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Natural Resources Scientist

Natural Resources Scientist


Our small natural resources team works closely with other disciplines to avoid and/or minimize environmental impacts, enhance natural resources, and efficiently navigate permitting. The bulk of our work is in-house projects, but we also provide standalone environmental services. Our Natural Resources team is seeking a self-motivated individual with strong collaborative skills who will be based out of our Portland, Oregon office. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and a broad range of capabilities to support the team, from fieldwork, report writing, and project management, to responding to project proposals.  This position provides the opportunity to help expand and define HHPR’s natural resources department with the support and resources of a mid-sized firm.


  • Conduct wetland determinations and delineations, ordinary high water mark delineations, and wetland and stream functional assessments (e.g.,    ORWAP and SFAM) in Oregon and Washington.
  • Conduct assessments and prepare reports per requirements of Clean Water Services (CWS), Water Environmental Services (WES), and other             jurisdictions in Oregon.
  • Conduct field and office investigations, analysis, and prepare reports for local critical areas, SEPA, Hydraulic Project Approvals, and Shorelines in Washington.
  • Conduct wetland and stream mitigation and monitoring in Oregon and Washington.
  • Prepare wetland-delineation documents, including technical letters, reports, and permits
  • Conduct field and office investigations, analysis, and prepare technical documents in support of NEPA compliance, particularly WSDOT and ODOT.
  • Conduct field and office investigations, analysis, and prepare technical documents in support of ESA compliance.
  • Lead permitting efforts, prepare permit applications, and negotiate permit conditions with regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of field investigation methods and regulations.
  • Serve as project lead, task lead, or support staff depending on your knowledge, skill-level, and the specific project needs.
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings with team members, clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide natural resources support to other departments.
  • Provide technical review and QA/QC.
  • Assist with proposals including technical approach, budget, and schedule.
  • Develop, and maintain effective working relationships with other HHPR staff.


  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Soil Science, Environmental Science, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5-years of progressively responsible experience in the natural resources field.
  • Experience conducting wetland and stream delineations, functional assessments, and preparing technical reports in Oregon and Washington.
  • Ability to cultivate successful relationships with co-workers, clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Experience with federal, state, and local wetland and other natural resources permitting.
  • Ability to perform field work in a variety of conditions, including hiking long distances over rough terrain, soil pit excavation, and brush clearing.
  • A commitment to quality and professionalism.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills across a variety of platforms including face-to-face and virtual meetings, fieldwork, email, maps, telephone, and text/instant messaging.
  • Ability to address multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to provide their own transportation to field sites (HHPR reimburses ).
  • Valid driver’s license
  • According to federal law, HHPR must require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all.
  • License and Education

Desired Qualifications:

Skills and experience or certifications in one or more of the following areas:

  • Salmonid habitat enhancement
  • Stream restoration
  • In-water work area isolation and restoration
  • Macro-invertebrate surveys Wetland soils
  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS)
  • GPS mapping in the field
  • ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD software
  • Stormwater management in resource areas
  • ESA-certification by WSDOT and ODOT
  • Construction monitoring.


HHPR offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, which include 401(K) plan, health, dental and vision premiums for the employee and dependents 100% paid by company, disability and life insurance, vacation, sick benefits and the opportunity for company stock ownership.

HHPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in the process of apply or interviewing due to a disability, please let us know.


Please submit cover letter and resume via HHPR’s online application process by clicking this link to ADP Workforce Now.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level, Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : ""

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