Biologist-Field Coordinator (Bilingual)

  • WEST
  • Houston, TX 77098, USA
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Houston, TX 77098 US (Primary)
Lubbock, TX 79403 US

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices in 13 states, is looking for a fulltime, experienced biologist to act as a new Field Coordinator in either of our Houston or Lubbock, TX office. WEST was founded in 1990 and over the last 27 years has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. This unique blend of disciplines and our years of experience in both areas allow us to provide original solutions to a wide range of natural resource issues from inventory to permitting to risk assessment to basic research. WEST provides consulting services to government, industry, and other organizations. 

Job Description: 

Applicants should have experience with grassland assessment and/or monitoring and bird identification skills.  The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting project managers with managing field staff, resources and data on a variety of wildlife survey and analysis projects within the TX-OK region, the set-up of new field projects and short-term field surveys and scientific report writing.  Travel will be required.   Our Field Coordinators work individually, as well as with a team of natural resource specialists, scientists and biometricians to:

  • Assist in the day to day administration of projects
  • Train field technicians
  • Setup, supervise and direct field studies
  • Prepare and write reports 
  • Prepare proposals
  • Provide quality assurance of data

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

Job Requirements

The Biologist / Field Coordinator we are seeking has a great opportunity to help WEST take the next step in our growth as a full service environmental consulting firm. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, rangeland sciences or equivalent.  A master’s degree in a wildlife-related field, as well as previous professional experience in environmental consulting are desired
    • Avian and/or bat ecology are the primary areas of technical expertise sought, but experience in wetland delineation, plant identification, or other areas of ecology potentially of interest to commercial clients will also be considered
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Wildlife biology technical knowledge
  • Strong, competent writing skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail and accurately report the scientific methods and results of field studies 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good time management, project management and organizational skills with the ability to work well under time constraints and meet deliverable targets and deadlines
  • A track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, clients or stakeholders
  • Ability to follow instructions from managers and accept guidance and constructive criticism
  • Ability to effectively supervise others
  • Ability and willingness to travel

 Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; 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.  Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements. This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.  Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, many of which have been part of the WEST family for over a decade. WEST has a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce. 

Key Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • SEP IRA (100% employer contributions)
  • Life insurance, Long Term Disability and AD&D
  • Profit sharing potential
  • Excellent administrative support
  • Flexibility

WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or 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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