AECOM Wetland Ecologist / Biologist in San Diego, California
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Position Title Wetland Ecologist / Biologist
United States of America - California
AECOM is actively seeking an experienced wetland ecologist/biologist for our Natural Resources Group. This position would support numerous natural resource projects in the southern California region with a focus on wetland delineation and related permitting projects.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Solve complex issues related to wetland ecology, wetland regulations, watershed planning, ecological restoration, conservation planning, and/or natural resources planning.
Play a role in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, etc.).
5 years of experience.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools.
Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents.
A strong background in wetland ecology and knowledge of permits and regulations of the waters of the U.S. and state of California; including experience with compensatory mitigation development.
Experience in biological survey fieldwork (coastal, inland, and desert) including conducting formal jurisdictional delineations is required.
Native plant species knowledge and identification, including field experience.
Knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOR, CDFG, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA).
Strong writing skills and experience completing formal jurisdictional delineation reports and preparing permit application packages (including CWA Section 404/401, CFGC Section 1600-1616, CCA Section 30600 CDP), Mitigation and Monitoring Plans, and EIR/EIS sections. Experience in agency coordination necessary to attain wetland permits is required.
Project management skills, including the ability to ensure projects stay on schedule, manage staff, budget and finances.
Experience in California is a must.
Experience with field data collection tools such as Pendragon and Fulcrum.
Certified Practitioner for California Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands and Riparian Areas (CRAM) – Riparian and Estuarine Modules, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP).
Master’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls) preferred.
Prior consulting experience strongly preferred.
Experience in southwest U.S. is also favorable.
Experience in wetland habitat restoration planning is favorable.
What We Offer
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Job Category Sciences
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 177761BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.