Senior Environmental Scientist/Biologist

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/30/2024 2:49 PM)
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US-CA-Rancho Cordova
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking qualified applicants for the role of Senior Environmental Scientist/Biologist for our Rancho Cordova, CA office. The ideal candidate will have experience with transportation (Caltrans) and water infrastructure projects, will be familiar with California flora and fauna, and have a strong working knowledge of the Federal and State environmental laws associated with threatened/endangered species and regulatory permitting, while also being experienced with staff development, proposal preparation, and project management.


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 is 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 and/or oversee field surveys such as focused species surveys, aquatic resources delineations, habitat assessments, and construction monitoring.
  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of technical reports such as biological resources evaluations, aquatic resources delineations, mitigation plans, and annual monitoring reports.
  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents.
  • Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of regulatory permit application packages.
  • Supervise, mentor, and train junior staff.
  • Monitor workload and prioritize tasks.
  • Prepare proposals and attend interviews.
  • Interact with clients and manage contracts.

Required Skills & Required Experience


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS or BA in Biology, Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • 10+ 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, Projects), 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 field work under a variety of conditions, including the ability to work in high temperatures, inclement weather, and steep terrain.
  • Competent in an office environment with prolonged sitting and computer work, and with a combination of office work and field work.


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


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


The projected range for this position is $102,000-$137,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


*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, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


*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.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.




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