration plans, and project progress reports. • Assisting in translating the site specific design across the project area for implementation. • Develop forecasts of annual plant material needs throughout the region. • Plan and manage collection and maintain the inventory of native plant material. • Developing data collection and monitoring protocols, experimental protocols and supervise / manage these activities on an ongoing basis. • Collaborating with the field implementation department and assisting in the translation of the site specific design across the project area. • Working on educational activities for the public, as well as attending public events to promote the organization and its mission. • Developing and delivering presentations to the scientific community and the public. • Developing and maintaining good relations with agency personnel, contractors, and neighbors. • Working long hours and/or weekends in a variety of field conditions. • Traveling to multiple restoration projects for planning and monitoring, which may include, which may include River Partners’ other branches. • Other duties as required. Desired qualifications: • M.S. or PhD. in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science. • Three years of appropriate work experience. • Creatively solve problems and learn new skills. • Demonstrate good organizational skills and ability to work under multiple deadlines. • Driver’s license with no restrictions. • Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required). • Proficiency with Microsoft Office. • Ability to work effectively in a team environment. How to apply: Email (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in River Partners, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information for three references to Mona Dagy at email@example.com with “Southern California Restoration Ecologist” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks. The position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Please submit questions via email (no phone calls) to firstname.lastname@example.org. River Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Senior Restoration Ecologist - Southern California. ECORP Consulting, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 10/01/18). ECORP Consulting is seeking a senior-level restoration ecologist/botanist to support our southern California service area. Base office would be in either Santa Ana, Redlands, or San Diego. This position involves managing and oversight of habitat restoration and botanical projects that range from small sites to large, complex sites throughout southern California. Duties will include coordinating project tasks on long-term projects to meet cost and schedule objectives; supervising and participating in field and laboratory work; designing and managing wetland, riparian, and upland habitat restoration/creation projects; authoring habitat restoration plans, habitat mitigation and monitoring plans, conceptual restoration plans, and habitat enhancement and management plans; reviewing and editing of botanical sections of biological resources technical reports; supervising the implementation and maintenance of restoration projects; conducting data analysis; conducting statistical analysis; participating in client meetings; and presenting projects with Microsoft PowerPoint. Strong technical writing skills, and familiarity with the most recent plant identification manuals, survey guidelines, and vegetation mapping classification systems are required. Proven experience with writing annual reports and agency coordination in support of mitigation sign-off is preferred. Local or specific experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree; however, a graduate degree in botany, restoration ecology, biology, or related field is preferred. A minimum of 12 years in professional environmental consulting experience and an in-depth knowledge of Southern California flora are required. Other job requirements include developing new business from referrals from new and/or existing clients and assisting with marketing efforts; preparing biological resources proposals and assisting with the preparation of multidisciplinary proposals; assisting the Department Director with supervision and review of department staff members; advising clients and agencies on compliance matters; and training staff in biological resource project/task completion and reviewing work of other team members. ECORP offers excellent benefits, medical, dental, vision, FSAs, 401(k) with employer discretionary match, life insurance, long term disability and other benefits in addition to a competitive salary and a team-oriented atmosphere. Qualified applicants are encouraged to send resume to email@example.com. ECORP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Director of Conservation - Avalon, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 09/17/18). The Director of Conservation will report to the President & CEO. In turn, the Director will manage a Conservation Department, which will consist of approximately eight (8) staff members including a Conservation Operations Coordinator, Plant Conservation Manager, two Lead Plant Technicians, a Plant Program Technician, a GIS/IT Manager and two Wildlife Biologists. Several of these positions manage a team of seasonal, part time, or full time employees, or volunteers. The organizational structure of the Conservation Department, as well as individual positions within it, may change, over time, to respond to the biodiversity and ecological needs of the land, and as a result of securing funding to strengthen programs and meet changing department and organizational goals. The Conservation Director will be responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the conservation management program, including but not limited to wildlife management, biological and cultural programs. The role requires an entrepreneurial spirit eager to create funding opportunities, and a business/programs model ideally suited for our Catalina field station. The Director will work closely with the President & CEO, and with the senior management team to achieve the mission and strategic goals of the Conservancy. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing innovative conservation management programs. To apply, email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoration Intern - Angeles National Forest, Texas Canyon Fire Station, Saugus California. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. In collaboration with the Angeles National Forest and National Forest Foundation, assists the Restoration Project Manager with restoration projects on the Angeles National Forest. Duties include care, maintenance, and out-planting of containerized plants at restoration site, watering, weeding, and general maintenance at the restoration site. 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. Please note that the job reports to Saugus, CA. Responsibilities: • Under cooperative agreements between RSABG and partner agencies, assists in the execution of restoration projects. • Become familiar with restoration practices. • Plant container plants at restoration sites. • Drive and navigate to field sites. • Collect seeds for restoration sites. • Plant container plants at restoration sites. • Water, weed, and conduct maintenance at restoration sites. • Supervise and assist volunteers. Desired qualifications: • A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and California flora desired. • The physical ability to perform labor such as transporting water, planting container plants, bending and standing for long periods of time. • Ability to use heavy equipment such as a soil auger. • Knowledge of basic horticulture practices and/or willingness to learn required. • Willingness to work with or be around pesticides or herbicides with appropriate training and supervision. • Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a large box truck or other large vehicle. Please note that the job does not report to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California; the reporting location is in Saugus, California. How to apply: Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Attention: Billy Sale, 1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 email email@example.com. To request more information about this position: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Biologist - San Diego, California. WRA, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in San Diego, Petaluma, Emeryville, Fort Bragg, and Denver. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture. We are looking for a mid-level, energetic, career-minded plant ecologist, wetland ecologist, or related biologist to join us on a full-time basis in our San Diego office. We currently have one opening in San Diego and are looking for someone with experience in staff and project management, regulatory permitting, and in California plant, vegetation, and wetland identification. The work that this position entails is varied and may include environmental compliance (CEQA [mitigation and impact analyses], wetland delineation and permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, rare plant surveys, and restoration planning. Experience in one or more of these areas is required. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology and may require some travel to other areas of the state. Desired qualifications include: education and experience in California plant taxonomy and surveys, habitat/association mapping, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, wetland delineation, and mitigation analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. Previous experience in biological consulting is preferred. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, vision, and 401K with generous match. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter and resume to email@example.com and reference “Senior Biologist.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls or recruiters, please.
