Employment opportunities at HWA:


Title: Wildlife Biologists (Seasonal and Permanent Positions Available)

Company: HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC (HWA)

Seasonal Position Information:

Location/s: Laramie, WY

Position Description: Conduct wildlife survey and habitat mapping projects throughout Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado.

Job Description:

HWA Wildlife Consulting (HWA) is a natural resource (wildlife and plant) consulting firm based in Laramie, Wyoming that specializes in wildlife monitoring, regulatory compliance, impact assessment, and wildlife research. 

We are immediately seeking seasonal biologists to assist with wildlife monitoring and habitat mapping projects throughout WY (occasionally CO and MT).   Projects will involve monitoring/mapping trends in abundance or distribution indices for threatened, endangered, or special status species in areas potentially affected by development/human activity.  Specific duties will include: raptor nest monitoring, prairie dog habitat mapping, mountain plover habitat mapping, vegetation surveys, soil sampling, and pygmy rabbit surveys and habitat mapping.  

This position requires frequent travel and field work.  Field conditions include high elevation, rugged terrain, and highly variable weather conditions.  Qualified applicants will have a background in conducting wildlife inventory and habitat assessments, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants that have bird identification skills, specifically raptor species.   Applicants must have a keen sense of observation, careful field data collection skills, good navigational skills, and be proficient using 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, GPS units, and other mobile data collection devices.  Above all, we are looking for applicants with a good sense of humor, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic who are dedicated to accomplishing tasks as part of a team.

 Required Qualifications:

B.S degree in Wildlife, Natural Resources, Ecology, or related field

Ability to identify common wildlife and plant species of the Intermountain West, especially raptor species.

Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Other important qualifications include experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs.

Applicants should be physically capable of extensive field work, and should exhibit professionalism in landowner and agency interactions as representatives of HWA.

Drug screening required (pre-employment and random testing).

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to the email address below.  Processing of applicants will begin immediately.  

Last Date to Apply: Seasonal biologists are needed immediately.

Pay Rate: DOE

Contact: Jeff Winstead

Email: office@hwa-wildlife.com

Phone: (307) 742-5440

www.hwa-wildlife.com

 


Permanent Position Information: 

Location/s: Laramie, WY

Position Description: Manage wildlife survey and habitat mapping projects throughout Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado.

Job Description:

HWA Wildlife Consulting (HWA) is a natural resource (wildlife and plant) consulting firm based in Laramie, Wyoming that specializes in wildlife monitoring, regulatory compliance, impact assessment, and wildlife research. 

We are seeking a team member to serve as project manager on wildlife monitoring and habitat mapping projects throughout WY (occasionally CO and MT); collecting, managing, and analyzing GIS/spatial data; and writing publication-quality technical reports.   Projects will involve monitoring/mapping trends in abundance or distribution indices for threatened, endangered, or special status species, and big game species in areas potentially affected by development/human activity.  Specific duties will include: design and implement species or habitat-specific field assessments of wildlife response to energy development activity; coordinate logistics, data management and analysis, and report preparation; train, schedule, and assign tasks to field crew; serve as the primary point of communication on the project among clients and agencies; ensure timely, thorough, competent completion of project tasks; and ensure regular, ongoing communication with supervisors.

This position requires frequent travel and field work.  Field conditions include high elevation, rugged terrain, and highly variable weather conditions.  Qualified applicants will have a background in conducting wildlife inventory and habitat assessments, and have excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly with clients, private landowners, and agency personnel.    Preference will be given to applicants who are skilled users of GIS, and who have experience in analytical methods such as occupancy sampling, resource selection modeling, and survival analysis.  Applicants must have a keen sense of observation, careful field data collection skills, good navigational skills, and be proficient using 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, GPS units, and other mobile data collection devices.  Above all, we are looking for applicants with a good sense of humor, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic who are dedicated to accomplishing tasks as part of a team.

 Required Qualifications:

M.S. degree in Wildlife, Natural Resources, Ecology, or related field; strong candidates with a B.S. degree and field experience will be considered

Excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience leading and supervising field crews.

Ability to identify common wildlife and plant species of the Intermountain West, especially raptor species.

Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Other important qualifications include experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs.

Applicants should be physically capable of extensive field work, and should exhibit professionalism in landowner and agency interactions as representatives of HWA.

Drug screening required (pre-employment and random testing).

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to the email address below.  Processing of applicants will begin immediately.  

 

Last Date to Apply: Open until filled

Pay Rate: Competitive salary and benefits

Contact: Jeff Winstead

Email: office@hwa-wildlife.com

Phone: (307) 742-5440

www.hwa-wildlife.com