• On-Call Biological Technician

    Office Location US-CA-Pasadena
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
    Hire Type
  • About the opportunity

    SWCA’s Pasadena office is expanding our team and seeking one or more on-call hourly Biological Technicians to support a variety of environmental projects involving a range of field duties. Work hours may vary seasonally, and depending on project needs and your skills. On-call staff are requested for work as it becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. We are especially seeking biologists in more rural locations, such as areas around Bakersfield, Sequoia, Ridgecrest, Bishop and Blythe.

    What you will accomplish

    Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, nesting bird surveys, and biological evaluations and assessments. Collect field data, record and identify fauna and flora. 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 take detailed notes of habitats, species, and landforms. Operate vehicles safely, including operation of 4-wheel-drive vehicles on rugged, back-country roads. Follow industry-leading safety check-in and reporting procedures. Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field work and reporting requirements. Understand project environmental requirements and the applicable laws and regulations protecting biological resources. Prepare short technical reports and monitoring summaries.




    Experience and qualifications for success

    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management preferred
    • Must have experience with flora and fauna identification, accurate data collection and entry procedures, and data entry QA/QC
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working with Southern California natural resources, wetlands, desert tortoise, nesting birds, and/or plants.
    • Technical writing experience


    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 800-828-8517. 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.

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