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 Sheridan, Wyoming office offers a unique work environment and primarily specializes in permitting, scientific analysis, and resource surveys for renewable energy, oil and gas, mining, transportation, water resources, land development, and conservation projects.
The Wildlife Biologist will lead field teams and assist project managers with reporting and analysis. You should be willing to travel overnight, work in rural areas, and occasionally work extended field mobilizations.
• Conduct biological evaluations and assessments in support of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), baseline studies, and monitoring of project sites.
• Identify and collect data on wildlife 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.
• Data analysis and report writing in an office setting.
• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related field, required; Master's degree, preferred;
• Minimum of 2 years of experience conducting natural resources field work, required;
• Experience in related fieldwork and surveys with an emphasis on wildlife in the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and/or Basin areas;
• Experience conducting avian and bat surveys and studies;
• Knowledge of permitting for wind generation and transmission projects;
• Knowledge of regulatory acts, such as ESA, MBTA, BGEPA, NEPA, Sage Grouse Executive Orders, etc.;
• Coursework or knowledge of species taxonomy and field identification of birds, mammals, and other wildlife;
• Knowledge of Great Plains and Basin vegetation species;
• Must be able to use Trimble GPS units with minimal training; familiarity with ArcGIS and/or ArcMap preferred;
• Ability to research and prepare technical documents;
• Current valid driver's license required; and
• 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.
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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