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UC Irvine: Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science - Irvine, California. University of California, Irvine. Application Filing Deadline: 07/21/19. The University of California, Irvine is currently seeking qualified applicants for Fall of 2019 for our field-based Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) program offered through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Biology. The MCRS program provides students the opportunity to advance their education and careers in conservation, restoration, and sustainability science. The Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science is a professional, field-based degree program designed to prepare graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address major challenges in environmental management and stewardship. Graduate students receive a foundation in conservation and restoration and develop their leadership and management skills through professional workshops, internships, and community-based capstone projects. Desired qualifications: Bachelor's degree. For more information and to apply, please visit mcrs.bio.uci.edu. Applications for Fall of 2019 will be accepted until July 1, 2019. Please contact Courtney Hunt at email@example.com for more information.
Conservation Project Manager - Napa County. Napa County Resource Conservation District. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled; first screening date: 07/31/19. Status: Flexible: 80% to 100% FTE will be considered. At will. Salary Range: $63,372 - $73,364 annually (assumes 100% FTE). The Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is seeking a talented and experienced Conservation Project Manager (Project Manager) to apply their scientific thinking and farming experience to advance sustainable agricultural practices and environmental outcomes in Napa County, California. The Project Manager will work directly with farmers and other land managers to implement projects focused on erosion control, soil health, water use efficiency, water quality, and other related topics. The Project Manager will provide on-farm technical assistance and planning (particularly related to soil health, erosion control, and irrigation) and deliver education programs. The Project Manager will foster and maintain positive working relationships within our agricultural community and with the representatives of local, state and federal resource agencies, and will represent the RCD at public meetings and events. The Project Manager will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with other RCD staff. See more: http://naparcd.org/rcd-is-hiring-consprojmgr/. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, soil science, horticulture, agronomy, viticulture, or a closely related field. • 3+ years of work experience in the agriculture or natural resource management fields. • An awareness of: o Principles and practices of sustainable agriculture; o Irrigation scheduling methods and technologies; o Soil management practices including conservation tillage, cover cropping, and amendment applications; o Erosional processes and best management practices for water quality protection. • Strong map-reading skills, including ability to interpret topographic maps and aerial photographs. • Strong computer skills, including ability to navigate the internet, use Outlook, create Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents, and familiarity with ArcGIS. • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage time, work under pressure and manage multiple projects effectively. • Desire to embrace the mission of the RCD to promote responsible natural resource management through voluntary community stewardship and technical assistance • Must be willing to travel locally within Napa County, and regionally within the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley region. • Must be willing to maintain a flexible work schedule, with occasional work on weekday nights and weekends being required. • Must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of insurance at the time of hire. • Must successfully complete a background check. How to apply: Please submit a complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Conservation Project Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Your application should include: • Resume: Your most recently updated resume; • Professional references: A list of names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three people familiar with your professional contributions and qualifications; • Cover letter: This is your opportunity to briefly share why you are interested in and qualified for this position. Share something that isn’t easily understood from your resume.
Restoration and Education Intern Volunteer - Petaluma, California. Point Blue Conservation Science. Application Filing Deadline: 8/9/19. Point Blue is seeking six to eight reliable, respectful, and enthusiastic Intern Volunteers who have a strong interest in both restoration and education. Intern Volunteers will work as a team to assist with student-implemented restoration workdays, educate students in and outside of the classroom, and accompany maintenance and monitoring of restoration sites. Restoration work typically includes native plant installation, invasive species removal and/or biotechnical erosion work from October-May. Site maintenance work is integral to the overall program success and includes watering, weeding and other plant establishment activities from May-September. SEE HERE FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION: https://www.pointblue.org/internships/restoration-and-education-intern-volunteer/. Desired qualifications: Relevant education or field work experience. Enthusiasm and experience for ecological restoration work. Enthusiasm and experience for teaching K-12 students and other public audiences. Openness to learn and share knowledge and skills. A strong sense of self awareness and the willingness to engage in reflective practice. Strengths in troubleshooting field-based challenges. Ability to work respectfully on private and public property. Ability to thrive in both a team setting and individually/live in shared housing cooperatively. Field leadership skills. Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and complete strenuous physical tasks. Have a valid driver’s license with at least 5 years of driving experience. Ability and willingness to drive Point Blue owned work trucks, tow trailers, and drive off-road/4WD. Other helpful skills include Spanish language proficiency and California native plant knowledge. How to apply: By August 9, 2019, please submit an online application including your resume here: https://www.formpl.us/form/302616001. If you have difficulties with this form or would like a printed copy of this application, contact Emily Allen (email@example.com) or (707) 781-2555 ext. 360.
Natural Resources Program Manager - Corte Madera, California. Marin Municipal Water District. Application Filing Deadline: 08/20/2019. This is a mid-management level job class. This manager is responsible for the following: • Develops, plans, and provides direction to the technical and support staff in all phases of the District’s Vegetation Management Plan, Roads and Trails Plan and other watershed natural resources programs; • Conducts environmental review for watershed management projects in coordination with the District’s Watershed Resources Manager pursuant to local, state and federal laws, policies and regulations, acquires regulatory permits and clearances; provides environmental consultation and services for the watershed; acts as representative for the watershed and/or District with various federal, state, and local agencies and professional and community organizations; • Provides technical expertise and supervisory support for construction, maintenance and monitoring needs of road and trails, fuel reduction zones, re-vegetation, habitat restoration, stream restoration and invasive species management projects; • Directs and participates in the development, negotiation, and administration of contract services, monitors the work of contractors and consultants and implements appropriate contractual changes; • Directs and participates in the development, negotiation, and administration of contract services; monitors the work of contractors and consultants and implements appropriate contractual changes. Desired qualifications: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:• First Aid and CPR certificates to be obtained within the first six months of employment. To request more information about this position, please visit https://www.calopps.org/marin-municipal-water-district/job-19880147; to be considered for this position you must submit a completed application, cover letter, and resume, and in addition, complete and submit the supplemental questionnaire.
ACE EPIC USFWS: National Wildlife Refuge Trail Inventory Data Collection Team Members - Salt Lake City, Utah. ACE EPIC. Application Filing Deadline: 09/10/19. Internship Location: Nationwide/Traveling - Start Date: Late September 2019 - End Date: 39 weeks from the start date (A 39 week commitment is required for this position. Early termination will result in the loss of AmeriCorps education award and Public Land Corps hiring authority). Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), is seeking 10 Data Collection Interns to implement the data collection portion of the National Trails Inventory project at an estimated 175 field stations on USFWS lands across the U.S. Primary duties will be field based, including remote data collection and processing; this includes a variety of spatial and other information of existing trails systems and sharing this data with the Trail Inventory Data Manager, Coordinator, and Project Leader. The 2018-2021 USFWS Trails Inventory Program is part of an ongoing, nationwide effort to compile a comprehensive and accurate trail and trail asset database for all trails and trail assets located on Service lands so that the agency can make informed management and maintenance decisions regarding trail systems in the future. This is required by Title USC 23, which requires the Service and other Federal Land Management Agencies to inventory all public use transportation assets under their purview. Trails are considered part of those transportation assets. Data Collection Interns will be part of an interdisciplinary team charged with the generation of on the ground data collected across diverse USFWS lands. Data collection will be done according to standard and concise protocol. This opportunity is intended for committed young professionals with GIS, trails inventory, or spatial data management background/experience. Those with trail maintenance or construction experience are encouraged to apply. Individuals and teams of two are both encouraged to apply, as interns will travel and work in pairs. Location: This is a field-based, highly mobile position requiring extended travel, supervised by ACE's Salt Lake City, Utah Office. Interns will be traveling to USFWS lands all over the country. To learn more about ACE EPIC Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org. Compensation: Interns will contribute ~40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $400/week paid out biweekly for food and incidental living expenses. Lodging and transportation will be provided during travel. AmeriCorps: Interns MAY be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award for up to $2,960 upon the successful completion of service. Position Description: Trail Inventory Data Collection Interns will travel to an estimated 175 stations per year. This position is highly mobile and will require extended and frequent travel and the ability to be adaptive to ever changing locations, situations, and environmental conditions. - Participate in trail inventory data collection training. - Continuous travel to national wildlife refuges across the nation, spending 1-5 days at each location. - Conduct daily trail inventory activities, walking trails in all weather, recording trail data (e.g., location, length, slope, condition, deficiencies) using GIS enabled technology. - Provide appropriate documentation of inventory (photos, data points, reports). - Coordinate with the Trail Inventory Data Manager, Trail Inventory Coordinator, Trail Inventory Project Leader and others to ensure data is accurate and delivered in the required format by determined deadlines. - Participate in check-in calls with Trail Inventory team to report progress and discuss obstacles. - Assist the Trail Inventory team with other project-related tasks. Desired qualifications: Required: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be between the ages of 21 and 30 (35 if military service). Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record. No personal vehicle is necessary as all travel between refuges and on site will be in the ACE project vehicle. Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check. Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to think critically and brainstorm creative solutions. Willingness to represent ACE and USFWS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Preferred: Education and/or experience in data collection, trails construction/maintenance, GIS, or natural resource management. Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate work within schedule constraints and handle emergent requirements in a timely manner. Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the USFWS. Experience identifying and addressing challenges on a project before they become issues. Strong desire to enter public service as a conservation professional. The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the USFWS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. ACE reserves the right to require drug testing. To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/349744.html. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are applying with a partner. NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Trails Project Leader Talon Jeppson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (928) 607-1035. Check out our website (www.usaconservation.org) and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/usaconservation) for more details about ACE!
