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Wildlife Ecologist

Date Posted: 24 Jul 2017 (Show details)

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

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate openings in our Fresno office for experienced wildlife ecologists at various levels who specialize in mammalogy, ornithology, or herpetology. The selected candidates will be responsible for conducting surveys for species in their area of specialization; completing habitat assessments; and working on CEQA/NEPA projects, mitigation plans, natural resource management plans, and wildlife inventories and management plans. These positions will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and sometimes to work alone in a variety of weather conditions. The work may require overnight travel and weekend work.

Qualifications

  • Solid field experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Current federal (i.e., 10[a][1][A]) or state authorization to handle species or experience qualifying the ecologist to be added to a corporate permit for these species is a plus.
  • Candidates with an M.S. or PhD are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

To Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=28341&lang=en_US&source=CC2 using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); 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 Los Gatos, California, employs nearly 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, 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; and a 401(k) with generous employer match. 

Biological Field Technician

Date Posted: 13 Jul 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Redhorse Corporation
Location: Fort Irwin, California
Closing date: not provided

Redhorse Corporation has a need has a need for a Biological Field Technician to join our team on a multi-year engagement located on Fort Irwin near Barstow, CA.

Description:

  • Conducting fence checks/repairs.
  • Water delivery and care of captive desert tortoises.
  • Assisting with programs designed to monitor and preserve biodiversity at Federal facilities in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.
  • Collecting biological data in order to contribute valuable findings concerning the distribution and abundance of flora and fauna, and land conservation practices.
  • Researching, observing, and monitoring plant and animal habitats in a given region for the purpose of determining population, pollution, health and predator-prey dynamic.
  • Conducting government research in the field to better understand an ecosystem.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Conducting threatened, endangered and sensitive species surveys.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Experience working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council’s “Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques” course.
  • Plant identification skills for species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in plant identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new plant species quickly.
  • Experience with Fort Irwin’s other special status species (Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mohave Ground Squirrel).
  • Experience capturing or handling wildlife species using specialized equipment (Traps, snake tongs, noose pole).
  • Experience towing trailers and mending fence breaches.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1646052.

Please contact Amy Schmid at amy [dot] schmid [at] redhorsecorp [dot] com with any questions.

Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.

Wildlife/Plant Biologist

Date Posted: 13 Jul 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Redhorse Corporation
Location: Fort Irwin, California
Closing date: not provided

Redhorse Corporation has a need for a Wildlife/Plant Biologist on a task with the U.S. Army Department of Public Works at Fort Irwin, CA.

Description:

  • Lead and/or assist with biological monitoring programs for springs/seeps, burrowing owl, Mojave fringe-toed lizard, Mohave ground squirrel, Lane Mountain milkvetch, desert cymopterus.
  • Draft annual monitoring reports for 1 or 2 of the monitoring programs listed above.
  • Conduct wildlife and vegetation surveys to ensure compliance with environmental laws associated with dig permit requests.
  • Respond to after-hours call requesting assistance with wildlife/human conflicts (typically 1 week per month).
  • Conduct or assist with environmental outreach briefings and events concerning Mojave Desert ecology and/or military requirements related to environmental laws.
  • On an annual basis, this position requires 40 - 50% field work (typically exceeding 50% during spring and fall seasons).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience OR a Master of Science (MS) in a relevant field.
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Excellent plant identification skills for species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in plant identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new plant species quickly.
  • Experience working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council's Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques course.
  • Experience conducting general natural resource inventories, and/or experience with Fort Irwin's other special status species (Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mohave Ground Squirrel).
  • Experience capturing or handling wildlife species using specialized equipment (Traps, snake tongs, noose pole).
  • Experience towing trailers and mending fence breaches.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • At least a basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer workstations.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1624347.

Please contact Amy Schmid at amy [dot] schmid [at] redhorsecorp [dot] com with any questions.

Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works. 

Research Scientist in Marine Genetics and Genomics

Date Posted: 7 Jun 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Washington JISAO
Location: Seattle, Washington
Closing date: This position is open until filled.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington is seeking a research scientist in molecular genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics of marine fishes and invertebrates for new G3 (Genetics and Genomics Group) Lab at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL).The successful candidate will help run the new Molecular Genetics and Genomics Lab, write papers, apply for grants, help supervise personnel for marine projects along the Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and the Arctic.

The salary for this permanent position is $55,000+/year, depending on qualifications and experience, and the position includes excellent benefits.

Qualifications:

  • The position requires a Ph.D. and a first authored publications must be in hand.
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred.
  • Grant experience and excellent publication record preferred.
  • Field sampling and research cruise experience preferred.
  • Statistical analysis experience required. Bioinformatics experience preferred (R, QIIME, PERL, Python, etc.).
  • Next Generation Sequencing experience required. 

To Apply:

Apply online at uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=144793&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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