About Torrey Pines Environmental
Torrey Pines Environmental is an environmental consulting firm specializing in biological studies, regulatory compliance, and environmental permitting services and solutions throughout California and the western United States. Torrey Pines Environmental staff regularly conduct focused biological surveys, habitat assessments, and permitting for special-status wildlife, plants, and wetland resources, and provide environmental compliance during project construction and operations.
Torrey Pines Environmental is seeking field biologists with at least 1-3+ years of experience to assist with biological surveys and compliance monitoring for several ongoing projects in southern California. Successful candidates will be conducting surveys and performing biological monitoring for one or more of the following sensitive species: California Gnatcatcher, Least Bell’s Vireo, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Burrowing Owl, nesting birds, desert tortoise, Yosemite toad, arroyo toad, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, small mammals, and rare plants. Primary work areas will be varied and throughout the southern California region, from the Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley south to the Mexican border. Candidates must live in or be willing to relocate to southern California, with the most desirable locations being Bakersfield, the entirety of the Los Angeles basin, Ventura, and the desert region. The position is hourly and part-time as work hours can vary by week, but 30-50 hours per week is often available to those with the most varied experience and in the most desirable locations. Successful performance in a part-time position may lead to full-time positions for those that are interested.
Extensive experience with one or more of the sensitive species listed above is highly desirable. Species recovery permits and/or scientific collecting permits are a plus. Applicants with the following experience will also be considered: wetland delineations and regulatory permitting, wildlife and botanical surveys, nesting bird surveys, habitat assessments, and biological compliance monitoring for renewable and traditional energy projects (i.e., solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and transmission line development). Candidates must be motivated, have strong communication skills, and be able to work effectively as part of a group or individually. Ideal candidates should possess a diverse background and understanding of southern California wildlife and plant communities. Successful candidates may also be familiar with environmental regulations including NEPA, CEQA, and ESA, have experience with federal and state protected species, and/or have experience with discretionary permitting through ACOE, CDFW, and USFWS.
BS degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a related discipline.
To apply for this position, send a letter of interest and resume to: email@example.com with “Southern California Field Biologist Application” as the subject.