On-Call Biologist

Redding, CA

On-Call Biologist - ( 2400015E )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Stantec is a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental experts on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking an entry and mid-level on-call Biologist to join our Environmental Services Practice working within Northern California, to provide as-needed biological support over multiple projects and programs. This position may include writing reports, collecting biological data, surveys, habitat assessments and environmental compliance. The position is to be based out of our Sacramento, Roseville, Chico, Redding, Walnut Creek, San Jose or Fresno offices.

Your Key Responsibilities

As an on-call Biologist, you may work in highly variable terrains, environments, and locations.

This position is primarily field based but can include desktop work pending on interest and experience. You will perform as-needed biological support.

Task duties include:

  • Assist and/or lead field work tasks, as needed, such nesting bird surveys, vegetation community assessments, wetland delineation and classification, special status plant and wildlife surveys, and compliance monitoring.

  • Communicating with your team, team leads, project manager and potentially construction crews, clients, or other stakeholders.

  • Preparing daily monitoring and/or field reports.

  • Identification and support on environmental permitting on various projects located throughout California.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of California ecosystems and endangered or protected species

  • Excellent written and communication skills.

  • Should be familiar with review and analysis of scientific data, maps, and drawings.

  • Provide support in delivering high quality work products to multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Strong skills as a self-starter

  • Assist in field work tasks, such as nesting bird surveys, vegetation community assessments, wetland delineations, special-status plant and wildlife surveys, restoration monitoring and construction biological monitoring.

  • Able to build strong relationships with clients while in the field and communicating.

  • Independent field work is expected, but field work can also include participation in team lead efforts.

  • Strong sense of safety and ability to participate in, uphold and enforce Stantec’s strong safety programs.

  • Good driving record and a valid drives license is required.

Preferred but not required:

  • Minimum of 1-4 years of field experience

  • Understanding of Federal and State agency environmental requirements.

  • Nesting bird experience

  • Special-status species survey experience

  • Botany experience

  • Wetland delineation experience

  • 10(a)(1)(A) permits

Education and Experience

Minimum of a BA/BS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or a related field.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Some travel may be required. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, contribute to exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us in a measurable way.

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Salary Range(s):

  • SF Area $27.74/CA Other Areas $24.23 Per Hour - SF Area $38.85/CA Other Areas $36.35 Per Hour Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-California-Chico

Other Locations : United States-California-Campbell, United States-California-Fresno, United States-California-Redding, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-Eureka, United States-California-Roseville, United States-California-Walnut Creek

Organization : BC-1857 EnvSvcs-US West N California

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 29, 2024, 4:26:36 PM

Req ID: 2400015E


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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