Biology/Botany Field Technician -- On Call

Requisition Number
# of Openings
Office Location
US-NM-Albuquerque | US-NM-Carlsbad
Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
Hire Type

About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding our team and looking for full-time, temporary Biological and Botanical Field Technicians with backgrounds in botany, ecology, environmental science, and/or wildlife biology to work from our Albuquerque or Carlsbad, New Mexico offices.  These positions would work on a variety of projects and field efforts throughout the Southwest and Intermountain West.  There are "on call" positions depending upon project requirements.

What you will accomplish


  • Following established scientific protocols to conduct wildlife, vegetation, and wetland field surveys, complete environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies, and reclamation monitoring. 
  • Collect reliable and accurate 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, species of interest, 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.
  • Perform all work with a focus on safety in a remote or rugged field setting. 

Experience and qualifications for success


  • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or Natural Resource Management or similar field preferred.
  • Experience with field-based scientific data collection and attention to detail. 
  • Must have experience with accurate data collection procedures and data entry QA/QC.
  • Familiarity with New Mexico flora and fauna and wetland experience a plus.
  • Ability to work long days in the field for extended periods of time in a safe and productive manner.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a dynamic work environment. 
  • Ability to travel and work remotely as required.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with excellent team collaboration skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to drive a 4-wheel-drive vehicle on rugged, back-country roads.

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.


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EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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