Avian Specialist in Albany

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Albany, New York View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 3, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Avian Specialist in Albany New York. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Albany.

 

Position : Avian Specialist

Work location : Albany, New York

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Be involved in projects with our Earth and Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a part-time Avian Specialist in the Potsdam, New York area.
Your Impact

Conduct avian surveys in the North Country (NY) and possibly elsewhere
Conduct wintering grassland raptor and breeding bird surveys
Compiling and processing survey data
Provide support, if necessary, for wetland delineations, plant and habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related discipline preferred but not required
Six months to three years of field experience conducting avian surveys and recording point count and/or transect data
Strong visual/auditory bird identification skills (must be able to identify birds by their call/songs) and familiarity with regional avian populations and survey protocol
Ability to walk for several miles and work in extreme temperatures and rough terrain in remote locations
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team setting
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to a project sites
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with iPAD and/or Trimble hand-held GPS units preferred
Preference for individuals with CPR/First Aid Training
Other field skills such as wetland delineations, bat field surveys, plant and habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations an asset, but not required #LI-BJ1

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 30%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: ALBANY – COLUMBIA CIRCLE
All locations: US-NY-Albany

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

 

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