Wetland Ecologist II

Job Locations US-FL-Key West
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RES is looking for a Wetland Scientist / Ecologist II with at least three (3) years of relevant work or educational experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals in our Florida Keys office.


What your day-to-day might look like?

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

Field work will consist of 75-80% of all work.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of relevant work experience to provide broad environmental support to a team of environmental restoration and mitigation professionals
  • 3+ years conducting wetland delineations/stream surveys and vegetation surveys
  • SCUBA certified with experience with scientific diving, coral and seagrass identification
  • Proficient in plant identification in wetlands and identification of invasive plant species
  • B.S. in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, etc.) is preferred, but not required if candidate has extensive field experience or plant identification knowledge in Florida
  • Experience with Trimble GPS units
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors
  • Ability to walk 2 to 5 miles outdoors in various wetland habitats
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS
  • Ability to read and interpret environmental mapping
  • Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to travel several days consecutively per month, some overnight travel required
  • Flexible with unexpected changes in work schedule
  • Acceptable driving record

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience with state and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes, specifically, experience with Federal, state and local permitting procedures. 
  • Experience with and knowledge of trees commonly found in Florida

VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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.


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