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Full-Time

CA – Placer County, CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is seeking a team oriented and motivated Biologist/Regulatory Specialist, with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join one of our northern California office locations (Folsom or Roseville) as a Principal Biologist. HELIX provides biological, cultural resources, habitat restoration, environmental, acoustical, air quality, landscape architecture, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

Responsibilities/Duties

The Principal Biologist will be responsible for managing projects, which include biological surveys, habitat restoration, regulatory permitting, and biological monitoring. The position will also include resource agency consultation, client coordination, collaboration with other HELIX departments and offices, and preparation of proposals and related marketing support. The ideal candidate must possess a positive attitude and strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills as critical aspects of this position include developing solutions for project challenges, forging strong, collaborative relationships and building consensus among team members, staff, clients, and agencies. The ideal candidate must have excellent speaking and writing skills and experience in developing complex technical documents including scoping and costing projects. A flexible mindset and adaptability to changing circumstances is imperative.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in an environmental science, biology, or related field.
  • 10+ years’ demonstrated experience in the environmental field carrying out biological resources, natural resources, or similar projects
  • 5+ years project management experience for biological, natural resource, or similar projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to complete projects within time and budget constraints
  • Strong client and agency relationships; demonstrated experience leading client management and agency communications

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Natural Resources, or related field
  • Proven experience managing large-scale natural resources-based projects
  • Experience processing state and federal resource agency permit applications and endangered species consultations
  • Demonstrated experience with marketing and business development

Salary

Pay will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $130,000 to $160,000 annually.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

 

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Biology / Regulatory Permitting

HELIX is seeking a team oriented and motivated Biologist/Regulatory Specialist, with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join one of our northern California office locations (Folsom o…

Full-Time

CA – Riverside County, Southern California

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Habitat Restoration Technician with a strong work ethic to join our team in Riverside, California.

We pride ourselves on commitment to excellence. To make it happen, we know it takes a team and diligent effort. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way. Do you want to be a part of this team? HELIX provides, habitat restoration, biological consulting, landscape architecture, cultural resource management, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, CEQA/NEPA acoustics and noise control, air quality and greenhouse gas, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with planting of trees and shrubs (seeds, cutting, container stock)
  • Assist with digging and compaction of irrigation trenches
  • Assistance with the installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems
  • Assistance with installation and maintenance of fencing
  • Assistance with grading and leveling
  • Work safely
  • Trash collection and pick up
  • Mix and apply herbicides
  • Ability to operate and maintain small gasoline powered equipment
  • Perform manual work
  • Proper planting techniques
  • Safe and proper use of hand tools
  • Proper method of operating motorized equipment
  • Safe and effective use of herbicides (mixing, loading, application, cleaning, etc.)
  • Irrigation repair and troubleshooting
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in varying terrain
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs
Requirements
  • 1+ yrs. General Labor Experience or related experience
  • 1+ yrs. Landscaping Experience or related experience
  • Be safety minded
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Work in a variety outdoor weather patterns
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Walk in a variety of uneven surfaces and slopes
  • Knowledge of native plants and weed species a PLUS

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

Compensation

$17-$21.75/hour, or dependent on experience. Excellent benefits package included.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a drug screening and driving record verification. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

To Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

 

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Habitat Restoration/Construction Operations

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Habitat Restoration Technician with a strong work ethic to join our team in Riverside, California. We pride ourselves on commitment to e…

Full-Time

CA – Los Angeles County, CA – Orange County, CA – San Diego County, Southern California

HELIX is seeking a team oriented and motivated Biology Assistant Project Manager with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join one of our Southern California office locations (La Mesa, Carlsbad, Irvine, or Pasadena). HELIX supports a hybrid work environment that balances the ability to work in the office and from home, when needed, with the greatest emphasis on maintaining employee safety and wellbeing. HELIX provides CEQA/NEPA, biological, cultural resource management, habitat restoration, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, acoustics and noise control, GIS, and air quality and greenhouse gas services to both the public and private sectors.

