Avian Biologist

Location
Kansas City, Kansas
Posted
Aug 23, 2017
Closes
Oct 22, 2017
Discipline
Avian/Ornithology
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary Type
Hourly

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an Avian Biologist for our office in Kansas City.  This position will be responsible for performing bird and biological surveys and monitoring a variety of projects. Our successful candidate will have experience conducting avian surveys with strong bird identification skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing bird surveys using a range of bird sampling techniques including visual/ auditory identification
  • Performing plant, habitat and threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Performing wetland delineations
  • Permitting of infrastructure development projects with local, state, and federal agencies
  • Ensuring compliance with USFWS, USACE and state equivalent agency requirements
  • Monitoring restoration and construction projects in biologically sensitive areas
  • Preparing Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy and Avian Risk Assessment Reports
  • Participating in consultations with state and federal environmental agencies

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology,  Environmental Science, or related discipline
  • 1-3 years’ of experience conducting avian surveys
  • Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills  (must be able to identify birds by their call/songs)
  • Experience with Prairie Chickens and Whooping Cranes preferred
  • Ability to travel and perform field work
  • Excellent writing skills, including demonstrated ability to write technical reports
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team setting as well as a self-starting individual
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.  Local candidates preferred.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.