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Biological Field Technician

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST)
:$17-$21/ Hour, DOE
mileage reimbursement
United States, North Dakota, Bismarck
April 04, 2024
Job Title
Biological Field Technician
North Dakota - Bismarck, ND 58503 US (Primary)
Job Type
Temporary Full-Time
# of Hires Needed
Job Description

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking fora temporary, full-time Biological Field Technician near Bismarck, North Dakota.

WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Since its founding in 1990, the WEST team has shaped the foundation of what we do, and what we believe in through our core values and key principles. Our work matters to our clients, communities, and the environment. Join WEST and discover a company of passionate, committed, and highly motivated individuals.

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Key Details:

  • Compensation: $17-$21/ Hour, DOE
  • Start Date: May 1, 2024
  • End Date: October 2024, Potential for Permanent Full-time Employment
  • Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Additional details: Mileage reimbursement at the federal rate will be provided for personal vehicle use. Compass, range finder, tablet and other standard field equipment will be provided by WEST, however, technician must be equipped with, and provide their own suitable safety-toed boots, field appropriate clothing, and binoculars.

Job Description:

  • The successful candidates will be responsible for conducting surveys for threatened and endangered plant and wildlife species, wetland delineations, and other ecological assessments associated with large multi-disciplinaryprojects.
  • Other duties may include preparing NEPA documents, permit applications, and regulatory compliance documentation.
  • Overnight travel will be required.

This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.

Job Requirements


The requirements for this position are focused on general biology knowledge, a desire to be in the field, and a willingness to follow standard protocols to ensure the successful completion of project work. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or equivalent is preferred; however, undergraduates and enthusiastic workers are encouraged to apply.
  • A strong track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, clients or stakeholders
  • Ability to follow instructions from managers and accept guidance and constructive criticism
  • Desire to be outside for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work independently and as a multi-disciplinary team and able to interact positively with clients, landowners, and other people.
  • Experience with use of topographic maps, GPS, and other field equipmentrequired.

After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST's minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver's license will be required.

WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.

Bachelor's Degree
Exemption Type
Application Deadline