Biological Survey Technician – Rio Grande Valley, TX
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Description

Tetra Tech Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.   Tetra Tech, Inc. is currently seeking local applicants for avian point count surveys as part of baseline environmental surveys conducted for two proposed wind farm sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. The field biologist to begin work in late March 2019 and to continue work until March 2020. Schedule will be variable, and hours worked could range from 30-40 hours during a survey week. Field work is expected to be completed every other week. Allotted hours include travel to and from the field location.   Applicants should reside within approximately 2 hours of the Project site (located between Laredo and McAllen). The field biologist will be responsible for adhering to standardized protocols as trained for avian point count surveys. The field biologist will be responsible for their own housing during the study period. A work vehicle will be provided for Project use and the field biologist must pass driver background check. A tablet will be provided for electronic data collection.

Job Requirements

  • 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 species
  • Be willing to adhere to all personal safety requirements
  • Comfortable in harsh weather conditions (i.e., extreme heat and cold, high winds, all forms of precipitation)
  • Physically capable of extensive walking to survey points
  • 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
  • Able to accurately identify bird species in the region
  • Must be able to follow instructions from Tetra Tech staff and collect precise and thorough data
  • Skilled communication has 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
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive to environmental studies within the wind industry  

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.   Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. Please visit our website at for more information on our company and to apply for this position.   We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.   If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111.

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As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

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