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Environmental Field Scientist - Omaha, Nebraska

Environmental Field Scientist - Omaha, Nebraska

We are looking for an experienced Environmental Scientist to join our dynamic team! Conduct biological assessments and surveys. Identify and evaluate environmental planning strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and constraints analyses to assist clients with project planning. Prepare proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence. Projects may include ecological and natural resource field surveys, species surveys, and site planning and permitting.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

Be responsible for maintaining Terracon’s established quality standards on all projects.

Mid-level scientific professional responsible for gathering data and assembling information to be evaluated and analyzed independently and by other team members.

Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection either alone or with a team.

Participate in field studies related to wetland and watercourse delineation, stream assessments, and wildlife studies.

Perform testing and sampling of ecological systems in the Midwest including wetlands, streams, lakes, riparian areas, and grasslands.

Perform visual assessments of habitats that may be utilized by species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Assist in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, and aerial photographs to evaluate, plan and permit projects.

Prepare concise and accurate written reports using data collected in the field.

Draft written task orders and proposals for small to medium-sized projects and assist with portions of proposals on larger projects.

Communicate clearly and concisely with staff and clients regarding specific projects/tasks.

Completion of some projects will require travel and working outside of standard office hours and days.


Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, Biology, Geography, Geology or related natural science field and a minimum 3 years of related field experience.

Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:

Wetland Delineation according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers methods.


Preferred Experience:

At least 3 years of field experience with wetland delineations, stream assessments, habitat and species assessments.

Preparation of Categorical Exclusions and Environmental Assessments in accordance with NEPA (Lead or Supporting Preparer is acceptable)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Beginner or Intermediate GIS

Working understanding of Section 404 CWA, Section 7 ESA and Section 106 NHPA consultations

Additional Info

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Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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