Wildlife Monitoring Technician – PENNSYLVANIA

Agency
TRC
Location
Altoona, PA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14-$18/hr
Start Date
03/22/2021
Last Date to Apply
03/20/2021
Website
https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1209901&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000691682706#/
Description
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. TRC is seeking a Wildlife Monitoring Technician to perform wildlife mortality monitoring surveys on an established wind farm site in west-central Pennsylvania. 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. Responsibilities: Walk approximately 4-5 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, other staff, and landowners Frequent communication via phone and email Frequent communication with supervisor is required Details: Field location is near Cresson, PA. Positions are temporary and part time · 3-4 (6-8 hour) days per week Extends from April 1 to November 15, 2021 and 2022 with additional years possible Additional days/hours available at certain times of the year Daily start may vary due to weather or site conditions, however typical days will begin at 8am Individual days of work on a given week vary, but are based on an every-other day schedule 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
Qualifications
Requirements Minimum Qualifications: 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 or in pairs 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 EOE/Minorities/Female/Protected Veterans/Disabled #LI-SE1
Contact Person
Steven
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