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Natural Resources Technician

Company: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

About the opportunityDo 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. -SWCA is expanding our natural resources team and seeking an on-call hourly Biological Field Technician to support two solar construction projects in Fresno County California. Work hours may vary from either weekly or monthly site inspections dependent upon construction schedule. On-call staff may be requested to support other projects as work becomes available and are free to accept or refuse the work based on their schedule. As our Natural Resources team continues to grow, additional opportunities for advancement and/or transition to a regular, full-time position will be available. - - -This position is temporary, hourly. Pay is dependent on experience. What you will accomplishResponsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct environmental inspections, wildlife and vegetation baseline studies (including protocol surveys), nesting bird surveys, and general habitat assessments.
  • Collect field data, record and identify 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 take detailed notes of habitats, species, and landforms. Operate SWCA vehicles safely, including operation of 4-wheel-drive vehicles on rugged, back-country roads.
  • Follow industry-leading safety check-in and reporting procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with SWCA project managers, construction crews, and other environmental specialists to complete the field work and reporting requirements.
  • Understand project environmental requirements and the applicable laws and regulations protecting biological resources.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team is critical.Experience and qualifications for successRequired Qualifications
    • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related life sciences field required.
    • Must have a current and valid drivers license, with the ability to drive multiple types of vehicles, trucks, and 4x4s
    • Knowledge of common and special status state and federal listed California fauna and flora.
    • 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.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
    • Report or other writing experience.Preferred Qualifications
      • Minimum of 2 years or field seasons of experience completing construction monitoring, biological surveys, fieldwork, and/or habitat assessments.
      • Prior experience with GIS software, GPS units/tablets and ability to use technology for data collection.
      • Ornithologists with bird identification and nest searching experience; raptor and other birds of prey experience a plus.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-Records -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 -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. -SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. - In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges on all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency. -An employee in this Half Moon Bay, CA-based position can expect an hourly pay rate of $22.20 - $20.40/hour. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. - - -This position is eligible for our wellness paid time off, employee assistance program and wellness program activities. -#LI-LP1Seniority LevelEntry level

Keywords: SWCA Environmental Consultants, Fresno , Natural Resources Technician, Professions , Fresno, California

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