Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a temporary Biological Field Technician. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.
Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week)
Sep IRA (100% employer contributions)
Join WEST and you will discover and enjoy:
Family friendly environment
Diverse workforce and DE&I efforts
Great work/life balance
Flexible and Casual work culture
Professional growth opportunity
Safe and happy working environment
The successful candidate for this position will be:
Able to work independently with the ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with
WEST supervisors and clients, have previous experience with identifying western bird species by sight and sound.
This position requires prior experience with bird-focused biological work and a high level of bird identification skills.
Post-construction monitoring surveys
Participation in Carcass persistence and Searcher Efficiency Trials
Field and in-hand (via specimen) identification, aging, and sexing of bird species.
Start date: April 5, 2021
End date: November 15, 2021
Location: Woodward/Guymon, OK
Housing: some reimbursement included
This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.
Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred, but job experience may substitute.
Preference for biologist experienced in avian use surveys specifically point-count surveys and post-construction surveys; candidates with higher-level birding skills will be given preference
Must be proficient in identification of western bird species by sight and sound
Precise and thorough data collection is essential
Must be able to use compass, global positioning system devices, binoculars, range finders, tablets, and digital cameras; as well as maintain equipment
Able to work independently or as part of a team, and interact positively with project manager, field supervisor, landowners, and other technicians
Employee must be able to appear for work on time (surveys often begin as early as sunrise)
Maintain focus for long periods of time
Follow instructions from manager and team leader
Maintain positive attitude and accept guidance and constructive criticism
Follow all WEST and client safety protocols
Training will be provided for all survey efforts and job related activities
Applicants must be in good physical condition, as surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Must be tolerant of biting or stinging insects.
Ability to walk long distances (10+ miles) in extreme heat
After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required. Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements.
WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.
To apply please visit our website.