Bat Biologist – Kansas City

Burns & McDonnell
Kansas City, MO
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Full time Positions
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Burns & McDonnell is seeking a bat biologist for our World Headquarters location in Kansas City, Missouri, to conduct protected species assessments for projects in a variety of locations. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States. The Assistant Biologist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties: - Assist with field investigations such as habitat assessments, species-specific presence/absence surveys, avian and bat studies, acoustic bat surveys and bat mist netting. - Assist in conducting statistical analyses using the R statistical software. - Provide assistance in analyzing acoustic data using bat call analysis software (e.g., Kaleidoscope Pro, Analook, Sonobat, BCID). - Assist in compiling and analyzing field data to compose technical reports. - Assist in conducting research and preparing environmental or biological assessments and permitting documents. - Assist in preparing reports and presenting results from field investigations. - Assist with gathering data and preparing applications for various regulatory approvals using current technologies (e.g. Survey123), wetland delineation data form software, MS Office Suite. - Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies. - All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resource management, or a related field from an accredited program required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience strongly preferred. - Experience handling bats including Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, and gray bat and experience with bat acoustic and mist-netting studies preferred. - Desire to obtain a federal Fish and Wildlife Section 10(a)(1)(A) permit for listed bat species including Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, and gray bat preferred. - Demonstrated proficiency operating GPS and GIS equipment and support software preferred. - Demonstrated proficiency using R and bat call analysis software (e.g., Kaleidoscope Pro, Analook, Sonobat, BCID) preferred. - Basic knowledge of the regulatory agencies that govern biological and ecological resources. - Basic knowledge of methods used for collection and analysis of environmental data. - Basic knowledge of field investigation techniques. - Strong technical skills, statistical knowledge and attention to detail. - Ability to use creativity and analytical skills to develop solutions for project challenges. - Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information. - Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. - Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint). - Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy. - Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.
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