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Senior Bat Biologist - RG/DY
Senior Bat Biologist
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices in 13 states, has an exciting, challenging and immediate opportunity for a senior bat biologist. WEST was founded in 1990 and over the last 26 years 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. 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 is seeking a senior bat biologist to help WEST’s continued growth in the field of bat ecology and wind-energy. Candidates will have the opportunity to lead studies designed to estimate, to better understand, and minimize wind-energy’s impacts to bats. This is an exciting opportunity for the ideal candidate to be a leader in the field of bat ecology and wind-development, work with well-respected statisticians to design quantitative research studies and approaches to problems facing bat populations, and provide guidance to the wind industry, other researchers, wildlife agencies, and WEST staff on the most defensible and effective methods for assessing and reducing wind-energy’s impact to bat populations. The location of the position is flexible, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.
Job duties will include:
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 senior bat biologist we are seeking has a great opportunity to conduct meaningful research and make recommendations that will benefit bat populations, and to help WEST continue to grow as a science based ecological consulting firm. The successful candidate must be a self-starter 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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