Wildlife Technician – On-Call New Mexico

Agency
ICF
Location
New Mexico
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
Salary
20 per hour
Start Date
05/10/2021
Last Date to Apply
06/30/2021
Website
https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/wildlife-technician-oncall-R2101746
Description
About ICF: ICF is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees worldwide. ICF partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions for energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. ICF combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. ICF fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Find out more about ICF at www.icf.com. Job Description: As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for conducting wildlife surveys including raptor and eagle use surveys, avian point counts, and ground and prey base surveys at a proposed wind turbine site. The field work will require long and often irregular hours (nights, early mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather conditions. Technicians must be able to confidently identify southwestern avian species by sight and sound. Prior experience conducting raptor and eagle surveys is preferred. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive. Technicians will work as part of a team, so group collaboration, cooperation, and communication skills are essential! However, technicians will also be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, accountability, and resourcefulness are also equally important qualities. Work would be based out of Albuquerque, NM. Key Responsibilities: • Raptor and Eagle Use Surveys. • Ground Nest Surveys. • Avian Point Counts. • Prey Base Mammalian Surveys. • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry. • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you. Basic Qualifications: • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field. • Must be proficient in navigation using maps, iPads, and GPS. • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate four-wheel drive. • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception. • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills. • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety. Preferred Skills/Experience: • Strong knowledge of Rocky Mountain and Colorado Plateau wildlife and plant species. • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management. • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry. • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts. Professional Skills: • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills. • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment. • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information. • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols. • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs. • About On-Call Employment with ICF Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals through “On-Call” contracts. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week for three weeks of the month occurring year-round. Work would be based out of Albuquerque, NM.
Qualifications
asic Qualifications: • B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field. • Must be proficient in navigation using maps, iPads, and GPS. • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate four-wheel drive. • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception. • Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills. • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety. Preferred Skills/Experience: • Strong knowledge of Rocky Mountain and Colorado Plateau wildlife and plant species. • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management. • Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry. • Previous experience conducting eagle use surveys and avian point counts. Professional Skills: • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills. • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment. • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information. • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions • Excellent organization skills and the ability to follow established field and data management protocols. • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Esri Arc GIS programs. • About On-Call Employment with ICF Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals through “On-Call” contracts. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (as long as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF). Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week for three weeks of the month occurring year-round. Work would be based out of Albuquerque, NM. Additional Information: • ICF offers Paid Sick Leave and an optional retirement benefit for on-call employees, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://www.icf.com/careers. • Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Position start dates are flexible, but should begin approximately 6/1/2021 and continue through 6/30/2022. Hours will be full time (minimum 35 hours/week) with the possibility of overtime. • Lodging and meals may be expensed during the project duration. • To apply, visit www.icf.com/careers/ or email cover letter, resume, and references to Michael Blackmore at Michael.Blackmore@icf.com. Or Maria.schwartz@icf.com
Contact Person
MARIA SCHWARTZ
Contact Phone
4435730532
Contact eMail
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