DEADLINE: JUL 19, 2019

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly motivated, junior to mid-level wildlife biologist based in Berkeley (CA) to lead field efforts for wildlife surveys, including for amphibian and turtles. In addition to field work, this position would also provide project support for our Davis, Berkeley, Arcata, Morro Bay, Los Angeles (CA), and/or Portland (OR) offices.


o   Conduct surveys for amphibians and aquatic reptiles, birds, and/or mammals

o   Coordinate and communicate with project managers and field crews regularly; assume responsibilities as a field crew leader

o   Evaluate wildlife habitat suitability and quality, including riparian habitat assessments, wetland evaluations, and water quality assessments

o   Data entry, analysis, and reporting, including quality assurance

o   Navigate and hike to remote and steep field locations, sometimes in hot or inclement weather; wade in swiftwater, snorkel in cold waters, sometimes at night

o   Perform literature and database searches

o   Draft wildlife, fish, and herpetology-related habitat assessments and other technical reports

o   Conduct pre-construction surveys and construction monitoring as part of project permit compliance

o   Participate in interdisciplinary teams for resource inventories, impact analyses, mitigation plans, and natural resource management planning projects

Qualified applicants should possess:

o   BS in Wildlife Biology, or natural resource field and 2+ years’ experience in the environmental field, or MS in relevant field

o   Experience with special-status amphibians and field identification skills; special-status species handling permits a plus, especially for Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, California red-legged frog, and/or California tiger salamander

o   Proven experience safely leading crews in remote areas and excellent navigation skills

o   Experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles and boats

o   Ability to work independently, lead crews, and work well in groups

o   Willingness to travel and endurance to work long hours in the field (10- to 12-hour field days) or office to meet project needs

o   Water quality and fisheries knowledge and experience a plus

o   Attention to detail and commitment to sound science

o   Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access software programs

HOW TO APPLYAvailability, Compensation and Application Details:

  • Full-time position with benefits after 3 months
  • Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan and full health and dental care.
  • Out-of-town work required (field, meetings, and conferences).
  • Please send a cover letter (including your requested salary range) with a resume and writing sample in MS Word or PDF format to: 
  • Please write “Berkeley Wildlife Biologist” in the subject line.
  • Resumes without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.

Electronic submissions preferred.