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Biology/Botany Field Technician On Call

Employer
Swca Inc
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 18, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Botany, Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding our team and looking for full-time, temporary Biological and Botanical Field Technicians with backgrounds in botany, ecology, environmental science, and/or wildlife biology to work from our Albuquerque or Carlsbad, New Mexico offices. These positions would work on a variety of projects and field efforts throughout the Southwest and Intermountain West. There are "on call" positions depending upon project requirements. What you will accomplish * Following established scientific protocols to conduct wildlife, vegetation, and wetland field surveys, complete environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, and reclamation monitoring. * Collect reliable and accurate field data, including identification of fauna and flora. * Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, species of interest, and associated landforms. * Photograph and record appropriate habitat, species, and landforms. * Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will perform safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. * Perform all work with a focus on safety in a remote or rugged field setting. Experience and qualifications for success * Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or Natural Resource Management or similar field preferred. * Experience with field-based scientific data collection and attention to detail. * Must have experience with accurate data collection procedures and data entry QA/QC. * Familiarity with New Mexico flora and fauna and wetland experience a plus. * Ability to work long days in the field for extended periods of time in a safe and productive manner. * Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a dynamic work environment. * Ability to travel and work remotely as required. * Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with excellent team collaboration skills. * Excellent communication and organizational skills. * Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel. * Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record. * Ability to drive a 4-wheel-drive vehicle on rugged, back-country roads. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. SWCA operates in compliance with all federal, state, and local COVID-19 safety protocols and vaccination requirements. As such, employment at SWCA is contingent upon providing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or being granted an approved vaccination exemption before starting at SWCA. EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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