Full Time Employee Contractor
ManTech International Corporation is a leader in advanced technologies to help government and industry manage and protect information, support and maintain critical systems, and develop integrated systems to handle complex needs. However, ManTech also has a small team (6-18 people) of technicians, biologists, ecologists and GIS professionals based out of Lompoc, California who work on federal contracts with various military installations across the state. Our small office works with military and civilian personnel on federal landholdings to responsibly and effectively manage land and wildlife for conservation. Our team is currently seeking a junior-level Restoration Biologist to effectively lead field technicians to restore habitat and interface with various stakeholders, including project managers, and customers.
We currently manage and implement restoration strategies at several large scale sites across CA, including locations to restore habitat for the federally threatened Western snowy plover and the federally endangered beach layia, in addition to a multitude of other projects involving wildlife surveys; endangered, threatened, and special status species management; vegetation surveys and mapping; invasive plant mapping; aerial helicopter surveys; remote/backcountry weed treatments; biological compliance monitoring; restoration design and implementation; NEPA document preparation; and environmental planning.
This position is for a career motivated biologist and is not a seasonal position. Opportunities exist for advancement within the field and the office. We are seeking a well-rounded individual with strongly developed interpersonal skills, high ability to communicate, developed writing skills, as well as generally being self-motivated, independent, and ability to identify and solve problems.
Following completion of a successful trial period, the applicant may be moved to a “fixed” position that is eligible for benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. The applicant must be willing to relocate to Lompoc, CA or to nearby cities in Santa Barbara County. Housing is not provided.
• Be part of a team to support environmental stewardship at several large scale habitat restoration sites;
• Help manage and supervise day-to-day herbicide spraying and restoration activities;
• Help implement and refine restoration techniques at each site (e.g. invasive weed removal, native plant installation and maintenance);
• Assist with maintenance of sites, such as herbicide spraying, weeding and irrigation;
• Help monitor and report on team activities and progress;
• Direct workflow and communication with managers on team tasks and accomplishments;
• Collect, manage and compile data, prepare maps; and
• Prepare technical reports of various projects’ activities.
• B.S. in a science or environmental-related field. Work experience may qualify in lieu of a biological science degree depending on the strength of the applicant.
• Ability to work outside in physically demanding situations.
• Comfortable handling non-restricted herbicides. Must successfully pass an exam to obtain herbicide certification.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to manage a team of 6+ technicians.
• Comfortable with a flexible work environment and potentially working long days or weekends (infrequent).
• Valid driver's license with clean driving record.
• Knowledge of CA native plants and ecology.
• Sawyer certification or strong experience.
• California Department of Pesticide Regulations Qualified Applicator Certificate or Qualified Applicator License.
�� ATV and 4WD driving experience; manual transmission experience preferred.
• ESRI ArcGIS experience
• Working knowledge of how to use GPS and collect geographic data.
Clearance: None required.
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