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Plant Ecologist (botanist) - Northern California. California State Parks. Application Filing Deadline: 05/29/18. The North Coast Redwoods District Natural Resource Management Program will be hiring an Environmental Scientist to support a variety of functions, including Natural and Cultural Resources, Facilities, Interpretation, Public Safety, and Administration. The position acts as lead plant ecologist and assists in the development and implementation of natural resource projects, primarily habitat protection and restoration. In accordance with instructions and specific standards, the incumbent applies scientific methods and principals to gather natural resource data, perform preliminary environmental analysis, prepare draft reports, complete regulatory and compliance documents, and conduct other related work. Desired qualifications: Work well as an individual and in a multi-disciplinary team setting. The applicant should be able to identify flora and fauna of northern California and have experience with vegetation monitoring techniques. The applicant must have field orientation skills and basic familiarity with electronic data collection and integration with GIS. Ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner, including effectively portraying data and prioritized needs for use by others. Individual will have to operate 4-wheel drive trucks and ATV’s (ATV certified preferred). How to apply: Take the online exam to get ob the state list and submit an application by filing date: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=109815.
Field Botany Technician (invasive plants) - Greater Los Angeles area. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, California. Application Filing Deadline: 05/30/18. DEPARTMENT: Conservation. STATUS: Full time hourly (1 year). REPORTS TO: Field Crew Lead and Director of Conservation Programs. Position Overview: In collaboration with the Angeles National Forest, work in a team to assist the Field Crew Lead and Director of Conservation Programs with invasive plant management on the Angeles National Forest. Duties include hand removal of invasive plant species, herbicide application, rugged backcountry hiking, and some GPS mapping of plant populations. Must approach all tasks with respect for natural, cultural and fiscal resources, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and organizations. This is a full time temporary position (40 hours a week for 1 year, with possibility of extension, starting in July or as soon as positions are filled). Duties and Responsibilities: ● Under cooperative agreements between RSABG, the Angeles National Forest, and National Forest Foundation assists in the execution of invasive plant species removal. ● Manual removal of invasive plant species. ● Herbicide application. ● Drive and navigate to field sites. ● Other duties as assigned. Location: ● Duty location varies. Primary reporting location is in Santa Clarita. Desired qualifications: A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and California flora desired. ● Ability to perform difficult physical labor such as pulling up plants. ● Ability to use GPS equipment and read/navigate with topographic maps. ● Ability to properly use hazardous equipment; ability to operate 4WD vehicle and/or power tools such as chainsaw desired. ● Demonstrated interest in conservation ● Valid driver’s license. Physical demands ● Ability to conduct fieldwork under a variety of environmental conditions is required. ● The physical ability to hike several miles a day for 10 hours a day, carrying a pack through strenuous terrain in adverse weather conditions. ● Must have physical strength and endurance sufficient to carry field equipment and supplies. Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Attention: Rachel Wing 1500 N College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 email email@example.com Fax to (909) 626-3489. For more information about this position, visit https://www.rsabg.org/employment.
Restoration Manager - San Francisco, California. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: 06/03/18. Are you passionate about restoring the lands of the Golden Gate National Parks and working with a team committed to community engagement? The Restoration Manager provides ecological expertise and leadership to the Park Stewardship Program. The position will oversee data management and reporting for Park Stewardship sites in Marin (Muir Beach, Oakwood Valley, Wolfback Ridge), San Francisco (Lands End, Fort Funston, and Presidio Coastal Bluffs) and San Mateo (Mori Point, Milagra Ridge). The position will support the Senior Restoration Manager in natural resource management activities on select Park Stewardship Sites. Depending on future funding, projects and evolving priorities, this position may shift to support new projects and different areas. This position reports to the Senior Restoration Manager. • Assist the Senior Restoration Manager in hiring, training, supervising, and mentoring Park Stewardship staff and interns. Help to develop staff and intern workplans and track and support staff progress. • Train staff and interns in all aspects of restoration including manual, mechanical, and chemical invasive species control, rare species monitoring, GIS, GPS, revegetation, data analysis, report writing, and contract management. • Ensure quality control of all restoration-related data and reporting including work performed databases, GIS databases, excel spreadsheets, and photography management. • Direct the collection, management, analysis and reporting of data for threatened and endangered species, experiments, and other unique projects at select sites. Mentor interns through process of collecting, managing, analyzing, and reporting data and ensure quality control. • Manage spatial data in GIS and other formats to support program actions or reflect program achievements. Mentor interns through process of collecting, managing, analyzing, and displaying spatial data and ensure quality control. • Write reports that summarize restoration activities, support fundraising efforts, and report program accomplishments. • Work with Senior Restoration manager to develop and implement annual and monthly restoration plans for Park Stewardship sites. • Work with staff and interns to implement restoration projects using current habitat restoration techniques and monitoring practices. Projects include manual, mechanical, and chemical invasive species removal, revegetation, fence construction, mapping, and monitoring. • Develop revegetation plans for Park Stewardship sites. • Develop and implement site-specific actions to recover threatened and endangered species. • Develop and manage special projects and contracts. Prepare contractor scopes of work, project timelines, staff work plans and implementation budgets, track deliverables, manage logistics and document activities. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree or extensive education in biology/environmental science or related field. • 3 + years’ experience in field application of ecological restoration techniques, including manual, mechanical, and chemical invasive plant control techniques, revegetation, and ecological monitoring. • 3 + years’ experience in GPS/ GIS applications desired. Please apply at http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/.
Development Director - San Francisco, California. Literacy for Environmental Justice. Application Filing Deadline: 06/08/18. Tasks: 1. Develop and execute the annual fundraising plan with input from the Executive Director, Staff, and Board of Directors. 2. Work with the Executive Director, Board Development Committee, and other stakeholders to identify, cultivate, upgrade, and retain individual donors; increase our roster of $250+ donors. Lead the design and implementation of donor engagement activities including events, meetings, trainings, briefings, and communications. 3. Lead the design and implementation of donor engagement activities including events, meetings, trainings, briefings, and communications. 4. Collaborate with other staff to improve cloud-based individual donor, grants, and contracts accountability & tracking systems. 5. Develop and distribute donor development collateral. 6. Coordinate with Grantwriting Consultant, Financial Manager, and Program Staff to support and manage grant-raising, especially with respect to the reporting system, and with an eye towards revenue growth. 7. Support the development, tracking, and compliance-reporting on contracts for our mission-related native plant production business enterprise. 8. Conduct cogent budgeting and financial management planning, primarily but not exclusively with respect to the development effort itself. 9. supports content development of on-line communications. 10. Manages development database and makes improvments to revenue tracking data base. Desired qualifications: Attributes: Undergraduate degree or higher. 3-5+ years’ progressively responsible nonprofit fundraising experience. Positive track-record with individual donor development and both public- and private sector grantmaking, for community-based organizations. Can articulate issues of structural racism and environmental justice in a fund development context; has persuasive written and verbal communication skills. Budget planning, grants tracking, and organizational financial planning chops. Motivated by a commitment to social and environmental justice & sustainable development. Ability to devise and implement a detailed budget, as well as integrated program/project budgets and projections as needed. Proven ability to work independently, but also function as a member of a development team. Proven ability to co-create and sustain a collaborative work environment. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends. Ability to travel when required. A safe driving record and a valid driver’s license. Please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter describing how your skill-set reflects the desired attributes by June 8th to: Patrick Marley Rump, Executive Director Literacy for Environmental Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls about this position. Visit www.lejyouth.org for more background information about LEJ and this position.