The Biology Assistant Project Manager responsibilities include assisting HELIX project managers and senior biologists, as well as leading day-to-day project management tasks for biological resources-related projects. Typical biological resource projects include due diligence assessments, constraints studies, biological technical reports, regulatory permitting, and environmental compliance monitoring. The Biology Assistant Project Manager will attend meetings with HELIX project managers and senior biologists and assist with action items, client communication, and developing solutions to biological challenges and issues. The position will support technical writing of reports, plans, proposals, augments, and other project deliverables and will need to maintain organization of project details, schedule, staffing, and budgets. The Biology Assistant Project Manager may also be required to conduct biological fieldwork on occasion; however, primary responsibilities are not fieldwork related.

The ideal candidate must possess strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills because critical aspects of this position include developing solutions for project challenges, as well as forging strong, collaborative relationships and building consensus among team members, staff, clients, and agencies.  A flexible mindset, adaptability to changing circumstances as well as demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills are imperative for this role.  Proven ability to complete projects and project tasks within time and budget constraints is also required.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Managing complex biological resources-related projects
  • Leading biological due diligence assessments, biological constraints studies, biological technical reports, regulatory permit applications, and agency negotiation during the environmental review and permitting process.
  • Developing solutions to complex biological issues
  • Coordinating with clients and regulatory agencies on mitigation strategies
  • Leading proposals, interviews, and business development activities for the biology division
  • Provide technical direction and strategic solutions for challenging biological and regulatory issues
  • Assist with mentoring biology staff on project management and developing solutions for challenging biological and regulatory issues
  • Proactively manage all projects to obtain results on-time and on-budget
  • Assist with providing QA/QC of technical documents and proposals
  • Coordinate with team members from other departments to develop proposals and implement projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience), preferably in an environmental science, biology, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience (outside of academic requirements) in the environmental field assisting with task implementation for terrestrial biological resources, natural resources, or other similar projects OR a Master’s degree in a related field with three years of relevant experience.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated knowledge of vegetation communities, species, and other terrestrial biological resources (plants, animals, wetlands, etc.) of Southern California.
  • Experience with terrestrial biological resources related field data collection methods and equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Natural Resources, or related field.
  • Experience working as a biological consultant in Southern California.
  • Experience with regulatory permitting in California with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Regional Water Quality Control Board.
  • Experience preparing biological technical reports and related CEQA reports in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and/or San Bernardino Counties.
  • Experience mentoring/leading less experienced biologists.

Salary

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $34.00 to $37.00 per hour.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

 

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Biology / Regulatory Permitting

HELIX is seeking a team oriented and motivated Biology Assistant Project Manager with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join one of our Southern California office locations (La Mesa…

As-Needed

CA – Placer County, CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is currently seeking multiple as-needed biological Field Technicians for our Biological Resources Team for approximately six (6) months of work in Tuolumne County beginning in March or April 2024. Lodging and meals per diem are included. HELIX is a full-service environmental firm providing biological, cultural resources, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, acoustical, air quality, habitat restoration, and GIS services to public and private clients across a variety of sectors.

As-Needed Field Technician responsibilities include conducting focused plant surveys (native and non-native) and flagging in remote and rugged terrain under the direction of a crew leader, digital data collection including photography, completion of daily logs, and daily communication with supervising crew leader and the Project Manager. Additional responsibilities may include background research. Candidates must be comfortable with strenuous hiking and working in remote, rugged areas with potentially adverse cold or heat conditions, sometimes for extended periods; be knowledgeable of the biological and botanical resources of the Sierra Nevada Mountains or Stanislaus National Forest; be self-motivated and possess strong written and verbal communication skills; and work well under the direction of others. Successful candidates will have a positive team-oriented attitude.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an environmental science, biology or related field (degree in biochemistry or microbiology not acceptable). Consideration may be made for candidates currently enrolled in college-level classes pending commitment to project schedule and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting flora and/or fauna surveys
  • Knowledge of the biological and botanical resources of Tuolumne County, northern and central Sierra Nevada Mountains, or Stanislaus National Forest
  • Ability to identify targeted botanical native species and non-native species using a project specific field guide.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and 3 years clean driving record; also reliable transportation
  • Ability to do strenuous hiking and work full days in remote, rugged mountain areas
  • Demonstrate strong written/verbal communication skills

Additional skills considered a plus:

  • Experience conducting flora and/or fauna surveys in Northern California
  • Experience using GPS/GIS systems in the field and office
  • Environmental consulting or government agency experience in an environmental capacity
  • Experience working on projects that have involved local, state, and/or federal agencies
  • Possession of permits to survey for federal or state-listed species
  • An advanced degree, such as a master’s degree in environmental science, biology or related field

Salary

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience. Expected starting pay range of $25 to $45 per hour.

