Biologist: Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA
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Job Description On-call Biologist – Davis/Sacramento – Projects located in Davis and Sacramento and surrounding California counties Established in 1999, Transcon Environmental, Inc., offers environmental consulting services throughout the United States with our Corporate Office based in Mesa, AZ and offices in Ferndale and Santa Rosa, California; Cedar City and Draper, Utah; and Rawlins, Wyoming. We are a steadily growing company with telecommuting opportunities employing over 200 employees throughout the United States. Our highly successful team of environmental planners, biologists and archaeologists provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance as well as infrastructure siting, Class I and Class III studies, Historic Property Treatment Plans, and environmental construction management and monitoring. We offer our employees development opportunities, competitive wages, and benefits. We are seeking qualified on-call biologists to primarily perform field work that currently reside in any of the following California counties: Contra Costa, Solano, Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Nevada. Field work will primarily include special status plant and wildlife surveys, construction monitoring, nesting bird surveys, and riparian and other habitat assessments. Fieldwork will include both one-day and multiple-day assignments. Candidates applying for this position will be remote from home but most often work in the field. Compensation and Benefits Compensation is based on qualifications, location, and relevant experience but will likely range between $22-$30 per hour. This on-call position is a non-exempt (hourly) position and is not eligible for benefits.. Responsibilities: Special status plant and wildlife surveys Nesting bird surveys Vernal pool surveys Habitat assessments Biological monitoring during construction activities to ensure resource protection measures are being implemented Work will primarily be field based; successful applicants should be capable of working long days in the field throughout the year, including single- and multi-day assignments Botanical surveys for qualified applicants (botanical experience not required, but is a plus)
Skills and Requirements: S. degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, and/or a closely related discipline Strong knowledge of California fauna Minimum of 3 months previous experience conducting nesting bird and/or special status wildlife surveys Ability to perform work duties independently and efficiently with short deadlines Highly organized, motivated, thorough, accurate, dependable, and trustworthy Ability to interact and coordinate with state, federal, and tribal agencies Proficiency with standard field equipment and technology Experience in the following is preferred: Experience in construction monitoring and surveying for nesting birds Botanical survey experience and familiarity using a dichotomous key to identify plant species is a plus Possession of a Scientific Collecting or Federal 10a1a permit is a plus Strong writing and editing skills Familiarity with typical utility operations and maintenance activities Familiarity with ESRI GIS applications (including desktop, ArcGIS, Collector, Survey123, etc.) Excellent navigation skills and good driving record Experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle off-road or in rough terrain Experience working around heavy machinery and communicating with construction crews
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