Position Title: Biological Field Technician
Organization: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
Location: Casper, WY
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 the Casper WY area to conduct surveys at operational windfarms, with the potential to assist with other wildlife surveys in the area. 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: This position consists of conducting post construction surveys at operational windfarms for bird and bat fatalities. There is potential for the right candidate to assist with other wildlife studies including avian use, nest monitoring, lek surveys and other sensitive species surveys.
- Live and work in a remote field setting
- Work well both independently and with others
- Interact professionally with co-workers, supervisors and landowners
- Stay organized, follow field and data collection protocols, and manage data effectively.
- Work flexible hours, including some weekend and/or holidays to finish surveys. An average of 30 hours/week is expected, though there may be weeks requiring shorter or longer hours, depending on the project and seasonal workloads.
- Appear for work on time; start times are often as early as sunrise
- Travel between safely sites in a work or vehicle; mileage reimbursement will be provided in case of personal vehicle use
- Maintain a positive outlook while working in potentially extreme conditions
- Standardized fatality surveys
- Standardized protocols to measure sources of bias in fatality surveys
- Potential opportunities to conduct additional biological surveys
- Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred; Undergraduates or other enthusiastic workers are still encouraged to apply
- Previous field experience at wind projects is preferred
- Familiarity with GPS units, topographic maps, compass, and other field equipment is required
- The ability to identify birds of the region by sight and sound is preferred, though not required
- Must be in good physical condition, able to walk and/or stand for entire shifts in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme
- Must be able to provide suitable safety toed footwear (steel or composite-toe), quality binoculars, appropriate field clothing, water bottles, etc.
Start/End Dates: February 15- January 1, 2024
Salary/Pay: $17-$20/ hour, depends on experience
How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.