Wetlands Ecologist

Kimley Horn
Columbus, Ohio, US
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Ranked as one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For," Kimley-Horn prides itself on hiring high-achieving, dedicated, and reliable professionals. Our Columbus, Ohio office has an exciting opportunity for a Wetlands Ecologist to join our team.
Interested candidates must possess ODOT Environmental prequalification and have experience in conducting wetland delineations, stream assessments, ecological surveys and habitat evaluations, as well as experience preparing wetland permit applications. The selected candidate will support a variety of environmental, transportation, roadway design, and land development design projects. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of geological and biological sciences, ODOT natural resource regulations, water quality regulatory programs, wetlands identification including knowledge of local botany and soil science, and experience in chemistry, ecology, biology, geology, water resources, geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental sciences.
Position Requirements:
- BS or MS in Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Ecology, or comparable Natural Resources degree
- ODOT prequalification including, but not limited to:
- Environmental Document Preparation - Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
- Ecological Surveys including Aquatic Ecology, Terrestrial Ecology and Wetland Delineation
- Successful completion of of ODOT's Ecological Training class
- Five or more years of relevant experience
- Ability to direct and conduct fieldwork for wetland, watercourse, and waterbody delineations and other ecological field surveys
- Implement field data collection efforts, processing, evaluation, and presentation
- Conduct habitat assessments for threatened and endangered species and lead consultations with USFWS and other agencies
- Prepare permit applications for projects affecting wetlands and waterbodies
- 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 and manage multiple priorities
- Ability to work independently and on a team
Desired Qualifications:
- Experience using Trimble GPS units
Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Kimley-Horn in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H1-B or any other work visa petitions.
- Bachelors or better in Environmental Science
Licenses & Certifications
- Pro Wetland Delineator
- Pro Wetland Scientist
- Five or more years
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)