Biological Survey Technician

  • Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Huron County, MI, USA
  • Feb 23, 2018
Part time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Energy - Wind Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Tetra Tech Inc., is currently accepting applications for a post-construction mortality study in Michigan's "thumb" as part of ongoing environmental assessment of an operating wind farm. The wind farm is located approximately 2.5 hours north of Detroit, Michigan in Huron County. Tetra Tech is looking for one (1) field biologist to begin work in mid-March 2018 and to continue work until mid-March 2019. Schedule will be variable and hours worked could range from 20-30+ hours during a survey week. Field work is expected to be completed every week from March 19th to November 15th then changing to every two weeks on November 15th through March 15th 2019. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Biologists will be responsible for adhering to standardized protocols as trained for a post-construction monitoring program inclusive of fatality searches, searcher efficiency trials, and carcass persistence trials
  • The biologist will be responsible for their own housing during the study period
  • A work vehicle will be provided for Project use and biologist must pass driver background check.
  • A tablet will be provided for electronic data collection
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive to environmental studies within the wind industry with the pay rate ranging from $18-25 per hour




  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Management, etc. preferred. Individuals currently seeking degree and/or other enthusiastic workers with the necessary skills are encouraged to apply
  • Previous field work in wildlife studies with preference given to experience with avian and bat species
  • Be willing to adhere to all personal safety requirements associated with working at an operating wind farm, including (but not limited to) wearing safety-toe boots, hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses and long pants while on site
  • Comfortable in harsh weather conditions (i.e., extreme cold, high winds, all forms of precipitation)
  • Physically capable of doing extensive walking following transects
  • Experience with 4WD vehicles, valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Skilled use of compass, topographic maps, GPS unit, tablet, and other field equipment
  • Comfortable handling bird and small mammal carcasses under standard safety protocols
  • Able to accurately identify bird and/or bat species in the region
  • Must be able to follow instructions from Tetra Tech staff and collect precise and thorough data
  • Skilled communication, have the ability to maintain positive attitude and to accept guidance and constructive criticism
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team, and interact positively with project manager, site personnel, client, and landowners
  • Able to have flexibility in scheduling due to changing field conditions

 If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration please 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 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.

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