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Field Biologist and Detection Dog Handler

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: California

Posting Date: 6 May 14

Closing Date: N/A

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in California and Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has created ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.


We currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Responsibilities include housing, caring for, and training program detection dogs; handling trained detection dogs on wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; managing project data; and preparing reports. The position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely, and potentially alone with the dog. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with a field team and with diverse personnel also are important.


Applicants should have a strong field background performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The ideal candidate will have experience managing detection dog field projects and training other dog handlers. Applicants with experience/expertise in bird identification are preferred.

Education: Degree in Wildlife Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field.

Hiring Location: Mojave Desert Region

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a growing company with an energetic, forward-thinking approach. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and an employee-focused work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, and a 401K with a generous employer match. More information about H. T. Harvey & Associates and our areas of expertise can be obtained at

Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to and reference “Detection Dog Handler” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210.
H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


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