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 

Restoration Ecologist

Our ecological restoration division is seeking to immediately hire a restoration ecologist to work out of 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 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: habitat restoration design; plant ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian hydrology; statistical design and analysis; and plant taxonomy. 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.

Senior Quantitative Ecologist

We are seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our Los Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTH’s scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, and modeling. Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical expertise on the evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies and modeling for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental processes. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop methods for quantifying and tracking uncertainty to calculate error budgets and to develop models for trend detection. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial, marine, and riverine field settings.
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications. 
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs and in developing integrated statistical analyses.
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans.
• Ensure implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database.
• Conduct fatality estimates for renewable energy projects in collaboration with science staff
• Conduct statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with science staff and external experts.
• Communicate efforts to the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications).
Required Education:
Ph.D. plus at least 5 years’ experience in biology, ecology, statistics, applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 or more years’ experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting biostatistical and ecological modeling tools and applications.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Strong record of achievement in the areas of quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or statistical applications in ecological investigations.
• Strong analytical and creative problem skills – demonstrated ability to successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term challenges.
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices.
• Ability to work with large databases. 
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide range of scientific, technical, and management staff, stakeholders, and vendors.
• Expertise with common statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat).
• Solid record of effective scientific/technical writing and review.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects.
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision.
• Experience with methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s).
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses.
• Experience designing and querying large databases in MS Access.
• Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques.
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications.
• Self-starter who can create new opportunities and use novel quantitative methods to enable continental-scale research.
• Peer-reviewed publications.

Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician

We are seeking a Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician to join us full-time at any of our offices: Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata or Honolulu. Working closely with HTH’s ecologists, the person in this position will provide statistical support in developing and implementing approaches to optimize sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, risk and fatality estimates, and multivariate ecological modeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in collaboration with HTH ecologists, and possibly guiding more junior statisticians:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial and aquatic (including marine), field settings
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs consistent with integrated statistical analyses
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans
• Ensure implementation among field biologists of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database
• Conduct fatality and risk estimates for renewable energy projects 
• Conduct or oversee statistical analyses and modeling sometimes also working with clients and external experts as needed in the production of project final reports
• Communicate and interpret results to government agencies, the general public, and the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications)

Required Education:
• Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries or wildlife with strong quantitative and modeling focus; or
• MS plus 5 or more years’ experience as a bio-statistician supporting bio-statistical and ecological modeling tools and applications

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience in the areas of biometry, statistical application of ecological data, quantitative ecology, and/or ecological modeling
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices
• Ability to work with large databases
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds
• Expertise with common statistical software packages, in particular R
• Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision
• Experience with methods including AIC applications, basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s)
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications
• Peer-reviewed publications

Habitat Restoration Landscape Designer

Our landscape architecture studio is integrated with our restoration ecology division. We also closely collaborate with our wildlife biologists and botanists and peers in other design disciplines to create sound scientifically-based design solutions. Our work primarily focuses on restoring sensitive habitats and creating urban-wildland interfaces that are both engaging and educational for users. 

We are actively seeking a creative, analytical, and collaborative junior landscape designer with an MLA degree to join our San Francisco Bay team. Our upcoming workload will include a variety of tasks including site analysis, conceptual design, construction document preparation, construction oversight, and long-term monitoring. This entry-level position requires strong design, organizational, and problem solving skills, as well as proficiency in technical writing, and graphic and oral communication. Strong skills in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, hand rendering, site engineering (grading), and knowledge of ecological processes are also a must.

GIS Analyst

Our Los Gatos office is seeking a full-time GIS Analyst professional. The position will assist our growing GIS needs and will be part of our GIS team, providing technical support to our ecologists on their projects. It is a collaborative role involving frequent interactions with project managers and field staff across offices and will likely include data development, digitizing, GIS analysis, spatial database design/editing, mobile applications and final map creation.

