Wildlife Technician


White Plains, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 20.00 to 21.50 depends on experience
Deadline Jul 31, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

At HDR, our employee-owners are fully engaged in creating a welcoming environment where each of us is valued and respected, a place where everyone is empowered to bring their authentic selves and novel ideas to work every day. As we work to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and foster a sense of belonging throughout the company and within our communities, we constantly ask ourselves: What is our impact on the world?

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This is a temporary / seasonal position that begins August 1, 2024 and extends through March 31, 2025. The candidate requisite Wildlife Technician position requires assisting in managing waterfowl populations on NYC water supply reservoirs in Westchester Co, NY, largely in Valhalla and Yonkers, NY. Primary tasks will include observing and recording waterfowl and gull species data, as well as implementing methods to deter populations from roosting on several New York City reservoirs.

Work will be performed outdoors at various locations on and around targeted reservoirs from small boats (18’ center console/jon boat), airboats or 4WD vehicles. The Wildlife Technician will operate vessels as a crew chief or may serve as a crew member based on boat handling skills.  Crew members will receive First Aid/CPR/AED and boat operation training, as well as other job-related trainings for safe field work.  

Primary Responsibilities
In the role of Wildlife Technician, we'll count on you to:

1. Collect field data and identify avian species, predominantly waterfowl
2. Perform waterfowl roosting mitigative measures
3. Operate vehicles and boats

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of experience in bird identification, particularly with Eastern North American waterfowl and gull species.
  • Experience with small boat and 4WD vehicle operations
  • Candidate must have a minimum of an associate degree in applied science in Wildlife or a closely related discipline (environmental science, ecology, biology, etc.) or a comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Experience performing technical duties, such as sample collection and data recording.
  • Candidate must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Candidate must be able to withstand various field conditions (wet weather, heat, cold, etc.) and be able to hike to observation points, carrying requisite equipment and supplies.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with HDR's vehicle policy.
  • Candidate will be required to submit to NYC and Federal security background checks.
  • Preference given to local candidates

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Microsoft Office product experience
  • General background-related experience
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

What We Believe
HDR is our company. Together, we build on each other's life experiences and perspectives to make great things possible every day. This shapes our collaborative culture, encourages organizational trust and connects us closer to the clients and communities we serve.

Our Commitment
As employee owners, we all have a role in creating an inclusive environment where each of us is welcomed, valued, respected and empowered to bring our authentic selves to work every day.

Our eight Employee Network Groups (Asian Pacific, Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), LGBTQ+, People with Disabilities, Veterans, Women, Young Professionals) help create a sense of belonging and foster a supportive environment where everyone is empowered to engage and contribute. Each group has an executive sponsor and is open to all employees.


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Category Wildlife
Tags Environmental Consulting, Ornithology