Field Biologist- Central New Mexico

GeoSystems Analysis, Inc.
Central New Mexico (Ruidoso, Santa Rosa, Albuquerque)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$23/hr (may be negotiable depending on experience)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Field biologists will conduct standardized surveys at operational wind facilities to document bird and bat fatalities, perform preconstruction wildlife clearance surveys (e.g., nesting birds, fossorial mammals), and be responsible for biomonitoring during construction activities to help avoid or minimize disturbance to wildlife. Field biologists may also be tasked with conducting fixed-point avian use surveys, raptor and golden eagles nest searches/surveys, and other surveys as needed (e.g., botanical surveys). A successful candidate will be able to work independently and with other field staff in rural and/or remote locations, follow field survey protocols to ensure accurate and complete data collection, and demonstrate experience in the identification of western bird species by sight and sound. The work schedule may vary from week to week depending on the project and seasonal workloads, but typically averages 30-40 hours weekly. Reliable transportation (4WD or SUV preferred) is required, along with binoculars, appropriate footwear, and proper clothing. If personal protective equipment (e.g., snake gaiters) is required, it will be provided by GSA. Additional Information: Mileage will be paid at the federal rate for personal vehicle use, including mileage accrued traveling to and from the Project; travel time is also paid. Additional field equipment (e.g., spotting scope, tablet) will be provided by GSA, if necessary. We look forward to welcoming enthusiastic and hardworking wildlifers onto the growing Wildlife Program team at GSA!
• Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources, or equivalent degree. • Ability to follow field protocols and requirements. • Ability to work independently, and interact professionally with clients, landowners, other field biologists, field coordinators, field supervisors, and project managers; ability to maintain a positive attitude and accept guidance and constructive criticism when needed. • Surveys may require extensive walking in locations where terrain varies and temperature, and other site conditions can be extreme (e.g., venomous snakes).
Contact Person
Dakota Crane, Wildlife Ecologist
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