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Bat Conservation International ( is seeking 3 qualified candidates to serve as crew leaders from approximately 1 June through 30 October 2020 to supervise field technicians conducting bat and bird fatality searches at an operating wind energy facility in southcentral Iowa. Pay rate is $15/hour plus housing, utilities, internet, and vehicles provided. 

Successful Applicants Will:

  • Supervise field crews conducting standardized searches for bat and bird carcasses beneath wind turbines
  • Identify bird and bat fatalities to species
  • Conduct field bias trials
  • Quantify habitat characteristics
  • Enter and manage datasets
  • Gain experience with deploying ultrasonic detectors and thermal cameras, including 3-D thermal videography, and analyzing these data



  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife management or a related discipline
  • Be able to identify local bat species
  • Be willing and capable of conducting field work in moderately rugged terrain under physically demanding conditions (e.g., hot temperatures, venomous snakes, biting insects, etc.) and work atypical hours
  • Experience as a supervisor
  • Be willing to live and work well with a research team
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Pass a background check (conducted before hiring is complete)
  • Have previous field work experience


  • Experience supervising technicians in the field
  • Experience identifying midwestern bird species

We are hiring 3 crew leaders for this project. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information (name, address, email, phone number) of three references.

Location: Orient, IA
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