Requisition Number: 2018-096
Job Title: Wetland Scientist
Required Education: Bachelors
City: Portland
State: OR

Wetland Scientist

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Description/Job Summary

General Position Summary

Conduct wetland and other natural resource investigations, prepare wetland and natural resource permit applications, facilitate permitting by working directly with federal, state, and local regulators.  Provide technical support within a multi-disciplined team of scientific and environmental professionals. This position will work in both office and field locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform a variety of scientific and environmental investigations specifically wetland delineations, wetland functional assessment, riparian vegetation assessments.
  • Compile data and prepare wetland delineation, wetland functional assessment and riparian assessment reports;
  • Prepare environmental permit applications, specifically CWA Section 404, Oregon Removal/Fill, and local riparian zone development applications.
  • Prepare wetland mitigation plans and other restoration plans, and assist with implementation.
  • Conduct environmental monitoring, including mitigation sites, and prepare reports
  • Coordinate with federal, state and local regulators and facilitate issuance of environmental permits.
  • Lead projects and participate as a team member in other projects as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Additional Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Practical experience with wildlife or fisheries biology, botanical surveys, Biological Assessments or other Endangered Species Act compliance
  • Practical experience with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
  • Practical experience with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
  • Experience with GIS data and graphics or CADD.
  • Experience with environmental business development and project management.
  • Experience with construction and landscaping supervision.
  • Experience with hydrogeologic investigations as it relates to aquifers and wetland functions

Successful Applicant Must Have the Following Attributes
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to prioritize and organize, work well under stress, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time
  • Must be competent with various software programs (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Must be competent with statistical evaluation of scientific information
  • Must have good problem resolution abilities
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to work out in the field and in an office

Minimum Education/Experience
  • BS in Environmental Science, Wetland Science, Biology or related field,
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Valid U.S driver’s license 

Preference will be given to applicants with Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) certification
Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, squat, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, key, answer telephones, discuss issues with fellow employees, lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently as needed.

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