Wetlands Specialist

Organization
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Organization Summary

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
Job type
full-time
Salary

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Primary Duties
  • Conduct field work, including vegetation, soil, and hydrology assessments with high data collection accuracy;
  • Lead or contribute to project reporting;
  • Support or lead field crews, as applicable, providing guidance or closely adhering to sampling, field data management, and coordination procols with the project manager and natural resource lead;
  • Organize equipment and logistical arrangements for field sessions;
  • Assist project managers in data management, analysis and survey/resource report preparation;
  • Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and scientific tools and equipment under arduous field conditions; and
  • Follow company and client safety protocols and maintain safe working environment.
Experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Water Resources, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field required; Master's degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience conducting natural resources field work focused on wetland delineations and aquatic resources assessment required;
  • Completion of a training course for wetlands delineation, stream assessments, and/or aquatic resource inventories. Preferable with emphasis in the Great Plains or Midwest;
  • Clean Water Act Regulatory experience and familiarity with the Nationwide Permitting system
  • Experience conducting desktop research for preliminary wetlands evaluations and compiling field data into aquatic resource inventory reports
  • Coursework or knowledge of botany and/or plant species taxonomy and field identification;
  • Knowledge of survey and monitoring techniques and ability to learn new protocols;
  • GPS and digital data collection experience preferred;
  • Trailer and ATV/UTV experience preferred;
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required;
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on backcountry roads required;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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