Field Biologist (Field Based)

Employer
ERM West, Inc.
Location
Tenderloin, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 01, 2021
Closes
Aug 12, 2021
Ref
2352056756
Discipline
Biological Surveys
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
ERM is hiring a Field Biologist to perform biological surveys, nesting bird surveys and construction monitoring near Northern California. This role is a temporary contract position. Successful candidates must be flexible and responsive to a challenging and changing work environment where schedules, site locations, and tasks fluctuate according to the needs of the project. The role of a field biologist requires technical skills, as well as, strong organizational and communication skills. Local candidates preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform nesting bird surveys.
  • Conducting nesting bird counts.
  • Perform biological surveys for CA species (including botanical)
  • Biological monitoring for construction projects
  • Electronic data collection.
  • Handheld and sub-meter accurate GPS data collection.
  • Daily reporting and survey report compilation.
  • Potential to help with office/desktop work as needed
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3+ years of experience in field biology.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.
  • Experience with nesting bird and raptor surveys
  • Experience with biological surveys for CA species. Botany is a plus.
  • Experience with construction monitoring.
  • Familiarity with nesting bird survey protocols and/or general bird identification skills required.
  • Ability to work safely outdoors in variable weather conditions and on challenging terrain.
  • Working knowledge of sub-meter accuracy GPS technologies and map interpretation skills (e.g., NWI, USGS, aerial photography).
  • Must have a strong attention to detail in documentation of work.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Desire to work in the field for extended period and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Willingness and ability to travel with overnight stays possible.
  • Demonstrated independent and effective problem solving and decision making skills.
  • A strong commitment to safety and safety procedures.
  • Possess a valid driver's licens