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Environmental Scientist II

Fisher Associates
Buffalo, New York, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Environmental Scientist II

Buffalo, NY ( Environmental

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Company Overview:

Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C. is a consulting engineering and professional services firm serving the Transportation, Land Development and Energy market sectors. Our comprehensive services include landscape architecture, planning, engineering, environmental, survey, GIS and construction representation.

Fisher Associates continues to consistently meet the demands of our state, municipal, and private industry clients across the country. OurClientship Philosophy means responsiveness and accountability. We think with the end in mind to assist our clients to realize their goals.

Environmental Scientist II Summary:

Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C., headquartered in Rochester NY, with eight offices throughout NY, PA & TX is currently seeking a Biologist/Environmental Scientist to perform environment field and reporting tasks. This position is largely a field position and when in the office, would be working out of either the Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, NY or home office. The selected candidate must be self-motivated and able to follow through with assignments, with a strong background and field expertise in wetland delineation, state and federal permitting, and environmental planning.

The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:
  • Conducting wetland and watercourse delineations
  • Regulatory permitting
  • Wildlife habitat evaluation
  • Endangered species surveys
  • Impact assessment and mitigation planning
  • Restoration and mitigation site monitoring
  • Construction monitoring
  • Report preparation and interactions with state and federal agencies
  • Other duties assigned

  • Bachelors Degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or related field
  • 5 10 years relevant in-field experience
  • Experience in some or all of the following activities: wetland delineation experience, wetland and stream quality assessments, wetland and stream mitigation design and monitoring, endangered species habitat assessments and rare plant surveys
  • Experience with state wetlands regulatory permitting programs in NY and surrounding states as well as Clean Water Act Section 401/404 permitting
  • An understanding of municipal, state, and federal environmental regulations, permitting and policy in NY and surrounding states
  • Able to work in a physically challenging outdoor situations in all types of weather and traveling on a regular basis to project sites located in NY and the surrounding Mideast/New England region
  • Experience in operating field sampling equipment including GPS
  • Estimated percentage of field/office time: 90/10. Must be willing to travel and work 10+ hours/day when in the field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess a valid New York State drivers license

Preferred qualifications/experience include:
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 40-hour wetland delineation training
  • Knowledge of upper plains flora, fauna, and natural systems, as well as familiarity with the USACE Regional Supplements
  • Certified Soil Scientist credentials with the Society of Soil Scientists or similar certification
  • Experience as a Field Task Manager/Field Crew Lead
  • Experience leading state and federal jurisdictional determinations in NY and surrounding states
  • Experience with state wetlands regulatory permitting programs in one or more of the following a plus: PA, NJ, CT, MA, OH and WV
  • Experience working on Article VII, X and ORES 94-c projects
  • Experience working as an environmental inspector/monitor on Article VII and X projects, a plus
  • Experience working on linear projects
  • Excellent technical writing skills and ability to effectively express his or herself orally among internal staff, clients, and sub-contractors
  • Experience working with oil and gas clients on spill response, remediation, and/or reclamation projects
  • Experience performing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan inspections
  • Previously completed OHSA 10-Hour Construction Safety Training, a plus
  • Previously completed NYSDEC 4-Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training, a plus
  • Detail-oriented and have the ability to work independently
  • Experience with statistics, ArcGIS or AutoCAD
  • Computer skills including experience with MS Office Word/Excel
  • Developed strong working relationships with a variety of clients and staff with various regulatory agencies
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