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Temporary Nursery Assistant (Non-exempt) - Oakland, California. Save The Bay. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Temporary Nursery Assistant contributes to the restoration of San Francisco Bay Estuary tidal marsh projects at Save The Bay by assisting Nursery Staff in our native plant facilities. The Temporary Nursery Assistant will work on a contract basis for 20 hours per week for a limited three-month period. The Temporary Nursery Assistant will work in our native plant nurseries, propagating transition zone native species, assisting in maintenance and integrated pest management projects, and work independently to complete restoration team goals at nurseries and sites throughout the Bay area. This position reports to the Associate Director of Nurseries and works closely with the Nursery Specialist and the Habitat Restoration Team during staff workdays and nursery programs. The Temporary Nursery Assistant will be responsible for the following activities: Primary responsibilities: • Support Nursery Staff in plant propagation tasks at Save The Bay’s five nursery sites (Palo Alto, San Lorenzo, Bel Marin Keys, Ravenswood, and Oakland), including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, and culling; • Assist in nursery maintenance projects, including, but not limited to, construction, irrigation, weeding, and organization; • Conduct and oversee nursery Best Management Practices regarding plant pathogens, including pot sanitization, soil heat treatment, and other sanitization methods; • Participate in seed collection activities and steward native seed storage organization and tracking; • Join staff-only workdays; • Co-lead our community-based volunteer programs with HRT staff at our native plant nurseries and in the field as needed for adult and student volunteer programs and with tasks such as native seed collection, non-native plant removal, propagation and outplantings, and shoreline trash and debris removal; • Other duties as assigned. No benefits are associated with this temporary position. Desired qualifications: Qualifications: • Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in ecology, horticulture, environmental studies, biology or related field desired • Knowledge of basic Bay ecology and plant species native to the Bay Area and common invasive species • Experience in restoration field work, monitoring, and natural resource management • Detail-oriented with strong communication and organizational skills • Computer proficiency with Windows software package and Internet research applications • Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team • Prior native plant nursery skills are plus • Occasional weekend availability a plus • Ability to work in the field in inclement weather conditions • Clean background check • CPR certified (if not certified, training courses are offered frequently and subsidized by Save The Bay) • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record • Ownership (or unrestricted access) to a vehicle to use for work purposes • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs and complete physically demanding work for specific field and nursery tasks. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please make sure to include the position title in the subject line.
Community Programs Manager - San Francisco, California. Literacy for Environmental Justice. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) is a place-based nonprofit organization which for 20 years has strengthened at-risk communities and the natural environment in Southeast San Francisco, with an emphasis on engagement with children and youth. Our work has ranged from campaigns to address food deserts in the Bayview/Hunters Point District, to organizing grassroots momentum to close polluting energy plants, to development of San Francisco's first net zero energy and Bayview Hunters Point’s first LEED Platinum-Certified green building, and spearheading a major park infrastructure and habitat improvement project for Candlestick Point State Recreation Area on the SF Bay Shore including the creation of new walk, boat, and hike in only campsites. LEJ links extensively with public agency, non-profit, grassroots community, and corporate partners. We received an Environmental Justice award from the US EPA in 2011, among other awards and recognition. But our core activities have always revolved around connecting marginalized youth and other San Franciscans with nature by getting their 'hands on the land' through experiential environmental education, service-learning, habitat stewardship, outdoor recreation, and 'green-collar' workforce development for upwards of 600 mainly low-income youth of-color annually. The two programs through which LEJ achieves this are: • Eco-Adventures – A combined culturally relevant environmental education, service-learning, and outdoor recreation program, inclusive of classroom presentations, overnight campouts, habitat stewardship sessions, kayaking, hiking, and more for several hundred low-income youth ages 9-18 annually. The Eco-Adventures Program is keyed to new non-motorized campsites, other recreational opportunities, a new interpretive center, and habitat parcels which we’re creating and partnering with at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, along with local open-space tracts & Southeast San Francisco’s shoreline. • Eco-Apprentices – Prepares 16-25 high-school, local college and disadvantage transition-age youth annually for entry into the rapidly-growing ‘green-collar’ employment sector, driven by skyrocketing interest in green infrastructure approaches to water conservation, habitat restoration, and climate-smart landscaping. Our own rapidly-growing mission-related commercial native plant nursery and increasing role in local urban greening projects provide well-aligned venues for Eco-Apprentices’ training. LEJ also engages Southeast San Francisco community residents in parks planning & development decision-making as well as in hundreds of volunteers in hands-on open-space stewardship by hosting environmental, corporate, civic, and faith-based service organizations in the restoration of San Francisco's environmental legacy. The Community Programs Manager will lead and support implementation of our public engagement programs at a time of steady organizational growth and development. Desired qualifications: Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about community outreach among low-income urban constituencies. Communicates with at-risk children & youth in terms that are relevant to them• Has got the linkages between health and justice for the environment and for vulnerable urban constituencies down cold• Collaboration-minded. Understands the phrase, 'power with – not power over.' Balances big-picture and detail thinking and action; can lead the activity & then do the paperwork.• Hasn't a problem managing scenarios where people from different backgrounds interface.• Not the first rodeo when it comes to managing multi-level programming.• Loves the outdoors and sharing it with others. Patience and diplomatic skills are in the toolbox. Works well in fast-paced environment. Is goal-oriented. Please email your resume and thoughtful cover letter describing your achievement of the requirements to: Patrick Marley Rump, Executive Director Literacy for Environmental Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please no phone calls about this position.
Crew Member - Petaluma / Northern California. Hanford ARC. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Job Summary: To provide erosion control and construction labor in a safe and efficient, productive manner. Duties and Responsibilities: • Irrigation installation, testing, maintenance and removal; • Native plant installation with amendments (browse control cages, mulched basins, etc.); • Plant establishment and site maintenance over time; • Soil preparation, blending, and restoration techniques; • Herbicide handling, mixing, transport, and application (both back- and front-country environments); • Native seed application (hand-broadcasting, hydro-seeding, and drill seeding-capability); • Infrastructure (concrete, rock, bioengineering, fencing); • Erosion control (netting, fabric, straw application, wattles, etc.); • Perform other related duties as required. Travel: Requires long hours driving- Requires starting work in early morning (5:00 – 6:00 am). Desired qualifications: Knowledge of standard construction procedures, including heavy equipment operation, underground work, irrigation, hardscaping and landscaping. • Knowledge of safety standards and procedures, OSHA requirements and training requirements. • Power tool operation/ Maintenance /trailering experience • Good health and strength for physical work and comfortable with heavy lifting • Willingness to learn and develop good communication skills • Comfortable with Inclement weather Credentials and Experience: • Valid CA license, clean driving record and no criminal record • Desired interest in Natural Resource Conservation or learning about it • Desired Native Plants, Plant knowledge and Identification • CPR/First Aid. To apply or for more information, send an email to email@example.com.
