*6 month contract to hire and must sit in NY or NJ**
Our client is looking for a Wetland Biologist to join their growing team. This is a remote role but does require travel to various sites throughout the New Jersey/New York area on a monthly basis. This candidate will be responsible for providing delineating and preparation of permit applications to support our biology group in the NY/NJ territory. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and successfully manage multiple tasks, exhibits scientific writing skills, and have experience and a background in 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. Other 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.
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.
B.S./B.A. degree in natural science field of study.
3 to 5 years wetland delineation field experience.
Preparing and submitting 404 and 401 permit applications through federal and state agencies including USACE, NJDEP, HPO, and USFWS.
Ability to read and interpret resource mapping.
Experience with local and regional flora identification.
Experience coordinating with state and federal agencies regarding threatened and endangered species, floodplain development, historic/archaeological, etc.
Experience with soil classification.
Experience with Global Position Systems (GPS).