CLOSING DATE: August 15, 2016
COMPANY WEBSITE: https://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/staff/position.jsf?positionId=6863
JOB DESCRIPTION: Certified Biologist
Job Category: Managerial/Professional
Unit: Office of Planning & Budget
Position Code: SPB6863A
Closing Date: 08/15/2016
Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Location: Promenade 767 E. Yosemite Merced, CA
Background check: Background check may be required
The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,700 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
The Certified Biologist performs environmental compliance work that supports the ongoing management of the University’s natural and conservation land resources. The position applies professional knowledge and expertise of biological, state and federal protected species, wetlands, and open spaces resources in a regulatory environment. The Certified Biologist develops annual plan to conduct biological monitoring surveys and prepare technical reports for natural and conservation lands that meet the regulatory requirements from the Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. The position provides environmental services that support the planning entitlement and permitting process, CEQA/NEPA environmental review, and environmental compliance for all University development. The work includes identifying environmental impacts, addressing potential impacts and mitigation of proposed activities and implementation of environmental permit conditions and requirements.
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, earth science, environmental, or wildlife conservation and 3-5 years of direct field experience.
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience developing the strategy/methodology and project plan (in whole or in part) for:
Construction project collaboration and risk monitoring
Data Collection, analysis and reporting
• This position requires significant verifiable progress toward the attainment of Federal and state permits that includes a Federal 10(a)(1)(A) permit for California tiger salamander, conservancy fairy shrimp, vernal pool fairy shrimp, and vernal pool tadpole shrimp; and active Scientific Collecting Permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that includes conducting California tiger salamander surveys as an authorized activity.
• Knowledge and experience with state and federal environmental laws/regulations with respect to biological resources (e.g., Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act, Fish and Game Code, and National Historic Preservation Act).
• Experience writing (in whole or in part) Annual Environmental Compliance Reports to State or Federal agencies.
• Experience with vernal pool /grassland species surveys and reporting.
• Experience with Residual Dry Matter (RDM) grazing standards.
• Experience designing and documenting methodology or study of biological species.
• Experience working with federal and State regulations governing the management of natural and conservation land resources.
• Expertise in wetland, botanical, or wildlife resources and familiarity with biological survey and monitor reporting best practices and requirements.
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, and Geographic Information System skills, including mapping and report preparation.
• Current and valid 10(a)(1)(A) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Permit for CTS.
• Experience collaborating within a biological research community to enhance overall use of available resources.
To Apply: Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
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