BRIC, LLC is looking for a senior biologist with demonstrated success in managing field studies and reporting in addition to expertise in NEPA analyses. The position is appropriate for a senior-career professional with 15 or more years of experience working in a private sector (consulting) or agency setting. Experience in managing DOD projects is required. The selected individual will be part of the Natural Resources team leading and supporting various projects in the southwest and throughout the Western United States. BRIC’s team includes biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists, cultural resources specialists, and environmental compliance specialists. We work to support our client’s needs across multiple service areas including the federal government, tribes and the private sector. Candidates may telework. It is preferred that candidates be based in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado or Texas. This position is full-time. The position will require strong writing abilities, exceptional technical leadership skills, experience with state and federal regulatory issues, and expertise with regional wildlife, particularly large mammals and big game. Interactions with both regulatory agencies and clients will be required.
• Manage projects through the entire project lifecycle, from scope and fee preparation, technical execution, budget management, and project closeout.
• Mentor and supervise staff.
• Oversee the planning, organization, and execution of natural resource project requirements including field work.
• Provide leadership and oversight for field crews completing field efforts with high data collection accuracy.
• Establish technical study design, sampling protocols, field data management including safety procedures, and coordination with applicable SWCA staff.
• Independently engage with regulatory agencies and clients to develop and execute strategies to comply with natural resource law, regulations, and agency policies.
• Author or lead the preparation of technical sections of natural resource regulatory documents including NEPA documents (EA/EIS), Biological Assessments, Biological Evaluations, Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans, and other impact assessment or permitting assessments.
• Oversee the organization of equipment and logistical arrangements for field studies.
• Oversee data collection, processing, management, analysis, and survey/resource report preparation. Show advanced understanding of and oversee staff using topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and scientific tools and equipment under arduous field conditions.
• Follow company and client safety protocols and maintain safe working environment.
• Conduct business development activities including meeting with clients, responding to requests for proposals, and preparing scopes of work, schedules, and budgets.
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• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related science field required. Graduate degree is preferred.
• Minimum of 15 years’ experience working in a private sector (i.e., consulting) or regulatory agency setting leading and overseeing completion of fieldwork, technical reports, impact assessments, Biological Assessments, and sections of NEPA documents.
• Working knowledge of natural resource regulatory laws including National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and land management agencies’ sensitive species policies and regulations.
• Experience working with DOD is required.
• Experience working with clients/applicants and navigating the regulatory processes of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other state and federal natural resource agencies preferred.
• Experience organizing, mentoring, and motivating early- and mid-career staff.
• Several years of experience managing tasks and projects of increasing technical, managerial, and financial complexity.
• Ability to travel as needed for client and agency meetings and occasional fieldwork.
• Ability to collaborate with junior to experienced environmental professionals on NEPA documents and natural resource assessments.
• Working knowledge of the complex natural resource issues and management challenges of the southwest.
• Proficiency in ArcGIS preferred.