Entry-level Scientist: Georgia

Agency
Woodard & Curran
Location
Duluth, Georgia
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
DOE
Start Date
TBD
Last Date to Apply
01/01/2021
Website
https://www.woodardcurran.com/
Description
Woodard & Curran is recruiting an entry-level scientist to work in our Duluth, Georgia office who can support environmental assessment, compliance, and remediation projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Successful candidates will be interested in ecology, wildlife biology, soil science, hydrology, environmental policy, geography, botany, earth sciences, natural resources stewardship, and water resource management. This position would report to and interact with senior scientists, engineers, and project managers, and would be involved with industrial, linear utility, oil and gas, water resources, site remediation, ecological restoration/conservation, and other environmental engineering projects. The right candidate will be professional, courteous, self-motivated, and diligent. Typical fieldwork activities would likely include wetland and waterbody delineations, stream assessments, threatened and endangered species habitat surveys, GPS data collection, environmental site assessments, environmental sampling (i.e. soil, surface water, groundwater, wastewater, etc.), and erosion and sediment control (E&SC) inspections. Typical office duties would include assistance with technical report preparation, preparation of environmental permit applications, desktop analysis of project sites using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GIS mapping of field-collected scientific data, assistance with the development of presentations for technical workshops and conferences, communication with local/state/federal regulatory agencies, and some client communications. Important Responsibilities: Delineation of wetlands using the appropriate regional supplements to the USACE Wetland Delineation Manual Identification of ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial streams Completion of biological assessments such as aquatic and terrestrial habitat field surveys Assistance with preparation of USACE Section 404 permit applications Assistance with preparation of State 401 Water Quality Certification applications (including Georgia EPD state waters buffer variances) Assistance with preparation of NPDES construction stormwater permit applications Completion of E&SC inspections on active construction sites Phase I Environmental Site Assessment site visits and reports Environmental sampling while following appropriate sample integrity and chain-of-custody procedures Sample coordination with an appropriate laboratory for sample analysis Site visits to document other environmental compliance and associated reporting Skills and Qualifications: BS degree in natural resources, ecology, forest resources, environmental science, wildlife management, biology, chemistry, geology, environmental engineering, or related discipline MS degree is preferred, but not required 1-2 years of field experience in the ecological and natural sciences is preferred, but not required Knowledge of southeastern U.S. flora and fauna, especially wetland and riparian flora Formal wetland delineation training is preferred, but not required Proficiency with GPS technology (Trimble, Garmin, Terrasync/Pathfinder Office, ArcPAD, etc.) GIS experience (ESRI ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcCatalog, etc) OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification is preferred, but not required Ability to work long, physically demanding hours in a variety of weather conditions in remote locations Ability to traverse uneven terrain and carry field equipment (up to 40 lbs) Advanced written and verbal communication skills Willingness to travel as the project requires Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woodard & Curran is a Drug-Free Work Place Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications
Qualifications listed in the job description. To apply, please use the link below to the job listing on our career site: https://osv-wc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/WoodardCurran/job/Duluth-GA/Entry-level-Scientist_R01273
Contact Person
Sheri Avoux, Technical Recruiter
Contact Phone
4088314810
Contact eMail
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