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With the growing demand for biological and cultural consulting services, Garcia and Associates frequently has openings in a variety of disciplines. Feel free to send us a cover letter and resume even if you don't currently see an opening in your discipline.

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Garcia and Associates is committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable law and company policy. We provide qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law. GANDA ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any applicant with a qualifying physical or mental disability who believes she or he requires a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process or hiring process, should contact us for assistance. GANDA will make determinations on such requests for accommodation or assistance on a case-by-case basis.

Last Updated
: March 21, 2017



Field Biologist – Southern California

Employment Type: Project Hire - Full-time  
Travel Required: Yes

Garcia and Associates (GANDA) is a natural and cultural resources consulting firm specializing in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, cultural and paleontological resources compliance, and natural resources policy and planning. Garcia and Associates' staff is committed to meeting our clients' needs with the highest professional standards.

Description and Desired Qualifications
GANDA is seeking field biologists to assist with biological compliance monitoring and targeted surveys for several ongoing projects in southern California.  Extensive experience with one or more of the following sensitive species is highly desirable: California Gnatcatcher, Least Bell’s Vireo, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Burrowing Owl, California red-legged frog, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, small mammals and special status flora. Scientific collection permits are a plus. Primary work areas will be varied and throughout the southern California region, from the Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley south to the Mexican border. Candidates must live in or be willing to relocate to southern California; however, periods of travel outside of the primary work areas may be required.

Applicants with the following experience will also be considered: wildlife and botanical surveys, nesting bird surveys, habitat assessments and biological compliance monitoring for renewable and traditional energy projects (i.e., solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and transmission line development).  Candidates must be motivated, have strong communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a group or individually.  Ideal candidates should possess a diverse background and understanding of southern California wildlife and plant communities. Successful candidates may also be familiar with environmental regulations including NEPA, CEQA, and ESA, have experience with federal and state protected species, and/or have experience with discretionary permitting through ACOE, CDFW, and USFWS.

Degree Required
BS degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a related discipline.

Preferred Years of Experience

To apply for this position, send a letter of interest, resume, and salary history/requirements to:  socalbiologist@garciaandassociates.com with “Southern California Biological Monitoring” as the subject.

Garcia and Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce.  EOE/M/F/D/V.




Stormwater Specialist

Garcia and Associates (GANDA) seeks a stormwater specialist to work with multi-disciplinary teams to assist with stormwater regulations and requirements. This is an hourly position that offers a competitive benefits package, including 401(k), health insurance, cafeteria plan, and profit sharing. Office location is flexible. Frequent travel will be necessary to project sites to identify stormwater regulatory and implementation needs.

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Required Competencies

Required Qualifications

Please send resume and cover letter to SWQResumes@garciaandassociates.com. GANDA is an equal opportunity employer.