Biological Monitor

Job Details

Level ExperiencedPosition Type SeasonalEducation Level Bachelor's Degree 

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consultingdeliveringthat matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore-for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences-age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics-that make each of us unique.

What You Will Do

ESA is seeking full-time seasonal field biologists in the vicinity of Marysville, Sacramento, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Oakley, Antioch, Stockton area), and the San Francisco Bay Area, or within 2-3 hours and willing to travel.

Qualified candidates should have previous compliance monitoring experience and demonstrate the ability to perform all aspects of biological monitoring on medium to large, complex construction projects. General experience with wildlife and vegetation species from the geographic area of work: California Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.

Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience surveying, handling, and monitoring for, or with monitoring approvals by state and federal agencies for one or more of the following species: San Joaquin kit fox, Salt marsh harvest mouse, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, Western pond turtle, Giant garter snake, Alameda whipsnake, Ridgway's rail, California black rail, and/or Swainson's hawk. Successful candidates will fulfill the following duties:

  • Perform biological compliance monitoring and reporting at active construction sites to ensure conformance with mitigation/permit requirements
  • Conduct special-status species surveys and nesting bird surveys
  • Identify and relocate sensitive species, when needed
  • Effectively communicate with senior ESA staff, construction crews, project personnel, and project management staff
  • Maintain written daily written monitoring and inspection logs, including utilizing electronic data collection tools such as Fulcrum and Trello
  • Enter data into an on-line GIS mapping application such as ArcMap, Collector, Survey 123
  • Deliver worker environmental awareness training to on-site staff
  • Must have own transportation to project sites and a smart phone
  • Staff may need to complete a background check for access to high security areas, such as near railroad lines

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

Our Team includes biologists, restoration ecologists, permitting specialists, conservation biologists, and environmental scientists that provide expertise for many municipalities throughout California. Our work matters because it helps communities shape a positive future for their citizens in balance with conserving our state's sensitive natural resources. We value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

We encourage you to read about some of the exciting we have recently completed.

In accordance with ESA's duty and responsibility to provide and maintain a safe workplace that is free of known hazards and to minimize the exposure to potential hazards, any employee who works from an ESA office or conducts any other in-person ESA work-related activity is required to submit their proof of vaccination status or have received an approved exemption and accommodation.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)


Biological Technicians


Bachelor's Degree

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$26,000.00 - 38,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
San Francisco, CA 94101, US
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