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ERM West Inc Environmental Field Biologist (Field Based) in Scottsdale, Arizona

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ERM is hiring a Consulting Environmental Field Biologists in Southeastern Nevada. This role is a temporary contract position. Successful candidates must be flexible and responsive to a challenging and changing work environment where schedules, site locations, and tasks fluctuate according to the needs of the project.? The role of an avian biologist requires technical skills, as well as, strong organizational and communication skills. This is a fixed term, field based position for 6 months.


+ Monitor for nesting birds for activity in California.

+ Conducting nesting bird counts.

+ Documenting OHWM and geophysical characteristics of waterbodies.

+ Conducting habitat assessments.

+ Environmental construction monitoring, field coordination and scheduling, providing specialized assessments and surveys, report preparation, construction monitoring, and other services related to compliance with the project?s regulatory requirements.

+ Issue non-compliance events, maintain records of compliance activities, and provide daily and weekly reports.

+ Electronic data collection.

+ Handheld and sub-meter accurate GPS data collection.

+ Daily reporting and survey report compilation.

+ Other duties as assigned or required.


+ BS/BA degree in natural science field of study.

+ 1+ years of relevant experience preferred.

+ Familiarity with nesting bird survey protocols and/or general bird identification skills preferred, but not required.

+ Ability to work safely outdoors in variable weather conditions and on challenging terrain.

+ Working knowledge of sub-meter accuracy GPS technologies and map interpretation skills (e.g., NWI, USGS, aerial photography).

+ Must have a strong attention to detail in documentation of work.

+ Must have strong organizational and communication skills.

+ Desire to work in the field for extended period and maintain a positive attitude.

+ Willingness and ability to travel with overnight stays possible.

+ Demonstrated independent and effective problem solving and decision making skills.

+ Possess a valid driver?s license

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