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Wildlife/Wetland Biologist - Parsippany, NJ

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Parsippany Troy Hills, New Jersey, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists. Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®. Tetra Tech's commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are currently seeking field surveys for Wildlife and delineating wetlands to support our biology group in the Parsippany, NJ office. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and effectively manage multiple tasks, exhibits scientific writing skills, and have experience or a background in wildlife biology, wetland science, botany, and/or soils and hydrology. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to work on diverse projects, possess a high level of self-motivation, and demonstrate ability to successfully execute field tasks. Responsibilities: * Conducting desktop and field wetland assessments/delineations, stream assessments, and wetland function/value assessments. * Consulting with clients regarding wetland and stream permitting alternatives. * Identifying permits for wetland and stream impacts pursuant federal and state permitting programs. * Identifying other necessary permits or agency coordination a project may need. * Preparing and submitting project reports to various agencies and involved parties. * Conducting rare/threatened/endangered species habitat surveys. * Conducting work year-round in adverse weather and rough terrain. * Independently preparing technical reports and permit documents, and maintaining excellent communication with project managers, clients, fellow staff, and subcontractors. * Other duties as assigned or required. Requirements: * B.S./B.A. degree in natural science field of study. * Ability to read and interpret resource mapping. * Experience with local and regional flora and fauna identification. * Ability to key out and identify plants using plant identification manuals. * Experience with soil classification. * Experience with Global Position Systems (GPS). * Well versed in state and federal regulations, the 1987 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manual, and current Regional Supplements. * Experience coordinating with state and federal agencies regarding threatened and endangered species, floodplain development. * Experience with technical report writing. * Ability to travel overnight. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Self-motivated, organized, and able to work independently. Additional Beneficial Skills: * Additional background in fisheries or endangered species. * USACE 40-hour wetland delineation training. * Experience with agency permitting outside of NJ. * Experience with AutoCAD or GIS. Physical Demands & Work Environment: * Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 35 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions. * Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels. * Availability to work extended field rotations (sometimes 10-12 days at a time). At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities as well as project requirements. About Tetra Tech: Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-20,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Explore our open positions at Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities: LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers Twitter: @TetraTechJobs Facebook: @TetraTechCareers Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on. At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no phone calls or agencies. Additional Information * Organization: 194 CES

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