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    • Experience in avian identification. 
    • Ability to identify northern harrier and short-eared owl.
    • Ability to work late afternoon thru evening hours one to five days a week.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel and use of SharePoint sites.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented work environment.
    • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods is essential.
    • A willingness to learn.
    • A pre-employment drug screening in compliance with state regulations is required.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record without restrictions. 
    • Have their own cell phone and laptop computer with Microsoft Office.
    • Fluent in English.
    • A Pre-employment drug screen in compliance with state regulations is required.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record without restrictions.

Although not required, Tetra Tech strongly desires that the successful candidate(s) are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program in biology, ornithology, or related field, and have experience completing ecological field studies, including raptor surveys and field data collection and analysis. Flexible schedule for weekend and holidays work a plus.


  • Complete surveys up to five evenings weekly between Dec 1, 2013, and March 31, 2024.
  • Scheduling of biologists completed about one week in advance.
  • Schedule subject to change due to weather.  On-call availability desirable.
  • Each survey will occur from one hour before sunset until it is too dark to observe flying birds (at least one half-hour, or up to one full hour if conditions allow after sunset). At a minimum, stationary survey events will be at least 1.5 hours in duration. The entire hourly requirement for each survey effort will not exceed 4 hours which includes mobilizing to and from site and reporting.


  • $25 an hour – up to 20 hours a week maximum.
  • $40 a day reimbursement for equipment uses (cell phone and laptop with Microsoft Office) and incidentals.
  • Personal mileage reimbursement at current GSA rates.

About Tetra Tech:

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech offers the following optional benefits: Medical. Financial Benefits: 401K

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor, and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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