Seasonal Biologist

Nexus Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Elko/Reno, Nevada

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $22-36/hour (Overtime Eligible)
Deadline Jun 23, 2023


Nexus Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Nexus) is a natural resources consulting firm specializing in state and federal permitting. Our team of scientists and other specialists routinely complete baseline characterization, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, mitigation, and compliance projects for geothermal, mining, non-profit, ranching, solar, and governmental clients within Nevada and other western states. 

Position Announcement

Nexus Environmental Consultants is seeking a Seasonal Biologist for work in northern Nevada. Duties would include but not be limited to conducting biological surveys (birds, mammals, reptiles, and others) and vegetation surveys (community mapping, noxious weeds, invasive species, and sensitive plants, and water surveys (sampling for water quality, quantity, and flow). Other tasks may be included based on workload.

This is a temporary position, overtime-eligible with a term from approximately June 1 through September 31, 2023. This position is for on-call biological work but is anticipated to be approximately 20-40 hours a week for the term of employment. The successful applicant will function as a member of the existing biological team at Nexus.

Work Duties

  • Survey for terrestrial wildlife including but not limited to: pygmy rabbits, western burrowing owl, migratory birds, raptors, springsnails, small mammals, acoustic bat surveys, lek surveys, etc.
  • Survey for vegetation species, including but not limited to: vegetation community mapping, noxious weed surveys, inventories and mapping, sensitive plant surveys, etc.
  • Survey for water resources, including but not limited to: collecting water quality samples, measuring seep and stream flow, documenting field parameters, and recording field conditions.
  • Provide technical assistance on report preparation using survey findings.
  • Provide technical assistance on technical biological resource report preparation in support of NEPA analysis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or related field required. Post graduate degree in biology, ecology, or related field a plus, but not required.
  • Experience in the western United States conducting similar work required.
  • Travel up to 75% required, camping may be required.
  • Ability to work in remote, rural conditions.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Ability to hike for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Attention to detail and note taking.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to safety and Nexus safety protocols and standards.
  • Technical writing experience a plus.
  • Plant identification skills a plus.

If qualified, please submit a resume to info@nexus-env.com.


If qualified, please submit a resume to info@nexus-env.com.

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Category Botany, Ecology, Hydrology, Wildlife
Tags Environmental Consulting, Ornithology, Herpetology