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Wildlife Field Ecologist

Date Posted: 19 May 2018 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate opening in our Los Gatos, California office for a full-time wildlife ecologist. This person will conduct field studies, including nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, and construction monitoring, and will assist in the preparation of a variety of reports/technical studies, including wildlife survey reports, biological resources reports for compliance with CEQA/NEPA, biological assessments, and wildlife management plans. We encourage ornithologists, herpetologists, and general wildlife ecologists with backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management and a broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna to apply for this position. Applicants should have a strong academic background, solid field experience, broad ecological knowledge, and experience in ecological consulting in California. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential.

This position will sometimes require navigating varying and rugged terrain safely and working alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications

  • Solid field experience;
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys;
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna;
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience preparing CEQA/NEPA assessments, biological assessments, and/or wildlife inventories;

Experience with California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog preferred, experience with the burrowing owl a plus. Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=42db2748-b13a-41da-a951-fccb2d6c4ab1&jobId=36877&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001; via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, employs nearly 80 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and fish and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

Our employment package includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program. 

Ph.D Fellowships and Assistantships in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: not provided, but the fellowships are for students entering Fall 2016

University of Louisiana (UL) Fellowships and Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Fellowships will be awarded to Ph.D. students entering Fall 2016. UL Fellows are funded for 3-4 years and have limited teaching responsibilities, while BoR Fellows are funded for 4 years at and have no formal teaching duties. Stipends are up to $30,000 per year (with tuition waiver).

Eligibility requirements include US citizenship (or permanent residency) or degree from a US institution. We will also have teaching and research assistantships available for incoming Ph.D. students.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact prospective advisors. Their contact information and research interests can be found at the Department of Biology website and its graduate programs. The Department of Biology has approximately 80 graduate students and 25 graduate faculty members conducting research on a wide variety of topics.

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