Associate Scientist – Ecologist/Midwest

Agency
Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
Location
Midwest
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
TBD
Start Date
11/02/2020
Last Date to Apply
10/30/2020
Website
https://www.ectinc.com/our-careers/
Description
An interesting and challenging opportunity awaits you with Environmental Consulting & Technology (ECT), Inc. We are proud to be an industry leader in environmental solutions throughout the United States while offering a culture that encourages work-life balance and opportunities to learn and grow your career. Our work involves a multitude of unique projects, both small and large to offer variety, yet our company is small enough for your voice to be heard. We are looking for new members to join our professional team of scientists, planners, and project managers and help us build our service lines. Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Perform environmental field and office-based studies for flora and fauna surveys, avian surveys, wetland delineation and determination, as well as the production of construction documents and specifications. 2. Perform ecological modeling and assist with natural features assessments, threatened & endangered species surveys and permitting, wetland delineation and permitting, and ecological monitoring. 3. Assist with design and management of bat studies including acoustic and mist net surveys. 4. Prepare graphics, data, written reports/documentation and presentations. 5. Assist project managers and team leads with project management, coordinating field staff and ensuring project deadlines are met. 6. Contribute to a positive, professional environment and explore and engage both new and existing ECT clients with the ability to deliver services outside of your own expertise but within the collective expertise of the firm. 7. Support business development and marketing for natural resource services in the Central US. ECT is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary natural resources and environmental consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients by integrating science, engineering, technology, planning, and management systems to provide practical solutions to complex challenges. ECT maintains a drug-free environment and is an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer
Qualifications
Education & Experience: • Undergraduate degree in natural resources, terrestrial or aquatic ecology, or related environmental field • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience related to environmental field- and office-based studies for flora and fauna surveys, avian surveys, and wetland delineation and determination • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Central US native and invasive plant identification required • USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species permit-holder preferred. Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and a plus Job Essentials: • Valid Driver's license with clean driving record; 4WD with trailer experience required • Microsoft Office, GPS, plant identification, invasive species management, public speaking, and technical memorandum and report writing required • ArcGIS, wildlife identification, threatened & endangered species survey/permitting, and wetland delineation/permitting desired • Lengthy field work required. heavy lifting, pulling, hiking, long days, ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, with significant overnight travel • Able to work on/in water, rough terrain, inclement weather, exposure to pollinators including bees • Self-motivated with sound professional judgement; able to work as part of multidisciplinary team and independently with little direct supervision • Flexible and able to juggle multiple projects and changing priorities without missing deadlines or losing sight of overall project goals • Organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills, technical writing skills, and attention to detail • Foster an environment emphasizing that safety awareness and the safe performance of our work are paramount for all employees
Contact Person
Human Resources
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