Wetland Scientist – Houston, Texas

Cypress Environmental Consulting LLC
Houston, Texas
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Cypress Environmental Consulting is expanding our team and actively seeking a Wetland Scientist to join our team. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term career in the environmental consulting industry and is open to diversification across the company. Responsibilities may include performing field work for wetland and stream delineations and erosion and sediment control inspections. Candidates with experience with plant identification, GPS data collection, GIS mapping, and wetland and wildlife survey methods are preferred. In addition, familiarity with wetlands permitting and environmental regulations pertaining to a variety of energy, development, and natural resource projects is beneficial. You will work in a dynamic team environment with other scientists, geologist, biologists, engineers, water resource specialists, NEPA specialists, environmental planners, and regulatory experts. This position will include opportunities for both field and office work; it may also involve extensive travel and several days in the field and away from home. Responsibilities • Perform field work for wetland and stream delineations and functional/conditional assessments • Identify plants, soil types, and hydrological characteristics • Prepare technical reports summarizing field findings • Assist in the preparation of jurisdictional determination requests, impacts assessments, Section 404/401 permit applications • Conduct inspections of active construction sites to ensure compliance with state, client, and site-specific erosion and sediment control measures • Provide business development efforts to expand client base • Learn other aspects of environmental consulting • Be a mentor to other staff & be mentored on the job • Support natural resources assessments, species surveys, and environmental monitoring efforts
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Botany, or related field • Minimum of 2-5 years of progressive experience in wetland delineation • Strong knowledge of wetlands, plant identification, and aquatic resources • Knowledge of GPS submeter units and application, such as TerraSync, Trimble Pathfinder Office • Strong technical writing, organization, and time management skills • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines • Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekends, and potentially for extended periods of time; overnight travel required; travel will be required up to 70% within the U.S. • Excellent attention to detail • Excellent customer service skills • Must be able to thrive in a self-directed manner • Excellent communication skills • Ability to promote CEC’s services • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective and safe manner possible • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective and safe manner possible • Technical report support including data entry/validation, figure preparation, and QA/QC • Writing technical reports that summarize methods, results, conclusions and recommendations • Evening and weekend work may be required • Work will be conducted under the supervision of a project manager • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license required Additional Preferable Skills & Certifications Include: • Knowledge of applicable and relevant local, state, and federal regulations including the Clean Water Act (Section 404/401), Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act • Completion of a wetland delineation course in line with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program or Wetland Delineator/Delineation Certificate from an accredited organization • Experience conducting field surveys for federal or state listed species • Proficiency with Trimble GPS units • Certification as a Wetland Professional In-Training or Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetlands Scientists • Certification as a Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspector TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position, a copy of your resume/CV, college transcript (official or unofficial), and 3 references to MFontenot@CypressEC.com
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Melissa Fontenot
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