On-call Temporary Biologist
Greater Los Angeles Basin, Los Angeles, CA
Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented junior- to mid-level biologists to join our interdisciplinary staff for on-call positions. We are looking for biologists interested in applying their knowledge of California fish, wildlife and/or flora to a variety of projects in the greater Los Angeles region.
Responsibilities may include pre-construction surveys, construction compliance monitoring, fish and wildlife monitoring, plant identification and surveys, and/or habitat assessments. This is an on-call temporary position. 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.
The ideal applicant should have:
- A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in biology or natural resource field with 1–2+ years’ experience in the environmental field
- Excellent fish, wildlife and/or plant identification skills, preferable with a technical specialty (e.g., birds, herpetofauna, small mammals, aquatic ecology, plants, etc.)
- Experience conducting special-status fish, wildlife and/or plant species surveys or habitat assessments in southern California
- Southern California botanical knowledge, including familiarity with California vegetation community types
Ability to work as part of a team
- Endurance to work long days (10- to 14-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
Depending on the project, the field technician may be responsible for:
- Pre-construction surveys and/or construction monitoring as part of project permit compliance
- Fish, wildlife and/or botanical surveys including habitat assessments
- Knowledge of, and experience with, Southern California birds and plant species
- Data processing including recording and entering data with quality control checks
- Maintaining good communication with field lead or project manager
- Supporting report production through writing and construction of tables, figures, and appendices.