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Biologist On-Call Northern CA
ICF is currently seeking a Biologist to be based out of our Sacramento, CA office, however you are not required to live in the Sacramento area and you will support projects throughout Central & Northern California. This position involves providing biological resource surveys on a variety of energy, transportation, water, and urban projects in central California. Fieldwork is likely to include wildlife surveys for special-status species and construction compliance monitoring. The Biologist also will prepare technical reports, assist with preparation of state and federal environmental permit applications, and assist in the preparation of technical studies for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance.
Independently and collaboratively perform field surveys for special-status species, natural communities and habitats. Field surveys may include walking transects, walking and mapping habitat boundaries, trapping or collecting specimens, visually identifying animal and plant species or digging soil pits for wetland delineations.
Independently perform environmental compliance monitoring at construction sites (including preconstruction clearance surveys and environmental awareness training), coordinating with construction crews, and being responsive to ever-changing schedules.
Evaluate project plans for determining potential impacts on special-status species and other biological resources.
Prepare technical memoranda summarizing field survey results.
Prepare construction monitoring reports and manage construction monitoring logs.
Prepare technical (biological) sections for CEQA and NEPA documents, annual reports, and environmental permit applications under guidance of senior staff.
Provide logistical support to task managers and project managers. Logistical support may include coordinating other ICF field staff and subcontractors, scheduling construction monitors, scheduling meetings, and invoicing.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or other related field of study.
2+ season of experience in conducting biological fieldwork for consulting firm, municipality and/or government department/agency.
Experience working the San Joaquin Valley
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
Proficiency in use of GPS technology for navigation and data collection in the field.
- Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
Additional Preferred Skills/Experience
Experience working with Northern CA special-status wildlife species (e.g., California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, blunt-nose leopard lizard, giant garter snake, Alameda whipsnake, vernal pool branchiopods, San Joaquin kit fox, burrowing owl, and giant kangaroo rats).
Experience with data entry and formatting.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to biological resources (including CEQA, NEPA, Clean Water Act, California Fish and Game Codes, etc.).
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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Sacramento, CA (CA82)