San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity - Wetland Ecologist/Biologist (AECOM)

August 31, 2021 0:00am to October 31, 2021 0:00am

AECOM is actively seeking a wetland ecologist/biologist for our Natural Resources Group to be based in our San Diego, CA office. This position would support numerous natural resource projects in the southern California region with a focus on wetland delineation and related field assessments and wetland permitting services.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • A background in wetland ecology and knowledge of permits and regulations of the waters of the U.S. and state of California. Experience in arid west wetlands, streams, and riparian habitats is preferred.

  • Experience in biological survey fieldwork (coastal, inland, and desert)

  • Ability to conduct jurisdictional delineations is required.

  • Native plant species knowledge and identification, including field experience.

  • Writing and organizational skills and experience preparing jurisdictional delineation reports.

  • Knowledge of major state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, CDFW, and RWQCB) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, CWA, ESA, CESA, and CFGC).

  • Experience in preparing permit application packages (including CWA Section 404/401, CFGC Section 1600-1616) is required.

  • Experience in agency coordination necessary to attain wetland permits is preferred.

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Be a problem solver for issues related to wetland ecology, wetland regulations, watershed evaluations, habitat restoration, and/or natural resources management.

  • Independent task management skills, ability to ensure projects stay on schedule, manage task budget.

  • Contribute to business development efforts in pursuit of new projects.

  • Prior consulting experience strongly preferred, but non-consultant candidates with relevant experience will be considered.

  • Experience in California is a must. Experience in southwest U.S. is also favorable.

Please visit the website for more information, including instructions for applying: https://aecom.jobs/san-diego-ca/wetland-ecologistbiologist/9E7AE206F21D400981E600C2DB71EDAB/job/