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Lead Bat Biologist
ERM ERM is hiring an Environmental Bat Biologist for projects in the eastern U.S. Biologists will plan for, lead, and conduct acoustic or mist-net surveys for bats and analyze bat recordings, organize data, and produce reports documenting findings. In addition to bat surveys, the ideal candidate will have experience with other protected species surveys with an emphasis on protected species in the northeast, and wetland delineations. This is a field leadership role requiring strong technical, leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Task leadership and performance of acoustic and or mist-nest surveys. Process acoustic files through automated software. Support conducting additional protected species surveys including but not limited to pre-construction nesting bird and other special status species surveys, construction monitoring, and field wetland delineations. Coordinate and lead survey teams. Coordinate with site personnel daily This position will require a long-term field deployment and frequent long-distance travel. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in science or related field. Or 8+ years equivalent experience. 5+ years of Bat survey experience. Federally permitted for Indiana, Grey, Virginia Big-Eared and/or Northern Long Eared Bats preferred. Demonstrated experience and proficiency in use of passive and handheld real-time bat detectors (e.g.: Echometer Touch), use of automated acoustic software, and visual identification of bat species by sonogram, particularly Myotid bats. Positive and effective communication with project or task managers. Effective technical writing and oral communication skills. Problem solving and decision-making skills. Detail-oriented, responsible, well organized, professional, and self-motivated. Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Pre-exposure rabies vaccinations and recent titre check preferred but not required
Post Doc Research Associate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory We have several postdoc research associate positions open to join our interdisciplinary team to develop and deploy technologies to study and mitigate the environmental impact of renewable energy systems.
Data scientist https://careers.pnnl.gov/jobs/5880?lang=en-us
Burns & McDonnell Burns & McDonnell is seeking a bat biologist for our World Headquarters location in Kansas City, Missouri, to conduct protected species assessments for projects in a variety of locations. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.
The Assistant Biologist will work within our Environmental Services Global Practice and perform the following duties:
Assist with field investigations such as habitat assessments, species-specific presence/absence surveys, avian and bat studies, acoustic bat surveys and bat mist netting. Assist in conducting statistical analyses using the R statistical software. Provide assistance in analyzing acoustic data using bat call analysis software (e.g., Kaleidoscope Pro, Analook, Sonobat, BCID). Assist in compiling and analyzing field data to compose technical reports. Assist in conducting research and preparing environmental or biological assessments and permitting documents. Assist in preparing reports and presenting results from field investigations. Assist with gathering data and preparing applications for various regulatory approvals using current technologies (e.g. Survey123), wetland delineation data form software, MS Office Suite. Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.
Stantec Consulting Services Inc. OVERLAND PARK, Kansas Wildlife Biologist - ( 220000BN )
This is a full-time Wildlife Biologist position working with our Environmental Services (ES) group in our Overland Park, KS office. You will perform wildlife habitat assessments and species surveys, assist with permitting and compliance monitoring, write reports, develop plans, and implement measures to avoid and minimize environmental impacts.
Implementing avian, reptile, amphibian, mammal, and terrestrial invertebrate field survey techniques to inventory and monitor wildlife for a variety of different project types including renewable energy, energy transmission and generation, mining, transportation, and private development.
Entering, analyzing, and summarizing data from wildlife field surveys and habitat assessments for a variety of different species and habitat types.
Writing and contributing to technical reports for client and regulatory agency review.
Performing biological monitoring of wildlife species at active construction sites.
Assisting with the preparation, research, and review of technical documents, such as environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, habitat conservation plans, and environmental and technical reports.
Assisting in providing input to proposals or pursuits of various sizes and complexity.
Preparing for and attending client and regulatory agency meetings and providing recommendations and input.
Completing office tasks such as data management, analysis and interpretation; report preparation, preparation of environmental approval applications and other general tasks.
Completing Health and Safety and QA/QC protocols.
Interacting and communicating effectively with multi-disciplinary teams, regulators, and clients
Ability to travel across the Midwest to conduct surveys, up to 75%.
Acoustic Bat Biologist
Stantec Consulting Services Inc. We are seeking exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in the natural sciences to join our team in Overland Park, Kansas. In your position as a Biologist, you will utilize your knowledge and experience to perform bat acoustic surveys and analysis to support environmental services projects. This position will include opportunities for both field and office work.
Our team members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that may include endangered species assessments, environmental impact assessments, habitat restoration, wetland characterizations, and water resources management.
Your Key Responsibilities
-Maintaining, managing, and deploying bat acoustic equipment. Deployment of equipment often requires travel and is seasonal in nature.
-Collecting, organizing, managing, and analyzing acoustic data, including but not limited to: noise removal, species identification, and activity index calculation
-Equipment diagnostics and troubleshooting
-Writing technical acoustic reports for client and regulatory agency review
-Additional responsibilities may also include, but are not limited to:
-Conducting wildlife field surveys and habitat assessments for a variety of species using a multiple survey techniques (e.g., avian point-count surveys, raptor nest searches, eagle use surveys, bat mist netting and radio-telemetry)
The ideal candidate must have experience in wetland delineation in the central US and familiarity with Federal wetland regulations. Responsibilities will include:
Delineating and characterizing wetlands and other water resources.
Conducting botanical surveys, natural community mapping, endangered species habitat surveys, and ecological impact assessments.
Writing wetland delineation reports and other technical reports for client and regulatory agency review.
Assisting with the coordination and management of environmental permitting, assessment, and/or compliance work related to various federal and state agency requirements as they pertain to a variety of project types including renewable energy, energy transmission and generation facilities, transportation, and private development projects.
Other technical duties may include wildlife surveys and ecological restoration.
Assisting with the preparation, review, and editing of technical documents, such as environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and other technical reports.
Participating in multi-disciplinary environmental assessments; recording, entering, organizing, managing, and analyzing data.
Attending client and regulatory agency meetings (virtual and/or in-person) and providing recommendations and input.
Senior Policy Analyst, Offshore Wind
Defenders of Wildlife The senior analyst will focus on offshore wind energy development risk to sensitive species, particularly those protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and will engage in federal and state policies and permitting processes for offshore development.