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Biological Field Technician 

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.  
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Redhorse Corporation has a need for a Biological Field Technician to join our team on a multi-year engagement located on Fort Irwin near Barstow, CA.

Responsibilities and Duties for the Biological Field Technician include:

  • Conducting fence checks/repairs.
  • Water delivery and care of captive desert tortoises.
  • Assisting with programs designed to monitor and preserve biodiversity at Federal facilities in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.
  • Collecting biological data in order to contribute valuable findings concerning the distribution and abundance of flora and fauna, and land conservation practices.
  • Researching, observing, and monitoring plant and animal habitats in a given region for the purpose of determining population, pollution, health and predator-prey dynamic.
  • Conducting government research in the field to better understand an ecosystem.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Conducting threatened, endangered and sensitive species surveys.
  • Providing construction or project monitoring to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Collecting climate data.
  • Conducting natural resources surveys.
  • Conducting spring/seep monitoring.
  • Promoting environmental awareness through outreach and education.
  • Preparing reports documenting results of data collection efforts.
  • Capturing and relocating wildlife, responding to on-call wildlife management calls (1 week per month), performing conservation area management.
  • Towing water delivery systems on unpaved roads and distributing water at captive tortoise enclosures (experience towing a trailer preferred).

*During an average week, the Biological Field Technician position consists of 80% field work.

 
Position Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Experience working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council’s “Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques” course.
  • Plant identification skills for species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in plant identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new plant species quickly.
  • Experience with Fort Irwin’s other special status species (Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mohave Ground Squirrel).
  • Experience capturing or handling wildlife species using specialized equipment (Traps, snake tongs, noose pole).
  • Experience towing trailers and mending fence breaches.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations.

 
Location Ft. Irwin, CA  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement Redhorse Corporation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer  
Req Number ENV-17-00027  
Security Requirements Standard CAC  

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