Biological Monitor

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Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting opportunity for a Biological position within our Natural Resources program. This is a temporary, hourly position, located in the South Texas area.  This position will focus on conducting various biological monitoring activities, including bird surveys, vegetation surveys, wetland surveys, and other biological activities as directed by the Project Manager.

What you will accomplish

  • Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with agreed upon procedures to avoid adverse impacts the sensitive species
  • 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, assure they will perform safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads
  • Work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Take initiative, resolve problems, and communicate with team members to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner

Experience and qualifications for success

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related field required
  • General knowledge of the fauna and flora of South Texas
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required
  • Ability to conduct field work in inclement weather and/or rugged terrain, for long hours and ability to lift and carry 30 lbs
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques and to make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation or make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the most efficient and accurate manner


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


If you are seeking an opportunity to work on interesting projects in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great fit for you!

In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and pre-employment background screening services.

SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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