Biologist I - San Diego, California. WRA, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in San Diego, Emeryville, Petaluma, Fort Bragg, and Denver. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture. We are looking for an energetic, career-minded ecologist to join us on a full-time basis. We currently have one opening in our San Diego Office. The work that this position entails is varied and may include environmental compliance (CEQA, wetland delineation and permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, biological surveys, and restoration planning. Possession of USFWS recovery permits and experience in these areas is preferred, but not required. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology and may require some travel to other areas of the state sometimes for extended periods of time. Desired qualifications include: Experience and CDFW or AZDFW authorization to conduct monitoring for flat-tailed horned lizard. Additional education and experience in southern California natural resources, familiarity with California vegetation communities and habitats, California plant taxonomy, GIS field mapping, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, and mitigation analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. Previous experience is preferred. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and 401K with generous match. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Biologist.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls or recruiters, please.
Garden Assistant - Moorpark, California. Apricot Lane Farms. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Apricot Lane Farms is looking for an experienced, highly efficient person to work in our garden. Principal Accountabilities: - Assist with greenhouse management, weed management, soil preparation, pest management & disease monitoring, compost tea application and irrigation. - Assist with all aspects of garden planting and harvesting. - Assist with preparation for sales of produce. - Assists with detailed record-keeping of garden processes. - Record keeping will include, but not be limited to, fertilizer application, crop rotation, seed purchases and more. - Assist with establishing a yearly rotation schedule. Requirements: - At least 2 years garden/harvesting experience. - Have the ability to lift 50+ pounds at a time. - Is comfortable working with a team and independently. - Can follow direction. - Is detail oriented. - Is able to work efficiently/productively in all kinds of weather. How to apply: Please email email@example.com your "story" (why is this your perfect job), resume, and salary requirements. *Apricot Lane Farms offers competitive salary and benefits including 401K and paid vacation.
Plant Program Technician - Avalon, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. A Plant Program Technician will support the Conservancy’s plant conservation and ecosystem restoration program. The Plant Program Technician will assist with multiple projects related to native plant species conservation, habitat restoration and invasive plant management. Duties will include conducting plant community surveys; collecting and processing seeds; raising seedlings; planting; installing tree tubes; restoration monitoring; and invasive plant removal. Field work will involve operating 4 wheel drive vehicles in remote areas and working and hiking in steep and rocky terrain in harsh weather conditions. Others duties include working with interns and volunteers, collecting and managing survey data, managing spatial data in ArcMap, data analyses, literature reviews and report and grant preparation. Desired qualifications: • Experience with invasive and native plant management; natural plant community restoration; nursery management; and/or vegetation monitoring. How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. To request more information about this position, please contact email@example.com.
Executive Officer - Fresno, California. San Joaquin River Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (see below). The San Joaquin River Conservancy (Conservancy), an agency within the State of California Resources Agency, is seeking a dynamic leader dedicated to public service and energized by hard-work to lead this agency to develop and manage the San Joaquin River Parkway. The agency is supported by a total staff of three, plus one full time staff member at the California Wildlife Conservation Board, and an operational budget of $702,000, plus millions of dollars in bond funds available for capital projects. Qualified candidates will: bring the ability to promote and effectively represent the public interests of the Conservancy’s mission, prepare budgets and have a working knowledge of public fiscal controls and public finance; exercise a high degree of sound judgment; possess excellent research, analytical, and writing skills and experience producing complex documents; bring the knowledge and ability to administer bid processes, knowledge of contract provisions and preparation, and ability to oversee contractors, service providers and work products; and, possess a working knowledge and/or experience in conservation, environmental regulation, planning, natural resources management, and related matters. Annual salary: up to $125,000. First review of resumes: no earlier than Friday, August 31, 2018. To be considered for this excellent position, applicants must apply by submitting all required documents as directed on the CalHR job bulletin for this position at: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=121630. As described on the CalHR job posting, applicants may either apply online or submit a hard copy of the required application and documents to: Rebecca Raus, San Joaquin River Conservancy, MRebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://www.sjrc.ca.gov or send an email to MRebecca.email@example.com. The San Joaquin River Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.
