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Entry-Level Biologist/Ecologist/Scientist

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Terracon

21d ago

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New Orleans +1

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  • You need a relevant degree, a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn environmental regulations, and the ability to work outdoors in varying conditions. GIS and Microsoft Office skills are a plus. Passion for the environment is a must.
  • You will conduct field observations, data collection, and analysis for client projects. Follow safety guidelines, assist in sampling, and draft proposals. Limited client interaction may be required.

Graduate Job

ScienceNew Orleans, Baton Rouge

Description

  • Conduct wetland determinations and delineations to identify the boundaries of areas subject to regulation by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual at our Baton Rouge (LA), New Orleans (LA), Jackson (MS) or Mobile (AL) offices. You will work with an established team and client base that provides a wide range of services for federal, local, private, and state projects.
  • Conduct environmental site investigations, assessments and surveys to sample, measure and analyze air, water, material, and soil. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk and remediation strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence. Design systems and environmental protection plans. Projects may include Phase I/II environmental site assessments, ecological and natural resource field surveys, tank closure assessments, asbestos abatement, storm water management, and site planning and permitting.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's and/or master’s degree(s) in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Soils Science, or other relevant field of study, no experience necessary.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Ability to work outdoors on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from one day to several days or weeks at a time.
  • Understanding of, and/or committed willingness to learn, Federal, State, and local environmental regulations and permitting requirements (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, local & state requirements).
  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently and with a team, and strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Experience in use of GIS and Microsoft Office software, including electronic document preparation is desirable.
  • Preferred Certification:
  • NONE but desire to obtain Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) and 40-hour Wetland Delineation Course in the near future.

Education requirements

Bachelors
Masters

Area of Responsibilities

Science

Responsibilities

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Developing level scientific professional responsible for conducting analyses of component portions of projects; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.
  • Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluate, plan and permit projects.
  • Conduct water, soil and other sampling as needed.
  • Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.
  • Outlines required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper alternative techniques to conduct site studies in field of expertise.
  • Drafts written proposals to clients for small projects and may assist with portions of proposals on larger projects.
  • May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

New Orleans, Baton Rouge