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As-Needed Biologist - Central and Southern California

Central and Southern California, California, US
Closing date
Jul 8, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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About the Job

We are currently seeking an As-Needed, entry-level (1-5 years) field Biologist to join our Southern California biological resources team in conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in someone who has experience with wildlife field surveys and related documentation experienceIn particular, experience with special-status birds including Swainson's hawk, golden eagle, burrowing owl, and tri-colored blackbird, special-status mammals such as San Joaquin kit fox and various kangaroo rat species, and with special-status amphibians and reptiles including California red-legged frog and blunt-nosed leopard lizard are desirable. Project work can occur throughout central California, with periodic work in southern California or other locations. Overnight and out of region travel may be necessary.

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
  • Vegetation mapping and habitat characterizations
  • Focused surveys and/or habitat assessments for special-status wildlife species
  • Biological construction monitoring

Leads and/or works with others in the preparation of technical reports and studies including biological constraints analyses, focused survey reports, threatened and endangered species permitting documentation, 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 to 5 years plus of environmental consulting, natural resource planning/management, or related field

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with or an interest in learning wildlife species identification
  • 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 terrestrial wildlife species identification and habitat assessment in northern and central California
  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently and strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai'i, and Oregon.

As an employee-owned company, Dudek's culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our offices are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.

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.

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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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