Positions

-Conservation Planner/ GIS Analyst (not active, but always interested in talent. details below)

-Ecologist (not active, but always interested in talent. details below)

-Ecological Designer (not active, but always interested in talent. details below)

-Sustainable Planning Lead (not active, but always interested in talent. contact us for details)

-Ecology Lead (not active but always interested in talent, contact us for details)

-Operations Lead (not active but always interested in talent, contact us for details)

-Intern Positions (Inquire for upcoming positions in 2022 and 2023)

 

Conservation Planner/ GIS Analyst

(not active but always interested in talent, contact us for details)

Siglo Group is growing! We are looking for a Conservation Planner to support and drive our work with clients associated with conservation, climate resiliency, green infrastructure, GIS, and ecosystem services.

We are a small planning firm based out of Austin, TX engaged in projects to help clients integrate ecology and conservation into land use, water use, planning, design, policy, community, and stories.  Projects address land conservation, ecological health, climate resiliency, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, nature equity, urban ecology, sustainable development, land management, park planning, cartography, GIS, and site assessment.

At Siglo, we enjoy our work, the people we get to work with, and the impact we are having on the communities where we work. Scales of projects vary from statewide assessments over millions of acres, to site-specific land management plans, to the integration of ecology into urban designs, to construction oversight. We work mostly in Texas; however, we are currently expanding our geographic range with projects in other states.

The Sustainable Planner is responsible for complex spatial analysis, geographic data use protocols, and assessment protocols.  Additional responsibilities include written communication, creating efficient work processes, and supporting good rapport with clients and co-workers. The Sustainable Planner is results driven and meets deadlines and budgets that culminate in analysis, plans, reports, and exhibits that are integrating ecology into planning and land use, driving land conservation, addressing climate change, protecting natural resources, increasing ecological function, allowing people to enjoy nature, and helping communities create a more sustainable future.

About you:

  1. You have a clear desire to work in the conservation, GIS, and land use planning fields.
  2. You have a degree and/or equivalent experience in at least one of the following: conservation, ecology, planning, landscape architecture, biology, geography, civil engineering, environmental studies, or equivalent. You may very well have a Master’s or Ph.D degree.
  3. You have at least 2 years of experience conducting GIS and planning projects.
  4. You have proven familiarity with large planning projects associated with conservation planning, climate resiliency planning, ecosystem service valuation, and/or green infrastructure.
  5. You have an aptitude and proven record to take initiative, take on a variety of tasks and complete them efficiently & effectively with precision.
  6. You can take guidance and follow procedures.
  7. You have strong verbal and written communication skills and are effective at sharing planning and GIS information.
  8. You are the person people come to with GIS questions, and even when complex, you know the answer, know how to get it, or have a work around.
  9. You can demonstrate proficiency associated with GIS as it relates to conservation, green infrastructure, and/or climate resiliency that includes data acquisition, data management, and analysis.
  10. You can demonstrate proficiency with displaying GIS outcomes in web ready formats.
  11. You have the capability and desire to be part of an integrative team that enjoys intense, challenging projects and believes in the work we do.

Submission Instructions:

Ensure you meet the qualifications above.  Submit ONE PDF that includes the following (please note if these instructions are not followed, your application will not be considered):

  1. Cover letter that is ideally one page and no more than 2 pages that relates the information above to you and Siglo Group, with direct mention of at least two Siglo projects. In addition, there should be specific mention of (c), (d), (i), and (j) from above.
  2. Resume that is no more than 2 pages
  3. Work examples that give evidence of the requested skills. This can be a portfolio with excerpts of reports and projects, links to full reports (with clear explanation of the components you led), exhibits created, methodology descriptions, or other as appropriate.  The initial document can be as short as one page with links and up to ten pages if in portfolio form.

Send single pdf to info@siglogroup.com with “Siglo Conservation Planner Applicant” in the subject line. The name of the pdf should be in the following format:  [lastname]_[firstinitital]_SigloGroupSustainablePlannerApp_[YEAR]_[MM]_[DD].pdf.