How to Apply

Please provide a detailed resume or curriculum vitae demonstrating your project experience and how you meet this position’s requirements and additional skills.  Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

 

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Biology / Regulatory Permitting

HELIX is currently seeking multiple as-needed biological Field Technicians for our Biological Resources Team for approximately six (6) months of work in Tuolumne County beginning in March or April 202…

Full-Time

CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX Environmental Construction Group, an environmental construction and habitat restoration company, is seeking a highly motivated Lead Habitat Restoration Technician to join our team at our Rancho Cordova location. This position provides direct support to the Restoration Supervisor.

At HELIX, we are dedicated to our clients and we are passionate about providing the highest quality of service to every customer, on every product, for every project – no matter how big or small. We pride ourselves on this commitment to excellence and to make it happen, we know that it takes a team and a diligent effort. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 + yrs. landscape experience
  • 3 + yrs. irrigation systems experience: installation, layout, valves, controller, troubleshooting etc.
  • 2 + yrs. in a lead position
  • Able to operate a smart phone, electronic devices (tablet, iPad, computer, etc.)
  • Plan reading and take off experience
  • Grading and planting experience
  • Knowledge of BMP’s
  • Mechanical skills
  • Must be able to operate small equipment
  • Minor electrical experience
  • Fence installation experience
  • Must have leadership and organizational skills
  • Be safety minded
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Work in a variety outdoor weather conditions
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Walk in a variety of uneven surfaces and slopes
  • Knowledge of native plants and weed species a plus
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record over the last three years

Compensation

Hourly wages are $24-$26, or dependent on experience. Excellent benefits package included.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a drug screening and driving record verification. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

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Habitat Restoration/Construction Operations

HELIX Environmental Construction Group, an environmental construction and habitat restoration company, is seeking a highly motivated Lead Habitat Restoration Technician to join our team at our Rancho…

Full-Time

CA – Orange County, Southern California

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Habitat Restoration Technician with a strong work ethic to join our team in Orange County, California.

We pride ourselves on commitment to excellence. To make it happen, we know it takes a team and diligent effort. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way.  HELIX provides, habitat restoration, biological consulting, landscape architecture, cultural resource management, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, CEQA/NEPA acoustics and noise control, air quality and greenhouse gas, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Non-native species removal
  • Mowing/weed whipping
  • Herbicide application
  • Plant installation
  • Irrigation installation
  • Travel for out of town projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1+ yrs. General Labor Experience or related experience
  • 1+ yrs. Landscaping Experience or related experience
  • Be safety minded
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Work in a variety outdoor weather patterns
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Walk in a variety of uneven surfaces and slopes
  • Knowledge of native plants and weed species a PLUS

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

Compensation

Hourly wages are $17-21.75, depending on experience. Excellent benefits package included.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a drug screening and driving record verification. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

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Habitat Restoration/Construction Operations

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Habitat Restoration Technician with a strong work ethic to join our team in Orange County, California. We pride ourselves on commitment …

Full-Time

CA – San Diego County, Southern California

HELIX is seeking an Environmental Planning Project Manager for either of our San Diego County offices, located in La Mesa and Carlsbad.  This role has the opportunity to prepare CEQA/NEPA compliance and related environmental documents for a wide range of projects including private sector residential, commercial, and industrial development; public plans and programs; water/wastewater, storm water, and energy/utilities facilities; transportation infrastructure; educational facilities; and parks and recreation facilities.  To complete this important work, you’ll have the support of our in-house environmental, biological, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, habitat restoration, and GIS staff.

