Biological Technician - Seasonal (22131)

Date Posted: 6/01/22 Job Description:

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is a leading national environmental consulting firm specializing in water resource issues, soil and groundwater remediation, strategic environmental engineering/management, and regulatory compliance solutions. We currently have an excellent opportunity available in the Chicago, IL, area for a full-time, seasonal biological technician. This position will begin in July and extend through September and possibly into October. It will involve a combination of field and lab work as well as travel throughout the Midwest. Candidates must have:

  • A high school diploma or GED; it is preferred that applicant is pursuing or has obtained a BS degree;
  • A valid driver’s license;
  • The ability to collect and tabulate biological data and maintain records;
  • The ability to demonstrate good work habits, which includes exhibiting initiative, being efficient and dependable;
  • The ability to follow directions;
  • The ability to travel throughout the state and Midwest, working flexible hours in the field with night and weekend hours required occasionally;
  • The ability to work in a team environment, and
  • Knowledge regarding sorting/processing of biological samples is also preferred, but not required.

Duties to include assisting senior staff with adult fish and bioassay field sampling programs in the Midwest; processing of adult and larval fish samples in the laboratory; and entry of biological data into spreadsheets or Access databases.

Salary range for this position is $15/hour to $19/hour.

 Note:  While there has been a stay put on the Executive Order signed by President Biden requiring that all federal employees and federal contractor’s employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, EA is still requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As such, all prospective employees must submit proof of full COVID vaccination prior to their first day of employment with EA. Prospective employees unable to comply with this mandate, will not be considered for employment.


EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is a 100% employee owned, public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 500 professionals through a network of 26 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 45 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources.

Why Join EA?

At EA, our core values are openness, prudence, balance, and challenge and we strive to improve the quality of the environment in which we live, one project at a time. Our engineering team works cohesively across all of EA’s service lines. Our professional, team-centric culture promotes collaboration and flexibility and allows employees to guide their own career development path. To that end, we provide training and coaching to support ongoing development for our project managers and consulting engineers.

We have a tremendous base of positive client relationships, working hand in hand every day with public works and operations managers in government and industry, supporting their efforts to improve their performance and achieve their business and organizational goals. This has resulted in a stable backlog of projects and opportunities for growth.

What We Offer

  • 401k with Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Competitive salary
  • Professional Development
  • A generous paid-time-off policy
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health coverage for you and your family through Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Tax advantages through flexible spending accounts to cover specific health-care and dependent costs
  • An employee wellness program

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.


Location: Deerfield,IL Employment Type: Temporary


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