Transcon Environmental is seeking several on-call and full-time wildlife biologists with experience conducting surveys for a variety of federal- and state-sensitive plant and wildlife species including, but not limited to: bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), the Mojave Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens), western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia hypugea), Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) dwarf bear-poppy (Arctomecon humilis), Holmgren milkvetch (Astragalus holmgreniorum), Shivwits milkvetch (Astragalus ampullarioides), Siler pincushion cactus (Pediocactus sileri ). Preference will be given to those with current USFWS survey and/or handling permits. Applicant should also have a thorough knowledge of current techniques and protocols for conducting nest searches for various species of nesting raptor and migratory bird species and be able to identify species in the field by both sight and sound. The qualified applicant would be able to assist in environmental compliance, surveys, and construction monitoring activities. Positions will be filled as projects demand. These positions are primarily field-based, requiring biological surveys of project sites and on-site monitoring of construction sites. However, the opportunity to assist with report preparation may be given to an applicant with prior experience preparing technical documents who can provide writing samples. Applicant should be available to travel away from home for extended periods of time. Applicant should be able to work long days in a variety of adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, etc.). For on-call positions, hours will vary from 0 - 60 hours per week based on project needs. Workers will be reimbursed for expenses such as food and lodging when traveling. Applicant must have a clean driving record for at least 5 years prior to the start of work. Offers of employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment and annual drug and alcohol test. This will be a non-exempt (hourly) position that will pay overtime in accordance with state wage and hour laws.
Applicant should have, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in an environmental resource field. Previous Mexican spotted owl and desert tortoise experience is desirable. Prior attendance to USFWS workshops and trainings, such as the Mexican spotted owl, Utah Prairie Dog, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Desert Tortoise and Field Techniques Workshop and previous construction monitoring is a plus.