The Environmental Planning Project Manager will be responsible for managing the preparation and processing of CEQA/NEPA compliance documents and related technical studies, as well as assisting other Project Managers with their projects.  Duties include document preparation; coordination with other environmental planning staff, in-house technical specialists, and subconsultants; proposal preparation; participation in business development and marketing events; and interaction with clients and reviewing agencies. They also must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships among team members, staff, clients, and agencies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, natural science, environmental engineering, public planning, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the preparation of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance documents.
  • Knowledge of the California environmental and regulatory setting, obtained through directly related work experience within that setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus 

  • Master’s or PhD degree (or equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, natural science, environmental engineering, public planning, business, or a related field.
  • Experience in leading proposals and business pursuits, and the marketing of consulting services.
  • Extensive work experience within Southern California.
  • Existing, enduring client relationships.

Salary

Pay will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $78,750 to $110,000 annually.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

 

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Environmental Planning

HELIX is seeking an Environmental Planning Project Manager for either of our San Diego County offices, located in La Mesa and Carlsbad.  This role has the opportunity to prepare CEQA/NEPA compliance …

Full-Time

CA – Riverside County, Southern California

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Habitat Restoration Lead with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic to join our team in Riverside, California. This position provides direct support to the Restoration Supervisor.

We pride ourselves on commitment to excellence. To make it happen, we know it takes a team and diligent effort. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way. Do you want to be a part of this team? HELIX provides, habitat restoration, biological consulting, landscape architecture, cultural resource management, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, CEQA/NEPA acoustics and noise control, air quality and greenhouse gas, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 + yrs. landscape experience
  • 3 + yrs. irrigation systems experience: installation, layout, valves, controller, troubleshooting etc.
  • 2 + in a lead position
  • Able to operate a smart phone, electronic devices (tablet, iPad, computer, etc.)
  • Plan reading and take off experience
  • Grading and planting experience
  • Knowledge of BMP’s
  • Mechanical skills
  • Must be able to operate small equipment
  • Minor electrical experience
  • Fence installation experience
  • Must have leadership and organizational skills
  • Be safety minded
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Work in a variety outdoor weather conditions
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Walk in a variety of uneven surfaces and slopes
  • Knowledge of native plants and weed species a plus
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record over the last three years

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

Compensation

$24-26/hour, or dependent on experience. Excellent benefits package included.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a drug screening and driving record verification. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

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Habitat Restoration/Construction Operations

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Habitat Restoration Lead with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic to join our team in Riverside, California. This position…

As-Needed

CA – Placer County, CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is seeking As-Needed Archaeology Field Technicians for an extended archaeological survey in Stanislaus National Forest for Spring and Summer 2024. The project involves resource flagging and documentation to facilitate site avoidance during fuels-reduction activities. This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your skills, abilities, and suitability for potential longer-term opportunities with an established, well-regarded, and employee-owned environmental consulting firm.

Work Location: Work will be in the Stanislaus National Forest, often well removed from traveled USFS roads, in rugged terrain.

The ideal candidate must be familiar with the principles of archaeological field survey, be competent in the collection of archaeological field data, and should possess good written and verbal communication skills.

Applicants must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, experience working in a team-oriented environment, and the ability to complete assigned tasks independently.

Familiarity with the range of archaeological site types and cultural resources/material culture commonly found on cultural resource sites within the central Sierra Nevada (e.g., mining, timber operations, homesteading) is a plus.

Anticipated Tasks

  • Archaeological Survey in mountainous and forested terrain
  • Relocation and boundary flagging of previously recorded cultural resources to USFS standards
  • Collection of GPS data for site management
  • Completion of USFS Cultural Resource Site Monitoring Forms (using android tablet software)
  • Other duties as assigned by the HELIX Field Director

Anticipated Work Schedule: Field assignment is expected to last between 6 and 8 straight weeks. Survey work is anticipated to run between Monday and Friday each week, with up to 10 hours a day of effort anticipated (roughly 40-50 hours a week). Any hours worked in excess of 8 each day will be paid at an overtime rate (1.5x regular pay). Weekend lodging will be provided, but per diem expenses and employee transportation will not be provided for Saturdays and Sundays.

The start date will be dependent on field conditions and access, which will be determined by the status of the snowpack. The window for fieldwork is from late April to mid-May.

