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    • Employer: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
      Location: Chowan and Perquimas County, NC
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 07/01/2021
      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 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 Benefits:

    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week)
    • Sep IRA (100% employer contributions)

    Join WEST and you will discover and enjoy:

    • Family friendly environment
    • Diverse workforce and DE&I efforts
    • Great work/life balance
    • Flexible and Casual work culture
    • Professional growth opportunity
    • Safe and happy working environment

    Job Description: 

    WEST, Inc. has one opening for an Avian Biological Field Technician beginning in June 2021 and continuing through January 2022.

    Primary duties include:

    • Conducting bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) point count surveys near Edenton, North Carolina.
    • In addition to species identification, the surveyor will record detailed records of each observation including behavior, distance, flight heights and flight paths.

    Additional duties include:

    • Conducting one season of carcasses persistence trials near Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
    • Record persistence rates of trial carcasses starting mid to late June and continue monitoring carcasses once per week out to 56 days.
    • Anticipated ~ 15 hours a week to conduct this study.

    This project is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to get their foot in the door with an environmental consulting firm that has an excellent reputation.

    Compensation: $16-20 per hour
    Start date: June 2021
    End date: January 2022
    Location: Chowan and Perquimas County, NC
    Housing: No housing stipend is provide. Applicants that live within 1.5 hours of the Edenton area will be given preference.
    Additional details: Mileage reimbursement will be provided if personal vehicle is used, otherwise a rental vehicle will be provided.

    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.


    • BS degree in wildlife biology (or similar study) and formal Ornithology class is preferred but not a prerequisite.
    • Sufficient and demonstrable experience with raptor identification and be able to identify in-flight eagles and other raptors.
    • Applicants with prior experience identifying in-flight raptors and conducting avian point count surveys will be given preference.
    • Applicants must be able to adapt to various weather conditions including high winds and extreme temperatures.
    • Work will be independent but applicant must be able to positively interact with project managers, clients, and landowners. Must have excellent observation skills and work ethic.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Applicants must be in good physical condition, as surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme.

    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.  

    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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