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Seasonal Field Biologist Technician: Oklahoma
TRC Environmental Consulting
Oklahoma City, OK (region)
$15/hr, time-and-a-half ($22.50) after 40 hours
Last Date to Apply
The primary responsibility of this position is to search fixed plots beneath operating wind turbines for bird and bat fatalities and to collect data on findings. Technicians must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other biologists and GIS analysts, wind farm operations staff, and TRC project managers, and should be proficient in following protocols, adhering to schedules, and collecting accurate observational data. Bird and bat identification skills are a plus.
Vehicles will be provided or mileage reimbursed for personal vehicle use (at the current IRS rate). A tablet, GPS unit, digital camera, field vest, hardhat, and laptop will be provided by TRC. Technician is expected to provide own suitable closed toe and over-the-ankle footwear (e.g. hiking boots, etc.) and appropriate outdoor clothing.
The successful candidate must be willing and able to spend a majority of the day alone and outdoors, collecting and managing data with great attention to detail and must possess the scientific background to be able to accurately report the results of field studies. Job duties require use of a tablet, a laptop computer, global positioning system devices, and digital cameras. Training will be provided for all survey efforts and job related activities. Technicians will be expected to use good judgment to stay safe at all times and to follow a TRC Project-Specific Health and Safety Plan. Technicians must be licensed to drive as most of the surveys will entail driving on gravel roads from survey site to survey site throughout each day, and technicians must be able to walk for extended periods outside and in diverse weather and ground-cover conditions.
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