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Ecologist

March 2024, Open until filled.

We are expanding! We are dedicated to integrating ecological and conservation principles into land and water use, planning, and design. Our projects, ranging from local to multi-state (Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, North Carolina), vary from large-scale assessments to specific site enhancements.

Role Description: We are seeking an Ecologist to lead diverse projects related to ecological restoration, natural area management, site assessments, climate resilience, urban ecology, and green infrastructure.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and resolving ecological issues in project areas.
  • Managing project implementations, monitoring progress and timelines, and adapting strategies as needed.
  • Conducting fieldwork associated with site assessments, invasive species, erosion, biodiversity, ecological health, and ecological restoration potential.
  • Utilizing relevant city, county, state, and federal environmental regulations in project planning and design.
  • Collaborating with designers and engineers on construction drawings, specifications, and processes for built projects to ensure the conservation and enhancement of natural systems.
  • Collaborating with clients, contractors, and municipal staff to ensure project success from planning to long-term management.
  • Overseeing and participating in trail and landscape improvement work.
  • Effective communication of complex ecological concepts to diverse clients and stakeholders.

Candidate Profile:

  • A strong commitment to conservation, land management, ecological restoration, and planning.
  • A degree in conservation, biology, ecology, landscape architecture, or related fields, with a preference for candidates holding a master’s degree.
  • Minimum 1 year experience managing ecological restoration and land management projects with 4 years of experience in ecology-related fields.
  • Knowledge of invasive species, erosion issues, intact plant communities, critical environmental features, and restoration potential. in Central Texas or other regions in Texas.
  • Familiarity with city, county, state, and federal environmental regulations and regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in GIS
  • Familiarity with best management practices and ecological restoration techniques in various ecosystems.
  • Ability to perform demanding fieldwork in diverse conditions.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary Range: $62,000 to $80,000.
Comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, retirement benefits, 12 days paid time off annually, paid holidays and sick days, annual bonuses, and more.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a single PDF containing the following: a cover letter (no more than one page), resume (no more than two pages), and at least three examples of relevant work (field reports, presentations, etc.) to info@siglogroup.com. Use “Siglo Ecologist Applicant” in the subject line and follow the naming format for the file: [lastname][firstinitial]_SigloGroupEcologistApp_[YEAR]_[MM]_[DD].pdf.

Selection Process: The selection will be based on qualification matching and interview performance, with a skills test for final candidates. The goal is to fill the position by May 2024 or as early as the right candidate is identified.