Accommodations: Local lodging accommodations will be provided in the form of either shared Airbnb or motel rooms. While project work is only anticipated on weekdays (Monday through Friday), lodging will be provided Friday night through Sunday night for each field team member. Airbnb accommodation will consist of private bedrooms for each Field Technician and shared common areas.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.
  • Familiarity with the principles of archaeological field survey.
  • Competent in the collection of archaeological field data.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in challenging terrain and remote locations that often require strenuous hiking in adverse weather.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license, or capacity to arrange for travel to and from the project provided lodging at the start and end of the project (HELIX staff may be able to assist with this transportation).

Additional skills considered a plus

  • Demonstrated completion of an archaeological field school.
  • Master’s degrees in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field.
  • Familiarity with the range of archaeological site types and cultural resources/material culture commonly found on cultural resource sites within the central Sierra Nevada (e.g., mining, timber operations, homesteading).

Compensation

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience. Expected starting pay ranges between $25 to $30 per hour and will be commensurate with the candidate’s relevant experience.

  • A per diem of $45 per day (Monday through Friday) will be provided and will be added to crew pay checks for the duration of the project.
  • Mobilization at the start of the project, including milage (at a rate of $.67 per mile in personal vehicles) and drive time to the project area from the Field Technician’s place of residence will be compensated for by HELIX. Demobilization at the conclusion of the project from the project area to the Field Technician’s place of residence will be compensated in an identical fashion. Requests for additional compensated demobilizations/re-mobilizations to and from the project vicinity outside of the initial project mobilization and final project demobilization will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Federally Observed Holidays (i.e., Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July) will be observed (unpaid) by the project. Lodging accommodation during non-working holidays will be covered by HELIX.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity with a resume and cover letter. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter demonstrating your archaeological experience and how you meet this position’s requirements and be prepared to provide a list of no fewer than three references who can speak to your ability to perform the tasks mentioned above. Please also list/describe any additional skills.

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Cultural Resources

HELIX is seeking As-Needed Archaeology Field Technicians for an extended archaeological survey in Stanislaus National Forest for Spring and Summer 2024. The project involves resource flagging and docu…

As-Needed

CA – San Diego County

HELIX is seeking a motivated As-Needed Biologist with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic to join our San Diego County team. HELIX offers environmental, biological, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, habitat restoration, and GIS services to both the public and private clients across a variety of sectors.

The As-Needed Biologist position provides support to our biology team throughout the year, especially during our busy field season in the spring. This position is an as-needed position and is utilized to supplement our full-time workforce. You will not be guaranteed a minimum number of hours.

The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication and collaboration skills as working closely with HELIX team members is essential to the success of this position. Strong analytical skills, a positive attitude, flexible mindset, and adaptability to changing circumstances is imperative.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Conducting terrestrial biological monitoring for construction/restoration projects.
  • Conducting terrestrial biology surveys, including vegetation mapping, and/or focused species surveys.
  • Managing personal workload and coordinating schedule with Project Managers and La Mesa Operations Manager as appropriate.
  • Maintaining accurate field notes and maps, project files, work logs, etc.
  • Providing high quality work products on schedule and within budget.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an environmental science, biology or related field (degree in biochemistry or microbiology not acceptable).
  • Two years of professional experience (outside of academic requirements) related to terrestrial biology, including experience with an environmental consulting firm.
  • Local experience conducting terrestrial construction monitoring and/or conducting surveys for terrestrial biological resources.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Southern California terrestrial flora and fauna.
  • Experience with terrestrial field data collection methods and equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining accurate field notes and maps, project files, work logs, etc.
  • Must be able to hike long distances over varying terrain under varying weather conditions.
  • Valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record over the last three years

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus 

  • Permits from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to survey for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, coastal California gnatcatcher, Quino checkerspot butterfly, and/or other listed species.
  • Experience conducting least Bell’s vireo, Arroyo Toad, and Burrowing Owl surveys
  • Demonstrated experience preparing biological monitoring reports.
  • A Master’s degree or higher in biology, natural resources, or related field.
  • Experience conducting jurisdictional delineations, California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) analyses, habitat restoration monitoring, and/or preparing Clean Water Act permit applications.

