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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

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

 

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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 – Placer County, CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is seeking a motivated Mid-level Terrestrial Biologist for its Roseville or Folsom office. HELIX provides biological resources, landscape architecture, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, habitat restoration, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

The Mid-level Terrestrial Biologist is a full-time position that will include working independently as well as collaboratively with other HELIX staff. Responsibilities may include construction monitoring; restoration monitoring; vegetation community mapping, sensitive plant and wildlife species surveys, leading or assisting with jurisdictional delineations, and other field work; data entry; report writing, and other tasks related to workload requirements.  The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills, including using creativity and analytical skills to develop solutions for unique project challenges. A positive attitude, flexible mindset and adaptability to changing circumstances is imperative.

Duties May Include

  • Assisting with or leading biology surveys, including biological reconnaissance, vegetation mapping, special-status plant surveys, jurisdictional delineations, focused species surveys and/or pre-construction clearance surveys.
  • Conducting or leading biological monitoring for construction/restoration projects.
  • Drafting or leading preparation of due diligence, focused survey, habitat assessment, biological technical reports, biological sections of NEPA/CEQA documents, annual reports, restoration plans and jurisdictional delineation reports, including analyzing impacts and identifying mitigation measures.
  • Assisting project managers with preparation and processing of wetland permit applications and supporting materials.
  • Maintaining accurate field notes and maps, project files, work logs, etc.
  • Providing high-quality work products on schedule and within budget.
  • Participating in business development by keeping resume current, doing a great job on projects, and looking for possible leads for new work.
  • Preparing or assisting project managers with proposals and augments for private and public projects.
  • Includes occasional overnight travel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an environmental science, including botany, biology or other related field (degree in biochemistry or microbiology not acceptable)
  • Three years of experience as a professional biologist conducting duties related to the job requirements, including at least 1 year of work experience in northern California
  • Experience working for an environmental consulting firm
  • Demonstrated experience independently conducting biological resource assessments/evaluations
  • Experience with field data collection methods and equipment
  • Demonstrated experience preparing biological technical reports
  • Ability to hike long distances over varying terrain under varying weather conditions
  • Valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record over the last 3 years
  • Ability for occasional overnight travel
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Additional Skills a Plus

  • Two years or more years of experience conducting floristic surveys in northern California
  • Ability to use Jepson Manual and other taxonomic keys to accurately identify plant species
  • Demonstrated experience independently conducting aquatic resource delineations
  • Permits to conduct focused surveys for northern California special-status flora and fauna
  • Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture
  • Basic Wetland Delineation Certificate
  • Society of Wetland Scientists Wetland Certification
  • Experience facilitating coordination and/or acting as liaison with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and/or California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Experience leading field survey efforts and monitoring efforts
  • Experience with native habitat restoration planning and implementation
  • Experience with environmental compliance monitoring during construction

Salary

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $32.00 to $40.00 per hour.

How to Apply

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

 A writing sample may be requested of all final candidates.

 

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Biology / Regulatory Permitting

HELIX is seeking a motivated Mid-level Terrestrial Biologist for its Roseville or Folsom office. HELIX provides biological resources, landscape architecture, environmental planning, regulatory complia…

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

Please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume. Qualified candidates apply online through Paylocity. Begin by clicking “Apply Now” below.

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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…

Full-Time

CA – San Diego County, Southern California

Are you ready to kickstart your career in the environmental consulting world? HELIX is seeking an Environmental Planner for our San Diego office, located in La Mesa. 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; public plans and programs; water/wastewater, stormwater, and energy/utilities facilities; transportation infrastructure; educational facilities; and parks and recreation facilities. In addition, the position may support HELIX’s noise, air quality/greenhouse gas, and other 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 La Mesa office a minimum of three days per week and four days per week for the first 60-90 days of employment.

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
  • Knowledge of the California environmental and regulatory setting, obtained through intern, volunteer or work experience, and/or related environmental/planning education within that setting
  • 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

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
  • One to three years of related professional work experience in the research and writing of CEQA and/or NEPA documents, such as EIRs, EISs, Initial Studies, and MNDs, or supporting technical studies/analyses of economic/fiscal, noise, air quality, agriculture, water quality, geology, or visual or community impacts
  • Related education and/or experience within Southern California, especially San Diego County

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

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

Are you ready to kickstart your career in the environmental consulting world? HELIX is seeking an Environmental Planner for our San Diego office, located in La Mesa. As a member of a multi-disciplinar…

Full-Time

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

HELIX is seeking a collaborative, team orientated, and proactive Northern California Operations Coordinator with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join our team of talented and dedicated staff in our Northern California offices located in Folsom and Roseville, California. 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 biological, cultural resources, habitat restoration, environmental, acoustical, air quality, landscape architecture, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors.

