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  • Assistant Staff Biologist - Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

    Guest SWCA Environmental Consultants
    • Employer: SWCA Environmental Consultants
      Location: Arizona
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/25/2022
      Open Until Filled: No


    SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking Site Coordinators to support the Flagstaff, Arizona office’s Southwestern Willow Flycatcher studies located along the Lower Colorado River. These are temporary, hourly positions.

    Start dates are 2 May 2022 and are non-negotiable; end dates range from mid-July to early August 2022.

    Compensation and Schedule: $20.10 to $27.72 per hour, plus $4.54 per hour fringe benefit. Work schedule for each 2-week period is 80 hours on and the remaining days off. Housing and vehicles provided. Mileage reimbursement is provided for work-related use of personal vehicles. Positions will be filled as soon as a qualified applicants are identified.

    To be considered, please submit a cover letter along with contact information for three professional references.


    Field Technicians: Primary field duties will include conducting standardized early morning broadcast surveys, mapping and monitoring territories, searching for and monitoring nests, and re-sighting flycatchers to look for leg bands. Additional duties may include deploying data loggers and recording soil moisture conditions. Daily computer data entry required.

    Site Coordinators: Duties will include all tasks of Field Technicians plus coordinating field logistics, proofing data, completing administrative tasks, and promoting compliance with SWCA's safety program.



    • A minimum of one (1) field season of avian research
    • Ability to work closely with other biologists, have full hearing and color vision
    • Ability to stoop/crawl through dense vegetation and tolerance of hot temperatures, high humidity, and biting insects
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification
    • Current eligibility to work in the U.S
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Preferred prior experience in nest monitoring of open-cup passerines
    • Preferred prior experience in broadcast surveys
    • Preferred prior experience with willow flycatchers and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds
    • Preferred prior experience using kayaks.

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

    If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


    Apply Here


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