Location: Madera, CA

Hours/Benefits: Full time w/competitive benefits                                  

Job Summary:

The Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist is a partnership position between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Point Blue Conservation Science that will focus on providing value added delivery of wildlife conservation programs on working lands through Farm Bill and other federal and state funding programs.  The Partner Biologist will actively participate with NRCS Field Conservationists, working lands producers, and other resource professionals in the development of ranch and farm conservation plans, including resources assessments, conservation practice design and implementation.  In particular, they will seek to expand the adoption of prescribed rangeland management practices under NRCS Farm Bill habitat conservation programs.  The Partner Biologist will also be involved with assessment and monitoring of conservation practices that have been applied on those working lands.  This position will provide technical assistance with NRCS field conservationists to working lands producers whose primary focus is on the implementation of conservation in mountain meadow, forest and rangeland habitats.  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 Madera Field Office, in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The county extends from the valley floor through the Sierra foothills to the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The county elevations range from 180 feet above sea level in the valley to the peak of Mt. Ritter at 13,157.

Essential Functions:

Job Specifications:


Compensation for this position is between $43,000-$48,000, depending on experience and education


100% medical and dental premium coverage for employees, and partial coverage (80%) for dependents including domestic partners.  Other benefits include long term care insurance, optional vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability, flexible spending account, commuter plan and a 401k plan with an employer discretionary match. 

Full time employees are given 3 weeks paid vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days and 7 holidays each year. 

How to Apply: 

Email resumes to: bowens@pointblue.org by June 29th, 2018.  Please include a 1 page cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications.  Please put “Madera RWI Partner Biologist” in the subject line.  No calls please.  For additional information about Point Blue and highlights of current programs, see www.pointblue.org.



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, 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,  who are otherwise qualified, to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.