Herrera seeks an entry to mid-level natural resources scientist with a strong work ethic for our Northwest Washington team. Herrera currently has offices in Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, and Portland.
You will work closely with senior staff and project managers to provide support on projects involving environmentally critical areas analysis and reporting, mitigation planning and reporting, and environmental permitting. You will also integrate wetland biology, riparian/stream ecology, and hydrology to assess habitat conditions, characterize environmental impacts, and participate in designing innovative restoration and mitigation solutions for wetlands and fish and wildlife habitat projects. You will perform biological studies (wetland assessment, monitoring, and delineations; habitat characterization; shoreline assessment and surveys; and biological assessments for threatened and endangered species), and related research and field work. This position requires field and research skills, knowledge of aquatic permitting requirements, ability to perform a variety of analyses in the office, and preparation of reports. Experience writing biological evaluations/assessments is a plus.
This position requires excellent writing and communication skills, ability to work well both within project teams and autonomously, understanding of current guidance protocols (e.g., wetland delineations and ratings), and an understanding of local, state, and federal regulations for projects affecting wetlands, streams, shorelines, and wildlife. Periodic travel to project sites throughout the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the western US may be required.
Applicant must have:
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