Bat Biologist

  • Cardno
  • Monee, IL, USA
  • Sep 25, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Planning - NEPA Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Join Cardno’s Science and Environment team to play an integral role in conducting surveys for bats and other wildlife, using acoustic survey techniques, mist-netting, radio-telemetry studies, and mortality monitoring for a variety of projects in the continental U.S.

Job Description:

Cardno is seeking a Bat Biologist to work within our Science and Environment Division. This position will conduct surveys for bats and other wildlife, using acoustic survey techniques, mist-netting, radio-telemetry studies, and mortality monitoring for a variety of projects in the continental U.S. The successful candidate will conduct fieldwork, manage field teams, and prepare survey reports.

Ideal candidate would be in possession of a valid federal permit or have the ability to obtain Section 10a permits for multiple listed species. Valid State Scientific Collectors permits in the Midwest and Southeast region would also be beneficial.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

> Use of topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms
> Conduct acoustic surveys and analysis
> Deploy and maintain acoustic equipment
> Conduct mist net surveys
> Deploy and maintain mist net sets
> Identification of bats to species level
> Radio telemetry
> Emergence counts
> Report writing including NEPA studies

Minimum Qualifications:

> Current federal permit, listing Myotis sodalis, and the ability to obtain State Scientific Collectors permits
> Must have relevant wildlife biology coursework and experience required to obtain federal permit
> Must be able to work independently and interact positively with project managers, land owners, and other technicians
> Willingness to work outdoors in a variety of locations and conditions
> Flexible work hours during long work weeks that my switch from days to nights unexpectedly
> Valid driver’s license required
> Bilingual capabilities (Spanish) a plus

* Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

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