Biological Monitors ― Temporary, On-call Positions (Los Angeles)

Biological Monitors 

Office Location: Los Angeles, CA
Field Locations: Riverside to Ventura, CA

Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly-motivated and talented junior- to mid-level biologists to join our interdisciplinary staff for temporary on-call or temporary full-time positions (with potential for transitioning to permanent) focusing on threatened and endangered species recovery and habitat restoration projects throughout Southern California. We are looking for biologists with experience in and knowledge of Southern California wildlife and flora for a variety of projects across Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

Responsibilities may include construction compliance monitoring, focused pre-construction wildlife and nesting bird surveys, plant identification, and technical writing. Stillwater Sciences has needs for biologists ranging from temporary to permanent. Temporary positions average three to five days per week minimally through late spring of 2022. Field efforts may be scheduled on short notice and field personnel will need to confirm their availability or unavailability for a given field effort on short notice. Applicants need not be available for every field effort.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A minimum of a BS or BA in biology or natural resource field with 1–2+ years’ experience in the environmental field
  • Excellent wildlife skills including nesting bird survey and environmental compliance monitoring experience
  • Experience with least Bell’s vireo as well as other special-status wildlife species including, but not limited to, coastal California gnatcatcher, burrowing owl, special-status fish, and/or special-status mammals, to receive agency approvals to conduct on-site monitoring
  • Construction site experience

The ideal applicant should have:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Endurance to work long days (up to 10 hours)
  • Good attitude and ability to hike to remote and steep field locations in all types of weather
  • Competency to follow directions and field safety protocols
  • Solid navigational skills using maps and GPS
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
  • Attention to detail and commitment to sound science
How to apply

Because of the collaborative nature of our work, Stillwater Sciences employees have been strongly encouraged to be vaccinated, and we have a very high rate of vaccination within the company. Given recent executive orders from the Biden Administration and as a company that is a Federal contractor, we will require all employees to be fully vaccinated by early December 2021.

Compensation and Application Details:

  • Biologist openings: Temporary, to permanent part-time/full-time positions based out of Los Angeles, CA for fieldwork in Riverside, Pasadena, and other project sites
  • Please send a cover letter advising how you learned of this job and describing your experience with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to:
  • Please write “LA Biological Monitor” in the subject line of the email
  • Resumes without cover letters will not be considered
  • Hourly rate $22–$31, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google