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Restoration Ecologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 07/18/19). 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 (riparian, wetland, estuarine, oak woodland, grassland, semi-arid, and others). The work will include an interesting blend of field work, collaborative meetings with experts in various disciplines (e.g., restoration and wildlife ecologists, landscape architects, hydrologists/engineers), and technical writing. Desired 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, and willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are preferred, but applicants having a B.S. or B.A. combined with directly relevant experience will be considered. To request more information about this position, please email email@example.com or visit https://www.harveyecology.com/. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link: https://bit.ly/2JIffKI.
Native Plant Nursery Manager - Avalon, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 07/02/19). The NATIVE PLANT NURSERY MANAGER leads and manages all operations of the Ackerman Native Plant Nursery, including seed collection and management, plant propagation, staff recruitment and supervision, funding acquisition, retail plant sales, and outreach. In addition, the Nursery Manager provides oversight of the Catalina Island Conservancy Herbarium and Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden, and assists, where appropriate, with the native plant restoration program and Catalina Habitat Improvement and Restoration Program (CHIRP). The Nursery serves a critical role as the foundation for the Conservation Department, CHIRP, and all native plant restoration programs on Catalina Island. Desired qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with Nursery Management. How to apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Conservation Planner - San Diego, California. ICF. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 07/01/19). The candidate will act as project manager on primarily medium to large habitat conservation planning and implementation projects such as habitat conservation plans (HCPs), natural community conservation plans (NCCPs), Regional Conservation Investment Strategies (RCIS), advance mitigation strategies, watershed plans, or regional open space plans. In addition, he/she will support preparation of environmental compliance documents for these plans to meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). He/she will oversee, direct, and mentor at all levels of staff to meet technical, financial, and schedule project goals. He/she will lead meetings and trainings with clients, working groups, and other entities involved in project planning and implementation. Project work will require travel, primarily in Southern California. Desired qualifications: Masters or PhD in conservation biology, plant ecology, fisheries biology, wildlife biology, natural resources management, environmental science, or related degree. How to apply: Please use the following link to apply: https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1902008. To request more information about this position, please email email@example.com.
Nursery Production Manager - Sun Valley, California. Theodore Payne Foundation. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 05/31/19). Theodore Payne Foundation (TPF) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to oversee all aspects of TPF’s growing operations. Nursery production plays a vital role in TPF’s mission and business model. We are looking for someone who can manage both nursery staff and plant production in an efficient, safe, and highly productive manner. The Production Manager is directly involved in all aspects of daily operations including production, propagation, irrigation, and weed and pest management in order to provide the sales yard with an ongoing selection of high quality and diverse plants throughout the year. This position is full time and reports to the Director of Horticulture. Desired qualifications: Required: • Experience in a small to medium scale production nursery • Identification of CA native plants, knowledge of their botanical names, and their care and needs especially during the various stages of production • Ability to effectively communicate with supervisors, staff, and customers • Spanish language fluency • Weed and pest identification and management • Ability to keep and maintain records • Attention to detail, ability to multi task and stay organized • Computer literacy • Ability to walk, bend, lift, carry and push up to 50 lbs. of material on uneven terrain in strenuous conditions and ability to stand for long periods of time • Manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and ability to do repetitive motions/actions on a regular basis • Visual acuity sufficient to gauge plant health, insects, disease, as well as read labels, written instruction, and documentation • Ability to tolerate working outside during cold, wet conditions in winter as well during hot summer conditions • Valid CA Driver’s license; Preferred: • Pesticide Applicator License • Experience with heavy machinery/equipment (tractor, trailer) • Experience as an educator • Experience in seed collection. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this position: http://theodorepayne.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/JD-Production-Manager-1.pdf.
Construction Monitor - San Diego, California. WRA, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 05/22/19). We are looking for energetic field ecologists and wildlife biologists to join us for on-going construction monitoring, field surveys, and other on-call tasks. Previous experience as a construction monitor is a plus. We currently have four openings in Southern California. Employees will be requested to start very early in the morning, drive long distances to their job site, work full days in the field, and then complete daily paperwork once they are finished with their field duties. Selected biologists must be comfortable with travel, extended field posts out of town up to 2 weeks at a time, and should be willing to work/travel weekends, if necessary. We are looking for experienced and junior-level people with hands-on-experience with state and federally listed species, identification, and detection of wildlife species, and/or construction monitoring experience. Taxa that we generally work with include, but are not limited to: desert tortoise, arroyo toad, coastal California gnatcatcher, least Bell’s vireo, California least tern, Swainson’s hawk, Quino checkerspot butterfly, vernal pool branchiopods, listed plant species, and species of special concern. Federal or State permits with one or more Southern California species is a plus. Required Qualifications: • Must have a degree in biology or related field (natural resources, ecology, etc). • Must have a MINIMUM of 6 months experience in California identifying and detecting wildlife species. • Construction monitoring experience is a plus. • Must have previous field experience working in similar Southern California habitats. • Must be able to work outside for long periods of time. • Must be willing to work in a construction environment where schedule, timeliness, and attention to detail are top priorities. Compensation: We offer an excellent hourly wage and a positive, progressive work environment. Desired qualifications: • Previous monitoring experience strongly preferred • Prompt, reliable, responsive, and able to work independently. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter and resume (and any questions about the position) to email@example.com. Please put “Construction Monitor – Southern California” in your subject line and reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no calls.
Construction Monitor - Bay Area. WRA, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 05/22/19). We are looking for energetic wildlife ecologists or other biologists to join us as on-going construction monitors. The successful candidate will have some construction monitor training. Employees may be required to start very early in the morning, drive long distances to their job site, work a full construction day in the field, and then complete daily paperwork once they are finished with their field duties. Required Skills/Experience: • Degree in biology or related field (natural resources, ecology, etc). • Minimum of 6 months experience in California identifying and detecting wildlife species and/or construction monitoring for wildlife species. • Able to work outside for long periods of time. • Willing to work in a construction environment where schedule, timeliness, and attention to detail are top priorities. • Willing to commit to working up to 10 hours per day, up to 6 days a week for a 3-4 month commitment. Desired qualifications: • Previous monitoring experience strongly preferred. • Prompt, reliable, responsive, and able to work independently. How to apply: Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter and resume (or any questions about the position) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Construction Monitor – Bay Area” in the subject line and within your cover letter, and tell us where you heard about the position. Please, no phone calls.
Temporary Landscape Restoration Field Laborer - Sacramento, California. Triangle Properties. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 05/02/19). OBJECTIVE OF JOB: Provide labor support to Triangle Properties in the implementation of land and habitat restoration projects in mine reclamation and open space lands. Work is based in Sacramento, CA with projects throughout northern and central California. Project types include restoration of grassland, woodland, wetland, and riparian habitats, reclamation of mine sites, and native California landscaping. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of habitat restoration projects, including but not limited to: tree/shrub plantings, irrigation installation and maintenance, invasive weed management (chemical and mechanical), vegetation management, and herbivory control. 2) Work for long periods of time in various site conditions. Work safely in rough terrain, inclement weather, and other environmental situations. 3) Install, operate, and maintain various irrigation systems, including both manual and automated systems. 4) Maintain, repair and organize tools, vehicles, and other equipment. Ensure that work-related equipment and tools are in good, safe condition. 5) Conduct extensive weed abatement in both upland and wetland environments using weed-eaters, herbicides (via backpack sprayer), and manually by hand. 6) Clearly communicate with project leader on status of projects, including staffing and equipment needs, schedules, potential constraints, etc. 7) Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, company employees, and external customers. EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE JOB: Automobile (truck), ATV, small tools, and various equipment. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work in variable, outdoor environments. Job sites include uneven ground, steep slopes, and exposure to extreme temperature and/or humidity. Frequent bending and squatting throughout the day. Must be able to carry loads of 30-40 pounds for extended periods, with occasional lifting of heavy loads up to 90 pounds. Sometimes work alone in remote areas. Occasionally work on projects requiring overtime and overnight stays. HOURS AND DURATION: Full-time or part-time between 20-40 hrs/week. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in landscaping or habitat restoration projects, including implementation and maintenance activities preferred. Valid CA driver’s license and good driving record. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others. Possess the strength and agility to perform maintenance work in an outdoor setting for long periods of time. HOW TO APPLY: Please email a resume detailing experience in restoration, landscaping, agriculture, or other labor setting to Jessica Johnston, Natural Resource Specialist: JJohnston@teichert.com.
