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  • Biological Field Technician - Burrowing Owl Surveys - (811)

    • Employer: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
      Location: Casper, WY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/01/2022
      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 part-time/temporary Biological Field Technician in Casper, Wyoming.


    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.


    Job Summary:

    The successful candidate will be an independent self-motivated individual who is skilled in bird identification and has previous experience conducting avian use surveys. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in various (extreme) weather conditions and terrains and have a passion for the outdoors.


    Key Benefits/Details:

    • Compensation:$18-20/ hour
    • Housing: $500/ month reimbursement provided
    • Start Date: Immediately
    • End Date: July 31, 2022
    • Location: Casper, WY
    • Hours: 30-40 hours/ week


    Responsibilities include:

    • Conduct field surveys for swift fox, burrowing owl, long-billed curlew, mountain plover, and upland sandpiper
    • Use of a 4wd pickup and ATV
    • Data collection will include use of detailed paper datasheets and GPS
    • Field work will entail long hours of standing and observing, sometimes in inclement conditions and walking in varying terrain


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



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred
    • Must be able to identify target birds by sight and sound
    • Previous experience on biological field studies and/or prior field experience preferred
    • Skilled use of topographic maps, compass, GPS units, and other field equipment is required
    • Applicants must be in good physical shape, as surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme
    • Experience operating an ATV required. ATV certification preferred.
    • Must be able to maintain equipment
    • Must be able to work independently and interact professionally and respectfully with project managers, clients, landowners, and other technicians
    • Technician must be equipped with and provide own suitable footwear (rugged hiking boots, etc.), clothing, and binoculars
    • Follow all WEST safety protocols


    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. Please contact us if you have any questions related to the requirement and/or exemptions.


    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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