Wildlife Field Technicians

  • Company Name: Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST)
  • Company Website: https://www.west-ulc.ca
  • Opening Date: 2018-12-31
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-31
  • Location: Calgary

Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), founded in the United States in 1990, has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States, and expanded into Canada in 2017. We are looking for energetic and experienced Wildlife Field Technicians to help with our upcoming survey season.

Number of positions available: Multiple
Tentative start date: Mid-March or as needed

Job Description:
Primary duties of a Wildlife Field Technician could include:
• Conducting standardized bird migration, raptor migration, breeding bird, sharp-tailed grouse, and burrowing owl surveys
• Conducting amphibian, reptile, and mammal surveys
• Setting up and maintaining bat acoustic analysis projects
• Monitoring construction and conducting pre-disturbance nest surveys
• Monitoring bird and bat fatality at operating renewable energy facilities
• Summarizing and entering data
• Providing reporting support as needed: compiling tables and figures, report writing

Fieldwork will require long days in a range of temperature extremes and wind speeds. Candidates must be comfortable with hazards typical of rural environments (e.g., driving a four-wheel drive vehicle, dust, mud, snow, extreme heat, and cold). Work is temporary and can be full or part-time hours, may occur on weekends, and will likely require overtime and some travel.

Technicians may work independently or in small crews, and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with site management and WEST supervisors.

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