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Senior Botanist
Job Description

Terra Verde Environmental Consulting is a small, growing environmental consulting firm based in San Luis Obispo, California. Our team of environmental professionals specializes in biological and botanical surveys, natural resource management, environmental planning and permitting, habitat restoration, and regulatory compliance.

We are seeking a senior level botanist for our San Luis Obispo, California office. This position requires an individual to have a background in the flora of California, knowledge of botanical resources found in the Central Coast region, and strong technical writing skills. Experience in site restoration and wetland delineations is a must. GIS experience is also desired.

This is a full-time salaried position and requires flexibility to travel and work out of the area for brief periods of time. The position requires long field days in remote areas seasonally. Full-time employees are eligible to receive paid health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid sick time, volunteer paid time off, participation in our retirement plan, as well as a monthly reimbursement for our Wellness Program. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities of This Position
  • Write high quality technical documents.
  • Conduct botanical assessments per standard protocols independently or in teams.
  • Key plants per the Jepson Manual.
  • Lead wetland delineation field work, assessment, and report writing.
  • Serve as a botanical and environmental compliance monitor at various job sites throughout the Central Coast and possibly other areas within California.
  • Understand resource agency permitting triggers and requirements.
  • Develop site restoration plans, oversee implementation, and complete annual monitoring and reporting.
  • Oversee junior staff both in the office and field.
  • Utilize ARCGIS to create detailed vegetation community and other related maps.
Desired Skills & Experience
  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in a combination of the following: technical writing, botanical surveys, site restoration, wetland delineation, environmental permitting, environmental compliance, and/or environmental consulting
  • Wetland delineation training or certification per U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Previous experience working as a team member on environmental compliance programs -- preferably for utility and energy projects for both private and public sector clients
  • Education or training in plant taxonomy and field botanical identification
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in small, multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Enthusiasm to learn
Mid-Level Botanist
Job Description

Terra Verde Environmental Consulting is a small, growing environmental consulting firm based in San Luis Obispo, California. Our team of environmental professionals specializes in biological and botanical surveys, natural resource management, environmental planning and permitting, habitat restoration, and regulatory compliance.

We are seeking a mid-level botanist for our San Luis Obispo, California office. This position requires an individual to have a background in the flora of California, knowledge of botanical resources found in the Central Coast region, and strong technical writing skills. Experience in site restoration and wetland delineations is a plus. GIS experience is also desired.

This is a full-time salaried position and requires flexibility to travel and work out of the area for brief periods of time. The position requires long field days in remote areas seasonally. Full-time employees are eligible to receive paid health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid sick time, volunteer paid time off, participation in our retirement plan, as well as a monthly reimbursement for our Wellness Program. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities of This Position
  • Write high quality technical documents.
  • Conduct botanical assessments per standard protocols independently or in teams.
  • Key plants per the Jepson Manual.
  • Assist with wetland delineation, field work, assessment, and report writing.
  • Serve as a botanical and environmental compliance monitor at various job sites throughout the Central Coast and possibly other areas within California.
  • Understand resource agency permitting triggers and requirements.
  • Develop site restoration plans, oversee implementation, and complete annual monitoring and reporting.
  • Assist with development of site restoration plans, oversee implementation, and complete annual monitoring and reporting.
  • Utilize ARCGIS to create detailed vegetation community and other related maps.
Desired Skills & Experience
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in a combination of the following: technical writing, botanical surveys, site restoration, wetland delineation, environmental permitting, environmental compliance, and/or environmental consulting
  • Wetland delineation training or certification per U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a plus
  • CRAM certification a plus
  • Previous experience working as a team member on environmental compliance programs -- preferably for utility and energy projects for both private and public sector clients
  • Education or training in plant taxonomy and field botanical identification
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in small, multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Enthusiasm to learn
Entry to Mid-Level Biologist
Job Description

Terra Verde Environmental Consulting (Terra Verde) is a small, growing environmental consulting firm based in San Luis Obispo, California. Our team of environmental professionals specializes in biological and botanical surveys, natural resource management, environmental planning and permitting, habitat restoration, and regulatory compliance.

Terra Verde is seeking a wildlife biologist for our San Luis Obispo, California office. The ideal candidates will have experience with local species, technical writing, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance, common construction methods and practices, and habitat restoration as it relates to wildlife.

This position requires flexibility to travel and work out of the area for brief periods of time. The position requires long field days in remote areas. This position includes office based work in addition to field work.

Full-time employees are eligible to receive paid health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid sick time, volunteer paid time off, participation in our retirement plan, as well as a monthly reimbursement for our Wellness Program. Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities of This Position
  • Conduct literature reviews and other background research
  • Survey for wildlife, including avian species, threatened and endangered species, and/or suitable habitat for special-status species
  • Work with clients, fellow team members, and resource and regulatory agencies to obtain permits and other authorizations
  • Prepare technical reports related to California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and County of San Luis Obispo standards
  • Conduct environmental awareness trainings and biological monitoring and/or environmental inspection on construction projects
  • Some overnight travel will be required on an as needed basis
Desired Skills & Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in biology, environmental science, natural resource management, or other related field required
  • A minimum of three (3) years combined experience in wildlife surveys, environmental consulting, or ecological studies preferred
  • Competency with biological survey methodologies
  • Experience with California red-legged frogs is desired
  • Strong avian survey skills needed
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and technical writing
  • Willingness to travel for occasional short durations
  • Experience with capture and handling of mammals, especially mesocarnivores, is a plus but not required
  • Willingness to learn and participate in innovative techniques for wildlife survey and management
  • Positive attitude toward co-workers, clients, and agency personnel

Interested?

Here at Terra Verde, we love what we do. If you are an ambitious self starter, come join our team!

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to info@terraverdeweb.com

The Office

We're headquartered in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California. Our office space is shared with RRM Design Group who designed the building using energy-efficient materials and systems. We proudly operate our business in a space certified as Gold through USGB's LEED for Existing Buildings.