Biological Field Technician - (1492)

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST)

Deposit, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $19.25-$24.75 per hour
Deadline May 15, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium-size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a temporary full-time, Biological Field Technician near Deposit, New York.

WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Since its founding in 1990, the WEST team has shaped the foundation of what we do, and what we believe in through our core values and key principles. Our work matters to our clients, communities, and the environment. Join WEST and discover a company of passionate, committed, and highly motivated individuals. 

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Key details:

  • Start Date: May 15, 2024
  • End Date: July 20, 2024
  • Compensation: $19.25 -24.75/hr DOE
  • Schedule: Up to 30 hours per week
  • Additional Details: The schedule is anticipated to consist of 3-4 days of work per week during the survey period. A work vehicle will be provided by WEST. Alternatively, the selected candidate can use a suitable personal vehicle and be reimbursed for mileage at the current

Job Description:

The successful candidate for this position will be able to identify all breeding bird species found in Upstate New York by sight and sound; work independently and communicate and coordinate effectively with WEST supervisors and clients; and have experience working outdoors in extreme weather conditions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Walk transects to record breeding bird observations.
  • Map bird locations.
  • Describe bird behaviors.
  • Follow protocols to collect quality data; and
  • Upload observation forms electronically.

This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of all the duties that may be associated with this position.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent field preferred; however, undergraduates and enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply.
  • Proficient in identification of breeding birds found in Upstate New York; candidates experienced in identification of breeding birds by sight and sound and recording behavioral observations will be given preference.
  • Skilled use of topographic maps, GPS units, and other field equipment is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and interact effectively with project managers, co-workers, and landowners.
  • Must be able to cope with summer temperatures.
  • Must be equipped with and provide own suitable footwear (boots), binoculars, and proper clothing for extreme weather conditions.
  • Precise and thorough data collection will be essential.
  • Technicians will be required to follow all safety protocols for WEST and clients when on site.

After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and 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. 

WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and 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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Category Wildlife
Tags Environmental Consulting , Ornithology