Livestock & Pasture Maintenance Asst - Moorpark, California. Apricot Lane Farms. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Apricot Lane Farms is a 214-acre organic and biodynamic farm looking for a Livestock and Pasture Maintenance assistant. This program utilizes biodynamic and rotational practices. Equally as important to caring for the livestock is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised. The Livestock/Pasture Maintenance Assistant oversees all aspects of the daily care, feeding, and life support system maintenance of our diverse collection of animals and pastures. This position work will include work with volunteers from our WWOOF program on a daily basis. If interested, email your cover letter, resume, and references. Be sure to TELL US YOUR STORY!!!! No phone calls or stopping by please. Principal Accountabilities: • Responsible for any and all livestock needs at Apricot Lane Farms. • This is hourly position is structured as a six-day/week position, 6:30 AM - 4PM with a 1/2 hour lunch break. However, farming by nature, requires long hours. Therefore, this position may require early mornings and late nights, and on call duties. • Performs daily tasks including, but not limited to, tending to the water and food of all animals, sheering sheep, moving animals from one area to another, organizing supplies, building & moving fences, moving chicken coops, monitoring grass levels, closing chicken coop doors, and mucking stalls. • Assist and facilitate the vetting of animals, under the direction of the Livestock Manager and John Chester. • Perform mowing, fertilizer application, cultivating, spraying and more in the animal pastures of Apricot Lane as needed. • Assists in the birth of all animals across the property and may be on call at all hours of the day or night to do so. • On call as needed to conduct night visits to check on sick animals, nursing animals or animals that are left out in the pasture or orchard. • Responsible for training and overseeing the work of WWOOFer assistants as related to livestock/pastures. • Support the farm's needs outside of all core responsibilities, including, but not limited to, irrigation work, supporting the needs of the orchards, building structures, installing and repairing fencing, tractor operation, running errands and addressing reasonable requests by Farm Management. Requirements: • Ability to maintain clear communication with others. • Detail oriented. • ORGANIZED. • Sincere passion for livestock/animals and the land/animals/ecosystem (especially soil!). • Comfortable with MS Office - Word and Excel. • Must live within 30 minutes of the Farm (potential opportunity to live on the farm may be available with additional responsibilities). Preferred: 6 months to a year farm experience with livestock, 6 months or more farm experience, experience with tractor. Preferred by not required: Experience with Holistic Animal Husbandry, 6 months or more farm experience with Organic Animal Husbandry, Animal Welfare Certification. How to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holistic Poultry Program Assistant - Moorpark, California. Apricot Lane Farms. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Apricot Lane Farms, a 214 acre Biodynamic and Organic farm, is looking for a new Assistant for our Holistic Poultry Program. This is a long term position that will grow along with the Farm. This program utilizes biodynamic practices in combination with pasture/livestock rotational practices for over 1,000 birds in several different mobile coops varying in age throughout the year from 1 day old chicks/ducklings to 18-month old adult chickens/ducks. Equally as important to caring for the chickens is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised. Our Poultry Program consists of three components : Layer (Eggs) and Roasters (Meat) and Ducks. All are run in coordination with each other throughout the year in order to accommodate for scheduling and space requirements. Principal Accountabilities: • Assist with Mobile Coop Moves during morning animal chores including tractor work and taking down and putting up mobile fences. • General tasks such as deep clean of coop, checking on chickens'/ducks' well-being, collecting eggs, making sure poultry's basic needs are met, general coop maintenance, coop doors shut at end of day (chicken safety), etc. • Assist with general tasks (including but not limited to chicken/duck chores, egg tower cleaning, chicken processing, close ups, transfers at night, etc.). • Assist with egg production including but not limited to hand washing approx. 150-400 eggs on a daily basis (including weighing eggs, sorting eggs, preparing eggs for sale boxes, selling eggs to staff weekly, stamping boxes, logging all information on excel, etc.). • Assist with program schedule (E.T.A. of baby chicks in spring, summer and fall, Processing of adult chickens spring, summer and fall, expansion deadlines and projects, organizing/cleaning different parts of the program areas, coordinating coop moves around other departments and around seasonal situations, etc.). • Assist with Chicken Processing. Requirements: • Ability to maintain clear communication with others, Detail oriented, ORGANIZED, Sincere passion for chickens and the land/animals/ecosystem (especially soil!), Comfortable with MS Office - Word and Excel, Must live within 30 minutes of the Farm. PREFERRED: 6 months to a year farm experience with poultry, 6 months or more farm experience, experience with tractor. PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED: Experience with Holistic Animal Husbandry, 6 months or more farm experience with Organic Animal Husbandry, Animal Welfare Certification. To apply please email your resume and tell us your story! email@example.com. No phone calls or walk ins please.
Landscape Team Lead - Moorpark, California. Apricot Lane Farms. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Apricot Lane Farms, a Biodynamic/Organic farm is looking for a responsible individual to manage and execute any and all needs of the Apricot Lane Farms Landscaping needs while striving to maintain the principles of Biodynamic and Organic Farming. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: -Upkeep of any and all landscape needs as directed by management. -Collaborates with Habitat Restoration Lead in regards to overlap with Habitat and Landscape needs. -Schedule/Monitor irrigation of plant/trees to ensure sufficient watering. -Oversight and performance of daily task, including but not limited to, dead-head plants, pruning, and mulching, planting, mowing, weed whacking, blowing, trimming, trenching, digging, trash clearing and hand weeding. -Train the field crew for proper planting, pruning, irrigation installation and maintenance procedures. -Oversee and perform upkeep needs of various areas around the farm, including but not limited to, gates and call boxes at main entrances, as well in and around farm buildings. -Prepare schedule for planting, replanting, pruning, treating diseased plants and trees,, gopher trapping as needed, seeding and seed collection, transplants, etc. -Work closely with the Livestock Team to identify and make a plan regarding plants that may be poisonous to the animals. Desired qualifications: -Minimum 3 years experience with organic landscape methods such as hand weeding, etc. -Knowledge of California Native and a wide range of plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. -Be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds. -Supervisory Experience. -Be able/willing to work in a variety of extreme weather conditions. -Irrigation Experience. -Capable of working under pressure and independently as necessary as well as handling a diverse range of responsibilities. -Ability to work as a team member maintaining positive work relations of staff & volunteers. -Ability to operate all tools, vehicles, and equipment required for use by garden staff. -Ability to interact with all levels of management and staff. -For safety purposes, the ability to swim is required. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Field Biologist/Ecologist - Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gulf South Research Corporation (GSRC). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This position will be part of a dynamic, fast-growing environmental consulting organization with projects nationwide. If you have strong environmental management skills and the ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision, you may be the right candidate to join us. Field Biologist/Ecologist position is responsible for conducting vegetation and/or wildlife surveys in support of environmental planning, environmental monitoring, and resource management or assessment projects. The Field Biologist/Ecologist is responsible for knowledge of habitat assessment techniques, the use of taxonomic keys, the ability to assess functional habitat conditions, and ability to design ecological field sampling plans. The Field Biologist/Ecologist needs to be familiar with handheld GPS unit use for field data collection and wetland delineations, field data sheet preparation and use, and field note taking. Field surveys may be required throughout the nation, so a variety of ecosystems will be encountered. This position is located in Baton Rouge, LA. Desired qualifications: BS in ecology, wildlife biology, botany, forestry or related field and 1-5 years of field experience. Field identification of birds or bats (acoustic monitoring) is a plus. MS is preferred. Please submit Resume through the GSRC company website. http://www.gsrcorp.com/career-opportunities.
