On-call Temporary Biologist

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.
How to Apply

Compensation and Application Details:

  • On-call position.
  • Field location: Los Angeles Basin, CA.
  • Please send a cover letter with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: resume@stillwatersci.com
  • Please write “LA On-call Biologist” in the subject line of the email.
  • Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
  • Hourly rate $22-$28, commensurate with qualifications.

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