Habitat Restoration Specialist - Encinitas, California. Dudek. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 04/30/19). We are seeking a Junior or Mid-level Habitat Restoration Specialist with 1-5 years’ experience in ecological restoration. The selected candidate will be a self-motivated individual, willing and able to work independently and in a team environment, able to seek and gather missing information from a variety of sources to maintain forward project momentum, and possesses great communication and writing skills with the ability to edit technical documents. This full-time position will be based in our Encinitas office. Duties and Responsibilities: • Conducts fieldwork associated with long-term biological monitoring of native uplands mitigation/restoration sites, wetlands mitigation/restoration sites, and projects associated with sensitive plant and wildlife species. • Conducts field data collection utilizing vegetation transect, quadrat, and relevé methods. • Assist in the preparation of technical reports including site observation reports, as well as quarterly and annual monitoring reports for habitat restoration projects. • Perform of construction monitoring during project development and restoration project installation and report documentation. • Coordinate with technical staff for mitigation document preparation, including editing, coordination of report production and distribution tasks including interface with graphics, GIS staff and word processing staff. • Provide regular and frequent communication, feedback, and coordination with Supervisors, Project Managers, and Phase Managers is required. • Design assistance and planning for mitigation, revegetation, and restoration projects. • Preparation of conceptual mitigation/revegetation plan reports. • Assistance with resource agency permitting. • Coordination with in-house biologists and botanists. • Habitat assessments, rare plant surveys, vegetation mapping, jurisdictional delineations, and other general biological survey assignments. • Attend and participation in project meetings inside and outside of the office. • Travel to meetings and/or field assignments out of town are sometimes required. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree ecology, biology, botany or a related field is required. How to apply: Please complete an online application through our careers page http://dudek.com/join-our-team/. Click search for openings to view this position.
Senior Plant Ecologist/Permitting Expert for Ecological Consulting Firm - San Francisco Bay Area. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 04/26/19). We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for an experienced senior-level plant ecologist and permitting expert to become a key member of our botany team. The position will include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA assessments, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations and habitat mapping projects, Clean Water Act Section 404/401 and similar resource agency permitting projects, and resource management plans; managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts; business development; marketing; proposal preparation; and staff training and supervision. Desired qualifications: Required qualifications: A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in biological/ecological consulting. Strong project management skills, including an ease with clients and exceptional organizational abilities for tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and subcontractors. Academic background in plant biology, plant ecology, plant sciences, or biological sciences with emphasis in botany and ecology, solid field and/or research experience, and broad ecological knowledge. Experience in most or all of the following areas: California flora and habitats, plant identification, quantitative field surveys, plant community/association mapping, wetland delineation, environmental impact analysis, and regulatory permit preparation for both California and federal resource agencies. Solid technical writing ability. Strong communication and collaboration skills. Willingness to travel for meetings and to project sites. Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are strongly preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience, including multiple years of project management experience in biological consulting, will be considered. Direct, recent experience coordinating with local state and federal regulatory staff will be considered a real plus. Additional qualifications: Valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations. Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends). Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying upwards of 50 pounds, and otherwise maintain good physical condition. Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles. How to apply: Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link https://www.harveyecology.com/senior-plant-ecologist-permitting-expert.
Restoration Crew Member - San Diego, California. AECOM. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 04/25/19). AECOM’s San Diego Natural Resources group is actively seeking ecological restoration crew members for full-time employment. These positions will support numerous projects in the southern California region, and report to the Field Director formally with day to day supervision from the Crew Leader. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: * Under the direction of the Crew Leader and Field Director, provide field labor for all aspects of habitat restoration including but not limited to nonnative species control (manual, mechanical, and chemical), native seed application and container plant installation and maintenance, construction and maintenance of temporary irrigation systems, and erosion control. * Act as back-up for the Crew Leader in his/her absence. * Work on complex projects with support and guidance from the Field Director and Crew Leader. * Maintain the Annex (National City) and Clover Flat (Campo) facilities – e.g., irrigation, climate control, and security systems. * Maintain seed cleaning and other equipment. * Maintenance of Qualified Applicator Certificate. * Consult with supervisor about unusual problems and developments. * Participation in and enthusiasm for AECOM’s health and safety culture. Compliance and enforcement of OSHA and AECOM specific safety policies. Desired qualifications: High school diploma and 2+ years of experience in native habitat fieldwork, or AA/AS. Knowledge and understanding of equipment and techniques used to perform habitat restoration. Knowledge and familiarity with use and repair of small power equipment, such as weed eaters, chain saws, and blowers. Willingness to perform herbicide application. Native plant species knowledge and identification. Elementary GPS capabilities. Excellent work ethic and team-player attitude. Ability to lead, as needed. Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to follow specific instructions. Ability to effectively express his or herself orally to other project staff. Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check; many projects/ clients are security sensitive. Must pass pre-employment drug screen. Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record. Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, dusts, chemicals, moisture, and dryness; position requires frequent standing/walking, and lifting of less than 25 pounds; often performing repetitive bending & stooping, power gripping/squeezing (hand tools, levers, etc.), repetitive or fine hand movements, and lifting 25-50 pounds; rarely working with arms above shoulder level, operation of vehicles, climbing stairs, using portable ladders, wearing fall protection, operation of heavy, moving, or dangerous equipment, working in an environment of heavy, moving, dangerous equipment, and lifting 50 - 75 pounds. Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including safety glasses/goggles, gloves, safety shoes/boots, and face shield. Please apply to our website to be considered https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=20052&siteid=5022&Areq=213705BR — if you are unable to apply via our website, please contact Angela.Malagon@consultant.aecom.com for an alternate means of applying.
Project Manager - Santa Barbara, California. Channel Islands Restoration. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 04/25/19). The major duties of the Habitat Restoration Project Manager include, but are not limited to: implementing habitat restoration projects in the field (including supervising field technicians, identifying native and non-native plants, applying herbicide, weeding, planting native plants, setting up irrigation systems) and collaborating with CIR management personnel and CIR clients. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES DETAIL: Oversee Habitat Restoration Projects: * Lead complex habitat restoration projects. * Supervise field technicians weeding, applying herbicide, using tools, planting and setting up irrigation. * Prepare job cost estimates together with the Operations Manager. * Purchase supplies and order parts. * Provide comprehensive expense report at the end of each pay period. * Monitor and ensure adherence to all safety protocols and procedures. * Perform daily tailgate safety meetings. * Monitor job budgets to ensure that cost targets are met. * Cultivate strong working and collaborative relationships with clients, partners, sub-contractors and CIR management staff to ensure excellence. * Photo document job sites before and after work. * Ensure that personnel time is tracked accurately. * Perform miscellaneous habitat restoration duties as needed. * Ensure project tools and equipment are properly maintained and are in good working order. * Pick up and return all supplies and tools to and from each job site when they are needed. Creating Job Estimates: * Visit potential job sites. * Evaluate costs of invasive plant removal and revegetation projects including the amount of time and number of personnel needed and the amount of supplies and equipment needed. Reporting: * Contribute to written reports. Miscellaneous Duties: * Attend trade conferences and training as budget and time allows. * Perform miscellaneous office/administrative tasks in support of related duties. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have: Minimum of three years experience managing invasive plant removal and revegetation projects and supervising landscape crews. Experience identifying Southern California native and non-native plants. Ability to manage multiple projects and crews simultaneously. Ability to problem solve and adapt to quickly changing conditions, priorities and goals. A B.S. or greater in weed science, agriculture, botany, biology, ecology, natural resource management, or equivalent from an accredited institution preferred. A Qualified Applicator’s Certificate or License (can be obtained after duties commence). Knowledge of regulations regarding pesticide application. Experience utilizing hand-tools such as loppers, Pulaski, McLeod, shovel, hoe, GPS units. A Class C Driver’s License and access to a car. Applicant must be willing to commute to neighboring communities to perform work. The ability to work and hike outdoors in all weather conditions, including hiking over steep, rugged terrain with frequently unstable rocky substrate while carrying hand tools. Handling of plants is routine. Contact with cactus, stinging nettle and poison oak is common. Must be willing to wear appropriate safety gear such as coveralls, hiking boots, gloves, and goggles. The ability to deal with field conditions that are strongly weather-dependent and may be hot, dusty, cold, muddy, and/or wet depending on season and degree of exposure. Current First Aid and current CPR certification (can be obtained after duties commence). Demonstrable skills with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience creating job estimates. Great interpersonal skills. How to apply: Submit a cover letter of intent and a resume via email. Candidates may also submit reference letters from previous employers. The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Further details can be provided by contacting: Lizzy Sorce, Special Projects Administrator email@example.com or by visiting https://cirweb.org/.
Executive Director - San Francisco, California. Greater Farallones Association. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 04/19/2019). Key Responsibilities of the Executive Director: Leadership — ● Work with the Board of Directors and Superintendent of the Sanctuary to develop and execute the long-term strategy of GFA. ● Assume primary responsibility for carrying out the strategic plan of the organization including leading it to growth in programs, increasing support of the Sanctuary mission and improving/expanding visibility and awareness throughout the community. ● Develop and lead the organizational plan including appropriate long-term budgeting, financing, staff recruitment and development required for success of the strategic plan. ● Collaborate effectively with the Superintendent of Sanctuary. Understand Sanctuary objectives, government operations, and the GFA’s role in supporting the Sanctuary. Fundraising and Development — ● Lead fundraising effort for an annual budget of approximately $1.8M budget. ● Supervise fundraising team including Development Manager and board fundraising committee. ● Oversight of government and private grants - familiarity with federal and state government funding and contracts is a plus. ● Build opportunities to engage new members and sustain existing membership. ● Lead expansion of contracting revenue and sources of earned income. ● Represent the GFA at conferences, fundraising events and community meetings. Financial Management — ● Maintain best business practices and fiscal accountability, ensuring financial records are accurate, timely, accountable and transparent. ● Supervise financial and administration manager whose responsibilities include human resources. ● Oversee program and project budgets and manage resources within budget guidelines. Staff Management — ● Manage the organization’s staff with four direct reports and approximately 15 employees. ● Lead regular staff meetings and facilitate understanding and communication of board priorities and plans. ● Create and sustain a positive and productive work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of quality people committed to the preservation of the Sanctuary and mission of the GFA. Community and Public Relations — ● Serve as the primary spokesperson to the media and in the community; directing Communications staff and public relations activities using appropriate publication and media outlets. ● Responsible for effectively utilizing the latest communication technology, including social media, to articulate the GFA’s activities and mission. Government Relations — ● Support and communicate the needs and mission of the Sanctuary to federal, state and local agencies. ● Requires a clear understanding of the difference between an advocacy organization and a cooperating association partnership and coordination with board when communicating with members of Congress or other important governmental representatives. Desired qualifications: Qualifications • At least five years of experience in a leadership role in a nonprofit. • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; Masters and/or MBA or equivalent experience. Science/environmental knowledge or background preferred. • Excellent people leadership, management, and team building skills. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives. • Demonstrated efficacy on a strategic level as well as an operational level. • Experience working with governmental agencies at federal, state, local levels. • Ability to manage Board relationships and work closely with Board committees and outside professionals as required. • Deep motivation, driven by the mission of the organization. • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings, as required. For more information about the position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter using this link: http://cvnl.org/recruit.
