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    Guest AJ Eatmon
    • Employer: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
      Location: various counites, Iowa
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size environmental consulting firm, is looking for a temporary full time Biological Field Technician to help investigate the impact of wind turbines on bats and birds at operational wind facilities throughout Iowa, starting March 2022 through November 15, 2022. 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.

    Due to stringent client requirements and WEST's commitment to provide a safe and healthy work environment for everyone, all prospective hires will be required to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date. As an exception, employees may also request a Medical or Religious exemption from the vaccine requirement and the request must be supported by a doctor for a medical exemption or by a statement from the employee outlining a sincerely held belief to qualify for a religious exemption.

    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 Summary:
    Biological field technicians will conduct standardized searches beneath wind turbines to locate and document bird and bat carcasses. Successful candidates must be able to follow field and data collection protocols, work well both independently and with others, and live and work in a rural setting. Training will be provided on bird/bat identification and field data collection. An average work week may include 30-40 hours for full-time employees, though there may be weeks requiring shorter or longer hours, depending on the project and seasonal workloads. Travel between sites will be required; personal vehicle use will be reimbursed for mileage or a field vehicle will be provided if needed. Successful candidates will work independently, but within a larger team of field technicians, gaining hands on field experience collecting scientific data used to assess the impacts of wind turbines on birds and bats across Iowa. Apply now to join our team of nationally recognized avian and bat biologists as a biological field technician!


    Responsibilities include: 

    • Conduct field work while adhering to WEST and client field safety requirements.
    • Conduct standardized fatality searches and follow data collection protocol
    • Collect data for standardized protocols to measure sources of bias in fatality surveys
    • Potential opportunities to conduct additional biological surveys

     

    Compensation: $15.00 – 17.00 per hour, DOE
    Start date: March 2022
    End date: November 15, 2022
    Location: Pocahontas and Plymouth Counties, Iowa
    Housing: Housing will be provided in Pocahontas Iowa
    Additional details: A vehicle can be provided for work purposes if needed

    This a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of all the duties that may be associated with this position.

    Requirements/Skill preference:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred; undergraduates or other enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply
    • Candidates with field experience at regional wind projects will be given preference
    • Experience with macro-photography, skilled use of computers, tablet data collection, GPS units, compass, and other field equipment is preferred
    • Experience using field guides/keys for identification is preferred, especially for bird and bat identification within the Central Flyway
    • Candidates must be organized, and able to collect and manage data, including implementing quality control measures
    • Must be able to work independently and interact professionally and respectfully with project managers, biologists, technicians, clients, and landowners
    • Job requires the person filling this position to be able to appear for work on time; start times can often start as early as sunrise

    Physical Requirements:

    • Applicants must be in good physical condition, as surveys will require walking for entire shifts in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme
    • Technicians must be equipped with and provide own suitable safety toed footwear (steel or composite-toe), binoculars, clothing, water bottles, etc.

    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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