Stillwater Sciences


Berkeley or Davis, California


$28–36 per hour (DOE)

Job Posted On: March 21, 2024


Stillwater Sciences is actively seeking a dedicated Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist to join their team as a Construction Monitor, with the option to be based in Berkeley or Davis, California. This pivotal role focuses on ensuring construction activities in the Delta, greater Sacramento area, and occasionally in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose and San Pablo Bay, adhere to environmental compliance standards. The selected candidate will be instrumental in overseeing construction projects to protect special-status fish and wildlife species, highlighting Stillwater Sciences’ commitment to environmental preservation. This position offers a blend of fieldwork and in-office responsibilities, including preparation and reporting tasks, aimed at candidates with a passion for wildlife conservation and environmental compliance.


Project Leadership: Act as the lead biologist or construction monitor for projects in both rural and urban settings.

Environmental Surveys: Perform pre-construction surveys, habitat assessments, and targeted breeding surveys for special-status species.

Communication and Coordination: Maintain regular and professional communication with project managers, construction personnel, clients, and coworkers.

Data Management: Ensure clear, organized data entry, management, analysis, and reporting.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Engage in interdisciplinary teams for a range of projects or tasks, which may include field work or support in fisheries, water quality, invasive aquatic species sampling, and report writing.


Relevant Experience: Prior experience in construction monitoring, pre-construction surveys, and conducting environmental training for workers. Specific expertise with special-status species in the Delta or Bay Area is highly valued.

Fieldwork Skills: Comfort and experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles for navigation on rural, remote, or levee roads. Experience with boats and motors is a plus.

Adaptability and Endurance: Willingness to travel and capability to work long hours in the field, including 10- to 12-hour days, on uneven terrain.

Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, emphasizing the ability to convey information clearly and professionally.

Technical Proficiency: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and a commitment to meticulous data management.

Educational Background: A Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology or a related natural resource field, complemented by at least 2 years of experience in the environmental sector.

Licenses: Possession of a valid driver’s license in good standing, underscoring the importance of mobility and flexibility in field assignments.

Salary: $28–36 per hour (DOE)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Learn more and apply here: https://stillwatersci.bamboohr.com/careers/59?source=aWQ9MzE%3D

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