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Senior Biologist

Employer
RECON Environmental
Location
San Diego, California
Salary
$45.00+ DOE plus benefits
Closing date
Oct 27, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Job Level
Mid level, Senior level
Salary Type
Hourly
Employment Type
Permanent
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Job Details

We are currently seeking a highly talented Senior Biologist to serve as a key member of our Biology Group in San Diego, California. This position will be responsible for the management of projects and contracts involving biological resources, with a focus on project delivery, technical proposal preparation, client relations, and business development. Will be responsible for preparation of biological technical reports and related studies that are compliant with federal, state, and local regulations for a variety of project scopes and clients. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge which includes completing and/or overseeing biological field studies; preparing and adhering to scopes, schedules, and budgets; and training and mentoring junior staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ability to successfully manage biology-related contracts and projects for government agencies and private developers, including development of scope of work/technical approach, budget, and schedule. Serve as a primary author of environmental documents, including biological technical reports, post-survey reports, wetland delineation reports, and/or permit applications. Lead and oversee teams conducting biological field studies such as vegetation mapping, wetland delineations, protocol wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, and rare plant surveys.
  • Solid understanding of local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to biological resources, including Federal and California Endangered Species Act, Natural Communities Conservation Planning Act, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 401 of the Clean Water Act and Section 1600 of the California Fish and Game Code.
  • 5+ years increasingly responsible experience as a biologist. B.S. in biology, ecology, environmental science, environmental management, or a closely related scientific field. (MA in related field may substitute for some experience). Demonstrated experience preparing biological technical reports and conducting biological field surveys. Excellent written and communication skills. Experience with proposal preparation. Must be comfortable working in extreme weather conditions. Must feel comfortable doing strenuous hiking and working in remote areas. Experience driving 4-wheel-drive vehicle through rough terrain. Requires a valid California Driver’s License. Possession of federal survey permits (e.g., coastal California gnatcatcher, Quino checkerspot and/or other species) and knowledge of the Multiple Species Conservation Program and/or Western Riverside Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan is highly desirable.

Company

RECON Environmental, Inc. is a company of specialists representing one of the largest and most established environmental service firms in the Southwest. Founded in 1972 with the emergence of the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, we have provided nearly four decades of continuous service to our valued clients in the public and private sectors.

RECON is a leader in environmental planning. We create imaginative solutions to complex situations. Our staff is responsive to the ever-changing and evolving regulatory setting and is instrumental in introducing the latest advances in knowledge, management, and information into the environmental process. We are committed to providing superior consulting services by developing solutions that support our clients in meeting their regulatory obligations. Through our technical expertise and collaborative team approach, we promote a balance between land use needs, conservation, and quality of life.

The longevity and stability of RECON is unique in an industry where acquisitions and mergers are prevalent. With continuous operation since 1972, we have provided environmental consulting services and technical studies for a great diversity of projects throughout the Southwest. Through our efforts in planning, environmental document preparation, resource management, conservation, and regulatory compliance, we have helped companies meet their goals of developing and providing quality projects while protecting the environment.

To best serve our clients, we have organized our internal departments by client type to cater to each of these sectors’ specific needs: Private, Agency, Federal and Restoration. Each team’s members are client-focused and have an in-depth understanding of the unique regulatory environments in which each of these sectors operate. The result: a specialized group of consultants able to provide personalized attention to each client’s specific needs.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
619 308 9333
Location
1927 5th Avenue
San Diego
CA
92101
US
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