H. T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, is looking for a seasonal field biologist for a part-time or full-time position conducting nesting bird surveys starting in February 2021. The position is based in our San Francisco Bay Area office (Los Gatos, Santa Clara County).
What you’ll do
Our wildlife ecology team is a local industry leader known for our ecological expertise and high standard of excellence. As a field biologist, you will conduct nesting bird surveys to support compliance with project-specific requirements to protect active nests of migratory birds. This work includes conducting surveys, managing data and field notes, coordinating with on-site personnel to protect active nests, and monitoring active nests during work activities. In addition, you will have opportunities to participate in roosting bat surveys, woodrat surveys and relocations, surveys for special-status amphibians (e.g., California red-legged frogs and California tiger salamanders), and surveys/monitoring for other wildlife species.
Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?
Our wildlife team leaders have been performing research and working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work, science, and long-term careers and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge, learning from others, and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology. At H. T. Harvey & Associates we prioritize the quality of our work, the safety of our staff, and the goals and professional development of each team member.
If you are excited about this opportunity and meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological expertise and project management skills during the application process!
Required Skills and Experience
- Solid field experience
- Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys and/or point counts
- A curiosity about the natural world that includes ongoing personal development in local wildlife ecology and your area of expertise
- Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.
This position requires the future employee to:
- Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
- Work early morning hours regularly, and periodically work weekends when needed
- Walk over varied terrain for surveys
- Occasionally work in inclement weather when needed
- Follow best practices for field safety
How to apply
Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts through our applicant portal.
About H. T. Harvey & Associates
Since 1970, the highly trained ecologists and professionals at H. T. Harvey & Associates have delivered exceptional consulting services to public agencies, private entities, and nonprofit organizations. The expertise of our staff encompasses a wide range of biological and design disciplines required to perform high-quality work on ecological projects. Our senior scientists average 25 years of experience in their respective disciplines, many recognized leaders in their fields. Collectively, we have published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific research papers on a wide variety of subjects.
We apply our expertise in wildlife ecology, restoration ecology, plant ecology, fish and aquatic ecology, and landscape architecture in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our client’s complex natural resource challenges. We hire applicants who strive to be the best in their fields, and we provide training, support, and work opportunities to grow their expertise.
Our employment package includes a competitive salary as well as excellent medical, dental, and life insurance coverage and a 401(k) with a generous employer match. Project managers and other senior staff are part of a robust managerial bonus program.
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to apply.
We have cultivated excellence in our staff and work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges for more than 50 years.