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San Diego, CA, United States (hybrid)
7 days ago
San Diego, California, United States (hybrid)
7 days ago


We are currently seeking a highly talented Senior Biologist to serve as a key member of our Biology Group in San Diego, California. This position will be responsible for the management of projects and contracts involving biological resources, with a focus on project delivery, technical proposal preparation, client relations, and business development. Will be responsible for preparation of biological technical reports and related studies that are compliant with federal, state, and local regulations for a variety of project scopes and clients. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge which includes completing and/or overseeing biological field studies; preparing and adhering to scopes, schedules, and budgets; and training and mentoring junior staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ability to successfully manage biology-related contracts and projects for government agencies and private developers, including development of scope of work/technical approach, budget, and schedule.
  • Serve as a primary author of environmental documents, including biological technical reports, post-survey reports, wetland delineation reports, and/or permit applications.
  • Lead and oversee teams conducting biological field studies such as vegetation mapping, wetland delineations, protocol wildlife surveys, nesting bird surveys, and rare plant surveys.
  • Solid understanding of local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to biological resources, including Federal and California Endangered Species Act, Natural Communities Conservation Planning Act, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 401 of the Clean Water Act and Section 1600 of the California Fish and Game Code.
  • Liaison with clients, agencies, and consultant team members, including sub-consultants.
  • Mentoring and training junior staff.
  • Attention and commitment to timely completion of high-quality work.


  • 5+ years increasingly responsible experience as a biologist.
  • S. in biology, ecology, environmental science, environmental management, or a closely related scientific field. (MA in related field may substitute for some experience).
  • Demonstrated experience preparing biological technical reports and conducting biological field surveys.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Experience with proposal preparation.
  • Must be comfortable working in extreme weather conditions. Must feel comfortable doing strenuous hiking and working in remote areas.
  • Experience driving 4-wheel-drive vehicle through rough terrain. Requires a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Possession of federal survey permits (e.g., coastal California gnatcatcher, Quino checkerspot and/or other species) and knowledge of the Multiple Species Conservation Program and/or Western Riverside Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan is highly desirable.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65876918
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    San Diego, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: 91
  • Position Title: Senior Biologist
  • Industry: Biological Diversity
  • Job Function: Wildlife Biologist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $45.00 - $45.00 (Hourly Wage)
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