On-call Temporary Biological/Hydrological Field Technician
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Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented junior- to mid-level biologists to join our interdisciplinary staff for on-call temporary positions. We are looking for technicians interested in applying their knowledge of California hydrology, ecology, and/or geomorphology to a variety of projects in central California.
Responsibilities may include direct observation (snorkel) surveys, electrofishing, construction monitoring, wildlife surveys, plant identification and surveys, flow monitoring, groundwater monitoring, data entry, and/or habitat assessments. This is an on-call temporary position. Field efforts may be scheduled on short notice and field personnel will need to confirm their availability or unavailability for a given field effort on short notice. Applicants need not be available for every field effort or opportunity.
The ideal applicant should have:
- A minimum of a BS or BA in biology or natural resource field with 1–2+ years’ experience in the environmental field
- Excellent fish, wildlife, and/or plant identification skills, preferable with a technical specialty (e.g., aquatic ecology, birds, herpetofauna, small mammals, plants, etc.)
- Experience conducting backpack electrofishing, snorkel surveys, water temperature and flow monitoring, special-status wildlife and/or plant species surveys, or habitat assessments in central California
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Endurance to work long days (10- to 14-hours)
- Good attitude and the ability to hike to remote and steep field locations in all types of weather
- Competency to follow directions and field safety protocols
- Solid navigational skills using maps and GPS
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
- Attention to detail and commitment to sound science
Depending on the project, the field technician may be responsible for:
- Pre-construction surveys and/or construction monitoring as part of project permit compliance
- Fish population monitoring (electrofishing), wildlife surveys, and/or botanical surveys including habitat assessments
- Data processing including recording and entering data with quality control checks
- Maintaining good communication with field lead or project manager
- Supporting report production through writing and construction of tables, figures, and appendices