Summer Bat Mist-netting Team Lead

Pittsburgh Wildlife & Environmental, Inc. (PWE) is seeking summer mist-netting team leaders for presence/absence bat surveys throughout the eastern United States.

This is a seasonal position lasting from May 15 – August 15, 2022; additional fall work or even full-time work may be available.  Typically, company trucks, survey gear, and hotels are provided by PWE.  Responsibilities include independent leading of a mist-net site with an assistant, selecting and operating productive mist-net sets, correctly and confidently identifying and processing captured bats, training new staff, completing and submitting nightly data forms and associated information, having a positive attitude, and being able to work in a team environment.  Daily pay rate will be based on level of experience and summer season availability.

Job Qualifications:

  • Must have a current USFWS recovery permit for at least Indiana bats and be in good standing with state and federal agencies.
  • Having northern long-eared bat and gray bat recovery permits are a bonus but not required.
  • Must have proof of rabies pre-exposure vaccine series or recent rabies titer results.
  • Must be able to carry survey equipment weighing up to 50lbs over rugged terrain, often during inclement weather.
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates with experience and knowledge of eastern United States flora and fauna are preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to pass a fit for duty test.
  • Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be responsible, organized, and punctual.

Interested parties should send a resume with 2 references to info@pwenv.com by March 15, 2022.


Summer Bat Mist-netting Technician

Pittsburgh Wildlife & Environmental, Inc. (PWE) is seeking summer mist-netting technicians for Indiana bat surveys in the eastern United States.

This is a seasonal position lasting from May 15 – August 15.  Most of the work will require out of town travel for multiple, consecutive seven-day work weeks.  Mist-netting takes place outdoors, at night, and typically in remote forested locations.  Responsibilities include helping to set up equipment, removing bats from the nets, weighing and measuring captured animals, and various other fieldwork related tasks.

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be able to carry survey equipment weighing up to 50lbs over rugged terrain, often during inclement weather.
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be able to make it to and from our Pittsburgh, PA office with their own vehicle.
  • Candidates with experience and knowledge of the outdoors and native plants/animals are preferred but not required.
  • Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be responsible, organized, and punctual.
  • The rabies pre-exposure vaccine series is required for handling bats. If you have received the 3-shot series, make a note of it in your resume/cover letter along with current rabies antibody blood titer results.  If not, PWE will require you to get the 3-shot series prior to May 15, 2022.  The cost of the shots will be reimbursed up to $1,100 at the end of the summer field season, which could be as late as August 15, 2022.  If you do not work the entirety of the summer field season, you will not be reimbursed.

Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume with 2 references to info@pwenv.com by March 15, 2022.