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Entry Level Environmental Scientist

Parsippany, New Jersey, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description:

Dewberry is currently seeking an Entry Level Environmental Scientist to join our environmental group in our Parsippany, NJ office and work in the Natural Resource Services Department. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals. This position offers tremendous potential for professional growth in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. The individual will work with professionals in natural resource inventories and analyses, wetland delineation, permitting and mitigation. Knowledge of and/or interest in the applications and design of green infrastructure and stream restoration would be helpful.

The successful individual will conduct desktop database reviews of natural resources for various types of projects, and help conduct soil, hydrology and vegetation inventories/plant identifications, as applicable, documenting results of field investigations and analyses and preparing reports based on those studies. The individual will also provide assistance with preparation of NJDEP Wetland Permit applications, as well as other State and Federal Section 404 and 401 permit applications.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


The candidate will perform a variety of environmental support functions.

The Environmental Scientist must be flexible, client focused and capable of working under the supervision of project managers.

The work required is diverse and ranges from general field support to technical work that requires strong communication and organization skills.

Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, coworkers, sub-consultants, and state/county/agency review staff, as well as have the ability to handle multiple concurrent projects.

Expected to work in a timely fashion to meet project, client, and/or regulatory deadlines and project budgets.

Responsible for composing technical reports, memorandums, and other written documents.

Required Skills & Required Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science/Botany/Ecology/Natural Resource Management or related field required.

0-2 years of experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Access

Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat

Experience with AutoCAD, Microstation, and/or ARcGIS; Bentley software products a plus

Current OSHA 40-hr certification and/or other applicable certification also a plus.

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.
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