EPG is seeking an experienced Wetland Scientist for our Portland office.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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
650 NE Holladay St., 16th Floor
Portland, Oregon 97232 or via email to email@example.com