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Conservation Biologist

Company: ManTech International Corporation
Location: Lompoc
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech International is a leader in advanced technologies to help government and industry manage and protect information, support and maintain critical systems, and develop integrated solutions for mission-critical national security programs.

However, ManTech also has a small Environmental, Range, and Sustainability team (-45 people) of biologists, ecologists, conservationists, environmental planners, and GIS professionals based out of California who work on federal contracts with various military installations across the Western region. This satellite team works with military and civilian personnel on federal landholdings to responsibly and effectively manage land and wildlife for conservation. See

We are seeking an entry- to mid- level Conservation Biologist that will be responsible for implementing our invasive species control and restoration projects in wildland settings primarily on Vandenberg Space Force Base and Naval Base Ventura County San Nicolas Island. The Biologist will work under the direction of the Invasive Species & Restoration Field Managers and must have strong interest in botanical identification.

Roles & Responsibilities

remove non-native invasive plants primarily via chemical and manual methods
install native outplantings
install and maintain irrigation systems
collect and clean native seed for propagation
propagate and maintain native plants in a remote island greenhouse setting
monitor restoration success via established protocols
perform surveys for threatened and endangered flora and fauna under supervision
collect accurate data on smart phones with Esri Field Maps
navigate using GPS
map various plant species
use handheld power equipment such as chain saws and brush cutters
mix and apply herbicide with backpack and/or boom sprayers
drive 4WD and trailered loads
identify maintenance needs of equipment, e.g., pumps, engines, trailers, vehicles, etc.

This is an entry- to mid-level and physical position. The candidate must work well with people as part of a field crew who work in a variety of habitats such as coastal dune, coastal scrub, chaparral, wetland, and riparian settings.

Applicants must have enthusiasm for working outdoors, the ability to carry heavy loads (up to 50 lbs.), and may be exposed to pests such as ticks and poison oak. Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $48,000 - $50,000 depending on experience. Applicants must reside in or be willing to relocate near Lompoc, CA (Santa Barbara County) and occasional overnight travel will be required to San Nicolas Island. Relocation expenses may be supported by a signing bonus.

Staff are based out of Lompoc, CA and work an Alternative Work Week (AWW) schedule, Monday - Thursday, 10-hour days. This position contingent on passing the California Department of Pesticide Regulation exam to apply herbicide.

To apply, please include a cover letter with your resume . Applicants that do not outline how they meet the below qualifications in their cover letter will not be considered.


Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology, Ecology, or related Natural Resources field required
1+ years' experience with biological resources, preferably with central and southern California coastal plant species and vegetation communities
Ability to identify common local vegetation types including both native and non-native plant species in a variety of habitats throughout California
Ability to pass a written exam to obtain CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate
Good verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of ecology, conservation biology, habitat restoration
Strong leadership skills, ability to work independently and as a team member, and exemplary work habits, especially related to safety, common sense, punctuality, and adaptability
Clearance: None required.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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