Assistant Staff Scientist

  • Cardno
  • Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
  • Jan 31, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources GIS - Remote Sensing Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Summary

Cardno is seeking an Assistant Staff Scientist for our Appleton, Wisconsin office. The position is responsible for implementing project work in the ecological and environmental consulting fields. Projects typically require wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, understanding of Midwest ecological systems both terrestrial and aquatic, characterization of vegetative communities, endangered species surveys, and a working knowledge of ecological restoration.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

> Serve as Project Manager or Task Manager for ecological assessment and restoration projects
> Collect field data, conduct analysis, and report preparation
> Knowledge and experience with wetland delineation methodologies
> Develop local, state, and federal wetland and jurisdictional water permit applications
> Develop local and state erosion and sediment control permits
> Knowledge and experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies
> Soil identification and identification of hydric soil indicators
> Projects budgets, scope changes and schedule commitments
> Participate in business development activities such as proposal development and client meetings as well.

Other Requirements


> Bachelor degree or higher in botany, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, riparian ecology, conservation biology, or related science
> 0 - 3 years of related, professional experience
>Experience conducting fieldwork, including wetland delineations, using at least one of the USACE Midwest, Northeast and Northcentral Regional Supplements
>Knowledge and experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies
>Experience working in northern Wisconsin
> Strong field botany skills and ability to conduct fieldwork, at times for long hours or under strenuous circumstances
>Excellent oral and written communication skills
>Strong problem-solution orientation, detail oriented and resourceful
>Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
> Effective time management and follow-through

Desired Qualifications:

>Experience with ArcGIS
>Experience working on large linear projects for utilities and oil/gas companies
>Knowledge of special status species in the Midwest
>Experience with ecological restoration practices and methodologies
>Ability to work well independently with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
>Strong interpersonal skills

* Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D

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