Wildlife Construction Monitor – Bats (Klamath Project)

Job Locations US-CA-Yreka | US-OR-Ashland | US-CA-Sacramento | US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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RES is currently accepting applications for the position of Ecologist II/III based out of the Yreka, CA or Ashland, OR area.


The mission: be part of an epic project!


RES is leading a massive restoration effort integral to the largest dam removal and river renewal project in US history – a task vital to the future of several imperiled salmon populations on the West Coast. The Klamath River and its tributaries were once home to the third-largest salmon population in the West, but those numbers have crashed to an alarming level.  A major ecological restoration project will follow the removal of four aging dams that have cut off access to more than 400 stream miles of historical salmon and steelhead habitat. The world is watching, with major media outlets like the BBC and National Geographic already covering this critical project.


If you want to be part of this truly historic effort, we want to meet you.

What your day-to-day might look like?

No days are the same, but you will be the main resource of the project providing guidance, strategies, methodologies, and techniques for the protection of bats. Strong technical skills in field ecology methods, data analysis, and biology surveys are required.

This position will report daily to the Klamath Field Office or Lower Klamath Project site since most of the activities will be carried out in the field. This will include the following:

  • Surveying and identification of roost sites, evacuation, exclusion, and avoidance.
  • Bat presence/absence surveys.
  • Logistical and technical support for siting and installation of bat roosting structures.
  • Guidance and oversight for work crews on national white-nose syndrome decontamination protocol.
  • Oversight of biological construction monitors.


Note that the on-call (weekends/evenings, over the phone) support for construction/restoration crews during the implementation phase of the project, is needed.


You are also expected to do extended field rotations (sometimes 10-12 days at a time), and travel on a regular basis throughout the project sites which may require overnight stays. The work is done in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking, or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

The activities in the office will focus on compliance, training, and reporting. You will develop and implement Biological Resources Awareness Training Program; review project documentation and implement a compliance program consistent with the various regulatory and permitting documents and provide technical input for compliance report template development. You will also prepare daily species monitoring logs/monthly and annual reports. Strong skills in report writing and editing, and oral presentation will support your application.


Prior experience as a field crew leader and a desire to be a part of a high-functioning and cohesive team working towards a common goal will help you thrive in this position.


We would love to talk to you if you have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (biology/ecology, biological science, natural resources or wildlife management, or a closely related discipline).
  • 3+ years of Experience as a Designated Biologist for bats or other wildlife species.
  • Biological science (including threatened and endangered species and species-habitat relationships) and ecological assessment experience.
  • Species-habitat conservation planning and natural/biological resources management.
  • Experience with bat habitat.
  • Experience with bat presence/absence surveys, hibernacula surveys, acoustic surveys with zero-crossing and full spectrum detectors, and mist netting.
  • Bat acoustic analysis with Kaleidoscope Pro and Sonobat.
  • Proficiency with ARCGIS online, and GPS technology.
  • Experience with biological construction monitoring.
  • Experience leading field crews

  • Experience working on active construction sites


What will make you stand out?

  • Advanced degree in wildlife biology or natural resource-related field;
  • Experience working in the Klamath River Watershed;
  • Specialized studies in Chiroptids;
  • Experience with western pond turtle, amphibians and other reptiles, avian species, and other wildlife species in Northern California and Southern Oregon habitats;
  • Knowledge of Section 10(a)(1)(A) recovery permits and CDFW MOU;
  • A working knowledge of federal and state environmental laws for permit compliance including experience with Oregon and California species protection regulations and Federal Endangered Species Act;
  • Experience working under and implementing biological measures associated with CEQA/NEPA/ESA/FERC regulatory documents.

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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.


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