Compensation Package: 

Siglo Group believes that compensating people well for good work is critical to growing the conservation and ecological planning fields while recognizing the limitations of the industry.  Our compensation package includes both base salary and benefits.  The expected salary range for the Conservation Planner is $45,000 to $58,000 based on Austin, TX living expenses.  In addition to the base salary, after a trial period, the position includes: health insurance coverage, up to 3% match on a retirement account, 12 days of personal time off annually, 9 paid holidays annually (includes your birthday!), six sick days annually, an annual bonus based on company and job performance, and comp time.

Ecologist

(not active but always interested in talent, contact us for details)

Siglo Group is growing! We are looking for an Ecologist to drive our work with clients associated with ecological restoration, natural area management, site assessment, approval processes, climate resilience, green infrastructure, and ecosystem services.

We are a small planning firm based out of Austin, TX engaged in projects to help clients integrate ecology and conservation into land use, water use, planning, design, policy, community, and stories. Projects address land conservation, ecological health, climate resilience, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, nature equity, urban ecology, sustainable and environmentally superior development, land management, park planning, cartography, GIS, and site assessment.

At Siglo, we enjoy our work, the people we get to work with, and the impact we are having on the communities where we work. Scales of projects vary from statewide assessments over millions of acres to site-specific land management plans and from the integration of ecology into urban designs to construction oversight. We work mostly in Texas but we are currently expanding our geographic range with projects in other states.

Job responsibilities

  • Improve the ecological function of project areas by identifying problems, researching solutions, and communicating management needs to clients.
  • Integrate best management practices for site assessment, ecological restoration and natural area management into planning, design, and construction administration.
  • Work directly with clients and municipal staff to move projects from planning through implementation.
  • Conduct fieldwork to assess site conditions, including invasive species, erosion issues, and ecological site condition.
  • Use written and oral communication to translate technical information for clients.
  • Work as part of a team on complex projects, managing multiple timelines and clients, and taking project manager position on multiple projects.

About you:

  1. You have a clear desire to work in conservation, land management, and land use planning .
  2. You have a degree and/or equivalent experience in at least one of the following: conservation, ecology, planning, landscape architecture, biology, geography, civil engineering, environmental studies, or equivalent. You likely have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  3. You have at least 2 or more years experience conducting, supervising, and/or planning ecological restoration and land management activities.
  4. You have strong verbal and written communication skills and are effective at sharing land management and ecological restoration information with an array of stakeholders.
  5. You have an aptitude for taking on a variety of tasks, completing them efficiently and effectively.
  6. You can work well independently and take initiative.
  7. You can work as part of a team, giving input, taking guidance, and following procedures.
  8. You can work through details with precision while prioritizing important tasks.
  9. You have the capability and desire to be part of an integrative team that enjoys intense, challenging projects and believes in the work we do.
  10. You can identify best management practices to improve ecological function associated with riparian woodlands, wetlands, savannas, prairies, and forests.
  11. You have demonstrable experience meeting regulatory due diligence assessment requirements associated with riparian health, wetland occurrence, and identification of important environmental features.
  12. You can identify invasive species, erosion issues, intact plant communities, and restoration potential in Central Texas or other regions in Texas.
  13. You have experience in acquiring field data for a variety of assessment types.
  14. You are proficient in GIS software as well as Microsoft Office.

Submission Instructions: 

Ensure you meet the qualifications above. Submit ONE PDF that includes the following (please note if these instructions are not followed, your application will not be considered):

  1. Cover letter that is ideally one page and no more than 2 pages that relates the information above to you and Siglo Group, with direct mention of at least two Siglo projects.
  2. Resume that is no more than 2 pages
  3. At least three work examples (field reports, presentations, publications, or site assessments) to info@siglogroup.com with “Siglo Ecologist Applicant” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled.

Send single pdf to info@siglogroup.com with “Ecologist Applicant” in the subject line. The name of the pdf should be in the following format:  [lastname]_[firstinitital]_SigloGroupEcologistApp_[YEAR]_[MM]_[DD].pdf.

Compensation Package: 

Siglo Group believes that compensating people well for good work is critical to growing the conservation and ecological planning fields while recognizing the limitations of the industry.  Our compensation package includes both base salary and benefits.  The expected salary range for the Ecologist is $54,000 to $70,000 based on Austin, TX living expenses.  In addition to the base salary, after a trial period, the position includes: health insurance coverage, up to 3% match on a retirement account, 12 days of personal time off annually, 9 paid holidays annually (includes your birthday!), six sick days annually, an annual bonus based on company and job performance, and comp time.

