Entry Level Biologist - Military veterans preferred

2020-02-04
AECOM (www.aecom.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Sacramento
California
United States

United States of America - California, Sacramento

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Biologist to be based in the Sacramento, CA office. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Wildlife and botanical surveys

  • Environmental compliance monitoring, including coordinating with PMs, engineers, and construction contractors and conducting worker environmental awareness programs

  • Wetland delineations

  • Data collection, entry, interpretation and analysis

  • Preparation of technical studies and reports

Additional work or opportunities for skills development may include:

  • Preparing biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents

  • Preparing and implementing mitigation, restoration, and monitoring plans

  • Sensitive species permitting (e.g. ESA Section 7 biological assessments)

  • Wetlands permitting (e.g. CWA Section 404 and 401, CDFW Section 1600)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, soil science, agriculture, geology or any scientific related field)

  • Training in relevant biological disciplines (e.g., wildlife, plants, fisheries, herpetology, or entomology)

  • Working knowledge of California flora and fauna

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to map vegetation communities and identify sensitive habitat types

  • Familiarity with major environmental regulations and permitting

  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Ability to professionally interact with clients and resource agency representatives

  • Ability and desire to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from a few days to weeks at a time

  • Strong field skills,

  • Endangered species survey/handling experience

  • Experience working with construction crews and field engineers

  • Knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment

  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, or other computer programs to enter, summarize, and analyze data

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 231745BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.