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Wetland Scientist – Entry level position

Wetland Scientist – Entry level position

Northwest Ecological Services, LLC (NES) is seeking a qualified candidate for a wetland scientist position. Qualified candidates should have an understanding of or experience with wetland delineations, Washington Department of Ecology Wetland Rating System, habitat assessments, mitigation planning, and monitoring in Western Washington. This is a field position (~30-40%) with corresponding office work (~60-70%). 

NES is a specialized environmental consulting firm located in Bellingham, WA. We set ourselves apart from the others by offering a refreshingly sincere and experienced alternative. We are service-oriented. We believe in building client trust and understanding so we can better understand our clients’ needs and find tailored, reasonable solutions. To help build this relationship, we offer staff consistency and to provide clear communication and leadership.

Desired Experience/Qualifications

➢ Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or closely related field

➢ Continuing education focus in wetland sciences preferred

➢ Consulting experience preferred but not required

➢ Strong verbal and written communication skills

➢ Experience with GIS and GPS preferred

➢ Must be a self-starter, organized, and capable of managing several projects at once

➢ Working knowledge of the Corps Wetland Delineation Manual, Clean Water Act, and local critical areas ordinances preferred

➢ PWS not required, but must be willing and able to obtain certification


Support natural resource permitting by:

➢ Assistance with field assessment for wetland delineations, stream OHWM determinations, and habitat assessments.

➢ Preparation of maps and figures using GPS/ GIS.

➢ Prepare technical documents including critical area assessment reports, mitigation plans, and permit applications.

➢ Mitigation monitoring and reporting.

Please provide resume along with a cover letter introducing yourself and your background directed to

Location: Bellingham, WA

The position is part to full-time, 30-40 hours per week.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time, Part-time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

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