Biological Field Technician – California

Redhorse Corporation
Fort Irwin, CA
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Biological Field Technician About the Organization Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works. Position Description Redhorse Corporation has a need for a Biological Field Technician to join our team on a multi-year engagement located on Fort Irwin near Barstow, CA. Responsibilities and Duties include: Assisting with programs designed to monitor and preserve biodiversity at Federal facilities in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. Collecting biological data in order to contribute valuable findings concerning the distribution and abundance of flora and fauna, and land conservation practices. Conducting threatened, endangered and sensitive species surveys. Providing construction or project monitoring to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Conducting fence checks/repairs of conservation areas. Care of captive desert tortoises. Collecting climate data and servicing weather station equipment. Conducting spring/seep monitoring. Promoting environmental awareness through outreach and education. Preparing reports documenting results of data collection efforts. Capturing and relocating wildlife, responding to on-call wildlife management calls (1 week per month) During an average week, the Biological Field Technician position consists of ~80% field work. Other tasks as assigned. Minimum Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials include: Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience. A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access). Basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS). Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology. Upon hiring, the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations. Preferred Experience: Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions. Experience working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council’s “Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques” course. Plant identification skills for species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in plant identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new plant species quickly. Experience with Fort Irwin’s other special status species (Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mohave Ground Squirrel). Experience capturing or handling wildlife species using specialized equipment (Traps, snake tongs, noose pole). Experience mending fences. Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads. The work environment for this position requires the following: Must be able walk over long distances and across of variety of terrains, including uneven surfaces Must be able to climb, jump, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs Must be able to work with minimal supervision Must pass basic background check to gain access to a military installation and have a valid driver’s license. Redhorse Corporation shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet Redhorse’s changing needs. This job description is not a contract and may be adjusted as deemed appropriate in Redhorse’s sole discretion. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
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