Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Manager in the Biology Department to work under the direction of the Director of the Biology Department. The candidate must have excellent supervisory and management experience and the ability to cultivate professional business relationships. The ideal candidate will have a professional demeanor; be detail-oriented; possess strong organizational, marketing, and financial skills; and have the ability to manage multiple people, projects, and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Leadership and Collaboration
Under the supervision of the Biological Resources Director, the Biological Resources Manager will assist in the development and implementation of strategic plans for the Biological Resources Department.
Business Development and Marketing
Identify and review requests for proposals and qualifications, write and review scopes of service, cost estimates, and schedules for statements of qualifications, proposals, sub-contract agreements. Develop and maintain professional business relationships, participate in business outreach, participate in company and department presentations, and secure contract work.
Mentor staff in the skills and knowledge required for effective biological consulting. Identify and cultivate team members that display leadership potential. Provide oversight to staff.
Supervision and Management
Supervise and manage employees and teams in the Biology Department. Mentor, manage, train, and assist biologists to ensure department goals are met within established timelines. Review work products, provide guidance on technical projects, ensure staff comply with company policies and procedures.
The Biological Resources Manager will provide guidance on project and contract management, attend strategic planning sessions with clients, understand and articulate the status of all projects and contracts under biological resources.
Educate clients and staff in all core competencies for resource management: State and Federal Endangered Species Acts, California Fish and Game Code, Natural Resource Scientific Literature, and databases, basic survey techniques, southern California plant communities, identification of general plant and wildlife resources. Biological Resources Manager must also have a working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA and other applicable federal, state and local statues and regulations.
Write technically and procedurally adequate, legally defensible, organized, accurate, and grammatically correct technical documents. Ability to write scopes of work for proposals and statements of qualifications. Review and QA/QC department technical work products.
Must be able to research peer-reviewed professional literature and grey literature. Research Literature, Archival, Database, Species Accounts, References, Multi-subject Memorandum for the Record (MFR), Technical Reports, and Annual Reports. Demonstrate familiarity with wildlife literature and resources related to Southern California, including Endangered and Threatened species.
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