Assistant Project Manager - Folsom, California. Helix Environmental Planning. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 04/16/2019). At HELIX, we are dedicated to our clients and we are passionate about providing the highest quality of service to every customer, on every product, for every project â€“ no matter how big or small. We pride ourselves on this commitment to excellence and to make it happen, we know that it takes a team and a diligent effort. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way. Do you want to be a part of this team? HELIX Environmental Construction Group, an environmental construction and habitat restoration company, is seeking a highly motivated Assistant Project Manager to join our team at our Folsom, CA office. This position will be instrumental in helping to grow our habitat restoration group in this office and will assist the project manager in planning, directing, and coordinating activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budgets. This position will be responsible for working on project sites, as well as completing duties in the office. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources/ Environmental Science or related field (degree in biochemistry or microbiology not acceptable); Native plant and construction knowledge; Work experience in a natural resources, environmental science, or related field; Landscape or irrigation experience; Experience operating equipment such as skip loader, skid steer, mini excavator, etc. To request more information or to apply (include resume and cover letter), please email email@example.com.
Chief Estimator - Petaluma, California. Hanford ARC. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 04/16/2019). 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. How to apply: Submit resume to Karen Alton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple Indicator Monitoring Intern - Prineville, Oregon. American Conservation Experience and BLM. Application Filing Deadline: ASAP (posted 03/27/19). The intern will aid in the collection of riparian vegetation data, in an effort to inventory and assess the conditions of existing riparian zones on BLM managed lands within the Prineville District. Increased data collections and analysis help inform decisions regarding the health of riparian zones managed by the BLM. This internship provides opportunity to see how land management principles are applied while balancing a multiple use agency direction. Desired qualifications: Ability to work alone/in a small group with minimal supervision. Database management and ArcGIS software experience. Able to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts. Able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professional. Riparian plant identification skills. Familiar and comfortable with collecting macroinvertebrates. Comfortable communicating with the public or permittees, and be skilled at difficult conversations, or be willing to learn these skills. Able to work in extreme weather conditions - heat during the summer and colder temperatures in the spring and fall. How to apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section, located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/301911.html. For more information about this position, please email email@example.com.
Range Monitor - Prineville, Oregon. American Conservation Experience and the BLM. Application Filing Deadline: ASAP (posted 03/27/19). The intern will aid in the collection of data in range studies to include short and long term range trend data, vegetation condition, vegetation utilization, as well as inventory and assessment of the conditions of existing range improvements/infrastructure on BLM managed lands within the Prineville District. Data collected will contribute directly to the range program support in Rangeland Health Assessments and grazing permit renewals. Increased data collections and analysis help inform decisions regarding the health of BLM managed lands within the Prineville District. This data collection facilitates the coordination with livestock grazing permittees and other interested publics. This internship provides opportunity to see how land management principles are applied while balancing a multiple use agency direction. Desired qualifications: Preferred Skills: Undergraduate degree in Rangeland Management or a natural resource related field. Plant identification skills. GPS, Map, and Compass skills. Computer programs particularly Microsoft Office. Strong communication skills both orally and written. Ability to drive large, 4x4 vehicles in rough terrain. Knowledge of upland monitoring trend techniques, such as photos points, Line Point Intercept, and Daubenmire. Ambition and good at documenting notes in the field. A positive attitude. To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section, located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/286957.html. For more information about this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoration Technician - San Francisco, California. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 03/22/19). The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit support partner to many of the Bay Area’s open space management agencies. These parklands add immeasurably to the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Parks Conservancy works with a number of partners including the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, California State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County Parks, and the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to preserve and restore habitat, rehabilitate trails and trail corridors, improve facilities for park visitors, protect special status species, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Position Overview: Restoration Technicians (RTs) perform restoration activities to support park projects, initiatives and community programs throughout the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This support primarily includes manual and mechanical invasive species removal, planting, herbicide use, erosion control installation, mulching, watering, sign installation, light construction, mapping, tool maintenance and biological monitoring. Duties may also include recording work performed data, data entry, office administration, and schedule coordination. RTs may work at multiple project locations throughout the GGNRA. This full-time, benefited position is based on the Presidio of San Francisco. This is a one-year project with the option to extend. Desired qualifications: • BS degree or at least two years college course work in biology or related environmental field. • Familiarity with Bay Area ecology, including native and non-native vegetation. • Experience with small gas-powered tools, including brushcutters and augers. • Demonstrated proficiency in reading maps and using on-the-ground reference points. • Familiarity with GPS and GIS. • Possession of current California Department of Pesticide Certification Qualified Applicator Certificate. For more information or to apply, visit https://jobapply.page.link/K93x.
Landscape Architect - San Francisco, California. Environmental Science Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 03/22/19). Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is seeking a licensed Landscape Architect with five or more years of professional experience, specializing in habitat restoration and native plant establishment. Our design practice encompasses a wide range of habitat restoration, parks and public access projects. The position is located in one of our Northern California offices (San Francisco, Oakland, Petaluma, San Jose or Sacramento) and presents opportunities to work on a variety of projects across California as well as projects in Oregon, Washington and Florida. We are looking for a well-rounded and self-directed person who is articulate, organized and comfortable leading a number of tasks and projects concurrently. Experience in production of native habitat revegetation design documents and a desire to work in multi-disciplinary teams is essential. Design experience with parks, trails, and other types of public access infrastructure is also welcome. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor or Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university. For more information or to apply, please visit https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=8197&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296.
Senior Botanist/Wetland Specialist - Northern California. Environmental Science Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 03/22/19). Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places. Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is currently seeking a Senior Botanist/Permitting Specialist to work in our one of our Bay Area offices (San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma). Job duties may include: leading botanical surveys and wetland delineations, leading California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) analysis for biological resource impacts, contributing to wetland restoration plans, preparing wetland mitigation and monitoring plans, leading the preparation of permit applications under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, California Fish and Game Code, Bay Conservation and Development Commission Regulations, Coastal Act, and other relevant laws and regulations. Responsibilities also include developing new biological resources business, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and working with local, State and federal regulators to secure permits for a wide variety of projects. You will work on exciting and challenging projects that may include environmental permitting services for water/wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, land management planning, monitoring, and habitat restoration clients. Desired qualifications: 10-15 years related work experience; bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife conservation, or related discipline (master’s degree preferred). Restoration ecology experience, education, and interest (native plant revegetation, wetlands, riparian, soils, etc.) are strongly preferred. Required are also a working knowledge of Northern California flora and natural communities, quantitative analysis skills, strong communication skills, excellent writing skills, and knowledge of regulations under the Clean Water Act, Rivers and Harbors Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, CEQA and NEPA, Endangered Species Act, California Fish and Game Code, Coastal Act, and BCDC. Ability to lead resource specialist teams and to lead field survey teams throughout Northern California. For more information or to apply, please visit https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=10084&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296.
ACE Restoration Crew Leader - Lake Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe, California. American Conservation Experience. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 03/22/2019). American Conservation Experience (ACE) is seeking a Restoration Crew Leader to work in the Sierra Nevada Region of California with extensive background working with conservation corps in the field. Job duties include, and are not limited to, restoration projects based in the Sierra Nevada region that integrate a pest management plan to control invasive plant species. This will involve chemical and mechanical removal as well as fuel reduction through chainsaw use. Qualified candidates must have the ability to handle concurrent operations in a fast paced environment, the determination to encourage and enforce compliance with all elements of ACE’s safety policies, and the skills to train and develop ACE’s corps members. Possessing or the ability to obtain a California Qualified Applicator License is a requirement of this position. ACE will help qualified individuals to achieve this license. The Restoration Crew Lead will focus on ACE California restoration specific crews. The 2019 summer season is specifically requiring a highly skilled and motivated individual to lead our Restoration Projects in the Sierra Nevada. This position will be field based and will require the applicant to work extensively with multiple ACE staff, corps members, and partner agency staff in various environments including front-country and wilderness areas throughout California. This individual will lead challenging projects in remote and beautiful locations in California. Desired qualifications: • Ability to lead and train a team in the safe and successful execution of a variety of restoration projects. • Knowledge of environmental conservation skills, basic environmental education, and outdoor living/camping skills. • Considerable knowledge of invasive plant mitigation techniques and land management practices – previous experience in both chemical and mechanical removal of invasive species is desirable • 1+ year of chainsaw experience • Must have considerable knowledge of chainsaw operation and maintenance, feller experience, and overseeing chainsaw operations in large scale fuels reductions as well as other scenarios. • Holds B Faller/FAL2 qualification or has the knowledge, skills and abilities to receive B Faller qualification upon hire. • Previous experience on hazardous fuels reduction projects, preferred • Experience and knowledgeable in troubleshooting basic mechanical issues with chainsaws in the field • Working knowledge of young adult development, team-building and motivational techniques. Experience serving as a positive role model and mentor for team members. • Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates. • Ability to adapt to surrounding work environment and conditions that can change frequently. How to apply: Follow the link: https://usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/322702.html to learn more about the position as well as to fill out and submit an application. You must include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Upload all required documents, preferably in a single PDF or Word document and save using the following naming format: LastName_FirstName_Position_DocumentName. The document name is either resume, cover letter, references or application. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.
