Biologist On-Call Southern CA

  • ICF
  • IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • Oct 17, 2019
Full time Science

Job Description

Job Description

The On-Call Biologist will be responsible for a range of environmental consulting services, including construction monitoring, avian species identification and nest surveys, general biological field surveys and support, assisting with technical reports and documents such as Biological Technical Reports, and providing as-needed field and office support to our local and regional Natural Resource team members.

Key Responsibilities

Plan and execute field assignments for southern California-based work, with occasional travel to counties including, but not limited to, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Conduct surveys and monitoring pursuant to the relevant regulations, codes and/or industry standards. Document field findings in monitoring logs, reports or email communications, as appropriate. Communicate with client field contacts and ICF senior biologists. The on-call biologist must be able to travel to field sites in other counties, including but not limited to San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. 

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Requirements

  • A BA/BS in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline
  • 2+ years of environmental/consulting field experience
  • Basic botanical knowledge
  • Avian nest monitoring and species identification skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to respond timely to deployment requests (i.e., sometimes next day)
  • Ability to travel to field sites in Southern California and occasionally assist with surveys in rugged, undeveloped terrain
  • Ability and experience conducting work in active construction sites and communicating with operators
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Preferred Skills

  • Basic documentation/data management experience
  • Experience working in the environmental compliance and/or construction fields (i.e., biological construction monitoring).
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) software skills
  • Intermediate or advanced nest surveying, active nest monitoring, and buffer establishment.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Computer access.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.