Biological Field Technician – TX – NF

Western EcoSystems Technology,Inc
Mirando City, Texas
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Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a part time, experienced Field Technician near Mirando City, Texas. 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. Description: WEST is seeking field technicians for wind-wildlife survey fieldwork near the Mirando City area, ideally based out of Laredo or Kingsville, TX. Qualified candidates will have strong bird and bat identification skills. The position is anticipated to start mid-August and will continue through mid-November, 2017. The primary job responsibility will be to monitor for bird and bat fatalities at an operational wind farm. Additionally, technicians will be expected to use compasses, GPS, range finders, and digital cameras (which will be provided by WEST). Technicians will be required to follow all safety protocols required by WEST and the wind energy facility. Training will be provided for all survey efforts. Successful candidates will be team players that will communicate effectively with supervisors in a timely manner, adhere to instructions, have excellent organizational skills, and the capability to conduct field surveys independently, effectively, and safely under sometimes difficult terrain and weather conditions. Start date: August 2017 End Date: November 2017 Compensation: DOE
Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife management, natural resources, or equivalent is preferred; however, current undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Previous experience conducting wildlife field surveys is highly desired. Must be able to work independently and interact professionally with project managers and clients. Must be able to follow protocols and be able to identify birds and bats within the region. Applicants should be in good physical shape, as surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce. Key Benefits: • Competitive salary • Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week) • Sep IRA (100% employer contributions) • Scheduling Flexibility Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; 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. 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. WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or 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. To Apply: Click “Apply Now” (or visit the WEST, Inc. Careers Page and select the job in which you are applying for). The application system allows for only one attachment (.doc or .pdf file) so combine the following prior to uploading: 1. Cover letter convincing the hiring manager why they should interview you 2. Resume which includes education, current and prior employment (with dates, address and phone number for each employer) 3. Three professional references (preferably those that have supervised you in the past) with phone numbers and email addresses
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