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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
JOB #R2202265

Senior Biologist Utah

Wildlife Biologist


We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are enthusiastic about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow. If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging, and collaborative environment, and would like to collaborate with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.

Job Description

ICF is seeking a Wildlife Biologist in Utah to be responsible for conducting wildlife surveys including raptor and eagle use surveys, avian point counts, greater sage-grouse lek surveys, and ground-based habitat surveys at proposed renewable energy sites. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Technicians must be able to confidently identify Great Basin avian species by sight and sound. Prior experience conducting raptor and eagle surveys is preferred. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass and be able to operate four-wheel drive vehicles. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. However, while field work will be conducted independently, all work will be conducted as part of larger team effort and excellent communication skills and an ability to cooperate in a team are equally important qualities.

What You Will Do

  • Raptor and Eagle Use Surveys.

  • Ground Nest Surveys.

  • Avian Point Counts.

  • Greater Sage-grouse Lek Surveys.

  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.

  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.


  • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.

  • 3+ years of related experience

  • Must be proficient in navigation using maps, iPads, and GPS.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check and be able to operate four-wheel drive vehicles.

  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception.

  • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.

  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for extended periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of Great Basin and Rocky Mountain wildlife and plant species.

  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.

  • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.

  • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts.

  • Experience with wetland delineations and/or vegetation surveys.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and enthusiastic individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are enthusiastic about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Utah Remote Office (UT99)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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