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Ecologist

Ecologist

Ecologist – North Port, Florida

Full-time, Exempt position


Summary:

We are a company of employees who enjoy working outdoors and have a passion for restoring the natural environment. At EarthBalance, the Ecologist is responsible for the planning, execution, coordination, and completion of environmental mitigation, restoration, and permitting projects.  GIS skills would be a plus and associated duties include digitization, compilation, and data retrieval to build maps and make calculations for permitting and restoration projects.    

Duties:

  • Delineate wetlands using State and federal guidelines.
  • Utilize Uniform Mitigation Assessment Methodology (UMAM) to assess wetland quality.
  • Assist in the permitting, oversight, and monitoring of wetland mitigation banks.
  • Develop and compile Environmental Resource Permit and USACE 404 permit applications.
  • Use GIS, CAD, or other mapping and diagramming software to create maps showing coverage of environmental attributes for both permitting and environmental restoration staff.
  • Conduct wetland mitigation design and oversight.
  • Perform field activities including wildlife surveys, vegetation monitoring, and habitat mapping.
  • Develop natural resource management plans using knowledge of environmental planning or state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Create habitat management restoration plans, such as native plant restoration and nuisance and/or exotic plant control.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or related field.
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience in biological/environmental consulting and permitting, with relative experience in GIS preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or related field is a plus.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Expert knowledge of Florida flora and fauna.
  • Overnight travel of several days may be required occasionally.

Benefits:

EarthBalance® is an employee-owned company that specializes in Environmental Restoration.  We offer competitive pay and benefits including Employee Stock Ownership Plan (a company-sponsored pension), health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, and more.

Work Environment:

This position will require a mix of office time and duties performed outdoors. You will be walking, using 4X4’s, ATV’s, swamp buggies, boats, and other modes of transport to move through uneven terrain, wetlands, beaches, mangroves, and other types of challenging natural environments. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

EarthBalance® is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, we make employment decisions at the Company based on each person's performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : General

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