• Botanist

    Office Location US-NV-Las Vegas
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    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
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  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants has a need for several Botanist for our Las Vegas, NV office.  Our Las Vegas office offers a unique work environment and specializes in transmission and generation projects.      


    What you will accomplish

    The Botanist will:

    • Conduct field surveys, prepare field equipment, identify and plan field logistics, photograph and document field site conditions, habitat, species and landforms.
    • Provide oversight of survey implementation and data management. 
    • Review and interpret biological data and the primary literature.
    • Use GIS spatial databases, topographic maps, aerial photographs and tools for identification of land cover and other geographic features. 
    • Coordinate meetings with local State and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, or plant-related field required
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience in plant-related fieldwork required
    • Candidates must have knowledge and experience with the sensitive species in Nevada and Arizona
    • Knowledge of botanical survey and monitoring techniques and ability to learn and implement new protocols
    • Proficient using technical floras such as Jepson Manual and Inter-Mountain Flora
    • Experience mapping target plant species and habitat types of interest
    • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads required
    • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often  at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required

    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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