Highway Environmental Biologist

  • Nebraska Department of Transportation
  • 1500 Highway 2, Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Feb 12, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering GIS - Remote Sensing Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Examples of Work

Conduct field evaluations to delineate and classify wetlands on NDOT project sites statewide. Understand and use the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual. Map wetland types on aerial photographs. Identify plant species, perform soil evaluations, and interpret hydraulic conditions. Photograph field conditions at project sites, write reports, memos and complete forms to document findings. Interpret project construction plans, topographic maps and air photos. Complete Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Applications for review by Unit Supervisor. Collect wetland bank and mitigation site development data during annual monitoring visits. Analyze data and produce annual reports to the Corps of Engineers in fulfillment of permit conditions. Research and develop potential wetland mitigation bank sites. Make contact with land owners and governmental regulatory personnel effectively. Communicate with land owners and natural resource agency personnel effectively. File and retrieve records, files and field plans. Prepare wetland mitigation plans and/or banking instruments. Design wetland creation and restoration projects. Maintain records of seeding dates, completion dates, etc. Attend pre-construction meetings, research environmental topics for policy delivery. Update Environmental Section's permits database as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to environmental assessment or compliance review principles and practices including but not limited to biological sciences, agricultural/soil sciences, geography, ecology/environmental studies, or related engineering disciplines, and one year of experience performing research, investigative, or compliance work related to environmental or other technical assessments of the impact of construction, engineering, or similar projects. Additional years of progressively responsible experience in the above work may substitute for the Bachelors degree requirement on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED: Education and 2 - 3 years experience in the preparation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act permitting and 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual. Educational courses or training in the Section 404 or Wetland Delineation. Training and/or experience of Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act and/or Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. Experience using mapping software and other similar computer programs. Experience using Microsoft Office. Familiarity with roadway plans. Experience in the use of GPS equipment, and GIS Software such as Arcview 10.4.1.

OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Regular and reliable attendance is also required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of environmental regulating agencies and their functions. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must be able to collect, organize, and present information in a report format.

Closing date and time: 2/27/2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$25.48 Hourly