Wildlife Biologist Assistant Project Manager
ICF International - Gillette, WY

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Gillette, WY

About ICF International:
Employees of ICF International have the opportunity to utilize their skills and grow in areas of interest to become more than just an employee – but rather, a professional with a passion-driven career! ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. ICF fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V Find out more about ICF International at



One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette - located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. The majority of their work is centered around the mining and oil and gas industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.

Job Description

ICF International is seeking an Assistant Project Manager/Wildlife Biologist in Gillette, WY. As an Assistant Project Manager, under direct supervision, you will be responsible for maintaining client relationships in the mining and oil and gas development industries, managing budgets and survey schedules for multiple projects, reporting to federal agencies, managing biological and spatial data, and conducting field work which may require working in inclement weather, irregular hours, and extended travel. In addition to being available to clients, project managers must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to produce high quality data and reports in a timely fashion. Project Managers must be able to confidently identify western avian and mammalian species, efficiently organize survey schedules, and maintain professional field notes/data. Field surveys may include ground and aerial surveys for bald eagles, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, and big game, as well as mountain plover, waterfowl, raptors, prairie dog, and migratory bird surveys. Project Managers are required to be up-to-date on federally listed and threatened species, as well of species of concern for local regions. Most survey areas are in remote locations, so project managers are required to be available for long-distance travel, in addition to being self-reliant, extremely comfortable with four-wheel drive and manual transmission trucks and ATVs, navigating using topographic maps, and able to hike long distances. Problem solving, organization, and multi-tasking skills are a must in this fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities

Maintaining client relationships

Wildlife Surveys

Project management including:


managing budgets

Data collection and management

Minimum of B.S. Degree in Wildlife Biology or closely related field with additional 2+ years relevant experience.

Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

Ability to schedule and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Self-reliant and highly motivated individual, with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work long hours.

Proficient in navigation using topographic maps and GPS.

Able to travel for up to one week at a time, and be in the field for extended periods of time.

Have solid western avian and mammalian identification skills.

Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).

Must have a valid driver's license and able to operate four-wheel-drive, manual transmission trucks and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's).

Preferred Skills/Experience:
M.S. Degree in Wildlife Biology or closely related field

Experience in environmental consulting and energy industry

Experience with Microsoft Access, Esri ArcGIS, AutoCAD

Familiar with Wyoming landscape and strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V.

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