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 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 rangeland, cropland, forest, wetland, and riparian habitats.  This position, dependent on funding, is intended to be a full time position for at least a 3-year term with benefits.  The position will be located in the NRCS Redding Field office, in the northern Sacramento Valley.

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Job Specifications:

Compensation and Benefits: Salary:  ~ $45K/year, depending on education 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.

Application Requirements:

Email resumes to: by March 15, 2017.  Please include a 1 page cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications.  Please put “Redding RWI Partner Biologist” in the subject line.  No calls please.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  For additional information about Point Blue and highlights of current programs, see


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