Wetland Scientist

AKS Engineering & Forestry
Tualatin, Oregon, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Summary

AKS Engineering & Forestry (AKS) has an immediate opening for a wetland scientist to join our Natural Resources Team in our Tualatin office. The focus of this position is to support the natural resources needs of the company's public works and private development projects, working closely with our principals and project managers. This is a full-time hourly position reporting to the Senior Wetland Scientist.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in wetland or forest ecology, environmental science/biology, botany, or similar related science.
  • Two years minimum of experience conducting wetland and waters delineation using the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region.
  • Experience preparing Wetland Delineation Reports in accordance with DSL standards
  • Experience conducting Vegetated Corridor Analysis in accordance with Clean Water Services and/or Water Environment Services.
  • Pacific Northwest plant identification skills
  • Experience using hand-held Trimble GPS units
  • AutoCAD skills a plus
  • Exceptional report writing skills
  • Experience with applicable software (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently, to manage multiple priorities, and to work efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work long hours in the field and be able to travel, including overnight on occasions, if necessary, in AKS-provided vehicles.
  • Take personal responsibility for completing quality work within budgets and timelines.
  • Must have valid US drivers license

Job Functions & Responsibilities: This is a full-time position based in the Tualatin office. Typical responsibilities will include:
  • Conducting wetland delineations, ordinary high-water delineations, riparian habitat assessments, plant and wildlife surveys, mitigation monitoring, and other similar field data collection throughout Oregon
  • Gathering online background maps to facilitate with fieldwork
  • Preparing Wetland Delineation Reports
  • Preparing Natural Resource Assessment reports for Goal 5 compliance
  • Preparing Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Reports in accordance with DSL and USACE standards
  • Developing and maintaining effective positive working relationships with co-workers, clients, permitting agency staff, and other project team members.
  • Driving company-owned vehicle to job sites
  • Doing what needs to be done

Company Overview

AKS is a locally owned infrastructure engineering firm that provides professional consulting services to municipal and private clients in the Pacific Northwest. Our company provides a unique combination of services including civil engineering, surveying, planning, natural resources, landscape architecture, arboriculture, GIS, water resources, forestry/forest engineering, and construction support services. With this combination of professionals, we bring a holistic approach to problem-solving that allows us to implement solutions that may not be obvious when viewed from a single perspective. We have an established, broad-based portfolio of clients including land owners, real-estate developers, architects, government agencies, public service providers, timberland owners, and others. With four offices and nearly 25 years in business, AKS is a well-respected and trusted resource to our clients. AKS is consistently ranked as one of the top ten largest engineering firms in the Portland metropolitan area and as an Employer of Choice. Despite our growth, we have remained true to our values and diligently maintain our focus on quality. Visit our website at www.aks-eng.com for additional information about the work we do.

The Culture

AKS is not your typical consulting firm. We have created a unique work environment that is professional, friendly, casual, hardworking, and fun. With a reputation built on personal responsibility, straight answers, practical solutions, and above all else, client service, AKS has become a highly sought-after place to work. In fact, AKS was recently recognized once again by The Oregonian as one of the Top Workplaces of 2018 and 2019. We specifically place our offices closer to where our employees live providing us faster response to our clients and a shorter drive to work for most employees. We emphasize building long-term relationships with clients at all levels of our organization and this philosophy has allowed us to expand and grow. Every employee is treated as a valuable asset and everyone's voice matters.


AKS values our employees and proudly provides competitive compensation, benefits, and special perks. Checkout the Careers page of our website for more information on all that AKS offers.

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