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Field Biologist Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu HI

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 a dedicated professional to support our growing team as a Part-time on-call Field Biologist from our Honolulu, Hawaii office location. The Field Biologist can be located on any of the major Hawaiian Islands but is required to have direct experience conducting general field biology surveys in the Hawaiian Islands including, but not limited to, wildlife identification, endangered species / habitat assessments, and resource constraints analyses.

We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge in avian ecology and surveys, and bat ecology and acoustic surveys. Experience with botanical surveys and /or wetlands/waters assessments is also desired. The position would involve primarily field work, data synthesis, and potentially task management. The Field Biologist would work with other biologists and project managers to assess potential impacts of energy projects and other types of development projects on biological resources.



Complete wildlife or botanical surveys and habitat evaluations, including identification of listed and rare species in the Hawaiian Islands

Analyze potential impacts of a variety of projects on biological resources

Coordinate biology tasks (coordinating field logistics, overseeing quality)

Support due diligence and permitting efforts, and prepare field survey reports

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able and willing to travel to other islands for field assignments



Masters or Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (graduate degree preferred), such as biological science, wildlife ecology, environmental science, or natural resources management

Minimum of 3 years of direct experience conducting fieldwork with wildlife and plant species in the Hawaiian Islands

Applied knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources management, and habitat conservation planning a bonus

Experience with GPS equipment (Trimble or Garmin) and use of technology for data collection

Experience with GIS mapping software (ArcGIS or similar mapping program) is preferred

Ability to travel to field sites, and conduct fieldwork in remote locations and sometimes inclement weather and rugged terrain

Currently a resident of the State of Hawaii

Technical proficiency and demonstrated experience in the following areas are essential:

identifying wildlife and conducting surveys (especially birds and bats)

classifying and inventorying vegetation communities and habitat

researching and monitoring of wildlife species-habitat ecology

synthesizing and interpreting biological information

preparing technical reports


If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration please submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at www.tetratech.com. 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. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111.

Posted February 5, 2019

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