Biological Technician: Idaho

Sundance Consulting, Inc.
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$17 - $20
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Duties & Responsibilities The biological technician helps conduct new field research projects and short-term field surveys including but not limited to rare and sensitive plant surveys, noxious weed surveys, and biological resource inventories. Job duties require the collection of field data for plant and animal surveys. Works independently, as well as with a team of other natural resource specialists to complete project work. Assists in the preparation and writing of reports while applying scientific knowledge of intermountain region flora and fauna to interpret and present results of field and desktop studies. Maintains current and accurate records and documentation of work performed. Keeps the Project Manager informed of progress and documentation of field activities. Completes daily progress reports and daily coordination calls as needed. Completes and organizes field data sheets for all field work completed. Job duties entail using a compass, global positioning system devices, binoculars, and digital cameras as well as the ability to maintain equipment. Training will be provided for all survey efforts and job-related activities. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology, botany, wildlife, environmental science, or other similar programs. Some knowledge of intermountain west flora and fauna. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion when faced with unexpected circumstances. Ability to work efficiently and safely. Valid driver's license and clean driving record. Desired Qualifications: Experience conducting field data collection and using sampling methods and protocols. Ability to identify sagebrush community grasses, forbs, and shrubs to the species level. Experience using maps and GPS to navigate to remote field locations. Experience using technical equipment (including GPS, GIS, and digital camera). Experience working in remote field settings and camping Working Conditions As a federal contractor that is subject to Executive Order 14042, Sundance requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodations for bona fide medical and religious exemptions. Willingness to travel when needed to isolated field sites. Some overnight camping may be required. Per diem at the government rate will be provided during field travel days. Ability to work independently in remote field settings in a variety of weather conditions, including inclement weather. Ability to walk/hike for extended periods of time (up to 10 hours/day) over varied and rugged terrain. Ability to satisfactorily pass pre-employment and post-employment drug and alcohol tests. Schedule The schedule can be variable, but mostly working 40 hrs./week in 4 or 8-day hitches.
Bachelor's degree in biology, botany, wildlife, environmental science, or other similar programs.
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Stacey Kelso
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