Wetlands Scientist & Project Manager: Washington

Hamer Environmental, L.P.
Mt. Vernon, Washington
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Hamer Environmental L.P., a Washington based environmental consulting firm, is looking to hire a Wetland Scientist and Project Manager. Preferred candidates will be able to successfully manage multiple tasks and personnel, exhibit scientific writing skills, have experience working as an environmental consultant, possess Professional Wetland Scientist certification and have a background in wetland science, botany and/or soils and hydrology. Experience with environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest is a must. Hamer Environmental encourages its employees to work independently, create their own initiatives, and proactively search for work opportunities that most interest them.

Company History:
Hamer Environmental L.P. is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm, headquartered in Mt. Vernon, Washington with an office in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to provide quality natural resource consulting to private firms and government natural resource management agencies. Established in 1992, Hamer Environmental offers a full range of biological services throughout the U.S. Our company expertise includes environmental research, threatened and endangered species issues, project impact assessments, mitigation plans, monitoring studies, wildlife management issues, wetland analyses and permitting. We service a wide variety of state and federal agencies, universities, energy companies, private industry, engineering/architectural firms, other consulting firms, public utilities, tribal corporations and conservation organizations. To learn more about our company, please visit our web site at www.HamerEnvironmental.com.

• Perform wetland delineations according to USACE Manual and Regional Supplements, wetland ratings and function assessments, monitoring, mitigation in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), with wetland restoration planning and Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) determination skills preferred;
• Demonstrate knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations;
• Design, plan, direct and conduct research projects;
• Independently prepare technical reports, permit documents, and maintain excellent communication with clients, employees and subcontractors;
• Develop and submit project, research and grant proposals to various agencies and entities, including budget and schedule development;
• Conduct work year round in adverse weather and rough terrain;
• Provide presentations to groups or organizations based on project/study results;
• Develop and maintain client relationships;
• Expand Hamer Environmental’s Wetland Science team and strategize about new business development and meet with potential clients.
Education and Experience:
• Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification and experience conducting wetland work in the Pacific Northwest for a minimum of 2 years required.
• M.S., Ph.D., or B.S. degree in an environmental discipline required with demonstrated experience with plant, soil and wetland identification and characterization in the PNW and at least 5 years of professional experience strongly desired.

Preferred Skills:
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of field experience delineating and characterizing wetlands in the PNW, and strong project management skills. PWS certification is required, with a background in wetlands, botany and/or soil science. Botanical skills to conduct vascular plant inventories is preferred. Must be comfortable working both in remote field settings as well as an office environment, and must have working knowledge of Trimble GPS units, Microsoft Office and 4WD vehicles.

The ideal candidate must be able to communicate effectively and function as part of a team. Possess strong organizational and planning skills, manage multiple projects concurrently and have proactive problem solving skills. Ability to initiate, plan and design independent research studies, assess and implement new study technologies, develop methods of data collection and interpret data; prepare written reports and make oral presentations, write and speak clearly and effectively; train and supervise staff; record and compile research data; interpret environmental regulations and related law are also essential.

This position is a great opportunity for qualified wetland professionals who like diversified project types, possess a high level of self-motivation, and enthusiastic leadership. The potential for significant travel, including extended overnight travel, is expected for this position.
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