RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.
RES is accepting applications for a Plant Ecologist to work collaboratively with a team of field ecologists, environmental land operators, restoration, and mitigation professionals in our Sacramento or San Francisco, CA offices. Project sites are located throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. The majority of the sites and projects are within California and require a thorough knowledge of the ecology and flora of California landscapes ranging from vernal pools to seasonal and tidal wetlands. This role requires ecological expertise in these landscapes and the ability to write and verbally communicate that expertise with a variety of stakeholders including clients, regulatory agencies, internal team members, and other RES technical staff and project managers throughout the country. This position will report directly to the Senior Wetland Ecologist and assist with projects across the entire region as needed.
The role of the Plant Ecologist requires technical skills, strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and confidently to achieve task goals. This is a mid-career role with the expectation of mentoring junior staff and peers. Successful candidates must be flexible and responsive to a challenging work environment where schedules, site locations, and tasks fluctuate according to the needs of the project.
As a Plant Ecologist, you will use judgment and critical thinking to select, apply and adapt standard techniques, methods and procedures for a range of annual monitoring and management of conservation lands, restoration design projects, and biological studies. You will serve as a Plant Ecology technical specialist, peer reviewing the work of others and providing mentoring to junior team members and other Ecologists.
The desired candidate’s responsibilities will include performing all aspects of field work, reviewing, developing, and implementing botanical survey protocols, collecting and organizing data, writing technical reports, preparing permit applications, communication with clients, landowners and RES’ Operations Team, and assisting in the stewardship of all RES’s conservation bank portfolio within the Western Region.
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RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.