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RWI ACEP Partner Biologist/Range Ecologist

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


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.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  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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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 and the types of tools we build at


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.


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 ( 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 opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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