Wetland Scientist / Ecologist II

Resource Environmental Solutions LLC

About the organization

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 180 stream miles and 40,400 wetland acres and preserved 6,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 11,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 240 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability.

Duties

The desired candidate’s responsibilities would include performing all aspects of field work, collecting, inputting and organizing data, and writing technical reports.

Field work will consist of 75-80% of all work.

Qualifications

3 or more years of relevant work experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals
3+ years conducting wetland delineations/stream surveys and vegetation surveys
Proficient in plant identification in wetlands and identification of invasive plant species
B.S. in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, etc.) is preferred, but not required if candidate has extensive field experience or plant identification knowledge in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and/or Ohio
Experience with Trimble GPS units
Ability to work long hours outdoors
Ability to walk 2 to 5 miles outdoors in various wetland habitats
Familiarity with ArcGIS
Ability to read and interpret environmental mapping
Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
Ability to travel several days consecutively per month, some overnight travel required
Flexible with unexpected changes in work schedule
Acceptable driving record
Comfortable hauling trailers and working with ATVs/UTVs

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