We are seeking a Biologist, Ecologist or Wetland Scientist (full time or part-time) to join our Permitting, Planning and Licensing team. The successful candidate will report to our Concord, CA office and will be involved in a wide variety of CEQA, energy and infrastructure related projects (including electric transmission, renewable energy (wind/solar/battery storage), as well as transportation and other development projects.
Preference will be given to applicants with listed species permits (or working towards permits), the ability to conduct wetland delineations and aquatic wildlife surveys, rare plant surveys, as well as other diverse biological field work. The applicant should also have an ability to identify plant species commonly found in the Northern California region and able to collect accurate data in the field and produce professional reports in the office. The successful candidates will also be able to understand site plans, and GPS and GIS technologies.
Preference will also be given to applicants that have experience working on energy and transportation projects involving CEQA and NEPA, Clean Water Act permitting programs, and other local, state and federal permitting programs. Successful applicants will be able to interact in the field with clients, contractors, and environmental agency representatives.
Support energy and transportation projects involving wide array of state and federal permitting programs
Conduct wetland delineations and functional assessments,
Conduct general and protocol level aquatic wildlife surveys (e.g. Giant Garter Snake, California Tiger Salamander, Red-legged frog, fairy shrimp), rare plant surveys, as well as other diverse biological field work.
Responsible for identifying plant species commonly found in the western U.S. (California), and should be able to collect accurate data in the field and produce professional reports in the office.
Responsible for research, writing memorandums, technical reports and sections of the environmental documents
Perform well with supervision and have familiarity
Excellent data collection, technical writing and communication skills.
Knowledge of common plant and wildlife species, soil types, and hydrology.
Permits for federally and/or State listed species
Solid understanding of erosion and sediment control, best management practices commonly implemented during construction, and familiarity with construction of energy and/or transportation-related projects.
Flexibility to travel
Required Experience: Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, natural resources, or related field, and 5 to 10 years of post-degree experience conducting general and protocol level field surveys, wetlands delineation and permitting, permit compliance monitoring and/or inspections for construction projects. Experience performing field work in California required.
TRC offers career advancement potential and a competitive compensation package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information about TRC or to apply for this position please visit our website at www.trccompanies.com.