Bat Survey Coordinator

Missouri Department of Conservation
Jefferson City, MO
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
$20.76 per hour
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Bat Survey Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and leading annual summer acoustic surveys and mist net surveys for bat species covered by the MDC Bat Habitat Conservation Plan, including Indiana bats, northern long-eared bats, tricolored bats and little brown bats. Essential Job Duties: Coordinate and lead annual summer acoustic surveys and mist net surveys for bat species covered by the MDC Bat Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Use radio telemetry to track bats to maternity roost trees. In coordination with the Bat Ecologist, identify and prioritize survey sites and develop survey plan based on established protocol. Coordinate with Regional staff including Area Managers on survey site selection, access and scheduling to avoid conflicts with planned management and assess site accessibility. Hire, train and supervise 2-4 hourly Science Aides to assist with surveys. Provide field leadership in bat mist netting, radio taggng and radio tracking efforts. Locate field sites using GPS units and maps. Use GPS units to record location of survey sites. Operate ATVs and UTVs. Drive trucks towing ATV/UTV trailers on field roads. Carry 50+ lbs of equipment over rugged, uneven terrain (up to 1/4 mile). Work outdoors in extreme and undesirable conditions (i.e., hot/cold temperatures, high humidity, overnight) Inventory and purchase supplies and equipment. Manage project budget, track expenditures and complete purchasing card logs monthly. Maintain detailed survey records. Upload, organize and maintain acoustic data. Analyze acoustic data using Anabat Insight and Kaleidoscope Pro software. Manually review results as needed. Compile, organize and analyze survey data, including geospatial data, and prepare reports. Develop Element Occurence records for tracked bat species for submission to the Natural Heritage Database. Serve as a member of the Bat HCP Implementation Team. Attend and actively participate in team meetings. Assist with development of HCP implementation guidelines for MDC staff, training materials, and other resources. Assist with developing and delivering staff training in-person or online.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Biological Sciences, Conservation, or related field. At least one (1) year of related experience At least three (3) months of experience conducting acoustic surveys. Must maintain a current, valid driver’s license. Applicants federally permitted to mist-net, band and transmitter northern long-eared bats, Indiana bats, tricolored bats and/or little brown bats, or who meet the permit qualifications and are pursuing a federal permit, will be given preference. Experience mist netting and handling northern long-eared bats, Indiana bats, tricolored bats and/or little brown bats is strongly preferred. Crew lead experience strongly preferred. Experience vetting bat acoustic data strongly preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Missouri’s habitats and wildlife, ecology and natural systems. Skill in verbal and written communication and coordination. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to use office equipment, such as copier, multi-line phone system, fax machine, scanner and computer. Applicants must have strong computer skills including competencies in ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Knowledge of ArcGIS Pro Ability to use Anabat Insight and Kaleidoscope Pro software to analyze acoustic data Ability to work varying shifts and hours. Ability to work outdoors overnight. Ability to manage projects.
Contact Person
Kelly Rezac
Contact Phone
573-522-4115 ext 3151
Contact eMail
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