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    Guest AJ Eatmon
    • Employer: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
      Location: Southwest, WY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/05/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a temporary Biological Field Technicians.  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
    • Extensive opportunities for growth and development within WEST, including field-based opportunities across the US and the ability to develop your own career pathway toward a permanent position at WEST
    • Safe and happy working environment
       

    Job Summary:

    Primary responsibility of this position is:

    • Conducting fixed-point bird use surveys for a proposed wind energy facility through the spring and fall migration seasons (March – October), with potential for year-round survey work.
    • Assisting with other surveys as needed including surveys for raptor nests, bat acoustic surveys, lek counts, and targeted surveys for wildlife species of concern
    • The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:
    • An experienced birder with demonstrated experience identifying western bird species by sight and sound, with exceptionally strong eagle and raptor identification skills.
    • Prior experience conducting point counts, raptor nest surveys, grouse lek surveys, habitat assessments, or surveys for plant and animal species of concern is a plus.
    • Prior experience working independently in remote, rugged terrain in mud and snow conditions.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to complete datasheets accurately and submit data timely and regularly.
    • A demonstrated record of safety and good decision-making skills working in remote environments.
    • Experience with ATV/UTV and trailering is highly preferred.

     

    Compensation: $17-20/hr DOE
    Start date: March 2022
    End date: October 2022 with the possibility of an extension
    Location: Southwest Wyoming
    Housing: Not provided. Candidate will need to secure their own housing in Rock Springs or Green River, Wyoming.
    Additional details: Project is located in remote southwest Wyoming within one hour of the towns of Rock Springs and Green River. The area provides numerous recreational opportunities within and around the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Work schedule will be variable and highly flexible, and expected to average at least 30 hours per week. Overtime may be required to complete surveys, particularly if weather delays occur.

     

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

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred, enthusiastic applicants with relevant field experience also considered
    • Must follow all WEST safety protocols and conduct field work with safety as top priority
    • Ability to use, care for and maintain field equipment including work vehicle
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and interact positively with project manager, field supervisor, landowners, and other technicians
    • Ability to adhere to survey schedules, with some surveys beginning before sunrise
    • Ability to stay focused for long periods of time
    • Ability to provide your own high quality binoculars for surveys
    • Flexibility to work variable days and times including some weekend work, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in challenging conditions

     

    Physical Requirements:

    • Applicants must be in good physical condition, able stand or walk for up to 12 hours per day and carry up to 30 lbs. over uneven terrain
    • Surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and environmental 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. 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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