SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) is seeking to fill a Field Biologist position for our Sheridan, Wyoming office. Our Sheridan office offers a unique work environment and specializes in providing environmental survey and permitting to federal, state, local, and private entities. The preferred work location for this position is at the Sheridan office, however working remotely from a location within the region may be negotiable for the right candidate. This position is a temporary, full-time, with the possibility for conversion to permanent status for the right candidate.
The Field Biologist position requires an educational and experience background in biology, wildlife, range science, natural resource management, botany, or a related field. This exciting position will be a mix of field and office work, depending on project type and season, however it is primarily a field work position.
The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of biological studies, including conducting general biological surveys, evaluations and assessments in support of Endangered Species Act consultation and Clean Water Act permitting requirements, baseline studies, and environmental monitoring. Project work may include Federal land management, oil and gas development, mining, transportation, water resources, renewable energy, transmission/pipelines, mining, habitat restoration, and watershed studies. Experience with bird identification, wetland delineation, and/or northern great plaing vegetation identification is highly desirable.
The primarily field based work takes place in an outdoor environment, often remote, where the climate, weather and terrain can be demanding. The position may involve an irregular schedule and extended hours. It is anticipated that moderate travel, including overnight stays, will be required for the position. Field work will be primarily in Wyoming but may include travel to other surrounding states. Reporting and other office tasks will require working on a computer for extended periods.
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.
SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of environmental professionals who specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, and regulatory compliance. 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.
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.
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