Environmental Scientist II (Wetland Scientist)
The Environmental Scientist II will have the knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to successfully provide clients with a variety of wetland-related services including delineations, restorations, permitting, design, and mitigation projects within the Natural and Cultural Resources Department. This role is responsible for participating in a wide range of projects which may include National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews and exclusions and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments. The Environmental Scientist II must possess the ability and willingness to coach and mentor other environmental specialists/scientists at the I level. This position will be an active contributor to wetland, regulatory, and restoration professional communities, representing Impact7G at applicable professional conferences, user group meetings, workshops, and other venues to promote the company and develop and sustain a successful natural resources program.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The essential job duties and responsibilities include:
- Conduct research, complete reviews, and compile reports.
- Site visits, which include field sampling, data collection, field equipment operation, and other field activities associated with environmental projects.
- Works independently on projects ranging from small to medium and assists senior staff on larger projects.
- Conduct wetland delineations following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and Regional Supplements.
- Perform wetland delineation, wetland monitoring, and regulatory consultation activities.
- Perform in-field work and data collection, compile, and organize field data.
- Contribute to proposals and prepare budgets for projects within the Natural and Cultural Resources Department.
- Ensure that health and safety laws are followed.
- Review threatened or endangered species habitat requirements and regulatory status.
- Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of wetlands and other ecological communities.
- Knowledge regarding current Section 404 and Section 401 (Clean Water Act) environmental regulation and regulatory instruments, mechanisms, and the permitting process. Be able to effectively communicate the fundamental framework of these rules and guidelines (experience with natural resources permitting and regulatory coordination is not required but would be beneficial).
- Liaison between clients and regulatory agencies, using effective, clear, and accurate communication skills.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. In the absence of a degree, equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.
- 2-5 years’ experience in the environmental field.
- 3 years minimum experience in completing wetland delineations and reports.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and time management skills.
- Be organized and detail oriented.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Experience with Midwest soils and Midwest hydric soil indicators.
- Familiarity with common Midwest wetland plant species and ability to utilize botanical resources to key plants out to species level.
- Possess a valid non-commercial driver’s license.
Application Link or Email : https://www.impact7g.com/careers/
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree, Masters
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level, Entry Level