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Avian/Raptor Ecologist

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: Los Gatos, CA

Posting Date: 1 May 14

Closing Date: N/A

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife ecologist with particular expertise in ornithology, especially raptor ecology, conservation, and management. Applicants should have a strong academic background, including at least a MSc degree (PhD preferred) in wildlife ecology, ornithology, or a related field; broad ecological knowledge and familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, especially California; solid experience conducting and coordinating wildlife/ornithological field studies, including involvement in raptor trapping, banding, and/or nest monitoring; and strong quantitative and technical writing skills. Preferred candidates will have experience developing monitoring plans and conducting field studies and biological resources evaluations associated with renewable-energy development in an ecological consulting context. Specific familiarity with biological components, impacts analysis, regulatory and permitting requirements, and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle conservation plans is desirable. The ideal applicant will have 2–4 years of post-graduate experience conducting and coordinating relevant field studies, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing technical documents. Good general communication and personnel management skills are essential.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at

Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to and reference “Avian/Raptor Ecologist Position” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


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