BFSA has immediate employment opportunities for a senior staff biologist. We are looking for a highly motivated and self-starting individual to join our team. Responsibilities will include: performing field surveys for common and rare plant and wildlife species; preparing vegetation maps, impact analyses, and reports for CEQA/NEPA review; permit compliance monitoring; monitoring success of habitat restoration sites; and organizing and analyzing field data. Other duties may include wetland delineation and permit processing, resource agency consultation, and mitigation plan preparation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in biology, proficiency in wildlife and/or botanical identification, knowledge of southern California vegetation communities, ability to work independently, and strong writing skills. Preferred qualifications include: advanced degree in biology or a closely related field; one to three years (minimum) of consulting experience working with southern California flora/fauna; construction and mitigation monitoring experience; wetland delineation and permitting experience; and sufficient experience to conduct surveys in compliance with United States Fish and Wildlife Service protocol for one or more of the following species: coastal California gnatcatcher, San Diego and Riverside fairy shrimp, light-footed clapper rail, arroyo southwestern toad, red-legged frog, southwestern willow flycatcher, desert tortoise, Stephen's kangaroo rat, and/or western Pacific pocket mouse. Experience with GIS, database management, Excel, Word, and other software also a plus.