Wildlife Biologist II, Denver, Colorado

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Do you have a passion for the Environment, Ecology, or Wildlife Biology? Working on projects based in wilderness, national parks, national forests, and other public lands? Do you enjoy identifying wildlife, bird species, or habitat for threatened and endangered species? How about combining your skills and passion to solve intricate challenges through teamwork and technical expertise – sound like you? Great! If so, ERO is for you. We are seeking a Wildlife Biologist II, for our Denver, Colorado office.

At ERO, we have been working on projects involving wildlife and their habitat for more than 40 years.  Our diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts work together to craft innovative solutions within regulatory framework while balancing change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection.  Did we mention ERO is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE)?

We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team!  Bring your expertise, your ingenuity, and your vision.  Let’s see the positive impact we can create, together.

Position Overview

ERO is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced biologist with an emphasis on wildlife biology.  Primary duties include threatened and endangered species habitat assessments and surveys, Endangered Species Act compliance, raptor and bald eagle surveys, and National Environmental Policy Act compliance.  Depending on experience, other duties could include delineating wetlands, Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting, and other environmental planning and management services.   This position is responsible for undertaking multiple project responsibilities, including field direction, technical writing, and project management.  The applicant should be knowledgeable in data collection, analysis, and interpretation of scientific information and environmental regulations and in preparing various environmental documents.

Responsibilities, Skills, and Requirements
  • Accurately recognize and identify wildlife during fieldwork and ability to assist junior staff with species identification, mapping wildlife habitat, and wildlife surveys.
  • Lead a variety of projects for Endangered Species Act compliance.  
  • Perform detailed data analysis and complete legally defensible documents; specifically, habitat assessments, biological assessments, and permitting documentation such as biological resource reports, wildlife management plans, and preconstruction notifications.
  • Complete professional agency correspondence and coordination.
  • Establish fieldwork and reporting schedule, provide project updates to staff and clients, and manage client communication and coordination.  
  • Participate in marketing activities to cultivate and develop existing and new clients.
  • Research, develop, and write technical reports on natural resources.
  • Travel throughout Colorado and the western U.S. for projects as required (approximately 30 percent).
  • Willing to work variable hours, and potential overtime, depending on fieldwork schedule.
  • Training in wildlife and vegetation identification and knowledge of various habitat types in Colorado.
  • Professionalism, integrity, and comfort working with people are of the utmost importance as the position requires regular contact with clients, engineers, and regulators.
  • Strong communication skills; able to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.  
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and a solution-oriented thinker with a strong work ethic.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and be self-directed.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams throughout the company.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products and Adobe Acrobat.
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, biology, natural resources, botany, watershed science, or a similar discipline.  
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in natural resources is required.  Specific experience should include conducting pre-project baseline and reference site inventories, conducting habitat assessments, and assisting with permitting, implementation, and monitoring for projects in the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Previous experience working for an environmental consulting firm is desired.

ERO offers a very competitive compensation package that includes:

  • Salary position with a pay range of $55,000 to $75,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
  • 10 hours/month paid vacation accrual (separate sick leave bank).
  • 11 paid holidays that include office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • ERO pays on average 80 percent of health, dental, vision, and other insurance packages.
  • 401(k) and financial planning assistance.
  • Generous cell phone, field / office equipment stipend.
  • Annual profit sharing and retirement plan contributions.
  • Educational opportunities including external workshops, classes, and mentorship with ERO principals.
  • Opportunities for advancement, including opportunities for associate and board-level ownership for the right candidate.

Ready to make this job yours?  Send a PDF cover letter, resume, and writing sample to opportunities@eroresources.com with Wildlife Biologist II in the subject line. 

ERO participates in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services.

It is the continuous practice of ERO Resources Corporation to encourage inclusion and provide equal opportunities in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.  For more information about ERO, visit our website at www.eroresources.com.