Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
Complete mix of field and office work primarily related to wetland & stream delineation and associated reporting/permit preparation including:
o Stream and wetland field identification and delineation;
o Field routing assessments and route development walks (for linear projects);
o Preparation of various permit applications related to energy industry clients (e.g., coal & natural gas);
o Assist in preparing detailed field documentation, reports, and mapping exhibits;
o Communicate with clients, third parties, and regulatory agents regarding project status, schedules and compliance issues. At times, this position may also include:
o Erosion & Sedimentation Inspections;
o Water quality sampling of environmental resources and discharge points;
o Stream flow monitoring for flow volumes, observations, water chemistry, etc.;
o Fish and Wildlife Species Identification, including wildlife species habitat ecology, related research and monitoring surveys;
o Vegetation community (upland, riparian, and wetlands) and habitat classification/ inventory;
o Biological information synthesis and interpretation, and preparation of technical reports;
o Agency consultation for regulatory compliance/permitting (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA], Endangered Species Act [ESA], Clean Water Act [CWA], and state and county equivalents); and
o Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
Position Requirements are as follows:
o Bachelor’s degree in applicable field required (such as Biological Science, Wildlife Ecology, Environmental Science or Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife Management).
Master’s degree preferred, but not required.
o 0 to 5 years of professional field experience related to wildlife species taxonomy/ ecology/surveys and vegetation/wetland assessment in the Eastern United States.
Working knowledge and/or skill in the following specialized areas is desirable, but not required:
o Completion of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation and Management Training Program is strongly recommended.
o Prior experience in private sector or natural resources/ecological consulting business.
o Biological resource mitigation design and monitoring planning.
o Strong problem-solving skills.
o Demonstrable technical writing/editing ability.
o Good interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills.
o Exceptional attention to detail.
o Excellent planning and organization skills.
o Commitment to quality in both work processes and products.
o Willingness to assume new roles.