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Environmental Scientist

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Sarasota County, Florida, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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About Us

WE ARE VHB-a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, local government, and energy industries-serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

We are creative problem-solvers

We work hard, and we give back

We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)

We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

It's not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We're growing, and we hope you'll join us!

About the Position

VHB's growing Southeast Environmental Services team has an immediate need for a junior level Environmental Scientist to join our growing practice in Sarasota, Florida. The successful candidate will get to work on a variety of projects across energy, transportation, real estate, and/or local government markets.

Responsibilities - specific responsibilities will vary by the specific natural resource or water resource discipline of the applicant.

Office and field work with a focus on ecological and water quality services

GIS mapping and data analysis

Data entry and management

Report Writing

Client Coordination

Field duties will include GPS data collection, water quality sampling, discharge monitoring, habitat mapping, vegetation monitoring, wildlife surveys and other field assessments

Skills & Abilities

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

Aptitude for learning on the job

Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to grow professionally

Ability to think critically and solve problems

Strong communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of team in an office setting, remote field locations, and/or in challenging weather conditions

Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of time


3-5 years of experience

Proficiency in GIS desired

B.S. in Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources or a related field, a M.S. Degree can substitute for two years of experience

Desired experience with mobile data collection including Trimble GPS products and software, knowledge of Florida plants and wildlife, and water quality sampling

Only candidates who reside in Florida will be considered

This position requires COVID-19 vaccination per client requirements.

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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