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Research Biologist - Habitat Conservation Plan Specialist - KT
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) is a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices in 13 states that has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. This unique blend of disciplines and our years of experience in both areas allow us to provide original solutions to a wide range of natural resource issues from inventory to permitting to risk assessment to basic research. WEST provides consulting services to government, industry and other organizations. WEST has an exciting, challenging and immediate opportunity for a full-time biologist with expertise in Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance and study of threatened and endangered species. Preference will be given to applicants that have experience developing habitat conservation plans (HCP) and biological assessments (BA), with relevant statistical experience related to impact assessment for federally listed species, demonstrated knowledge of ESA compliance, and ability to coordinate with and advise clients and agency personnel regarding Section 7 and Section 10 permitting processes. Past experience studying federally and/or state protected species is also helpful, as is previous experience with other federal laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act. Working knowledge of federally listed bat species and other listed species is particularly helpful.
Ideal candidates will have experience in wildlife study design, environmental consulting and wildlife biology and will be responsible for preparing HCPs and BAs and managing these projects through the permitting process. Additionally, our Research Biologist-HCP Specialist will work individually, as well as with a team of natural resource specialists, scientists and biometricians to:
This position will require overnight travel. 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.
The Research Biologist – HCP Specialist we are seeking has a great opportunity to help WEST take the next step in our growth as a premier environmental consulting firm. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently, who possesses:
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.
Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, many of which have been part of the WEST family for over a decade. WEST is an employee owned organization with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce.
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.
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