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Environmental Scientist

Employer
Duplantis Design Group, PC
Location
Covington, Louisiana, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Wetlands
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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ACTIVITIES + RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with performing delineations of wetlands/waters of the U.S. per U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requirements, and prepare wetland data reports, including GIS exhibits, to submit to the USACE for the issuance of a Jurisdictional Determination.
  • Assist in required daily dredging/construction inspections for a large-scale marsh creation project in St. Bernard Parish; anticipated twice weekly for this position
  • Support permit application preparation and monitoring of LDNR/USACE Joint Permit Applications including Section 401 Water Quality Certifications, LDWF Scenic River Permits, State Water Bottom Leases, and others, as necessary.
  • Conducting field surveys, collecting environmental data, and providing AutoCAD/GIS support for the Coastal and Water Resources Business Units, as required.
  • Travel regularly throughout south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region to various field sites; travel to other areas may be required.
  • Perform literature reviews and background research for new projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
  • The candidate will be expected to develop skills and advanced capabilities


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Ecology or related field
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in environmental-related fieldwork including course related fieldwork.
  • Proven experience with plant identification in the Southeastern US/Gulf Coast area
  • Familiarity with mapping software such as ArcGIS, Survey123, and GPS devices
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Effective technical writing and verbal communication skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to spend long days on foot over uneven, remote terrain in inclement weather, utilizing clearing implementation including chainsaws and brush knives.
  • Valid drivers license required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree preferred in environmental related field
  • Wetland delineation experience.
  • Understanding and experience working with of soils, ecology, and hydrology of the Southeastern US/Gulf Coast
  • Basic knowledge of Section 404, 401, and 10 permitting requirements
  • Basic knowledge of the regulatory agencies governing wetland resources
  • Experience working from boats or other water-based vessels
  • Experience with AutoCAD is a plus
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