Field Ecologist

3 days left

Employer
RES
Location
Merrifield, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Closes
Aug 05, 2021
Ref
2255286237
Discipline
Restoration
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Are you interested in a career that truly makes an impact? Do you want your job to help make nature and communities better with each project you touch?

At RES, we believe that human progress and the restoration of nature's resources can go hand in hand. Our belief made us what we are today - the nation's leading ecological restoration company, with over 300 stream miles restored and conserved, 20,000,000 trees planted, and 15,000 acres of special-status species habitat established. We restore our land and waters with integrity and innovation, one community at a time.

Do you want to be part of a team whose talent and dedication are unmatched in the industry? RES is accepting applications for an Ecologist with 1 to 3 years of relevant work or educational experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals.

The desired candidate's responsibilities would include performing all aspects of field work, collecting, inputting, and organizing data, and writing technical reports.

Field work will consist of 60-75% of all work.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, and wildlife biology etc.)
  • Experience performing wetland delineations
  • Proficiency in native and invasive plant identification.
  • Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent technical writing skills with attention to detail
  • Flexible with unexpected changes in work schedule
  • Ability to effectively focus on a variety of tasks to produce quality results within deadlines
  • A flexible working style, the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet project goals
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Positive attitude and a team-centered approach to problem solving


Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.S. in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, wildlife biology, etc.)
  • Experience with Trimble GPS and various survey equipment
  • Direct experience with state and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes
  • GIS proficiency
  • PWS or WPIT certification
  • Comfortable hauling trailers and working with ATVs/UTVs


Job Requirements:
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors
  • Ability to walk 2 to 5 miles outdoors in various wetland and other rugged terrain
  • Ability to read and interpret environmental mapping
  • Ability to travel several days consecutively per month, some overnight travel required
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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