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

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
  • Due to the collaborative nature of our work and given that our company is a Federal contractor, Stillwater Sciences employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or apply for an accommodation for a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief), and we strongly encourage employees receive a booster.

About Stillwater Sciences

Stillwater Sciences is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 80 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees in nine offices throughout the Western U.S.

We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research, and pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.  Learn more about us.

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