Mid-Level Biologist and Environmental Analyst

  • North State Resources
  • Sacramento, CA, United States
  • Jan 24, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources GIS - Remote Sensing Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

North State Resources, Inc. (NSR) is seeking an experienced consulting biologist to join our growing Sacramento office, located in a vibrant midtown setting. This position can be filled at the Biologist III or Biologist IV level and will have opportunity for continued advancement. We are looking for motivated, career-oriented people to complement our established practice in the Sacramento area, Sierra Nevada, and central California.

Job Description

  • Conduct desktop-level assessments of special-status species, wetlands, and other biological resources.
  • Conduct field investigations for classification and mapping of vegetation communities, special-status species assessments, botanical inventories, delineation of waters of the United States, protocol-level and other species surveys, and other natural resource assessments.
  • Use standard tools and methods to conduct biological resources assessments and impact analyses.
  • Prepare technical reports (e.g., Biological Resources Assessments, section 7 Biological Assessments, Natural Environment Studies) to support environmental compliance and regulatory permitting (e.g., CEQA, Caltrans Local Assistance reviews, ESA, CWA).
  • Write biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents, including settings, impact analysis, and mitigation measures.
  • Prepare application packages for regulatory permits (e.g., CWA, Fish and Game Code) and coordinate with clients and regulatory agency personnel to develop workable solutions to resolve project challenges.
  • Take initiative, resolve issues, and identify improved procedures to assure client needs are met effectively.
  • Serve as a task leader/project manager on biological resources assignments, working closely with NSR project managers, program managers, and principals across the company.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in botany, wildlife, environmental sciences, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of directly applicable experience preparing biological reports, conducting field studies and project impact analyses for biological resources, and preparing permit applications.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant statutes and regulations (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, ESA, CWA).
  • Demonstrated familiarity with key biological resources issues in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct impact analyses supporting permit applications, consultations, or environmental compliance.
  • Proven track record working with regulatory permitting agencies.
  • Excellent written, logic, organization, presentation, and analytical skills.

Additional Beneficial Qualifications

  • Experience working on federal, state, local, and private projects throughout northern California.
  • Related experience with energy generation and transmission projects, water resources projects, utility projects, transportation projects, and other infrastructure projects.
  • Existing relationships with natural resource and regulatory agency staffs, and other natural resource professionals in the Sacramento area.
  • Active participation in environmental professional organizations.
  • Ability to use GIS and other analytical tools.

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