Wetland Biologist/Ecologist

  • Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
  • Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Jul 29, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Position Summary: 

We are looking for a mid-level Ecologist to join one of our three Florida office locations. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience performing wetland delineations and impact assessments, threatened and endangered (T&E) species surveys, habitat assessments and permitting. 


Job Duties: 

1. Perform in lead role conducting wetland delineations; with strong wetland delineations skills including plant ID, soils and hydrology; familiarity with both state and federal delineation methodology and demonstrated experience with agency wetland reviews 

2. Conduct wetland impact assessments based on Florida UMAM methodology 

3. Lead listed T&E surveys throughout Florida and perform gopher tortoise relocation's as needed 

4. Conduct habitat assessments to map vegetation communities and evaluate quality; must have strong understanding of Florida ecology (habitats and plant ID) 

5. Assist with State (FDEP and WMD) and Section 404 (USACE) wetland permitting 

6. Assist with environmental feasibility, permitting and monitoring reports 

7. Understand and apply field survey methodologies and data forms to support feasibility studies, permitting and monitoring efforts 

8. Provide QA/QC for all field data collection, written reports and map products 

9. Conduct occasional water quality monitoring 


Education & Experience: 

· Bachelor’s degree in an environmental science field and 3-5 years of experience 

· Strong experience with wetland delineations, plant ID, hydric soils and hydrology

· Experience with Florida ecology and habitats, wildlife (T&E) required 

· Experience conducting wetland impact (UMAM) and habitat assessments, mapping habitats, conducting tree surveys, and mitigation monitoring 

· Experience using GPS unit and processing GPS data to produce necessary maps, collect and organizing field data 

· Wetland permitting experience preferred 


Job Essentials: 

· Tolerate working long field days in adverse weather and field conditions including heat and humidity, snakes, insects 

· Valid driver’s license with clean driving record 

· Able to work both independently and as a team 

· Strong technical writing skills required 

· Good communication skills (both verbally and written) 

· Willingness to travel out of town on occasion to assist with large field efforts in the Florida region. Some travel may require being away from home for extended periods of time 

· Be a positive member of the team with strong leadership and mentoring skills 


About Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT) 

ECT is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary natural resources and environmental consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients by integrating science, engineering, technology, planning, and management systems to provide practical solutions to complex challenges. ECT maintains a drug-free environment and is an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer 

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