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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 both an entry level and a mid to 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 also an advantage for this position. GIS experience is also desired.

This is a full-time hourly 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 Both Positions
  • Write high quality technical documents.
  • Independently or in teams, conduct botanical assessments per standard protocols.
  • Key plants per the Jepson Manual.
  • 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 (mid to senior only).
  • Utilize ARCGIS to create detailed vegetation community and other related maps.
Desired Skills & Experience – Mid to Senior Level
  • A minimum of 5 to 7 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
  • Previous experience working as a team member on environmental compliance programs -- preferably for utility and energy projects for both private and public sector clients
Desired Skills & Experience – Both Positions
  • 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

Terra Verde is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Wildlife Biologist (Seasonal and Full-time)
Job Description

Terra Verde Environmental Consulting, LLC (Terra Verde) is seeking wildlife biologists 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. We have several seasonal positions to fill (approximately April through July) as well as a regular, full-time hourly position.

These positions require flexibility to travel and work out of the area for brief periods of time. The position requires long field days in remote areas.

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 Both Positions
  • 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 five (5) years combined experience in wildlife surveys, environmental consulting, or ecological studies preferred
  • Competency with biological survey methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and technical writing
  • Willingness to travel and be on the road for occasional short durations
  • Positive attitude toward co-workers, clients, and agency personnel
  • Experience surveying for California red-legged frog, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, and mammals is a plus

Terra Verde is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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Here at Terra Verde, we love what we do. If you are an ambitious self starter, come join our team! Please use this form to apply for any current opening. We'd love to hear from you.

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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.