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, sensitive species surveys, 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: advanced degree in Biology or closely related field, 1-3 years (minimum) consulting experience working with southern California flora/fauna, construction and mitigation monitoring experience, wetland delineation and permitting experience, and permits and/or sufficient experience to conduct surveys in compliance with U.S. 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, MS Word, and other software also a plus.