As a Biologist/Ecologist based in our Santa Ana, CA you will have the chance to provide support and manage task for exciting energy, transportation, and infrastructure projects in Southern California. Working with other members of our team, you’ll serve as a key team member, leading and supporting biological surveys, impacts analysis, wetland delineations, permitting, CEQA and NEPA analysis and compliance. During your time with us, you will also have the opportunity to be involve in field work, develop relationship with client and regulatory agencies. This position requires strong skills as a self-starter, with ability to balance work on multiple tasks simultaneously and strong Communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills are essential. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:• Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Ecology, or similar discipline
• Requires 6-10 years of progressively responsible work history as a biological consultant
• Experience leading and conducting vegetation mapping, habitat assessments, and focused/protocol surveys for special-status species
• Experience conducting preconstruction clearance surveys and monitoring compliance with applicable State and federal laws, regulations, and management policies and project-specific permit conditions, and managing teams of compliance monitors.
• Experience conducting impacts analysis and preparing survey reports, Biological Resources Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, Biological Assessment/Biological Evaluation, and similar documents
• Experience leading or contributing to CEQA/NEPA analysis and permitting pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act (Section 7/Section 10), California Fish and Game Code (Incidental Take Permits, Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements), Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401, and other State and federal laws, regulations, and management policies.
• Experience conducting wetland delineations according to protocols established by the USACE in the Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Arid West Region, and USACE Regulatory Guidance Letter No. 05-05 Ordinary High Water Mark Identification and A Field Guide to the Identification of the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) in the Arid West Region of the Western United States.
• Ability to travel up to 70% and work in rough terrain and challenging weather conditions
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:•
Master’s degree is preferred
• Possession of a state [Scientific Collecting/MOU] and/or federal permit [10(a)1(A)] for listed species. Previous approvals as a desert tortoise Authorized Biologist is a plus.