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Bat Researcher 3

GAI Consultants Inc.
United States, Pennsylvania, Homestead
385 East Waterfront Drive (Show on map)
September 16, 2023

Systems Planning Corporation (SPC), a subsidiary company of GAI Consultants, Inc., is seeking an experienced researcher to conduct rare, threatened, and endangered (RTE) bat studies on development projects throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast.

Job Duties:

  • Perform field site reconnaissance, habitat assessments, acoustic sampling, acoustic analyses, mist-netting, portal searches, portal trapping, and/or radiotelemetry.
  • Assisting with data entry and/or reporting, surveys for other RTE species, or other environmental work as needed.
  • Coordinate with team leaders, field supervisors, land agents, and/or landowners as required.
  • Performs work under no supervision, must oversee staff on the same field team, as well as lead other field teams, including sub-consultants.
  • Qualified to obtain or possess a state scientific collection permit for bats (in multiple states), possesses or is listed on a USFWS scientific collection permit, and is on qualified surveyor lists in multiple states.
  • Possesses expert working knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Detail-oriented research skills with note-taking and data recording ability.
  • Analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to lead multiple teams performing independent work to survey and record data.
  • Ability to interact with clients and client representatives.
  • Field capable and able to hike and transport field gear in variable and adverse environmental conditions and at night.
  • Overnight travel within 500 miles for weekly to 10-day shifts is required. Fieldwork in rough terrain, exposed to weather and outdoor hazards. Traveling to remote areas and driving on rough roads in a variety of weather conditions can be expected.
  • Rabies vaccination is required.

Why GAI:

At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S., and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that's committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth.

GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Bachelors of Biology (required)
Previous experience in conducting and leading bat surveys. (required)
7 - 12 years: Work experience in natural resources, biology, or wildlife-related field. (required)
Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License (required)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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