Wildlife biology positions outreach

Nature’s Capital, LLC is a small business located in Boise, Idaho. Our mission is to assist clients throughout the Pacific Northwest in the maintenance and enhancement of natural capital assets found in biological and physical resources. We provide scientifically sound, high quality ecological inventory and assessment information and management recommendations founded in knowledge of ecosystem processes and functions. We are seeking to fill fulltime temporary positions in wildlife biology. Positions may be based in locations other than Boise.

Employees in wildlife biology positions will collect and summarize data on wildlife species populations and their habitats. Work activities will include, for example, broadcast surveys for nocturnal owls, surveys and assessments of habitat for management indicator species, breeding bird point counts, and surveys for terrestrial reptiles and mollusks. Duties may include recording, summarizing, and proofreading technical information; use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or GIS software; or interpreting spatial imagery or other technical map products. The position will require demonstrated experience in back country travel; experience in use of basic tools such as a field compass, topographic maps, clinometer, altimeter, and global positioning systems; and operation of motor vehicles on unimproved roadways. Duties may also include assisting with forest inventory or botanical survey projects.

Work activities require ability to walk for several hours (carrying a backpack with field and personal equipment) in rugged terrain and work in inclement weather conditions. Work schedules may require occasional to frequent overnight travel and primitive camping in remote locations. Subsidized housing may be provide for projects based in locations other than Boise.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants will be considered for Wildlife Biologist or Wildlife Technician positions based on combined education or experience summarized as follows:




Wildlife Technician

Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, zoology, or related field

A combination of coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree and field experience

Wildlife Biologist

One year of coursework leading to a graduate degree in wildlife biology, zoology, or related field

Several seasons of field experience or a combination of field experience and coursework leading to a graduate degree

Previous work experience should demonstrate knowledge of a regional fauna and ability to complete tasks outlined in the position description (for example, experience applying a broadcast survey protocol, breeding bird point count protocol, telemetry studies, or conducting terrestrial mollusk surveys). Back country experience must be documented either through work history or recreational activities such as hiking, skiing or mountaineering. Current certification in standard first aid is required (more advanced certification, for example, Wilderness First Responder, is preferred). Applicants must have normal hearing and vision.

To apply for a wildlife biology position, please send a current resume as an email attachment to srust@naturescap.com. Include the job title in the subject line. Please provide contact information for individuals with knowledge of your experience and capabilities. Candidates for the position should make contact as soon as possible. Hiring decisions will begin immediately. Nature’s Capital, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive.


Steven K. Rust

Nature’s Capital, LLC

PO Box 8662

Boise, ID 83707