Biologist Central California On-Call

at ICF in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Biologist On-Call

Central Central California

Job Description

ICF is looking for On-Call Biologists in Visalia, Tulare, Bakersfield, Bishop, and Big Pine to support projects throughout Central California. Will plan and execute field assignments for projects in Tulare, Kern and Inyo Counties including a range of environmental consulting services, including construction monitoring, avian species identification and nest surveys, botanical surveys, general biological field surveys and support, assisting with technical reports and documents such as Biological Technical Reports, and providing as-needed field and office support to our local and regional Natural Resource team members. Conduct surveys and monitoring pursuant to the relevant regulations, codes and/or industry standards. Document field findings in monitoring logs, reports or email communications, as appropriate. Communicate with client field contacts and ICF senior biologists. The on-call biologist must be able to travel to field sites in other counties, including but not limited to San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).


+ A BA/BS in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline

+ 2+ years of environmental/consulting field experience

+ Basic botanical knowledge

+ Avian nest monitoring and species identification skills

+ Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

+ Strong written and oral communication skills

+ Strong organizational skills

+ Ability to respond timely to deployment requests (i.e., sometimes next day)

+ Ability to travel to field sites in Southern California and occasionally assist with surveys in rugged, undeveloped terrain

+ Ability and experience conducting work in active construction sites and communicating with operators

+ Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)

+ Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

Preferred Skills

+ Basic documentation/data management experience

+ Experience working in the environmental compliance and/or construction fields (i.e., biological construction monitoring).

+ Geographic Information System (GIS) software skills

+ Intermediate or advanced nest surveying, active nest monitoring, and buffer establishment.

+ Botany and plant community identification

+ Terrestrial wildlife surveys

Professional Skills

+ Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

+ Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.

+ Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

+ Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)

+ Computer access.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF-together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (\files/employers/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (\English\unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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About ICF

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Job Posting: JC190010390

Posted On: Aug 15, 2021

Updated On: Jan 19, 2022