Archaeological Project Director - Tucson, Arizona. Gulf South Research Corporation (GSRC). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Project Director would contribute to GSRC’s growing archaeological team and assist in expanding our cultural resources management program. The Project Director would manage multi-phase archaeological field projects and write technical reports. Other duties may include, assisting background research for cultural resources projects, and assisting in developing research designs, proposals, and cost estimates. GSRC offers a competitive salary plus a generous benefits package including company paid health insurance, matching 401K, personal time off, Federal holidays, among other benefits. Desired qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in anthropology, archaeology or related field plus a minimum of two years’ experience in directing cultural resources investigations in the United States. The successful candidate must be capable of managing field crews, writing reports, be willing to travel outside of Tucson, and work on a variety of projects and tasks. Please submit Resume through the GSRC company website. http://www.gsrcorp.com/career-opportunities.
Mitigation and Restoration Manager - Rosemead, California. Southern California Edison. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. ENERGY FOR WHAT’S AHEAD. Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently. The Environmental Resources Management Division supports Southern California Edison (SCE) in achieving our goals for creating a clean energy future by providing strategic guidance and technical expertise on managing environmental resource impacts related to both new projects and ongoing operations and maintenance. Our culture promotes innovation to solve complex problems and the development of long-term partnerships to achieve successful outcomes. We are looking for an engaging leader for this exciting opportunity to manage our Mitigation and Restoration (M&R) team in their mission to provide creative solutions for restoring threatened and endangered species habitat temporarily impacted by SCE’s projects and solving the challenges of finding high-quality mitigation lands to offset permanent habitat impacts associated with the construction of new facilities. In addition, the M&R manager will be responsible for overseeing two unique, large-scale restoration projects. These include oversight of the 150-acre San Dieguito Wetland restoration project and construction of a new 200-acre artificial reef expansion related to San Onofre mitigation. SCE’s core values are Safety, Integrity, Excellence, Respect, Continuous Improvement, and Teamwork and these values are strongly supported within our team. This is a highly valued leadership position within the Environmental Resources Management Division reporting to the Principal Manager of the Environmental Resources Management Division and will oversee an energetic team consisting of a mitigation program manager, a restoration program manager, and technical specialists. Typical Responsibilities: •Partner with internal stakeholders, external environmental resource, and land management agencies to develop the habitat restoration and mitigation strategies. •Responsible for selection and oversight of restoration contractors. •Responsible for measuring restoration site progress and making adjustments needed to successfully achieve established performance criteria. •Establish and manage the group’s $10 Million annual budget. •Develop annual goals and track and report progress on those goals. •Manage staff including professional development and performance. •Contribute to the development of the department’s strategic plan and major initiatives. Desired qualifications: Bachelors Degree, Experience Reviewing or preparing CEQA/NEPA technical reports and sections, Eight years of experience in managing environmental resource issues, Five years of experience managing staff or leading programs or project teams. For more information about this position and to apply, visit http://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6_XX4G-I.K.
Entry-level Landscape Designer - 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 creative, analytical, and collaborative entry-level landscape designer. The position involves analyzing sites, creating conceptual designs, preparing construction documents, overseeing construction, and conducting long-term monitoring. Our work focuses on restoring sensitive habitats and creating urban-wildland interfaces that are both engaging and educational for users. Our landscape architecture studio is integrated with our restoration ecology division. We closely collaborate with our wildlife biologists, botanists, and peers in other design disciplines to create sound, science-based design solutions. Required qualifications: Academic degree in landscape architecture. Strong design, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Excellent written, graphic, and oral communication skills. Expertise in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, hand rendering, and site engineering (grading). Understanding of ecological processes. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and work samples to email@example.com. Please limit application material file size to 10 MB. For more information about this position, visit https://www.harveyecology.com/work-us.
Water Resources Program Coordinator - Lake County, California. Lake County Water Resources Department. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Under general direction, to coordinate and implement the Water Resources programs of the Water Resources Department, including Clear Lake water enhancement, Lake County Clean Water Program, including NPDES, watershed management, and streambed restoration; to assist with Water Resources budget development and administration; to prepare grant proposals and administer grants; to perform water resources research activities; to provide support during floods; to assist the public with questions about water resource and flood control laws, regulations, and requirements; and to do related work as required. Essential Duties: Develops, implements, and coordinates the Water Resources Department Water Resources Program, including Clear Lake water quality enhancement, Lake County Clean Water Program, including NPDES, watershed management, and streambed restoration; develops and manages aquatic vegetation control efforts; oversees and performs water quality monitoring; provides a variety of consultation to County management and elected officials related to Natural Resource policies, ordinances, and regulations; assists with the development and administration of the Water Resources budget; prepares, submits, and administers grants; seeks and develops a variety of funding sources; develops and carries out public outreach efforts; provides technical and administrative assistance to advisory and resource management committees; prepares proposal requests and participates in the selection of consultants and contractors for work on flood control, watershed management, and streambed restoration programs; performs specialized research projects and analysis, as delegated; develops and prepares comprehensive technical reports related to Water Resources Programs; may patrol flood control projects and coordinate emergency flood control activities, as necessary; investigates field problems affecting property owners and contractors; coordinates Water Resource functions with other County Departments and government agencies; responds to public questions and inquiries related to Department policies and requirements on Clear Lake water enhancement, watershed management, and streambed restoration. Desired qualifications: Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and methods of water quality enhancement, stormwater management, watershed management, and streambed restoration. Principles, methods, and practices of water quality monitoring and water pollution control. Laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations impacting water resource and flood control projects. NPDES Construction methods, materials, and equipment. Contract development and administration. Capital improvement planning. Research and statistical methods. Use of computers and computer applications related to water resource program work. Principles of grant development, administration, and reporting. Lead direction, work coordination, and training. For more information about this position, visit http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/Directory/WaterResources.htm. Apply through NEOGOV and submitting answers to supplemental questions located at http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/Human_Resources.htm.
Chief Estimator - Petaluma, California. Hanford ARC. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Responsibilities: • Handling assigned projects from initial solicitation through handoff to project team. • Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, take initiative to gather additional information and work to provide a complete cost evaluation. • Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating all scopes of work. • Ability to understand heavy equipment utilization and how to obtain detailed production rates based on anticipated crews. • Manage time appropriately to coordinate quantity take-offs and solicitations for materials, subcontractors, and professional services. • Understand public works bid packages regarding prevailing wages, minority participation, and final proposal details. • Ensure that all components of an estimate are included in the estimate and that there is an ample trail of documented cost evidence. • Ability to prepare conceptual cost estimates and studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation. • Must be able to collaborate with project team members for estimate reviews, risk analysis, staffing needs and project requirements. • Responsible for other reasonable activities not named which is required by management/leadership. Desired qualifications: Thorough understanding of standard estimating process. Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills. Excellent organization, prioritization and time management skills. To apply, send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org; this is also your contact to request more information.
