Bat Acoustic Technician: Berkeley County, West Virginia

Bat Conservation International
Berkeley County, West Virginia
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Bat Conservation International (BCI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending bat extinctions worldwide, seeks an Acoustic Technician to join BCI’s Science Team. The Acoustic Technician will join a dynamic organization and a highly progressive team of conservation scientists, reporting to the Fat Bat Project Coordinator. The Acoustic Technician will conduct fieldwork for a project aimed at determining whether experimental plots of native prairie plant communities targeted to increase insect pollinators also increase nocturnal insect prey for white-nose syndrome-impacted bats at a utility right-of-way site in West Virginia. The Acoustic Technician must be comfortable working independently and safely in the field, have the ability to troubleshoot equipment and problem solve, submit accurate data in a timely manner, and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and partners. We are hiring 1 technician to complete work at 1 field site in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The technician will work approximately 5-10 hours a month from June through October, 2022. Anticipated start date is June 20, 2022. The hourly rate for this position is $15. Position description: Travel to field location to: Set up and maintain bat acoustic monitoring devices Change batteries Change memory cards Trouble shoot malfunctioning equipment Manage data related to project activities Download and upload data from memory cards to an external hard drive or remote website
Ideal Candidate Qualifications: Required Knowledge/Experience Have or be working towards a Bachelor of Science in biology, ecology, natural sciences, or a related field Ability to follow written protocols and comfort to ask questions and clarify instructions Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of staff, government agencies, industry, landowners, and other partners Personal transportation and ability to travel to research site. Mileage will be reimbursed based on the federal rate; mileage may be capped depending on distance from home to field sites Ability to walk moderate distances while carrying 5-15 lbs of equipment Preferred Knowledge/Experience Experience conducting fieldwork with bats, including acoustic monitoring Experience working outdoors in seasonal conditions Work Characteristics & Competencies: Ability to work independently with limited supervision and high motivation Attention to detail Willingness to be flexible and adaptive to changing protocols and when encountering problems that may arise with equipment and/or site conditions Willingness to work in harsh weather (rain, heat, etc.) Interest in working with a remote team and interacting over video conference platforms We encourage anyone meeting 70% or more of the requirements to apply. Individuals interested in this position should send their resume, and a short (5-10 sentences) paragraph on why they’re the best candidate for the job. APPLY ONLINE AT: Applications are due on June 13, 2022. Anticipated start date is June 20, 2022 and end date is November 1, 2022. Bat Conservation International is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. APPLY ONLINE AT:
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