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Wildlife Field Technician (Post Construction Fatality Monitor)-North Dakota
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Part Time Vacancies
Last Date to Apply
Tetra Tech has an opening for wildlife field technician working as an avian and bat fatality monitor near Minot, ND. Field work for this part-time position includes working 35-40 hours every other week in spring, summer, fall, and once each month in winter. The primary responsibility of this position is to implement a post-construction fatality monitoring program at an operational wind facility. The program is inclusive of fatality searches, adhering to standardized protocols as trained, and keeping detailed datasheets. Candidates who have previous field experience with birds and/or bats are preferred. Candidates must be able to walk for extended periods of time, be able to effectively handle exposure to weather extremes, and interaction with bird and bat carcasses. Field technicians may work independently and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other field crew members, Tetra Tech supervisors, and site management. Field Technicians will be required to follow all wind facility-specific and Tetra Tech safety protocols and will be expected to provide their own suitable footwear (reinforced-toed hiking boots) and weather appropriate field gear.
The field work begins mid-March 2019 and continues through March 2020, with the possibility of a second year of surveys. Fatality monitoring applicants must be willing to commit to 3 full field days every other week, including daily travel to and from the field location. The technicians will be responsible for their own housing throughout the study period. Salary will be commensurate with experience and range from $20-$25/hour.
This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not all-inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position. Tetra Tech reserves the right to modify this job description, job requirements, and job duties as necessary. Valid driver’s license is required upon submittal of resume. Investigation into driving record will be conducted upon hire. Driving record must meet standards set to operate motor vehicle on behalf of Tetra Tech. Background check will be conducted on final candidates. Candidates must be able to pass drug screen prior to employment.
To apply for this position
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include in ONE (not separate attachments) .doc or .pdf file that contains the following:
1. Cover letter stating why you are the best candidate for this position
2. Resume which includes dates of employment, and the address and phone number for each employer
3. Three references with phone numbers and email
• Good bird and/or bat identification skills for species in the region;
• Prior field experience with wildlife;
• Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree preferred. Individuals currently seeking degree and/or other enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply;
• Must be able to work independently and with others, and interact positively with project managers, clients, and landowners;
• Experience with 4x4 vehicles, valid driver’s license and clean driving record;
• Skilled use of topographic maps, GPS units, and other field equipment;
• Must be able to follow instructions from manager and collect precise and thorough data;
• Must be able to work with electronic data collection protocols and data submission timing requirements; and
• Must be skilled with communication, have the ability to maintain positive attitude and to accept guidance and constructive criticism.