Environmental Scientist (Virginia Beach, VA)

Employer
Kimley Horn
Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 16, 2021
Ref
2151526510
Discipline
Wetlands
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description
Kimley-Horn, one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For," is looking for a Environmental Scientist to join our Virginia Beach, VA team. Interested candidates must have a willingness to perform wetland delineations, stream assessments, and habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species. The scientist will prepare 404 permit applications and conduct general environmental tasks supporting various projects including environmental, transportation planning, traffic operations, roadway design, and land development/site civil design projects. Candidates must be able to handle strenuous fieldwork. The qualified candidate will have knowledge of geological and biological sciences, natural resource regulations, water quality regulatory programs, wetlands identification including knowledge of local botany and soil science, and experience in chemistry, ecology, geology, water resources, geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental science.
Position Requirements:
- BS or MS in Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Ecology, or comparable Natural Resources degree
- 2 or more years of relevant experience
- Ability to conduct fieldwork with minimal supervision
- Strong technical writing skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Desire to work in both an office environment and in the field
- Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines
- Ability to manage multiple priorities
- Ability to work independently and on a team
- Flexibility to travel to other offices and cities for projects as needed
- Valid driver's license required
Desired Qualifications:
- Field experience
- Experience writing technical reports
- GIS, Word, Excel
- Wetland delineation training (40-hour) and certification is a plus
Qualifications
Education
Required
- Bachelors or better in Environmental Science
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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