Salary

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience. Expected starting pay range of $26 to $32 per hour.

This position is an as-needed position and is utilized to supplement our full-time workforce. You will not be guaranteed a minimum number of hours.

How to Apply

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Biology / Regulatory Permitting

HELIX is seeking a motivated As-Needed Biologist with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic to join our San Diego County team. HELIX offers environmental, biological, landscape architecture…

Full-Time

CA – Los Angeles County, CA – Orange County, Southern California

HELIX is seeking an experienced Principal Environmental Planner for our either our Pasadena or Irvine location. HELIX offers environmental, biological, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, habitat restoration, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Our environmental planning staff prepare CEQA/NEPA compliance and related environmental documents for a wide range of projects including federal, state, and locally funded transportation projects; private sector residential, commercial, and industrial development; water/wastewater, storm water, and energy/utilities facilities; public plans and programs; educational facilities; and military facilities. Our Environmental Planning Groups also encompass our noise and air quality/greenhouse gas (GHG) services.

Principal Environmental Planner is a senior position reporting to our Southern California Planning Division Manager, and with direct responsibility for business development, maintenance of client relationships, recruitment and mentoring of staff, and project management, working with environmental planning staff and specialists in other disciplines throughout HELIX’s Southern California offices.

The ideal candidate must possess strong project management and leadership skills, with the proven ability to complete large, complex projects within time and budget constraints.  They will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships among team members, staff, clients, and agencies.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Take on a strong leadership role in corporate business development. Build relationships with key clients. Identify, target, and develop preferred new clients with significant opportunities. Play an active role in strengthening key client relationships. Work with other HELIX groups to bring in multi-disciplinary projects. Participate in negotiation and closing of high-priority contracts.
  • Work with the Southern California Planning Division Manager, Environmental Planning Discipline Leader, and Human Resources to recruit and mentor environmental planning staff.
  • Manage large CEQA/NEPA compliance projects and on-call contracts and assist others in the completion of environmental documents as needed, completing high-quality work products on time and within budget, to HELIX standards, and to the satisfaction of lead agencies/HELIX clients.
  • Prepare proposals/qualifications submittals and manage or participate in interviews to help the company win contracts and meet sales and profit goals.
  • Successfully represent HELIX in communications, team meetings, agency hearings and networking/marketing events.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in environmental studies, environmental science, environmental engineering, public planning, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing CEQA and NEPA compliance programs and preparing high-quality CEQA and NEPA documents, including at least 5 years of experience as a CEQA/NEPA consultant.
  • Strong business development experience, with existing productive client and agency relationships in Southern California.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Southern California environmental and regulatory settings, with related environmental/planning work experience within that setting.
  • Proven experience managing large-scale, multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Ability to commute to, and work from, one of HELIX’s offices in Irvine or Pasadena an average of at least two days per week, and up to five days per week if that is your preference.

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus 

  • Master’s degree or higher in environmental studies, environmental science, environmental engineering, public planning, business, or a related field.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners or Certified Environmental Planner certification.
  • Experience managing direct reports.

Salary

Pay will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $135,000 to $200,000 annually.

How to Apply

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Environmental Planning

HELIX is seeking an experienced Principal Environmental Planner for our either our Pasadena or Irvine location. HELIX offers environmental, biological, landscape architecture, regulatory permitting, c…

Full-Time

CA – Los Angeles County, CA – Orange County, CA – Riverside County, CA – San Diego County, Southern California

HELIX is seeking a Senior Cultural Resources Project Manager in one of our southern California offices (San Diego, Los Angeles, or Orange County). HELIX offers cultural resources, environmental, biological, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Our cultural resources staff completes all types of cultural resources studies for a wide range of local, state, and federal projects.

