Wildlife Biologist II
Join Cardno's Science and Environment team in Santa Barbara, CA to play an integral role in reviewing of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances on a timely basisJob Description:Cardno is seeking a Wildlife Biologist in our Santa Barbara, CA office to assist a multidisciplinary team of accomplished environmental scientists, including engineers, biologists, ecologists, archaeologists, and planners on a variety of projects in Southern California out of our Santa Barbara, California office. Primary duties include review of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances on a timely basis.Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:> Obtain clearance through client background check to access online system (upon employment).> Comply with all Cardno and client policies including those related to safety, anti-harassment, and drug use.> Review client requests for environmental clearance to ensure they provide adequate information.> Conduct desktop reviews for environmental clearance work and ensure proper reviews and/or surveys are completed by Cardno staff or subcontractors according to client schedule.> Engagement in the process and willingness to identify process improvements to provide benefit to our client.> Complete desktop reviews to determine appropriate levels and types of environmental reviews needed for new projects.> Must be authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship.Basic Qualifications:> 4-7 years experience required.> Bachelor degree (or higher) in biology, ecology, environmental studies or related field.> Excellent oral and written communication.> Outgoing personality to network with Cardno and subcontractor staff.> Strongly proficient in computer software including Excel, MS word, and various Cardno and client systems.> Strong quantitative skills.> Self-motivated; strong initiative.> Solid time management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines.> Willingness to travel and work in a variety of field conditions within California for multiple weeks.> Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged conditions on foot (day and night surveys may be required).Preferred Qualifications:> GIS (Arc View)> Experience with desktop analysis for determination of field survey needs for projects> Field survey experience including for wildlife/ plant species/ wetlandsEqual Opportunity statement for US based applicantsCardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources. Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies. No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition Team.