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Senior Biologist/Project Manager

Pax Environmental, Inc.
Ojai, California, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Job Title: Senior Environmental Consultant/Project Manager

Reports To: Project Manager/Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Ojai office with the possibility of remote. To include field work throughout southern California

Salary Range: Competitive salary, including benefits package, dependent on individual qualifications and experience.

Hours: Regular/Full-Time

Summary: Pax Environmental, Inc. is seeking a Senior Environmental Consultant with extensive experience in Biology, Botany and Wetlands Science and demonstrated experience in restoration, environmental consulting, and project management. This position offers lead-level experience for a long-term consulting and management career in the southern California region, with excellent industry leadership growth potential.

The Senior Environmental Consultant/Project Manager would be responsible for seeking out new clients and developing new business opportunities, managing the project cycle from project set up to breakdown, including developing cost estimates, tracking project budgets and deliverables, conducting science-based assessments and data analysis, and preparing high quality technical reports and environmental documents. A typical workflow would involve conducting, coordinating, overseeing, and reviewing environmental compliance surveys for special-status wildlife and plants alongside their project team. An important aspect of this position involves taking initiative and mentoring field staff daily to assure client needs are met effectively, and working with our accounting team to review invoices, expenditures, and project audits for projects/tasks.

The ideal candidate is a concise communicator with a demonstrated ability to effectively delegate, multi-task, prioritize, and track work across multiple projects to ensure quality of service to clients and staff alike. A strong understanding of compliance processes, environmental regulatory permitting, and associated laws protecting biological resources is highly desired.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's (minimum) or Master's (preferred) degree in environmental biology, wildlife management, botany, or related field.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant, regional experience in targeted surveys, restoration, and environmental consulting.
  • Demonstrated track record of progressively responsible experience planning, managing, scheduling and budgeting projects.
  • Familiarity with CEQA, NEPA, CESA, CWA Compliance processes and permitting including Initial Study Biological Assessments.
  • Special-status species permit(s) or MOUs with the regulatory agencies strongly desired.
  • Experience delineating jurisdictional waters, preparing aquatic resources delineation reports, and permit applications preferred.

Competencies for Success:

  • Commitment to quality on projects of all sizes and scopes.
  • Timeliness on reporting requirements for regulatory agencies.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Highly motivated, collaborative, and team oriented.
  • Effective and concise communication; ability to delegate effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and track work across multiple projects.
  • The individual should be comfortable working in physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites which may require overnight stays.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must complete a background check.

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to sit or stand at an office workstation, sometimes for extended periods.
  • Required to work on keyboard, using mouse while looking at computer screens/monitors, sometimes for extended periods.
  • Comfortable working outdoors and able to perform field work on uneven surfaces.
  • Required to work with tools.
  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pax encourages all qualified candidates to apply without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.
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