• Biologist

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

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    Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.



    This role is for a temporary, hourly Biologist reporting to our Las Vegas office.


    What you will accomplish

    Conduct biological natural resource field surveys collecting observational and spatial data concerning a variety of vegetation, terrestrial and/or avian 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.  Complete biological survey reports, data entry, impact assessment, and assist in Endangered Species Act, wetland delineations and/or Clean Water Act permitting. Conduct research as appropriate and assist with proposal development.

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field required
    • Minimum of one year of experience completing biological surveys, fieldwork, habitat assessments, wetland delineations, and/or construction monitoring
    • Vegetation survey, wildlife surveys, measurement experience, or wetland delineation experience preferred
    • Previous Desert Tortoise Approved Biologist a plus
    • Prior experience with GIS software (ArcPad) and Trimble GPS units and ability to use technology for data collection
    • Demonstrated experience in preparing technical documents
    • 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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