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Alex Henson
01-15-2018, 03:08 PM
STAFF BIOLOGIST POSITION: Burleson Consulting (based in Carmel Valley, California) is seeking to hire a permanent Staff Biologist to support habitat restoration and vegetation monitoring projects on the former Fort Ord Army Base near Monterey, California. This position will include approximately 80% field work and 20% office work. Most work will be performed outdoors, often off trail, and in all weather conditions. Upon hire, the successful candidate could begin full-time work (40 hours/week Monday-Friday) as early as March 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities will consist primarily of field work assisting a team of Burleson biologists with vegetation monitoring and habitat restoration activities. All work will be conducted under the guidance of Burleson senior staff.

Work may include: surveying of vegetation transects or quadrats, vernal pool mapping, water quality monitoring, annual species density mapping, native species planting and seeding, seed collection, supporting the Burleson native plant nursery, erosion control activities, data entry, datasheet management, GPS/GIS mapping, or supporting technical writing.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates interested in the position should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a biology-related field (e.g. Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science), excellent plant ID skills, and 1-3 years of relevant work experience. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Good record keeping skills and attention to detail are mandatory. Proficiency in using Microsoft Word/Excel and GPS are mandatory. Experience with biological resource monitoring, knowledge of Fort Ord sensitive species such as sand gilia or Monterey spineflower, technical writing, ArcGIS or R are a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

PHYSICAL FITNESS: Position requires long days in the field with prolonged walking and exposure to the elements. Much of the work is off trail on uneven terrain and through thick vegetation. Must be capable of carrying a 30 pound backpack and able to lift 50 pounds.

HAZARDS: Potential field hazards associated with this position include poisonous snakes, ticks, and poison oak.

TRAINING: Training will include 40 hours towards OSHA certification. Training will also include Burleson-specific GPS protocols and post-processing of field-collected data.

SALARY: $18-24/Hour depending on experience. As a Burleson employee, some expenses such as use of a personal vehicle, will be reimbursed. This position is full-time beginning in March of 2018. As a regular employee of Burleson, you will be eligible to participate in several Burleson-sponsored benefits including paid time off, holiday pay, medical and dental insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

Email cover letter and resume to ta@burlesonconsulting.com with subject line of “Staff Biologist.” Accepting resumes through February 2nd, 2018.