Wildlife Biologist / Ecologist II

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
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RES is looking for a Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist with 7+ years of relevant work experience for our Sacramento, CA office.


The mission: you will be providing environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals.

What your day-to-day might look like?

You will be planning, performing, and supervising field assessments, including:

  • Special status amphibian and reptile surveys;
  • Vernal pool and stream invertebrate surveys;
  • Raptor and avian nesting surveys;
  • Night time mammal surveys;
  • wetland & vernal pool mitigation monitoring;
  • feasibility assessments of potential restoration projects;
  • endangered species and habitat surveys; and other environmental site assessments.


Please be advised that we perform these tasks come rain or come shine and working outside in harsh and adverse weather conditions (including both cold and hot environments) is part of the routine. You will also be walking long distances, bending, lifting heavy objects (up to 50 lbs), and performing other physical activities. Occasionally, some of our projects require extensive travel with overnight stays.


You will be performing data analysis and processing, and technical writing based on your fieldwork. Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and attention to detail are paramount! You will be responsible for preparing and supporting development of reports, figures, permit application packages, bank documentation and elements of regulatory documents for the establishment of new mitigation projects.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Biology or related field (such as but not limited to wildlife biology, ecology environmental studies or similar field).
  • Experience and knowledge of
    • State and Federal Endangered Species Act
    • California Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements
    • CEQA regulations in California
    • Clean Water Act
  • 4+ years working directly in California or Oregon wildlife/terrestrial habitats.
  • Proficient in special status wildlife identification, and their habitats, in California.
  • Experience with Trimble GPS units.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS.
  • Ability to read and interpret environmental maps.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in ecological related field
  • Stream and wetland restoration design and construction experience
  • Section 10(a)(1)(A) recovery permit for California Tiger Salamander, California Red-legged Frog, and/or vernal pool branchiopods or ability to meet minimum qualifications and apply for recovery permit within 6 months of hiring.
  • CRAM


Who is RES: We are the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 294 stream miles and 58,000 wetland acres, in addition to conserving and preserving 9,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 14,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 250 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a balance of economic development and ecological sustainability.


Our culture: Working for RES means having a career that truly makes an impact and a job that helps make nature and communities better. Our people share a deep interest and passion for sustainability and ecological restoration. As an ever-growing company, we cultivate entrepreneurship, flexibility, and collaboration while taking a bold approach to project development. We foster a team environment while enriching individual growth.


Our people: explore our employees’ profiles here.


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RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.


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