• Biological Field Technician

    Office Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
    Hire Type
  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding our team and looking for a full-time temporary Biological Field Technician to work from our Salt Lake City, UT office to support a variety of biological studies.




    What you will accomplish

    • Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, and biological evaluations and assessments. 
    • Collect field data, including identification of 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 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, back-country roads. Ability to work extended hours and contribute to the overall health and safety of our field team efforts.



    Experience and qualifications for success


    • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management preferred
    • Must have experience with wildlife and vegetation identification, accurate data collection procedures, and data entry QA/QC
    • Familiarity with Great Basin flora and fauna
    • Ability to work long days in the field in a safe and productive manner
    • Excellent team collaboration skills
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel
    • Clean driving record


    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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