Habitat Restoration Engineer / ScientistAnn Arbor MI
Job Code: 1675
Will provide technical support to the NOAA Restoration Center and will work at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab. Will support the evaluation, identification, prioritization, design, implementation and monitoring of habitat restoration projects throughout the Great Lakes. Will provide engineering services for high priority projects including technical review of feasibility studies, modeling studies, project design plans, bids and specifications, and construction of projects throughout the Great Lakes. Will maintain and manage specific restoration project data; provide technical, management, and planning support on Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program (DARRP) cases and Community Based Restoration Program projects; provide oversight of field activities and sub-contractors; and assist in the development of applicable permits and development of appropriate NEPA documentation for environmental compliance. Will support the coordination of public meetings, press releases, events, and other outreach activities.
2+ years specialized experience directly related to habitat restoration and engineering practices and methods pertaining to habitat restoration. Must have a strong background in shoreline and river restoration, geomorphology, and/or hydrology/hydraulics. Requires the ability to perform project management tasks including project scheduling, budgeting, project oversight, and ability to handle multiple, concurrent, and competing projects and responsibilities. Must have the ability to perform field assessment activities to identify and evaluate habitat restoration projects. Must have strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently, public speaking and technical writing skills and experience; and be willing to travel occasionally within the region. Must be a reliable self-starter that is motivated and shows strong attention to detail. Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations related to Great Lakes resources and habitat restoration projects and familiarity with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Experience with Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and Oil Pollution Act (OPA), preferred. Professional engineering certification preferred. Knowledge of the habitats and resources of the Great Lakes and experience with GIS, preferred.
Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.
BS in environmental engineering, hydrology, water resources, earth science, related discipline, or equivalent. MS preferred.