HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC (HWA) is a natural resource (wildlife and plant) consulting firm based in Laramie, Wyoming that specializes in wildlife monitoring, regulatory compliance, impact assessment, and wildlife research. We are looking for motivated avian biologists to join our team to assist with avian surveys and monitoring, primarily in and around wind development sites near Casper, Wyoming. Duties would include observing eagles, collecting observation data, and curtailing wind turbines. Positions will begin October 1, 2022 and will most likely end March 31, 2023, with an option for staying on for the 2023 field season. Biologists are needed for a minimum of 12 days per month with option for additional days.
NOTE: Work would occur mostly on weekends and holidays. Additional days will be added throughout the month dependent on need from client. Field work would occur in remote locations and would require field navigation, observing and documenting avian activity, and recording relevant information
Additional details: Work truck will be provided, but if needed, reimbursement for personal vehicle use or rental vehicle. We also provide per diem while in the field, overtime rate for hours over 40/week, and additional holiday pay. Proof of insurance is required for use of personal vehicle. Field housing will be available.
• Must have the ability to travel and perform field work over weekends and holidays.
• Must be located in Casper, Wyoming or surrounding area.
• A.S. or B.S. degree in Wildlife, Natural Resources, Ecology, or related field.
• Ability to identify common avian species of Wyoming, especially eagles and other raptor species.
• Candidates must be able to follow all safety protocols and use good judgement while in the field.
• Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Drug screening required (pre-employment and random testing).
The ideal applicant must have a strong background and experience conducting avian identification surveys, preferably with eagles and other raptor species. They also must have a keen sense of observation, careful field data collection skills, strong navigational skills, and be proficient using computers, GPS units, and other electronic devices. Preferred candidates will be highly motivated, responsible, self-reliant, get along well with others, and enjoy working in challenging field settings. Field conditions include high elevations, rugged terrain, and highly variable weather conditions. Above all, we are looking for applicants with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic who are dedicated to accomplishing tasks as part of a team.
Applicants should be physically capable of extensive field work and should exhibit professionalism in landowner and agency interactions as representatives of HWA.
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to the email address listed below.