Native Plant Conservation Manager - Avalon, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 03/15/19). POSITION: Plant Conservation Manager (Native Plants) - REPORTS TO: Director of Conservation - STATUS: Full time, Exempt - UPDATED: March 2019 - DEPT: Conservation. A PLANT CONSERVATION MANAGER performs necessary plant monitoring and management program tasks including plant community assessment, small- and large-scale restoration projects, vegetation monitoring, ex situ/in situ seed conservation, plant propagation and installation, rare and endemic plant species survey and management and/or other habitat restoration projects related broadly to the natural vegetation of Santa Catalina Island, other Channel Islands and Southern California. 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 a plant community assessment and restoration program with a focus on ecological processes and/or restoration techniques, and where appropriate 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. • Monitor, and where necessary implement, appropriate management for island plant communities and/or specific rare, threatened, endangered and endemic plant species. • Coordinate, where necessary, activities with the Catalina Island Conservancy Invasive Plant, GIS and Wildlife programs and Operations. • Supervise one full-time technician, seasonal technicians, interns and volunteers. • 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. • 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. • Manages and provides oversight to Facilities including but not limited to: the Ackerman Native Plant Nursery, 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 a yearly work program and performs other duties as needed or assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: • Ability to use standard vegetation sampling methods for project-specific or island-wide plant community monitoring. • Experience in managing projects and people including planning, scheduling, contracting, hiring, supervision and evaluation. • Ability to design and implement applied habitat restoration projects. • Knowledge of plant propagation and nursery operations. Experience with botanical gardens desired. • Experience in managing, preparing and implementing budgets and grants. • Ability to manage and analyze plant community monitoring data. • Strong working knowledge of Trimble/Garmin Global Position Systems (GPS) and ArcView Global Information System (GIS) and ARC/INFO software. • Strong applied plant ecology and management 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 customer service skills (internal and external) extremely important. Ability to function and thrive within complex, multi-goal (conservation, education, recreation) organization with diverse professional staff. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Able to effectively supervise assigned staff, contractors, interns and volunteers. • Ability to work both independently or as a part of a team. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A strong interest in and experience with applied conservation and land management is expected. Education (MS preferred) and experience in Range Science, Forest Management, Ecological Restoration, Environmental Horticulture, Landscape Ecology and Conservation, Plant Ecology or similar field required. Nursery, herbaria, and botanical garden experience desirable. DEMANDS: • Employee must desire to live and work on Catalina Island. • 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 and 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 a 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. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Desired qualifications: A PLANT CONSERVATION MANAGER performs necessary plant monitoring and management program tasks including plant community assessment, small- and large-scale restoration projects, vegetation monitoring, ex situ/in situ seed conservation, plant propagation and installation, rare and endemic plant species survey and management and/or other habitat restoration projects related broadly to the natural vegetation of Santa Catalina Island, other Channel Islands and Southern California. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Preserve Manager - Murrieta, California. Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 03/13/2019). CNLM is seeking a well-qualified individual to act as Preserve Manager for the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve and adjacent conservation lands (together, Plateau Lands). CNLM and the Preserve Manager will be responsible for protecting and managing the natural resources of the Plateau Lands, monitoring or coordinating monitoring of the easements for easement compliance, managing historic structures onsite, and coordinating for other public uses with the other parties involved in the Plateau Lands management. Other parties include California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), The Nature Conservancy, Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Responsibilities include: provide stewardship for all natural resources, including sensitive and listed species (planning, management, enhancement, monitoring, maintenance, reporting, budgeting, grant writing), lead and coordinate activities of volunteers/staff and other organizations, provide leadership presence on the Plateau Lands, coordinate with Preserve Management Committee (PMC), acquire contracted assistance for work that may require specialized skills or permits, monitor populations of native, listed, and exotic species of plants and animals, coordinate inspections of properties over which CDFW holds conservation easements for compliance with terms of those easements, plan and implement specific preserve management activities, review monitoring protocols, analyze and interpret results of monitoring activities and incorporate this information into management plans, determine need for and facilitate repair work on preserve buildings and oversee general repair contracts, develop and maintain permanent record of preserve activities, participate in planning and community meetings and in public outreach and education efforts, prepare and implement annual work plans, budgets, and reports, including funding proposals, identify any additional important activities, develop plans, and participate in efforts to acquire additional resources, participate in acquiring new parcels, work professionally and effectively with CNLM staff, the PMC, resource agencies, consultants, and other conservation organizations, and fulfill other duties as assigned. Requirements: Master of Science (or Arts) degree in Natural Resource Management, Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Botany, or related field; or compelling evidence of equivalent experience and self-education that would result in understanding of core principles and ability to use statistical, preserve design, ecological, and genetic principles in preserve stewardship and decision-making; Demonstrated experience with field management of habitat and species; Demonstrated experience in coordinating diverse management interests in implementing conservation plans, preferably in southern California; Demonstrated experience in preparing and/or implementing management plans for conservation land, preferably in southern California; Relevant experience in land stewardship, including application of good management practices, restoration, and management of rare or fragile species; Experience in monitoring of terrestrial, aquatic, and/or semi-aquatic species; Excellent social, diplomatic, and supervisory skills; Ability to professionally represent CNLM in meetings with partners and the public; Ability to professionally and safely de-escalate and resolve argumentative situations with the visiting public; Working knowledge of GIS and GPS technologies; Familiarity with native California wildlife and plant species, through research or management; Familiarity with federal, state, and local environmental legislation and codes such as the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts …. More job requirements can be found in complete Job Description on cnlm.org. To apply, please see complete job description: http://www.cnlm.org/wp-content/uploads/Santa-Rosa-Plateau-Preserve-Manager-DR.pdf.
Vegetation Ecology Intern - Sausalito, California. National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Program. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 03/11/19). OVERVIEW The San Francisco Bay Area Network is seeking two interns to assist with plant community monitoring and invasive plant early detection protocols. The interns will work primarily in Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, but will also make visits to Pinnacles National Park, and John Muir National Historic Site. These positions will be stationed at Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA. Interns will be employed by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a non-profit organization, and will be hosted and managed by National Park Service staff. This six-month internship runs from April - September, 2019. Start and end dates are flexible. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Plant Community Monitoring Program: use standard monitoring techniques to read vegetation plots; identify plants; record field data; navigate using GPS; install plot markers; photography; data entry and quality-control; create plot location guides using GIS, Google Earth, and MS Word. Invasive Plant Early Detection Program: conduct surveys for invasive plants; map plant populations and collect data using tablets and phones; data entry and quality control; create maps in GIS and Google Earth. BENEFITS Gain experience identifying plants of the Bay Area, one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Learn vegetation sampling techniques that are industry standards in land management and research. Become proficient in GPS and GIS technologies. Gain experience with photography, plant scanning and image management. Enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and cultural resources of spectacular National Parks while engaging park stewards. Additional professional development and training opportunities are available in other departments within the Park Service and Parks Conservancy. A payment of $30.00 per day is provided for living expenses, and dormitory housing is provided at Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito. Desired qualifications: Interest in a career in biological science or resource management, including an interest in learning plant identification. Good communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Basic computer literacy, Microsoft Word and Excel. A valid drivers license. Experience, coursework or skill in the following areas is a plus: botany, taxonomy, ecology, restoration, geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, databases, photography. How to apply: Email your resume, a cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewardship Assistant Project Manager - Santa Rosa, California. Sonoma Land Trust. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 02/27/2019). The assistant project manager is a hybrid position in the stewardship department, supporting the conservation easement (CE) program and managing SLT’s coastal preserves. Approximately half of the position’s responsibilities support the conservation easement program manager by coordinating the conservation monitoring program and its volunteers, and by supporting the CE program manager in drafting baseline documentation, producing maps and reviewing, documenting and resolving CE approval and violation issues as they arise. The assistant project manager may also lead volunteer stewardship workdays and guide intern projects. The other half of the position involves supporting the Sonoma coast stewardship project manager in all aspects of preserve stewardship, including coordinating natural resource assessments, management and restoration projects; infrastructure and road maintenance; outreach and volunteer coordination; and administrative functions. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or relevant coursework in conservation, law, natural resources management, or related area, or equivalent work experience. Desired qualifications: Ability to read and interpret conservation easements and legal and technical documents, minimum of two years of work experience in land management, conservation and/or related field • Bachelor’s degree or relevant coursework in conservation, law, natural resources management, or related area or equivalent work experience, proficiency with GIS software (ArcMap and ArcCatalog), proficiency with common computer operations, including Windows OS, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and internet research. To request additional information, please email email@example.com. How to apply: Please email a letter introducing yourself and a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please: no phone calls, drop-ins, or paper.
