Wildlife Biologist On-Call

  • ICF International
  • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • May 03, 2018
Biology - Ecology Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Wildlife Biologist On-Call
Santa Cruz and Northern California Counties

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Field Biologists to join our team for infrastructure projects located on the Sacramento region.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Job Description

The On-Call Staff Biologists will provide support to infrastructure projects located on the Sacramento region, Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, and areas of the East Bay. Responsibilities may include the following; creating daily monitoring reports, responding to project management and client need, conducting field surveys for special status wildlife, provide environmental compliance monitoring and prepare daily monitoring reports under direction of the supervision of senior staff.   Additional opportunities for On-Call Biologists include work assignments at our client facilities to provide general biological and/or regulatory expertise.

Primary Responsibilities

Conduct preconstruction surveys for California tiger salamanders (CTS), California red-legged frog (CRLF), giant garter snake, Swainson’s hawk surveys, nesting bird surveys, and provides environmental awareness training for construction crews, and conduct construction compliance monitoring for projects located in Northern California.  This position will be primarily outdoors.  Ability to identify native and introduced amphibians and nesting bird is required.  Previous experience conducting surveys and compliance monitoring for CTS and CRLF is desired.  Candidates must have good communication skills, work with construction contractors, ability to write clearly, prepare field data forms.  Work assignments generally include working 32-50 hours a week.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Biology or related field
  • Knowledge of  the flora and fauna of  Central and Northern California
  • Solid field skills, including the ability understand project construction drawings and to work primarily outdoors
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a construction compliance team
  • Experience with conducting amphibian and general nesting bird surveys
  • Understanding of consulting or construction monitoring/compliance monitoring. 
  • Qualified candidates will be energetic, a team player, and possess excellent communication and writing skills
  • At least 1 year of wildlife biology survey and monitoring experience with the special-status species identified above.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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