Biological Construction Monitor – California

Monk & Associates
Walnut Creek, California
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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
Key Qualifications: • 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.
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