Job DescriptionDirect Hire; Columbus, OH
The responsibilities of the position will include project management, fieldwork for wetland delineation and stream surveys, GIS mapping, and report writing. Candidates with practical experience in consulting and environmental regulations.
-Bachelor"s Degree (Master"s preferred). Relevant educational experience may include Biology, Botany, -Environmental Science, Natural Resources, and forestry-related field.
-3-5 years of experience performing biological field evaluations for regulated wetland and stream resources (in environmental consulting setting preferred).
-Knowledge and understanding of USACE 404/401 permitting process and plan development, as well as a general understanding of restoration practices.
-Regulatory agency"s coordination experience.
-Knowledge and understanding of current field survey standards for wetland and stream evaluations.
-Strong communication, organizational, and teamwork skills.
-Must be self-driven and able to perform work independently with limited supervision.
-Willing to travel, physically capable to hike 3 to 5 miles in rough terrain with field gear.
-Must have a valid driver"s license and acceptable driving record.
-Wetland permitting and other ecological permit package plan development experience for USACE, USFWS, etc.
-Completed a 40-Hour Basic Wetland Delineation Course, and have a working understanding and knowledge of the ORAM, QHEI, and HHEI aquatic resource field evaluation form.
-Understanding of Threatened and Endangered Species as well as other general wildlife survey techniques.
-Prequalification with the ODOT and working knowledge of Ecological Level 1 & 2 Survey of transportation projects and DOT procedures is a plus.
-Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) is a plus.
-General GIS skills (general map making, data sourcing, geodatabase management, editing and managing shapefiles) / CAD
-Plant and rare species survey experience (in Ohio is a plus).
-Strong writing and reporting skills.