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    Restoration Biologist at River Partners

    River Partners helps local communities reconnect and revitalize floodplains and river landscapes across the state of California. We are a private, non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused company, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.

    Position Description:
    River Partners is looking for qualified Biologist to join our team! The Restoration Biologist works with the Senior Ecologist and other biologists to identify, evaluate, implement and complete restoration activities. As a result of this persons efforts, River Partners will be able to advance its mission and work on projects.
    This position will focus on projects in the Central Valley, requiring frequent travel to Fresno and surrounding counties. Scientific experience working in invasive species removal, riparian ecosystems, or habitat restoration a plus. Some of the essential functions and responsibilities include:
    • Collecting and monitoring experimental data, entering data into computer databases, completing analyses of information and reporting.
    • Collect, compile, analyze, and map geographic data.
    • Completing site specific restoration plans, permits, and project progress reports.
    • Assisting in translating the site specific design across the project area for implementation.
    • Working on educational activities for the public, as well as attending public events to promote the organization and its mission.
    • Developing and delivering presentations to the scientific community and the public.
    • Developing and maintaining good relations with agency personnel, contractors, and neighbors.
    • Working long hours and/or weekends in a variety of field conditions, occasionally requiring overnight trips.
    • Traveling to multiple restoration projects for planning and monitoring, which may include River Partners’ other branches (Chico, Sacramento, and San Diego, CA).
    • Performs other assignments from time to time as requested by the Sr. Ecologist to achieve department and company business goals.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and managers at all times.
    • Spatial data analysis and mapping (ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, or similar program).
    • Strong analytical ability to assess complex situations and apply problem solving strategies.
    • Ability to apply logical thinking and sound judgment to a wide range of practical problems.
    • Excellent communication; written, oral and group facilitation in sharing biological findings.
    • Intermediate knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils and/or wildlife.
    • Work well under pressure to meet multiple, and sometimes competing, deadlines.
    • Ability to work professionally and effectively in a variety of environments, including in an office, field, and home setting as conditions require.
    • Intermediate skills in collecting, organizing, and analyzing field data.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of statistics, experimental design, and data collection.
    • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction.
    • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach.
    • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.
    • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications.
    • BS in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science.
    • Two to four years of experience in natural resource management or restoration.
    • Valid California driver’s license with no restrictions.
    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.
    • General understanding and experience with GPS/GIS applications required.
    • Experience managing grants desirable.
    To learn more about River Partners leading approach to restoring California ecosystems, please visit our website:

    To apply email your resume & cover letter to:
    [email protected], Subject: Biologist – Turlock
    Or mail to:
    River Partners
    Attn: Biologist – Turlock
    580 Vallombrosa Avenue
    Chico, CA 95926

    Please mention where you heard about this position.

    Accepting applications through 8/30/2020.
    Have questions about this position? Contact Haley Mirts at [email protected]