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Senior Natural Resource Scientist - Field Lead

Senior Natural Resource Scientist - Field Lead

Whitenton Group, Inc. (WGI) is seeking to hire a Natural Resource Scientist/Field Lead in the San Marcos, Texas office. This person will assist with a variety of projects in the southern US on private and government-owned lands. WGI is looking to fill this position in the immediate future.


-         Desktop evaluations/assessments

-         Conduct stream/wetland delineation(s) following the USACE guidance

-         Conduct protected species habitat evaluations and presence/absence surveys

-         GPS data collection and processing

-         Use of ArcGIS software to produce maps

-         Report compilation (environmental constraints analyses, environmental assessments, preliminary reports)

-         Communicate effectively with crew(s) and supervisors

-         Lead a field team

-         Client and agency interaction


-         Minimum of three years experience in the southern US conducting field surveys and data collection for wetland delineations & habitat evaluations. 

-         Attention to detail

-         Task oriented and team player

-         Excellent writing and editing skills

-         Knowledgeable and experienced with:

 o  USACE delineation manual and regional supplements in the southern US 

 o  Delineation of Ordinary High Water Marks for streams

 o  Protected species and stream/wetland delineation

 o  Oil and gas work (well pad, pipeline, utility lines, water well/ponds, and facilities)

-         Overnight and extended travel which may include weekends/holidays (when needed)

-         BS (MS preferred) in a natural resource field of study

-         Valid driver’s license

-         Pass routine/random drug testing

-         ATV operation

-         Solutions oriented

-         Quick response time

-         Must pass background security screening and safety training(s) for a variety of clients

-         Physically able to perform field surveys and withstand challenging field conditions (terrain, extreme heat/cold, poisonous/biting/stinging critters

-         Work a minimum of 40 hours per week

-         Must wear Personal Protective Equipment and fire-retardant clothing when required by client

-         Great attitude

Benefits: Include health care for the employee (medical is 100% paid for by WGI), holiday/vacation/PTO pay, IRA with contribution from WGI, profit sharing bonus, and a great workplace atmosphere.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please email resume and/or curriculum vitae to Scott Jecker:

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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