We’re looking for an ecologist with experience or interest in rangeland and land management 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 $67,000―$88,000 annually plus a generous benefits package and bonus program.
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 staff ecologist will become part of the 7-person Sacramento office. Our projects are in the Sacramento Valley as well as in the broader San Francisco 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.
Our scientists, including our most senior-level staff, spend time both in the field and in the office (working remotely or from an H. T. Harvey office). Field work includes biological resources surveys in support of impact assessments, long-term biological monitoring, land stewardship, conservation plan development and implementation, and biological resource impact avoidance.
H. T. Harvey & Associates ecologists produce biological resource reports, natural resource management plans, mitigation and monitoring plans, biological resources sections of environmental documents, regulatory permit applications, and similar technical documents. Our staff ecologists are guided by the expertise and training of senior ecologists, and we encourage collaboration among our staff with combined expertise in plant ecology, wildlife ecology, restoration ecology and fish and aquatic ecology, rangeland ecology, landscape architecture, GIS, and other ecological disciplines.
Candidates may be based in counties of the Sacramento Valley or Sierra Foothills, or Contra Costa, Solano, San Joaquin, or Napa Counties. This position will require occasional travel to client sites in the areas where we work. As such, we do not require employees to work in our Sacramento office regularly if they are not in the field. Though our office, perched along the scenic Sacramento River levee in Sacramento’s South Natomas neighborhood, is a great place to work from and collaborate with other team members!
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
Even if you don’t meet all the qualifications above, we welcome your application so we can learn more about you! To start the 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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