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Wetland Ecologist

Wetland Ecologist

Orbis Environmental Consulting is seeking an experienced Wetland Ecologist. Orbis provides botanical, cultural, ecological, and wildlife surveys and monitoring, and wetland delineation and permitting services. We also offer training and workshops in plant identification and inventory.

Most of our work is in Indiana, but projects may occur throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes states. This position will require travel for fieldwork, but the office work is completely remote. You can work from home – there is no need to relocate. You will have the freedom to shape this role for your professional and personal growth.

We are looking for a candidate with strong technical skills, experience in project management, and who is comfortable building client relationships.
Many of our projects involve collaboration with other project managers. You will have the opportunity to grow our ecological services alongside our botanists, biologists, and cultural resource professionals.

•Conduct wetland and stream identification, delineation, and functional assessment investigations in accordance with the USACE Manual and Regional Supplements
•Write, edit, and format technical reports
•Complete Clean Water Act Section 404/401 waterway permits
•Complete plant inventories for floristic quality assessment (FQA) in wetlands, when required
•Effective communication with clients, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders to meet project goals
•Prepare project scope and budget proposals, contract management
•Business development and client outreach

Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor of Science degree in biology, environmental science, natural resources, or a related field.
•Two years professional stream and wetland delineation experience
•Demonstrated experience in project management
•Experience completing Section 401/404 Clean Water Act Permits and coordinating associated mitigation with state and federal agencies
•Knowledge of Midwest and Great Lakes states flora
•Willingness and ability to work outdoors in a variety of locations and conditions, including occasional overnight travel
•Clear and professional communication skills
•Experience using GPS units and tablets for data collection
•Experience with common office software – Microsoft Office, Google Docs e.g.,
•Comfort using photo editing, messaging, project management applications.
•Valid driver's license
•Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

Desired Qualifications:
•Strong plant identification skills
•Experience conducting monitoring of mitigation sites
•Experience with GIS software
•Experience completing environmental documents under NEPA – CE/EA/EIS
•Knowledge of Ohio Rapid Assessment Method (ORAM), Primary Headwater Habitat Evaluation Index (HHEI), and Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI) assessment surveys

•Professional development and training
•Flexible work schedule
•Remote office work
•Unlimited vacation and sick time
•Paid Holidays
•Health insurance including vision and dental coverage

This is a full-time salaried position ranging from $50,000 - $55,000

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your qualifications and resume with three references to Ryan Duddleson at

Orbis Environmental Consulting is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, or other statuses protected by law. Candidates must be able to pass a background check, drug test, and demonstrate full vaccination for COVID-19 as required by our clients.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

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