• Biological Field Technicians

    Office Location US-CA-San Luis Obispo
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    # of Openings
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
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  • 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 San Luis Obispo office is seeking Biological Field Technicians to support a variety of biological studies.  This is a part-time, temporary opportunity.  Candidates should be available to work an average of 16-24 hours per week.  Hours could potentially equate to full-time in the future.

    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 of San Luis Obispo County. 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.



    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Enviro survey hill_croppedMinimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management preferred
    • Minimum of two years of post B.A/B.S. work experience with an agency or organization directly related to/or very similar to SWCA.
    • Must have experience with San Luis Obispo County flora and fauna identification experiem, accurate data collection procedures.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel


    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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