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Wildlife Field Biologist Project Hire (San Joaquin Valley)

Wildlife Field Biologist Project Hire (San Joaquin Valley)

We are looking for wildlife field biologists for a project in Kern County near the border of Los Angeles County (Rosamond). The position begins in August 2021 and is expected to continue for 9 to 14 months. 

What you’ll do

This is a full time position in support of compliance with environmental requirements during the construction of a solar energy project. You will conduct field studies, including nesting bird surveys, special-status species surveys, and construction monitoring. Work will include data collection and contributing to client reports. This position is part of our Fresno team. The successful candidate will work with experienced senior ecologists as part of a collaborative project team.

Who works at H. T. Harvey & Associates?  

Our regional team leaders have been researching and working in California’s Central Valley for more than three decades and have unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. A position working for H. T. Harvey & Associates is for those who strive for excellence in their everyday work and for those who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge and learning from others. 

If this sounds like you and you meet the requirements below, we look forward to learning more about your ecological experience during the application process!

Required experience and skillset

  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of desert fauna
  • At least one year of rigorous field experience 
  • Bird identification skills 
  • Experience with field data entry on mobile devices
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and precise writing skills
  • A collaborative approach to work and communication 

Desired qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Previous experience with desert kit fox, desert tortoise, and burrowing owl
  • Prior experience working on a construction site

This position requires the future employee to: 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Work 5 days/week in the project area (fulltime position)
  • Work early morning hours, and occasional nights and weekends, as needed
  • Walk long distances daily over varied terrain for surveys
  • Bending, lifting 50+ pounds, occasionally digging with a shovel
  • Perform job duties in inclement and changing weather conditions
  • Follow best practices for field safety

How to apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a resume, academic transcripts, and a cover letter. In the required cover letter, please share some observations about your favorite species. Submit your application here