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Our Natural Resources & Impact Assessment Group provides environmental impact documentation and permitting services for a broad range of interesting clients and projects, working across multiple market sectors and geographies!
GHD has an exciting opportunity in Northern California or Southern California for a Botanist. Our office affiliations include San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Concord, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Roseville, and Eureka. The Botanist position will involve working with a team of natural resources scientists, environmental planners, engineers, and others to achieve project goals. GHD’s US West Region Natural Resources and Impact Assessment (NR&IA) Group supports projects throughout California. Work will largely include a variety of capital improvement projects in the Western US, opportunities for both national and international projects, and contributions to proposals and business development.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Conduct botany-related field work, including rare plant surveys, restoration and mitigation monitoring, habitat characterization and Sensitive Natural Community mapping, and vegetation portions of wetland delineations
Assist with environmental field reviews following federal, state, and local agency guidelines
Assist with the preparation of resource agency permit applications with the U.S. Army Corps, Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Coastal Commission, and other agencies
Assist with preparation of botanical database searches and scoping, botanical reports, wetland delineation reports, and biology chapters in CEQA and NEPA documents
Assist with the preparation of mitigation monitoring plans and monitoring reports
BS in Botany, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Biology, or another related field. MS is a plus.
2-5 years of experience providing most or all crucial duties and responsibilities noted above
Strong comprehension of plant species-level and community-level identification; working familiarity with relevant plant and habitat reference materials; experience with wetland delineation and functional assessment knowledge
Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Strong work ethic, team approach, and ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
Proficient with GPS.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, other Office Suite software, and internet research applications.
Statistical knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical solutions, particularly in restoration monitoring data analysis.
Comfortable working in a variety of locations, ranging from rugged/remote backcountry to urban. Ability to travel.
As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.
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