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Biologist

Company: HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

HELIX Environmental Planning, IncDescription: HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX), a growing, employee-owned California-based environmental consulting and planning firm, is seeking a motivated Biologist, with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join one of our San Diego County office locations (Carlsbad or La Mesa), California. HELIX provides CEQA/NEPA, biological, cultural resource management, habitat restoration, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, acoustics and noise control, GIS, and air quality and greenhouse gas services to both the public and private sectors.Why work for HELIX? We prioritize our employees. We have been an employee-owned firm since 2004, providing employees a vested interest in the firm's success through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). HELIX placed in the top three for environmental consulting firms and in the top ten for firms in our size range (100 to 199 employees) nationwide in a recent ZweigWhite Best Firms to Work For survey. Our employees describe us as team-oriented, caring, flexible, and driven by our standards of integrity. HELIX offers a competitive benefits package, that includes:

  • Health Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Life and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Personal Time Off
  • Bonus Program
  • ESOP participation
  • 401K participationIn addition to our competitive benefits package, we also have robust, award-winning wellness, professional growth, employee development training, and community volunteer programs. We support a hybrid work environment that balances the ability to work in the office and from home.The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills that include strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills because aspects of this position include developing solutions for project challenges, as well as forging strong, collaborative relationships and building consensus among team members, staff, clients, and agencies. A positive attitude, flexible mindset and adaptability to changing circumstances is imperative. Biologist duties may include:
    • Conducting and assisting with biology surveys, including vegetation mapping and/or focused species surveys.
    • Conducting biological monitoring for construction and restoration projects.
    • Writing monitoring memos, reports, and other written tasks, as necessary.
    • Managing personal workload and coordinating schedule with Project Managers and Biology Operations Manager, as appropriate.
    • Maintaining accurate field notes and maps, project files, work logs, etc.
    • Providing high quality work products on schedule and within budget. HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.PM21#Biology #wildlifebiology Requirements: Minimum Requirements for a Biologist:
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an environmental science, biology, or related field (degree in biochemistry or microbiology not acceptable).
      • At least three years of experience as a professional biologist including a minimum of one year of experience with an environmental consulting firm.
      • Experience conducting flora and/or fauna surveys in Southern California.
      • Strong writing skills (please provide a cover letter with your application).
      • Experience with field data collection methods and equipment (e.g., Arc GIS Collector/Field Maps, submeter accuracy GPS unit).
      • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
      • Able to hike long distances over alternating terrain under varying weather conditions.
      • Valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record over the last three years (or if you have an out-of-state license, you will apply for a CA Driver's License within 10 days of residency in CA).Additional skills considered a plus for Biologist:
        • Experience with construction monitoring.
        • Permits to conduct focused surveys for Southern California special-status flora and fauna (e.g. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permits for Quino checkerspot butterfly, coastal California gnatcatcher, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Collecting Permit).
        • Experience mentoring/leading less experienced biologists in the field and with report writing.
        • Experience preparing biological technical reports for jurisdictions within San Diego and/or Riverside Counties.
        • Experience with native habitat restoration planning and/or monitoring.PI201539961

Keywords: HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc, San Diego , Biologist, Other , San Diego, California

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