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Natural Resources Technician

Swca Inc
Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and Central-East regions and provides services on projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a team-oriented work environment and competitive compensation.

We are actively seeking resumes for qualified individuals for a Natural Resources Technician to join our growing North Carolina office. This is an hourly/on-call position that will perform biological field surveys, assist with data collection and data entry, and report writing for a variety of natural resources projects on an on-call or as-needed basis. The selected individual will be part of the Raleigh and Charlotte Natural Resources team supporting various projects in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and across the Central-East Region. We work to support our client's needs across multiple service areas including renewable generation, transportation, site development, and ecological restoration. The position requires the ability to work long hours in harsh conditions and be on the road for several days at a time.

What you will accomplish

* Assist crew leaders with a variety of natural resources field studies including wetland delineations, stream assessments, water quality sampling, vegetation and rare plant surveys, avian and wildlife surveys, aquatics surveys, and wildlife habitat assessments.
* Record data on GPS units and field site forms or other forms.
* Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms.
* Photograph and record appropriate habitat, species, and landforms.
* Operate SWCA vehicles. Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads.
* Assist project managers in data organization, interpretation, and report preparation as needed.

Experience and qualifications for success

* Minimum of two (2) years of advanced study in biology, ecology, natural resource management, or related field.
* Willingness to learn and follow company procedures.
* Knowledge of southeastern flora and fauna preferred.
* Experience with water quality monitoring and sampling preferred.
* Experience with wetland delineations preferred.

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 or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Seniority Level

Not Applicable
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