Bat Field Technician - (1538)

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST)

Ames, Iowa

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $20.00-$21.00 per hour

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for (2) temporary, Bat Field Technicians, in Iowa.   

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.

Please click here to see what benefits WEST offers!

Key Details:

  • Compensation: $20.00 – $21.00 per hour depending on experience
  • Housing: Hotel and/or Airbnb housing will be provided
  • Other: Meal per diem will be provided
  • Start date: August 4, 2024
  • End date:  September 18, 2024
  • Location: Multiple counties throughout Iowa
  • Additional details: Field equipment will be provided by WEST. Field technicians must be equipped with suitable footwear (rugged hiking boots), and appropriate clothing suitable to adverse weather conditions.

Job Description:

  • Conducting vehicle-based bat surveys throughout Iowa.
  • The surveys involve driving a vehicle slowly along public roads using pre-planned driving routes with acoustic equipment onboard the vehicle.
  • This position includes conducting field work in remote locations, cell service may be limited.
  • This position may require working up to 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, work schedule can vary depending on weather conditions.
  • Night-time work will be required. Surveys begin 30 to 45 minutes after sunset and continue until as late as 2AM.

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.


  • Experience conducting bat related surveys is not required, but preference will be given to candidates who have previous bat survey experience.
  • Candidates must be in good physical condition, as field work may include carrying of field equipment.
  • Candidates should be able to interact positively and professionally with project manager and other biologists.
  • Candidates must be able to appear for work on time, maintain focus for long periods of time, maintain positive attitude, and accept guidance and constructive criticism.

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

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