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Junior Environmental Scientist

Orlando FL

ID: 2020-1214

 

VHB is searching for an Environmental Scientist to join our Orlando, Florida office.

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

 

Responsibilities

Perform natural resource surveys including, but not limited to, wetland delineations and functional assessments, wildlife habitat evaluations, rare species surveys and water quality data collection/analysis.

Assist project managers with development of federal, state and local permit applications

Permit compliance monitoring

Develop supporting figures and mapping for various projects using GPS and GIS technologies

Preparation of various technical reports

 

Skills and Abilities

Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Strong technical writing skills

Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with GIS and GPS mobile technologies

Self-motivated with attention to detail

Ability to identify and/or key out local plant species

Ability to characterize soil profiles

Understanding of wetland regulations

Experience with NEPA is a plus

 

Qualifications

2-4 years of experience

B.S. in physical sciences, natural resources, wetland science, or a related field

Demonstrated working knowledge of wetland regulations in Florida is preferred

Experience with mobile technology highly desired

Must have the ability to conduct tasks independently

Expertise in identifying either plant, insects, birds, reptiles, and/or amphibians a plus

This position may involve working in remote field locations, temporary assignments in other regions where VHB operates, and may include night/weekend shifts and/or working in challenging weather conditions.

 

At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40+ years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

 

New employees beginning Fall 2020 will likely be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

 

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Posted November 5, 2020



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