SWCA Environmental Consultants is hiring a
SWCA Environmental Consultants’ Central Region is seeking a full-time Assistant Bat Biologist to join our growing bat biology program. You will assist lead bat biologists with bat studies using mist-net and acoustic survey techniques for projects in the renewable energy, transportation, and other development projects across the eastern United States. You will demonstrate the aptitude and experience to obtain their own federal bat permit and will have demonstrated some or most of the required skills to do so; this position will allow you to acquire additional on-the-job training with SWCA with the intention of developing into a lead bat biologist. In addition, you will write reports, conduct habitat assessments, and assist with other environmental surveys (e.g., avian surveys, wetland delineations, species-specific surveys).
The successful applicant may work remotely from anywhere within the Indiana bat range and will join our Chicago-based team. Lodging and travel expenses will be covered.
Demonstrated field experience with bat species of the eastern and central U.S. and appropriate survey techniques
Experience with deploying mist-nets and extracting bats safely and efficiently
Experience deploying bat acoustic detectors
Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field
Ability to work in a dynamic team environment
Ability and willingness to travel; extensive travel and night work will be required during the summer months
Willingness to learn and assist with other aspects of environmental consulting, such as permitting, wetland delineations, and report preparation
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
SWCA is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all its employees. In alignment with this commitment, SWCA posts good faith pay ranges in all its advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.
An employee in this Chicago, IL-based position can expect an hourly pay rate of $21.53_–$27.83/h__our. Actual pay within this range may depend on experience, qualifications, geographic location, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Regular-status employees are also eligible for performance bonuses. Candidates are also encouraged to consider SWCA’s Total Rewards package, which includes a competitive_ Benefits package, forward-thinking workplace flexibility, outstanding corporate culture, award-winning career development, and more.
EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply
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