Calista Corporation Biologist in Gila Bend, Arizona


The Biologist will monitor the base population of Sonoran Pronghorn and other wildlife on a daily basis. This position will monitor wildlife activity to ensure the safety of personnel and wildlife.


  • Perform Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) surveys and analysis

  • Work under the direction of the Lead Biologist

  • Daily work schedule will vary and be determined by sunrise times

  • Conduct wildlife hazard inspection of property

  • Coordinate mitigation of wildlife activity in the primary airfield activity zones and surrounding areas

  • Perform safe non-invasive wildlife removal activity to remove wildlife from aircraft movement areas

  • Work with other base agencies to manage wildlife protection and mitigation programs

  • Maintain required records and supporting documentation pertaining to wildlife management activities

  • Follow direction of Lead Biologist for project development instructions and participation

  • Maintain wildlife management database

  • This position requires carrying a supply pack weighing up to 35 pounds. Hiking of rugged / mountainous terrain, exposure to extreme environmental conditions, and exposure to poisonous organisms

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities. This position has the authority to carry out assigned duties and tasks.

Job Requirements:


  • Intermediate computer skills specifically using Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn additional computer skills or software programs.

  • Ability to enter data accurately into databases.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Strong observation and research abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff.

  • Must be trustworthy – will routinely work independently and must be able to stay on task and complete assignments with little to no supervision.

  • Effective oral and technical written communication skills to effectively and clearly communicate complex information to others as well as to present information in front of a group.

  • Ability to use general office equipment such as fax, phone, copier, etc.

  • Ability to follow a process.

  • Strong professional customer service skills, including active listening, prompt service and follow-up.

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to evaluate data and consider decision impact across multiple areas.

  • Strong decision analysis and problem solving skills; ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions. Must be able to communicate issues to management and regulatory agencies.

  • Ability to learn and understand corporate policies and procedures and how they relate to Chiulista’s goals.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, detect unobvious facts and issues, and exercise resourcefulness in resolving problems.

  • Ability to multi-task.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Zoology, Ecology or related field

  • A minimum of one year field research experience

  • Must have valid Arizona driver license or the ability to obtain one

  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance


Chiulista fosters a fast paced multi-tasking customer service oriented environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. Adaptability regarding schedule and task changes is necessary to accommodate changing priorities. Overtime may be required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

PHYSICAL FREQUENTLY: Sitting, bending over, crawling, climbing, reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, balancing, pushing or pulling, CONTINUOUSLY: Standing, walking, talking, repetitive use of legs, hands and arms.lifting 10lbs. or less, 11 to 25 lbs., and 26, to 50 lbs., carrying 10 lbs. or less, 11 to 25 lbs., 26 lbs. to 60 lbs., eye/hand coordination.

VISUAL FREQUENTLY: Distance and color vision, peripheral vison, ability to adjust focus. CONTINUOUSLY: Depth perception.

MENTAL FREQUENTLY: Discriminating colors. CONTINUOUSLY: Analytically thinking, communication, effective verbal and written communication, handling stress & emotion.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTINUOUSLY: Working alone and with others. FREQUENTLY: Exposed to outside hot, cold and humid temperatures, biological, sharp objects/tools, other * this position will be exposed to extreme environmental elements frequently; poisonous plants and organisms, high places/high heights, constricted spaces (underground), dirty (soil), gases, oil, mud, moving mechanical parts.


Additionally, Chiulista’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship or other protected status. When applicable, Chiulista’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.


It is Chiulista’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Others duties may be assigned.

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