Biologist II

Employer
AECOM
Location
Sacramento County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 11, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Ref
2059773305
Discipline
Permitting
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated entry to mid-level Biologist for employment in the Sacramento, CA. office. Project work will likely involve Endangered Species Act permitting and compliance, resource management planning, biological impact analysis for CEQA and NEPA documents. The successful applicant will be responsible for projects that involve innovative mitigation and conservation planning; multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, landscape architects, and restoration ecologists; and creative integration of natural resource analysis and project design.

We are seeking a talented individual to assist with or conduct a wide variety of assignments including but not limited to :
  • Wildlife and botanical surveys, vegetation mapping
  • Environmental compliance monitoring, including coordinating with project managers, engineers, construction contractors and conducting worker environmental awareness programs
  • Wetland delineations
  • Data collection, entry, interpretation and analysis
  • Preparation of technical studies and reports

Additional work or opportunities for skills development may include :
  • Preparing biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents
  • Preparing and implementing mitigation, restoration, and monitoring plans
  • Sensitive species permitting (e.g. ESA Section 7 biological assessments)
  • Wetlands permitting (e.g. CWA Section 404 and 401, DFG Section 1600)

About AECOM

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Fortune 's World's Most Admired Companies - 2014-2020
  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 "Top 500 Design Firms" and #1 2019 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly┬« Gold Employer
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

DCSA-Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM's global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals - to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements
  • BA/BS in a related science field + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and 1-2+ years of experience for entry level, 5+ for mid-level
  • Training in relevant biological disciplines (e.g., wildlife, plants, fisheries, herpetology, or entomology)
  • Basic or working knowledge of California flora and fauna
  • Ability to map vegetation communities and identify sensitive habitat types
  • Familiarity with major environmental regulations and permitting
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Attitude and demeanor compatible with collaborative team efforts
  • Ability to professionally interact with clients and resource agency representatives
  • Ability and desire to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from a few days to weeks at a time
  • Applicant must be available and willing to work out of town on occasion. Some weekend work may be required.
  • Strong field skills
  • Endangered species survey/handling experience
  • Experience working with construction crews and field engineers
  • Basic knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Collector, or other computer programs to enter, summarize, and analyze data

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

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