• Dune Sagebrush Lizard Biologist

    Office Location US-TX-Austin
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    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
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  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a biologist for project work associated with the dune sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus; DSL) throughout the range of the species. Tasks may include habitat assessments, presence/absence surveys, impact assessments, among others.


    What you will accomplish

    • Dune Sagebrush Lizard (DSL) (Sceloporus Arenicolus) habitat assessment, both in-field and via desktop assessment/remote analysis
    • Field delineation and mapping of DSL habitats
    • Presence/absence surveys for DSL following accepted protocols
    • Preparation of survey reports

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Must have prior direct experience with Dune Sagebrush Lizard (DSL), including presence/absence surveys, in at least one of the states within the range of the species
    • Experience with DSL in Texas preferred
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences
    • Experience with interpretation of aerial imagery, geographic information systems (GIS) and GIS data collection, and use of Global Positioning Systems preferred
    • Preparation of technical reports for submittal to clients and resource agencies


    SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. We offer a team-oriented work environment, and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).


    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 covered veterans to apply.


    Visit SWCA’s web site, www.swca.com, and discover why SWCA is a great place to work for environmental professionals interested in sound science and creative solutions.




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