Redhorse Corporation has a need for seasonal Biological Field Technicians on a task with the U.S. Army Department of Public Works at Fort Irwin, CA.
Role and Responsibilities of the Biological Field Technician
Conduct vegetation surveys within Lane Mountain milkvetch and desert cymopterus populations of Fort Irwin and surrounding areas as directed by full time permanent staff.
Graph trends in plant mortality or survival rates based on multiple years of data collected in the field.
Assist with the writing of clear, concise reports on the findings of the natural resources inventories that are submitted to meet deadlines and that meet requirements of the Army client.
Work long days in sometimes inclement weather in rough, rocky, and desert terrain and collect data in extremely windy, hot, cold, or dusty conditions.
Follow established survey protocols.
Assist with events designed to educate the public and military about desert ecology and conservation.
Occasionally assist other permanent staff with other springtime Natural Resource projects/surveys as needed, potentially including: fringed-toed lizard surveys, Mohave ground squirrel surveys, pre-construction flora/fauna inventories, and springs/seeps monitoring.
Work well in a military environment and adhere to all U.S. Army rules and regulations associated with personal conduct.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or other biological science undergraduate degree.
At least 1 year of experience conducting biological field work.
Must have an aptitude for field data collection and the ability to clearly summarize data.
Must pass basic background check to gain access to a military installation.
Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem.
Excellent 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 conducting general natural resource inventories, and/or experience Fort Irwin’s other special status species (Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Mohave Ground Squirrel).
A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.