Biological Field Technician

Requisition Number
2021-11383
# of Openings
1
Office Location
US-HI
Program
Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
Hire Type
Regular
Hourly/Salary
hourly

About the opportunity

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.

 

Our Honolulu office offers a unique work environment and specializes in Natural and Cultural Resources consulting, and environmental planning and permitting.

 

Your role will be to assist the biological studies throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Some interisland travel will be required.

 

This is a full-time, regular status position.

 

What you will accomplish

Your role will be to assist with, and lead field invasive species surveys and report writing for a statewide invasive species management project and other field projects. You may:

  • Conduct a variety of natural resources field studies including habitat assessments, mammal, wildlife and avian surveys, wetlands delineations, and vegetation inventory.  Conduct field surveys for plants and invasive species, prepare field equipment, identify and plan field logistics
  • Monitor areas during project activities that could be destructive to habitat or potentially hazardous to endangered or threatened 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. 
  • Photograph appropriate habitat, species, and landforms, and collection and other procedures.
  • Assist with preparing and writing of planning documents including technical reports from field work.
  • Take initiative using problem solving techniques.
  • Maintain current knowledge of invasive species issues in Hawaii.

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, botany, ecology, natural resource management, zoology, environmental science, entomology, or a related field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience completing biological surveys and fieldwork; experience in Hawaii strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and ability to identify plant and wildlife species of Hawaii.
  • Knowledge of botanical survey and monitoring techniques and ability to learn and implement new protocols.
  • Ability to record complete and accurate data.
  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads 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 480-581-5378. 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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