Wetland Biologist/Plant Taxonomist

  • GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • Traverse City, MI, USA
  • May 27, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources GIS - Remote Sensing Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Job Description

GEI Consultants is seeking a wetland biologist/plant taxonomist in our Traverse City, Michigan, office to conduct project work in the ecological consulting and restoration management fields.  This position requires experience with identifying, delineating, and assessing wetland communities coupled with experience keying out and identifying Midwest flora.  Projects will involve field labor, technical work, report preparation, and/or supervision of field crews.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assisting/conducting vegetation monitoring, protected species surveys, and wetland delineations
  • Collecting field data, data analysis, and report preparation
  • Using GPS to map natural resource features and boundaries
  • Interpreting aerial photography
  • Biologists may be required to spend up to 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 experience in the Midwest
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry) or equivalent experience
  • Experience identifying Midwest flora
    • Native and non-native species
  • Experience with wetland delineation methodologies
  • Experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies
  • Experience with soil characterization and identification of hydric soil field indicators
  • Experience with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MDEQ, or other regulatory permit applications
  • Experience with report preparation
  • Experienced with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

Desired Qualifications:

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


  • 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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