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.
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 Western Pond Turtle.
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:
Note that you will lead Visual Estimation Surveys and oversee and direct the work of biological construction monitors. 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.
You will also develop protocols, organize, and ensure data quality and storage, and analyze and report on findings. Strong technical skills and experience in field ecology methods and data analysis will be required.
Part of your work will be focused on compliance and training. This will include:
You will also be tasked with administrative duties such as daily species monitoring logs/monthly and annual reports and reviewing project documentation. You will extensively use your skills in report writing and editing, and oral presentation.
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.
We would love to talk to you if you have the following minimum qualifications:
Experience leading field crews
Experience working on active construction sites
What will make you stand out?
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
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.