Restoration Project Manager - Humboldt County, California. Save the Redwoods League. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Founded 100 years ago, Save the Redwoods League is a conservation leader that ensures California's unique redwood forests exist for millennia more. In this next century, we are focused on restoring and protecting a region containing half of the world’s remaining ancient old-growth redwood forests and tallest trees. Redwoods Rising is a new collaboration between Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks to accelerate recovery of the parks’ historically logged redwood forests and help protect Redwood National and State Parks’ remaining old growth groves. The Restoration Project Manager will manage and coordinate all aspects of the compliance, permitting, and implementation of large-scale and highly complex redwood forest ecosystem restoration and park support projects for the Redwoods Rising initiative. Visit our Careers page at www.SaveTheRedwoods.org/About-Us/Careers for more information. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS: • Manages all aspects of environmental permitting and compliance for large scale, highly complex restoration projects. • Leads the California State Parks, National Parks, League, and consultant team to establish CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and Public Resource Code (PRC) 5024 compliance and regulatory permits. • Conducts regular team meetings and manages project schedules. • Coordinates all aspects of restoration planning and implementation. Desired qualifications: • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as natural resources management, restoration ecology, conservation planning, or equivalent experience • Minimum of 5 years’ experience and strong track record of success in park restoration project compliance, permitting, and management. • Experience in state and federal compliance and permitting processes, including interagency review and approval. • Familiarity with the policies, laws, regulatory and permitting requirement of local, state, federal, and government institutions (including the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Coastal Conservancy, the California Wildlife Conservation Board, and the National Park Service) is required • Passion for forest conservation, land management, and natural cultural resource preservation. To be considered, your full application must include the following: • A cover letter addressing why you are a great fit for this role • A resume that details your relevant experience • Salary expectations To Apply: Email the above documents to Jobs@SaveTheRedwoods.org with the subject heading "Restoration Project Manager."
Associate Project Planner - Sacramento, California. The Westervelt Company. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Westervelt Ecological Services, a division of The Westervelt Company, creates mitigation banks and provides environmental mitigation and habitat planning services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts. Our established industry leaders excel in the field of wetland and endangered species mitigation services, to create a nationwide habitat mitigation company. We are currently seeking an Associate Project Planner. The Associate Project Planner will assist in the reconnaissance, site acquisition, development, and compliance tracking of mitigation projects and banks. The position will require the ability to work closely with different project managers and disciplines within the office to achieve regional entitlement goals. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, biology, or related field. • Three to four years of field survey work or related experience with wetlands and California wildlife. GIS experience preferred. • Knowledge of environmental permitting issues in California and Colorado and mitigation document preparation. • Familiarity with wetland and species regulatory policies. • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines. • Ability to perform both field work and office document preparation. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. If interested, please submit resume to email@example.com.
Wildlife Biologist / Project Manager - Ventura, California. Wildscape Restoration. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Biologist position requires a minimum of three to five years of experience providing biological consulting services. Responsibilities include biological field surveys, nesting bird surveys, construction monitoring, habitat assessments, wetland delineations, revegetation monitoring and data collection, vegetation mapping/surveying, preparation of biological resource assessment documents, preparation of biological constraint/impact reports, development of mitigation measures, regulatory permit preparation and coordination, and preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents. The ratio of office to field work varies and will often be more concentrated on technical writing and analysis. Required skills include extensive knowledge of Southern California flora and fauna with a focus on special status species. Desired skills include advanced analytical, writing and communication skills, and a degree in the environmental/biological sciences. This position requires regular and frequent communication, feedback, and coordination as support to Project Managers and Principals. Desired qualifications: • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Environmental or Biological Sciences or equivalent experience • Extensive knowledge of Southern California flora and fauna with a focus on special status species. Experience with regulatory permitting requirements, CEQA/NEPA processes, and habitat restoration • Ability to conduct field work in strenuous conditions, including hot, cold, or wet weather and/or steep terrain. • Professional etiquette • Ability to balance multiple tasks through to completion • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure • Must be self-motivated • Strong focus on efficiency and development of new procedures to increase efficiency • Strong communication and organizational skills • Extremely detail-oriented • Willingness to work in a team environment or independently as assigned • Excellent analytical skills. To request more information about this position: firstname.lastname@example.org; to apply: Please email a cover letter in MS Word format addressed to the Human Resources Representative with your desired salary range, current circumstances and long-term career goals. In addition, submit a resume in MS Word format.
Field Biologist - Sacramento, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Sacramento office for a full-time field biologist with a strong background in one or more of the following disciplines: botany, plant ecology, wetland ecology, natural resources management, restoration ecology, wildlife biology, or similar technical background. The field biologist will assist senior-level biologists in our office and throughout our firm with a variety of field surveys for special-status species, preparation of background studies and technical reports, preparation of permit application packages, habitat impact assessments, preparation of natural resources management and conservation plans, and habitat monitoring studies. The position involves work throughout Central and Northern California, and may require occasional overnight travel. Desired qualifications: • 2-5 years of relevant professional experience; experience in some or most of the following areas: rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, vegetation mapping, plant population and community monitoring, natural resource management and planning, and, construction monitoring, and weed management; academic background in any discipline described above; demonstrable technical writing ability; strong communication and collaboration skills; willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered. For more information on this position, visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951-fccb2d6c4ab1&jobId=36524&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references (please combine materials into one file).
Restoration Program Manager - Eldridge, California. Sonoma Ecology Center. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Sonoma Ecology Center seeks a qualified, full-time Restoration Program Manager (RPM). Our Restoration Program provides ecological restoration; which includes, native species propagation and revegetation, invasive weed control, erosion control, stream maintenance and landscape construction, minor construction, monitoring, flood and debris management, and adaptive land management practices. The RPM will oversee the day-to-day management of the Restoration Program as well as establish and implement a long-term strategic vision to further build the program. The RPM will also work closely with other senior management staff to collaborate on cross-programmatic projects. Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to: • Manage, motivate and mentor the Restoration Team which includes Senior Restoration Ecologist, Restoration Specialists, and Technicians. Encourages professional development and appropriate training. • Lead the development and implementation of a Restoration programmatic strategic plan in order to sustain and grow our program, working internally with key senior staff. • Considers multiple scales, regional, city, local, site, at the same time. • Obtains appropriate Permits when necessary. • Leads the project planning, implementation, and management process for all restoration projects and contracts. Desired qualifications include: Basic Qualifications: • Master's degree in natural resource management or related field and five (5) years of associated professional experience or a Bachelor's degree and eight (8) years of associated professional experience. • C-27 (Landscaping) CA State Contractor’s License. • Experience managing a grant program and program budgets. • Experience in managing contracts, monitoring and tracking progress. • Encyclopedic knowledge of native and non-native plant species. • Strategic thinker with the ability to set a long-term vision for the program and support execution of the vision. For the complete job description, visit https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/2018/05/02/restoration-program-manager/. To apply: Resume, Cover Letter, 3 References, Preferably in One Document, to email@example.com.
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/.
