Desert Tortoise Field Biologist – Nevada/California

Corvus Ecological Consulting, LLC
Mojave Desert of Nevada and California
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$35/hr + per diem
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified field biologists for a Mojave Desert Tortoise project in California and Nevada. Applicants MUST have demonstrable experience with Mojave Desert Tortoise. We will discard any applicants that do not have this experience. Duration of project is expected to be two weeks starting as early as September 28, 2020, but dates are flexible, and project may extend beyond anticipated end date. Work is full time up to 12 hours per day Monday through Friday. Applicant will be part of a team but will also be required to work alone and respect ALL Covid 19 protocols and CDC guidelines involving social distancing and mask wearing. Anyone NOT prepared to follow Covid 19 guidelines should NOT apply. Field workers will be required to camp and must possess personal camping equipment suitable for desert camping. Work may include driving over rough, unmaintained roads, hiking in rough terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes. A per diem will be provided as well as a vehicle stipend for workers possessing their own 4WD, high clearance, reliable vehicle. There will be two types of positions: desert tortoise presence/absence surveys and construction compliance monitoring. To apply please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to In the subject line, indicate that you are interested in the desert tortoise position. You can specify in the body of the email whether you prefer presence absence surveys or construction monitoring. No phone calls please. References, cover letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience. Again, please do NOT apply if you do NOT have experience with Mojave Desert Tortoise surveys. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document or a zip file of separate documents. Applications will be accepted immediately until October 5, 2020.
Desert tortoise survey field workers will be required to hike in rough terrain for extended periods. Fieldworkers should • Be Physically fit • Have exceptional knowledge of desert tortoise sign. • Have experience with GPS units, basecamp software, and topographic maps Construction monitoring field workers are expected to • Have knowledge of rules and regulations concerning construction activities in desert tortoise habitat • Have a keen eye for details • Possess the ability to confront non-compliant workers in a helpful and non-confrontational way • Have experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds All applicants should have the following: • A positive attitude • The ability to take direction • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Contact Person
Brooks Hart
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