Wildlife Biologist I
Sacramento, CA  / Concord, CA 
Posted Today
Job Description
Join Cardno's Science and Environment team in Santa Barbara, CA to play an integral role in reviewing of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances on a timely basis.

Job Description:

Cardno is seeking Wildlife Biologists for our Sacramento, CA or Walnut Creek, CA offices.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to 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 adequate information.
> Conduct desktop reviews for environmental clearance work and ensure proper reviews and/or Cardno staff or subcontractors according to client schedule complete surveys.

> Coordinate with Cardno, subcontractor, and client staff to ensure surveys and monitoring are conducted according to client guidance.
> 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.

Basic Qualifications:

> 0-3 years of consulting experience, 2-5 preferred
> Bachelor degree (or higher) in biology, ecology, environmental studies or related field.

> Experience with land planning

> Excellent oral and written communication.
> Outgoing personality to network with Cardno and subcontractor staff.
> Strongly proficient in computer software including Excel, MS word, and various Cardno and client systems.
> Strong quantitative skills.
> Self-motivated; strong initiative.
> Solid time management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines.
> Willingness to travel and work in a variety of field conditions within California for multiple weeks at a time.
> Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged conditions on foot (day and night surveys may be required).

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

Preferred Qualifications:

> GIS (Arc View)
> Experience with desktop analysis for determination of field survey needs for projects
> Field survey experience including for wildlife/ plant species/ wetlands

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.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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