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Entry Level Biologist

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

**Job Summary**

**AECOM** is seeking an Entry Level Biologist to be based in the Los Angeles, CA or Orange, CA office.

This position is expected to begin in June 2021.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

**About AECOM**

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

+ Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

+ \#1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

+ VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

+ Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

**About DCSA—Environment**

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

**The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:**

+ Wildlife and botanical surveys

+ Environmental compliance monitoring, including coordinating with PMs, engineers, and construction contractors and conducting worker environmental awareness programs

+ Wetland delineations

+ Data collection, entry, interpretation and analysis

+ Preparation of technical studies and reports

**Additional work or opportunities for skills development may include:**

+ Preparing biological resources sections of CEQA and NEPA documents

+ Preparing and implementing mitigation, restoration, and monitoring plans

+ Sensitive species permitting (e.g. ESA Section 7 biological assessments)

+ Wetlands permitting (e.g. CWA Section 404 and 401, CDFW Section 1600)

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, soil science, agriculture, geology or any scientific related field)

+ Training in relevant biological disciplines (e.g., wildlife, plants, fisheries, herpetology, or entomology)

+ Working knowledge of California flora and fauna

+ Valid U.S. Driver's License

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master's Degree in relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, soil science, agriculture, geology or any scientific related field)

+ Ability to map vegetation communities and identify sensitive habitat types

+ Familiarity with major environmental regulations and permitting

+ Strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team

+ Ability to professionally interact with clients and resource agency representatives

+ Ability and desire to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from a few days to weeks at a time

+ Strong field skills

+ Endangered species survey/handling experience

+ Experience working with construction crews and field engineers

+ Knowledge of GIS software and GPS equipment

+ Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, or other computer programs to enter, summarize, and analyze data

**What We Offer**

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

**Job Category** Sciences

**Business Line** Environment

**Business Group** Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

**Country** United States of America

**Position Status** Full-Time

**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 242269BR

**Additional Locations** US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd

**Clearance Required** No

**Virtual:** No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.