Entry Level Biologist

Job Posted 7/2/2023
Rincon Consultants
San Diego, CA
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking an entry level **Biologist** who will perform professional biological resources work involving field surveys, data collection and analysis, and environmental compliance monitoring; and assists in technical report preparation and regulatory permitting.

**Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Provide environmental monitoring for construction projects for permit compliance and resource protection. Projects may be subject to requirements from multiple permits, and include biological, water quality, habitat restoration, or other environmental areas

+ Conduct field investigations of proposed project sites to assess biological resources present or potentially present. May perform on-site inspections involving hazardous terrain. Surveys may be conducted solo for less complex sites or as a member of a team

+ Manage and organize data / photographs obtained during monitoring and field surveys for inclusion in technical reports

+ Assist Senior Biologists and Project Managers with preparation of technical reports, plans, and permit applications. Prepare reports, plans and applications

+ Other duties as assigned by manager / project lead

**This Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:**

+ Bachelors or Masters in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or a related field

+ Coursework reflects study of: flora, fauna, and habitats of California; special-status species and resources; and relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations of biological and other environmental resources

+ Working knowledge of: research and statistical methods; map reading

+ Working ability to: collect, analyze, and interpret data; solve problems at less to moderately complex levels; speak and write effectively; prepare technical reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

+ Working ability to: organize, coordinate, and execute project assignments, including adherence to budgets and schedules

+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) and use of GPS and GIS tools

+ Must possess a valid California driver license, a clean driving record and willingness to travel on projects

**Work Environment:**

+ Work is performed primarily in an outdoor environment and requires ambulation and movement to enable walking or hiking on rough and/or hazardous terrain and occasional climbing, crouching, kneeling, balancing on rough terrain. Field work may involve lifting equipment (up to 25 pounds) and exposure to conditions of rain, sun/heat, wind, dust, etc., with exposure to animals, plants, wet conditions, biting insects, poison oak, etc.

+ Field work necessitates ability to occasionally travel/drive a vehicle (sight, hearing, and manual manipulation of driving mechanisms), sometimes off-highway / 4x4, cognitive ability to plan travel, use maps or GPS navigation systems

+ Periodic indoor / office work is required that includes sustained sitting and use of fingers, hands and arms to operate a computer and perform keyboard entry of data or document preparation (or equivalent with accommodation). Must also be able to operate standard office equipment (phone, copy machine, etc.)

+ Vision is required to observe environmental phenomena and the ability to record notes on observations and translate observations into text (either keyboard entry on a computer or dictation and audio translation of recording to Standard English scientific text)

+ Mental requirements include ability to organize one’s own work or that of crew members; ability to recognize and observe scientific data and analyze data as well as ability to perform calculations. Must also be able to observe social and professional interactions and respond appropriately

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as the #1 ‘Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For’ by the Zweig Group in 2021. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 12 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $24.00-$35.00 per hour, plus benefits and bonus. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

**Total Rewards Package* Includes:**

+ HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options

+ Three Weeks Vacation accrued in the first year

+ 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan

+ 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities

+ Paid Sick Leave

+ Eight Paid Holidays

+ Flexible Spending & Dependent Care

+ Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance

+ Dental, vision, prescription drug

+ Supplemental life insurance

+ Volunteer Pay for a Day

+ Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance

+ Professional Development

+ Mentoring

+ Patagonia Merchandise Partnership

+ And much more!

*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religious belief, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, family care, marital status, military and veteran or qualified disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. Rincon Consultants, Inc. participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Program to ensure that all employees hired are legally able to work in the United States.