Biological Field Assistants - NationWide 19400000160

  • Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • United States
  • Mar 16, 2017
Part time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Tetra Tech Inc. is seeking local biologists to assist with early environmental studies for potential wind energy development sites. The work will involve recording movements of eagles and other raptors.  The field assistants will be responsible for conducting eagle surveys, adhering to standardized protocols as trained by Tetra Tech staff, completing accurate data collection forms, and sending data updates to our office in Portland, Oregon. Assignments are temporary in nature and typically require surveyor to commit to one (1) day of surveys every-other week, for extended periods (not including travel to the field location). Preference will be given to applicants with a strong avian survey background, including sight and sound identification. Applicants will be responsible for their own housing; however, transportation costs to and from the site will be compensated. Project sites may be located throughout the continental U.S., therefore applicants located within a 2 hour radius of a particular project site are often preferred, but not always required. This is a part-time as needed position.





Education, Experience and Qualification:

  • B.S. Science (Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, or related field);
  • Prior experience identifying local birds by sight and sound
  • Ability to identify and age raptors in flight, particularly eagles
  • Ability to maintain focus throughout the surveys
  • Ability to work independently and as a team, follow verbal and written instructions, and professionally adhere to stringent protocols
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to adhere to all personal safety requirements associated with working in rural, isolated areas
  • Willingness to work long hours in harsh weather conditions and rugged terrain (e.g., extreme heat, high winds, all forms of precipitation)
  • Ability to utilize a compass and/or GPS unit

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at  Please mention the position you are applying for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. A Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111.

Tetra Tech is an EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.