Wildlife Biologist Resource Assistant – ONSITE – Helena-Lewis and Clark NF

Start/End Dates: February 5, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance provided on request

Application Due: October 31, 2023 

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

* A personal vehicle required

Please Apply Here

Position Description: 

Wildlife Biologist duties, including assisting with field work (sampling, monitoring) and project NEPA analysis.


  • Sampling and monitoring wildlife habitats. 
  • Assisting with project analyzes consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  •  Assisting with habitat restoration.
  • Working with other resource specialists across a variety of projects. 
  • Assisting with data syntheses and data entry


  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team 
  • Has enthusiasm for working outside, sometimes independently, in all weather conditions
  • Experience in the field driving 4x4s, hiking in mountainous terrain, wading in variable stream conditions and working independently at times
  • Organizational skills are critical. Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and preferably GIS.
  • Strong written and verbal skills and ability to deal with diverse groups representing a variety of viewpoints
  • Ability to independently gain knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies. 
  • Positive attitude, commitment to the position, openness to challenges exploring new things, working with partners and as part of a team are desirable.

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

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EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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