Wildlife Technicians Mountain West
Company: ICF International, Inc
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Colorado & Wyoming
We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about
doing what's right for our clients, our people, the communities
where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners,
scientists, program managers, communicators, economists,
technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and
committed to excellence-these are qualities we value that make us
who we are and inspire us to grow. If you perform well in a
fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like
to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage
you to learn more about ICF (www.icf.com) and consider applying to
join our team.
One of ICF's many offices around the world is Gillette - located in
the heart of Wyoming's energy producing Powder River Basin. The
Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of
primarily wildlife biologists. Their work is centered around the
mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky
Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately
35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black
Hills region, Devil's Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities
include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.
ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Wildlife Technicians
to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region.
Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.
As a Wildlife Technician, you will be responsible for completing
ground and aerial wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and data
entry. Field work is often performed on foot in rugged terrain and
the ability to hike long distances is required. The field work will
require long and often irregular hours (potentially nights, early
mornings, and some weekends) in potentially adverse weather
conditions. Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the
potential for over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able
to confidently identify western avian and mammalian species.
Surveys may include but are not limited to searches for
sage-grouse, migratory birds, prairie dogs, waterfowl, and raptors.
Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as
well as maps and compass, and be able to operate four-wheel drive
trucks, and UTVs. Technicians will be required to work
independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and
accountability are essential skills for the position. However,
while field work will be conducted independently, all work will be
carried out as part of larger team effort and excellent
communication skills and an ability to cooperate in a team are
equally important qualities.
About On-Call Employment with ICF
Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental
work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as "On-Call"
employees. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they
become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is
usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call
employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in
a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects
outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does
not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).
Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per
week from early-April through late June with the possibility of
extension depending on potential projects. Work would be based out
of the Gillette office but could require travel throughout
northeast and central Wyoming.
What You Will Do
* Ground and aerial biological surveys.
* Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.
* Raptor nest searches and prairie dog colony surveys.
* Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others
What You Must Have
* B.S. degree in wildlife biology or closely related field.
* Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.
* Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate
four-wheel drive trucks and trailers.
* Must be able to work independently in the field for extended
periods of time, often times with limited mobile phone
* Have solid avian and mammalian identification skills.
* Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy
conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more
than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.
* Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor
Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
* Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel) and
Esri ArcCollector programs
What We'd Like You to Have
* Strong knowledge of Wyoming fauna.
* Short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation identification
* Previous experience conduction aerial surveys from fixed-wing
* Previous consulting experience or biological resources
* Experience in or knowledge of energy development industry.
* Previous experience operating Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV)
* MSHA certified
ICF offers Paid Sick Leave and an optional retirement benefit for
on-call employees, an award-winning talent development program, and
fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. This
is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate
individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing
talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose
driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that
prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core
values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who
are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces
and hires dimensions of differences.
In accordance with the EPEWA, based on the qualifications and
experience required, the pay range for this position is $22.00 to
25.00 per hour. You will be covered by government mandated benefits
including workers' compensation insurance, federal government
contractor's sick leave and you will be eligible to make 401(k)
contributions to an ICF sponsored retirement plan.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with
intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day.
Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle
unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and
governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual
respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an
inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal
opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any
protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin,
color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation,
religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status.
Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and
collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals.
For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
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