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Wetlands/Natural Systems Scientist

Company: Geotechnology, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

The work location is in Erlanger KY, Cincinnati, OH or Dayton, OH POSITION SUMMARY: The primary responsibilities of the position include applying professional knowledge and experience in organizing and carrying out natural systems consulting services including stream and wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species evaluations, waters of the United States permitting, preparing National Environmental Policy Act documents, and other related activities. The position also includes communicating with state and federal regulators, guiding clients through complex permitting processes, and conducting the field, laboratory, and technical work required to complete projects. The position will also require the supervision of field and technical personnel who perform the work directly. -- POSITION BENEFITS: The ideal candidate may be eligible for flexible schedule opportunities including working from home and/or part-time with benefits. The candidate will be an integral part of a small, dedicated team that values professionalism, safety, and integrity. -- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operations -- Delineates waters of the US including wetlands. -- Assesses the presence of threatened or endangered species. -- Coordinates jurisdictional determinations through State and Federal Agencies. -- Prepares State and Federal Section 404/401 permits. -- Coordinates the issuance of mitigation credits. -- Develops and implements wetland mitigation plans. -- Conducts field work including: soil sampling, flora and fauna identification, habitat assessment, and inspection and monitoring activities. -- Prepares and submits NEPA documents (or State equivalents) including AE/EIS, Categorical Exclusions, FONSI, etc. -- Facilitates agency/regulatory coordination and correspondence. -- Preparation and submittal of delineation and monitoring reports to agencies. -- Practices loss prevention techniques. -- Alerts their supervisor to technical, managerial, or administrative problems arising out of course of contract. -- Demonstrates ability to work independently on varied assignments. -- Exercises reasonable judgment on technical matters within the limits of current experience level. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Projects a positive image of the firm in dealings with outside groups and clients. -- Training-- -- -- -- -- -- -- US Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands/Waters of the US delineation training and regional supplements (or similar). Ohio Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands (ORAM), preferred. ODOT Environmental Prequalification training classes, preferred. -- EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, or related natural science. MS degree in specialty desired. -- EXPERIENCE: -- Eight years' progressively responsible experience in specialty field. -- Two years' of the above-referenced experience may be substituted with an advanced degree in a specialty field or closely-related field. -- CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: -- Professional Wetland Scientist and/or Professional Wetland Delineator certifications beneficial. -- Aquatic Biology, Hydrology, Botany, Wetland Ecology and Environmental Science preferred. -- KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES: -- Experience with water permit programs and various State ecological survey programs. -- Knowledge and experience in state and federal public participation guidelines. -- Experience in developing, evaluating or implementing procedures and/or guidance. -- Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate and negotiate effectively, both orally and in writing. -- Demonstrated ability to make presentations to large and diverse audiences. -- Demonstrated ability to effectively use computer systems and software to include MS Office Suite. -- Experience with the preparation of NEPA EA/EIS documents desirable. -- Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality written documents and deliverables. -- Experience with State transportation project (ODOT, KYTC, INDOT) environmental requirements preferred. -- Ability to obtain State transportation environmental pre-qualifications required. -- PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: -- Ability to relate well to people. -- Willingness to travel when needed, for part-time assignments. -- Ability to work overtime when needed. -- Well organized. -- Detail oriented. -- High level of integrity. -- Continuing interest in upgrading technical knowledge and skills. -- Able to work independently and provide exceptional project deliverables -- OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES AND AFFLIATIONS: Membership in appropriate environmental societies. Active interest in community and professional organizations. -- PHYSICAL DEMANDS: -- Required to stand for long periods of time. -- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. -- Field work will require working in varying weather conditions and walking over uneven terrain. This description is not intended to be all-inclusive and changes may be made to this job description at the discretion of management.

Keywords: Geotechnology, Inc., St. Louis , Wetlands/Natural Systems Scientist, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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