Biologist III - Natural Resources
Company: Aecom Technology Corporation
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 13, 2021
United States of America - California, Los Angeles
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Biologist for
immediate employment in our southern California Natural Resources
Group in the Los Angeles, CA office. This position would support
numerous natural resource projects in the southern California
region with a focus on wildlife biology and/or botany. Primary
duties include general biological surveys for wildlife, plants,
and/or vegetation, electronic data collection, and preparation of
technical reports. Additional duties may include assisting on
botanical surveys, listed species surveys, conservation plans, and
habitat management plans, or assisting with natural resources
related field surveys. Experience conducting general species
surveys for avian (including nest searching), herp, mammal, and
invertebrate species, and/or experience conducting botanical
surveys and vegetation characterization and mapping desired.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not
limited to, those listed below:
Perform assignments that require background in wildlife ecology
and/or botany and ecological processes.
Conduct biological survey fieldwork as part of a team and alone
in coastal, inland, and desert environments, which can include
Identify and record native and non-native fauna and/or flora in
Utilize electronic data collection methods and manage data, as
Conduct writing assignments, including completing survey
reports, Biological Technical Reports, Mitigation and Monitoring
Plans, Biological Assessments, and/or EIR/EIS sections.
Possess knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g.,
USACE, USFWS, BLM, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory
frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA as well
as knowledge of regional conservation planning (i.e., MSCP, MHCP,
MSHCP) and apply to assigned tasks.
Support proposal efforts.
Work under supervision of a senior project manager or
senior-level team member
Ability to independently manage projects or tasks and/or oversee
Ensure assigned tasks stay on schedule and budget.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team; be
innovative and a problem solver.
- Occasional travel will be required.
At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for
everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights
on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our
work helps people and communities thrive.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative,
iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the
world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events,
the largest greenfield port development mega project,
life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest
tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water,
governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional
services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Fortune 's World's Most Admired Companies - 2014-2020
#1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News
Record 's 2019 "Top 500 Design Firms" and #1 2019 "Top 200
VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly Gold Employer
- Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's
Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019
With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology
and innovative project delivery capability around the world,
AECOM's global environmental practice helps industry and government
meet their business goals - to achieve compliance, reduce or
eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and
technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated
sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for
reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate
change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural
and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively
manage residuals and wastes.
- BA/BS in related field (biology, ecology, etc) + four years of
relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience
7 years of related experience.
Prior consulting experience preferred, but non-consultant
candidates with relevant experience will be considered
The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in
terrestrial biology, field experience with special status species
of southern California, and knowledge of regulatory
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Candidate must be flexible and willing to support multiple
projects as needed.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and
Valid driver license required, and must be able to safely drive
to job sites.
Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy.
Ability to work in a high-paced environment with a sense of
Experience with utility companies, such as LADWP, Southern
California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric, as well as LA
City and County agencies is desired.
Experience in Southern California strongly desired.
Project Management experience.
Regulatory permitting experience related to jurisdictional
waters and/or wildlife preferred.
- Knowledge of database management a plus
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in
some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs
of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the
built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace
that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a
company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company
leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what
we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better
world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood,
community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we
believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 242209BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected
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