H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawai‘i.  For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. For current opportunities please scroll down below by office, come meet with us during recruiting events or at conferences, or refer to the “Who we are always looking for area”.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an energetic,
forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent salary and benefits
package and an employee-focused work environment. Our employment
package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and a 401K with a
generous employer match. 

Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume,
transcripts, salary requirement and references to
personnel@harveyecology.com and reference position name in
the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn:
Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax:
(408) 458-3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Los Gatos

Proposal & Marketing Manager

A key step in growing new business is responding to extensive proposals for upcoming projects. The Proposal & Marketing Manager will work closely with senior technical staff to draft and develop proposals and any additional necessary marketing materials that will help expand and shape our business.

Essential Role Responsibilities:
• Develop and manage our internal resource repository for all materials that contribute to proposals 
• Work with all our Ecologists with various fields of expertise to produce new materials, presentations, and graphics
• Review proposal requirements carefully and manage towards meeting those deadlines
• Collaborate with senior technical staff to craft proposal approach and teaming arrangements
• Ensure consistent tone and compelling message within proposals
• Coordinate development of robust, cross-functional proposals
• Develop strategies to strengthen our presence in certain markets 
• Determine need and for new materials, presentations, and graphics

Over time, we expect this position to grow into a larger business development and marketing role for our company. 

Necessary Skills:
• Strong project management ability 
• Excellent skills in writing, editing and formatting documents
• Fluent in MS Office as well as design software, e.g. Adobe illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
• Ability to connect content and concepts across disparate internal disciplines
• Compelling, story-telling ability
• Equally conversant in ecology and business

Success Factors:
• Dynamic; can handle multiple priorities
• Personable; work across offices and disciplines with various ecology experts
• Strong problem-solving, “can-do” ethic
• Capacity of learn quickly and apply that knowledge
• Organized; able to identify and locate relevant materials quickly and efficiently

Required Education/Experience:
• BS/BA in business, marketing, communications, English, or related field 
• 5+ years of experience in marketing and/or professional services in the environmental consulting or Architectural & Engineering (A&E) market

Additional Desired Experience:
• Background in ecology
• Experience and professional contacts in Northern California 

Project Manager/Restoration Ecologist 

Our ecological restoration division is seeking a restoration ecologist Project Manager in our Los Gatos office. The position will involve work on ecological restoration design and monitoring projects in a wide variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, grassland, semi-arid, etc.). A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant consulting experience that demonstrates project management ability is mandatory. A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is strongly preferred and relevant work experience will be considered. Expertise in some or most of the following key areas is strongly desired: project management, business development, habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian hydrology; environmental regulatory processes; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. 

Wildlife Project Manager

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.
We have an opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife biologist with experience managing ecological consulting projects. We encourage mammalogists, ornithologists, herpetologists, and general wildlife ecologists with backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management and a broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna to apply for this position. Applicants should have a strong academic background (Ph.D. or M.S.), solid field and/or research experience, broad ecological knowledge, and extensive experience in ecological consulting in California. The ideal applicant has at least 5 years’ experience performing the duties expected of this position: managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, Section 7 and 10 consultations, and wildlife inventories and management plans; managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts; business development; marketing; proposal preparation; staff training and supervision; and recruiting. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. 

Avian/Raptor Ecologist

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife ecologist with particular expertise in ornithology, especially raptor ecology, conservation, and management. Applicants should have a strong academic background, including at least a MSc degree (PhD preferred) in wildlife ecology, ornithology, or a related field; broad ecological knowledge and familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, especially California; solid experience conducting and coordinating wildlife/ornithological field studies, including involvement in raptor trapping, banding, and/or nest monitoring; and strong quantitative and technical writing skills. Preferred candidates will have experience developing monitoring plans and conducting field studies and biological resources evaluations associated with renewable-energy development in an ecological consulting context. Specific familiarity with biological components, impacts analysis, regulatory and permitting requirements, and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle conservation plans is desirable. The ideal applicant will have 2–4 years of post-graduate experience conducting and coordinating relevant field studies, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing technical documents. Good general communication and personnel management skills are essential.


Botany Project Manager

We have an opening in our Fresno office for a Botany Project Manager with experience as a plant ecologist and botanist. The Botany Project Manager will conduct and direct field studies such as habitat mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare and process environmental impact analyses, resource agency permits, and mitigation feasibility studies. 

Our ideal candidate will possess an M.S. or Ph.D. plus 5–7 years of relevant professional experience. Relevant experience consists of work in plant taxonomy, a solid background in plant ecology, experience designing and implementing quantitative field surveys, and experience with habitat/association mapping, environmental impact analysis, regulatory permit preparation, and mitigation feasibility studies. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication and organizational skills are also essential. We work on projects located throughout California, Hawaii, and elsewhere, so a suitable candidate must be willing to travel. Strong, demonstrable plant taxonomic skills, general GIS/ArcView experience, experience in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–style wetland delineations, and environmental analysis are highly desirable. 


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San Luis Obispo

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Mojave Desert Region

Solar Energy Bird and Bat Field Biologists

We are seeking capable field biologists to conduct intensive fatality searches for bats and birds in newly constructed solar-energy facilities. Primary fieldwork will include surveys involving extensive hiking, species identification, data acquisition, and data entry. There are multiple openings. Positions will be based out of the greater San Luis Obispo area, Carrizo Plain and in the Mojave region. Applicants should have a strong academic background and solid field and/or research experience. A degree in wildlife ecology or field biology is preferred; equivalent work may be substituted. Demonstrable field skills are critical, especially knowledge of avian species identification. Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with diverse personnel within a tightly regulated construction environment also are important.

Field Biologist and Detection Dog Handler

We currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Responsibilities include housing, caring for, and training program detection dogs; handling trained detection dogs on wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; managing project data; and preparing reports. The position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely, and potentially alone with the dog. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with a field team and with diverse personnel also are important. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong field background performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The ideal candidate will have experience managing detection dog field projects and training other dog handlers. Applicants with experience/expertise in bird identification are preferred.
Education: Degree in Wildlife Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field.