Environmental Science, Advisor (Wetlands and Waters Regulatory) - Rosemead, California. Southern California Edison (SCE). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 02/22/2019). 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 Water Quality group within the Environmental Services Department (ESD) is embarking on an exciting time in managing regulatory compliance and meeting the State’s Clean Energy Initiatives supporting interconnection with renewable energy sources, enabling customers with local energy choices, and improving reliability of our electrical grid. The group is passionate about protecting water quality and water/wetlands resources, and strives to develop innovative approaches in applying regulatory compliance strategies. The Senior Wetlands and Waters Regulatory Specialist will represent the company with direct agency coordination with federal, state and local environmental regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Regional Water Quality Control Boards and/or State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) at local and Region/State office levels. The successful candidate will be a lead subject matter expert and permitting strategy developer in the Environmental Services Department (ESD) supporting and collaborating with multiple Organizational Units in Generation, Transmission & Distribution (T&D) major projects, Corporate Real Estate Facilities, and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) programs in Wetlands and Waters Clean Water Act 401/WDR/404 and CDFW 1600 permitting compliance. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree • 8 yrs exp in complex environmental regulatory analysis/ compliance/ consulting • 3 years experience in environmental waters compliance/permitting. For a more detailed job description, please visit our career website, or contact me directly — Dana.Fortuna@sce.com / https://www.edisoncareers.com/ShowJob/Id/346622/Environmental-Science,-Advisor-(Wetlands-and-Waters-Regulatory)/.
Habitat Restoration and Landscaping Foreman - Ventura, California. Wildscape Restoration. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 02/13/2019). Wildscape Restoration (Wildscape) is a small environmental consulting firm located in Ventura, CA. Wildscape focuses primarily on habitat restoration and groundskeeping projects. A portion of the work that Wildscape conducts is in an office environment and a portion of the work is actual field work which is overseen by a working Foreman. Field work consists of non-native plant removal, native plant installation, irrigation installation in challenging and remote locations and maintenance of the site after plant installation. In addition, we also perform groundskeeping for various locations. Our clients are typically non-profit environmental organizations, private developers, municipalities, and other government entities. Essential Job Duties: • Manage project scheduling, productivity and quality of workmanship. • Supervise and monitor crews. Establishes daily priorities and assigns work to crews and individuals. Act as intermediary between crew and management. • Understands the contractual obligations as outlined in the Scope of Work for each job site and directs the work of the crew accordingly. • Recommends and orders materials, supplies, and equipment in accordance with company purchase policy. • Checks and verifies crew time cards for correct work orders, project/site numbers, and task numbers, and hours worked each day for each job. • Prepares cost estimates and scopes of work for installation and maintenance contracts. Desired qualifications: Must be able to pass federal background check. Education equivalent to a B.S in Horticulture or a minimum of three (3) or more years of experience managing projects and personnel in a similar setting. Strong organizational skills are highly desired as it is common to have numerous projects occurring at once. The ability to review and understand narrative project descriptions as well as design drawings is required. Computer skills with experience in MS Office applications are required. Irrigation expertise and heavy equipment operator skills are highly desirable. Work locations are variable throughout California and may be in other states. Must be able to travel overnight for up to 5 work days at a time. Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a clean driving record. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com; further information may also be requested at this email.
ACE Pacific Crest Trail Crew Leader - San Diego County, California. American Conservation Experience. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 02/09/2019). American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE's California leadership team is seeking one (1) Crew Leader to work under the direction of the Project Manager to assist in leading teams of young adult Corps members in completion of environmental conservation and restoration projects, and enhance the future growth of operations in California. Location: PCT - Based in Dulzura, San Diego County, CA area, Mar-Jul and Sept-Nov; PCT - Based in South Lake Tahoe, CA area, Jul-Sept. American Conservation Experience (ACE) is seeking a highly motivated Trail Crew Leader to lead a 6-person crew working at various locations along the Pacific Crest Trail within California. Qualified applicants will have an extensive background working on technical trail projects with conservation corps in the field. Qualified candidates must have the ability to handle concurrent field operations in a fast paced environment, the determination to encourage and enforce compliance with all elements of ACE's safety policies, and the skills to train and develop ACE's corps members. Crew Leaders train and lead corps members in conservation work skills, basic environmental education, outdoor living skills, and engage their crews in critical environmental work projects. The Pacific Crest Trail Crew Lead will travel to various locations along the PCT leading a 6-person crew of young adults in the execution of technical and often logistically complex trail projects. The crew leader will also help train and oversee Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) volunteers that work alongside our crew. This is a field based position that will involve extended stays in the backcountry or in very remote locations for 2-4 weeks at a time. Much of the work will be performed in the Sierra Nevada's at high altitude, remote locations, but also in hot/dry desert locations as well. Typical Duties: * Lead and train Corps Members and PCTA volunteers for conservation work projects, that may include: constructing and maintaining trails (including drystone masonry; new trail construction; trail maintenance; trail obliteration, step and retaining wall construction; brushing and clearing trail corridors; building drainage structures); constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities; surveying, mapping and monitoring using GPS technology * Complete all project paperwork correctly, including weekly reports, safety sheets, accident reports, end of week check lists, feedback forms and others as necessary * Hike, backpack, camp and cook outdoors while at front country and wilderness spike camps * Arrange details of transportation, tools, equipment, living arrangements, field communication, and work project completion * Transport crew to worksites and camp with crew during projects * Maintain and repair hand and power tools and other equipment as necessary * Replace items as needed in the cookset, first aid kit, and PPE set * Arrange environmental education activities and opportunities * Conduct operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols, act to avoid potential safety incidents and guarantee that corps members and PCTA volunteers follow all applicable safety protocols and standards. Desired qualifications: Ability to lead and train a team in the safe and successful execution of trail projects. Considerable knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in trail construction and maintenance projects especially: Dry stone retaining wall construction Rock step construction Full bench tread construction Wilderness trail maintenance and construction. How to apply: Visit https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to fill out an application. You must include a detailed resume, an introduction letter expressing how your qualifications and experiences align with the above job description and the mission of the American Conservation Experience, and three (3) professional references. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity. Deadline: Open until filled. Please note that ACE will schedule interviews and may make a selection as applications are submitted. Please submit your application materials as you prepare them. Apply now! To request more information about this position, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fuels Specialist, Wilderness Fuels Module - Mineral, California. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 02/05/19). This is a unique opportunity to collaboratively manage the implementation of wilderness and wildland urban interface fuels reduction activities within Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP). Qualified individuals with an interest in active management of forested landscapes for ecosystem resilience, wilderness land management, and/or the use of fire as a tool to promote ecosystem health, are encouraged to apply. In cooperation with the Sierra Institute and LVNP Fire and Resource Management staff, the incumbent will help design and then oversee the implementation of fuels reduction work funded by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to promote forest health and facilitate future prescribed and/or managed fire activities. The incumbent will organize and oversee activities carried out by a seven-person wilderness fuels reduction crew including coordination with, and supervision of, a Field Crew Lead. The position will additionally oversee contracted fuels crews implementing roadside fuels reduction activities in coordination with the LVNP Assistant Fire Management Officer. All work will be designed and implemented in accordance with existing National Environmental Policy Act/California Environmental Quality Act compliance documents, including implementation of mitigation features as necessary. The position will be responsible for ensuring that hired and contracted crews are executing work safely, in accordance with established compliance and within project design parameters, while being completed in a timely manner. The Fuels Specialist will also document project progress and outcomes in cooperation with both LVNP and Sierra Institute project management staff. Other tasks and duties may be assigned as appropriate. Desired qualifications: Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130); Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290); Introduction to Fire Effects (RX-310); Minimum Faller 2 or equivalent; Professional knowledge of mitigation features associated with environmental laws, regulations, and policies; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; Current wilderness medical training certification (e.g., WFA, WFR, WEMT); A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation. How to apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to email@example.com with "Wilderness Fuels Module Fuels Specialist" in the subject line. Position is open until filled. Please call (530) 284-1022 with questions or visit https://www.sierrainstitute.us/about/jobs/.
Crew Member, Wilderness Fuels Module - Mineral, California. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 02/05/19). This is a unique opportunity to contribute to fuels reduction activities within a designated wilderness area in a National Park unit. Qualified individuals with an interest in active management of forested landscapes for ecosystem resilience, wilderness land management, and/or the use of fire as a tool to promote ecosystem health, are encouraged to apply. Weather permitting, the incumbent will spend five months performing fuels reduction work in Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) to promote future prescribed and/or managed fire activities. The incumbent will work as a member of a seven-person crew, and under the supervision of a Crew Lead, to perform wilderness fuels reduction activities within LVNP. The position will work cooperatively to perform hand thinning, limbing, and bucking of dead and small diameter live material within a 1,600-acre unit in a designated wilderness area. The position will be responsible for rearranging fuels in preparation for future entries, including piling and lopping and scattering. The position will periodically work with youth and young adult crews to accomplish project objectives, and may be asked to assist in supervision and delegation of these crews. Other tasks and duties may be assigned as appropriate to further crew objectives. Desired qualifications: Formalized training and/or experience falling trees by mechanized and/or non-mechanized means, and ability to produce relevant certification(s); Minimum of two years' combined field experience in forest or other natural resource management; Ability to perform physically taxing work in all weather conditions in rugged mountainous environments; Minimum two-year degree from an accredited college or university; Interest in, or familiarity with, principles of wilderness land management; A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation. How to apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Wilderness Fuels Module Crew Member” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. Please call (530) 284-1022 with questions or visit https://www.sierrainstitute.us/about/jobs/.
