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Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are seeking two Wildlife Field Technicians working as an avian and bat fatality monitor near Lexington, Oregon. Field work for one position includes working on average 35 hours per week in spring, summer and fall seasons (March-November) with occasional overtime and working approximately 80 hours per month in the winter season (December-February), over the course of two full years (2022-2024).
The second position includes on average 30 hours per week in fall, spring, and summer seasons (March-November), with occasional overtime, over the course of two years (September 2022 - August 2024); with no hours budgeted during the winter season (December-February).
The primary responsibilities of both positions are to implement a post-construction fatality monitoring program at an operational wind facility. The program is inclusive of fatality searches and carcass persistence trials, adhering to standardized protocols as trained, working with a field crew, and keeping detailed data.
The field work begins early September 2022 and continues through August 2024. Fatality monitoring applicants must be willing to commit to four full field days a week, including travel to and from the field location. The technicians will be responsible for their own housing throughout the study period.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and range from $20-$25/hour.
Candidates who have previous field experience with birds and/or bats are preferred.
Candidates must be able to walk for extend periods of time and be able to effectively handle exposure to weather extremes and interaction with bird and bat carcasses.
Field technicians may work independently or in small crews and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with each other, offsite Tetra Tech supervisors, and site management teams.
Technicians will be required to follow all wind facility-specific and Tetra Tech safety protocols and will be expected to provide their own suitable footwear (reinforced-toed hiking boots) and weather appropriate field gear.
Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology or equivalent degree preferred.
Must be able to identify eagles and other raptors.
Good bird and/or bat identification skills for species in the region.
Prior field experience.
Individuals currently seeking degree and/or other enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply.
Must be able to work independently and with others, and interact positively with project managers, clients, and landowners.
Experience with 4x4 vehicles, valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Skilled use of topographic maps, GPS units, and other field equipment.
Must be able to follow instructions from manager and collect precise and thorough data.
Must be able to work with electronic data collection protocols and data submission timing requirements; and
Must be skilled with communication, have the ability to maintain positive attitude and to accept guidance and constructive criticism.
Travel time to the field site will be compensated for up to 2 hours roundtrip.
Candidates residing within this distance are preferred, but not required.
The field study site is located near Lexington, Oregon, south of Hermiston and Pendleton.
A Pre-employment drug screen in compliance with state regulations is required.
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record without restrictions.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 35 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels.
Availability to work extended field rotations (sometimes 10-12 days at a time).
Salary commensurate with experience.
Salary Range: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour
At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities as well as project requirements.
About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.
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