Plant Conservation Manager - Avalon, California. Catalina Island Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. A Plant Conservation Manager performs necessary plant monitoring and management program tasks including plant community assessment, small- and large-scale restoration projects, vegetation monitoring, invasive plant control, 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. Desired qualifications: Develop and/or implement a plant community assessment and restoration 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. For more information on this position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, email resume and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Habitat Restoration Internship - San Francisco, California. National Park Service. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This internship supports National Park Service (NPS) staff in the management of natural resources in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The intern works under the guidance of the park’s vegetation ecologist for NPS lands in San Francisco, including the coastal areas of the Presidio, Land’s End, and Fort Funston. Responsibilities include: controlling invasive plants and revegetating with native plant species; coordinating weekly volunteer programs and service projects for adult and youth groups; managing a stewardship site in San Francisco and maintaining program tools, facilities, and equipment; conducting adaptive management and monitoring activities; and sharing concepts of ecological restoration, biodiversity, invasive species, and conservation biology with the public. The position is field-based and involves physically challenging work using a variety of hand and power tools. The work is often conducted in inclement weather conditions and over rough terrain. Interns work 40 hours per week. The schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Park housing is provided, when available, to non-local applicants. Desired qualifications: Professional interest in natural resource stewardship and an enthusiasm for rigorous outdoor work in all types of site and weather conditions. Good organizational skills and independent time management. Enthusiasm for engaging with the community (volunteers, community groups, middle and high school students). One to two years of experience with outdoor work AND/OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field. To apply, send resume with cover letter to Michael Chasse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Resources Project Manager - Pasadena, California. SWCA Environmental Consultants. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. SWCA's Pasadena office is actively seeking one or more Natural Resources Project Managers to join our growing multi-disciplinary team in Pasadena, California. In this position, you will manage projects, take a lead role in pursuing project opportunities, conduct biological surveys, manage field teams, and mentor staff. Your work will expand SWCA's professional reputation in natural resources management and research throughout California and beyond, and you will be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will collaborate with peers, maintain SWCA's standards of excellence, and support the continuing development of SWCA's Natural Resource Program. • Manage natural resources and multi-disciplinary projects, develop and manage project budgets and schedules, and provide timely, high-quality work that achieves client goals. • Oversee preparation of biological documents and deliverables • Provide report QA/QC • Maintain positive relationships with clients and public agencies • Lead and participate in marketing and proposal efforts • Work directly with clients and regulatory agencies to ensure regulatory compliance and facilitate project approvals • Support the professional development of staff biologists through direct supervision and the management of project teams • Conduct fieldwork and manage field teams as needed • Support your peers in meeting client needs, staffing projects, and take initiative in team development and cohesion. Desired qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology, botany, wildlife management, or a closely related field required. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of three (3) years of natural resources consulting experience on a variety of project types and sizes, regions, and agencies, or equivalent. One (1) or more years of experience managing projects, including developing and implementing budgets, schedules, and scopes of work. Familiarity with Southern California flora and fauna. Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, and natural resources permitting. Demonstrated primary report authorship for a variety of project types, preferably in an environmental consulting context. Advanced skills and knowledge in one or more specialty scientific areas (e.g., restoration ecology, botany, conducting protocol surveys for special-status species, etc.). SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. How to apply: If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email email@example.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/m25qjb69pfcfy538 PI101774555 posted 032718
Program Director, Fire Forward - Glen Ellen, California. Audubon Canyon Ranch. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Fire Forward Program Director leads the development of a cooperative program to increase the pace and scale of ecologically planned fuels treatments across the San Francisco North Bay Region. The Director also leads extensive outreach to improve public awareness of the role of fire, the need for prescribed fire to maintain healthy ecosystems, and the importance of fire-adapted communities in learning to live with fire. The Fire Forward Director works closely with staff at all of ACR’s preserves and partner organizations, ACR’s Board of Directors to shape the development of the program, and works closely with fundraising and communications staff in ACR development efforts. The position is based in the Sonoma County. Desired qualifications: Applicants should have either an advanced degree (MS or above) in fire science or forestry AND/OR qualifications as a burn boss (RXBB) or Registered Professional Forester. For more information about this position visit www.egret.org. We will start reviewing applications on March 9, and on a rolling basis after that until position is filled. Please submit your resume and a cover letter as one or two attachment(s) to an email. Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Fire Forward Job as the subject line. If you have questions about the position or ACR contact Sasha.Berleman@egret.org. Please no phone calls.
Habitat Restoration Technician (Pesticide Applicator) - San Diego, California. Black Sage Environmental, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This position requires a hard-working individual who is self motivated and able to listen to instructions. Work will occur outside in all weather conditions in natural areas including open spaces and canyons. This is a temporary part-time position that could lead to a permanent part-time position as work becomes available. The amount of work hours can vary weekly. Must be able to work a full 8 hour day during work week at least 1-3 days a week starting as early as 5:00AM or 6:00AM. Meeting location is in Spring Valley. Compensation: $14-18 per hour. Minimum Qualifications: Reliable transportation Hard worker willing to sweat Accepts guidance from Supervisor Flexibility Ability to work as part of a team Physically fit to perform hard labor for full work day Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of safe herbicide application techniques Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) Knowledge of CA Native and Invasive Plants Knowledge of the safe usage of power tools. If interested in this employment opportunity please send resume to email@example.com with job title as email title. For more information about Black Sage Environmental, INC. please visit www.blacksageenvironmental.com.
Nursery Production Specialist - Watsonville, California. Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation are seeking a talented Nursery Production Specialist to join our team. The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of horticulture, and a positive attitude to engage and lead volunteers. The Nursery Production Specialist will assist the Stewardship Specialist with all aspects of propagation of native plants of the Elkhorn Slough watershed. This position works in the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve native plant restoration nursery that serves the restoration efforts in the greater Elkhorn Slough watershed and on ESF and Reserve lands. Position details can be found on our website: http://www.elkhornslough.org/employment/. If you need further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Horticulture, or related field and at least one year experience growing California native plants in a nursery setting , OR at least three years of experience growing California native plants in a nursery setting. To apply: Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Senior Scientist for Save the Redwoods League - San Francisco, California. Save the Redwoods League. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Senior Scientist oversees collaborative studies and research in order to enhance the League’s understanding of the coast redwood and giant sequoia forest ecosystems and their interconnection with the urban landscape. The Senior Scientist analyzes and disseminates this research to inform and guide implementation of the League’s integrated conservation strategies. Visit www.SaveTheRedwoods.org to learn more, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about this position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS: Science Programs: Helps to define priorities for research related to coast redwood and giant sequoia conservation, restoration, and stewardship. Grants Programs: Manages research grants programs. Vibrant Forests Plans (VFP): provides a conservation planning framework for the coast redwood and giant sequoia forest regions. Collaborates with Program Team: Collaborates with conservation programs staff. Cartography/GIS: Develops scope of GIS projects. League Policies: Integrates the League’s priorities into other organizations’ priorities. Desired qualifications: • Graduate degree in landscape genetics, conservation biology, geography, ecology, or related field • At least 3 years’ work experience in developing land management or conservation plans • Commitment to the League’s approach to conservation • Ability to supervise and manage consultants, temporary personnel, and staff utilizing excellent project management skills • Knowledge of the natural communities, ecosystems, ecosystem processes, and their conservation needs • Understanding of federal, California, and local regulatory framework, desirable • Strong communication skills; public speaking abilities; excellent writer, able to tailor message to different audiences • Ecological analysis, data management, and statistical skills required • Skills with ArcGIS and GIS modeling desired. 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 "Senior Scientist."
