Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices in several states, has an exciting, challenging and immediate opportunity for a full-time Bat Biologist or Ecologist based in our Bloomington, IN office. WEST was founded in 1990 and over the last 30 years has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States.  WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. This unique blend of disciplines and our years of experience in both areas allow us to provide original solutions to a wide range of natural resource issues from inventory to permitting to risk assessment to basic research. WEST provides consulting services to government, industry and other organizations.


There are primary qualifications sought for the position:

  • Experience designing and implementing wildlife field studies
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project management/organizational skills
  • Experience completing bat and other wildlife or habitat surveys
  • Applicants must be willing and able to travel (overnight and potentially for extended periods)
  • Work independently or with other professionals, and be a participant in a positive work environment
  • Applicants should demonstrate the ability to follow instructions from managers; interact effectively with coworkers, clients, and agencies; and be able to accept guidance and constructive criticism
  • Must be a strong writer with the ability to pay attention to detail and accurately report the scientific methods and results of field studies
  • Able to supervise others and meet deliverable targets and deadlines


The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses:

  • Master’s degree in biology or natural resource related field, or a Bachelor’s degree with equivalent years of work experience
  • Experience identifying calls of bats and running acoustic detectors is desired but not required
  • Permit from the USFWS allowing the capture and handling of threatened and endangered bat species


  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Generous paid leave
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Life insurance, LTD and AD&D
  • Employee owned/Shareholder potential