Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a temporary part time, 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 birds of the West by sight.
This position requires prior experience with bird-focused biological work; a high level of bird identification skills is preferred.
Informed curtailment for eagles
Post-construction monitoring surveys
Field and in-hand (via specimen) identification, aging, and sexing of bird species.
Other responsibilities may include nest monitoring and avian use surveys.
Compensation: $16 - $18 DOE
Start date: May 15, 2021
End date: December 31, 2021 with possibility of extension
Location: Casper or Douglas, Wyoming
Housing: Not provided
Additional details: Hours will be variable with an expected average of 35-45 hours per week, must be available to work weekends
This a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of all the duties that 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.
Must be proficient in identification of eagles and western species of raptors
Preference for biologist experienced in bird identification; candidates with higher-level birding skills will be given preference
Precise and thorough data collection is essential
Preference for experience using compass, global positioning system devices, binoculars, range finders, tablets, and digital cameras and maintaining 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)
Ability to maintain focus for long periods of time
Ability to follow instructions from manager and team leader
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Follow all WEST safety protocols
Ability to walk long distances (10+ miles) in extreme heat and cold
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Applicants must be in good physical condition, as surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme.
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.