Wildlife Biologist I
Santa Barbara, CA  / Sacramento, CA  / Concord, CA  / Glendale, CA ...View All
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Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Join Cardno's Science and Environment team in Santa Barbara, CA to play a role in reviewing of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances

Job Description:

Cardno is looking for a Wildlife Biologist in our Santa Barbara, CA office to assist a diverse team of accomplished environmental scientists, including engineers, biologists, ecologists, archeologists, and planners on a variety of projects in Southern California out of our Santa Barbara, California office. Primary responsibilities include review of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances.

Responsibilities include the following:

> Obtain clearance through client background check to access online system (upon employment).

> Comply with all Cardno and client policies including those related to safety, anti-harassment, and drug use.

> Review client requests for environmental clearance to ensure they provide information.

> Conduct desktop reviews for environmental clearance work and ensure reviews or surveys are completed by Cardno staff or subcontractors according to client schedule.

> Engagement in the process and willingness to identify process improvements to provide benefit to our client.

> Complete desktop reviews to determine appropriate levels and types of environmental reviews needed for new projects.

> Must be authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship.

Basic Qualifications:

> less than 3 years experience. 2 or more years of consulting experience.

> Bachelor's degree (or higher) in biology, ecology, environmental studies or related field.

> Network with Cardno and subcontractor staff.

> Proficient in computer software including, MS word, and multiple Cardno and client systems.

> Simultaneously work on and projects.

> Work in multiple field conditions within California for multiple weeks.

> Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged conditions on foot (day and night surveys may be required).

> GIS (Arc View)

> Experience with desktop analysis for determination of field survey needs for projects

> Field survey experience including for wildlife/ plant species/ wetlands.

Benefit eligible employees are offered a variety of plans to help address their health and welfare needs, as well as the needs of their families. Many of these benefits are paid in whole, or in part by Cardno. Other benefits are offered as voluntary options to be paid for by employees through the convenience of payroll deductions. Our comprehensive benefits package includes Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Parental Leave Program, Health and Financial Wellness Programs, Life and Disability coverage as well as a 401(k) retirement plan with a company match.

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies. No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition Team.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP on this URL https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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