Wetlands Ecologist

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Dec 24, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Water Quality Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated wetlands ecologist to join our team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial natural resources in the Gulf South with strong experience with wetlands in south Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast. The selected applicant can look forward to supporting projects such as wetlands assessments and delineations, aquatic and terrestrial natural resources surveys, and coastal-related projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Conduct wetlands and stream delineations

  • Prepare all necessary documents required for wetlands permitting/ applications

  • Conduct field studies related to natural resources, environmental fisheries, protected species, habitat assessments, aquatic and terrestrial resources surveys, and related parameters

  • Prepare natural resources technical reports

  • Assist with preparation of NEPA, EIS, and BA documents

  • Coordinate with local, state and federal resources agencies with regard to wetlands, natural resources, NEPA, EIS and related studies and/ or permitting

  • Work in support of regional program areas related to natural resources, coastal restoration, coastal zone management, and others

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources/ Biology/ Ecology

  • 2+ years’ experience

  • Must have working knowledge of US Army Corps of Engineers requirements for wetlands delineation, wetlands permitting/ application submittal, mitigation, and associated coastal use permit/ joint permit application aspects

  • Must have successfully completed wetlands delineation training course based on the 1987 Wetlands Delineation Manual

  • Working knowledge of wetland and upland plant identification within the Gulf south

  • Working knowledge of environmental permitting including T&E species and all associated field surveys

  • Must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in the environmental consulting industry

  • Working knowledge/ experience of USACE – New Orleans District wetlands permitting, application submittal, mitigation, etc.

  • Experience with fisheries sampling

  • Working knowledge of environmental sampling of water, soils, sediments

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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