California Biological Construction Monitor

Monk & Associates Inc Walnut Creek, California
Deadline Jun 30, 2019
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Monk & Associates, Inc. (M&A), is seeking a Biological Construction Monitor to assist on a project in Lathrop, California. Primary duties include monitoring of daily construction activities to ensure project remains in compliance with permits/plans and potential impacts are avoided and/or minimized to sensitive species, riparian and other aquatic resources. Other responsibilities include project oversight and coordination, wildlife surveys, report writing (daily, weekly, and monthly), and water quality sampling/monitoring (e.g., pH, turbidity).

The successful candidate must possess a B.S. degree (M.S. desirable) in biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, or a closely related discipline. Solid field experience and a good understanding of environmental regulations, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act is preferred. Strong knowledge of California flora and fauna and at least five years working with Northern California endangered wildlife and plant species is required. CDFW scientific collecting permit a plus.

Other Key Qualifications:

  • A solid background and field experience in identifying California fauna and/or flora (depending on technical expertise) and vegetation communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team with other biologists and independently when necessary.
  • Be comfortable working both in the field and in the office.
  • Strong field skills.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience.
Benefits include 401K plan, health and dental plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.
This temporary position (duration: approximately 3 to 4 months) could eventually lead to a full-time position conducting all services provided by M&A.


Please email your resume to the office manager, Chris Milliken at 

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