Wetland Ecologist

  • GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • Valparaiso, IN, USA
  • Sep 12, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Job Description 

GEI Consultants is seeking a wetland ecologist in our Northwest Indiana office to conduct project work in the ecological consulting and restoration management fields.  This position requires experience with federal wetland delineation methodologies, familiarity with Midwest natural communities, identification of Midwest flora, and regulatory permit application preparation. Projects will involve field labor, technical work, report and permit application preparation, and/or supervision of field crews. This position will be stationed in our new location in Northwest Indiana, and will initially report to our Allendale, Michigan, Branch Manager.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties 

  • Assisting/conducting wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, and protected species surveys
  • Collecting field data, analyzing data, and preparing technical reports
  • Using GPS to map natural resource features and boundaries
  • Interpreting aerial photography
  • Biologists may be required to spend 1-4 nights per week or more out of town working at remote locations
  • A typical work day consists of an 8-12 hour day, includes irregular hours (40-55 hours per week), and irregular starting and quitting times, in accordance with the requirements of the assigned job

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Five years of wetland or natural resource experience in the Midwest
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry) or equivalent experience
  • Experience with wetland delineation methodologies including soil characterization and identification of hydric soil field indicators
  • Experience identifying Midwest flora
  • Experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies
  • Experience with Indiana and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting and regulatory compliance
  • Experience with report preparation

Desired Qualifications

  • Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective time management and follow-through, with the ability to simultaneously work on and lead multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience working with clients and managing project schedules and finances.

Benefits

  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • And More…

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Sector

Consulting