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Senior Biologist

Insight Global
Boise, Idaho, US
Closing date
Dec 12, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Must have :
· Bachelor's or master's degree in applicable field such as biological science, wildlife ecology, environmental science or natural resource management.
· 8-10 + years plus of professional experience related to wildlife species/habitats and ecological assessments.
· Field experience with wildlife species and habitats in the West, Intermountain West and Great Plains ecosystems.
· Applied knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources management and habitat conservation planning.
· Experience with GPS equipment and ArcGIS or similar mapping program is preferred.
· Synthesizing and interpreting biological information and preparing technical reports.
· This position requires strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, and high level of interpersonal communication skills, organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
· Should have the ability to work independently, communicate clearly and/or work closely with team members located across other offices.
· Demonstrable technical writing/editing ability, commitment to quality in both work processes and products and willingness to assume new roles are critical.
· Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project are necessary to perform the responsibilities of this position.
· Prior experience in private sector or ecological consulting business is desirable.
· Must possess a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and be able and willing to travel for field assignments and meetings.

* Coming from a consulting background rather than an agency background


A client of Insight Global's has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Biologist/ Environmental Planner to provide permitting and compliance services within our client's energy, mining, and federal lands practices, where they have been supporting a broad range of projects. These projects include transmission lines, solar, wind, natural gas transmission pipelines, mine development, mine closure, and public land, Department of Energy, and military resource assessment and NEPA support. This position will ideally be located in Boise, ID office but we would consider Portland, OR for the right candidate.

The primary focus for this position will be evaluation wildlife issues related to proposed project development on private and public lands in the western United States. The candidate will have the skills to provide support to project managers and lead biology related tasks in the regulatory and permitting process for a variety of land development projects in the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West and throughout the U.S. for public and private clients.

The candidate will design and conduct studies and resource analyses and consult with county, state, and federal governmental bodies and agencies. The candidate should also have experience with agency coordination, coordinating with technical teams and understand state and federal wildlife laws and regulations. The position would involve a combination of writing, task management and field work. A complete and thorough understanding of the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) site certificate process is mandatory.

· Design and conduct wildlife surveys and habitat evaluations.
· Analyze potential impacts on biological resources for a variety of projects.
· Support project managers and other technical staff with client-agency communications.
· Develop proposals for biological-related tasks (preparing scopes, schedules and budgets).
· Manage biology tasks (coordinating field logistics, overseeing surveys and managing field staff).
· Support due diligence and permitting efforts and prepare field survey reports and mitigation and monitoring plans.
· Prepare biological sections of NEPA documents (EAs and EISs), and other documents required under the Endangered Species Act.
· Ability to facilitate the Application for a Site Certificate under EFSC guidelines.
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