Cincinnati, OH, United States
Provide environmental scientific support for our rapidly growing Site Planning and Permitting practice.
As a Biologist/Ecologist based in our Cincinnati office you will have the opportunity to provide support and expertise in field biology, regulatory strategy, NEPA analysis, and permitting. Working with other members of our team, you will perform both field and office work; this role may also involve field work during construction of projects, and implementation of ecosystem restoration projects. You will serve as a key team member, building upon your expertise in botanical, wetland, or wildlife, and/or familiarity and experience with regulatory permitting. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.
Travel will be up to 50%.
Position requires biological expertise in both botany and wetlands disciplines. Familiarity with environments in the mid-Atlantic / northeast US a plus.
This position requires strong skills as a self-starter, with ability to balance work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Good communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills are essential.
This role may also include support to project management teams on dynamic energy (pipeline and/or transmission line) projects.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or similar discipline
Minimum 3 years environmental consulting experience
Experience leading and serving on teams of field scientists
Experience contributing to environmental impact evaluation, siting reports, and environmental permit applications, including field surveys and reporting, resource and impact evaluations, and Section 7 ESA Consultation.
Experience with environmental permitting of energy facilities including: USACE 404 wetland permitting, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio permitting, and other environmental permitting.
Experience performing various biological field surveys for planning and construction.
Ability to travel and work in the field.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Professional Wetland Scientist designation (or progress towards obtaining certification) is a plus.
Ability to direct staff technicians regarding data collection, preparation of figures and maps, and report production.
At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work.
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CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa (H1B, etc.) to fill this position.
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Fairbanks, AK, United States
The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be hired as a Field Technician II level.
Field Technician II - The Field Technician II is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. The Field Technician II will be the technical lead for performing routine maintenance and inventory management on all terrestrial sampling equipment. The Field Technician II will provide guidance to temporary field crews while working in the field and laboratory.
The Domain 18/19 Field Technician’s primary work location is in Fairbanks, AK. This position supports sites in the Taiga and Tundra Domains. Taiga Domain candidate sites are located at the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed near Chatanika, AK, south of Delta Junction, AK and near Healy, AK. Tundra Domain candidates sites are located at Toolik Field Station south of Prudhoe Bay and at Barrow Environmental Observatory. The Taiga and Tundra domains include most of Alaska.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead, perform and coordinate plant phenology, diversity, biogeochemistry and productivity measurements.
Identify local flora to species using techniques including: general observation, field references, dichotomous key, comparison with identified specimens, or other identification methods. Local species identification skills are used to complete activities such as plant diversity observations, classification of phenological stages of local flora, and sorting of plants and debris into functional group or category.
Collect and process samples for activities such as clip harvest, biomass, canopy foliage and leaf area index measurements as well as vegetation structure measurements.
Map and measure structural metrics of free-standing woody stems.
General duties include:
Report activities, completed work, and sampling problems according to Field Operations protocols.
Inspect, maintain and operate field, safety and laboratory equipment.
Operate laboratory equipment (e.g. Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, centrifugal mill, pH meter, microscope, and muffle furnace).
Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training of seasonal field personnel.
Provide instruction and technical guidance to seasonal field personnel.
Perform plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation as well as measuring and marking plots.
Assist the Field Operations Manager with materials planning, inventory and ordering as well as day-to-day oversight of personnel and scheduling of activities coordinated from the field office.
Follow Battelle Ecology, Inc. safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.
Field activities may include:
Follow established, standardized field protocols for sample collection and handling; record and verify accuracy of data from sample collections; process samples in the laboratory; send samples to external analytical labs. Train and lead field crews performing the aforementioned items.
Perform other field sampling activities as assigned including: ground beetle collection (pitfall trapping), mosquito collection (CO2 light traps, tick collection (dragging and flagging) and soil core collection.
Test, troubleshoot and operate tower, soil and aquatic instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.
Monitor and sample aquatic sites for water quality, biological indicators and physical properties of site (e.g. gaging streams, geomorphic mapping).
The work is physical and involves walking, hiking, prolonged standing, walking and bending. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 40 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.
Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Tower work involves performing work on instrument towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet which will include ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs.
REQUIRED: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
All Technician Levels:
Ability to work in a team environment.
Experience should include performing scientific data entry and data management.
Ability to hike off-trail to assigned field site for long distances carrying field equipment (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) for extended periods of time.
Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g. semi-monthly for 3-4 nights).
Battelle Ecology, Inc. will be selecting an individual for a Field Technician II level. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
Field Technician II
Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.
Three (3) or more years’ related experience. Previous experience in scheduling, training, leading and auditing the performance of field crews required.
Battelle Ecology, Inc. will take into consideration qualifications for specific and diverse experience in the following areas:
Effective leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.
Effective problem solving skills and the ability to determine and act on changing priorities in a fast paced dynamic environment.
Ability to organize and execute multiple activities and priorities.
Ability to perform minor troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of field equipment.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability and willingness to learn and adopt new technologies as needed.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to make effective decisions that take into consideration safety and operational standards.
Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Ability and willingness to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet including ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.
Perform field assignments in a variety of terrain and of weather conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.
Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise.
Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g. semi-monthly for 3-4 nights) is required.
Must possess a current and valid State issued driver’s license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle Ecology, Inc.’s insurance provider.
Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc., will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.
This position offers competitive total rewards including 401(k), health, vision and dental insurance, generous paid time off and the opportunity to work at an organization with a great mission.
Battelle Ecology, Inc. provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle Ecology, Inc.
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