RES is looking for a Regulatory Specialist with at least 2 years of experience for our Nashville, TN, Athens, GA, or Macon, GA offices. The mission:
RES is operating in a unique and young industry. You will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape it with your work! How? Armed with the knowledge of the existing local, state, and federal environmental permitting processes, you will support the negotiation process with the agencies on the required deliverables for the existing project.
What your day-to-day might look like?: 70% of the time you will be working on technical documents and project coordination.
Working with our team consisting of project managers, ecologists, design, and construction managers, you will be drafting and compiling technical documents and reports for submittal to agency representatives. You will be applying your knowledge of local and federal permitting processes by ensuring project timelines are being met. In addition, you will be processing and interpreting geomorphological, hydrological, and ecological data as well as ecosystem restoration design plans to support your deliverables. Be ready to showcase your technical writing skills, as well as knowledge of data collection and methods during the interview process! 30% of your time you will be collecting data
at the office, you will be accessing state and federal databases to extract specific information and then interpreting and communicating the results of the obtained data In the field, you will be assisting the ecologists and project managers with some data collection, as well as participating in agency site visits for project development, approval, and monitoring.
Qualifications: We would love to speak with you if you have many of the following:
What will make you stand out?
- Bachelors degree in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Policy, Planning, or closely related field
- 2+ years of experience in environmental permitting, jurisdictional determinations, and technical report writing
- Knowledge of environmental policy and regulations including those under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404/401and Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) requirements and supporting documentation.
- Ability to interpret stream and wetland restoration design plans
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office
- Knowledge of Stream Quantification Tool (SQT);
- Geomorphology data collection and processing;
- Conducting ecological assessments;
- Performing wetland delineations, stream determinations, vegetation surveys and/or hydrological monitoring;
- You have a Masters Degree in a Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or similar;
- Familiarity with ArcMap, RiverMorph, Hoboware, statistical programs such as R Project, and/or other data processing software.
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RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.