Botanist Job Description Sample
Senior Wildlife Biologist Or Botanist
Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Senior Biologist in its southern California office (Agoura Hills).
The Senior Biologist will be responsible for:
Completing resource area delineations and functional assessments.
Preparing permits in accordance with State, Local, and Federal guidelines.
Preparing reports and proposals.
Managing project budgets and coordinating project work.
Writing and editing technical reports and regulatory applications
Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
Managing teams of biologists
Mentoring junior staff on technical, project management, and career development matters
Working effectively in both field and office environments.
Experience and qualifications for success:
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience.
Demonstrated experience in project permitting, impact assessments, proposal preparation, environmental planning and biological delineation/mitigation.
Demonstrated experience with local, state and federal wetland permitting programs.
Demonstrated experience with CEQA and NEPA document preparation.
Relevant experience with California and southwestern ecosystems and knowledge of local southern California flora and fauna.
Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
Demonstrated success in new business development, preferred.
Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.
Skills in MS Office, CRAM, ARC GIS and GPS data collection, preferred.
Ability to travel regionally. In addition, as this position could involve field work to remote areas, the applicant must be able to travel to and work in rugged terrain during inclement weather.
A bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred)
Aspen is an environmental consulting firm providing a spectrum of environmental services to clients including a wide array of public and private clients. Aspen has about 70 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.
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