Part-time Avian Field Technician

Description:  Energy Renewal Partners, a leading, full service environmental consultancy seeks to hire a, avian field technician to assist with avian and wildlife surveys. The position will be a part- time. Work schedule will vary depending on the season but will typically involve three field days per week.  Energy Renewal Partners, a full service environmental and project management consulting firm, is hiring a Senior Accounting Manager/Controller. Position is based in Abilene or Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. 

Responsibilities:

The avian field technician will be assigned to work independently or as part of a field crew to conduct avian and wildlife field surveys and will report to a crew leader or Senior Biologist. The avian field technician will conduct avian point-count surveys and an ability to identify songbirds and ground nesting birds by sight and sound in Texas is essential. 

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years relevant experience. Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife biology, environmental science, ecology, or related field preferred.

  • Avid birder and has ability to accurately identify avian species of Texas by sight and sound. Applicants without this ability will not be considered.

  • Knowledge of avian and wildlife survey methodology and experience conducting wildlife surveys, including avian point count surveys.

  • Ability to follow procedures and protocols as directed by crew leader or supervisor

  • Ability to work in remote areas and navigate via GPS and/or field maps without direct supervision

  • Attention to detail and ability to accurately record field notes

  • Position may include research and report writing.

  • Willingness and ability to conduct overnight travel.

  • Conduct field surveys under challenging conditions, including long work hours, extreme temperatures, and thick vegetation

  • Clean driving record required

  • Punctual and reliable and has ability to anticipate and resolve problems independently