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Tetra Tech is seeking an Urban Ecologist to support the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) with multiple natural resource projects, programs, and activities. Please note the position will work with the Superintendent of Griffith Park, but will also coordinate closely with RAP’s Executive Management, the RAP Environmental Section, and other divisions of RAP on Citywide efforts.

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Your Role :

  • Provide technical assistance and biological expertise in the protection and enhancement of natural resources in Griffith Park in particular, as well as throughout the City’s park system as may be needed.
  • Promote and assist in the development and implementation of both short-term and long range plans, including species inventories, documentation and evaluation of impacts, resource preservation, ecological research, and nature within City parks.
  • Advise RAP staff on the management of both “natural areas” and modified habitats used by wildlife, including lakes/wetlands/aquatic habitat, riparian areas, urban wilderness areas, and developed areas of existing parks.
  • Coordinate the establishment of guidelines, practices and programs to achieve sustainable ecosystem protection strategies and mitigation of human activity and impacts, particularly in ecologically sensitive areas within parks.
  • Represent RAP, and/or assist in the coordination of RAP staff for participation in inter-departmental working groups related to natural resource stewardship and biodiversity.
  • In cooperation with appropriate RAP staff, researchers, and partner groups, develop, test, and implement scientific monitoring protocols to identify and evaluate ecosystem components, such as sensitive or significant flora and fauna, and important ecological processes in City parks. Perform or coordinate associated field work as may be needed.
  • Serve as a liaison between, and negotiate cooperative agreements and permits with, other City departments, governmental agencies, federal and state regulatory agencies, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholder groups to carry out natural resource stewardship in City parks.
  • Assist in the identification, and preparation of proposals in response to grants and other funding opportunities for natural area preservation, habitat restoration, environmental education, and related projects.
  • Incorporate appropriate Geographic Information System (GIS) technology into projects and programs, to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to inquiries from managers and others.
  • Prepare written materials such as narrative reports, technical charts, infographics, presentations, and publications on a variety of environmental matters.
  • Represent RAP at public meetings and make presentations to RAP management, elected officials, community groups and park stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with RAP’s Planning and Maintenance staff and community stakeholders on habitat restoration projects.

Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Environmental Science or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience performing relevant environmental work as it pertains to the following listed duties.
  • Familiarity with government environmental regulations including CEQA.
  • Working knowledge of Southern California flora and fauna, and proficiency in local species and habitat identification.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A valid California driver’s license.
  • Proficiency in GIS software.
  • Demonstrated experience in habitat restoration.
  • Experience developing and tracking adaptive management plans, theories of change, and other strategic planning processes.
  • Bilingual candidate desired.
  • Familiarity with the City of Los Angeles parks.


About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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