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ENTRY LEVEL ECOLOGIST

ENTRY LEVEL ECOLOGIST

Ecologist  

The Watershed Company, a regional leader in science-based planning and design for environmental restoration, is seeking entry level candidates within the fields of wetland and stream ecology. Successful candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished scientists, planners, engineers, arborists, and landscape architects in a growing 38-year-old employee-owned company based in Kirkland, WA.

Duties and Expectations:

·         Conduct field visits in wetland and stream Critical Areas, and Shorelines of the State 

·         Prepare and manage projects including wetland assessments and delineation studies in Washington State, critical areas reports, function assessments, compliance monitoring and reports, and mitigation plans

·         Familiarity with permitting documentation (USACE 404, HPA, shoreline, 401 WQ Cert, and local area permits)

·         Prepare proposals for environmental services work and interact with marketing staff for business/client development activities

·         Interact with clients to achieve project objectives

·         Ability to work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment

Required Experience:

·         1 year of experience performing above duties; completion of the UW certificate program in Wetland Science and Management may substitute for experience.

·         Bachelor or Master of Science degree in biology, environmental science, or related field 

·         Knowledge and experience with Pacific Northwest vegetation and wildlife (ISA arborist certification a plus)

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills (testing may be required)

·         Valid driver’s license and good driving record

·         Demonstrated ability to use standard computer programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint (GIS mapping experience a plus)

Desired Experience

·         Additional expertise and associated accreditation (Wetland Science Certification, Fisheries Biology, Stream Ecology, ISA Certified Arborist, Marbled Murrelet Marine Monitor, GIS)

·         WSDOT Biological Assessment Author accreditation or other experience preparing biological assessments (BA) and biological evaluations (BE)

·         Familiarity with Eastern and Western Washington wetland rating forms and figures

·         Familiarity with local, state and federal regulatory requirements concerning critical areas and shorelines

Salary and Benefits:

Salary depends on experience and qualifications. Benefits include medical/dental insurance, continuing education, performance bonuses, retirement program with future matched payments and opportunities for ownership.

The Watershed Company is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and respected. Individuals of all cultures, communities, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

 

Send cover letter and resume to Jobs@watershedco.com.  Please include the words “Entry Level Ecologist” in the subject line.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

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