Associate Biologist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-625536
    • Job Location: Fresno, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Employee
    • Date Updated: June 19, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Type of Degree: BS
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, architectural historians, 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 & cultural resources, focusing on California’s unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a “Best Places to Work” in 2015 and 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.

 We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for an Associate Biologist to join our team in our Fresno office.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum qualifications to be considered for this opportunity:

  • B.S. degree in Biology or other directly related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience with organizing, executing and coordinating overall project assignments
  • Demonstrated experience with conducting general field biology assessments (often in adverse weather / terrain conditions) including, but not limited to, endangered species / habitat assessments, resource constraints analyses, sensitive species protocol surveys, wildlife identification, botanical identification and inventories, focused rare plant surveys, vegetation mapping, tree surveys (certified arborist a plus), jurisdictional delineations, including permitting per USACE, RWQCB and CDFW requirements, wetland mitigation and monitoring plans, open space management plans and other natural resources management plans, GPS & GIS mapping, monitoring for the environmental compliance of large and small projects, including planning, implementation, and monitoring for habitat restoration
  • Demonstrated experience with technical writing (BRAs, BAs, NESs, bio sections of CEQA/NEPA docs or similar technical reports)
  • 2-3 years (full-time equivalent) of directly related professional experience (as noted in above two previous bullet points) in California’s Central Valley and with Central Valley special status species including but not limited to San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, tri-colored blackbird, Swainson’s hawk, and burrowing owl
  • Ability to work with planning managers to gather and prepare material and data for planning documents such as environmental impact reports, initial studies, and mitigated negative declarations
  • Ability to travel 50% to 100% (with overnight stays) during peak periods
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain for extended periods of time
  • A clean driving record