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Biological Field Technician (Seasonal) - Vegetation Cover Survey 

About the Organization Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.  

Redhorse Corporation has a need for a Biological Field Technician for a seasonal position during the Summer of 2017 on a multi-year engagement located on Edwards Air Force Base.

Responsibilities for the seasonal Biological Field Technician include:

  • Conduct vegetation sampling within Edwards AFB land areas following established survey protocols as directed by full time permanent staff.
  • Assess and identify establish invasive species and their proximity to ERP Wells at Edwards AFB, as directed by full time permanent staff.
  • Assist with the writing of clear, concise reports on the findings of the vegetation sampling that are submitted to meet deadlines and that meet requirements of the AFB client.
  • Work long days in sometimes inclement weather in rough, rocky, and desert terrain and collect data in extremely windy, hot, cold, or dusty conditions.
  • Occasionally assist other permanent staff with other Natural Resource projects as needed.
  • Work well in a military environment and adhere to all AFB rules and regulations associated with personal conduct.

Position Requirements

Basis Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or other biological science undergraduate degree.
  • At least 1 year of experience conducting biological field work, preferably in the Mojave Desert.
  • Must have an aptitude for field data collection and the ability to clearly summarize data.
  • Must pass basic background check to gain access to a military installation.

Additional Preferred Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials include:

  • Experience working in the deserts of the southwestern United States and/or the Mojave Desert ecosystem.
  • Excellent native and non-native vegetation identification skills and other species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new species quickly.
  • Familiarity with native and non-native vegetation in the Mojave Desert ecosystem.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • At least a basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.

Location Edwards AFB, CA  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement Redhorse Corporation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer  
Req Number ENV-17-00025  
Security Requirements Standard CAC  

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