Biological Field Technician - (1563)

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Casper, Wyoming

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $18 - $20/hour, DOE
Deadline Jun 16, 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 temporary Biological Field Technicians near Casper, Wyoming.

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: ASAP
  • Compensation: $18-$20/hour, DOE
  • Hours: 30-40 hr/wk, flexible scheduling
  • Project Length: June 1 - July 31
  • Number of Hires: 1-2

Job Summary:

The successful candidates will be independent self-motivated individuals, skilled in bird identification and has previous experience conducting avian surveys. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in various (extreme) weather conditions and terrains and have a passion for the outdoors. While these skills are required, training will be provided to all hired applicants regardless of expertise.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct field surveys for raptor nesting activity, upland sandpiper and swift fox
  • Use of a 4wd pickup and ATV
  • Data collection will include use of detailed paper datasheets and tablet use
  • Navigation to survey locations with the use of field maps and GPS
  • Field work will entail long hours of standing and observing, sometimes in inclement conditions and walking in varying terrain
  • Early morning (sunrise) and late evening (sunset) working hours

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or an equivalent degree preferred
  • Must be able to identify target birds by sight and sound
  • Previous experience on biological field studies and/or prior field experience preferred and organizational skills a must
  • Skilled use of topographic maps, compass, GPS units, and other field equipment is required
  • Applicants must be in good physical shape, as surveys will be conducted in locations where temperatures and conditions can be extreme
  • Experience operating an ATV. ATV safety certification is required and can be provided upon hire.
  • Must be able to maintain vehicles and equipment
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team, interact professionally and respectfully with project managers, clients, landowners, and other technicians, and take direction from supervisors
  • Ability to adhere to a flexible schedule
  • Technician must be equipped with and provide own suitable footwear (rugged hiking boots, etc.), clothing, and binoculars
  • Follow all WEST safety protocols

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, Ornithology