Staff Biologist/Environmental Scientist

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/13/2022 3:08 PM)
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# of Openings
Job Location
US-CA-Rancho Cordova
Relocation Assistance
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking qualified applicants for the role of Staff Biologist/Environmental Scientist for our Rancho Cordova, CA office. This position will assist with environmental studies and regulatory permitting for transportation, water infrastructure, and other projects.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.



Duties may include:

  • Conduct field surveys such as wetland delineations, habitat assessments, and construction monitoring.
  • Analyze and compile field data to prepare a variety of biological technical reports and related documents.
  • Use ArcGIS Pro to create maps and assess impacts.
  • Prepare local, state, and federal permit applications.
  • Coordinate internally with engineering staff on project design, scoping and construction details.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS or BA in Biology, Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • 1-5 years of relevant professional experience, transportation emphasis a bonus.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite (e.g., Word, Teams, Excel), Adobe Acrobat, ArcGIS Pro
  • Ability for periodic travel necessary to support field surveys and/or project meetings.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required.
  • Physically able to perform occasional field work under a variety of conditions, including the ability to work in typical Central Valley temperatures and inclement weather, and hike and/or drive to remote locations over uneven terrain when needed. Physically able to occasionally hike sometimes steep terrain, carrying necessary field equipment, to get to project locations.
  • Office environment with prolonged sitting and computer work, or combination of office and field. Ability to effectively work from home office independently through potential COVID-19 work restrictions.



*In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.


Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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