Regional Biologist, Western Region - Intermountain West US. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an immediate opening for an experienced Regional Biologist to help deliver DU’s on-the-ground conservation programs in the Southern Oregon / Northeast California (SONEC) waterfowl priority area. The specific work station is to be determined, but will ultimately be situated within the northeastern California portion of the SONEC priority area. The incumbent will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and support staff responsible for implementing DU’s mission by conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats. Duties and Responsibilities: Incumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include initiating and managing/delivering wetland protection, enhancement, and restoration projects; representing DU at wetland conservation venues; and other conservation activities. Project initiation duties include identifying potential projects; developing/maintaining relationships with public and private landowners and agencies that may partner with DU to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands; and identifying and securing funding for project work. Project management/delivery duties include coordinating with landowners and other stakeholders, DU engineering staff, consultants, and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. Negotiation of project agreements, report writing, budget management, biological technical assistance, and entering project tracking data in DU’s business information system would also be required. The Regional Biologist will write and submit funding proposals to various agencies, foundations, and other sources to secure project funds. Incumbent will also establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and development staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work and issues in the area. Qualifications: Candidates must have at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology; waterfowl, shorebird, and waterbird biology; and state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration and enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the program area’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial. To apply, contact Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Western Regional Office 3074 Gold Canal Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, email@example.com.
Conservation and Stewardship Program Manager - Central Coast and Central Valley, California. American Farmland Trust. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Conservation and Stewardship Program Manager is a mid-level professional responsible for leading and managing the expansion of AFT's Working Lands for Conservation Program in the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast regions of California. Under the direction of the California State Director, the Program Manager will work with farmers and a variety of partners and funders to develop, fund and implement planning and on-the ground projects related to soil, water, fish, and wildlife conservation. The Program Manager will also oversee the monitoring of AFT's conservation easements and promote farmland protection and engagement of farmers, ranchers, and partner organizations. The Program Manager is a full time (37.5 hours/week) position. The position can either be based out of AFT’s Sacramento office or be telework. It requires extensive travel throughout the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast regions of California and occasional travel elsewhere in the state. Desired qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in relevant agricultural and/or natural resource management discipline and at least 7 years in implementing planning and implementation projects in such a field • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, workload and finances under deadline • Supervisory experience including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance • Experience completing tasks independently and as a team with respect to timeline • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Spanish fluency desired • Demonstrating experience with grant writing or other types of fundraising or fee for service contracts • Proficient in Geographical Information Systems and Office Suite, including PowerPoint • Knowledge of San Joaquin and/or Central Coast watersheds and land use • Politically saavy and experienced in partnership development, especially in the agricultural and natural resource community • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing agricultural preservation and/or conservation policy and plans • Flexible, creative, and a self-starter with strong interpersonal communication skills. To apply, visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/21291/American-Farmland-Trust/California-Conservation-and-Stewardship-Program-Manager. To request more information about this position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Project Manager (4 positions) - San Rafael. WRA Environmental Consultants. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We are looking for four (4) energetic, career-minded junior-level technical project managers to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael or Emeryville offices. The work that this position entails is varied and may include special-status species surveys, habitat evaluation and mapping, environmental compliance (CEQA, permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required. We are particularly looking for someone who has completed wetland delineations and existing condition reports in a consulting setting; regulatory permitting experience is preferred. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, or related field • Sound technical knowledge • Ability to work both independently and with a small team • Demonstrable technical writing ability • Excellent communication skills are essential • Previous consulting experience • Education and experience in California plant and wetland identification • Field experience including habitat evaluation • Detailed oriented and resourceful. Desired Qualifications: • Environmental impact analysis or CEQA experience • General knowledge of environmental permits and regulatory compliance. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your employment application (found on our website), cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three references to email@example.com and reference “Junior Project Manager.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no calls.
Senior Ecologist - San Diego. Great Ecology. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We are looking for a senior ecologist with a strong background in wetland and stream ecology and project management to join an interdisciplinary team of scientists, landscape architects, and planners working on restoration and sustainability planning projects throughout the United States-with a specific focus on wetland and stream mitigation projects in California. This position is for a senior level staff member who will be based in our San Diego office but will assist with assembling teams and managing projects company-wide. The ideal candidate has technical expertise and experience with both freshwater and tidal wetland ecologies found in the Western United States, specifically in the California region, and is well versed in planning projects in compliance with regulatory requirements from the Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, California Coastal Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and California Environmental Quality Act, among others. As Great Ecology is in the process of expanding our wetland mitigation banking practice, the ideal candidate would be interested in helping to manage our existing and upcoming banking projects. Desired qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field; Approximately 10 years of experience planning, designing, permitting, and managing the construction of stream and wetland mitigation projects; Familiarity with the flora and fauna of the Western United States, and preferably with other regions of the U.S.; Ability to assess areas for their potential as viable restoration or mitigation sites and understand the local, state, and federal regulations that will guide the project; Critical thinking with strong problem-solving skills and experience contributing towards complex watershed and restoration planning; Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present scientific solutions to clients in a clear, professional manner; and Works well both independently and in a team environment. For more information and/or to apply, vist our website to submit materials through our online portal: http://greatecology.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2yvqyhlran5.
Restoration Ecologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a staff level restoration ecologist. The selected candidate will work on ecological restoration planning, 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: Required qualifications: Academic background in restoration or plant ecology. Expertise in some or most of the following: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; wetland and/or riparian ecology and hydrology; soil science; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. Solid technical writing ability. Strong communication and collaboration skills, and willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. How to apply: Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=19241&lang=en_US&source=CC3 using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); or via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Human Resources, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. For more information about this position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Plant Ecologist/Plant Biologist - Los Gatos, California. H. T. Harvey & Associates. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for an experienced project management-level plant ecologist/plant biologist. The duties expected of this position include managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA assessments, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations and habitat mapping projects, Clean Water Act Section 404/401 and similar resource agency permitting projects, and resource management plans; managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts; business development; marketing; proposal preparation; staff training and supervision; and recruiting. Desired qualifications: A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in biological/ecological consulting; strong project management skills, including an ease with clients and exceptional organizational abilities for tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and subcontractors; academic background in plant biology, plant ecology, plant sciences, or biological sciences with emphasis in botany and ecology, solid field and/or research experience, and broad ecological knowledge/experience in most or all of the following areas: California flora and habitats, plant identification, quantitative field surveys, plant community/association mapping, wetland delineation, environmental impact analysis, regulatory permit preparation for both California and federal resource agencies, Trimble GeoXT/XH, and general GIS/Arc View; solid technical writing ability; strong communication and collaboration skills; willingness to travel throughout California and beyond. Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references via https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=17393&lang=en_US&source=CC2 using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file).