Director of Education - Avalon, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Director of Education develops, implements and supervises an innovative environmental education program consisting of adult outreach and school-based programs and interpretive facilities using understandings and methods of ecological anthropology, effective nature interpretation and environmental education to effect positive change in ecological literacy and cultural behavior. Desired qualifications: Experience in designing and implementing innovative environmental education programs. To apply, email resume and cover letter to email@example.com. For more information about this position contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoration Ecologist - San Francisco Bay Area. 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, design, implementation, and monitoring projects in a variety of geographic locations and habitats (e.g., riparian, wetland, estuarine, oak woodland, coastal scrub, grassland, semi-arid). The work will include an interesting and rewarding blend of field work, data analysis, technical writing, and collaborative meetings with experts in various disciplines (e.g., restoration and wildlife ecologists, landscape architects, hydrologists/engineers). Our firm’s restoration projects are complex and tend to require deep collaboration across disciplines. Therefore, the position requires strong verbal and written communications skills. Required qualifications: -Academic background in restoration or plant ecology. -Expertise in some or most of the following: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; wetland and/or riparian ecology and hydrology; soil science; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. -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. More information on the position and how to apply is at https://www.harveyecology.com/work-us.
Science Program Manager - Berkeley, California. California Invasive Plant Council. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Are you passionate about protecting natural areas around the state? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills and creativity to make a change in the world? We are looking for a dynamic and versatile professional to join our team and lead science-based projects that make a difference. The California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) is a conservation leader, supporting the state's land management community in protecting our lands and waters from invasive plants for over 25 years. As Science Program Manager you will team with our Conservation Program Manager in implementing a range of projects that strengthen invasive plant management in California. These projects take a variety of forms: coordinating regional partners for on-the-ground weed control work, writing technical manuals, assessing impacts of invasive plants, designing online decision-support tools, and more. The Science Program Manager also oversees two of Cal-IPC's core functions: conducting assessments to determine which plants are considered invasive in California and organizing the program for our annual conference where land managers and researchers network and update each other on new findings from the field. You will serve as our go-to source on matters of botany (with extensive back-up from our membership) and you will supply tools and information to the land management community. For more information on the position, visit https://www.cal-ipc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Science-Program-Manager.2018.pdf. Desired qualifications: Knowledge of California flora and invasive plant management is a primary qualification for this position. You should have a degree in ecology, botany, wildlife biology, natural resource management, or related field, with an advanced degree preferred. Experience managing projects is critical, with experience working in the nonprofit sector—including grant writing— being especially useful. The following are meaningful skills for this position: • Strong project management skills, with ability to track multiple projects and deadlines • Capability of working independently and as a team member • Strong interpersonal skills, professional and engaging manner with coworkers, board of directors, and diverse partners • Flexibility and versatility to work on a variety of projects • Strong written and verbal communications • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability • Strong computer skills, including basic GIS • Attention to detail and highly organized. To apply: send cover letter & resume to email@example.com.
Wanted: Southern San Joaquin Valley Assistant Field Manager - Turlock, California. River Partners. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This position assists the Regional Director and Restoration Field Manager to manage and implement riparian habitat restoration projects in the Sacramento Valley. This is a full-time position – approximately 10% of time will be spent in the Turlock Office assisting with grant and contract administration and 90% of time will be spent in the field assisting with restoration implementation duties. Desired qualifications: Bachelor degree in one of the natural resource sciences, agriculture, engineering, construction management or related field. Basic understanding of issues in ecology, agriculture, engineering, communications, and government. Strong writing and verbal communication skills. Skills necessary to support contract and grant preparation and/or administration. Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software is required. Creatively solve problems and learn new skills. Demonstrate good organizational skills and a strong work ethic. A clean CA Driver’s license with no restrictions. Possess the ability to communicate in basic Spanish (preferred, but not required). Qualified Applicator’s License (preferred, but not required. Successful applicant is expected to obtain QAL with 6 months of hire.) Integrity and ethics beyond reproach. Ability to travel when needed (includes overnight trips). How to apply: Email (1) cover letter (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) references to Mona Dagy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Sac. Valley Asst. Field Manager-“Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls. For full job posting, please see http://riverpartners.org/about/job-openings.html.
Restoration Technician - Fresno area. Prunuske Chatham, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Part-time. Irrigation and maintenance of riparian restoration plantings in Reedley and Herndon, CA. Approximately 1-2 days per week now through November, then starting again next spring. Work includes irrigation repair. Desired qualifications: Must be physically fit, able to carry 50 lbs, able to pass a pre-employment drug test and have a clean driving record. Vehicle provided if needed. Experience with drip irrigation preferred, although we will train. Must be responsible, able to work independently, able to write well and report in using a smart phone and/or computer. How to apply: Please send a resume by email to email@example.com. For more about PCI, see www.pcz.com.
