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ROW Field Biologist - US Northeast

Company: ACRT, Inc.
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

We empower the best people to help sustain our world. 100% employee-owned. Independence guaranteed.Company:ACRT, Inc.The ROW Field Biologist will undertake a variety of field procedures of a technical nature in support of our Research, Science, and Innovation (RSI) and Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) programs. The primary function of the ROW Field Biologist will be to conduct field surveys (vegetative, invertebrate, etc.) along utility corridors in remote, suburban, or urban environments. Travel for the duration of long- and short- term contracts is required . Location is primarily across the Northeastern US. The position may require collection of samples or substances such as plant matter (stems, roots, foliage, associated bacteria, fungi, pests), soil samples, and invertebrates. The selected candidate may work in conjunction with the RSI laboratory team to meet project objectives and deliverables. You will report findings to the Environmental Biologist Supervisor, Operations Managers, and the Director of Research, Science & Innovation. This position requires experience in low hazardous handling conditions (e.g., poisonous plants, Ivy, Oak). The successful candidate will prioritize safety and will be passionate about performing efficient, exemplary work for the projects ACRT is awarded. The goal of this position is to optimize RSI and IVM field operations and to produce quality, reliable data that can be used to generate reports for our customers which represent the skills and qualities of our organization.Pay range: $18-$20/hr commensurate with experience, plus overtime. Accommodations, meals, and company vehicle provided.Duties & ResponsibilitiesEssential & Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform field data and specimen collection of both flora and fauna.
  • Identify and delineate wetlands.
  • Perform pollinator identification and sampling.
  • Follow statistically valid sampling methods.
  • Utilize various formats of mapping and GIS sources for developing sampling points and locating them in the field.
  • Maintain quality control standards to preserve data integrity.
  • Coordinate research effort requirements with outside partners such as utilities, state environmental and natural resources departments, drone companies, etc.Working Conditions:
    • Physical and technical tasks include:
    • Drive to work site may involve interstate travel.
    • Operate a 4x4 vehicle off road.
    • Operate an ATV off road
    • Remote Work Environment - US
    • Field Work
    • Significant Travel (up to 75%)Equipment, environmental and safety requirements:
      • Driving cars, trucks
      • Walking on uneven ground
      • Exposure to excessive noise
      • Exposure to extremes in temperature, humidity, or wetness
      • Various forestry-related equipment, including but not limited to DBH tape and various safety related equipment such as hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses, etc.Physical Requirements:Field Environment
        • Frequent standing, walking, hiking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching.
        • Ability to push, pull, and lift 50 lbs
        • Handling of insect, soil, and plant material.
        • Ability to carry 20 to 30 lbs. of equipmentQualifications:
          Education and Experience Requirements:
          • Minimum 2-year degree in biology, forestry, environmental science or similar
          • Equivalent field experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.
          • Plant diagnosis and identification
          • Working knowledge of MS Office and database systems.
          • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
          • Experience and proficiency using and managing data, spreadsheets, etc.
          • Ability to work well with a team.Required Skills:
            • Understanding of biological field sampling techniques.
            • Creating a safe and effective working environment.
            • Self-development.
            • Strong collaborator - must have ability to work effectively with cross-functional stakeholders.
            • Ability to effectively communicate in visual, verbal, and written form.
            • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
            • Ability to interact effectively with all levels in the organization.
            • Excellent time management, organizational and problem-solving skills
            • Strong attention to detail
            • Self-starter, creative and innovativeDesirables/Preferred:
              • ISA Certified Arborist preferred.
              • Familiarization with organization's culture of safety preferred.
              • Familiarization with organization's footprint and work types preferred. -Supervisor Responsibilities:
                • NoneWorks with Inside Company:
                  • All employees and managersWork with Outside Company:
                    • Customers, vendors, and stakeholdersBenefits include: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; partially matching 401k#LI-ACRTEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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)

Keywords: ACRT, Inc., Worcester , ROW Field Biologist - US Northeast, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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