Wildlife Biologist

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Chambers Group, Inc.
Los Angeles County, California, US
Sep 11, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Description
Location: Ventura County/North LA County

Position Summary:
This position provides broad support to the Biology Department, including surveys for general wildlife and flora, environmental compliance monitoring, data entry and analysis, and preparation of supporting report documentation. Restoration experience a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist Biology Department with duties as assigned, including project and operational tasks.
• Demonstrate an excellent attitude and good teamwork and communication skills.
• Understanding of local native and non-native vegetation.
• Understanding of local general wildlife.
• Ability to assist with state and/or federal protocol surveys for flora and fauna species.
• Ability to take legible field notes to be converted into documentation in the office.
• Ability to hike up to 10 miles per day in variable terrain and weather.
• Ability to conduct field surveys/monitoring for extended periods of time.
• Ability to use topographic maps, aerial photographs, and GPS for navigation and field data collection.
• Understanding of project permit and protection measures, and ability to document compliance.
• Understanding of hazardous material spills and Best Management Practices
• Follows specific communication protocol for each project.
• Basic office skills and familiarity with using the Microsoft Office suite.
• Ability to work productively in a team environment while also working effectively independently.
• Ability to multitask and effectively manage time.
• Flexibility with shifting priorities.
• Ability to perform tasks assigned within budget and schedules.
• Written and oral communication skills commensurate with this level of responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrates good technical and observation skills. Demonstrates good computer and technology skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work. Has experience/knowledge of hazardous materials and Best Management Practices. Demonstrates a commitment to safety and promote safe behavior. Ability to travel long distances to and from job sites (2+ hours from the office) that may require overnight stays, maintain a flexible schedule due to unforeseen or last-minute project needs, and conduct strenuous field work on steep terrain during adverse weather. Demonstrates aptitude and desire to learn the business.

Education and Experience
2+ years of experience in technical field with BS/BA within a specific discipline, or equivalent years of experience required. Entry levels with MA/MS will quality as equivalent to 1 year experience. Has a good driving record and a valid driver's license.

Chambers Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we value inclusion and diversity. EOE-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Chambers Group Inc. will make employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner.
Company DescriptionChambers Group, Inc. is an employee owned environmental consulting firm located in Southern California. We deliver scientific objectivity, environmental expertise, and defensible technical documentation that assist clients in meeting compliance requirements of federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

Something interesting is always going on at Chambers Group and you can be part of it. We want the best and brightest to join our team - people with talent, passion, and commitment who bring new ideas, creativity, and energy. You will find variety, challenges, growth opportunities, and a chance to shine. The dynamic environment at Chambers Group is based on fast growth which will challenge you to raise the bar. A diverse workplace enables us to attract the best talent and foster innovation. We invite you to visit www.chambersgroupinc.com for more information.