Employment Type: Project Hire - Full-time
Travel Required: Yes
Garcia and Associates (GANDA) is a natural and cultural resources consulting firm specializing in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, cultural and paleontological resources compliance, and natural resources policy and planning. Garcia and Associates' staff is committed to meeting our clients' needs with the highest professional standards.
Description and Desired Qualifications
GANDA is seeking field biologists to assist with biological compliance monitoring and targeted surveys for several ongoing projects in southern California. Extensive experience with one or more of the following sensitive species is highly desirable: California Gnatcatcher, Least Bell’s Vireo, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Burrowing Owl, California red-legged frog, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, small mammals and special status flora. Scientific collection permits are a plus. Primary work areas will be varied and throughout the southern California region, from the Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley south to the Mexican border. Candidates must live in or be willing to relocate to southern California; however, periods of travel outside of the primary work areas may be required.
Applicants with the following experience will also be considered: wildlife and botanical surveys, nesting bird surveys, habitat assessments and biological compliance monitoring for renewable and traditional energy projects (i.e., solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and transmission line development). Candidates must be motivated, have strong communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a group or individually. Ideal candidates should possess a diverse background and understanding of southern California wildlife and plant communities. Successful candidates may also be familiar with environmental regulations including NEPA, CEQA, and ESA, have experience with federal and state protected species, and/or have experience with discretionary permitting through ACOE, CDFW, and USFWS.
BS degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a related discipline.
Preferred Years of Experience
To apply for this position, send a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Southern California Biological Monitoring” as the subject.
Garcia and Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce. EOE/M/F/D/V.