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Staff Commitment

We understand that the positive well-being of our employees contributes to the overall well-being of Padre!


Padre provides comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance; along with company paid life and long term disability insurance. A retirement 401(k) plan with employer contributions is also provided to Padre employees. Additional coverage is available for employees to purchase for their dependents and themselves.

Flexible Work Environment

We understand that life includes responsibilities and presents opportunities outside of work, so Padre attempts to accommodate the personal schedule needs of its employees.

Continuing Education

Padre biologists at wildlife symposium.

Padre employees are encouraged to further their professional education and training.  Employees are eligible for financial assistance from Padre as they strive to enhance their professional growth. For example, a Padre biologists presented at the California Central Coast Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s Annual Wildlife Symposium (2019) on the topic of Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp Habitat Restoration.  Five other Padre biologists also attended the symposium.

Safety Training

The safety of our employees is a paramount consideration at Padre. Employees receive continuing safety training appropriate to their role in the company. Most of our professional employees receive California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOSH) 40-Hour Health and Safety Training, annual 8-hour refresher training, SMITH SYSTEM defensive driver training, and First Aid/CPR training.

Padre staff attending HAZWOPER 8-HOUR Refresher.
Padre staff attending Oiled Wildlife Deterrence, Recovery, and Transport Training.

Professional Memberships

Padre pays professional organization membership dues for its professional and managerial employees and sponsors their active participation in associated meetings and conferences.  Padre staff are active members of local professional organizations as both members and board members.