Monk & Associates, Inc., a growing biological consulting firm in the Bay Area, is hiring a Biological Construction Monitor, with experience working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species. Monk & Associates, Inc. has been in business since 1992 and specializes in the following:
• Special-status plant and animal surveys for endangered and threatened plant and animal species;
• Wetland delineations and acquiring permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB);
• Design and oversight in the construction of wetlands that include vernal pools, fresh and salt water marsh habitats, and stream channel enhancement and restoration;
• The preparation of EIR/EIS biology sections pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
• Preparation of Streambed Alteration Agreements for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW);
• Preparation of endangered species “incidental take permit applications” with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and CDFW;
• Preparation of biological constraints analyses, mitigation and monitoring plans, and habitat restoration plans;
• Due diligence reports which are prepared for our clients in advance of their acquisition of prospective development properties.
To keep our company growing, we are interested in hiring a Biological Construction Monitor, with previous monitoring experience (preferably that has been approved as a monitor by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). Monk & Associates’ strength is in its ability to integrate biological expertise with a depth of understanding of the environmental regulatory process. We look for this capacity in our prospective employees. Our ideal candidate must have a strong educational background in botany, wetlands, and/or wildlife biology, solid field experience, and a good understanding of environmental regulations (including CEQA, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act).
Responsibilities would include:
• Daily Construction Monitoring
• Conducting field surveys for plants and/or animals (depending on technical expertise);
• Conducting wetland delineations;
• Preparing survey reports and compliance reports
• A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, botany, or related field. All candidates should have strong field skills or related job experience.
• A solid background and field experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
• Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.
Salary: Commensurate with Experience.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, disability insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.