Biological Field Technician - (1578)

Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST)

Watertown, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $19.00-$21.00

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic environmental and statistical consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada, is looking for three (3) temporary, full-time, Biological Field Technician, near Watertown, NY.   

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: August 1, 2024
  • End Date: September 30, 2024
  • Compensation: $19-21 per hour DOE
  • Location: Near Watertown, NY
  • Additional Details: The schedule is anticipated to consist of 4-5 days and approximately 30-40 hours per week during the two-month position. Overtime will be provided for hours worked over 40 in each week. The technician must have reliable transportation to and from the work site and will be reimbursed mileage at the current federal standard rate. Local applicants preferred; however, a housing reimbursement may be available to qualified non-local applicants.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate for this full-time position will be able to work independently with the ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with WEST supervisors and clients and have demonstrated the ability to work on biological field studies or have prior field experience. Candidates experienced in conducting standardized carcass searches at operational wind energy facilities will be given preference.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct standardized carcass monitoring beneath operating wind turbines.
  • Complete bias trials to assess scavenging rate and searcher efficiency.
  • Follow field and data entry protocols.
  • Use compass, Global Positioning System devices, range finder, and camera

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree preferred; however, undergraduates and enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to work independently and interact effectively with project managers, clients, landowners, and others.
  • The job requires the Technician to be punctual, 100% reliable, conduct carcass searches diligently, and follow instructions from managers and team leaders. Accurate and thorough data collection is essential. Accepting guidance and constructive criticism is expected. A positive attitude is highly desirable.
  • Technicians will be required to follow all safety protocols for WEST and clients.

Physical Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in good physical shape and willing/able to navigate rugged terrain at a measured pace throughout the day and in varying climatic conditions (cold, wet, hot, dry).
  • Field technicians must be equipped with and provide their own suitable footwear (rugged hiking boot) and field attire.

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. Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements. 

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