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Wildlife Biologist, Mountainview Biological Consulting, LLC
Anaheim, California

Mountainview Biological Consulting is seeking Biologists to fill 5 as-needed/on-call positions in
various locations throughout California. The work available is typically full-time, even through
winter for select candidates. Job responsibilities include biological and compliance monitoring,
nesting bird surveys, habitat assessments and preconstruction surveys for various special-status
species, waters monitoring, online and Excel report preparation, use of GPS equipment, use of
Collector and Survey123. Potential for weekly travel to alternate working locations.
Biological monitoring duties require in-field decision-making, strong time management skills, as
well as oral and written communication skills, diplomacy, flexibility, and a firm grasp of BMPs.
California biological field experience is required. Experience with construction monitoring near
waters locations required. Delineation experience combined with strong report-writing skills
highly desirable. This position will require work in various working environments and conditions.
Willingness to mobilize to alternative locations for work for two to three weeks at a time is
preferred but not necessary. The following skills and certifications are highly desirable: Federal
Recovery Permits, Desktop Analysis and EHSync experience, Certified Botanist.

Education and Training:
BS or MS in biology, ecology, wetland science, plant ecology, or similar field. Environmental
Studies acceptable.
You must reside in or near one of the following locations: Fresno, Bakersfield, Bishop,
Ridgecrest, Santa Barbara, Inland Empire Area.
Technical Requirements:
 Proven familiarity with flora and fauna of Southern and/or Central California with a
strength in ornithology, botany, wildlife biology, and/or wetland ecology.
 Basic understanding of FESA, CESA, CEQA, and NEPA.
 Experience with GPS, GIS
 Minimum 2 years with compliance/biological/construction monitoring in California
 Minimum 1 year with waters monitoring (not water quality testing) in California
 Minimum 1 year with Desktop Analysis experience of Biological Resources and
 Proficiency with Excel, Survey123, and Field Maps
Bonus Skills:
 Hydrology, Delineations (experience in California)

 More than 40 hours of experience with any Southern California Special-Status
 Technical Reporting
 Proposal Writing
 Current USFWS 10(a)(1)(A) Permit and current CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit

At least 2 year of professional experience in waters monitoring, biological surveys,
biological/construction monitoring, or similar field/biological experience.
For more information, visit the job posting here.

Wildlife Biologist I, Cardno
Santa Barbara, California

Join Cardno’s Science and Environment team in Santa Barbara, CA to play a role in reviewing of
utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large
interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances.
Job Description: Cardno is looking for a Wildlife Biologist in our Santa Barbara, CA office to assist
a diverse team of accomplished environmental scientists, including engineers, biologists,
ecologists, archeologists, and planners on a variety of projects in Southern California out of our
Santa Barbara, California office. Primary responsibilities include review of utility projects for
potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of
scientists to complete clearances.

Responsibilities include the following:
 Obtain clearance through client background check to access online system (upon
 Comply with all Cardno and client policies including those related to safety, anti-
harassment, and drug use.
 Review client requests for environmental clearance to ensure they provide information.
 Conduct desktop reviews for environmental clearance work and ensure reviews or
surveys are completed by Cardno staff or subcontractors according to client schedule.
 Engagement in the process and willingness to identify process improvements to provide
benefit to our client.
 Complete desktop reviews to determine appropriate levels and types of environmental
reviews needed for new projects.
 Must be authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship.
Basic Qualifications:

 less than 3 years’ experience. 2 or more years of consulting experience.
 Bachelor's degree (or higher) in biology, ecology, environmental studies or related field.
 Network with Cardno and subcontractor staff.
 Proficient in computer software including, MS word, and multiple Cardno and client
 Simultaneously work on projects.
 Work in multiple field conditions within California for multiple weeks.
 Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged conditions on foot (day and night
surveys may be required).
 GIS (Arc View)
 Experience with desktop analysis for determination of field survey needs for projects
 Field survey experience including for wildlife/ plant species/ wetlands.
Benefit eligible employees are offered a variety of plans to help address their health and welfare
needs, as well as the needs of their families. Many of these benefits are paid in whole, or in part
by Cardno. Other benefits are offered as voluntary options to be paid for by employees through
the convenience of payroll deductions. Our comprehensive benefits package includes Medical,
Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Parental Leave Program,
Health and Financial Wellness Programs, Life and Disability coverage as well as a 401(k)-
retirement plan with a company match.
Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants: Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal
Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can
perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis
of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or
veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process,
please contact Human Resources.
For more information, visit the job posting here.

Senior Wildlife Biologist or Botanist, Aspen Environmental Group
Indio, California

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Senior Biologist in Southern California.
Required Education and Experience
 A bachelor s degree or higher.
 Minimum of seven (7) years of experience.
 Demonstrated experience in project permitting, impact assessments, proposal
preparation, environmental planning, and biological delineation/mitigation.

