Senior Biologist

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/8/2022 6:13 PM)
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NV5 is looking for a full time Senior Biologist position based in Albuquerque, NM. New Mexico is a biologically and culturally diverse state in the Southwestern United States with a rich history and expansive areas of public lands in natural, rural settings. The natural resources work conducted by NV5 provides opportunities to work in a variety of geographic and habitat settings.


We conduct projects across the entire state so the qualified candidate will lead projects occurring in a diversity of habitats: mountains to deserts, woodlands and forests to open grasslands and shrublands, and wetlands and riparian as well. As a large company, there is potential to network and support projects from other natural resource programs across the US.


At NV5, the driven candidate will find excellent opportunities to integrate their skills into the team and develop additional capabilities to advance their career.


The successful candidate will manage the biological studies portion of the Albuquerque office. The general scope of work would include, but not limited to, project management activities, general vegetation and wildlife studies, protocol surveys for threatened and endangered species, and wetland determinations and delineations. Specific responsibilities would include but are not limited to: 

  • Managing biological projects
  • Leading and supporting the development of project proposals
  • Developing schedules and work plans for the completion of biological field studies
  • Completing biological field surveys and managing field crews
  • Compiling field data and subsequently preparing reports on the findings of surveys
  • Coordination with federal and state resource agencies
  • Communication with clients and team members to successfully complete projects
  • Presentations to the general public concerning the biological consequences of project actions through environmental documents such as Biological Evaluations


  • Preferred Master of Science degree in botany, zoology or related field.  BS candidates with documentable field expertise will be considered
  • Minimum three years (preferred 5+ years) of field related experience in the southwestern United States
  • Preferred ability to identify flora and fauna in the southwestern United States
  • Preferred wetland delineation certification
  • Experience using GPS units and GIS software such as ArcGIS and Google Earth
  • Ability to multitask across several concurrent projects and tasks
  • Ability to organize data/information
  • Ability to schedule and supervise field personnel
  • Ability to interact with clients and agency personnel, and maintain a positive attitude under difficult circumstances
  • Ability to meet deadlines within budgets
  • Familiarity with the Endangered Species Act, and other federal and state natural resources laws
  • Familiarity with completing environmental documents such as Biological Evaluations
  • Excellent writing skills

Field Requirements

  • Frequent day and overnight trips to complete field work
  • Ability to walk 10 plus miles per day in hot or cold temperature, and windy/dusty conditions
  • Ability to carry field equipment, use a shovel, transverse difficult terrain.
  • Ability to drive long distances (up to 10 hours) in a day
  • Ability to drive in 4x4 (4WD) situations

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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