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Associate Biologist

Location: Sacramento, CA
Job Code: NC0102-GAP-3
# of openings: 1


Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 350-person environmental consulting firm with over 40 years experience specializing in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, and regulatory compliance. Ranked one of the Best Environmental Firms to Work For, our skilled managers, scientists, planners and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future, good environmental stewardship and to successful project completion in an increasingly sophisticated regulatory and community interest context.

ESA is currently seeking an Associate level Biologist to work in our Sacramento office. Main job duties include: Conduct vegetation/habitat mapping, presence/absence surveys for sensitive plants and animals, and assist in wetland delineations; prepare biological resource components of environmental analyses, support permit applications for the Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Fish and Game, and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board; and assist in the design and implementation of habitat restoration projects. Experience with Caltrans environmental document requirements and transportation projects a plus.

This position requires:

  • 1-3 years related work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or wildlife conservation preferred;
  • GIS skills consistent with mapping and report preparation;
  • Experience working with biological resources, wetlands, and the regulatory arena, especially in California’s Central Valley;
  • Experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) preferred but not required;
  • Strong technical writing skills and critical thinking; and
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.




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