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  • Natural Resources Technician - Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

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    • Employer: SWCA Environmental Consultants
      Location: Arizona
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: No


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

    Start date is 5 May 2023 and is non-negotiable; end dates mid-July 2023.

    Compensation and Schedule: $17.97 to $24.64 per hour, plus $4.80 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.


    Primary field duties will include conducting standardized early morning broadcast surveys, mapping and monitoring territories, and re-sighting flycatchers to look for leg bands. Additional duties may include assisting with deploying radio transmitters on flycatchers and tracking radio tagged birds. Daily computer data entry required.



    •    A minimum of one (1) field season of avian research
    •    Ability to work closely with other biologists.
    •    Ability to identify birds by sight and sound and distinguish colors on color bands
    •    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 territory mapping and monitoring of passerines
    •    Preferred prior experience in broadcast surveys
    •    Preferred prior experience in resighting color-banded passerines
    •    Preferred prior experience with willow flycatchers and identification of southwestern U.S. riparian birds
    •    Preferred prior experience operating ATVs
    •    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.
    SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges on all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.
    An employee in this Flagstaff, AZ-based position can expect an hourly pay rate of $17.97 - $24.64/hour. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law.
    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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