Primary Location : United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Job : Environmental Scientist

Organization : BC-1937 Environmental Services-US North Central

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 30, 2022, 5:31:20 PM

Req ID: 220001Y3

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #FeelingEnergized

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are seeking exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in the natural sciences to join our team in Overland Park, Kansas. In your position as a Biologist, you will utilize your knowledge and experience to perform bat acoustic surveys and analysis to support environmental services projects. This position will include opportunities for both field and office work.

Our team members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that may include endangered species assessments, environmental impact assessment, habitat restoration, wetland characterizations, and water resources management.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining, managing, and deploying bat acoustic equipment. Deployment of equipment often requires travel and is seasonal in nature
  • Collecting, organizing, managing, and analyzing acoustic data, including but not limited to: noise removal, species identification, and activity index calculation
  • Equipment diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Writing technical acoustic reports for client and regulatory agency review
  • Additional responsibilities may also include, but are not limited to:
    • Conducting wildlife field surveys and habitat assessments for a variety of species using a multiple survey techniques (e.g., avian point-count surveys, raptor nest searches, eagle use surveys, bat mist netting and radio-telemetry)
    • Wetland and habitat delineations
    • Ecosystem restoration
  • Other technical report writing (survey summaries, risk assessments, conservation plans)

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field from an accredited institution
  • 3 years of experience with bat acoustical data, monitoring, and management
  • Demonstrated experience with, and knowledge of, bat acoustic analysis, including manual vetting and identification of Endangered Species Act-listed species (e.g., Indiana bat [Myotis sodalis])
  • Demonstrated aptitude in the R program
  • Working knowledge of bat survey techniques, conservation issues, and distribution and habitat requirements
  • Diligent observation skills a willingness to learn new skills while conducting fieldwork in rural or wilderness settings, and flexibility in work assignments
  • Ability to develop basic reports from field notes and data
  • Ability to work at a desk or in the field for long periods of time
  • Aptitude to follow instructions from project managers and biologists, interact effectively with coworkers, and to accept guidance and constructive criticism
  • Precise and thorough data management and organization
  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license
  • Prior to employment with Stantec, this position will require the successful completion of a physical and drug screening

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in biology or related field from an accredited institution
  • Experience using bat call analysis software (e.g., Kaleidoscope Pro and AnalookW Sonobat, BCID)
  • Experience conducting bat capture and tracking surveys
  • Experience with collecting known call data
  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Familiarity with digital data collection methods such as ArcGIS Survey123 and ArcGIS Field Maps

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