Applicants should have an advanced degree in Geography/GIS or a related field. A comprehensive understanding of geographic projections, working with CAD files in GIS, generating and providing calculations on geospatial and tabular data, and the ability to efficiently create professional level maps is required as are a general proficiency in Windows and MS Office. Experience in AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop or other graphics programs with an artistic eye and creative graphics skills would be beneficial to the position, though not required. Experience with ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS Server would also be viewed as beneficial to our company. The position necessitates professional communications, strong analytical skills, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Human Resources Generalist

We are looking for a people person with a passion for ecology and the environment to serve as the main HR point person for our growing ecological consulting firm. As a professional service business, we want this position to advocate for, care for, and protect our greatest asset – our employees. This key position will be located in Los Gatos, our company headquarters, and report to the CEO. With our exciting growth to over 100 employees, we recently consolidated all HR duties within this position and the ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring employees feel supported, we continue to be fair/consistent in our practices, stay current in our policies, and compliant with HR regulations. 

The position will include: being available to our employees to answer any HR questions; recruiting talent; orienting new employees; managing medical and other leaves; processing benefit elections; maintaining personnel records; providing regular reporting; coordinating and communicating with staff across offices; maintaining HRIS / ADP database and other duties as assigned. 

Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of related work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility in HR, PHR or SPHR is preferred. Master’s degree and experience in professional services preferred. A background and interest in ecology is also highly desirable. Required skills include strong knowledge of Federal and California state labor and employment laws, ADA, AAP, E-verify, and other agency reporting requirements; superb command of Excel; and effective oral and written communication skills with people at all levels. The ability to treat sensitive information confidentially, multi-task, meet critical deadlines, and a proven history of working as an HR Generalist in a multi-site organization are essential. Experience with ADP payroll is a plus. 

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk for Professional Services Firm

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos Accounting Department for a payroll and timekeeping clerk who is professional, discrete, customer service-oriented, and self-motivated. The position will be accountable for the complete payroll process for 130+ exempt and non-exempt employees in a fast-paced company:
• Gathering and filing new hire paperwork, setting up employee profiles in ADP
• Performing various employment and wage verifications 
• Collecting timesheets and expense reports and helping enter them in our accounting system when necessary
• Verifying time and expense entries comply with company policy
• Obtaining supervisor approval when necessary
• Processing and distributing semi-monthly payroll through ADP
• Incorporating a variety of non-standard deductions and bonuses into payroll 
• Factoring in vacation and sick pay for payroll and maintaining tracking spreadsheets for benefit accruals current
• Processing monthly expense reimbursement through ADP
• Closing payroll periods in accounting system 
• Handling complaints or questions regarding payroll discrepancies
• Processing direct deposit requests and W4 changes
• Distributing bonus reports
• Ensuring annual W-2 forms include required Employer Sponsored Health  Coverage and are distributed to employees
• Compiling prevailing wage information on select projects as required

Additional responsibilities may be required on an ad-hoc basis. 
Qualified candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an HR or accounting-related field and 2-3 years of payroll processing experience. Proficient using ADP’s Workforce Now and HRB System is required. Must be able to meet strict deadlines, have a great deal of attention-to-detail and be able to multi-task. Excellent organizational skills are required as well as both oral and written communication skills. The position also requires proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and Outlook. A basic interest in biology/ecology would be considered a plus. This is a non-exempt position.

Fresno

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.

Wildlife Ecologist

Duties: 
We have an opening in our Fresno Office for an experienced wildlife ecologist. We encourage mammalogists, ornithologists, herpetologists, and general wildlife ecologists with backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna to apply for this position. 

Qualifications: 
Applicants should have a strong academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred, B.S. with directly relevant experience will be considered) and solid field and/or research experience with California wildlife; experience in ecological consulting in California is a plus. The ideal applicant has a clear understanding of applicable environmental regulatory frameworks and laws to guide our clients through the land use and environmental regulatory process. This position will involve conducting species surveys and habitat assessments, working on CEQA/NEPA projects, FESA/CESA consultations, mitigation plans, natural resource management plans, and wildlife inventories and management plans. Demonstrable technical writing ability is essential, and applicants are encouraged to submit an example of written work.