Senior Biologist - San Luis Obispo, California. LSA Associates, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. LSA is seeking a senior level biologist for its San Luis Obispo office. Specific areas of expertise should include surveying and impact assessment of proposed projects on local wildlife species and plant communities, sensitive/listed species and their habitats (e.g., California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, San Joaquin kit fox, Morro shoulder-band snail, fairy shrimp, and steelhead), and familiarity with all applicable State and federal regulations pertaining to biological resources (e.g., Section 404, 401, and 1602). Possession of permits for handling and capturing listed species is also desirable. This is a project manager level position. The candidate should have experience managing projects, including conducting meetings with clients and regulatory agencies, coordinating reviews with technical staff, scoping projects for the appropriate level of services needed, budget control, maintaining schedules, managing subconsultants, and conducting quality control. The appropriate candidate will be expected to develop new work as well as oversee existing work and biological staff. Desired qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher in natural or physical sciences is required. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience, with a strong and proven foundation in Central Coast region biological resources and impact assessments. The candidate must have expertise in conducting wetlands delineations, resource agency permitting, mitigation plan development, preparation of biological reports, and preparation of biological sections for CEQA and NEPA documents. Strong emphasis is placed on previous technical experience, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please visit our job portal to apply for this position at: http://lsa.net/careers/openings/.
Regional Biologist | Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist - Vallejo, California. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Western Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for an experienced Regional Biologist - Environmental Compliance/Permitting Specialist. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Western Region Environmental Compliance Specialist and will become part of a team of biologists, engineers, and other professionals responsible for conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats primarily in California, and may also include Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. The preferred position workstation is at Ducks Unlimited’s Bay Area Field Station in Vallejo, CA, but may also be negotiated to be in the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, California. The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include identifying environmental compliance and permitting needs for habitat restoration and enhancement projects; preparing and/or overseeing preparation of supporting studies (e.g., wetland delineations, biological assessments, cultural resource assessments); preparing and/or overseeing preparation of appropriate state and federal environmental review documents (e.g., CEQA Categorical Exemption, Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report, and/or NEPA Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, or Environmental Impact Statement); and securing the required permits for project implementation (e.g., Water Quality Certification, Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 Permit). When necessary, the position will be responsible for managing consultants that are preparing supporting studies, environmental compliance documents and/or assisting with the permit process in support of DU projects. This position will coordinate compliance and permitting work closely with DU's biologists and engineers, project partners and the appropriate regulatory agency personnel to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. The position may also manage projects that have a significant environmental compliance component; assist with identifying potential sources of funds for project work; and write and submit proposals to secure project funds. Other duties include negotiating project agreements, tracking budgets, writing reports, coordinating with project partners and stakeholders, and entering project tracking data in DU's business information system. Duties may require extensive overnight travel. Duties may require field work in adverse weather conditions. Desired qualifications: Candidates must have, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree preferably in an environmental planning or natural resources related field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have demonstrated competency in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Sections 401, 402, and 404 of the Clean Water Act; Sections 10 and 408 of the Rivers and Harbors Act; the National Historic Preservation Act; the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts; the Coastal Zone Management Act, California Coastal Act, and McAteer-Petris Act; and California Fish and Game Code 1600. Experience with wetland mitigation banking considered a plus. TO APPLY: Please fill out the application materials, at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ducksunli&jobId=173612&lang=en_US&source=CC3, attach cover letter, resume and references, and submit. For additional information or to request application materials, contact: Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Western Regional Office, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Email: email@example.com.
Stewardship Director - Ojai, California. Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Stewardship Director is a permanent full-time, exempt, position supervised by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s (OVLC) Executive Director, and based at the OVLC’s Ojai, CA office. The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Stewardship Director is responsible for the management of OVLC-owned properties and facilities, and assists in monitoring conservation easements. Duties include overseeing infrastructure maintenance, planning and coordinating trail building and maintenance, developing work plans and budgets, and representing the OVLC with preserve neighbors, visitors, and public service agencies. The Stewardship Director recruits and supervises contractors, volunteers, interns, and OVLC field staff, and works closely with other OVLC staff. Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources or related field preferred, or at least 4 years of land management experience, experience with active land management and trail planning, construction, and maintenance. • Strong supervision and personnel management skills. • Outgoing and confident personality. • Superior verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, board members, volunteers, and members of the public. • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills. • Knowledge of local flora and fauna. • Experience with power tools such as chainsaws and weed-whips, as well as common hand tools. • Proficiency with computers and common software programs, including familiarity with common social media outlets. • Resourcefulness, self-initiative, drive, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. • Patience and sense of humor. To apply, send cover letter and resume to OVLC Executive Director, Brian Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator - San Francisco, California. Shelterbelt Builders Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Project Coordinator works on small and large capital installation and maintenance projects out of the San Francisco office. This position reports to the San Francisco Office Project Managers. Work tasks are generally self-driven and determined by project schedules and crew needs. Responsibilities: - Management of capital and maintenance contracts, including scheduling, permitting, client / staff / equipment coordination, material and equipment preparation, and site logistics. - Prepares RFIs / submittals, schedules, sequencing plans, change orders, and purchase orders, as needed. - Develops and maintains detailed project budgets for projects, intended to track expenditures for cost management and future reference. - Maintains maintenance logs and photo databases, as well as reports work progress to clients. - Monitors and procures equipment and materials for the shops and specific jobs. - Attends pre-bid conferences and scoping meetings; assists Project Managers and Foreman with project pricing and bidding. - Researches bid opportunities for future work. - Supports building, planning and environmental permitting. - Assist with annual reporting for permits / clients and restoration plans. Desired qualifications: Minimum Qualifications - Organizational and communication superpowers. Demonstrated strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Acrobat/BlueBeam. Comfort with being outside in places far away from other people and services ( this is an administrative/office position, however, you will need to travel to job sites occasionally). CA driver license, clean driving record and a car. Awareness of how large scale construction projects work and how trades, designers and environmental regulators all work together. The ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, complex work environment when many different people are making requests. Ability to effectively communicate in writing (including sketches/drawings) and verbally. - Preferred Qualifications - Previous work experience in construction or resource management. Experience with GIS software; ESRI, Avenza/Adobe, Trimble and open source programs. Coursework or degree relevant to biology, construction management, agriculture or other relevant discipline. Common knowledge of local plants and wildlife. Interest in natural resource management and a general desire to help the Earth, one day at a time. How to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Biologist/Project Manager - Walnut Creek, California. WRECO. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. We have an immediate opening for a Associate Biologist with at least seven years of professional experience in project management, preparing regulatory agency permit applications, wildlife/conservation biology, and natural resource planning or restoration ecology to join our thriving offices. What You’ll Do: • Perform project management and provide technical review of documents. • Develop regulatory permit applications for regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. • Prepare Wetlands and Waters of the U.S. Jurisdictional Delineation Reports. • Write Mitigation and Monitoring Plans. • Perform biological resources assessments and prepare Biological Resource Studies. • Perform field surveys. • Perform surveys for sensitive plant and animal species and document the listed and special-status plant species survey results. • Incorporate wildlife surveys and habitat assessments into reports. • Perform effects analysis on natural resources. • Initiate Section 7 Consultation under the Federal Endangered Species Act. What You Need to Have: Project management experience; Proficient technical writing skills and document preparation experience; Experience with regulatory permit applications for agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Ability to read construction plans; Experience with FWS/NMFS approval for handling listed species; Experience delineating wetlands; GIS experience; Prior experience working with local agencies and Caltrans a plus; Bachelor’s degree or greater; You have 7+ years of experience in wildlife/conservation biology, natural resource planning, and/or restoration ecology. To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experienced Biologist, Ecologist, or Wetland Scientist - Oakland or Sacramento, California. Horizon Water and Environment. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. Horizon Water and Environment (Horizon) is seeking to hire a Biologist, or Ecologist, or Wetland Scientist, or some combination of these qualifications for our Oakland, California office. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years consulting experience in environmental compliance (CWA, ESA/CESA, CEQA) and northern California flora/fauna surveys. Responsibilities may include site assessments, leading environmental compliance and permitting efforts, biological monitoring for construction, and writing a variety of reports and planning documents.General requirements for this position include a strong educational background in a relevant environmental or biological science; an advanced degree is preferable. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to write complex technical documents and communicate well with clients and project stakeholders. Candidates should be comfortable with quantitative analysis and familiar with analyzing and working with different types of environmental data. Our primary objective at Horizon Water and Environment is to assist our clients by providing sound advice and creative, sustainable, and efficient solutions. We take great pride in the quality of our environmental documents and are seeking staff who share this passion to do outstanding work. Desirable skills include: Wetland delineation training and experience Plant taxonomy/Botany Construction monitoring experience including avian surveys ESA section 10 (a)(1)(A) recovery permits General understanding of hydrology and geomorphology as they apply to natural resource management and restoration GIS/graphic design skills Experience in developing successful work proposals, scopes-of-work, and project budgets. Interested candidates can submit their qualifications with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to email@example.com.
