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Environmental Scientist / Ecologist II

Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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

RES is the nation's largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 180 stream miles and 40,400 wetland acres and preserved 6,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 11,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 240 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability.

RES is accepting applications for a Field Ecologist with at least three (3) years of relevant work or educational experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals in our Pittsburgh, PA and Litiz, PA offices.

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 75-80% of all work.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3 or more years of relevant work experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals
  • Proficient in plant identification in wetlands and identification of invasive plant species
  • B.S. in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, etc.) is preferred, but not required if candidate has extensive field experience or plant identification knowledge in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and/or Ohio
  • Experience performing wetland delineations and stream assessments
  • Experience with Trimble GPS units
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors
  • Ability to walk 2 to 5 miles outdoors in various wetland habitats
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS
  • Ability to read and interpret environmental mapping
  • Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent technical writing skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively multi-task in order to meet project requirements and deadlines
  • Ability to travel several days consecutively per month, some overnight travel required
  • 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
  • Comfortable hauling trailers and working with ATVs/UTVs
  • Positive attitude and a team-centered approach to problem solving

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience with state and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes, specifically, experience with 404/401/CZC regulations and permitting/certification processes
  • Stream and wetland restoration design and construction experience
  • Knowledge of state and federal endangered species programs
  • Experience with RTE species habitat assessments or surveys and consultations with federal and state agencies
  • Direct experience with state and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes
  • GIS or AutoCAD proficiency
  • PWS or PWIT certification

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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.

Job Type: Full-time

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

  • Monday to Friday

Willingness to travel:
  • 75% (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road

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