Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Bat Biologist (As- needed) in Pittsburgh (Moon Township), Pennsylvania
As an as-needed Bat Biologist with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), you’ll work seasonally with project teams on bat presence/absence surveys, radio-tracking, emergence surveys, and habitat assessments. You’ll lead a two-person crew and conduct summer mist-net and/or acoustic surveys for federally- and state-listed bat species throughout the U.S. You may also analyze bat recordings and produce findings reports.
This position is ideal for a detail-oriented, motivated, and enthusiastic biologist who enjoys working outdoors on a variety of projects in a wide range of settings. Field work entails hiking to and from survey sites with heavy equipment in varying terrain day and night with inclement weather possible. This as-needed position runs May 15th through August 15th and will be based out of our Pittsburgh or Indianapolis office. Field vehicle, housing, per diem, and specialized equipment will be provided when actively working on projects.
Bachelor’s degree in a natural sciences field (e.g., Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology);
Possession of a valid scientific collecting permit to conduct surveys for federally listed bat species (Indiana, northern long-eared, and/or gray bats) or have the qualifications to be added to CEC’s federal bat permit;
Pre-exposure rabies vaccination;
Experience leading mist-netting surveys;
Experience setting acoustic detectors for survey and data downloading;
Experience handling and identifying bats of the eastern U.S.;
Willingness to travel throughout the U.S. for extended periods of time and work long hours (10+hour days), including weekends, in potentially remote areas;
Ability to maintain a positive attitude while conducting fieldwork with frequently changing schedules;
Ability to carry heavy equipment (50 lbs) over long distances (at least 1/2 mile).
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
We have fun! Many of our team develop deep friendships and hang out after work. We have an office-wide social committee which focuses on increasing and improving interaction amongst our employees. From free donuts on Wednesdays to ping pong tournaments to beer exchanges, our social committee does a great job and is looking for help! We have a variety of Employee Resource Groups, such as CEC Community – focused on giving back to the communities in which we work; CEC Ignite – focused on helping professionals early in their careers develop their pathway; CEC iDEA – focused on inclusion, diversity, equality, and acceptance; CEC Women, and more!
We have experts! CEC is consistently ranked as an ENR Top 500 Design Firm. We are looking for people who enjoy using their education and experience to solve difficult technical problems and perform interesting projects. You can accomplish this while working with a team of professionals who are equally motivated to provide high levels of service to our clients and to teach you along the way.
We care about our people! People and Culture are two of the five elements of our strategic plan. When you care about your people, they will want to grow a career with you – that is our goal. CEC offers you a small firm work environment with large firm opportunities. Not only will we help you develop professionally, but will also provide an opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in its success. We offer a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus, company stock, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability, tuition assistance, professional development, and work life balance. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, simply respond to the ad. EOE
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