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    • Employer: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
      Location: Amarillo, TX
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium-size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a temporary, full-time, Biological Field Technician. 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. 


    Key Details:

    • Compensation: $16 – $20/ hour, with overtime pay and accrued sick pay
    • Housing: $600 monthly stipend with relocation
    • Start Date: August 2023
    • End Date: July 2024
    • Location: Amarillo, Texas or Pampa, Texas
    • Additional Details: WEST will provide a GPS unit, field vehicle, company credit card and field equipment specific to the work. Field Technicians must be equipped with professional-grade binoculars, suitable footwear (rugged hiking boots), and appropriate clothing.


    Job Description:

    Primary duties involve:

    • Avian surveys for small and large birds, with a heavy emphasis on eagle species.
    • Bat acoustic detector management.
    • Conducting fieldwork in a remote location.
    • Travel on county and primitive roads within and around the project area, field navigation, and observing and recording avian activity.
    • Work schedule will likely include 8-12 hour days.
    • Field conditions will include a range of extreme high and low temperatures, varying high wind speeds and uneven terrain. Candidate must be comfortable with hazards typical of the environment (sharp vegetation, driving a four-wheel drive vehicle, dust, extreme heat and cold).


    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.



    Candidates must be capable of:

    • identifying small and large birds, by sight and sound,
    • identifying large birds, with an emphasis on bald and golden eagles,
    • recording data efficiently, clearly and correctly,
    • following study and safety protocols,
    • maintaining an independent schedule, and,
    • trouble-shooting problems while in the field.
    • Previous experience conducting avian surveys is required.
    • Candidates should be able to interact positively and professionally with project manager, field supervisor, landowners, and other field biologists.
    • Employee must be a self-starter, maintain focus for long periods, follow instructions from supervisors, maintain positive attitude, and accept guidance and constructive criticism.
    • Consistent and open communication with the team is imperative.
    • Sound judgement is required when working in environmental conditions that include rain, wind, mud, extreme temperatures and wildlife.
    • Candidates may encounter snakes, insects, and other wildlife.
    • Proficient use of mapping software, compass, distance gauging techniques and equipment, and other field methods required.


    Physical Requirements:

    • Applicants must be in good physical condition, as surveys will require long periods of standing and be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be vary.


    After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check, drug screening, 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. 


    WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and 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.




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