Avian Specialist: New York

Agency
WSP USA Inc.
Location
Albany, NY, Buffalo, NY, or remote office
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
DOE
Start Date
12/01/2020
Last Date to Apply
11/27/2020
Website
https://www.wsp.com/
Description
WSP is currently initiating a search for an Avian Specialist for our Albany, Buffalo, or remote office. Please view our website to apply: Albany, NY Avian Specialist (ID# 46783) or Buffalo, NY: Avian Specialist (ID# 46785). Duties and responsibilities include: · Conduct avian surveys in Capital District (NY) and possibly elsewhere · Conduct wintering grassland raptor and breeding bird surveys · Compiling and processing survey data · Provide support, if necessary, for wetland delineations, bat field surveys, plant and habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations
Qualifications
· Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related discipline preferred but not required · six months to three years of field experience conducting avian surveys and recording point count and/or transect data · Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must be able to identify birds by their call/songs) and familiarity with regional avian populations and survey protocol · Ability to walk for several miles and work in extreme temperatures and rough terrain in remote locations · Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team setting · Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel · Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to project sites · Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures · Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Contact Person
HR
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