Ecologist

US-SC-Charleston
Job ID
2017-1066
# of Openings
1
Category
Ecology

Overview

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 180 stream miles and 40,400 wetland acres and conserved and preserved 6,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 11,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 240 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability.

Responsibilities

RES is accepting applications for an Ecologist with 3 or more years of relevant work experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals in our Charleston, SC office.

The desired candidate’s responsibilities would include performing all aspects of field work, collecting and organizing data, writing technical reports, and preparing permit applications.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • 3 or more years of relevant work experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals 
  • B.S. in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, etc.)
  • Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • ArcGIS proficiency
  • Ability to effectively multi-task in order to meet project requirements and deadlines
  • Ability to travel several days per month if necessary and flexible with unexpected changes in work schedule
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet project goals
  • Positive attitude and team-centered approach to problem solving

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience with state and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes, specifically, experience with 404/401/CZC regulations and permitting/certification processes
  • Experience conducting wetland delineations, applying the 2008 Mitigation Rule, using the Charleston District Guidelines for Preparing a Compensatory Mitigation Plan (SOP), and using stream and wetland assessment methodologies
  • Stream and wetland restoration design and construction experience
  • Knowledge of state and federal endangered species programs
  • AutoCAD proficiency
  • Experience leading field scientist/ecologist teams

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