Our client is seeking qualified individuals at senior/project manager levels. Ideal candidates will possess extensive knowledge of wildlife species and habitats in the Central Valley and/or Central Coast regions.
About the Client:
Known for its extensive scientific knowledge and top-notch performance, our organization is dedicated to crafting environmentally sustainable solutions for our clients' intricate natural resource dilemmas. The incoming wildlife ecologists will integrate into our 11-member team, collaborating closely with fellow experts in botany, land management, conservation planning, ecological restoration, and landscape architecture. Our San Joaquin Valley office boasts significant expertise in various projects related to transportation (including collaborations with entities like Caltrans and High Speed Rail), solar energy expansion, agricultural drainage challenges, ESA and CESA permitting, surveys, assessments, and monitoring of endangered and threatened species, as well as evaluation, preservation, and management of conservation lands.
- Conducting long-term monitoring and providing support for stewardship initiatives on conservation lands
- Assisting in the advancement of renewable energy, energy infrastructure, and transportation ventures
- Engaging in water-related endeavors concerning drain water, conveyance systems, and groundwater storage
- Evaluating meadows and watersheds across the Sierra Nevada region
- Spearheading integrated programs for managing invasive plant species
- Overseeing the execution of conservation initiatives within regional Habitat Conservation Plans and other extensive habitat preservation projects
- Undertaking surveys, population monitoring, and permitting efforts involving various species such as Swainson's hawks, burrowing owls, San Joaquin kit foxes, kangaroo rats, blunt-nosed leopard lizards, San Joaquin antelope squirrels, giant garter snakes, Western pond turtles, golden eagles, California tiger salamanders, and vernal pool branchiopods
- Collaborating with prominent private landowners to establish mitigation and conservation banks
- A minimum of 4-8 years of relevant professional experience, with at least 1 year in a management role
- Expertise in wildlife ecology
- Previous involvement with federal and state biological permitting procedures, preferably in California
- Experience evaluating project effects within regulatory frameworks such as CEQA and NEPA
- Demonstrated proficiency in technical writingStrong communication and teamwork capabilities
- A passion for acquiring and applying new skills Readiness to travel and operate in diverse locations and landscapes
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume!