Biologist On-Call Mid To Senior

ICF International, Inc Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 2 months ago

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Mid-level On-Call Biologist

Southern CA

Job Description

The On-call Mid-Level Biologist will mainly participate in and lead field tasks such as botany surveys and vegetation mapping and provide plant identification support for jurisdictional delineations. They will be responsible for the delivery of a range of environmental consulting services, including general biological studies, CEQA/NEPA documentation, Caltrans documents (e.g., NES), jurisdictional delineations, project task management, and QA/QC. This person will coordinate with planning and technical staff to manage field surveys and teams, prepare environmental documents, and implement mitigation and monitoring programs.

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).

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform field work primarily related to botanical tasks and may also assist with wildlife tasks;

  • Plan and organize field teams and surveys;

  • Perform task management of project deliverables, personnel allocation/planning, and technical approach;

  • Author and/or perform final review of documents, reports, technical memorandums, and other work products;

  • Implement environmental programs, including, but not limited to, mitigation monitoring programs and construction monitoring programs;

  • Communicate with client field contacts, ICF senior biologists and project managers; and

  • Must be able to travel to field sites in Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.


  • A BA/BS in Botany, Biology, Ecology, or related discipline

  • 7+ years of experience in the environmental/consulting field

  • Based out of Orange County; Los Angeles and Riverside Counties are acceptable but less preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Ability to lead field efforts

  • Strong writing and written and oral communication skills

  • Strong understanding of botanical and associated work in southern California

  • 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.

Preferred Skills

  • MS degree

  • Experience in plant identification, botanical surveys, vegetation mapping and jurisdictional delineations

  • Well-rounded biologist with some wildlife survey experience including avian nest surveys and monitoring

  • Experience preparing and providing review of technical reports

  • Experience supporting transportation clients

  • Experience in Task Management: implementing task management processes, techniques, and tools related to cost and schedule management, documentation/data management, high quality deliverable drafting, quality control/quality assurance

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.

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist.

Irvine, CA (CA79)

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Biologist On-Call Mid To Senior

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