Senior Restoration Practitioner - California, Oregon, or Washington. ICF. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 01/29/19). The ICF Restoration Team is currently seeking a Senior Restoration Practitioner to join our west coast based Design and Implementation Restoration Team. We are targeting candidates that live near and can report to one of the following offices; Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA. The ICF Restoration Team includes over 20 individuals that collaborate to deliver rewarding projects, carrying designs from conception through construction and multi-year monitoring. We are currently expanding our team working on riverine and estuary restoration designs and construction oversight for projects underway in Puget Sound, Washington, the Columbia River Basin, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Upper Santa Ana River near Los Angeles, and the Otay River in San Diego. As a Senior Restoration Practitioner with ICF, you will have a first-hand role in the pursuit and development of new project work, as well as the design and implementation of high-quality river, estuary, wetland, and upland focused projects that are part of the expanding ICF project portfolio. Our restoration team targets projects that are intended to conserve, mitigate, restore or preserve critical habitats. These efforts are most often required to satisfy permitting requirements associated with infrastructure operation, improvement, and development projects. The Senior Restoration Practitioner will apply their career experience, network, and industry expertise in the oversight and mentorship of the larger sub-teams that are assigned to a particular project. Typical project work requires familiarity with watersheds, estuaries and river systems. Technical analyses include evaluation of basin hydrology, channel and floodplain hydraulics, soil characteristic, large woody material structures, bank stabilization measures, channel geometry, and roadway crossing structures that restore stream, estuary, wetland habitat, and upland habitat. The ICF restoration team has always included a diverse range of expertise and is offering this position to find a candidate that knows the restoration market, and who is ready to add their energy to our team of engineers, hydrologists, landscape architects, geomorphologist, biologists, wetland scientists, permit specialists, and environmental project managers. Desired qualifications: Basic Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree in one of the following fields: Civil Environmental or Engineering, Ecology/Biology, Geology, Geomorphology, Hydrology or Landscape Architecture. • Minimum of 10 years of experience leading projects or programs that delivered the following one of or some combination of the following services for the benefit of ecological uplift in the environment: Conservation, Mitigation, Enhancement, Restoration or Preservation. Desirable Skills/Experience • In addition to education listed in Basic Qualifications, Bachelor or Master's Degree in any field of study related to natural processes and/or fish and wildlife ecology, biology, or botany. • Experience designing habitat restoration projects in Washington, Oregon, or California. • Experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses using numerical models. • Experience performing target species predictive response or life cycle modeling. • Experience in conducting construction oversight/monitoring. • Experience with habitat vegetation plan design, layout, monitoring, establishment techniques and success criteria. • Understanding of environmental regulatory processes in Washington, Oregon, or California. • Proficient in use of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microstation/In-Roads, and/or ArcGIS. • Experience surveying sites with traditional ground survey equipment and/or RTK GPS. Apply online via https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900312.
Restoration Designer. Pacific Northwest (or California). ICF. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 01/29/19). The ICF Restoration Team is currently seeking a Restoration Designer for our Pacific Northwest Branch. ICF’s PNW Branch Restoration Team provides technical analyses and designs stream restoration and wetland mitigation projects throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. The main PNW Branch offices are located in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR and these offices would be the preferred location for the selected candidate’s home office. However, depending on the candidate’s experience, and at the request of the candidate, the home office could be ICF’s Sacramento, CA office. The ICF Restoration Team includes over 20 individuals that collaborate to deliver rewarding projects, carrying designs from conception through construction and multi-year monitoring. We are currently expanding our team working on riverine and estuary restoration designs and construction oversight for projects underway in Puget Sound, Washington, the Columbia River Basin, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Upper Santa Ana River near Los Angeles, and the Otay River in San Diego. The Restoration Designer will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team providing habitat restoration planning, design, permitting, and construction assistance services to a variety of clients including federal agencies, state and local governments, Tribes, and non-profit organizations. The Restoration Designer will perform a hands-on role in the design and implementation of aquatic and riparian habitat restoration and wetland mitigation projects. Desired qualifications: Basic Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree in any field of study related to Stream and Aquatic Habitat Restoration. Including but not limited to Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying, and Natural Resource Ecology. • Experience using AutoCAD or Microstation to draft construction plan sheets (either 1 year professional work or 1 year of college level courses). Desirable Skills/Experience • Second Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree in any field of study related to Stream and Aquatic Habitat Restoration processes or fish biology. • Experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic calculations and/or using numerical models. • Experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or Microstation/In-Roads. • Experience using ArcGIS. • Experience surveying sites with traditional ground survey equipment and/or RTK GPS. How to apply: Apply online via https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R1900293.
Restoration Field Technician - Camp Pendleton and San Diego County. Gulf South Research Corporation. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 01/22/19). Seeking a highly motivated, conservation-minded biological technician to assist in large scale habitat restoration and botanical projects on Camp Pendleton and throughout San Diego County, California. Successful applicants will conduct native habitat restoration techniques including but not limited to: implementation of non-native plant control, monitoring and surveying native species, identifying and mapping plant communities, collecting and spreading native seeds, and the construction of out-planting sites. Eradication, suppression, reduction, and management of invasive plant species will be implemented by chemical (herbicide) and manual methods in sensitive natural areas. Technicians will conduct protocol surveys for native and rare plants in riparian areas, dunes, coastal sage scrub, grasslands, and arid environments. Familiarity with GPS devices including Garmin and Trimble is preferred as technicians will utilize these to map the extent of project work. Occasionally camping and travel to other regions of California and the Southwestern USA may be required. Desired qualifications: - Minimum BS or BA Degree in Environmental Biology, Botany, Ecology, or related fields. - Strong working knowledge of Southern California native flora. - Experience conducting vegetation surveys with qualitative and quantitative monitoring techniques. - Ability to research and develop new and innovative restoration techniques. - Capable of recording detailed and relevant field notes. - Ability to recognize non-native plant characteristics and typical species in our region. - Experience with invasive plant removal techniques, including mechanical (hand pulling, hand tools, brush cutters, etc) and chemical (herbicide, backpack sprayers, and truck-mounted tank sprayers). - California Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) will be given priority (or must have the ability to pass the QAC exam.) - Comfortable working and hiking in harsh environments as well as unpredictable and sometimes inclement weather. - Experience using ArcGIS, Trimble, and Garmin. - Must be able to pass a background check. - Valid driver’s license and must be able to provide your own transportation to the work site. - Ability to lift and carry heavy material. - Ability to work independently and as part of a team. How to apply: Please provide cover letter, resume, and three references together as one PDF when applying. Label document as FirstName_LastName_GSRC. For more information about this position, contact email@example.com or visit http://www.gsrcorp.com/.
Land Resource Manager - Glendale, California. Vulcan Materials Company. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 01/15/19). The Land Resource Manager will work as part of the Vulcan Materials, Western Division Property team. The position reports to the Divisional Vice President for Properties and Land Development. The Land Resource Manager will manage habitat restoration projects inclusive of reducing the habitat impacts for aggregate mining projects and securing the necessary mitigations, managing habitat restoration of mining reclamation sites, manage existing conservation and mitigation banks, and work with the properties team to establish new mitigation banks throughout California. The habitat restoration efforts will include re-establishing wetlands in jurisdictional waterways, restoration of sensitive habitat which is home to endangered species, and ensuring compliance with state and federal resource agency regulations. The Land Resource Manager must possess strong project management skills allowing them to coordinate with internal technical departments and external resource professionals to implement complex habitat restoration projects. The workload is diverse. Projects will be located in Southern, Central and Northern California so there is some flexibility on office location and moderate travel is required. Desired qualifications: Strong commitment to land conservation. · BS/BA degree in Biology or Environmental Studies, or an equivalent combination of training and work experience · 3-5 years’ experience in environmental project management · Excellent written and verbal skills · Ability to anticipate needs, provide project support, take initiative and be resourceful · Demonstrate innovative thinking and adaptability · Technologically savvy, especially a high level of proficiency with MS Office Suite. · Enjoy working as a team member as well as independently · Ability to occasionally work long hours and meet deadlines · Ability and desire to work with a diverse group of people including state, federal, tribal and non-government resource professionals Desired Skills · Experience in conservation real estate as well as habitat restoration, enhancement, and maintenance · Familiarly with state and federal resource agency regulations, especially the California Department of Fish and Wildlife · Familiarly with CEQA, NEPA, special status species and mitigation/mitigation banking · Understanding of watersheds and their importance in species migration. For more information about this position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, visit https://vulcanmat.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=180001X9&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago.
