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PRINCIPAL BIOLOGIST

  • Althouse and Meade is a small biological and environmental consulting firm on California’s Central Coast, looking to fill a senior level management position. You will work alongside our two current Principal Biologists to mentor staff biologists, oversee/ facilitate/manage projects, write proposals, conduct field work and write/edit/review reports. You will join a highly skilled team of scientists, biologists, GIS analysts, data managers, technicians, and administrative personnel. We are committed to high ethical standards in our science based studies, research, surveys, and reporting.

  • Althouse and Meade values work/life balance. We pride ourselves in being a team of people who have full lives in and outside of work. We are a family and dog friendly company. We offer a competitive salary and compensation package. 

  • If you are looking for an opportunity to thrive and enjoy the Central Coast please contact us.

Job Summary

 
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with plant and wildlife species of California.

  • Professional writing experience and communication skills.

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment. Able to provide leadership and direction on projects and staff. Ability and desire to mentor staff.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information and approaches to project managers, clients, agencies, and non-technical staff in a clear manner orally and in writing.  Publish research and present findings at meetings.

  • A minimum of ten years of experience in environmental consulting in the California market with at least eight years of post-graduate professional experience in biology with an emphasis on botany and/or zoology.  Experience preparing technical reports, including biological sections for CEQA/NEPA and FESA/CESA documents. 

  • Contract compliance. Plan, organize, supervise, and participate in contract compliance and biological requirements for projects.

  • Project Management. Coordinate and track assignments, scopes, schedules, budgets and deliverables.

Job Requirements

 

Education Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in biology, botany, zoology, ecology, wildlife biology or a related discipline from a recognized university.

Added Value

  • Habitat and rare plant restoration

  • Manage large surveys and projects

  • Certification as Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist

  • ESA 10(a)(1)(a) listed species handling permit for species such as California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, fairy shrimp, blunt nosed leopard lizard, giant kangaroo rat, San Joaquin kit fox, elderberry long-horn beetle, El Segundo blue butterfly, southwestern willow flycatcher, California Gnatcatcher, California Desert tortoise, steelhead, tidewater goby.

To Apply

Email the following documents to hr@alt-me.com:

  • Resume or CV

  • Letter of interest that describes your project          experience

  • Two letters of reference

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.