We’re Hiring: All-Star Office Manager / Bookeeper

JOB OPPORTUNITY: ALL-STAR OFFICE MANAGER / BOOKKEEPER

INTRODUCTION & COMPANY OVERVIEW

Birch Ecology is an ecology and natural resources consulting firm based in Lyons, Colorado. Our team includes in-house experts in Plant Ecology, Wetlands, Restoration Ecology, Environmental Permitting, and Ecological Landscape Design.  We are a small company that partners with multidisciplinary teams of engineers, soil scientists, hydrologists, wildlife biologists, geologists, landscape architects, planners and construction experts. This collaborative approach allows us to tackle a diversity of project types across our state.

 

Birch Ecology has a team-focused approach, and we place a high value on career development and professional growth.  We have a diversity of interesting and challenging projects with a growing client base.  We are looking for a talented office manger and bookkeeper who values the opportunity to work at a small company with an energetic start-up atmosphere.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Birch Ecology is seeking an All-Star Office Manager / Bookkeeper to join our growing team!  This position is flexible and may include a mixture of working from home and from our office in Lyons, CO.  We are seeking a motivated, career-oriented professional who wants to grow this position.  We need immediate assistance with bookkeeping and office management; the position may be expanded to include editing and reviewing documents and reports, social media and marketing, and proposal preparation, based on demonstrated proficiency in these areas. The right person can help to define this role by identifying then executing needed tasks as our company continues to grow.   We need someone who will champion projects and see them through. Since we are a small start-up business, there are many diverse tasks and opportunities to be creative.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and MS Office Suite
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks Online
  • Ability to effectively manage Accounts Receiveable and Accounts Payable
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality and accuracy
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Skilled in budget tracking and monthly document flow

 DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALITIES

  • Motivated career-oriented professional who values a start-up atmosphere
  • Experience with report editing and professional correspondence
  • Ability to contribute to proposal editing and writing
  • Goal-oriented self-starter who will champion projects and see them through
  • Comfortable working from home and in a small office environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This will be a part-time, hourly position starting between 20-30 hours per week, with the potential to grow quickly into a full-time position based on proficiency and individual motivation.  Compensation is negotiable based on experience.

APPLY

Email resumes and inquiries to mail@birchecology.com.  Additional information is available on our website.

 DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Birch Ecology provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.

WE’RE HIRING: PLANT ECOLOGIST

INTRODUCTION & COMPANY OVERVIEW

Birch Ecology is an ecology and natural resources consulting firm based in Lyons, Colorado. Our team includes in-house experts in Plant Ecology, Wetlands, Restoration Ecology, Environmental Permitting, and Ecological Landscape Design.  We are a small company that partners with multidisciplinary teams of engineers, soil scientists, hydrologists, wildlife biologists, geologists, landscape architects, planners and construction experts. This collaborative approach allows us to tackle a variety of project types across our state.

Birch Ecology has a team-focused approach, and we place a high value on career development and professional growth.  We have a diversity of interesting and challenging projects with a growing client base.  We are looking for talented plant ecologists with a strong foundation in Colorado’s ecology and plant identification, who value the opportunity to work at a small company with an energetic start-up atmosphere.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Birch Ecology is seeking a Plant Ecologist to join our growing team! This position will support our consulting group on a wide range of ecological assessment, restoration, and permitting projects in some of the most beautiful parts of Colorado.   We take pride in the quality of our work and the relationships we build with our long-term clients.  Our ideal candidate would have a blend of scientific knowledge, technical writing, creativity, people skills, and business savvy which would allow them to professionally represent Birch to our clients, associates, and agency personnel. We foster a supportive, learning environment and can train the right candidate who has a strong foundation of skills and traits.

We are seeking one or more entry- to mid-level ecologists, but we also welcome applications from more experienced candidates to help us find the best fit for our team. We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 but will provide the needed equipment and training until we return to the office in Lyons.  During the field season, much of our work is outdoors completing surveys and ecological restoration projects. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to conduct vegetation surveys including wetland delineations, rare plant surveys, botanical inventories, and other ecological inventories
  • Familiarity with Colorado’s ecosystems including its native flora and fauna
  • Knowledge of botanical field survey methods and the use of dichotomous keys for plant identification
  • Physical ability and willingness to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in adverse weather and field conditions
  • Excellent technical writing skills with proficiency in report preparation, proposals, and professional correspondences
  • Positive attitude with a growth mindset; intellectually curious and willing to learn
  • Able to work independently or as a team on a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks
  • Capable of working concurrently on multiple projects
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license 

DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALITIES

  • Skillful at identifying and delineating wetlands, streams, and riparian habitats
  • Experienced with restoration ecology and integrated weed management techniques
  • Ability to research, comprehend, and communicate federal, state, and local regulations
  • Experience leading and performing vegetation surveys with GPS / GIS technology
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to convey complex information to clients, stakeholders, and agencies
  • Adept at technical writing, including writing reports, proposals, revegetation plans, describing baseline conditions, and impact analysis
  • Knowledge of Section 404 Permitting, NEPA compliance, and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Experience with ArcGIS and AutoCAD; proficiency with mapping

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This will be a full-time, hourly position during the initial training and evaluation period. It will transition to a full-time, salaried position.  Compensation is negotiable based on experience. 

APPLY

Email resumes and inquiries to mail@birchecology.com.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Birch Ecology provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.

It’s Our 2 Year Anniversary!

As Birch Ecology continues to grow, we would like to thank our long-term and new clients who sense our enthusiasm and trust our expertise; and our partners whose teamwork makes our collective success possible. Our innovative approach has aligned us with world-class projects in Colorado. Working closely with clients and design teams, we integrate essential functions of plants and ecosystem processes that generate, regulate, and enrich our environments.

Two years have also brought two new employees to Birch Ecology; Kristin Schroder, ecologist, and Erin Hauer, ecological landscape designer. Together we are expanding our reach and elevating ecological fabrics that support resilient land use and habitat in our arid landscape. We are dedicated to helping Colorado communities manage their natural resources wisely – by protecting and enhancing streams, rivers, wetlands, and native habitats across our state.

Thank you for being a part of our first chapter!  We are looking to the future and are excited for what’s next.

Heather Houston

President & Senior Ecologist

Website Launch

Birch Ecology is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Our team will use this space to provide updates on our projects as well as relevant news, events and regulatory changes that affect our clients.  In addition, we will periodically create and post white papers and FAQs on important topics.  Please contact us directly if you have specific questions – call our President and Senior Ecologist Heather Houston at 720-350-2530; or send us an email.  You can contact Heather at Heather@birchecology.com or our general mailbox at mail@birchecology.com.   Our Instagram and Facebook pages are also linked from this website. Thanks for visiting, and let us know what you think!