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  • Wildlife Fatality Monitoring Biologist

    Guest Carlyle Meekins
    • Employer: BOW Renewables
      Location: Bloomington, Illinois
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Wildlife Technician Position - Bloomington, IL                                                                         


    Job Title: Wildlife Monitoring Technician - This position requires an individual who enjoys working in the outdoors, is self-sufficient in remote, often inclement conditions, can work independent, and is able to communicate effectively. 


    Summary: Primary responsibility will be to perform wildlife mortality monitoring surveys on an operational wind energy facility in McLean County, IL. 


    Compensation starts at $17.00/hr



    ·       Walk approximately 3-5 miles of open ground within approximately 6-8 hours

    ·       Must be able to begin work on site near sunrise (predetermined daily meeting time).

    ·       Use of digital data collection to document field conditions and collect data

    ·       Daily completion of datasheets (complete, neat, and submitted daily)

    ·       Collection of bird and bat carcasses

    ·       Use of equipment such as a compass, laser rangefinder & GPS

    ·       Working independently with limited direct supervision

    ·       Frequent bending and kneeling when collecting carcasses

    ·       Some manual labor, including preparation, construction and maintenance of study plots

    ·       Daily interaction with wind farm personnel and landowners

    ·       Frequent communication via phone and email

    ·       Frequent communication with supervisor


    The Job:

    ·       Field location is near Bloomington, IL.

    ·       Positions are temporary and part time

    §  Extends from March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023, with paid training beginning immediately

    ·       2 (7-8 hour) days every-other week with limited additional work as needed; then frequency will increase to every week starting August 1 through February 28, 2023

    §  Daily start may vary due to weather or site conditions

    §  Individual days of work on a given week can vary

    §  Work outdoors in all weather conditions (except per site safety requirements)

    ·       Housing and travel cost is not provided (onsite travel costs/mileage is reimbursed)

    ·       Appropriate dress is required. Boots and long pants are mandatory (no sleeveless shirts). Company provides all required safety gear (e.g., hard hat, reflective vest etc.)

    ·       Must have a working cell phone. Cell phones are used for required daily communication


    Minimum Qualifications:

    ·       Must have dependable transportation to and from work site

    ·       Must be personable, punctual, and flexible

    ·       Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a cell phone with texting capabilities

    ·       Must have regular access to internet for email

    ·       Must be able follow directions - following procedures and protocol is a critical part of this position

    ·       Must be detail oriented; proper data collection is crucial

    ·       Willing to learn new skills

    ·       Strong work ethic is important

    ·       Good written and verbal communication skills

    ·       Working knowledge of navigating with a compass is a plus

    ·       Able to work alone while maintaining focus in an outdoor work environment

    ·       Must maintain a good attitude/focus while working in bad weather under difficult conditions

    ·       Will do work that requires a committed effort and high level of motivation and focus

    ·       Able to tolerate working in inclement weather conditions such as heavy precipitation, high winds, prolonged exposure to intense sunlight, and hot, cold, and sometimes high humidity is common



    Email resume to carlyle.meekins@bowrenewables.com

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