Restoration Project Manager - Walla Walla, Washington. Tri-State Steelheaders. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The project manager’s duties include all aspects of implementing projects in support of Tri-State Steelheaders’ mission. This includes project development, applying for grants, contract management, bids and procurement processes, permitting, and construction supervision. Generally, projects improve riparian and instream habitat, correct fish passage barriers, and improve water quality. MAJOR DUTIES: Project Development (40%) • Landowner outreach and meetings • Develop project materials such as maps, site photos, and site plans • Research funding opportunities • Complete grant applications • Develop cost estimates and project budgets. Project Implementation (40%) • Apply for and secure project permits (local, state, and federal) • Participate in project design processes with consultants • Prepare bid and specification documents for consultants and construction contractors • Administer bid processes and contract awards • Develop contracts • Develop and implement planting plans • General project administration • Construction supervision • Volunteer supervision • Project monitoring. Grant Administration (10%) • Grant invoicing • Track grant and project budgets • Progress and final reports • Compliance with grant contracts. Other Duties, As Needed (10%) • Represent the Steelheaders at local and regional meetings of cooperators • Attend staff meetings • Assist with education and recreation programs, as needed • Assist with developing outreach materials • Training and development • Assist with conducting Steelheaders’ events • Deliver presentations to diverse audiences. QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries, ecology, environmental science or related fields. • Interest in working in the non-profit sector. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. • Strong written and verbal communication skills for a variety of audiences. • Attention to detail. • Ability to work independently. • Ability to work in a small office setting. • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. • Problem solving skills and attitude. • A collaborative attitude is essential. DESIRED SKILLS AND INTERESTS: • Grant writing experience. • Knowledge of general habitat needs of salmonids. • Knowledge of local habitats and ecosystems. • Knowledge of restoration techniques, such as bioengineering and large wood structures. • Experience in applied habitat restoration. • Experience in project management, leading groups, or other supervisory capacity. • Knowledge of native vegetation of eastern Washington. • Familiarity with use of hand tools and heavy equipment. • Spanish language skills. To apply, visit www.tristatesteelheaders.com and download the application form. Email your completed application form, resume and cover letter to the indicated address.
Executive Director - Chico, California. Northern California Regional Land Trust. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Northern California Regional Land Trust (NCRLT) seeks a full-time, permanent executive director. NCRLT assists landowners, agencies, and other conservation partners in the voluntary protection of land and other natural resources. NCRLT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that owns, manages, and holds conservation easements on more than 24,700 acres in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama Counties in Northern California. Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://landconservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-ED-Job-Posting_180522.pdf.
Restoration Design Engineer - Petaluma, Oakland, or San Francisco, California. Environmental Science Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We are seeking an experienced restoration design engineer to join our expert team of planners, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and engineers in the Bay Area (Petaluma or Oakland office preferred). The position includes management and leadership of innovative, science-based habitat restoration projects varying in scale and complexity in rivers, creeks and wetlands. Many of our multi-objective projects often involve direct collaboration with ESA’s Biology, Cultural Resources and Permitting practitioners as well as coordination with other project teaming partners. Primary responsibilities include leading the development and production of engineering plans and specifications, basis-of-design documents, and cost estimates; and providing construction support. This is a project management position with that requires effective staff, schedule and budget management as well as business development and contract acquisition activities. Desired qualifications: The minimum requirements for this position are a B.S. or higher degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, a valid (or pending) professional engineer’s license (P.E.), and 4 years of relevant work experience. Training and/or experience working in California watershed systems including hydrology and hydrologic modeling, hydraulic analysis, AutoCAD Civil 3D, fluvial or estuarine geomorphology, fish passage, design of habitat structures, project permitting, project management, staff supervision and business development are desirable. You must have excellent writing skills and the ability to verbally communicate effectively with colleagues and clients. To learn more about this position, visit www.esassoc.com; to apply, http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=378.
Temporary Nursery Assistant (Non-exempt) - Oakland, California. Save The Bay. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Temporary Nursery Assistant contributes to the restoration of San Francisco Bay Estuary tidal marsh projects at Save The Bay by assisting Nursery Staff in our native plant facilities. The Temporary Nursery Assistant will work on a contract basis for 20 hours per week for a limited three-month period. The Temporary Nursery Assistant will work in our native plant nurseries, propagating transition zone native species, assisting in maintenance and integrated pest management projects, and work independently to complete restoration team goals at nurseries and sites throughout the Bay area. This position reports to the Associate Director of Nurseries and works closely with the Nursery Specialist and the Habitat Restoration Team during staff workdays and nursery programs. The Temporary Nursery Assistant will be responsible for the following activities: Primary responsibilities: • Support Nursery Staff in plant propagation tasks at Save The Bay’s five nursery sites (Palo Alto, San Lorenzo, Bel Marin Keys, Ravenswood, and Oakland), including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, and culling; • Assist in nursery maintenance projects, including, but not limited to, construction, irrigation, weeding, and organization; • Conduct and oversee nursery Best Management Practices regarding plant pathogens, including pot sanitization, soil heat treatment, and other sanitization methods; • Participate in seed collection activities and steward native seed storage organization and tracking; • Join staff-only workdays; • Co-lead our community-based volunteer programs with HRT staff at our native plant nurseries and in the field as needed for adult and student volunteer programs and with tasks such as native seed collection, non-native plant removal, propagation and outplantings, and shoreline trash and debris removal; • Other duties as assigned. No benefits are associated with this temporary position. Desired qualifications: Qualifications: • Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in ecology, horticulture, environmental studies, biology or related field desired • Knowledge of basic Bay ecology and plant species native to the Bay Area and common invasive species • Experience in restoration field work, monitoring, and natural resource management • Detail-oriented with strong communication and organizational skills • Computer proficiency with Windows software package and Internet research applications • Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team • Prior native plant nursery skills are plus • Occasional weekend availability a plus • Ability to work in the field in inclement weather conditions • Clean background check • CPR certified (if not certified, training courses are offered frequently and subsidized by Save The Bay) • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record • Ownership (or unrestricted access) to a vehicle to use for work purposes • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs and complete physically demanding work for specific field and nursery tasks. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please make sure to include the position title in the subject line.
