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Staff Wetland Scientist

Company: Sea Alaska
Location: Richland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Sealaska Technical Services (STS), LLC is seeking a part-time, on-call Staff Wetland Scientist to support our growing federal and commercial business operations. STS is a growing, progressive business that provides environmental consulting, technology integration and deployment, systems engineering, environmental monitoring, and construction management services to a variety of governmental and commercial clients at job sites located around the world.

The successful candidate will have strong wetland science skills to support projects in inland environments. We are looking for a candidate with experience in delineating wetlands and assessing their functions, with experience working with federal and state agencies.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities may include identifying wetland plants, soils, and hydrology along with assessing wetland functions in the field.
  • Preparing reports, reviewing technical repots, collaborating with regulatory agencies, and project management.
  • Conduct field wetland functional assessments to describe soils, flora, and hydrology indicators.
  • This position is expected to support the program manager in preparing, reviewing and producing technical documents in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a biological science or closely related field (e.g., botany).
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience with wetland science.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience with environmental consulting firm or government agency.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations
  • Preferred but not required a working knowledge of the 1987 Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual and familiarity with the regional supplements.
  • Field experience describing wetland soils, flora, and hydrology indicators; especially with conducting wetland functional assessments
  • Demonstrated successful relationships with clients and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Additional Requirements:

Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check, reference check, physical exam and urine analysis. A valid driver's license is also required for this position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Travel Requirements: Fieldwork may include flying and/or driving long distances.
  • Physical demands: Working in the field, such as hiking to and from locations with required equipment (e.g., shovel, wetland resources, GPS, boundary flags, etc.).
  • Work Environment: Mostly office but will include field work in extreme temperatures and humidity with exposure to biting insects.
  • EOE M/F/D/V/SO

Keywords: Sea Alaska, Richland , Staff Wetland Scientist, Other , Richland, Washington

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