Bat Biologist

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Ecological Services


As a full-time Bat Biologist and Ecologist with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), you’ll work with project teams on bat presence/absence surveys, radio-tracking, emergence surveys, and habitat assessments. You’ll independently lead a two-person crew and conduct summer mist-net and/or acoustic surveys for federally- and state-listed bat species throughout the U.S. You may also analyze bat recordings and produce findings reports.

This position is ideal for a detail-oriented, motivated, and enthusiastic biologist who enjoys working outdoors on a variety of projects in a wide range of settings. Field work entails hiking to and from survey sites with heavy equipment in varying terrain day and night with inclement weather possible.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural sciences field (e.g., Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology);
  • Possession of a valid scientific collecting permit to conduct surveys for federally listed bat species (Indiana, northern long-eared, and/or gray bats) or have the qualifications to be added to CEC’s federal bat permit);
  • Pre-exposure rabies vaccination;
  • Experience leading mist-netting surveys;
  • Experience setting acoustic detectors for survey and data download;
  • Experience handling and identifying bats of the eastern U.S;
  • Experience with other environmental surveying and natural resource permitting activities is a plus.

What we have to offer: 

  • Exciting projects across many states and markets
  • Yearly professional development
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • A collaborative team which will draw from your experience and teach you
  • Competitive pay and bonus program
  • Employee ownership
  • A clear career path for you to grow into a company leader

About Us

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture.  Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success.  You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients. 


In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance.  Join our team where your contribution matters.

CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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