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Biological Field Technician - Multiple States - TR

Location: Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Job # 10251193
Date Posted: 12-15-2017
Biological Field Technicians
Location: Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
 
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a Biological Field Technicians.  Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.
 
Description:
Temporary biological field technicians needed for studies designed to assess trends in lesser prairie-chickens in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The position will require being with a crew of four assisting with aerial flights to locate lesser prairie-chicken leks, and ground truthing of lesser prairie-chicken leks. This job requires hours of sitting in a helicopter scanning the landscape for birds; willingness to work closely with a crew; ability to follow standardized protocols; ability to record data in a neat and organized manner. Ability to see and write.

Compensation: $15-17 / hour
Start date:  March 14, 2018
End date: May 1, 2018
 
This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a bachelor's degree in biology or other natural sciences preferred.  Possession of a valid driver's license required. Applicants should demonstrate ability to work on biological field studies or prior field experience as well as strong work ethic. Preference will be given to applicants that have flown in small utility type helicopters or small fixed wing airplanes and have worked with lesser prairie-chickens. This position requires ability to communicate effectively with crew leader and project manager. Technicians must be able to adhere to scientific protocols as well as health and safety guidelines. 

Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce.
 
Key Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week)
  • Sep IRA (100% employer contributions)
  • Scheduling Flexibility
 
Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company.  A valid driver’s license will be required.  Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements.  This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.
 
WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.
 
To Apply: Click “Apply Now” (or visit the WEST, Inc. Careers Page and select the job in which you are applying for).  The application system allows for only one attachment (.doc or .pdf file) so combine the following prior to uploading:
 
  1. Cover letter convincing the hiring manager why they should interview you
  2. Resume which includes education, current and prior employment (with dates, address and phone number for  each employer)
  3. Three professional references (preferably those that have supervised you in the past) with phone numbers and email addresses
 
*Please note email applications will not be accepted*
 
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