Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
Midwest, Northern & Southern Great Plains
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
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Support Natural Resources-based projects specializing in field ornithology, advanced bird identification, particularly of birds in flight, standard avian survey methods, and environmental monitoring. As needed, assist with wetland, threatened and endangered species issues, and state and federal environmental permitting. Implement post-construction avian and bat mortality monitoring, including fatality searches and bias correction trials while adhering to standardized protocols and keeping detailed data sheets. This work requires regular, frequent overnight travel throughout the United States and working long hours outside of the normal workday. Schedule will be variable, and hours worked could range from 30 to 60 hours during each survey week. The selected candidate conducts survey work year-round across all seasons. Duties & Responsibilities: · Knowledge of thorough bird identification and documentation of rare or conservation concern species · Work independently in the field with limited immediate oversight · Conduct avian survey tasks while maintaining aggressive project schedules · Conduct bird nest searches and nest monitoring for raptors and ground-nesting species · Conduct threatened and endangered species habitat assessments, site investigations, ecological surveys and habitat delineations · Interpret data collected in the field and convey pertinent data to project management in a timely manner · Stay current with applicable state and federal regulations related to wildlife conservation · Perform office-based data and photo management tasks and prepare written memo or report content for inclusion in internal communication or external deliverables to clients. · Opportunity to prepare data analyses, graphics, written reports/documentation and presentations. · Opportunity to perform ecological modeling and assist with natural features assessments, threatened & endangered species surveys and permitting, wetland delineation and permitting, and ecological monitoring. · Assist with design and management of bat studies including acoustic and mist net surveys. · Assist project managers and team leads with ensuring project deadlines are met. · Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of the ecology of the Central United States and plant identification. · Keep deliverable schedules and adhere to budgets · Conduct post-construction avian and bat mortality surveys at multiple wind facilities in multiple states (KS, OK, TX) · Identify and cataloging of species · Foster an environment emphasizing that safety awareness and the safe performance of our work are paramount for all employees
Education & Experience: · Bachelor’s Degree preferred with 1-3 years of experience in conducting field ornithology surveys, and other wildlife surveys. · Experience conducting a wide range of flora and fauna surveys, habitat assessments, and wetland delineation and determinations. · Renewal energy experience preferred. · USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species permit-holder preferred. · Wildlife identification, threatened & endangered species survey/permitting, and wetland delineation/permitting desired. · Previous environmental construction support job experience preferred Job Requirements: · Maintain a valid driver's license and clean driving record · Travel out of town and overnight to multiple states in the Midwest, West, and Southeast working in varying outdoor weather conditions, that may include extreme temperatures and possibly working in and around water · Work long hours (~30-60 hours) during each survey week along with a variable schedule · Strong technical knowledge base in environmental oversight, wetlands, and wildlife · Strong environmental permitting experience (401/404 permitting) · Technical report writing · Communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders · Exceptional verbal, interpersonal communication skills, and expertise regarding construction oversight · Able to travel extensively (80-90% of job) to conduct fieldwork
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