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Ecologist II

Ecologist II

About the Role:


HHNT is seeking a mid-level ecologist, with 5-10 years of experience, to support our growing ecological sciences practice. The successful candidate will have experience leading field-based wetland delineations, stream assessments, protected species assessments, managing data, and writing technical reports to support land development projects. Special consideration will be given to those with experience using the Tennessee Stream Quantification Tool.

The salaried position awarded will be commensurate with the individual’s level of experience and they will work alongside other Ecologists, Environmental Scientists, and Engineers. HHNT is a well-respected environmental consulting firm located in the southeastern United States. As a small sized firm, HHNT can support all our staff professionally and personally, while keeping our focus on project successes and client satisfaction. HHNT is privately held by its principals, who are specialists in their fields and work side-by-side with staff on high-profile and complex environmental projects.

Specifically, this position would support industrial projects within the southeastern United States. The individual would lead wetland delineations, prepare technical reports and regulatory applications, prepare maps utilizing GIS software, and other natural resource related field activities.


Successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:


Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Biology, Environmental Science, or similar program.

Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Applicant must have ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets.

Continues learning process by attending in-house seminars and continuing education opportunities outside of the office.

Valid driver’s license. Must be able to drive to project sites, including areas that require off-road access.

Knowledge of ArcGIS.

Knowledge of native plant, soils, and wildlife species.


Responsibilities:


Perform wetland delineations using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Wetlands Delineation Manual and its supporting Regional Supplements.

Classify streams based on the North Carolina Division of Water Quality Manual, the Methodology of Identification of Intermittent and Perennial Streams and their Origins.

Assess streams using the Tennessee Stream Quantification Tool.

Experience operating GPS units under ArcGIS or Terrrasync programs.

Conduct field work to support habitat assessments, botanical surveys, and Threatened and Endangered species evaluations.

Assist with preparation of federal and state environmental permitting projects under 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act.

Preparation of reports, spreadsheets, and/or presentations to assist with environmental compliance.

Preparation of GIS maps in support of HHNT projects.

Assist the environmental department and Engineers with environmental compliance for various environmentally sensitive facilities.

Conduct permit application and file reviews at local regulatory offices.

Ability to interact with clients and project teams.

Locating, researching, and disseminating current information for environmental regulations for states and municipalities in the southeast.

Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments as part of HHNT’s project management responsibilities.

Maintain or pursue your Professional Wetland Scientist and/or other Ecological Certifications.

Must be comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather and being physically challenged.

Will require travel on a regular basis to project sites which will require overnight stays.

Minimum requirement of 2,080 hours worked for the company per year.

Work out of other HHNT offices should be expected.

Other duties, as assigned.


Benefits of being an HHNT team member include:


Amazing health benefits including 100% company paid health insurance premiums for employees and 50% paid health insurance premiums for spouse/family.

401k Retirement plan with employee match up to 4% (eligible after one year).

Profit-sharing component of the retirement plan (eligible after two years).

Tuition assistance program.

Typically, eight paid holidays, three (3) weeks paid time off.

Training and development programs.

Being part of an awesome team that will support and guide you along your career path.


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Director

Job Function : General

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