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Biologist III - Natural Resources

Company: Aecom Technology Corporation
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

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 rugged terrain.

  • Identify and record native and non-native fauna and/or flora in the field.

  • Utilize electronic data collection methods and manage data, as needed.

  • 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 project teams

  • 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 Environmental Firms"

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in related field (biology, ecology, etc) + four years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 requirements.

  • 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 documents

  • 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 urgency.

  • 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 yours.

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

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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