Community Programs Manager - San Francisco, California. Literacy for Environmental Justice. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) is a place-based nonprofit organization which for 20 years has strengthened at-risk communities and the natural environment in Southeast San Francisco, with an emphasis on engagement with children and youth. Our work has ranged from campaigns to address food deserts in the Bayview/Hunters Point District, to organizing grassroots momentum to close polluting energy plants, to development of San Francisco's first net zero energy and Bayview Hunters Point’s first LEED Platinum-Certified green building, and spearheading a major park infrastructure and habitat improvement project for Candlestick Point State Recreation Area on the SF Bay Shore including the creation of new walk, boat, and hike in only campsites. LEJ links extensively with public agency, non-profit, grassroots community, and corporate partners. We received an Environmental Justice award from the US EPA in 2011, among other awards and recognition. But our core activities have always revolved around connecting marginalized youth and other San Franciscans with nature by getting their 'hands on the land' through experiential environmental education, service-learning, habitat stewardship, outdoor recreation, and 'green-collar' workforce development for upwards of 600 mainly low-income youth of-color annually. The two programs through which LEJ achieves this are: • Eco-Adventures – A combined culturally relevant environmental education, service-learning, and outdoor recreation program, inclusive of classroom presentations, overnight campouts, habitat stewardship sessions, kayaking, hiking, and more for several hundred low-income youth ages 9-18 annually. The Eco-Adventures Program is keyed to new non-motorized campsites, other recreational opportunities, a new interpretive center, and habitat parcels which we’re creating and partnering with at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, along with local open-space tracts & Southeast San Francisco’s shoreline. • Eco-Apprentices – Prepares 16-25 high-school, local college and disadvantage transition-age youth annually for entry into the rapidly-growing ‘green-collar’ employment sector, driven by skyrocketing interest in green infrastructure approaches to water conservation, habitat restoration, and climate-smart landscaping. Our own rapidly-growing mission-related commercial native plant nursery and increasing role in local urban greening projects provide well-aligned venues for Eco-Apprentices’ training. LEJ also engages Southeast San Francisco community residents in parks planning & development decision-making as well as in hundreds of volunteers in hands-on open-space stewardship by hosting environmental, corporate, civic, and faith-based service organizations in the restoration of San Francisco's environmental legacy. The Community Programs Manager will lead and support implementation of our public engagement programs at a time of steady organizational growth and development. Desired qualifications: Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about community outreach among low-income urban constituencies. Communicates with at-risk children & youth in terms that are relevant to them• Has got the linkages between health and justice for the environment and for vulnerable urban constituencies down cold• Collaboration-minded. Understands the phrase, 'power with – not power over.' Balances big-picture and detail thinking and action; can lead the activity & then do the paperwork.• Hasn't a problem managing scenarios where people from different backgrounds interface.• Not the first rodeo when it comes to managing multi-level programming.• Loves the outdoors and sharing it with others. Patience and diplomatic skills are in the toolbox. Works well in fast-paced environment. Is goal-oriented. Please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter describing your achievement of the requirements to: Patrick Marley Rump, Executive Director Literacy for Environmental Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls about this position.
Crew Member - Petaluma / Northern California. Hanford ARC. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Job Summary: To provide erosion control and construction labor in a safe and efficient, productive manner. Duties and Responsibilities: • Irrigation installation, testing, maintenance and removal; • Native plant installation with amendments (browse control cages, mulched basins, etc.); • Plant establishment and site maintenance over time; • Soil preparation, blending, and restoration techniques; • Herbicide handling, mixing, transport, and application (both back- and front-country environments); • Native seed application (hand-broadcasting, hydro-seeding, and drill seeding-capability); • Infrastructure (concrete, rock, bioengineering, fencing); • Erosion control (netting, fabric, straw application, wattles, etc.); • Perform other related duties as required. Travel: Requires long hours driving- Requires starting work in early morning (5:00 – 6:00 am). Desired qualifications: 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 • Willingness to learn and develop good communication skills • Comfortable with Inclement weather Credentials and Experience: • 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 • CPR/First Aid. To apply or for more information, send an email to email@example.com.
Restoration Project Manager - Humboldt County, California. Save the Redwoods League. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Founded 100 years ago, Save the Redwoods League is a conservation leader that ensures California's unique redwood forests exist for millennia more. In this next century, we are focused on restoring and protecting a region containing half of the world’s remaining ancient old-growth redwood forests and tallest trees. Redwoods Rising is a new collaboration between Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks to accelerate recovery of the parks’ historically logged redwood forests and help protect Redwood National and State Parks’ remaining old growth groves. The Restoration Project Manager will manage and coordinate all aspects of the compliance, permitting, and implementation of large-scale and highly complex redwood forest ecosystem restoration and park support projects for the Redwoods Rising initiative. Visit our Careers page at www.SaveTheRedwoods.org/About-Us/Careers for more information. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS: • Manages all aspects of environmental permitting and compliance for large scale, highly complex restoration projects. • Leads the California State Parks, National Parks, League, and consultant team to establish CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and Public Resource Code (PRC) 5024 compliance and regulatory permits. • Conducts regular team meetings and manages project schedules. • Coordinates all aspects of restoration planning and implementation. Desired qualifications: • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as natural resources management, restoration ecology, conservation planning, or equivalent experience • Minimum of 5 years’ experience and strong track record of success in park restoration project compliance, permitting, and management. • Experience in state and federal compliance and permitting processes, including interagency review and approval. • Familiarity with the policies, laws, regulatory and permitting requirement of local, state, federal, and government institutions (including the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Coastal Conservancy, the California Wildlife Conservation Board, and the National Park Service) is required • Passion for forest conservation, land management, and natural cultural resource preservation. To be considered, your full application must include the following: • A cover letter addressing why you are a great fit for this role • A resume that details your relevant experience • Salary expectations To Apply: Email the above documents to Jobs@SaveTheRedwoods.org with the subject heading "Restoration Project Manager."
Associate Project Planner - Sacramento, California. The Westervelt Company. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Westervelt Ecological Services, a division of The Westervelt Company, creates mitigation banks and provides environmental mitigation and habitat planning services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts. Our established industry leaders excel in the field of wetland and endangered species mitigation services, to create a nationwide habitat mitigation company. We are currently seeking an Associate Project Planner. The Associate Project Planner will assist in the reconnaissance, site acquisition, development, and compliance tracking of mitigation projects and banks. The position will require the ability to work closely with different project managers and disciplines within the office to achieve regional entitlement goals. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, biology, or related field. • Three to four years of field survey work or related experience with wetlands and California wildlife. GIS experience preferred. • Knowledge of environmental permitting issues in California and Colorado and mitigation document preparation. • Familiarity with wetland and species regulatory policies. • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines. • Ability to perform both field work and office document preparation. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. If interested, please submit resume to email@example.com.
