This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Baton Rouge, LA
GSRC is actively seeking resumes from qualified individuals to join our growing Baton Rouge, LA office as a Staff Biologist. This is a regular, full-time position that includes the performance of biological field surveys; assist with data collection and data entry; and the preparation of reports for a variety of natural resources projects. The selected individual will be part of the GSRC team supporting various natural resources projects throughout the US. A key element of your job will be to independently supervise environmental survey crews in the field. The position requires the ability to work long hours in harsh conditions and travel will be required.
Responsibilities may include:
- Lead or participate in a variety of natural resources field studies including wetland delineations, stream assessments, vegetation and rare plant surveys, avian and wildlife surveys, aquatics surveys, and wildlife habitat assessments.
- Use of GPS units
- Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms.
- Photograph and record appropriate habitat, species, and landforms.
- Assist project managers in data organization, interpretation, and report preparation, as needed.
Experience and qualifications for success:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or related life sciences field is required, or proof of equivalent experience.
- Able to lead a wetland delineation crew, making independent key technical decisions in the field as typically acquired through two (2) years of relevant professional experience conducting wetland delineation following the USACE 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual, the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Regional Supplement and the Great Plains Regional Supplement.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Proficient skills identifying mammals, plants, birds, and reptiles.