San Francisco, California
Jul 18, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an Associate-level Biologist in our San Francisco office.  This position will be responsible for biological studies and environmental evaluations for a variety of projects and will support project managers through all aspects of environmental review and permitting.  Our successful candidate must have excellent field skills and experience with permitting requirements as well as the preparation of CEQA and NEPA documents.


  • Supporting a variety of environmental projects, including proposed and developed energy projects, throughout California
  • Conducting  biological studies including wetland delineations, vegetation surveys, habitat assessments, special-status plant and wildlife surveys, and avian surveys for nesting birds and raptors
  • Conducting environmental analyses and preparing CEQA and NEPA documents
  • Obtaining the necessary environmental and other required local, state, and federal permits including wetlands/404 permits and jurisdictional determinations
  • Coordinating and meeting with project developers and site owners/operators to discuss regulatory concerns and policies
  • Coordinating and negotiating with federal, state and local agencies regarding permit compliance


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related discipline
  • Excellent field skills and 3+ years of experience including wetland delineations, vegetation surveys, avian, wildlife, and threatened/endangered species surveys
  • Knowledge of and experience with CEQA and NEPA compliance, and experience preparing CEQA and NEPA documents
  • Experience with federal and state environmental laws as they apply to biological resources
  • Current working knowledge of California resource regulations and permit processes, including Endangered Species Act, Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, and Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Strong research and analytical skills and the ability to assess environmental impacts with increasing responsibilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to adapt writing style for different audiences
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and Internet research applications
  • Experience working on large-scale, complex projects with client and agency interaction and experience conducting mitigation/construction monitoring in California preferred
  • Ability to travel to support business needs

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals, and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at to apply on-line.  Local candidates preferred. 

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories