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Senior Habitat Restoration Specialist

We are currently seeking a full-time, mid-level Biologist to join our northern California biological resources team in conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments and to prepare biological reports and biological resource sections of environmental documents. We are particularly interested in someone with both field and documentation experience associated with wetland characterizations and Section 404 jurisdictional delineations and with regional special-status wildlife species.  Project work can occur throughout northern and central California.  This position may be based out of our Oakland, CA, Sacramento, CA, or Santa Cruz, CA offices.   Duties and Responsibilities   Leads and conducts field studies/surveys, individually or as part of a team, including the following: Vegetation mapping and habitat characterization Jurisdictional delineations pursuant to federal Clean Water Act Section 404; habitat delineations in support of state Section 1600 permitting Focused surveys and/or habitat assessments for special-status species, particularly wildlife General habitat assessments and surveys for common plant/wildlife species   Leads and/or works with others in the preparation of technical reports and studies including biological constraints analyses, wetland delineation reports, wetland permit applications, focused survey reports, threatened and endangered species permitting documentation, biological sections of CEQA/NEPA documents, and biological resources technical reports.  This includes working individually and as part of a team on the following:   Assembly and synthesis of data related to biological issues and impact assessment Coordination with internal staff and sub-consultants preparing technical reports Coordination with technical staff in document preparation, editing, and production and distribution tasks including graphics and GIS staff   Required Education, Experience, and Skills   Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, or related natural resources field. Must have a minimum of 7 years professional experience with environmental consulting or with resource/regulatory agencies. Must have completed Wetland Delineator training (40-hour course and Arid West Supplement) or demonstrated experience conducting wetland delineations pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 404 protocols. Experience with biological resources impact analyses and mitigation identification/planning. Strong familiarity with California wetland types and systems (freshwater and tidal), northern and central California vegetation community characterization, and experience with state and federal regulatory permitting processes, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Experience with aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species identification and habitat assessment in northern and central California. Experience with construction monitoring and worker environmental awareness training. Attention to detail, ability to work independently and strong written and oral communication skills is essential. Ability to conduct fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions as necessary.
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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