SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and Central-East regions and provides services on projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a team-oriented work environment and competitive compensation.
We are actively seeking resumes for qualified individuals for a Biological Field Technician to join our growing Raleigh-Sanford, NC office. This is an hourly/on-call position that will perform biological field surveys, assist with data collection and data entry, and with report writing for a variety of natural resources projects on an on-call or as-needed basis. The selected individual will be part of the Raleigh-Sanford Natural Resources team supporting various projects in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and across the Central-East Region. We work to support our client's needs across multiple service areas including renewable generation, transportation, site development, and ecological restoration. The position requires the ability to work long hours in harsh conditions and be on the road for several days at a time.
• Assist crew leaders with a variety of natural resources field studies including wetland delineations, stream assessments, vegetation and rare plant surveys, avian and wildlife surveys, aquatics surveys, and wildlife habitat assessments
• Record data on GPS units and field site forms or other forms
• Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms
• Photograph and record appropriate habitat, species, and landforms
• Operate SWCA vehicles. Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads
• Assist project managers in data organization, interpretation, and report preparation as needed
• Minimum of two (2) years of advanced study in biology, ecology, natural resource management, or related field.
• Knowledge of southeastern flora and fauna preferred.
• Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures.
• Ability to try new, innovative techniques, and to make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation or make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the most efficient and accurate manner.