TRC's vision is to solve the challenges of making the Earth a better place to live -- community by community and project by project. We value Safety, Quality, Integrity, Creativity, Accountability, Teamwork, and Passion.
Wildlife Monitoring Technician - This position requires an individual who enjoys working daily in the outdoors, is self-sufficient in remote, often inclement conditions, can work cooperatively with a variety of personalities, and is able to communicate effectively.
Primary responsibility will be to perform wildlife mortality monitoring surveys on an established wind farm site in central Ohio.
Walk approximately 3-5 miles of open ground within approximately 6-8 hours
Must be able to begin work on site near sunrise (predetermined daily meeting time). There will be a few delays before or during the season due to weather.
Daily completion of datasheets (complete, neat, and submitted daily)
Use of digital data collection to document field conditions and collect data
Collection of bird and bat carcasses
Use of equipment such as a compass, laser rangefinder & GPS
Will work in pairs with limited direct supervision
Frequent bending and kneeling when collecting carcasses
Some manual labor, including preparation, construction and maintenance of study plots
Daily interaction with wind farm personnel, co-workers, and landowners
Frequent communication via phone and email
Frequent communication with supervisor is required
Field location is near Kenton, OH.
Positions are temporary and part time
3-4 (6-8 hour) days per week
Extends from April 1 to November 15, with additional work through 2022
Daily start may vary due to weather or site conditions
Individual days of work on a given week vary and may include weekends
We work outdoors in all weather conditions (except per site safety requirements)
Housing and travel cost is not provided
Appropriate dress is required. Boots and long pants are mandatory (no sleeveless shirts)
Company provides all required safety gear (safety gear must be worn at all times on the site)
Must have a working cell phone. Cell phones are used for required daily communication. (you are not permitted to search while talking on the phone)
Weapons are NOT permitted on the work site
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology or related field is strongly preferred.
Must have dependable transportation to and from work site
Must be personable, punctual, and flexible
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a cell phone with texting capabilities
Must have regular access to internet for email
Must be able follow directions even if they seem to be inefficient- following procedures is a critical part of this position
Must be detail oriented; proper data collection is crucial
Willing to learn new skills
Strong work ethic is important
Good written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of navigating with a compass is a plus
Able to work alone while maintaining focus in an outdoor work environment
Needs to be able to maintain a good attitude/focus while working in bad weather under difficult conditions
Will do work that requires a committed effort and high level of motivation and focus
Able to tolerate working in inclement weather conditions such as heavy precipitation, high winds, prolonged exposure to intense sunlight, and hot, cold, and sometimes high humidity is common
TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at https://www.trccompanies.com.