Wildlife Technician – Colorado

Agency
Two Dot Consulting
Location
Denver, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$18-22 per hour
Start Date
03/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/25/2021
Website
http://www.2dotconsulting.com
Description
Our Colorado office is currently seeking a Wildlife Technician with a science background to support a variety of energy projects in CO, WY, and UT. Our consultation practice includes routing, siting, and permitting of wind, and solar, electric power generation, electric transmission lines and substations, natural gas pipelines, and other related facilities. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced biologist with at least one year experience in wildlife and raptor surveys. The primary responsibility of the position would be to conduct field work in CO + WY. The position would require that the individual be proficient in biology, organization, communication, task management, 4x4 off-road driving, technical writing, and data collection techniques. The position would require extensive field work in the western U.S as well as occasional office work responsibilities. Requirements • Experience with conducting wildlife and raptor surveys, both independently and as a group. • Knowledge and understanding of state and federally-listed species. • Experience with botanical and other biological surveys and a variety of vegetation sampling techniques such as line-point intercept and other methods. • Good communication practices with staff and team. • Proficient in technical writing, collecting field notes, working with various GPS units, iPads, and other technology. • Researching and interpreting federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to local wildlife and raptor species. • Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field are critical. • Willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions and often miles from a vehicle. Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off-trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions and biological hazards (animals and plants). • The successful applicant will be safety conscience and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards. • Applicant must be able to work with and communicate with a diverse group of co-workers and clients to provide high quality and efficient work products. Responsibilities • Managing at the task level, the biological resources of large-scale projects. • The position will require travel during the field season. Overnight travel for to 8-10 days at a time is not unusual. • Understanding of field surveys for biological resources with a minimum of 1 year of practical experience, 2 years preferred. Education, Experience, and Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences. • At least 1 year of experience with 2 years preferred. • A strong background of coursework and/or experience in a natural science (e.g., botany, soils, wetland science, or ecology) and field data collection. • Data management and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. • Demonstrated ability to perform basic data analyses, compile data, and write technical documents. • Demonstrated ability to use and create spreadsheets or databases to summarize data and create tables. • Experience with electronic data collection (e.g. tablet). Other Desirable Knowledge + Experience • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoyment of working outdoors. • Attention to detail. • Working knowledge of geographic information system (GIS); • Experience with environmental impact analysis related to energy and land management projects; biological resources mitigation, design and monitoring; and construction monitoring. About 2DOT is a small (12-14 staff) interdisciplinary environmental consulting firm based in Denver, CO focusing on biology, environmental engineering, technology, and cost saving measures for environmental planning, siting, permitting, and compliance services for land development. Our clients are oil and gas, renewables, utilities, municipalities, and mining. If you are interested, please send an updated resume and cover letter to info@2dot-consulting.com
Qualifications
Requirements • Experience with conducting wildlife and raptor surveys, both independently and as a group. • Knowledge and understanding of state and federally-listed species. • Experience with botanical and other biological surveys and a variety of vegetation sampling techniques such as line-point intercept and other methods. • Good communication practices with staff and team. • Proficient in technical writing, collecting field notes, working with various GPS units, iPads, and other technology. • Researching and interpreting federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to local wildlife and raptor species. • Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field are critical. • Willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions and often miles from a vehicle. Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off-trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions and biological hazards (animals and plants). • The successful applicant will be safety conscience and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards. • Applicant must be able to work with and communicate with a diverse group of co-workers and clients to provide high quality and efficient work products. Responsibilities • Managing at the task level, the biological resources of large-scale projects. • The position will require travel during the field season. Overnight travel for to 8-10 days at a time is not unusual. • Understanding of field surveys for biological resources with a minimum of 1 year of practical experience, 2 years preferred. Education, Experience, and Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences. • At least 1 year of experience with 2 years preferred. • A strong background of coursework and/or experience in a natural science (e.g., botany, soils, wetland science, or ecology) and field data collection. • Data management and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. • Demonstrated ability to perform basic data analyses, compile data, and write technical documents. • Demonstrated ability to use and create spreadsheets or databases to summarize data and create tables. • Experience with electronic data collection (e.g. tablet).
Contact Person
Todd Spivey
Contact Phone
303 -953-2255
Contact eMail
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