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Wetland Scientist

Portland OR

EPG is seeking an experienced Wetland Scientist for our Portland office.

 

Qualifications

Candidate must have a strong background in wetland delineation, state and federal permitting, and environmental planning. Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, conducting wetland delineations, regulatory permitting, impact assessment and mitigation planning, restoration or mitigation site monitoring, construction monitoring, and interactions with state and federal agencies.

 

Education/experience

Certification as a Professional Wetlands Scientist by the Society of Wetlands Scientists

A bachelor’s degree in a life sciences discipline with an emphasis on applied science (e.g., wetland science, botany, wildlife biology, aquatic biology, fisheries biology, conservation biology, ecology, range science, watershed science, or other related environmental science), master’s degree preferred

5-7 years of professional experience in wetlands science/environmental analysis and studies

Experience working within the regulatory framework of Oregon and Washington, as well as local governments in the Portland metropolitan area

 

Skills

Wetland delineation

Section 404/401 Clean Water Act document and permit application preparation

Mitigation and restoration plan preparation

Design reviews and construction monitoring for implementation of permit conditions and environmental commitments

Project management, including preparation of scopes of work and budgets

Strong plant identification skills

Experience using GIS software (Terrasync) and Trimble GPS units

Ability to conduct library and internet research

Excellent writing skills, verbal communication skills, and computer literacy

Must be able to travel and can conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, including walking up to 10 miles per day in rugged terrain, and be able to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 lbs.

Ability to take initiative, resolve problems, and ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective manner

Ability to work as part of a team

Knowledge of and familiarity with flora, fauna and natural systems of the Pacific Northwest

Working knowledge of related relevant local, state, and federal regulations including the CWA, ESA, CERCLA, NEPA, NHPA, and ODFW requirement

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, conducting wetland delineations, regulatory permitting, impact assessment and mitigation planning, restoration or mitigation site monitoring, construction monitoring, and interactions with state and federal agencies.

 

Typical schedule

This is a full-time, hourly position.

The fieldwork schedule will vary depending on the job. Lodging and per diem will be provided depending on distance and job requirements.

 

Salary

Salary is negotiable based on relevant experience.

 

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please send your resume and cover letter listing at least 3 references to:

Environmental Planning Group, LLC

Human Resources

650 NE Holladay St., 16th Floor

Portland, Oregon 97232

or via email to careers@epgllc.co

Posted May 2, 2017



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