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Part-time Seasonal Field Biological Technician-Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
Part Time Vacancies
Last Date to Apply
The primary responsibility of this position is to search fixed plots beneath operating wind turbines for bird and bat fatalities and to collect data on findings. The technician may be required to perform other field tasks as needed (including mapping ground cover conditions using a GPS unit). Technicians must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other biologists and GIS analysts, wind farm operations staff, and TRC project managers and should be proficient in following protocols, adhering to schedules, and collecting accurate observational data. Bird and bat identification skills are a plus.
The successful candidate must be willing and able to spend a majority of the day alone and outdoors, collecting and managing data with great attention to detail and must possess the scientific background to be able to accurately report the results of field studies. Job duties require use of a tablet, a laptop computer, and GPS devices. Training will be provided for all survey efforts and job-related activities. Technicians will be expected to use good judgment to stay safe at all times and to follow a TRC Project-Specific Health and Safety Plan. Technicians must be licensed to drive as most of the surveys will entail driving on gravel roads from survey site to survey site throughout each day, and technicians must be able to walk for extended periods outside and in diverse weather and ground-cover conditions.
Vehicles will be provided. A tablet, GPS unit, field vest, and hardhat will be provided by TRC. Technician is expected to provide their own suitable and appropriate outdoor clothing.
Project location is in Kingfisher County, north of Oklahoma City, OK
Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or equivalent degree preferred; however, undergraduates and enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply. Must be able to maintain equipment and perform accurate timely (i.e. daily) data entry and provide fieldwork updates. Ability to follow protocol is essential. Good bird and/or bat identification skills for species in the region, and use of guides and keys for identification are preferred.
Job requires the technician to be able to appear for work every day and on time; follow instructions from project managers and field supervisors; interact effectively with coworkers and clients; maintain a positive attitude; and accept guidance and constructive criticism. Precise and thorough data collection is essential.
We anticipate approximately 2-3 days of work per week (roughly 20 hours) for most weeks, with an occasional week per season where additional work would be needed. The effort would be divided into two seasons, one currently ongoing, where we need a technician ASAP (surveys planned from Mid-May to end June), and another from approximately August 15 – November 15, 2018). Applicants who can work both seasons would be preferred, but if you can work the remainder of the first season, you would still be considered.
Please send a resume and state your current town/city of residence. Proximity to the site is preferred since housing will not be provided.