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Tetra Tech, Inc. Environmental Biologist/Scientist (Mid-Level) - Rochester, NY in Rochester, New York

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. Our Rochester, New York office is currently seeking a n **Environmental** **Biologist/Scientist (Mid-Level)** with a strong wildlife background to support a variety of projects primarily within our energy practice. Our energy practice includes routing, siting, and permitting of wind and solar energy power generation, electric transmission lines and substations, natural gas pipelines, and other related facilities. This position also could involve providing biological services for water resources, mining, or other projects.

The position requires a combination of field and office work and will be based out of our Rochester, New York office. We are looking for an enthusiastic biologist with experience in biological resources field surveys and technical report writing. The position requires proficiency in task management, including data collection, data management, and technical writing. Candidates will have relevant skills and ideally experience preparing cost estimates and technical approaches for related work.

**Responsibilities:**

- Conduct wildlife field surveys in a variety of climates and ecological regions with a focus in the Eastern and Central U.S. May involve extensive travel during the field season.
- Write technical reports and proposals.
- Review reports and proposals prepared by peers.
- Develop cost estimates for biological resource tasks for a range of projects.
- Work concurrently on several projects each at different phases.



**Requirements:**

- Expertise in conducting field surveys for wildlife both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to conduct avian surveys such as grassland bird surveys, winter raptor studies and/or point-count surveys.
- Experience in writing technical reports, describing baseline conditions, and analyzing impacts on protected species and their habitat.
- Experience writing proposals and estimating costs.
- Ability to research and interpret federal, state, and local regulations and potentially occurring species on a project-specific basis to assess project permitting feasibility and requirements.
- Knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulations pertaining to wildlife and plants.
- Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field.
- Willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions and often miles from a vehicle. Physical challenges typically encountered may include off-trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions, and biological hazards (animals and plants).
- Experience with environmental impact analysis related to energy and land management projects; biological resources mitigation, design, and monitoring; and construction monitoring.
- Safety conscience and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards.
- Data management and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
- Able to work with and communicate with a diverse group of co-workers and clients to provide high quality and efficient work products.
- A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required for this position.
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record without restrictions.



**Education, Experience, and Qualifications:**

- Bachelor's degree in natural sciences.
- 5-8 years of experience.
- A strong background of coursework and/or experience in a natural science (e.g., birds, botany, ecology) and field data collection.
- Demonstrated ability to identify birds and other wildlife by sight and sound.
- Ability to identify and describe vegetation and habitat quality as it relates to certain species.
- Demonstrated ability to perform data analyses, compile data, and write technical documents.
- Demonstrated ability to use and create spreadsheets or databases to summarize data and create tables.
- Comfortable with mobile technology (e.g., cell phone, tablet) for electronic data collection.



**Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:**

- Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoyment of working outdoors.
- Ability to identify rare plants and noxious weeds.
- Ability to effectively communicate with regulatory agencies and clients.



**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 as well as project requirements.**

**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 employees21, 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.

Explore our open positions at https: //www.tetratech.com/careers Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

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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. **A Pre-employment drug screen in compliance with state regulations is required.**

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.

Please no phone calls or agencies.

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- Organization: 194 CES



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