The Senior Cultural Resources Project Manager will be responsible for cultural resources studies for a wide range of project types throughout the southern California region. The position will be supported by and work closely with the Southern California Cultural Resources Group Managers. Supporting business development is an important aspect of the position and includes preparing proposals, participating in client and agency meetings, and attending client outreach activities to generate business leads. Technical duties include project management; coordination with other cultural resources and environmental planning staff, subconsultants, and Tribal representatives; coordination and logistical support of field staff and fieldwork; and preparation of technical documents. Oversight of field survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and construction monitoring will be required. The Senior Cultural Resources Project Manager may be required to hire and mentor new staff members and to develop training for existing or newly hired staff. The position may also be charged with managing staff members with varying levels of training and experience.

The ideal candidate will be an individual with archaeological consulting and business development experience, including experience in the preparation of cultural resources proposals and technical reports. Candidates must have a positive attitude and experience working in a team-oriented environment as well as possess excellent written, verbal communication, and analytical skills. Experience with a variety of utility, infrastructure, and development project types, document types, and private sector/public agency clients is desirable. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated ability to manage project deliverable timelines and budgets effectively. Knowledge of the southern California cultural environmental and regulatory setting is required.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Master’s Degree or higher in archaeology, anthropology, history, or closely related field with a concentration in archaeology
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in cultural resources management (CRM) that includes oversight of archaeological investigations, including archival research, field investigations (reconnaissance studies, intensive survey, testing/evaluation, and data recovery), artifact analysis, significance and National Register of Historic Places eligibility evaluations, and mitigation monitoring programs.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working for an environmental consulting firm, with experience preparing proposals including a scope of work and/or budget and managing cultural resources studies and preparing technical reports.
  • A successful track record in business development in California, with proven sales generation and client relationships
  • Knowledge of the federal (NEPA/NHPA/NAGPRA) and California laws and regulations (CEQA, Health and Safety, AB 52) pertaining to historic and archaeological resource management and an understanding of regulatory agency programs, procedures, and policies related to CRM
  • Experience with Southern California coastal and inland prehistoric and historic archaeology within San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles counties
  • Demonstrated experience with Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III archaeological surveys, analysis, and documentation requirements
  • Experience coordinating with local Tribal representatives, resulting in positive Tribal relationships
  • Strong research, writing, organizational, and verbal communication skills
  • Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus 

  • Knowledge of southern California local agency and municipality guidelines for CEQA cultural resource compliance, including guidelines pertaining to the completion of cultural resource studies
  • Existing client relationships
  • Archaeological experience in San Bernardino, Ventura, Kern, Kings, or Santa Barbara counties

Salary

Salary will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $100,000 to $140,000. A hybrid work environment is available for well-qualified candidates.

How to Apply

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Cultural Resources

HELIX is seeking a Senior Cultural Resources Project Manager in one of our southern California offices (San Diego, Los Angeles, or Orange County). HELIX offers cultural resources, environmental, biolo…

Full-Time

CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Landscape Habitat Restoration Technician with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic to join our team in Rancho Cordova, California.

We pride ourselves on commitment to excellence. To make it happen, we know it takes a team and diligent effort. We all roll up our sleeves, at every level of the company, and we jump in to support each other along the way. Do you want to be a part of this team? HELIX provides, habitat restoration, biological consulting, landscape architecture, cultural resource management, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, CEQA/NEPA acoustics and noise control, air quality and greenhouse gas, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

Responsibilities

  • Non-native species removal
  • Mowing/weed-whipping
  • Herbicide application
  • Plant installation
  • Irrigation installation
  • Travel for out of town projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1+ yrs. General Labor Experience or related experience
  • 1+ yrs. Landscaping Experience or related experience
  • Be safety minded
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Work in a variety outdoor weather patterns
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Walk in a variety of uneven surfaces and slopes
  • Knowledge of native plants and weed species a PLUS

Compensation

Hourly wages are $17-21.70 per hour and dependent upon experience. Excellent benefits package included.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a drug screening and driving record verification. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

How to Apply

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Habitat Restoration/Construction Operations

HELIX’s Construction Group, is seeking a highly motivated Landscape Habitat Restoration Technician with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic to join our team in Rancho Cordova, Cali…

