Biological Technician


: $104,595.00 - $171,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Biological Technician

Job Location
Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Position Type
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Travel Percentage
Up to 50%
Job Shift
Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

A recent graduate with a passion for sustainability and 2 to 3 years of professional experience working in the field with fish and aquatic resources in the Central Valley and Bay-Delta collecting field survey data, analyzing the data and preparing technical reports.

You hold a Bachelor s degree in Biology or a related environmental or ecological field who is comfortable working on the water, on boats, handling and processing fish with various sampling gear, and operating boats in a variety of environments and conditions.

What You Will Do for ESA

Support a variety of tasks including fisheries surveys/field work, biological compliance monitoring, data processing, and report preparation. This position will involve extensive field work along waterways and from boats, both locally and on overnight assignments on a full time, benefit eligible assignment lasting approximately seven months.

Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with mitigation/permit requirements, identify and accurately communicate compliance concerns and potential non-compliance, write and maintain daily monitoring and inspection logs including entry into an online database including a GIS mapping application.

This physically demanding position will involve various working environments/conditions and requires individuals to be physically capable of working on boats, in a variety of aquatic environments and potentially in inclement weather.

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals for whom every day involves career growth, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays to name a few.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals, and believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, attendance at Conferences and participation in our ESAcademy.

What s Special About Our Fisheries and Aquatic Team in the Bay Area

Our team is skilled at working together with clients to create a shared vision for project success. We strive to help our clients find solutions to complex aquatic resource issues, and we understand that it takes consistent communication and careful listening with clients and partners to achieve progress. As a highly-integrated team, we value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

To learn more read about one of the exciting endangered species mitigation projects with the California Department of Water Resources we are working on in the California Delta

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)

Associated topics: bio, bioengineering, biomechanics, bioprocess, enzyme, genetic, molecular, neuro, neuroscience, parenteral * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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