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Staff Scientist

Soundview Consultants LLC
Gig Harbor, Washington, US
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Here at SVC, we give you the flexibility to take care of yourself. We offer a hybrid work environment for our team with options working both from our offices and remote opportunities. We allow you the flexibility to truly manage work life balance and trust you to cater your schedule to meet the needs of the business and your home life. Some schedule options may look like: 5x8's 4x 10's or 4x 9's with a remote half day on Fridays. We focus on results and encourage you to take time off when needed, and your weekends are always YOURS!

We VALUE the culture we have built here at SVC and looking for high quality contributors to join as we grow! We are accepting resumes to fill our open position of Staff Scientist at either our Mt. Vernon or Gig Harbor, WA offices.

About You:

The Staff Scientist is responsible for supporting the Project Managers for multiple projects and clients. Your project team will include Project Managers, planners, clients, graphic design team, as well as scientists with varying levels of experience and expertise. You'll be learning project scoping and planning, preparing deliverables (e.g., site maps, and reports), analyzing data, developing mitigation plans, and conducting field work for a variety of site features including regulated water bodies and protected habitats and species. You'll gain exposure to federal, state, and local land use laws and land use planning.

This Position:

Full-time, non-exempt, Hybrid Work Options, Flexible Schedules

This position is a combination of field work and hybrid in-office/ remote responsibilities covering the greater Puget Sound area. Candidates must be able to provide project experience and examples of scientific writing performed.

Typical Duties:

· Prepare first drafts to Wetland Assessment Reports, Biological Evaluations, JARPAs, Technical Memorandums and Habitat Assessments exhibiting excellent scientific writing;

· Embedding "red line" edits from team into draft reports demonstrating attention to detail and understanding of context;

· Research code and background information and sharing findings demonstrating analysis abilities;

· Finalize reports by compiling components into report body (ie: Appendices, Table of Contents, etc.), printing, binding, etc. with a professional finished product;

· Filing, prioritizing, categorizing emails to ensure project awareness and overview based on Managers direction;

· Submitting and tracking permits and completing other agency requirements showing follow through and competence;

· Detailed attention to filing in digital libraries and physical files;

· Prepare documents and mobilization for site visits and client meetings indicating forethought and team-work;

· Assist with essential office and marketing duties such as drafting Scope of Work/Scope Amendment/RFQ's/RFP's, general office filing, organizing, and other various tasks as necessary to support our work product, and

· Assist in Fieldwork:

· Observing and recording soil, vegetation, existing conditions and hydrology data (ie: precipitation data, tidal elevation, temperature, etc.);

· Taking pictures of the project site;

· Digging pits to observe soil, and

· Filling out data forms.

Skills and Experience:

· Minimum of 1 year of experience in environmental science;

· BS degree in Wetland Science, Fisheries, Biology, Plant/Soil Science, Ecology or related scientific disciplines;

· Appropriate supplementary training and experience in wetland delineation, ordinary high water determinations, biological assessments, regional assessment methods, and regulatory issues;

· Valid Driver's License and reliable personal transportation with insurance;

· Ability to work productively in both field and office settings;

· Aptitude to perform with fast paced demands and high challenges;

· Technology savvy and computer literacy at a moderate level with MS Office Products, with proficiency in Outlook, including calendar and tasks, and Word;

· Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks to completion;

· Read, write, and speak English at an expert level;

· Type proficiently of at least 40 words per minute;

· Self-Motivated and Self-Directed;

· Detail oriented, and

· Adherence to Company Policies is required.

About Soundview Consultants (SVC):

SVC is a well-respected environmental consulting firm focused primarily on natural resources assessments, environmental planning and permitting, and compliance services for projects with an aquatic regulatory nexus. SVC specializes in both marine and land use issues; site planning and project design; project coordination; permitting and management; marine, wetland, and stream ecology; habitat restoration; wetland, stream, and eelgrass delineations and assessments; benthic surveys; underwater and terrestrial monitoring programs as well as mitigation planning.

Our scientists work with many of the PNW's leading companies, public entities, and regulatory agencies with a notably high level of success in achieving client goals and project entitlements. SVC has achieved this success while maintaining an exciting and positive workplace environment and team culture at both our Mt. Vernon and Gig Harbor, Washington offices!

Our Benefits Package and What we Offer:
  • Health Insurance;
  • Dental Insurance;
  • Vision Insurance;
  • Group Life Insurance;
  • Long-Term Disability;
  • Workers' Compensation;
  • 401K with 3% Employer Contribution;
  • PTO (Paid Time Off);
  • 8 Paid Company Holidays;
  • Field Gear Stipend;
  • Cell Phone Stipend;
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program);
  • ERP (Employee Referral Program); and
  • We Invest in Your Growth with Company Paid Career Development Courses.

Soundview Consultants is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

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