Botanist I

Botanist I

Cardno | Santa Barbara, CA, 93130, US

Posted 23 days ago

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Join Cardno's Science and Environment team in Santa Barbara, CA to play a role in reviewing of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances

**Job Description:**

Cardno is looking for a Botanist in our Santa Barbara or Glendale, CA office to assist a diverse team of accomplished environmental scientists, including engineers, biologists, ecologists, archeologists, and planners on a variety of projects in Southern California out of our Santa Barbara, California office. Primary responsibilities include review of utility projects for potential environmental impacts and collaboration with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to complete clearances, restoration monitoring surveys, and rare plant surveys for local projects.

Responsibilities include the following:

+ Obtain clearance through client background check to access online system (upon employment).

+ Comply with all Cardno and client policies including those related to safety, anti-harassment, and drug use.

+ Review client requests for environmental clearance to ensure they provide information.

+ Conduct surveys for rare plant surveys.

+ Conduct tree mapping surveys.

+ Inspect burned properties for tree mortality and recovery.

+ Inspect restored habitat sites for weeds and other maintenance.

+ Conduct desktop reviews for environmental clearance work and ensure reviews or surveys are completed by Cardno staff or subcontractors according to client schedule.

+ Engagement in the process and willingness to identify process improvements to provide benefit to our client.

+ Complete desktop reviews to determine appropriate levels and types of environmental reviews needed for new projects.

+ Must be authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship.

Basic Qualifications:

+ 0-4 years experience. 2 or more years of consulting experience.

+ Bachelor's degree (or higher) in biology, ecology, environmental studies or related field.

+ Network with Cardno and subcontractor staff.

+ Proficient in computer software including, MS word, MS Excel, and multiple Cardno and client systems.

+ Simultaneously work on multiple projects.

+ Work in multiple field conditions within California for multiple weeks.

+ Must be physically fit and able to navigate rugged conditions on foot (day and night surveys may be required).

+ Experience with desktop analysis for determination of field survey needs for projects

+ Field survey experience including for plant species.

Benefit eligible employees are offered a variety of plans to help address their health and welfare needs, as well as the needs of their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, EAP, paid parental leave, health and financial wellness programs, student debt repayment program, life and disability coverage as well as a 401(k) retirement plan with a company match.

**_Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants_**

**Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.**

**_Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies. No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition Team._**