Lompoc, CA, US
30+ days ago
Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future
ManTech International is a leader in advanced technologies to help government and industry manage and protect information, support and maintain critical systems, and develop integrated solutions for mission-critical national security programs.
However, ManTech also has a small team (~25 people) of biologists, ecologists, environmental planners, and GIS professionals based out of California who work on federal contracts with various military installations across the Western region. This satellite team works with military and civilian personnel on federal landholdings to responsibly and effectively manage land and wildlife for conservation.
We are seeking a midlevel Project Manager & Botanist that will be responsible for coordinating our broad monitoring program associated with invasive species control and restoration projects primarily on Vandenberg Space Force Base and Naval Base Ventura County San Nicolas Island. The Botanist will work under the direction of our Projects Director and Deputy Program Manager and collaboratively with our Invasive Species & Restoration Field Managers to ensure data collection procedures are followed efficiently based on scientific rigor yet balancing available natural resource budgets. This multidisciplinary position will also conduct wetland delineations, vegetation mapping based on the California Manual of Vegetation (second edition), aerial vegetation mapping by helicopter, small scientific studies on herbicide efficacy, and greenhouse management for native plants. Therefore, applicants with demonstrated experience across disciplines in restoration ecology, vegetation ecology, wetland delineation, aerial survey experience, and/or greenhouse management will be strongly considered.
The applicant must have strong botanical identification, statistical analysis, GIS, and technical writing skills and will primarily be based in an office environment in Lompoc. However, applicants can expect up to ~25% field time with occasional travel to nearby military installations. This is an exempt position that reports directly to the Deputy Program Manager. Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $58,000 - $62,400. Applicants must reside in or be willing to relocate to Santa Barbara County in California.
*To apply, please include a Statement of Qualifications with your resume. Supporting materials such as previous habitat monitoring plans or other supporting products (e.g., GIS maps) produced solely by the applicant are strongly encouraged to support the Statement of Qualifications. Applicants that do not outline how they meet the below qualifications will not be considered.*
Roles & Responsibilities
+ Coordinate and lead field technicians to perform various monitoring protocols (e.g., modified California Native Plant Society relevés, point/line intercept transects, quadrat sampling, CRAM)
+ Monitor for habitat restoration success
+ Periodically perform helicopter-based vegetation surveys
+ QA/QC vegetation-based datasets
+ Summarize technical information, specifically with invasive species control and restoration projects, and prepare activity reports for government delivery
+ Summarize geospatial data in GIS and display in aesthetically pleasing maps
+ Prepare and implement habitat restoration plans and habitat mitigation and monitoring plans under the supervision of the Projects Director
+ Perform wetland delineations as needed
+ Implement task orders, including administrative duties, such as staffing and scheduling to meet project requirements cooperatively with the Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, and Projects Director.
+ Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology, Ecology, or related Natural Resources field required, Master’s Degree in related field of study strongly preferred
+ 10+ years’ experience with coastal California biological resources, specifically central and southern California coastal plant species and vegetation communities
+ Demonstrated experience with dichotomous keys such as those in The Jepson Manual
+ Ability to identify common local vegetation types including both native and non-native plant species in a variety of habitats throughout southern California and experience with the Manual of California Vegetation, Second Edition
+ Strong statistical knowledge including experience with programming using R is a plus
+ Strong geospatial analysis skills and experience with Esri products including ArcGIS Online
+ Previous aerial survey experience, especially concerning sensitive flora
+ Demonstrated creativity and initiative, good verbal and written communication skills, independent thinking, good problem-solving skills, technical field skills and knowledge of ecology, conservation biology, habitat restoration
+ Strong leadership skills, ability to work independently and as a team member, and exemplary work habits, especially related to safety, common sense, punctuality, and adaptability
+ Demonstrated strong relationships with customers and confidence in cooperating with other agencies/partners, and/or contractors and regulators
+ • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal environmental regulations including but not limited to the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and CEQA/NEPA
+ Project/task management experience is required
+ Clearance: None required
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