Education: Ph.D. or M.S. preferred

Senior Quantitative Ecologist

We are seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our Los Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTH’s scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, and modeling. Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical expertise on the evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies and modeling for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental processes. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop methods for quantifying and tracking uncertainty to calculate error budgets and to develop models for trend detection. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial, marine, and riverine field settings.
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications. 
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs and in developing integrated statistical analyses.
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans.
• Ensure implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database.
• Conduct fatality estimates for renewable energy projects in collaboration with science staff
• Conduct statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with science staff and external experts.
• Communicate efforts to the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications).
Required Education:
Ph.D. plus at least 5 years’ experience in biology, ecology, statistics, applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 or more years’ experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting biostatistical and ecological modeling tools and applications.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Strong record of achievement in the areas of quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or statistical applications in ecological investigations.
• Strong analytical and creative problem skills – demonstrated ability to successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term challenges.
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices.
• Ability to work with large databases. 
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide range of scientific, technical, and management staff, stakeholders, and vendors.
• Expertise with common statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat).
• Solid record of effective scientific/technical writing and review.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects.
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision.
• Experience with methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s).
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses.
• Experience designing and querying large databases in MS Access.
• Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques.
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications.
• Self-starter who can create new opportunities and use novel quantitative methods to enable continental-scale research.
• Peer-reviewed publications.

Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician

We are seeking a Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician to join us full-time at any of our offices: Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata or Honolulu. Working closely with HTH’s ecologists, the person in this position will provide statistical support in developing and implementing approaches to optimize sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, risk and fatality estimates, and multivariate ecological modeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in collaboration with HTH ecologists, and possibly guiding more junior statisticians:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial and aquatic (including marine), field settings
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs consistent with integrated statistical analyses
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans
• Ensure implementation among field biologists of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database
• Conduct fatality and risk estimates for renewable energy projects 
• Conduct or oversee statistical analyses and modeling sometimes also working with clients and external experts as needed in the production of project final reports
• Communicate and interpret results to government agencies, the general public, and the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications)

Required Education:
• Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries or wildlife with strong quantitative and modeling focus; or
• MS plus 5 or more years’ experience as a bio-statistician supporting bio-statistical and ecological modeling tools and applications

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience in the areas of biometry, statistical application of ecological data, quantitative ecology, and/or ecological modeling
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices
• Ability to work with large databases
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds
• Expertise with common statistical software packages, in particular R
• Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision
• Experience with methods including AIC applications, basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s)
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications
• Peer-reviewed publications

Sacramento

Senior Quantitative Ecologist

We are seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our Los Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTH’s scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, and modeling. Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical expertise on the evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies and modeling for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental processes. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop methods for quantifying and tracking uncertainty to calculate error budgets and to develop models for trend detection. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial, marine, and riverine field settings.
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications. 
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs and in developing integrated statistical analyses.
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans.
• Ensure implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database.
• Conduct fatality estimates for renewable energy projects in collaboration with science staff
• Conduct statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with science staff and external experts.
• Communicate efforts to the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications).
Required Education:
Ph.D. plus at least 5 years’ experience in biology, ecology, statistics, applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 or more years’ experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting biostatistical and ecological modeling tools and applications.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Strong record of achievement in the areas of quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or statistical applications in ecological investigations.
• Strong analytical and creative problem skills – demonstrated ability to successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term challenges.
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices.
• Ability to work with large databases. 
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide range of scientific, technical, and management staff, stakeholders, and vendors.
• Expertise with common statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat).
• Solid record of effective scientific/technical writing and review.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects.
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision.
• Experience with methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s).
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses.
• Experience designing and querying large databases in MS Access.
• Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques.
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications.
• Self-starter who can create new opportunities and use novel quantitative methods to enable continental-scale research.
• Peer-reviewed publications.

Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician

We are seeking a Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician to join us full-time at any of our offices: Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata or Honolulu. Working closely with HTH’s ecologists, the person in this position will provide statistical support in developing and implementing approaches to optimize sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, risk and fatality estimates, and multivariate ecological modeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in collaboration with HTH ecologists, and possibly guiding more junior statisticians:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial and aquatic (including marine), field settings
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs consistent with integrated statistical analyses
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans
• Ensure implementation among field biologists of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database
• Conduct fatality and risk estimates for renewable energy projects 
• Conduct or oversee statistical analyses and modeling sometimes also working with clients and external experts as needed in the production of project final reports
• Communicate and interpret results to government agencies, the general public, and the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications)

