Wildlife Technician


Eugene, Oregon

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $65K - $97,400 based on extent of experience/education
Deadline Dec 16, 2023

Weyerhaeuser is searching for a Wildlife Technician to join the Terrestrial Resources group within our Strategy & Technology organization. As a Wildlife Technician, you will provide operational and technical support for a range of wildlife and environmental operational and research projects across Western Timberlands. Your will work with wildlife scientists, project leaders, Timberlands staff, and, to a lesser extent, Government Affairs and Corporate Sustainability groups. 

Your primary focuses in your role include assisting in the administration of the northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet survey programs (60%); passive and active sampling of wildlife populations (25%); and logistic support for primary investigators and external collaborators (15%). As a Wildlife Technician, you are an active participant in safety programs and should demonstrate a strong commitment to maintaining safe working conditions for yourself, fellow employees, and contractors. 

In addition to formal research support activities, you will be expected to stay abreast of current science, assist in developing management recommendations, and support operational technology transfer efforts across Timberlands in Oregon and Washington. As a Wildlife Technician, you will communicate and coordinate with scientists, project leaders, the Environmental Team and key customers in Western Timberlands (Operations, Marketing, and Planning).

This position can be based out of our office in Corvallis, OR; Lebanon, OR; or Eugene, OR. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct tasks related to Weyerhaeuser wildlife survey programs, and across multiple disciplines within the S&T organization and the business as needed
  • Lead contractors conducting surveys for wildlife or other data collection, which involves contract administration (both preparing contracts and managing the contractor)
  • Achieve and maintain high levels of collaboration across multiple disciplines
  • Collect and audit data for site monitoring and survey efforts, particularly for endangered, threatened, or at-risk species
  • Coordinate work with collaborators across S&T disciplines, and assist other groups/scientists within Operational support and Environmental Research as needed
  • Provide technical expertise in wildlife biology and environmental monitoring
  • Maintain working knowledge on silviculture and stand management tools


  • Bachelors degree (or higher) in Wildlife Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, or closely related field
  • At least 1 year of related experience
  • Proactive, energetic, positive, and motivated team player with a desire to learn
  • Detailed oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Basic GIS knowledge with data management skills
  • Strong willingness to work effectively in a team environment and learn the overall business
  • Demonstrated ability to think and work independently and lead field efforts for collecting environmental survey data
  • Demonstrated commitment to working safely both independently and with other team members
  • Ability to traverse managed and unmanaged forest stands across variable terrain and weather conditions
  • Willing and able to occasionally work nights and irregular hours, based on business needs
  • Ability to drive safely on both logging road systems and primary road networks
  • Willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time, throughout western Oregon, and Washington
  • Valid driver's license
  • Able to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $65,000.00 to $97,400.00 based on your level of skills, qualifications, and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers an opportunity for a cash bonus targeting 5% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.

Benefits: When you join our team, you and your family will be covered by our comprehensive health benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.

Retirement: Employees can enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.

Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with paid vacation for up to 3 weeks to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 hours along with paid parental leave for all full-time employees.

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. 

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. 

About Timberlands

We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. 

For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.


Please submit your application and resume to http://weyer.jobs/20312

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Category Ecology, Wildlife
Tags GIS