Full-Time

CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is seeking an Environmental Planner for our Sacramento County office, located in Folsom.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the research and preparation of environmental documents in compliance with CEQA and/or NEPA for a wide range of projects, including private sector residential, commercial, and industrial development; parks and recreation facilities; water/wastewater, stormwater, and energy/utilities facilities; transportation infrastructure; educational facilities; and fuel break, vegetation management, and habitat restoration. In addition, the position may support HELIX’s noise, air quality/greenhouse gas, and other discipline specialists in conducting field work and in the preparation of technical studies. Training will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and strong research, writing, mathematical/scientific, analytical, and verbal communication skills. Writing will comprise a major part of the responsibilities of the position. This individual must have the ability to coordinate effectively with multiple project managers, and to prioritize and complete high-quality work within specified deadlines. Attention to detail, including strong spelling, proofreading, and organizational skills, is required. This position will require you to be in the Folsom office a minimum of four days per week for the first 90 days of employment at which point a hybrid work schedule can be considered.

Please note that this is not a laboratory, environmental testing, or hazardous materials studies/management position.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, natural science, environmental engineering, public planning, or a related field
  • At least one year of related professional work experience in the research and writing of CEQA and/or NEPA documents or supporting technical studies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Strong research, mathematical/scientific and analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Able to commute to the Folsom office a minimum of 3 days per week (4 days per week for the first 90 days)

Additional qualifications considered a plus

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, natural science, environmental engineering, public planning, business, or a related field

Salary

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications, years of experience, and or education level.  Expected starting pay range of $28.00 to $36.00 per hour, with a robust benefits package.

How to Apply

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Environmental Planning

HELIX is seeking an Environmental Planner for our Sacramento County office, located in Folsom. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the research an…

Full-Time

CA – Placer County, CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is seeking a mid-level Landscape Architect / Project Manager to join the team in one of our northern California office locations (Folsom or Roseville). HELIX provides landscape architecture, environmental planning, biological resources, regulatory compliance, habitat restoration, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sector clients. Our landscape architecture group works on a range of environmentally focused design and planning projects including parks and recreation, housing, streetscapes, infrastructure, civil and institutional work.

We are looking for a creative, organized, and motivated Landscape Architect / Project Manager to work as part of our team on our full suite of planning and design services including conceptual plans, visual simulations, construction documents, construction administration, master plans, and management plans for a wide range and scale of projects. The position will involve project management, staff management, conceptual design, construction documents, site evaluation, construction observation, research, report writing, and public outreach events. Additionally, the position will include preparation of scopes, proposals, and other marketing materials.

Our team culture is rooted in collaboration and communication, so this position is best suited for a candidate with a positive attitude, strong verbal, graphic, and written communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. This individual must have the ability to coordinate effectively with other project managers, and to prioritize and complete high-quality work within specified deadlines. The applicant must be an organized and a creative problem solver with strong analytical skills and attention to detail. A test of practical skills may be required of final candidates.

Please submit a cover letter and work sample in addition to your resume. Work samples shall be a maximum of 10 pages 8.5×11 pages in PDF format not exceeding 10 Mb and include a minimum of 5 work samples.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in landscape architecture
  • California licensure or the successful completion of one or more LARE Sections
  • At least two (2) years of project management experience as the person responsible for project or task budget, schedule, deliverables, client contact and staff management
  • Competence in the preparation of all aspects of construction documents, including layout, grading, irrigation, planting, details, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, LandFX, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Competency in irrigation design including layout, water-use calculations, scheduling, and an understanding of MWELO requirements
  • Knowledge of California native plants

Additional Qualifications Considered a Plus

  • Experience with ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, or Rhino
  • Experience or coursework in ecology, biology, land use planning, environmental engineering, and related topics
  • ReScape (Bay Friendly or River Friendly) qualification or similar
  • SITES and/or LEED AP certification
  • California irrigation auditor certification (CLIA)
  • ISA Certified Arborist or ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist

Salary

Salary will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $75,000 to $95,000.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must apply online through Paylocity. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

Please submit a cover letter and work sample in addition to your resume. Work samples shall be a maximum of 10 pages, size 8.5×11 in PDF format not exceeding 10 Mb and include a minimum of 5 work samples.

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Landscape Architecture

HELIX is seeking a mid-level Landscape Architect / Project Manager to join the team in one of our northern California office locations (Folsom or Roseville). HELIX provides landscape architecture, en…