Wood Rodgers, Inc.
Sacramento, CA/Remote
Added: March 11, 2024
Environmental Planner/Wildlife Biologist

Wood Rodgers’ environmental team is a small but growing part of a well-established engineering firm. Wood Rodgers delivers innovative environmental and engineering solutions for a wide range of local, state, and federally funded public works projects, as well as supporting our engineering teams on private development projects. Our core focus is transportation and water resources projects including roadways, bridges, highways, interchanges, bicycle and pedestrian paths, flood protection systems, storm water, levees, pump stations, and other public works facilities.

Wood Rodgers is seeking a highly talented and motivated Wildlife Biologist/Environmental Planner to complete biological resource and environmental planning tasks. This individual will have the ability to conduct field assessments of environmental resources, specifically including biological resources, and to prepare stand-alone environmental reports that comply with CEQA and NEPA regulations.

The ideal candidate will have had experience working on at least 2-3 projects wherein they completed biological surveys; prepared written documentation of findings; and/or provided environmental support through construction.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Conduct literature research and record searches.
  • Complete biological field surveys.
  • Collect field data.
  • Monitor construction work, ensuring compliance with the Federal and State Endangered Species Acts and NEPA/CEQA.
  • Assisting in the development of or writing of technical reports and environmental documents, including Biological Resources Reports, Aquatic Resource Delineation Reports, and Restoration Plans.
  • Work with other disciplines within the company, clients, regulatory authorities and subconsultants, in-person and in video/teleconference meetings.
  • Prepare regulatory permit applications and assist in securing environmental permits.
  • Assist in the development or preparation of technical reports
  • Assist in general environmental planning tasks when needed by the group for NEPA/CEQA compliance.

The ante

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in biology, ecology, or a related field
  • 1-5 years of experience in related fieldwork, preferably in California
  • Working knowledge of Federal and California environmental laws (i.e. the Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act, NEPA, and CEQA)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Things you should know or have

  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and meet critical timelines.
  • Can manage multiple competing tasks at once.
  • Strong organization and time management skills; Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to physically perform field work under a variety of conditions, high or low temperatures and inclement weather; and walk/hike and/or drive to remote locations over uneven terrain.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record as there is periodic travel throughout the state in support of projects.

What We Would Like To See

  • Previous experience with environmental studies
  • Experience with GPS/GIS applications
  • Competency using Microsoft Office
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills

It is our expectation that the salary will be somewhere in the middle of this range.

This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential and can fluctuate above or below the posted range. If there is an offer, the salary presented will consider several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, and training. Base pay is just one piece of the compensation package offered by Wood Rodgers.

Pay Range

$26 — $32.50 USD