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Biological Field Technician


Western EcoSystems Technology,Inc


Casper, WY


United States

Last Date to Apply:

30 Oct 2017


Biological Field Technician – WY – LM
Agency Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc
Location Casper, WY Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions Salary DOE
Last Date to Apply 10/31/2017
Website http://west-inc.com
Description Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a part time, experienced Field Technician near Casper, Wyoming. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.


Description: WEST has an opening for a biological field technician near Casper, Wyoming. The primary responsibilities of this position are to complete mortality surveys and conduct golden eagle observations and curtail turbines at an operational wind facility. Duties include following survey protocols to collect use data, map flight paths, and describe behaviors. Candidates must have previous raptor observation experience, eagle specific preferred. Technician must be able to walk over rough terrain for extend periods of time. Technician may work independently or in small crews and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with site management and WEST supervisors. Technicians will be required to follow all safety protocols for WEST and clients. Work vehicles and field equipment will be provided by WEST; however, field technicians must be equipped with and provide own suitable footwear (rugged hiking boot), clothing, and binoculars. The position is guaranteed for six month (Oct 2017 – March 2018). Work days will include weekends and holidays.


Start date: October 2017 End Date: March 2018


Compensation: DOE Workload: 40 hours per week


Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree preferred. Undergraduates, individuals currently seeking degree, and other enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply. Good bird identification skills for species in the region, specifically raptors, are required. Must demonstrate prior field experience; must be able to work independently and interact positively with project managers, clients, landowners, and others. Applicants must be able to cope with winter temperatures as conditions can be extreme. Experience with 4x4 vehicles is required. Skilled use of topographic maps, GPS units, and other field equipment, is required. Job requires the candidate to be able to appear for work on time; to observe for long periods of time; walk over rough terrain on a regular basis; to follow instructions from manager and team leader; to interact effectively with coworkers and clients; to maintain positive attitude; and to accept guidance and constructive criticism. Precise and thorough data collection is essential.


Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce. Key Benefits: • Competitive salary • Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week) • Sep IRA (100% employer contributions) • Scheduling Flexibility Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required. Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements. This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position. WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.


To Apply: Click “Apply Now” (or visit the WEST, Inc. Careers Page and select the job in which you are applying for). The application system allows for only one attachment (.doc or .pdf file) so combine the following prior to uploading: 1. Cover letter convincing the hiring manager why they should interview you 2. Resume which includes education, current and prior employment (with dates, address and phone number for each employer) 3. Three professional references (preferably those that have supervised you in the past) with phone numbers and email addresses Contact Person Human Resources Contact Phone 3076341756 Contact eMail humanresources@west-inc.com