SWCA Environmental Consultants is hiring a
Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.
Our Albuquerque office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources and planning. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading natural resource field crews in conducting biological surveys in the four corners area.
Lead field crews under the supervision of Field Directors and/or Project Managers in the performance of natural resource fieldwork
Project work may include oil and gas development, transmission/pipelines, transportation, mining, and Federal clients.
Conduct biological surveys, habitat assessments, and wetland/OHWM delineation,
Conduct surveys including baseline wildlife and vegetation studies, habitat assessments, and wetland delineation and ordinary high water mark (OHWM) determinations in support of Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act requirements.
Accurately collect data and complete field forms, digital photography, and mapping
Collect GPS data using Trimble units; manage data and download data to and from GPS units
Coordinate and communicate with project managers, land surveyors, landowners and other SWCA staff as necessary
Assist with report preparation
Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will perform safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads
Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field required
A minimum of 2 years of advanced study or field experience in biology, ecology, natural resource management, or related field required along with some or all of the following additional knowledge/experience:
Suitable candidates should have experience with accurate data collection procedures, and data entry QA/QC
Experience conducting avian studies in the southwestern United States, including presence/absence surveys, population and nesting studies
Ability to obtain federal permits for Lesser Prairie Chicken, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and other listed and candidate species
Small mammal and/or herpetofauna experience
Vegetation sampling and habitat assessment experience
Wetland delineation and permitting experience
The ability to conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and at high altitudes, is required; the ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required
General knowledge of the fauna and flora of [LOCATION] required
Experience with Trimble GPS units. Familiarity with ArcPad is a plus
Ability to research and prepare technical documents
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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