Biological Field Technician, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Prowers and Baca County, CO

Position Title: Biological Field Technician

Organization: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Location: Prowers and Baca County, CO

Organization Overview: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a full-time/temporary Biological Field Technician in Baca and Prowers counties, Colorado, to conduct avian use surveys. 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.

Position Overview: The successful candidate will be an independent self-motivated individual who is skilled in bird identification in shrub-steppe and grasslands 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.


  • Conduct avian use and other seasonal wildlife surveys.
  • Data collection including use of detailed paper datasheets and electronic data recorders.
  • Field work will entail long hours of standing and observing, sometimes in inclement conditions and driving/walking in varying terrain.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred.
  • Must be able to identify birds by sight and sound for species in the region.
  • 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.
  • 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 high quality binoculars (8×42 min size).
  • Follow all WEST safety protocols.

Start/End Dates: February 1

Salary/Pay: $18-$23 per hour, depends on experience

Application Deadline: February 1

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.