Forestry Technician - Mid/Northern California. Great Basin Institute with US Forest Service. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 01/14/19). The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) Pacific Southwest Region, is recruiting Forestry Technicians to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to perform vegetation management and restoration projects within forest/woodland areas. Duties will include performing standardized timber cruising, and assisting in stand exam data collection. Data are gathered using standard instruments, direct measurements, observations, and on-site inspections. Forestry Technicians will also select and mark individual trees for harvest using well defined marking guidelines and silvicultural prescriptions. Training will be provided on tree-species identification, GPS data collection, tree marking, and other project-specific tasks. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Botany or other related natural science field, with coursework and experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry. How to apply: To earn more and apply please visit: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=SERCAL&req=2018-ACI-061
Watershed Restoration Project Manager - Patagonia, Arizona. Borderlands Restoration Network. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 01/07/19). Borderlands Restoration Network is both an independent public charity and a collaborative of multiple organizations that are working to build a regional regenerative economy in which diverse, fulfilling livelihoods support the restoration of thriving natural ecosystems and build prosperous, vibrant, healthy communities in the US – Mexico borderlands. This position serves as the project lead for the Watershed Restoration Program and will report to the Executive Director. The salary is negotiable and will be based on experience. This position is based in Patagonia, AZ. Employee must be relocate close enough to be physically in Patagonia during the work week, this includes the possibility of commuting from Tucson. Work will require travel throughout SE Arizona and Northern Mexico. The Project Manager will be responsible for project development, implementation and reporting including: planning and leading landowner outreach and meetings to develop community support for new projects; identifying and seeking funding for restoration projects; completing grant applications; developing project materials such as maps, site photos, work and site plans; creating cost estimates and project budgets; securing project permits and clearances, supervising other staff, contractors, interns and volunteers, executing project plans in a timely and cost-efficient manner; and developing contracts; working with administration on grant invoicing; tracking grant and project budgets; writing progress and final reports. In addition this position will: develop maps, site photos and site plans for Network partners projects, proposals, communications; represent BRN and partners at local and regional meetings and conferences; participate in regular staff meetings and planning groups; support BRN’s educational programs by participating in curriculum development and serving as instructor/teacher for components relating to this position’s skillset; assist with communicating and developing outreach materials; deliver presentations to diverse audiences; aintain strong working relationships with government officials, community leaders and other decision-makers to ensure ongoing support; develop and execute a plan for evaluating all components within the scope of this position. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Ecological Restoration or closely related field. Three years experience in a closely related field, at least two of which included responsibility for program or project management and/or staff supervision. Master’s degree may be substituted for two years’ experience. Experience designing and implementing restoration projects. Strong written and oral communications skills. Proficiency with GIS and other mapping software. Ability to work collaboratively and independently. Experience supervising staff and volunteers. Grant writing experience. Knowledge of AZ habitats and ecosystems. Knowledge of watershed/erosion-control restoration techniques. A current passport or the ability to obtain one. Ability to work out doors in varied weather.Spanish language skills a plus. For more information, please visit https://www.borderlandsrestoration.org/ or contact Kurt Vaughn; to apply, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Restoration Field Operations Manager - San Francisco, California. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 12/21/18). Restoration Field Operations Manager, Projects Department (Project-1). The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit support partner to six of the Bay Area’s open space management agencies. These parklands add immeasurably to the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Parks Conservancy works with the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, California State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County Parks, and the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to preserve and restore habitat, rehabilitate trails and trail corridors, improve facilities for park visitors, protect special status species, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Position Overview: The Parks Conservancy Restoration Technician team consists of 10+ staff working throughout the GGNRA to perform various vegetation management actions in support of Park habitat restoration and conservation projects. The Restoration Field Operations Manager is responsible for developing the vision for and leading the direction of the Parks Conservancy’s Restoration Technician team, as well as overall team coordination and operations management. The Restoration Field Operations Manager will work in-field with Restoration staff to provide guidance and to ensure outstanding program quality and safety at all levels. In addition, the Restoration Field Operations Manager will oversee all administrative aspects of the Restoration Technician team, including supervision, recruitment, training, scheduling and budget-tracking for Full-time, Part-time and On-call Restoration Technician staff. Duties and Responsibilities: Leadership and Administration: - Actively work to create and promote a healthy and productive team organization and culture. - Sustain positive staff morale; foster and maintain positive and inclusive team dynamics. - Conduct regular staff meetings, individual evaluations and provide ongoing, constructive feedback; facilitate annual employee reviews. - Effectively recruit, hire and on-board Restoration Technician staff as needed. - Plan, design, and schedule professional development and safety trainings for staff. - Ensure restoration field staff productivity and quality of work; lead by example. - Administer crew equipment needs; be responsible for tool/equipment maintenance and procurement. - Track budget and expenditures; create and maintain team budgets and address any budgetary issues as they arise. - Be responsible for Restoration Technician workspaces and vehicles; ensure good-housekeeping and safeguarding of facilities and automobiles. - Attend all Projects Department retreats, monthly staff meetings and team workshops; represent the needs and perspective of Restoration field staff to the wider Projects Department. Staff Supervision and Management: - Supervise a 5-person Full-time Restoration Technician crew and additional On-call/Part-time Restoration Technician staff; supervise seasonal support staff as needed. - Spend time in Restoration field with staff to stay current on implementation and work quality. - Coordinate Restoration field staff schedules and manage requests for staff time; manage staff work-day calendar including timesheet administration and time-off requests. - Facilitate clear and effective communication and outreach to site and project leads. - Reporting oversight; QA/QC of all Restoration Technician image/data collection and management. - Foster a culture of safety within the Restoration Technician team; develop and implement BMP’s for field staff; ensure adequate staff training and adherence to all Conservancy Safety SOP’s. - Ensure safe and effective herbicide storage, handling and application by all Restoration Technician staff; be responsible for Restoration field staff herbicide training, use reporting and confirm compliance with all applicable local, state, federal and Park rules and regulations governing the use of herbicides. Ecological Restoration/Vegetation Management: - Use and maintain hand tools including pulaskis, weed wrenches, hand picks, shovels, etc. - Use and maintain power tools including chainsaws and brush cutters. - Possess or acquire a California Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate. - Mix and apply herbicides in a safe and effective manner according to all laws and regulations. - Be familiar with all target invasive species in all life stages, and best treatment strategies. - Track work performed using CalFlora and/or Agency-supported databases, photo-monitoring and other record keeping; collect data and generate maps using GPS, GIS, and Android technology. - Be attentive and responsible for quality of all work produced by self and other team members. - Be responsible for the safety of self and co-workers. Physical Requirements & Work Environment: - Work is performed roughly 50% in an office setting, and 50% in an outdoor setting. - Outdoor duties include exposure to poison oak, ticks, and adverse conditions, including, but not limited to, exposure to sun, wind, rain, loud noise, uneven terrain, mud. - Work is performed standing, walking, hiking and sitting at a desk. - Work requires squatting and kneeling. - Frequently lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Qualifications: - A college degree (or comparable field experience) in ecological restoration, invasive weed management, or a closely related field (i.e. botany, ecology, resource management, etc.). - Two years demonstrated experience in a leadership role within the natural resource management or environmental/outdoor education field; demonstrated experience training, supervising, and retaining staff and/or interns; demonstrated experience serving as a crew lead or similar. - Two years demonstrated experience implementing IPM-based weed management strategies to include performing control work. - Two years demonstrated experience in on-the-ground restoration activities. - Supervisory experience in a collaborative and inclusive environment; experience expanding equity and inclusion; demonstrated ability to manage staff with a highly collaborative approach. - Excellent work ethic and commitment to a positive team dynamic; motivated self-starter with energy, flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor and a willingness to pitch in wherever needed. - Ability to prioritize effectively and handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. - Familiarity with budget management, including budget preparation, tracking, decision-making, and reporting. - Strong organizational skills, including planning and implementation of field work. - Superior interpersonal and written communications skills. - Professional work habits (punctual, responsive, organized, attention to detail). - Knowledge and familiarity with S.F. Bay Area native and non-native flora. - Competency with Google systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) interfaces such as ArcMap, Avenza PDF Maps, Calflora, etc. - Demonstrated proficiency with writing and basic computer skills, knowledge and familiarity with using. - Demonstrated experience performing manual labor in inclement weather. - Demonstrated experience with power tool use/maintenance, such as chainsaw and brushcutter preferred. - Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Compensation: This is a full time, benefited position. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with work experience, skills, and educational background. Primary office is at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please no phone calls about this position. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, placement and promotions are conducted without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws & ordinances. Please apply via www.parksconservancy.org. To request more information about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Resource Specialist - Taylorsville, California. Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled (posted 12/21/18). Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks qualified individuals to fill the position(s) of Resource Specialist(s) to analyze and summarize the potential effects of fuels reduction and forest health activities. Specialists will be part of a multi-stakeholder environmental analysis team for a potential forest health project on the Lassen National Forest. The project is part of a 600,000-acre focal landscape for the South Lassen Watersheds Group, a collaborative planning effort involving forest and watershed management, climate resilience, and economic development in critical upper watersheds of the North Fork of the Feather River, and Mill and Deer Creeks. Resource specialists will be focused on environmental analysis for public lands, but will be expected to support collaborative all-lands work as needed. Requested areas of specialization include: wildlife biology (including fisheries and aquatics), silviculture, fuels management, hydrology, archaeology, and recreation. Desired qualifications: Please visit our website for more information: https://sierrainstitute.us/about/jobs/. To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, a technical writing sample (1-2 pages in length), and contact information for three references as one PDF to email@example.com with “NEPA Specialist” in the subject line. Please specify the specialist position for which you wish to be considered in your application materials. Position is open until filled, review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019. Please call (530) 284-1022 with questions.
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.
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 email@example.com. The subject line of your email should read "Botany Application."
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.
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.
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 email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this position contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. If interested, please submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com; 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.
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/.