Stewardship Director - Watsonville, California. Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Elkhorn Slough Foundation is seeking a Stewardship Director to lead the management and restoration of the Foundation’s land conservation portfolio in the Elkhorn watershed. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Stewardship Director serves on the Management Team and is responsible for the overall care and management of ESF lands and conservation easements. Successful applicants will have a strong background in natural resource management, strong administrative and organizational skills, on the ground practical experience in all facets of natural resource and property management. The Stewardship Director plays a key role within the land trust developing and implementing all restoration and maintenance projects such as, monitoring, erosion control, habitat improvements, rental property management, road maintenance, building improvements, water resource management, fire management and safety. Please visit our website for a full job description ESF Stewardship Director. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development/Grants Coordinator - Monterey, California. Big Sur Land Trust. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. This position is responsible for identifying and researching foundations, public agencies and corporations for potential funding opportunities; developing, writing, submitting and tracking compelling grant proposals; building and maintaining strong positive relationships with current and prospective donors; achieving and/or exceeding annual giving goals; and overseeing an accurate donor database with associated reports. • Identify and research private foundations and corporations for potential funding opportunities. • Create and maintain a fundraising pipeline that classifies all Foundation/Public Agency/Corporate donors and prospects by program interest and type of support; and outlines a medium-term grants work plan. • Investigate program guidelines and previous giving history for all prospects; prepare Grant Opportunity Analyses to support decision-making regarding priorities and strategies. • Expand list of prospects and qualify them according to opportunities, needs and existing or potential relationships. • Identify and assure implementation of appropriate recognition for corporate and business sponsors. • Coordinate overall foundation, public agency and corporate funding strategy in partnership with conservation, stewardship and community engagement staff. • Assist staff in creating and/or implementing program evaluation frameworks that leverage and demonstrate program effectiveness and help sustain grant support. • Develop, write, submit and track effective/compelling grant proposals, and work with finance and program staff to assure effective grants administration. • Coordinate with program staff to monitor grant commitments to ensure timely completion of deliverables and submission of grant reports. • Develop, draft, and produce progress reports for funders, elevating key achievements relative to funder priorities for relevant BSLT program activities. • Maintain BSLT’s grant/contract reporting calendar, send notices of upcoming reports and prepare and/or support staff in preparing grant and contract reports. • Oversee and execute the sponsorship/business partnership sales effort. • Manage existing sponsorship relationships to result in renewals. • Conduct cold calls & arrange sales presentations. • Interact with donors on telephone, in-person visits, or in other general public interface opportunities. Desired qualifications: Prior Experience: • Excellent written and verbal skills. • Demonstrable results in project management. • Able to perform multiple tasks at high level and track a variety of programs. • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills that foster internal and external consensus and cooperation. • Must be able to perform in a team environment. • Must be public-spirited and committed to BSLT mission and strategic plan. • Organized, highly creative and analytical, strategic planner (visionary), independent and self- motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, detail oriented and driven by excellence. Education or Training: • Bachelors’ degree, and 2-3 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Knowledge of and experience in Development and Development techniques highly desirable. • Grant writing experience and skills preferred. • Proficient computer and database skills (Microsoft Office, Bloomerang). Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com.
Senior Permitting and Regulatory Manager (Biology) - San Diego, Irvine, and/or Los Angeles, California. Environmental Science Associates (ESA). Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The ESA Southern California Region is seeking a Senior Permitting and Regulatory Manager to work in our Irvine, San Diego, and/or Los Angeles office(s). This position requires a bachelors' degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 10 years working in biological resources, wetlands, and the regulatory permitting arena with experience in environmental consulting. The preferred candidate will have a strong background and experience in state and federal wetlands permitting and endangered species documentation. Prior experience developing mitigation strategies and leading negotiations with permitting agencies is a requirement. Candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in leading complex regulatory strategies as well as leading teams preparing applications and documents for permits and approvals for US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Section 10 permits, US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Section 7 Biological Assessments and Biological Opinions, California Department of Fish and Game Section 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreements and Section 2081 Incidental Take Permits, Regional Water Quality Control Board Section 401 Water Quality Certifications. Experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is also required. The successful candidate will work on exciting and challenging projects including water and wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, land management planning, monitoring, and restoration. Desired qualifications: An ideal candidate must possess effective leadership, problem-solving ability, and exceptional writing and editing capabilities. Experience effectively managing regulatory permitting schedules and tasks as well as project contracts and budgets is required. Strong knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance is also required. This role requires the initiative, confidence and tenacity to uphold ESA’s strong work-ethic and to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team environment. Qualified candidates should have at least a BA or BS in a related discipline and a minimum of 15 years of experience or a Masters degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience. For more information on this position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow this link: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=9250615BE2243ED172DBAD79719761B4?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=302.
