Biological Field Technician: New Jersey

Agency
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
Location
Essex County, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$17.00-20 per hour
Start Date
12/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
12/01/2021
Website
https://west-inc.com/careers/
Description
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium-size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a Biological Field Technician near Essex County, New Jersey. 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. WEST, Inc. is a federal contractor and is required under Executive Order 14042 to mandate vaccinations for employment. Effective immediately, all prospective hires will be required to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or as a condition of employment agree to have their final vaccination dose (either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson) on or before January 4, 2022. Per the order, employees may also request a Medical or Religious exemption from the vaccine requirement and the request must be supported by a doctor for a medical exemption or by a statement from the employee for a sincerely held belief for a religious exemption. Key Benefits: Competitive salary 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 Job Summary: The successful candidate for this position will be able to work independently and communicate and coordinate effectively with WEST supervisors and clients; have previous experience with eagle observation and be able to identify in-flight eagles, map movements, and take behavioral notes; and have experience working in extreme weather conditions and around heavy equipment. Responsibilities include: Monitor for eagle activity and disturbance Follow protocols to collect data, map flight paths, and describe eagle and raptor behaviors Upload observations forms electronically on a daily basis Monitor construction activity Advise construction company on need for activity shut downs Notify Agency, WEST, and New Jersey Audubon representatives of any incidents of eagle disturbance related to construction Project Length: December 2021 – July 2022 Compensation: $17-20/hr DOE Schedule: 40-60 hours per week Additional Details: A work truck will be provided by WEST or a suitable candidate can use their personal vehicle and be reimbursed at the current Internal Revenue Service Rate. Job Location: Essex County, New Jersey 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.
Qualifications
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree preferred Proficient in identification of in-flight and perched eagles; candidates experienced in raptor/eagle identification and recording behavioral observations will be given preference Skill in use of topographic maps, GPS units, and other field equipment is required Must be able to work independently and interact effectively with project managers, clients, landowners, and agency staff. Must be able to cope with long days, snow/ice in winter, and warmer temperatures in summer Must be equipped with and provide own suitable footwear (steel-toed boots), binoculars, and proper clothing for extreme weather conditions Precise and thorough data collection is essential. 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.
Contact Person
AJ Eatmon
Contact Phone
3076341756
Contact eMail
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