At Point Blue, we are team of committed, passionate, conservation scientists, researchers, educators, fundraisers, and administrators.  We all share a passion for making a difference in the health of our planet.

Please view our job postings and consider joining our team!

RWI ACEP Partner Biologist/Range Ecologist

Rangeland Watershed Initiative (RWI) Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Partner Biologist/Range Ecologist 

Location 

McArthur, CA Local Partnership Office

Job Description

The ACEP Partner Biologist/Range Ecologist serves as a wildlife biologist/range ecologist on the Rangeland Watershed Initiative staff and provides technical assistance to NRCS Wetland Reserve Easement Implementation Team in Northern California.  The Biologist/Ecologist is responsible for planning and applying conservation measures in all types of situations with emphasis on wildlife biology, grazing management and habitat restoration, especially for wetland wildlife species.  The applicant is also responsible for carrying out NRCS environmental planning and evaluation for conservation easement programs in the area of assignment.

This position will focus on providing value added delivery of wildlife conservation programs on working lands through Farm Bill and other federal and state programs.  In particular, they will seek to develop grazing management plans that are compatible with the wildlife habitat management objectives for wetland conservation easement properties.  The Partner Biologist will also be involved with assessment and monitoring of conservation practices that have been applied on those working lands.    This position is intended to be a full time position for a 3-year term with benefits.  The position will be located in the NRCS McArthur Office, in the Southern Cascade Region of California.

Essential Duties

Job Specifications

Compensation and Benefits

Salary:  ~ $60 K/year, depending on education, qualifications, and experience.  Point Blue offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, 100% medical and dental premium coverage, partial coverage of dependents including domestic partners, long term care insurance, optional vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance coverage, as well as generous leave time and 401(k) Plan matching contribution, per conditions outlined in Point Blue’s personnel manual.

To Apply

Email resumes to Wendell Gilgert (bio, e-mail) by November 1, 2014.  Please include a 1 page cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications.  Please put “ACEP Partner Biologist” in the subject line.  No calls please.  

Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

Learn more abouth the Rangeland Watershed Initiative at Point Blue.

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Chief Development Officer

Point Blue Conservation Science seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraiser to create and execute a fundraising and communications plan to achieve the time-critical climate-smart initiatives in Point Blue’s recently adopted Strategic Plan.  Point Blue has more than tripled in size over the past 12 years and is expected to continue growing over the next 5-10 years in response to the ever–increasing demand for sound science to assess and guide conservation investments in our rapidly changing world.  If you have a demonstrated commitment to the highest levels of integrity and excellence, reflective of Point Blue’s core values—commitment to scientific rigor, collaboration, innovation, excellence, nature, complete integrity and shared responsibility—then please follow this link for more information on the position, and how to apply.

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Coastal Adaptation Program Leader

The Coastal Adaptation Program Leader (CAPL) will be responsible for executing the strategy and achieving the outcomes of Point Blue’s Protecting Our Shorelines Initiative (described below). As such, the CAPL will help natural resource managers and policy makers (including local elected officials) advance their adaptation efforts in the face of accelerating climate change, ocean acidification, increased storm frequency and intensity, habitat loss, and other stressors, leveraging Point Blue’s extensive scientific resources to enhance and protect coastal wildlife, ecosystems, and human communities. The CAPL will also develop science-based policy and natural resource management recommendations.

As a Point Blue program leader, the CAPL will have excellent project management, conservation planning, and meeting facilitation skills, and will have expert knowledge of the state-of-the-art science relevant to climate impacts on coastal ecosystems and human communities. The CAPL will work collaboratively with staff across Point Blue, as well as externally with public and private partners to raise funds, carry out research and monitoring, perform analyses, engage in policy and resource management discussions, and disseminate results.  Supervision will be provided by Point Blue’s Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology Group Director. 

The CAPL will initially focus on work to address climate change impacts within San Francisco Bay, with a view to expand their efforts to the larger California coastline and beyond.

Point Blue

Point Blue Conservation Science advances conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach. Our highest priority is to reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss and other threats on wildlife and people, while developing climate-smart, nature-based solutions.  Because of the collaborative climate-smart conservation work we do today, we believe healthy ecosystems will continue to sustain thriving wildlife and human communities well into the future.

