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We have an immediate need for a Senior Biologist/Project Manager with overall experience in natural resources, biology, report writing, and solid project management.
Description and Desired Qualifications
Responsible for technical studies associated with medium to large-scale projects for both standalone biological services and services in support of larger California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) projects (i.e., local, state, and federal lead agencies). Preparation of proposals for competitive and sole-source clients, development of new clients, and coordination with internal project managers and biological staff. Preparation of constraints analyses, wetlands delineations, wetlands permit applications, focused survey reports, vegetation mapping, general wildlife or botanical surveys, federally and state-listed sensitive species surveys and permitting documents, and biological resources technical reports in accordance with CEQA/NEPA and/or a variety of other environmental documents. Demonstrates strong leadership, producing quality documents, developing effective permitting strategies, and public communications. Proven record of maintaining positive client and project team relationships.
Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrates strong leadership skills, ability to work independently, manage internal staff and sub-contractors, and provide exemplary work habits. Performs support in business development, responsible for new bookings, demonstrates initiative, independent thinking, and strong problem-solving skills. Demonstrates excellent organization and communication skills and experience managing multiple staff on medium to large-scale projects. Demonstrates strong relationships with clients and agencies/regulators. Responsible for technical direction and resource management support to meet client, project and office objectives. Demonstrates firm understanding of the FESA and CESA, experience in Section 7 and Section 10 documentation and consultation support, USACE preliminary wetland delineation and verification process [post Rapanos with an understanding of the 2015 CWA Final Rule], USACE Clean Water Act Section 404 and Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) Section 401 Water Quality Certification permitting requirements, California Fish and Game Code (CDFW Streambed Alteration Agreement and 2081 Incidental Take Permits), and CEQA and NEPA. Demonstrates experience with 10(A)(1)(a) federal permit with an MOU from CDFW for listed species and/or agency approved experience for survey of sensitive species. Provides positive and enthusiastic leadership/mentoring and trainings for younger staff.
Education and Experience
BS required, approximately 7-10 years of experience in technical discipline required and 4 years of experience in a technical lead and/or demonstrated leadership preferred. Advanced degree preferred. Advanced degree – MS, PhD may be substitute for up to 2 years experience. Professional certifications required.
The position is full-time position with benefits. This work will be done in the office with field visits, as needed, to manage projects.
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