 Demonstrated experience with local, state, and federal wetland permitting
 Demonstrated experience with CEQA and NEPA document review and preparation.
 Relevant experience with California and southwestern ecosystems and knowledge
of local southern California flora and fauna.
 Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with
subcontractors and regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities Will Include
 Preparing and editing NEPA and CEQA documents, technical reports, and regulatory
application packages.
 Preparing permit application packages in accordance with federal, state, and local
 Preparing proposal and budget packages.
 Managing project budgets and coordinating project schedules and deliverables.
 Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource
inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects.
 Completing wetland delineations and functional assessments.
 Managing teams of biologists.
 Mentoring junior staff on technical, project management, and career development
 Working effectively in both field and office environments.
Qualifications for Success
 Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce
high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
 Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
 Highly-developed organizational skills with the ability to focus on broad-scale issues
along with an attention to detail to meet competing deadlines and demands.
 Demonstrated success in new business development, preferred.
 Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.
 Skills in MS Office, CRAM, ARC GIS, and GPS data collection, preferred.
 Ability to travel regionally for client meetings, sometimes in remote areas or rugged

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For more information, visit the job posting here.

Environmental Construction Compliance Monitor, Dudek
Central Valley, California

We are seeking entry to mid-level professionals to provide environmental construction
compliance services. Candidate would have expertise in a specific environmental resource area
including but not limited to storm water, biology, hazardous materials, air emissions, noise
monitoring, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Work with construction crews and environmental resource leads to document
compliance levels related to environmental regulations
 Oversee the installation and maintenance of environmental exclusion fencing, wildlife
fencing, sediment and erosion control devices and material and waste management
 Ability to work collaboratively with construction personnel and regulatory personnel to
develop solutions while implementing permit conditions
 Record and take notes of any observations on a Dudek platform to be used for reporting
 Follow all Dudek and construction site safety protocols
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, or other related field OR at least 3 years of field
experience in construction compliance monitoring
Preferred Qualifications:
 Must demonstrate solid written and verbal communication skills
 Understanding of environmental regulations
 Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
 Self-motivated with an interest to learn and grow as a project team
 Certifications in sediment and erosion control
 Certifications in dust monitoring
 Proficient in noise monitoring
 Qualified biologist to survey and monitor for special-status wildlife and plant species.
 Proficient in construction monitoring and inspection experience
 Proficient in performing nesting bird surveys
 Hazardous materials inspections
 Third-party oversight monitoring
For more information, please visit open positions here.

Mid-Level Biologist, Dudek
Oakland or Santa Cruz, CA

Job Description:
We are currently seeking a full-time, mid-level Biologist to join our biological resources team in
conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and
biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in
someone with both field and documentation experience with particular emphasis on vegetation
mapping, general botanical surveys, special-status plant species surveys, as well as experience
with wetland characterization and Section 404 jurisdictional delineations. Overnight and out of
region travel may be necessary. This position can be based out of our Oakland, CA or Santa Cruz,
CA offices.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads and conducts field studies/surveys, individually or as part of a team, including but not
limited to the following:
 Vegetation mapping and habitat characterization
 General botanical surveys and inventories
 Focused surveys and/or habitat assessments for special-status plant species,
 Jurisdictional delineations pursuant to federal Clean Water Act Section 404; habitat
delineations in support of state Section 1600 permitting
Leads and/or works with others in the preparation of technical reports and studies including
biological constraints analyses, wetland delineation reports, wetland permit applications,
focused survey reports, threatened and endangered species permitting documentation,
biological sections of CEQA/NEPA documents, and biological resources technical reports. This
includes working individually and as part of a team on the following:
 Assembly and synthesis of data related to biological issues and impact assessment
 Coordination with internal staff and sub-consultants preparing technical reports
 Coordination with technical staff in document preparation, editing, and production and
distribution tasks including graphics and GIS staff
Minimum Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or related natural resources field.
 Must have a minimum of 5 years professional experience with environmental consulting
and/or resource/regulatory agencies.
Preferred Qualifications:
 Experience with biological resources impact analyses and mitigation

 Experience with natural communities and vegetation mapping, plant identification (both
native California plants and non-natives), and special-status plant species taxonomy and
natural history
 Strong familiarity with California wetland types and systems (freshwater and tidal),
northern and central California vegetation community characterization, and experience
with state and federal regulatory permitting processes, including U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Regional Water Quality Control
Board, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
 Attention to detail, ability to work independently and strong written and oral
communication skills is essential.
 Ability to conduct fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary.
 Though not required, preference will be given to those who have completed Wetland
Delineator training (40-hour course and Arid West Supplement) or demonstrated
experience conducting wetland delineations independently pursuant to Clean Water Act
Section 404 protocols.
For more information, please visit open positions here.

Wildlife Job Websites

The Wildlife Society’s Job Board
The Western Section of TWS’s Job Postings
Texas A&M Job Board
Humboldt State University Wildlife Job Opportunities
Conservation Job Board
USFWS Student Employment Opportunities
USFWS Work for Wildlife
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Job Board
Society for Conservation Biology Job Board
Federal Jobs and Internships