Desert Ecologist, Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc.

Henderson, Nevada

Organization: Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc.

Duties: Ecologists work individually or with a team of natural resource specialists and biometricians to:

  • Manage various natural resource studies and projects
  • Develop study designs
  • Oversee staff and maintain project schedules
  • Train field staff in conducting natural resource studies
  • Prepare field study reports
  • Develop project budgets and proposals
  • Coordinate with client and agency staff
  • Provide critical review of reports and guidance to other WEST staff
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of junior level biologists
  • Market WEST’s capabilities and obtain contracts with various industry and government organizations.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree or higher in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree is required. Demonstration of ability to work on biological field studies is needed. A graduate degree in a wildlife-related field, as well as a minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in environmental consulting are desired. Preferably the successful candidate possesses previous project management experience, including previous marketing, budgeting, and proposal writing experience, professional scientific experience, and a track record of effectively working with the natural resource agencies on wildlife-related issues in southern California and/or Nevada. Desert tortoise ecology is a key area of technical expertise sought, but experience with other desert flora and fauna is beneficial. See additional desired qualifications/requirements on the job announcement.


  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • See additional benefits on the job announcement

Link to more information: Job announcement on the WEST website