Construction Monitor – San Diego

On-Call Wildlife Field Biologists/Construction Monitors – San Diego

We are looking for energetic field ecologists and wildlife biologists to join us for on-going construction monitoring, field surveys, and other on-call tasks.  Previous experience as a construction monitor is a plus.  We currently have four openings in Southern California.

Employees will be requested to start very early in the morning, drive long distances to their job site, work full days in the field, and then complete daily paperwork once they are finished with their field duties.  Selected biologists must be comfortable with travel, extended field posts out of town up to 2 weeks at a time, and should be willing to work/travel weekends, if necessary.

We are looking for experienced and junior-level people with hands on-experience with state and federally listed species, identification and detection of wildlife species, and/or construction monitoring experience.  Taxa that we generally work with include, but are not limited to: desert tortoise, arroyo toad, coastal California gnatcatcher, least Bell’s vireo, California least tern, Swainson’s hawk, Quino checkerspot butterfly, vernal pool branchiopods, listed plant species, and species of special concern.  Federal or State permits with one or more Southern California species is a plus.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in biology or related field (natural resources, ecology, etc).
  • Must have a MIMIMUM of 6 months experience in California identifying and detecting wildlife species.
  • Construction monitoring experience is a plus.
  • Must have previous field experience working in similar Southern California habitats.
  • Must be able to work outside for long periods of time.
  • Must be willing to work in a construction environment where schedule, timeliness, and attention to detail are top priorities.


We offer an excellent hourly wage and a positive, progressive work environment.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, job application and three references to  Please put “Construction Monitor – Southern California” in your subject line and reference where you heard about the position.  WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no calls.

About WRA:

WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, San Diego and Denver, Colorado.  For more than 35 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients.  We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA, mitigation banking, and landscape architecture. More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at