The Northern California Operations Coordinator’s responsibility is to support the operational aspects of HELIX’s Northern California Division. The Northern California Operations Coordinator will work closely with the Northern California Regional Manager, Northern California management team, and Biology Operations Manager to provide support to our field surveys and monitoring activities, staff training, proposal preparation, and other business operational support items. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate a proactive approach to job assignments and must possess strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills. Critical aspects of this position include developing solutions for operational challenges, as well as forging strong collaborative relationships and building consensus across team members and staff. A positive attitude, flexible mindset and adaptability to changing circumstances is imperative. Specific duties may include the following:

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assist Northern California Regional Manager, Northern California Group Managers, and Biology Operations Manager with managing the Northern California division’s operations, including staff and equipment scheduling, workload management, meetings, employee wellness, and safety.
  • Assist with maintaining the Northern California Division’s permits and certifications, including required reporting.
  • Assist with tracking and developing the Northern California Division completed and upcoming training opportunities.
  • Assist with maintaining tracking systems to help ensure field work is scheduled, completed, and reports are submitted by due dates.
  • Work with Biology Operations Manager to assist with providing integrated project support in project planning and implementation, safety, data organization, resume updates, and other operations related items.
  • Review, format, and finalize letter proposals and assist with larger proposal pursuits.
  • Coordinate vehicle maintenance.
  • Contribute towards the Northern California Division’s and company’s strategic planning goals.
  • Contribute towards operational improvements in the Northern California Division, as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business or an environmental sciences-related field (degree in biochemistry or microbiology not acceptable); or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in a similar role (internship or leadership role while obtaining degree may be considered).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record over the last 3 years (or able to obtain a CA driver’s license if relocating to CA).
  • Candidates must demonstrate attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

Additional Skills Considered a Plus

  • A general familiarity with southern California flora and fauna, biological surveys, and environmental and permitting requirements
  • Experience with environmental consulting and/or proposal writing
  • Experience with assisting on project/operational planning and implementation
  • Experience with database organization
  • Experience in leading teams and facilitating collaboration
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams, OneNote, ArcGIS, Adobe, Zoom

Salary

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $23.00 to $28.00 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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Administration

HELIX is seeking a collaborative, team orientated, and proactive Northern California Operations Coordinator with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join our team of talented and dedi…

As-Needed

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

HELIX is currently seeking as-needed archaeologists for our Cultural Resources Division. HELIX offers environmental, biological, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Candidate must be willing and able to work for extended work rotations on the California Channel Islands.

As-Needed Archaeologist responsibilities may include conducting or overseeing and background research, field surveys, excavation (testing and data recovery), construction monitoring, coordination with Native American tribes and representatives, and preparing reports. Candidate must be a qualified archaeologist under the Secretary of the Interior’s standards; willing to travel; comfortable with working in remote areas for extended periods of time; have knowledge of the archaeology and culture history of coastal California; have direct and demonstrable experience conducting archaeological work on the Channel Islands; possess excellent writing and communication skills; and be self-motivated.  Candidates must be able to work independently with considerable responsibility and have a positive attitude.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience with performing archaeological studies on California Channel Islands
  • Experience with Tribal coordination and consultation
  • Knowledge of the archaeology and cultural history of coastal California
  • Experience with GPS equipment
  • Possess excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and 3 years clean driving record
  • Ability to pass a military background check

Additional Skills Considered a Plus

  • Experience managing medium- to large-scale cultural resource management projects
  • Supervisory experience managing teams on archaeology projects
  • Experience applying Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Field experience on military installations
  • Familiarity with the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act

Salary

Hourly wages will be based on qualifications and/or experience. Expected starting pay range of $30 to $60 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

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

Please provide a detailed resume or curriculum vita demonstrating your project experience and how you meet the requirements and additional skills noted above.

 

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Cultural Resources

HELIX is currently seeking as-needed archaeologists for our Cultural Resources Division. HELIX offers environmental, biological, cultural resources, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both t…

Full-Time

CA – Sacramento County, Northern California

HELIX is seeking an Environmental Project Manager for our Sacramento County office, located in Folsom. We offer a hybrid work schedule with flexibility to work in-office and remotely. 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; public plans and programs; water/wastewater, storm water, and energy/utilities facilities; transportation infrastructure; educational facilities; and parks and recreation facilities. In addition, the position may support HELIX’s noise, air quality/greenhouse gas, and other specialists in conducting field work and in the preparation of technical studies.

The Environmental 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; as well as interaction with clients and reviewing agencies. Proposal preparation and business development are also required, and the ideal candidate must possess the necessary experience and interest for these activities. They also must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships among team members, staff, clients, and agencies.

Please note that this is not a laboratory, environmental testing/field compliance, 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.
  • Minimum five years of experience in the preparation of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance documents, including at least one year of experience in the preparation of proposals and management of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance projects.
  • Experience with 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 marketing of environmental consulting services.
  • Extensive work experience within Central and Northern California.
  • Existing client relationships.

Salary

Pay will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $74,000 to $104,000 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 Project Manager for our Sacramento County office, located in Folsom. We offer a hybrid work schedule with flexibility to work in-office and remotely. As a member of a…

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. 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/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

$16-18/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 send resume via email to karlal@helixepi.com and/or fax: 619-462-0552.

Job Features

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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 …