Environmental Scientist/Wildlife Biologist-Oregon

Hamer Environmental
Portland, Oregon
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Hamer Environmental L.P., a Washington/Oregon based environmental consulting firm, is looking to hire a Full-time Environmental Scientist/Wildlife Biologist to assist our team on a wide variety of projects. This position will provide both office and field-based environmental services to our clients. The selected individual will help manage current multi-disciplinary projects for the company, develop proposals and budgets for potential projects, assist or lead staff in conducting field-based natural resource evaluations, and work closely with peers to provide technical writing for various components of NEPA/SEPA compliance (including Biological/Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements). The ideal candidate will be able to successfully manage multiple tasks and personnel, exhibit excellent scientific writing and research skills, and have experience working as an environmental consultant. Hamer Environmental encourages its employees to work independently, create their own initiatives, and proactively search for work opportunities that most interest them. This is a full-time mid-level position that will be a mix of office and field work. The location of the position will be in Portland, Oregon. Company History: Hamer Environmental L.P. is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm. 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 environmental services throughout the U.S. Our company expertise includes environmental research, threatened and endangered species issues, project impact assessments, mitigation plans, environmental planning, monitoring studies, fish and 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, oil and gas companies, tribal corporations and conservation organizations. To learn more about our company, please visit our web site at www.HamerEnvironmental.com. Duties: • Manage or assist in managing company projects • Conduct field work in support of company projects • Assess impacts to resources from federal and state actions • Prepare federal (National Environmental Policy Act) and state environmental documentation for a wide variety of projects. • Conduct data analysis and interpret results • Prepare detailed technical reports • Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of subordinate employees • Provide presentations to groups or organizations on project progress • Serve as the primary contact and representative for Hamer Environmental with clients and contract coordinators • Strategize about the development of new business and meet with potential clients
Basic Qualifications:  B.S. degree required (M.S. preferred in environmental science, wildlife biology, natural resource management or a closely related field)  Five or more years of relevant professional experience conducting biological surveys and habitat assessments for various wildlife species (northwest U.S. desired)  Previous experience surveying for Marbled Murrelets and/or Spotted Owls desired  Three to five years managing medium to large multidisciplinary projects  Previous environmental consulting experience desired  Knowledge of pertinent environmental regulations and a basic understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act  Positive and energetic attitude, able to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment  Solid time management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks/projects with tight deadlines  Self-motivated; strong initiative  Resourceful  Willing to travel
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