Employment opportunities at HWA:

We currently have 6 openings: 1 permanent biologist position, 2 seasonal biologist positions, and 3 short-term seasonal biologist positions. Please see the descriptions for each position below.


Open Position Title: Wildlife Biologist/Project Manager

Company: HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC

Locations: 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 consulting firm based in Laramie, Wyoming that specializes in wildlife monitoring, regulatory compliance, impact assessment, and wildlife research. We have an immediate opening for a wildlife biologist/project manager.

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 GIS, conducting wildlife inventory and habitat assessments, and have excellent skills in oral and written communication, particularly with clients, private landowners, and agency personnel.   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.

HWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Visit www.hwa-widlife.com for more information.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume with contact information for 3 references.   Application packets that do not meet the qualifications below will not be considered. This position is open until filled.  Processing of applications will begin immediately.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Wildlife, Natural Resources, Ecology, or related field; strong candidates with a B.S. degree and at least 5 years of field experience will be considered

  • Aerial survey experience.

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

  • Experience in managing databases and working with spatial data (ArcGIS).

  • Ability to identify wildlife and plant species of the Intermountain West.

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

 Drug screening will be required upon employment.

Last Date to Apply: Open until filled

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

Contact: Jeff Winstead

Email: office@hwa-wildlife.com  Phone: (307) 742-5440


Title: Wildlife Biologists

Company: HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC (HWA)

Location/s: Intermountain west including Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and other locations

Position Description: 2 Wildlife Biologists needed mid-March through mid-September, 2019 to assist with wildlife surveys throughout the Intermountain west.

Job Description:

HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC (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 looking for motivated wildlife biologists to join our team to assist with wildlife survey, monitoring, and research projects primarily in and around energy development sites throughout Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and other locations in the west.  Duties may include early morning greater sage-grouse lek attendance counts; conducting raptor nesting and productivity surveys; mountain plover surveys; pygmy rabbit surveys; plant surveys; and inventorying various wildlife species and mapping habitat. Positions will begin in March and will most likely end in mid-September. Housing and transportation in the field are provided.  Exact starting and ending dates are somewhat negotiable.

REQUIRED Qualifications:

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

Experience with greater sage-grouse surveys. Preference given to those with grouse trapping experience.

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.

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

The ideal applicant must have a strong background and experience conducting wildlife inventory and habitat assessments (plant community classification), preferably in shrub-steppe ecosystems with greater sage-grouse, and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of people from industry, state and federal agencies, private landowners, the general public and co-workers. They also must have a keen sense of observation, careful field data collection skills, strong navigational skills, and be proficient using computers, GPS units, and other electronic devices. He/she will be highly motivated, responsible, self-reliant, get along well with others, and enjoy working in challenging field settings. He/she must have the ability to travel and perform field work over extended time periods and have a willingness to work a highly variable and unpredictable schedule. Work will typically occur 5-6 days per week and involve long days, often hiking long distances, and irregular hours.  Field conditions include high elevations, rugged terrain, and highly variable weather conditions.  Above all, we are looking for applicants with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic who are dedicated to accomplishing tasks as part of a team.

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. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to the email address listed below.

 Last Date to Apply: Open until filled

Pay Rate: DOE

 

Contact: Jeff Winstead

Email: office@hwa-wildlife.com

Phone: (307) 742-5440

www.hwa-wildlife.com

 


Title: Short-term Wildlife Biologists

Company: HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC (HWA)

Location/s: Wyoming

Position Description: 3 short-term Wildlife Biologists needed March 1 through May 15, 2019 to assist with greater-sage grouse trapping and lek surveys in Wyoming and Montana.

Job Description:

HWA Wildlife Consulting, LLC (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 looking for motivated wildlife biologists to join our team to assist with wildlife survey, monitoring, and research projects primarily in and around energy development sites throughout Wyoming and Montana.  Duties may include trapping and tagging greater sage-grouse and early morning sage-grouse lek attendance counts. Positions start March 1 and end mid-May. Housing and transportation in the field are provided.  Exact starting and ending dates are somewhat negotiable.

REQUIRED Qualifications:

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

Experience trapping greater sage-grouse with spot-lighting and hoop nets. Other night trapping experience may be acceptable—please note what species and trapping technique in your cover letter.

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

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

The ideal applicant must have a strong background and experience with greater sage-grouse and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of people from industry, state and federal agencies, private landowners, the general public and co-workers. They also must have a keen sense of observation, careful field data collection skills, strong navigational skills, and be proficient using computers, GPS units, and other electronic devices. He/she will be highly motivated, responsible, self-reliant, get along well with others, and enjoy working in challenging field settings. He/she must have the ability to travel and perform field work over extended time periods and have a willingness to work a highly variable and unpredictable schedule. Work will typically occur 6-7 days per week and involve long days, often hiking long distances, and irregular hours.  Field conditions include high elevations, rugged terrain, and highly variable weather conditions.  Above all, we are looking for applicants with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic who are dedicated to accomplishing tasks as part of a team.

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. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to the email address listed below.

 Last Date to Apply: Open until filled

Pay Rate: DOE

 Contact: Jeff Winstead

Email: office@hwa-wildlife.com

Phone: (307) 742-5440

www.hwa-wildlife.com