Strategic Goal

Our overarching strategic goal is to implement and test climate-smart conservation from the Sierra to the sea, and disseminate our approach and findings globally. We define climate-smart conservation as those strategies and actions that specifically address climate change and related environmental threats as they promote nature-based solutions that benefit wildlife and people. Climate-smart conservation enhances ecosystem services, improves the ability of nature and humans to adjust to change, reduces greenhouse gas emissions whenever possible, and sustains vibrant, diverse ecosystems.

Protecting Our Shorelines Initiative

Point Blue’s Protecting our Shorelines Initiative focuses on identifying the best places and practices to protect, enhance, and restore coastal wetlands, streams, dunes and beaches in the face of severe storms and rising sea levels. Working with government agencies, NGO’s and other key stakeholders, our approach is designed to find and help implement the solutions that best protect both wildlife populations and habitats and human communities and infrastructure.

As leaders in major conservation collaborations and pioneers in climate-smart conservation we are helping our partners to incorporate climate-smart principles into their ocean and land-use plans and policies. Our goal is that public and private natural resource management entities along California’s coast and throughout the Pacific Flyway, from local municipalities to international commissions, prioritize climate-smart conservation to sustain vibrant, diverse, ecosystems; enhance ecosystem services; improve the ability of nature and humans to adapt to change; and use nature to sequester carbon and reduce climate change impacts whenever possible. We support scenario planning processes to evaluate benefits, costs, and tradeoffs of alternative climate adaptation management measures.

Essential Duties

Essential responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following activities:

Qualifications

Pay Rate, Benefits, Working Conditions

Salary is competitive, reflecting qualifications and experience. Point Blue offers a 401(k) plan with employer match contribution, 100% health care coverage, full dental care, and partial coverage of dependents including domestic partners. Point Blue headquarters in Petaluma, California, will be the base location for the successful candidate. This position will require occasional travel and will involve working some weekends and evenings.  

To Apply

E-mail: (1) cover letter describing qualifications and reasons for interest in this position and Point Blue, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) for 3 references to jobs@pointblue.org with “CAPL” in the subject line. Applicants may be subject to background checks.

Application deadline is November 30, 2014; the position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. 

Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

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Informatics Engineer

Want to use your programming talents in a job that will address key environmental issues of climate change, habitat loss and environmental threats to our natural world?

We are looking for curious, smart, and enthusiastic people to join our Informatics team in developing and maintaining web applications and extensive databases in support of our scientific programs. We are a small team supporting a growing science organization working on the most important environmental issues of our time. The successful candidate will interact with Point Blue scientists and program developers, and with our partners, in a variety of projects that span the entire U.S. geography and beyond.

Point Blue Conservation Science advances the conservation of nature for wildlife and people through science, partnerships and outreach. Our scientists work closely with wildlife managers, private land owners, ranchers, farmers, other scientists, major conservation groups, and federal, state, and local government agencies and officials. Based in Petaluma, CA, Point Blue has more than tripled in size over the past 12 years and is expected to continue growing over the next 5-10 years in response to the ever–increasing demand for sound science to assess and guide conservation investments in our rapidly changing world.

Learn more about Point Blue at www.pointblue.org and the types of tools we build at www.pointblue.org/tools.

Responsibilities

Qualifications Required:

Pay Rate, Benefits, Working Conditions and Funding

Salary is competitive, reflecting qualifications and experience. Point Blue offers a 401(k) plan with employer match contribution, 100% health care coverage, full dental care, and partial coverage of dependents including domestic partners. Point Blue headquarters in Petaluma, California, will be the base location for the successful candidate. This position might require very occasional travel (mostly in San Francisco / Sacramento area) and involve some weekends and evenings.

Apply

E-mail: (1) cover letter describing qualifications for this position and interest in Point Blue, (2) complete CV/resume, and (3) contact information (including phone numbers and e-mail addresses) for 3 references to David Adams (dadams@pointblue.org) with “Informatics Engineer” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.  Applicants may be subject to background checks. Application deadline is October 17, 2014; the position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.

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