Biologist – Fort Collins

Guiding Responsible Change

Logan Simpson’s goal remains simple: to help guide responsible change. From the beginning, our founders were focused on protecting natural resources and advancing the wellbeing of our communities. Our brand and logo reflect the stewardship and balance between the natural and built environments, and draws inspiration from stone, water, and living things.

Logan Simpson is an award-winning, multidisciplinary planning, design, and environmental firm that is looking to add the right member to our diverse, collaborative, and innovative team. This hybrid position would be located in our downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, office.

Our Team

This candidate will support new and existing projects on public lands and in communities throughout Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and other western states. We are seeking candidates who are able to learn from and contribute to our integrated internal culture; maximize the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills, and bring new tools and ideas to the table.

Duties and responsibilities include natural resource assignments on multi-disciplinary projects such as resource management plans, land conservation, renewable energy, wildfire planning and recovery, and travel and recreation management plans for federal, state, and local land managers. Work will include research, writing, analysis, cartography, field GPS data collection, and quality control. Occasional out-of-state travel to visit project sites should be anticipated. Self-starters with an eye for detail, a dedication to accuracy, and a passion for incorporating best practices, and more importantly identifying and testing new planning ideas, practices, and technologies, are encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements:

  • Three to five years of experience preparing technical biological reports including biological reviews, wetland delineations, biological evaluations/assessments and informal Endangered Species Act consultations focused on outdoor recreation, conservation, public land management, or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  • Field capabilities in wetland delineation, Section 404 permitting, project area reconnaissance surveys to assess plant and wildlife habitats and species-specific surveys (e.g., wildlife, plants, and native plant inventory).
  • Experience permitting under NEPA, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act, especially wetland delineation and Section 404 permits.
  • Demonstrates accurate judgement about the applicability and general wildlife and plant survey methodologies and techniques; ecological systems, and a wide variety of species, habitats, and species-specific survey protocols.
  • Natural resource experience in Colorado habitats.
  • Ability to synthesize and present complex ideas through text and graphics.
  • Strong persuasive verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, multitask, and be able to adjust to daily changes in priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Desire to work independently, yet collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a willingness to expand knowledge base and problem-solve regarding a wide range of projects in a wide range of topographies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS products and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Wildlife, Fisheries, Botany, Ecology, or closely related field (i.e., GIS) with an emphasis on vegetation or equivalent experience.

Logan Simpson offers full- and part-time staff members a competitive salary, with a starting pay range of $45,760.00 ($22.00 per hour) to $62,400.00 ($30.00 per hour), dependent upon experience, and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: subsidized medical and dental plans, firm-paid Life/AD&D, and Long-Term Disability coverage, and a 401(k) with a firm match! Additional benefits include, paid time off starting at 16 days off per year, paid holidays, paid Costco memberships, paid parking, reimbursement for transit costs, weekly training opportunities, mentorship, a leadership development program, and purpose-driven work.

If interested, please apply below, and attach a resume and a cover letter that includes salary requirements.

Logan Simpson is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer