As-Needed Biologist

Employer
Dudek
Location
Sacramento County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
Jun 03, 2021
Ref
2004291909
Discipline
Permitting
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
About the Job

We are currently seeking an As-Needed, entry-level (1-5 year experience) Biologist to join our northern California biological resources team in conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and contribute to biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in someone who has wildlife field surveys and related documentation experience. In particular, experience with special-status birds including Swainson's hawk, Golden eagle, Bald eagle, Burrowing owl, and Tri-colored blackbird are desirable. We recognize that the successful candidate may not possess all of these skills/interests. Project work can occur throughout northern and central California. This position may be based out of our Auburn, Sacramento, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, or Bakersfield, California offices.

Duties and Responsibilities

May be involved with all or a selection of the following, individually or as part of a team:
  • Compiling available biological research data and evaluating applicability to specific project sites
  • Focused surveys and/or habitat assessments for special-status wildlife
  • Vegetation mapping and habitat characterization
  • General habitat assessments and surveys for plant and wildlife species
  • Biological Construction monitoring

Work as a member of our team in the preparation of technical reports and studies including biological constraints analyses, 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, map and exhibit preparation, editing and production and distribution tasks

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, or related natural resources field
  • 1-5 years' experience with environmental consulting, natural resource planning and management or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with or an interest in learning species identification using a dichotomous key
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in learning US Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife survey protocols
  • Experience with or an interest in learning terrestrial wildlife species identification and habitat assessment in northern and central California
  • Experience with or an interest in learning construction monitoring and worker environmental awareness training
  • 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

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental consulting firm that helps public and private clients through various environmental and regulatory processes in order to plan, design, permit, construct and manage projects that improve communities' infrastructure and natural resources. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to over 400 professionals in California, Hawaii and Oregon and across the U.S.

At Dudek, we need inclusivity to succeed and diversity to lead. We understand that the best problem solving happens when diverse viewpoints and experiences are applied. We recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, and trust build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. We celebrate our differences and strive to make meaningful progress toward becoming a more diverse company.

Please visit www.dudek.com to learn more!

Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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