Wildlife Biologist/Botanist/Regulatory Specialist
Posted on May 8, 2021 by HDR
At Company, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. Thats why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. Company is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
Company is looking to add exceptional mid- to senior level wildlife biologists, botanists, and regulatory specialists to our friendly and highly collaborative Northern California team. Candidates that strive for excellence in their day-to-day work, scientific practice, and careers; as well as those individuals that are interested in continuing to expand their scientific knowledge through collaboration and continued learning will integrate nicely into our biological resources practice. Our biologists spend time in the field and in front of a computer throughout the year. Our field work includes biological resource surveys, floristic surveys, vegetation mapping, and aquatic resources delineations that are performed to support impact assessments, impact avoidance, longterm biological monitoring, regulatory permitting efforts, and pre- and post-construction compliance. When we are at our computers, we analyze the data collected in the field and use those data to prepare biological resource reports and study plans, mitigation and monitoring plans, biological resource sections of environmental documents, regulatory permit applications, and other technical papers as needed. Our biologists are supported by senior biologists, as well as other members of the team and resource experts across the country that bring a diverse range of expertise that is critical to our commitment to excellence. If this sounds like you, and you have the skills and experience outlined below, we look forward to talking to you.
In the role of Biologist 2, well count on you to
Perform scientific/environmental project assignments requiring application of Organizationerately complex objectives and limited variables
Work independently on medium-size projects, or assist more-senior scientists on larger projects
Conduct biological field surveys, data interpretation and analysis, and plan and manage written environmental reports
Give direction to clerical and technical personnel as needed
Work on assignments that require dealing with diverse working conditions while in the field as needed
Perform other duties as needed
Strong academic background with a B.S. or B.A. in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, botany and plant ecology, or an equivalent subject.
Minimum 8 years of ecological consulting, resource agency, or similar work experience in California, or other areas of the western U.S.
A broad knowledge of California's flora, fauna, and/or regulatory environment.
Demonstrated experience leading focused floristic surveys, aquatic resources delineations, and/or wildlife surveys. Experience adapting approved methodologies to site-specific conditions preferred.
Demonstrated field experience.
Mid-level candidates should have a willingness to work in inclement conditions and travel for up to two weeks at a time for field work. Travel out of state may be required.
Must be able to navigate rugged conditions on foot for extended periods of time (8-10 hours). Day and night surveys may be required.
Exceptional and demonstrated technical writing ability.
Proficiency in the preparation of well written, high quality biological resources assessments, impact analyses, CEQA biological resources sections, custom permitting packages, and/or aquatic resources delineations.
For mid-level candidates, documented experience leading and managing scope, schedule, and budgets on biological resource specific tasks.
For senior level candidates, documented experience leading complex regulatory processes, acting as a project manager, preparing proposals, and/or participating in marketing pursuits preferred.
Good organizational and data handling skills, along with proficiency in MS Excel and Word. Experience with ArcGIS software a plus.
Self-motivated, positive, flexible, team-oriented attitude with a willingness and desire to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
An attitude and commitment to be an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.