Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Biological Field Technician

  • Monday, March 02, 2020 10:10 AM
    Message # 8787926

    Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. 


    We are currently seeking enthusiastic experienced Biological Field Technicians  in our Portland, OR office to assist with biological and botanical surveys in eastern Oregon and potentially throughout the western US. The Biological Field Technicians work begins in early April through early June with possibility for extension.



    • Conduct general wildlife and habitat, threatened and endangered species, and botanical species surveys

    • Opportunities for wetland delineations may arise 

    • Surveys will be completed following established protocols

    • This position requires extensive travel during the field season, with some day trips from Portland and overnight travel for up to 10 days anticipated

    • Travel will include hotels

    • The ideal candidate will have experience conducting field work, including surveying, and hiking in remote areas

    • Following fieldwork, office tasks may include data entry and assisting with report preparation


    • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or related field, or working toward this type of degree with a minimum of 12 semester hours

    • Knowledge and/or experience identifying wildlife or botanical species and conducting field work

    • Experience with electronic field data collection devices and software (GPS units, ArcPad, etc)

    • Ability to use standard office software (excel, word, etc)

    • Experience with other natural resources surveys (botany/vegetation surveys, wetland delineations) a plus

    • Attention to detail and good communication skills

    • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoy working outdoors

    • A strong background of coursework and/or experience in wildlife biology or other environmental field and conducting field work is important

    • Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field are critical

    • Applicants must be willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions

    • Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off-trail hikes, steep slopes, snakes, ticks, 4X4 roads, and extremes of hot and cold

    • The successful applicant will be safety conscious, and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards

    • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and have experience driving a four-wheel drive pickup truck on rough terrain

    About Tetra Tech:

    Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. 


    At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting


    For more information on our company, please visit our website at, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech or like us on Facebook. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at


    We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.


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