Consulting Biologist - Wetland Specialist
Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) is a dynamic medium size-consulting firm with offices across the United States and Canada. We are seeking a full-time Consulting Biologist – Wetland Specialist in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. While wetlands will be the focus, the role will support general biology and a wide range of field-based survey efforts. WEST provides mentorship and growth opportunities to early-career or mid-level biologists, and a team of technical and non-technical staff supports all WEST biologists. Beyond science, we encourage participation in conservation actions at the local and national level and have developed a company-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program.
Ideal candidates will have demonstrable experience and expertise in wetland delineations, and possess the ability to lead field teams in planning and execution of project work based on specific regional guidance. Wetland surveys may occur throughout the western US. This position will include a mix of field and office work and will require travel and overnight stays. Additional roles may include general environmental planning and consulting, overseeing seasonal staff in support of biological surveys, and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams of biologists, resource specialists, and other technical and non-technical staff to fulfill scopes of work.
Plan and lead wetland delineation project work;
Comfortable working in remote and rugged locations, where access requires hiking or 4wd/ATV proficiency;
Manage and support tasks related to natural resource field studies (e.g., wildlife inventory, habitat mapping, etc.);
Write technical reports that meet client and regional agency standards;
Communication with Project managers and field biologists to execute project work;
Perform quality checks to ensure WEST standards and client requirements are met;
Support day-to-day administration of projects; and
Market WEST’s capabilities, prepare scopes of work, budget estimates, and respond to proposal requests.
This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of all the duties that may be associated. Candidates must be able to perform these functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, biological sciences, natural resources, ecology or equivalent;
Ability to perform wetland delineation and support Section 404 permitting;
Experience with technology (tablets, GPS, etc.)
Strong botany skills, with rare plant experience a plus;
General knowledge of threatened and endangered species assessments, specifically to support wetland permit requirements;
Experience in environmental consulting or project/task management specifically associated with wetland work. Experience in budgeting and proposal writing;
Emphasis on health and safety;
Strong, competent writing skills;
Understanding of the energy development process and market (renewable energy and linear project experience preferred);
Good time management, ability to be adaptable, and ability to meet deliverable targets and deadlines; and
Ability to follow instructions from managers and accept guidance and constructive criticism.
After an offer of employment is made, the candidate(s) must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required.
WEST is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.
Application Link or Email : https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1404
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Entry Level, Mid to Senior Level