Thank you for your interest in joining the Sapphos Environmental, Inc. team. We are dedicated to hiring and retaining the most qualified employees in the industry and are always searching for gifted and committed professionals to join our team.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please check our current openings for available positions being offered. Sapphos Environmental Inc. offers competitive salaries, as well as great benefits.

 

 

If your qualifications match the job criteria, please send your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, references, and writing sample (if applicable) to our Human Resources Department by one of the following methods:

 

 

 

 

Current Openings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biological Resources Coordinator (Wildlife Biologist)

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is looking to recruit a full-time Biological Resources Coordinator to contribute on biological surveys, report preparation for environmental permitting and compliance, and monitoring work. The ideal candidate would have at least one year of field experience in California, appropriate permits and licenses, and an ability to produce technical advisory writing compliant with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) / National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) guidelines. Preference will be given to candidates having previous experience working with southern California species such as Burrowing Owl, Stephen’s or San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat, San Joaquin Kit Fox, Mojave Ground Squirrel, and so forth.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and experiences in the field of biology and/or related natural resources disciplines:
  1. Biological resources regulatory framework
  2. CEQA/NEPA
  3. Biological expertise and practices consistent with USFWS and CDFW guidelines as main focus
  4. Field work in various environments and diverse weather conditions
  5. Technical writing
  6. Research
  7. Software and equipment
  •  Attend meetings with clients at the request of project managers to provide expertise and consultation related to biological resources. Advise and assist coworkers regarding biological resources issues.
  • Write technically and procedurally adequate, legally defensible, organized, accurate, and grammatically correct technical documents.
  • With at least one other team member, conduct thorough biological surveys of project sites, often in remote locations, based on CDFW and/or USFWS guidelines. Navigate and collect data using a GPS device. Travel for multiple consecutive days may be required. Data collected will be appropriately recorded and incorporated into technical documents.
  • Under direction of biological resources manager, develop and/or refine templates for biological resources technical documents procedures for biological resources investigations.
  • As required by project scope or directed by biological resources manager, coordinate with the USFWS, CDFW, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, and other appropriate agencies and parties.
  • Maintain appropriate permits and licenses, including state collecting permit.
  • Identify appropriate resources in preparing technical documents, including primary and secondary sources.
  • Maintain the administrative record for all projects as specified in company procedures.
  • As required by the project scope, make competent, accurate, well-prepared, and illustrated public presentations and participate in project-related public meetings (scoping, public review, and certification).
  • Assist in marketing efforts and development of project proposals.
  • Assist in scheduling, logistical coordination, and budget and resource management for projects.
  • When required for project scope of work, identify appropriate subcontractors and supervise

 

Requirements

 

  • Master’s Degree OR Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of experience. Degree in in Biology or closely related field.
  • 1+ years of biological fieldwork experience in CA.
  • Background producing reports, assessments, and reviews of compliance documentation under CEQA/NEPA, USFWS and CDFW guidelines.
  • Extensive knowledge of avianbiology, mammology, and herpetofauna a PLUS.
  • Experience with conducting small mammal surveys and/or live-trappinga PLUS.
  • Experience with botanical resources a PLUS.
  • Travel to assessment sites at least five times per week.
  • Work effectively under minimal supervision.
  • Capacity to excel in a teamwork-driven environment.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills to deliver results in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • State collecting permit preferred. Other species-specific permits a PLUS.

 

Additional Information

 

  • Benefits: medical, dental, and vision coverage. 401k/Roth retirement accounts, flexible spending account, generous PTO package with up to 12 paid holidays (2 more after one year), annual training allotment, annual gym allotment, monthly public transportation stipend, dog-friendly office and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural Historian

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is seeking a full-time architectural historian who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for History and Architectural History. This professional exempt position encompasses technical, project management, and marketing responsibilities. The minimum professional qualifications are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history and four to seven years of experience; or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field plus one of the following:

  1. At least four years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
  2. Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Conduct historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, and evaluation for individual resources and historic districts under National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and other criteria of significance
  • Prepare State of California DPR 523 series forms, Historic Resources Technical Reports and Context Statements, and Environmental Impact Report/Statement sections related to historic resources
  • Compile Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation packages
  • Prepare and peer review Mills Act applications
  • Analyze potential impacts to historic resources under the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other legislation
  • Coordinate with the Office of Historic Preservation and other government agencies
  • Manage projects, including client interaction, tracking of budgets, and schedules
  • Participate in marketing outreach and development of historic resources proposals, project budgets, and schedules

 

Requirements technical skills

 

In addition to the professional requirements listed above, candidates must not only meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for History and Architectural History (required in order to be considered) but must have the following experience:

 

  • Experience in cultural resources project management with a command of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation statutes and regulations
  • Knowledge of the history and architectural history of Southern California
  • Background in the application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and preparation of HABS documentation
  • Demonstrated research, writing, and photographic abilities
  • Ability to use computer hardware, software, and other related information technologies for extended periods on a daily basis
  • Knowledge and experience with the environmental analysis and documentation pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Knowledge and experience with implementing Programmatic Agreements

 

 

 

Other Skills

 

Candidates should be detail-oriented; have a professional demeanor and strong organizational skills; and possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits.

 

To apply, please forward your resume, salary history/requirements, and a short technical writing sample to Jonathan Cain at jcain@sapphosenvironmental.com

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