Biologist: Kansas

Agency
Stantec
Location
Overland Park, KS
Job Category
Full time Positions
Website
http://www.stantec.com/content/stantec/en.html
Salary
Paid
Last Date to Apply
07/31/2017
Description
2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Responsibilities:
We are seeking exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in the natural sciences to join our team and advance their career. The primary responsibility of this position is working on bat acoustic detector surveys and managing and processing acoustic bat data from various locations in the Great Plains and Midwest. The analyst will be responsible for tracking, organizing, QA/QC, and archiving acoustic datasets, analyzing acoustic data using automated bat identification software (e.g. BCID or Kaleidoscope Pro), qualitative review of acoustic bat call files, and report preparation. Other responsibilities could include conducting wildlife field surveys and habitat assessments for a variety of species including bats, breeding birds and raptors.

This role includes managing survey datasets collected for environmental permitting, assessment, and/or compliance related to the ESA, MBTA, BGEPA, USACE, USFWS, NEPA, and various state agency requirements as they pertain to energy transmission and generation facilities, transportation, and private development projects. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, participating in multi-disciplinary environmental assessments; recording, entering, organizing, managing, and analyzing data, and writing technical reports for client and regulatory agency review.
Qualifications
Required Skills and Experience:
•Bachelor's degree in biology from an accredited college.
•1 - 3 years’ experience in wildlife studies.
•Candidates with a Master’s degree or graduate research experience in wildlife ecology/acoustic analysis will be given preference.
•Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of bat acoustic analysis
•Working knowledge of bat survey techniques, conservation issues, distribution and habitat requirements, and impact avoidance and minimization measures.
•Applicants having experience with acoustical bat surveying, bat mist net surveys and/or radio-telemetry projects (tracking wildlife and assessing habitat use) are preferred.
•Candidates should have a solid background in mammalogy, ecology, and/or wildlife management
•Superb observation skills are highly valued, as are a keen interest in ecosystems, comfort with computers and technology, a willingness to learn new skills while conducting fieldwork in rural or wilderness settings, and flexibility in work assignments.
•The ability to develop basic reports from field notes is essential.
•Ability to appear on time and work at a desk for long periods of time.
•Aptitude to follow instructions from project managers and biologists, interact effectively with coworkers; and to accept guidance and constructive criticism. Precise and thorough data management and organization is essential.
•Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity.
•Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.
•Prior to employment with Stantec, this position will require the successful completion of a physical and drug screening.
Contact Person
Ashley Herring
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