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Wetland Scientist

Oregon Department of Transportation
Roseburg, Oregon, US
Closing date
Aug 7, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Initial Posting Date:

06/09/2022Application Deadline:


Department of TransportationSalary Range:

$4,836 - $7,433Position Type:

EmployeePosition Title:

Wetland ScientistJob Description:

Environmental Program Coordinator 2 - Wetland Scientist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division
Region 3 - Geo/Environmental Unit
Roseburg or White City

The role:

Come join our team as a wetland scientist! In this role, you will provide expertise on freshwater and estuarine wetlands. You will help to analyze, document and minimize impacts on wetlands, monitor constructed wetland mitigation and document agency compliance with laws and regulations. If you're passionate about the environment and wetlands, then apply today!

Depending on the final candidate's preference, this position will be located in eitherRoseburgor White City!

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.

Our first application screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through youremployee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

Evaluate projects for compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Interpret rules and regulations and recommend procedures for compliance.

Perform timely monitoring and reporting of wetland mitigation projects.

Develop research methods, scope, content, schedules and processes for identification of wetlands and assess the impacts on wetlands and related biological systems.

Conduct research using field measurements, surveys, delineation protocol, interviews, documents and experts.

Assess wetland functional values using complex methodologies such as the Oregon rapid wetland assessment protocol, hydro geomorphic approach and stream function assessment method.

Serve as a consultant to other staff, provide expert opinions and train on wetland resources.

Manage consultant activities.

Serve as a liaison with regulatory and natural resource agencies.

Review and comment on regulations and guidance proposed by regulatory and resource agencies.

At least 50% of working hours will be spent outdoors in the field or traveling to attend meetings and may require working in inclement weather, on rough terrain, around traffic and around construction equipment.

To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please

What's in it for you:

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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What we need:

A bachelor's degree in an environmental science, a physical science, a natural science, engineering, or a closely-related field AND two (2) years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience.

Three additional years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree.

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we'd like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It's how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.

Ability to work in a team oriented environment.

Technical writing skills.

Interpersonal communication skills.

Experience delineating wetlands.

Experience with compensatory wetland mitigation and wetland mitigation banking.

Experience with wetland permitting conditions and monitoring wetland mitigation sites.

How to apply:

Before applying,click hereto visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.

Complete the following required steps:

Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?' section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.

Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the "what we'd like to see" section above.

Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages.

Please address your cover letter to Jim Collins, Geo/Environmental Unit Manager.

Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the qualities that you have under the "what we'd like to see" section may receive lower scores than those that addressed the desired qualities.

If you are an external applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV' section of the application.

Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.

After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.

If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans' preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

Need help?

For questions, call 503-910-6372 or email

The fine print:

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, 06/30/2022, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.

We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.

Don't attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.

We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.

We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.

You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


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