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Biologist - Junior

Location: Rancho Cordova, California, United States
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Your role at GEI.  
GEI Consultants is seeking multiple biological field technicians in our Sacramento office to implement project work in the environmental consulting, and biological surveys, monitoring, and reporting.  This position requires an introductory level of skill and experience.  Projects will involve field labor, technical work, and/or monitoring of construction crews.   
Essential Responsibilities & Duties  
  • Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with mitigation/regulatory requirements.
  • Write and maintain daily monitoring and inspection logs.
  • Effectively communicate with construction crews, project personnel, and agency staff.
  • Conducting plant/wildlife/habitat field surveys, biological literature research, mapping of biological resources, compliance with environmental regulations, and report writing.
  • Conduct habitat mapping and assessments and surveys for special-status species and other sensitive biological resources at numerous sites throughout northern California and the Central Valley.
  • Conduct worker environmental awareness training and biological monitoring.
  • Perform preliminary desktop analysis, prepare technical reports, and assist with other deliverables as needed.
Minimum Qualifications  
  • One (1) to five (5) years of experience in conducting construction compliance monitoring, biological surveys, impact analyses, wetland delineations, environmental permitting and/or similar activities.
  • Bachelors or higher degree in botany, wildlife, biological sciences, environmental sciences, or a related field.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills and experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience conducting field surveys in the region and completing associated documentation.
  • Strong writing skills, including experience writing biological technical studies, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of relevant environmental statutes and regulations (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Game Code) and associated permits.
  • A clean DMV record and compliance with company safety protocols and procedures are required.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required.
  • Experience with conducting surveys and monitoring for special-status species (e.g., giant garter snake, nesting birds, California red-legged frog) is preferred.
Desired Qualifications  
  • Standard First Aid, CPR, and Pesticide Applicator's License are preferred.
  • Ability to identify native and non-native plant and animal species.
  • GPS/ArcGIS experience is a plus.
  • Positive, flexible, team-oriented attitude, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
  • Experience with computers and Microsoft Office software.
  • Drive and operation of trucks with trailers, ATVs/UTVs tractors w/ attachments, skid steers, chainsaws, brush cutters, and small engines/pumps.
We are GEI.  
Some of the world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.    
We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.    
With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.  
Employee-owned. Employee-focused.  
As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more.  Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs – we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded – which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.  
GEI’s Total Rewards Package  
  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Pay Range For This Position: $25-$35/hour dependent upon experience
  • Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • For Some Positions, Hybrid Work Schedules Are Available
  • And More…
Functional Demands  
Activity Level Throughout Workday  
Physical Activity Requirements  
  (0-35% of            day)  
  (33-66% of day)  
   (67-100% of             day)  
       Not        Applicable  
      (1-2 hrs)  
     (6-8 hrs)  
      (3-5 hrs)  
    (0-1 hrs)  
Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)  
   (0-30 lbs)  
Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)  
  (0-10 lbs)  
Carrying objects  
      (6-8 hrs)       
     (0-1 hrs)      
     (1-2 hrs)       
      (3-5 hrs)   
Reaching forward  
     (1-3 hrs)  
Reaching overhead  
     (0-1 hrs)  
         (2-4 hrs)  
Wrist position deviation  
    (1-2 hrs)  
Pinching/fine motor skills  
    (2-3 hrs)   
Keyboard use/repetitive motion  
    (1-2 hrs)   
Taste or smell (taste=never)  
    (1-2 hrs)  
Talk or hear  
        (6-8 hrs)  
   Accurate           20/40  
    Very Accurate             20/20  
Not Applicable  
Near Vision  
Far Vision  
Not Applicable  
Color Discrimination  
Sensory Requirements  
Not Applicable  
Depth perception  
Environmental Requirements  
Occupational Exposure Risk Potential  
Reasonably Anticipated  
Not Anticipated  
Blood borne pathogens  
Airborne communicable diseases  
Extreme temperatures  
Uneven surfaces or elevations  
Extreme noise levels  
Dust/particulant matter  
Other (exposure risk):  
Usual workday hours:  
Other work hours  
GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans.