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Field Biologist – Hawaiian Islands

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Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.


Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.


Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are 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 bat ecology and acoustic surveys, and avian ecology and surveys. Experience with insect surveys 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.



  • Assist with bat acoustic surveys.
  • 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 5 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.


About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—20,000 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.


At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits 


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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