Turnstone is a small, locally owned environmental consulting firm. We help our clients protect and manage shared natural resources with solutions that are practical, forward thinking, and built on a foundation of good science. We are passionate, motivated, and team-oriented professionals who all started as seasonal field technicians ourselves and now strive to be leaders in the wildlife field.

Turnstone is currently hiring multiple surveyors to conduct surveys throughout Oregon for various species, including Strix owls and marbled murrelets in Western Oregon and goshawks and woodpeckers in Eastern Oregon. Positions may begin as soon as the candidate is available and run through late July or August. Training will be provided. Previous field experience is highly desirable but not required if the applicant has considerable personal experience with backcountry hiking and 4WD driving, and is very comfortable working alone in the woods, often in the dark and in inclement weather. A 4-year degree in wildlife biology or a closely related field is required for some positions.


  • Excellent time and data management/organization skills.
  • A consistent track record of working in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Proficiency using a compass, GPS and topographic map to navigate.
  • Excellent physical condition, with the ability to tackle the rigors of field work, comfortable hiking alone off-trail in steep and variable terrain and underbrush in the dark and/or in inclement weather.
  • Experience living and working in rural and remote field and office settings.
  • Working knowledge of western bird identification by sight and sound.
  • The ability and willingness to spend long hours in the field and work odd hours, including very early morning.
  • Ability to adapt to sudden changes in work schedules due to weather conditions, survey results, and other variables.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft suite (Access, Word, Excel), Garmin Basecamp software, manage digital data forms and cloud files, and general computer knowledge. Knowledge of the Avanza mobile app a plus.
  • Flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and comfortable working independently while living as part of a team.
  • A valid state-issued driver’s license with clean driving record and the ability to navigate forest roads of variable condition and operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle.
  • Applicants must have normal vision and hearing, with required proof (hearing screen results) to be submitted prior to the start of work.
  • Be comfortable hiking and working solo in the field on a daily basis during daylight and nighttime hours.
  • Be a flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and comfortable working independently while also being part of a larger team.
  • Working knowledge of western bird identification (or willingness to learn) by sight and sound.