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Environmental Bat Biologist (Associate Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Richmond County, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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ERMis hiring a Environmental Bat Biologist for projects in the eastern U.S.Biologists will plan for, lead, and conduct acoustic or mist-net surveys for bats and analyze bat recordings, organize data, and produce reports documenting findings. In addition to bat surveys, the ideal candidate will have experience with other protected species surveys with an emphasis on protected species in the northeast, and wetland delineations. This is a field leadership role requiring strong technical, leadership, organizational, and communication skills.

  • Task leadership and performance of acoustic and or mist-nest surveys.
  • Process acoustic files through automated software programs.
  • Conduct roost emergence counts.
  • Conduct hibernaculum surveys.
  • Support conducting additional protected species surveys including but not limited to pre-construction nesting bird and other special status species surveys, construction monitoring, and field wetland delineations.
  • Maintain, organize, and inventory equipment.
  • Prepare daily progress reports and field assessment reports.
  • Handheld and sub-meter accurate GPS data collection.
  • May also be tasked with conducting desktop constraints analysis using ArcGIS Online.
  • Coordinate and lead survey teams.
  • Coordinate with site personnel on a daily basis
  • This position will require a long-term field deployment and frequent long-distance travel.

  • Bachelors degree in science or related field. Or 8+ years equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of Bat survey experience.
  • Federally permitted for Indiana, Grey, Virginia Big-Eared and/or Northern Long Eared Bats preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in use of passive and handheld real-time bat detectors (e.g.: Echometer Touch), use of automated acoustic software, and visual identification of bat species by sonogram, particularly Myotid bats.
  • Positive and effective communication with project or task managers.
  • Effective technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Detail-oriented, responsible, well organized, professional, and self-motivated.
  • Possess a valid drivers license and clean driving record.
  • Pre-exposure rabies vaccinations and recent titre check preferred but not required.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the worlds leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our boots to boardroom approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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