Wildlife Biologist position - Albuquerque

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Biologist-Wetlands Scientist
*Company: *TRC Companies
*Location: *Albuquerque, NM

The Albuquerque office of TRC has an immediate opening for a qualified
individual to work within the growing Natural Resources Program. Qualified
candidates must be highly motivated, mid-level Wetland Scientists or
Biologists with 5-7 years of experience. The successful applicant will be
involved in a wide variety of projects including electric generation and
transmission, natural gas pipeline, hydroelectric, wind generation, solar
power, transportation, seismic, and municipality projects. Applicants
should have the ability to conduct wetland delineations and functional
assessments as well as diverse biological field work with minimal
supervision and have familiarity with topographic maps, aerial photography,
Trimble GPS units, and ArcGIS software. Applicants must also have
experience permitting projects at the federal, state, and local levels and
be able to effectively coordinate field work, interact in the field with
clients and other contractors, and manage budgets and schedules. Candidates
must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and
in writing. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience
with Section 404 determinations, NEPA, Threatened and Endangered species
surveys, and/or Phase 1 site assessments. Candidates must have a working
knowledge of standard office productivity software. While the position is
based in Albuquerque, NM, the position requires routine travel and the
ability to conduct fieldwork. Projects are primarily in New Mexico,
Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and California.

Key Responsibilities:
Work under the direction of project managers and other task leaders in
the performance of required field biological surveys and studies, and
in-office reporting. Conduct biological monitoring and environmental
inspection of construction projects and provide environmental training to
construction crews. Coordinate activities and work products with other
staff resources and offices, as needed.

A Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, botany, wildlife
management, forestry, environmental science, or related field is required.
A Master’s degree in one of the above or related fields is highly
desirable. Excellent technical writing and communication skills are
mandatory along with the ability to maintain a positive attitude during
year-round field work. Familiarity with the flora and fauna is necessary.
The successful candidate should be experienced in biological surveys and
methodologies, including those conducted in accordance with Section 404 of
the Clean Water Act (i.e., “wetlands”) and threatened and endangered
species assessments. The successful candidate will also be expected to
effectively document field data, provide interpretations, and present
conclusions in written reports, memos, and emails; therefore, strong
technical/scientific report writing is required and writing samples will be
requested. Able to work outdoors conducting biological fieldwork in remote
areas and extreme weather conditions. Must be comfortable using and
operating a variety of field equipment such as handheld Trimble GPS units,
4WD and all-terrain vehicles, digital cameras, etc. Able to travel and work
for extended periods of time away from home. While the position is based in
Albuquerque, both short-term and long-term (up to 2 months) projects
associated with the position could be located within other regions of the
country, such as the Southeastern, Midwestern, and Intermountain States.
Possess a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to TRC’s
insurance carrier. In addition, any experience with migratory bird
surveys, species-specific endangered species surveys, biology of karst
environments, Section 7 consultation, or Habitat Conservation Plans are
highly desired but not required skills and should be identified in any
application. TRC offers competitive salaries based on experience and
qualifications and a full benefits package, including health insurance,
paid holiday and vacation time, and 401(k). Successful candidates will be
required to complete a background check, drug screen and may be asked to
submit to random drug testing.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Required Skills
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