Postdoctoral Scholar in aquatic plant weed control and restoration - Davis, California. University of California, Davis. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Gornish lab at the University of Arizona and the Grosholz lab at the University of California, Davis, seek a postdoctoral scholar to manage a weed control and restoration research project fully funded by the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and the California Department of Water Resources, entitled ‘Investigations of restoration techniques that limit invasion of tidal wetlands.’ The project goal is to investigate revegetation techniques using native plants that deter colonization of invasive species in tidal wetland restoration sites to create a baseline of empirical knowledge of these techniques that can be employed in restoration project plans within the Bay Delta, CA. The postdoc will be responsible for: securing, deploying and maintaining experimental treatments, collecting and analyzing data from the study, taking the lead on manuscript preparation, and presenting results at relevant local and regional meetings. The postdoc will be situated in an office on the UC Davis campus. Preference will be given to candidates who can start on or close to August 1, 2017. The position is available for up to three years, with an initial appointment for one year and subsequent years based on satisfactory progress and mutual consent. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Desired qualifications: Lead on manuscript preparation, and presenting results at relevant local and regional meetings. We seek an individual with a PhD in ecology, invasion biology, aquatic management, restoration ecology, or related field. We expect candidates to have experience managing projects in aquatic systems, collecting plant data, and analyzing data. Women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to Elise Gornish at email@example.com. Application reviews will start June 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
Grants Administrator - Carpinteria, California. South Coast Habitat Restoration/Earth Island Institute. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. The Grants Administrator is a critical role in a habitat restoration project of Earth Island Institute. Under the supervision of South Coast Habitat Restoration (SCHR), a fiscally-sponsored project of Earth Island, and the Earth Island Institute’s (EII) Project Services team, the Grants Administrator has three major responsibilities: * Oversees the financial and record-keeping side of grants made to SCHR. * Works closely with program staff to ensure accurate financial reporting and procedural compliance on all grants, including governmental grants. * Provides interface between the Project Manager at SCHR and the Accounting/Finance/Project Support team at EII. The Grants Administrator works closely with the Project Director to manage $1-3M in grants received annually, ensure organizational effectiveness and assist in grant compliance. The Grants Administrator helps set-up and manage relevant systems and provides technical assistance as required. S/he is a vital connector for the finance and program staff. Desired qualifications: BA/BS degree 5+ years of experience with grants administration and/or compliance (government grant experience required; federal grant experience desired) Knowledge of grant processes including accounting and financial reporting. Proficient in the use of financial management software to include spreadsheets and databases, required. Ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of staff, both orally and in writing required. Ability to think and problem-solve creatively. Strong project management and time management skills; highly organized and detail-oriented. Ability to set and revise policies and procedures while brokering buy-in from all stakeholders. Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to provide guidance to people with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, training and experience. Enjoy working independently and as part of a team. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). Nonprofit or philanthropic experience. Contract for services preparation and management. Can regularly work out of the Carpinteria office. To apply, submit resume along with cover letter including salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with Grants Administrator in the subject line.
Mid-level Restoration Ecologist (Restoration) 17-16 - Goleta, California. RECON Environmental. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. RECON Environmental is an employee-owned company of ‘specialists’ representing one of the largest and most established environmental consulting service firms in the Southwest. Founded in 1972 with the emergence of the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, we have provided more than four decades of continuous service to our valued clients in the federal, public and private sectors. We currently have an opening in our Central Coast office (Goleta, CA). Primary responsibilities for this position include: · Project planning, determine field priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prepare monitoring and progress reports, including data analysis and presentation. · Analyze data, report findings to team, and prepare reports. · Develop cost proposals with review by senior staff. · Work on and/or coordinate projects with direct review and interaction by senior staff. · Must be able to work non-typical business hours, when needed, due to construction schedules, client requirements, and species survey requirements. · Work independently on small projects or assist senior team members on larger projects. · Other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: · Bachelor’s degree in Restoration Ecology, Biology, Ecology, Botany, Natural Resource Management, or related field. · Minimum 4 year’s of experience in habitat restoration in California. · Experience managing projects, coordinating clients and staff. · Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. · Must be able to work independently and as a part of a team while maintaining good communications with project team. · Experience developing cost proposals. · Ability to work both in the field and office setting; requires flexibility due to changes in schedules and field conditions. · Experience with the identification of local flora/fauna in southern California. · Able to accurately identify local wildlife and plant species. · General understanding of Federal and State regulations associated with habitat restoration (USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOD, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (CEQA, NEPA). · Knowledge of field data collection utilizing GPS. Qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume with salary requirements to email@example.com. RECON offers a generous compensation and benefits package including PTO and Sick Leave, medical & dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) profit sharing plan, and employee stock ownership. To apply, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Monitors On-Call - Eastern San Diego County. ICF. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. ICF is seeking On-Call (temporary) Environmental Monitors to support a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County. The Environmental Monitor will coordinate and supervise monitoring activities and support staff related to construction compliance monitoring for a large energy project located in Eastern San Diego County. The Environmental Monitor will act as a liaison between the client, ICF project management team, construction contractor, and support monitors to facilitate consistent management and application of environmental compliance measures. Work schedule includes 10-14-hour workdays for up to 6 days a week. Per Diem is included with receipts and four wheel drive vehicles will be available. Key Responsibilities; • Creation of daily compliance monitoring reporting and document non-compliance occurrences. • Oversee compliance monitoring pertaining to range of resources including: biological resources, wetlands, air quality, noise, water quality and erosion control. • Ensure consistency of project processes procedures. • Work closely with construction/and/or other environmental monitors. • Advocate safety as a top priority. Desired qualifications: Bachelors’ Degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, or related field Previous Construction Monitoring experience on energy projects. Field experience working with local habitat including native flora, fauna and wildlife. Knowledge of NEPA/CEQA mitigation measures and FESA and CESA terms and conditions relative to construction activities. Credentials & experience must be approved by BLM and CDF&W. Experience with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Holding agency permits and authorizations related to special status species/species of concern for Southern California a plus. To apply visit https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700001891. For more information on this position email email@example.com.
Habitat Resume Project Coordinator - San Francisco, California. Shelterbelt Builders Inc. Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled. DUTIES - Management of capital and maintenance contracts, including scheduling, permitting, client / staff / equipment coordination, material and equipment preparation, and site logistics. - Prepares RFIs / submittals, schedules, sequencing plans, change orders, and purchase orders, as needed. - Develops and maintains detailed project budgets for projects, intended to track expenditures for cost management and future reference. - Maintains maintenance logs and photo databases, as well as reports work progress to clients. - Monitors and procures equipment and materials for the shops and specific jobs. - Attends pre-bid conferences and scoping meetings; assists Project Managers and Foreman with project pricing and bidding. - Researches bid opportunities for future work. - Supports building, planning and environmental permitting. - Assist with annual reporting for permits / clients and restoration plans. Minimum Qualifications - Organizational and communication superpowers. Demonstrated strong computer skills in MS Word, Excell, Acrobat/BlueBeam. Comfort with being outside in places far, far away from other people and services ( this is an administrative/office position, however, you will need to travel to job sites occasionally). Awareness of how large scale construction projects work and how trades, designers and environmental regulators all work together. The ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, complex work environment when many different people are making requests. Ability to effectively communicate in writing (including sketches/drawings) and verbally. Preferred Qualifications - Previous work experience in construction or resource management. Experience with GIS software; ESRI, Avenza/Adobe, Trimble and open source programs. Coursework or degree relevant to biology, construction management, agriculture or other relevant discipline. Common knowledge of local plants and wildlife. Interest in natural resource management and a general desire to help the Earth, one day at a time. To apply, email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.