Wildlife Biologist / Project Manager - Ventura, California. Wildscape Restoration. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Biologist position requires a minimum of three to five years of experience providing biological consulting services. Responsibilities include biological field surveys, nesting bird surveys, construction monitoring, habitat assessments, wetland delineations, revegetation monitoring and data collection, vegetation mapping/surveying, preparation of biological resource assessment documents, preparation of biological constraint/impact reports, development of mitigation measures, regulatory permit preparation and coordination, and preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents. The ratio of office to field work varies and will often be more concentrated on 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. This position requires regular and frequent communication, feedback, and coordination as support to Project Managers and Principals. Desired qualifications: • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Environmental or Biological Sciences or equivalent experience • Extensive knowledge of Southern California flora and fauna with a focus on special status species. Experience with regulatory permitting requirements, CEQA/NEPA processes, and habitat restoration • Ability to conduct field work in strenuous conditions, including hot, cold, or wet weather and/or steep terrain. • Professional etiquette • 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 • Willingness to work in a team environment or independently as assigned • Excellent analytical skills. To request more information about this position: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
Field Biologist - Sacramento, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Sacramento office for a full-time field biologist with a strong background in one or more of the following disciplines: botany, plant ecology, wetland ecology, natural resources management, restoration ecology, wildlife biology, or similar technical background. The field biologist will assist senior-level biologists in our office and throughout our firm with a variety of field surveys for special-status species, preparation of background studies and technical reports, preparation of permit application packages, habitat impact assessments, preparation of natural resources management and conservation plans, and habitat monitoring studies. The position involves work throughout Central and Northern California, and may require occasional overnight travel. Desired qualifications: • 2-5 years of relevant professional experience; experience in some or most of the following areas: rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, vegetation mapping, plant population and community monitoring, natural resource management and planning, and, construction monitoring, and weed management; academic background in any discipline described above; 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. For more information on this position, visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951-fccb2d6c4ab1&jobId=36524&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references (please combine materials into one file).
Restoration Technician I/II - San Diego, California. KMEA. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. KMEA is a multi-discipline environmental services firm growing its contracts with the Federal Government and private sector clients. We are seeking a Habitat Restoration Technician, for work activity in the Camp Pendleton area, experienced in conducting weeding, soil preparation, seeding, planting, propagation and monitoring for restoration projects. Work duties include weeding and habitat restoration activities including special status habitat types. Currently these assignments are Part-Time On-Call (no fringe benefits), we are currently in discussion to expand these contracts which may make these positions Full Time with fringe benefits. The Restoration Technician should have familiarity with planting and weeding, work plans, watering systems for remote projects, pesticide applications and demonstrated field skills. The Restoration technician will work with the Restoration Leader and team members in performance of field work and may perform job functions independently as required. The position is primarily field-based and does require good physical conditioning and travel to work sites. Desired qualifications: Performance Responsibilities • Hand weeding and pesticide application. • Follow work plans, restoration plans, and health & safety plans. • Conduct seeding, hydro-seeding, planting and propagation. • Build and maintain grow yards, nurseries, transfer and plant plants. • Use of hand tools and machinery related to farming and restoration projects. • Learn and use Conservation Measures. • Learn plants species native to California. • Read irrigation diagrams and maps. • Operate OHVs, 4 wheel drives, and water truck. Required Experience and Qualifications • High School graduate or equivalent. • Ability to work in the field, hiking all day, in all weather including hot summer. • California Pesticide Qualified Applicators Certificate (QAC) license preferred. • Knowledge of weeds and California plants highly desirable. • SIX months field experience in nursery, planting, or habitat restoration required. • Working knowledge soil preparation, irrigation methods, and nursery equipment. • Knowledge of heavy equipment, water trucks, farm equipment, four-wheel drive. • Seeding, hydro-seeding, and plant propagation for restoration desirable. • Good oral communication skills. Other Requirements • Must be able to work outside full time with long exposure to weather and elements. • Must be in good physical condition, able to walk, hike and carry gear independently. • Must pass drug test, MVR check and federal government background check. • Must be a U.S. resident or have permanent citizenship. • Must be able to travel daily up to 100% of the time for field assignments in Southern California. • Safety focus required, first aid/CPR a plus. KMEA is an EOE and encourages U.S. Military Veterans and other Protected Class Applicants to apply. If interested in this employment opportunity, please send resume to TEasely@KMEA.net. For more information about KMEA, please visit www.kmea.net.
Term Field Crew Archaeological Position - Mineral, California. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This field crew technician position will be a minimum of six months, with the possibility of extension. Start and end dates may be flexible for the right candidate. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) is seeking a motivated individual to fill the term position of Archaeological Technician. This is a non-supervisory, full-time, six-month position with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) and Sierra Institute staff. Successful candidates must meet the minimum Secretary of Interior Qualified Archaeologist requirements. The position will be responsible for assisting LVNP’s cultural resource program with National Historic Preservation Act and Archeological Resource Protection Act implementation and compliance. The candidate will work on survey projects in LVNP. Other tasks and duties may be assigned as needed to fulfill project work associated with our funding source. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities: • Conduct investigations and reporting on cultural resource projects for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other historic preservation legislation; • Conduct surveys, site identification, and evaluations using standard archaeological and historic preservation techniques; • Prepare site, project, and evaluation reports; • Provide data, rationale, policy and legal compliance in making recommendations to the Sierra Institute and LVNP management; • Assist staff in identifying, evaluating, and monitoring cultural resources, and consult and coordinate for restoration projects; • Assume a leadership role with lower-grade archeologist and undergraduate intern field crew members; • May review LVNP projects for impacts to cultural resources; • May provide archeological monitoring for large scale construction activities. Desired qualifications: Master’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field; Minimum of one year combined archaeological field experience at an accredited archaeological field school, professional cultural resources firm, or government agency; Experience performing archaeological survey; Ability to meet deadlines; Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work well on simultaneous tasks; Competent at taking detailed project notes; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Competent at collecting field data using Trimble GPS; Basic understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other historic preservation laws; A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. To apply, please send your resume and contact information for three references as one PDF to LWeissberg@sierrainstitute.us with “Archaeological Technician” in the subject line. Please include where you heard about the job in the text of the email. Position is open until filled, though review of applications will begin on April 30, 2018. Please call (530) 284-1022 with questions or visit https://sierrainstitute.us/job-opportunities/.