Entry-Level Terrestrial Biologist/Botanist

  • North State Resources
  • Redding, 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), a leading provider of natural resources management and environmental compliance services in California, seeks an entry-level terrestrial biologist or botanist to join our multidisciplinary team. This is a full-time position based in Redding, Sacramento, or Chico, with technical responsibilities throughout the company.

This is a career-track position with opportunities for substantial advancement. Successful candidates will be responsible for completing field investigations requiring basic understanding of a range of biological resources including botany and plant communities, wildlife biology (birds, mammals, herpetofauna), and wetlands. Initial responsibilities will include background research and database queries; habitat characterization and mapping; botanical and wildlife field surveys; and construction monitoring. In time, the position will grow to include wetland delineations and preparation of technical reports and environmental permitting packages.

Education and Experience:

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in terrestrial biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, or other closely related discipline and at least two field seasons of work experience relevant to the following evaluation criteria. Excellent writing, verbal communication, and analytical skills are required. Experience with the use of maps and aerial photographs, orienteering skills, and the ability to follow standard or custom data collection procedures are needed. Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors for extended periods under all weather conditions, work in remote locations, and traverse rugged terrain; must commit to participate in applicable company/client safety programs; and must be able and willing to work independently or with limited supervision. Basic skills using GPS are required, and experience with GIS or an interest in acquiring basic GIS skills is preferred. Previous work experience as an ecologist or biologist in central and northern California is preferred. Occasional overnight travel is required.

Opportunities and Benefits:

NSR offers excellent opportunities for professional growth and advancement, a modern work environment, continued training, participation in professional organizations, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance and a 401(k) plan with company match. We value and endeavor to maintain a collaborative work environment that encourages and rewards individual initiative and innovation.

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