Biologist/Desert Tortoise Experience

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-583624
    • Job Location: Redlands, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 18, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015 & 2017, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

Rincon Consultants is seeking a Biologist with previous experience working with desert tortoises based in Redlands to provide full-time support for a variety of projects..

The Biologist will:

  • Work closely with utility clients monitoring construction crews to ensure compliance with permits and handle desert tortoises when necessary.
  • Track compliance with all mitigation measures and permit conditions.
  • Provide other as-needed support to the Natural Resources Team.

Relocation costs may be considered. Travel will be up to 75% of the time and may be in harsh remote areas. 

Experience and Skills:

  • Previous project approvals for handling desert tortoise (or equivalent experience – research, workshops, etc.).
  • Experience conducting compliance monitoring in occupied desert tortoise habitat.
  • Experience conducting surveys and monitoring for desert tortoise.
  • Experience working with utilities.
  • Capable of performing Biological Resources Assessments and describing general vegetation types.
  • Experience writing field reports and monitoring logs.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Familiar with Federal and State no-take permits.
  • Regulatory compliance oversight.
  • Regulatory compliance monitoring.
  • Utility / energy projects.