RES is looking for a Scientist I with two+ years of relevant work experience based out of Orlando, FL office.
The mission: our Florida operation is growing exponentially and is in sharp need of an entry-level Scientist to do the groundwork. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of natural resource evaluations and environmental permitting, while learning from the experienced team of senior biologists, scientists, and ecologists!
The final product of your work is a result of tight collaboration between several team members and different teams, who all might speak different technical languages and be located in different geographies. We therefore are looking for a skillful COMMUNICATOR, who will be able to navigate through this complexity. While you will be properly trained, the team is expecting you to be a SELF-STARTER who enjoys solving problems and independently working on solutions for clients.
What your day-to-day might look like?
Assisting in several projects for the Florida Department of Transportation, private developments, municipal clients, private and public utility sector clients, and mitigation bank projects, 70% of the time you will be working in the field. Tasks you will be accomplishing include:
- wetland delineations and functional assessments,
- wildlife habitat evaluations,
- collection of environmental data (wetland and upland plant identification, hydric soil evaluation, wildlife occurrences including gopher tortoise burrow mapping, water levels, water quality samples, etc.).
Note that we perform these tasks in Florida’s hot, humid environment for extend periods of time, in natural and disturbed land settings with potential exposure to biting and stinging insects, venomous snakes and spiders, wild animals and other hazards, so being an avid outdoorsperson is necessary to thrive in this position.
30% of the time you will be in the office, assisting in the preparation of reports and permitting documents for submittal to clients and state, federal and local regulatory agencies. Technical Writing skills are paramount, so be ready to showcase them during the interview.
We would love to talk to you if you have many of the following:
- B.S. in an environmental science-related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, hydrology, etc.)
- Experience conducting wetland delineations and wetland functional assessments including knowledge of Florida ecosystems, flora and fauna
- Experience conduction wildlife habitat assessments and surveys for threatened and endangered species of plants and animals
- Experience in using GPS and GIS for collecting data collection and tools, and knowledge of field sampling procedures, equipment, and safety protocols.
What will make you stand out?
- Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations and laws relating to wetlands and wildlife
- Certification including Professional Wetland Scientist, Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent, ISA Certified Arborist, etc.
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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|General / Stewardship, Hydrology, Wildlife
|GIS, Wetland, Permitting