San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity - Lead Biologist (Insignia Environmental)

March 09, 2022 0:00am to May 01, 2022 0:00am

Insignia is looking to fill an immediate opening for a Lead Biologist, who will embody Insignia’s vision to be our clients’ most trusted partner, always delivering excellence with integrity. Responsibilities include leading and performing biological fieldwork; conducting biological research; developing impact assessments; assessing biological and waters permitting requirements; coordinating with project teams; and preparing reports. The Lead Biologist also performs environmental and/or biological monitoring to ensure compliance of construction activities with environmental permits and regulations. In addition, the Lead Biologist manages tasks on large projects independently and small-sized projects with oversight. Travel and fieldwork accounts for 40 to 70 percent of this position’s time.

Job Description

  • Conduct biological field surveys, including biological assessments, special-status species surveys, vegetation mapping, and wetland delineations.

  • Prepare biological documents, including special-status survey reports, biological resources technical reports, and biological resources sections of California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) documents.

  • Prepare resource agency permit applications, including Notifications for Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permits, and Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 documents.

  • With the guidance from Senior Biologists, direct, oversee, and review others’ work to ensure that deliverables can be submitted to the client.

  • Ensure work is conducted within the assigned constraints (i.e., budget and schedule) at the project level.

  • Assist in the preparation of scopes and costs for project proposals.

Please see the attached job announcement for more information.