Mid-Level Biologist

FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation, is a leading provider of innovative solutions for the Global sustainability industry. Focused on improving the world we live in by advancing sustainable practices globally, our goal is to improve the lives of all people we work with, whether they are clients, partners or colleagues.

Biologist will perform scientific/environmental project assignments requiring application of moderately complex objectives and limited variables. Must be able to work independently on medium sized projects as well as assist more senior scientists on larger projects.  Candidates should have a basic knowledge and/or job training in botany, wetlands and wildlife surveys; have a good working knowledge of state and federal: sensitive species laws, aquatic resource laws and environmental documentation requirements (e.g. NEPA & CEQA).  Assignments may require dealing with diverse working conditions while in the field.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide technical support on our project teams regarding biological resources

  • Conduct the analysis of project effects on biological resources for environmental compliance, such as those related to CEQA and NEPA
  • Perform field investigations and/or analysis of field data including wetland delineations, biological resource inventories, pre-construction and rare plant surveys
  • Contribute to regulatory permitting efforts
  • Support development of client relationships, business development, and proposals

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Biology or related field

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience managing biological/environmental projects and tasks
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations relation to biological resources including Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and California Fish and Game Code
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently

Competency in two or more disciplines:

  • Calif. botanical inventory experience
  • Terrestrial wildlife experience, especially bird identification
  • Aquatic Resource (wetlands) Delineations as they pertain to state and federal jurisdictions

Other areas that would be a plus include a working knowledge of:

  • State and federal endangered species acts
  • US Clean Water Act sections 401 & 404
  • Porter Cologne Water Quality Act
  • California Fish and Game Code Sections 1600 et seq.
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • CEQA, NEPA & GIS