Restoration Technician

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 8:45am


Phoenix, Tucson, or Flagstaff, AZ
United States

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Bat Conservation International
Restoration Technician

Status: Part-time, non-exempt
Reports to: Restoration Team Lead (Ethan Sandoval)
Key Relationships: Restoration Team, Habitat Protection & Restoration Program, Conservation Department

Salary: $20-25/hour, dependent on experience (plus overtime pay)

Primary Responsibilities and Expectations

This position is open to a highly motivated individual willing and able to conduct field work safely, efficiently, and professionally in a variety of environments. The successful candidate will perform a variety of conservation/restoration activities for HP&R that benefit bats and other wildlife. These tasks include but are not limited to fence construction, pond/tank development and improvement, erosion control, invasive vegetation removal and control, native vegetation planting, acoustic detector installation/management, use of hand/power tools, working in proximity to heavy equipment, participating in program certification and training, planning projects, writing reports, managing data, and conducting training exercises. Extensive travel primarily in the western United States will be required, with much of the work being conducted in rough topography in remote areas with limited access. Camping will sometimes be necessary at field sites (gear is available upon request). Additionally, this position may assist other teams within HP&R. These duties may include subterranean biological surveys, geospatial analysis, cultural surveys, and environmental compliance.

Work Schedule

This is a part-time, intermittent position that will work on an as-needed basis. Field projects may require multi-day travel within the United States with field work trips of 1-2 weeks in duration. Field sessions typically last five weekdays, including paid travel days, though some projects may last longer and may include working weekends. Travel and fieldwork days range from 8–12 working hours, sometimes more. Overnight lodging will usually be provided in hotel rooms or shared house rentals, with private bedrooms for each team member. Some projects may require overnight camping; BCI will provide basic camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag and pad, stove, etc.) as needed. Meals, equipment, and travel costs will be reimbursed to federal per diem standards. Office work, when available, is flexible and will occur remotely from a home office. Dependent on field work, data management, and reporting needs, work schedules will vary from 1 week per month up to 4 weeks per month.

Position Description

  • Construction of pipe-rail, wire, and other fence types.
  • Construction of rock erosion control and stream stabilization structures.
  • Construction of pooled water resources (stock ponds, springs, small stream rehabilitation) for bats and other wildlife.
  • Habitat assessment surveys of springs, stock-ponds, and other wildlife resources.
  • Invasive plant species removal and native introduction/plantings.
  • Installation and maintenance of acoustic monitors.
  • Inputting and processing data and photos collected during assessments.
  • Assisting with project reporting and coordinating with project partners.

Required Knowledge/Experience

  • Undergraduate degree and/or 2 years dedicated similar experience in Biology, Fish and Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Recreation management, Restoration, trail work, or related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in scientific survey methods and field survey techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity.
  • Ability to work well with others and within a team.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to motor vehicle transport

Preferred (not required) Qualifications

  • Experience in natural resource restoration and/or monitoring.
  • Experience in off-trail navigation via map and compass and/or GPS.
  • Experience in bat biology, ecology, or bat survey techniques.
  • Interest in invasive species removal and native introduction techniques.
  • Experience in or basic understanding of springs ecology.
  • Knowledge of forest thinning prescription types and/or tree felling experience.
  • Experience or interest in watershed restoration, erosion control methods, or stream restoration.
  • Experience or a willingness to learn 4x4 off-road driving and hauling a trailer.
  • Experience in construction environments with heavy equipment and machinery.
  • Experience or a willingness to learn hand and power tool operation (welder, chainsaw, chop saw, grinder, and heavy equipment operation).
  • Interest to work in the subterranean environment.
  • Understanding of the NEPA process.
  • Interest in conducting cultural surveys.
  • Desire to work with ArcGIS and Survey 123.
  • Certifications in first aid and CPR (training may be provided if necessary).
  • 2-3 years professional experience.


This job is for you if you:

  • Enjoy collaborating, learning, and applying progressive thinking.
  • Demonstrate initiative and resourceful problem-solving skills.
  • Are detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Can work independently with limited supervision and high motivation.
  • Possess organizational skills and ability to handle a multitude of tasks and deadlines.


Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI)

BCI is deeply committed to JEDI and embeds JEDI-centered practices in the conservation work and organizational culture. BCI is determined to be an employer of choice and believes that the best organizational performance will come from a safe, diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about our JEDI statement at

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