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    • Employer: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
      Location: Van Wert, Ohio
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/15/2022
      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: $15–20/hour
    • Completion Bonus: $500
    • Housing: $500 / month 
    • Start Date: April 10
    • End Date: August 2022
    • Location: Van Wert, Ohio
    • Additional Details: Scopes and other field equipment will be provided by WEST. Field technicians must be equipped with professional-grade binoculars, suitable footwear (rugged hiking boots), and appropriate clothing.

     

    Job Description:

    • The primary duty involves conducting:
    • Nest monitoring and surveys for raptors
    • The job will consist of up to 8-10 hour days, 5 days a week.
    • Field conditions will include a range of extreme high and low temperatures and varying high wind speeds.

     

    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.

     

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred
    • Candidates must be capable of identifying birds, recording data correctly, following study and safety protocols, keeping on schedule, and trouble-shooting problems in the field.
    • Previous experience conducting avian and raptor surveys is required.
    • Precise and thorough data collection is essential
    • Candidates should be able to interact positively and professionally with project manager, field lead, site manager, landowners, and other technicians.
    • Employee must be able to appear for work on time (surveys often begin as early as sunrise), maintain focus for long periods of time, follow instructions from the team leader, maintain positive attitude, and accept guidance and constructive criticism.
    • Consistent communication with the team is imperative.
    • Environmental conditions include working in rain, wind, mud, and very cold or hot temperatures.
    • Candidates may encounter snakes, insects, and other wildlife.
    • Proficient use of aerial and topographic maps, compass, GPS units, and other field equipment required.

     

    Physical Requirements:

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

     

    WEST is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for everyone and highly recommends all prospective hires be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date. While WEST does not currently require vaccinations, please be aware that WEST has a mandatory vaccination policy in place should local, state or federal law require vaccinations. Additionally, WEST has certain clients that require all personnel to be vaccinated prior to working on their projects, so individuals will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to working on those projects.  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.

     

    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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