We’re looking for field biologists to join our Sacramento Valley office. Candidates may be based in counties of the Sacramento Valley or Sierra Foothills, or Contra Costa, Solano, San Joaquin, or Napa Counties. The anticipated pay range for a full-time position is $63,000―$72,000 annually plus a generous benefits package and bonus program. Part-time and on-call candidates are also encouraged to apply.
What it’s like to work with us
H. T. Harvey & Associates has a reputation for deep scientific expertise and a high caliber of work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. The field biologists will become part of the 7-person Sacramento office, which is perched along the scenic Sacramento River levee in Sacramento’s South Natomas neighborhood. Our projects are in the Sacramento Valley as well as in the broader Bay Area, Central Valley, Sierra Nevada, and Cascade Mountain regions. The Sacramento office team has particular experience in projects focused on ecological restoration and on the long-term stewardship and monitoring of watersheds, rare and endangered species, habitat preserves, and similar conserved lands, often within the context of working agricultural lands or other multi-use landscapes.
Candidates may be based in counties of the Sacramento Valley or Sierra Foothills, or Contra Costa, Solano, San Joaquin, or Napa Counties. Our field biologists spend time primarily in the field but also working at a desk (working remotely or from an H. T. Harvey office). When in the field you might work on special-status population surveys for species like vernal pool branchiopods, California tiger salamanders, or California red-legged frogs; managing data and field notes; coordinating with on-site personnel; and biological monitoring. Desk work could consist of preparing technical reports or contributing to the preparation of permit application packages or habitat management or restoration plans. We prioritize ongoing development of the skills and ecological knowledge of our field staff, providing opportunities to learn from and work with experts in a range of ecological disciplines.
Types of projects and habitats the Sacramento Valley team works on
Competencies, skills, and experience
We aim to hire team members who strive for excellence in their everyday work and who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge and collaborating with experts in other fields. In addition to having a degree in biology, ecology, or related fields, the ideal candidate should have a combination of some or all of the following:
A few other nitty gritty details
This position requires the future employee to:
How to apply
We welcome your application so we can learn more about you! To start the application process, please submit your resume and a cover letter through our applicant portal. In your cover letter please tell us:
Ultimately, we’ll ask candidates who move forward in the process for references and academic transcripts and potentially writing samples, but if you don’t have them handy now, they can be submitted later.
Please combine your cover letter and resume into one file and apply here.
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