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    Guest Justin Pitts
    • Employer: TRC Environmental Corporation
      Location: Portage, PA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/15/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Wildlife Monitoring Technician - This position requires an individual who enjoys working daily in the outdoors, is self-sufficient in remote, often inclement conditions, can work cooperatively with a variety of personalities, and is able to communicate effectively. 

    Primary responsibility will be to perform wildlife mortality monitoring surveys on an established wind farm site in central Pennsylvania.

    Responsibilities:

    • Walk approximately 3-5 miles of open ground within approximately 6-8 hours
    • Must be able to begin work on site near sunrise (predetermined daily meeting time). There will be a few delays before or during the season due to weather.
    • Daily completion of datasheets (complete, neat, and submitted daily)
    • Use of digital data collection to document field conditions and collect data
    • Collection of bird and bat carcasses
    • Use of equipment such as a compass, laser rangefinder & GPS
    • Will work in pairs with limited direct supervision
    • Frequent bending and kneeling when collecting carcasses
    • Some manual labor, including preparation, construction and maintenance of study plots
    • Daily interaction with wind farm personnel, co-workers, and landowners
    • Frequent communication via phone and email
    • Frequent communication with supervisor is required
    • Field location is near Portage, PA
    • Positions are temporary and part time
    • 3-4  (6-8 hour) days per week, including weekends
    • Daily start may vary due to weather or site conditions
    • Individual days of work on a given week vary and may include weekends
    • We work outdoors in all weather conditions (except per site safety requirements)
    • Housing and travel cost is not provided
    • Appropriate dress is required. Boots and long pants are mandatory (no sleeveless shirts)
    • Company provides all required safety gear (safety gear must be worn at all times on the site)
    • Must have a working cell phone. Cell phones are used for required daily communication. (you are not permitted to search while talking on the phone)
    • Weapons are NOT permitted on the work site

     Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology or related field is strongly preferred.
    • Must have dependable transportation to and from work site
    • Must be personable, punctual, and flexible
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a cell phone with texting capabilities
    • Must have regular access to internet for email
    • Must be able follow directions even if they seem to be inefficient- following procedures is a critical part of this position
    • Must be detail oriented; proper data collection is crucial
    • Willing to learn new skills
    • Must be willing to work on weekends
    • Strong work ethic is important
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Working knowledge of navigating with a compass is a plus
      • Able to work alone while maintaining focus in an outdoor work environment
      • Needs to be able to maintain a good attitude/focus while working in bad weather under difficult conditions
      • Will do work that requires a committed effort and high level of motivation and focus
    • Able to tolerate working in inclement weather conditions such as heavy precipitation, high winds, prolonged exposure to intense sunlight, and hot, cold, and sometimes high humidity is common

    Start Date: Week of March 21, 2022.

    TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at https://www.trccompanies.com.




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