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Senior Wetland Scientist

Hart Crowser, Inc.

Portland ,  Oregon

This is a unique role calling for technical expertise, and a strong history of client development. Our mid-sized firm will offer the right individual a combination of autonomy with the support of a highly reputable and innovative staff. This is an excellent opportunity for a senior professional looking to advance their career.

Qualified Candidates Will Have:
• Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) license;
• 15+ years of consulting experience in the Natural Resources industry;
• Proven history of successful market and revenue generation in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, or Hawaii;
• Experience with client, employee, and business management for large projects;
• Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations related to natural resources;
• MS or PhD from a recognized university in one of the life sciences (biology, ecology, natural resources, environmental science, or related field;
• Proficiency with biological field sampling and survey methods, vegetation and management methods, wetlands and riparian ecology, and state and federal environmental regulations;
• Ability to work independently within a multi-disciplinary team;
• Desire to mentor junior staff;
• Experience with both private and public sector clients/projects;
• Working knowledge of GIS and database management; and
• Strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with plant community and rare plant surveys and mitigation, aquatic habitat and fisheries related work, and NEPA/SEPA document preparation.

Responsibilities Include:
• Develop and maintain relationships with other professionals in the industry Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) license.
• Generate significant new and independent business through strong marketing skills.
• Conduct natural resource analysis and assessment of potential project impacts.
• Develop permit/mitigation strategies and negotiate permit conditions with state and federal entities.
• Lead restoration planning and evaluation.
• Work with a multidisciplinary team in preparation of high quality client work products.
• Ensure division growth and revenue generation.
• Track and position our team for key projects.
• Develop opportunities through existing and new networks and maintaining positive relationship with clients.
• Plan, communicate, and manage projects on time and within budget.
• Write technical reports, collect data, and conduct survey field work.
• Perform wetland identification and delineation investigations.
• Prepare associated biological/habitat assessments, delineation reports and management plans and prepare environmental permit applications.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must be able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the US. Hart Crowser has a strong commitment to provide an environment that fosters creative thinking and opportunities for professional development. As an employee-owned company, each individual contributes to the success of the firm.

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