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RECON Environmental
San Diego, California
30-34 DOE
Closing date
May 1, 2023

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Conservation science
Job Level
Mid level
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Biologist, Analyst level   Req:  23-11


RECON Environmental is a small company of specialists representing one of the most established environmental consulting service firms in the Southwest. We are employee-owned and hard-working, but with a casual and collaborative work environment. We offer the right candidate a team-oriented, caring environment, which is client-focused, flexible, and always striving to provide high quality service to our clients.


We are currently looking to hire Biologist(s) to support biological surveys and associated reports on a range of public, private, and federal projects throughout southern California. This position involves conducting fieldwork to identify sensitive biological resources and preparing a variety of biological studies, such as biological technical reports, post-survey reports, and aquatic resources delineations and associated permits. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of biological resources in southern California, and the ability and desire to grow into a position with increasing project management responsibilities. This is a regular, full-time position based out of our San Diego office.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Perform biological field studies such as vegetation mapping, wetland delineations, protocol wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, and rare plant surveys. Serve as a primary author or co-author of environmental documents including biological technical reports, post-survey reports, wetland delineation reports, and/or permit applications. Coordinate field surveys, including literature/database research, coordination of project logistics, and communication with clients and team members. Oversee management of biology-related tasks or projects within budgeted time frame under the supervision of a project director. Prepare and maintain field notes and reporting logs documenting field work activities.



Knowledge and Requirements


  • 3+ years of experience with the requisite skills. B.S. in biology, ecology, environmental science, environmental management, or a closely related scientific field. Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask, as well as be able to work in a team environment with a variety of project members. Must have knowledge of local habitats and sensitive plant and animal species. Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to biological resources, including Federal and California Endangered Species 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. 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.

Desired Qualifications


  • Possession of federal survey permits highly desirable (e.g., coastal California gnatcatcher, Quino checkerspot and/or other species). Knowledge of San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program and/or Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan. Ability to conduct wetland delineations. Ability to use Wildnote and Collector/ArcGIS online.


RECON is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disability/Vets







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.

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