Required Education:
• Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries or wildlife with strong quantitative and modeling focus; or
• MS plus 5 or more years’ experience as a bio-statistician supporting bio-statistical and ecological modeling tools and applications

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience in the areas of biometry, statistical application of ecological data, quantitative ecology, and/or ecological modeling
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices
• Ability to work with large databases
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds
• Expertise with common statistical software packages, in particular R
• Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision
• Experience with methods including AIC applications, basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s)
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications
• Peer-reviewed publications

San Luis Obispo

P/T Office Clerk

We have an immediate opening in our San Luis Obispo office for a part-time (approximately 16 hours a week) office clerk who is professional, organized, self-motivated, and energetic. The position will often require the individual to run errands for the company including mail pick-up and delivery, federal express shipments, picking up supplies, and taking vehicles in for cleaning and maintenance. Other responsibilities include printing and binding hard copy reports, maintaining electronic files in a consistent and organized manner, copying/scanning documents, creating purchase orders, facilitating internal equipment reservations, preparing outgoing mailings and off-site storage coordination. Additional responsibilities may be required on an ad-hoc basis. 

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of a high school diploma, basic office skills (be able to alphabetize correctly, scan and label electronic files). They should be familiar and comfortable with standard office equipment and software (fax machine, large printers/copiers, Microsoft Word and Excel), hold a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance, and be able to handle light lifting and repetitive work. A strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude are musts as well as the ability to multi-task and to work in a fast-paced team environment. A basic interest in biology/ecology would be considered a plus.

North Coast

Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician

We are seeking a Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician to join us full-time at any of our offices: Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata or Honolulu. Working closely with HTH’s ecologists, the person in this position will provide statistical support in developing and implementing approaches to optimize sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, risk and fatality estimates, and multivariate ecological modeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in collaboration with HTH ecologists, and possibly guiding more junior statisticians:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial and aquatic (including marine), field settings
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs consistent with integrated statistical analyses
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans
• Ensure implementation among field biologists of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database
• Conduct fatality and risk estimates for renewable energy projects 
• Conduct or oversee statistical analyses and modeling sometimes also working with clients and external experts as needed in the production of project final reports
• Communicate and interpret results to government agencies, the general public, and the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications)

Required Education:
• Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries or wildlife with strong quantitative and modeling focus; or
• MS plus 5 or more years’ experience as a bio-statistician supporting bio-statistical and ecological modeling tools and applications

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience in the areas of biometry, statistical application of ecological data, quantitative ecology, and/or ecological modeling
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices
• Ability to work with large databases
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds
• Expertise with common statistical software packages, in particular R
• Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision
• Experience with methods including AIC applications, basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s)
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications
• Peer-reviewed publications

Hawaii

Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician

We are seeking a Quantitative Ecologist/Bio-statistician to join us full-time at any of our offices: Los Gatos, Fresno, Sacramento, Arcata or Honolulu. Working closely with HTH’s ecologists, the person in this position will provide statistical support in developing and implementing approaches to optimize sampling designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, risk and fatality estimates, and multivariate ecological modeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in collaboration with HTH ecologists, and possibly guiding more junior statisticians:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial and aquatic (including marine), field settings
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling applications
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs consistent with integrated statistical analyses
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans
• Ensure implementation among field biologists of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to entry into a relational database
• Conduct fatality and risk estimates for renewable energy projects 
• Conduct or oversee statistical analyses and modeling sometimes also working with clients and external experts as needed in the production of project final reports
• Communicate and interpret results to government agencies, the general public, and the ecological community (e.g. presentations, reports, publications)

Required Education:
• Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries or wildlife with strong quantitative and modeling focus; or
• MS plus 5 or more years’ experience as a bio-statistician supporting bio-statistical and ecological modeling tools and applications

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience in the areas of biometry, statistical application of ecological data, quantitative ecology, and/or ecological modeling
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices
• Ability to work with large databases
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds
• Expertise with common statistical software packages, in particular R
• Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of precision
• Experience with methods including AIC applications, basic regression analyses, multivariate analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed modeling (GLMM’s)
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications
• Peer-reviewed publications


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.