Ecological Designer

(not active but always interested in talent, contact us for details)

Siglo Group is growing! We are looking for an Ecological Designer to support our work associated with sustainable land management, ecological restoration, park planning, site planning, ecological restoration, green infrastructure, climate resiliency, GIS, and ecosystem services.

We are a small planning firm based out of Austin, TX engaged in projects to help clients integrate ecology and conservation into land use, water use, planning, design, policy, community, and stories.  Projects address land conservation, ecological health, climate resiliency, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, nature equity, urban ecology, sustainable development, land management, park planning, cartography, GIS, and site assessment.

At Siglo, we enjoy our work, the people we get to work with, and the impact we are having on the communities where we work. Scales of projects vary from statewide assessments over millions of acres, to site-specific land management plans, to the integration of ecology into urban designs, to construction oversight. We work mostly in Texas; however, we are currently expanding our geographic range with projects in other states.

The Ecological Designer works with our Ecological Design team on projects associated with natural area management, park planning, and urban ecology.  Duties can include sites assessment, field data acquisition, plant identification, report writing, graphics creation, map creation, collaboration with planners and landscape architects, construction drawing review, specification writing, construction administration, establishment monitoring, and client interactions.  Additionally, the candidate is responsible for helping to create products that exceed the client’s expectations while creating efficient work processes and supporting good rapport with clients and co-workers. The Ecological Designer is results driven and manages workload and time effectively to meet deadlines culminating in analysis, plans, reports, and exhibits that are integrating ecology into design, land use, and planning, that are driving land conservation, addressing climate change, protecting natural resources, increasing ecological function, allowing people to enjoy nature, and helping communities create a more sustainable future.

About you:

  1. You have a clear desire to work in the ecology, design, conservation, and land use planning fields.
  2. You have a degree and/or equivalent experience in at least one of the following: landscape architecture, conservation, ecology, planning, biology, geography, civil engineering, environmental studies, or equivalent. You likely have a Master’s or Ph.D degree.
  3. You have at least 1 year of work experience in ecology, design, or planning position.
  4. You have strong graphic skills and have a desire and experience in integrating ecology into design and planning processes.
  5. You have knowledge and want to learn more about ecology, nature, climate change, the intersection of design and ecology, land use planning, environmental ordinances, and catalyzing interest in nature.
  6. You can take guidance and follow procedures.
  7. You have the aptitude and proven ability to break down complex projects into actionable steps.
  8. You can work with others to meet deadlines.
  9. You have strong verbal and written communication skills and are effective at sharing ecology, design, and planning information with an array of stakeholders.
  10. You are the person people come to with questions about complex visualizations.
  11. You have demonstrated the ability to produce high quality graphic content associated with ecology and design.  
  12. You have the capability and desire to be part of an integrative team that enjoys intense, challenging projects and believes in the work we do.

Submission Instructions:

Ensure you meet the qualifications above. Submit ONE PDF that includes the following (please note if these instructions are not followed, your application will not be considered):

  1. Cover letter that is ideally one page and no more than 2 pages that relates the information above to you and Siglo Group, with direct mention of at least two Siglo projects. In addition, there should be specific mention of (d) and (k) from above.
  2. Resume that is no more than 2 pages
  3. Work examples that give evidence of the requested skills. This can be a portfolio with exhibits created from relevant projects and can be up to ten pages.

Send single pdf to info@siglogroup.com with “Ecological Designer Applicant” in the subject line. The name of the pdf should be in the following format:  [lastname]_[firstinitital]_SigloGroupEcologicalDesignerApp_[YEAR]_[MM]_[DD].pdf.

Compensation Package: 

Siglo Group believes that compensating people well for good work is critical to growing the conservation and ecological planning fields while recognizing the limitations of the industry.  Our compensation package includes both base salary and benefits.  The expected salary range for the Ecological Designer is $48,000 to $54,000 based on Austin, TX living expenses. In addition to the base salary, after a trial period, the position includes: health insurance coverage, up to 3% match on a retirement account, 10 days of personal time off annually, 9 paid holidays annually (includes your birthday), six sick days annually, an annual bonus based on company and job performance, and comp time.