State College, PA
Mid-to Senior-level Aquatic Resource Biologist/Scientist
Mid-to Senior-level Aquatic Resource Biologist/Scientist – The candidate will be a team member in the Natural Resources group and assist in the development of the aquatic and natural resource projects. This position will require some overnight / out of town travel to meet project and business needs. Candidates should have at least 15 years of professional experience in aquatic and natural resource project planning and implementation, environmental permitting, compliance support, surface water data collection and management, statistical analysis, reporting and presentation. A minimum of a B.S. degree in biology, ecology, limnology, wildlife management, environmental science or related natural science field is required.
Specific expertise and knowledge of surface water regulations and aquatic ecosystems in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states (especially Maryland, Ohio, New York and West Virginia) is required with a working knowledge of regulatory program requirements applicable to the surface water aspects of the waste management, natural gas, coal mining, and/or manufacturing industries. Candidate must have proven ability to lead stream and lake surveys for baseline assessment, cause-effect surveys, risk assessment, remedial measures determination, agency coordination, permit compliance, and restoration/mitigation design, oversight and monitoring; produce comprehensive technical reports, permit documents, project scopes and proposals; edit technical reports and attentiveness to support QA/QC policy; speak clearly and professionally; manage multiple projects and clients; and be highly motivated to build and maintain client relations and develop new opportunities.
The preferred candidate will also possess demonstrated skill/knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
- proficiency identifying aquatic macroinvertebrate taxonomy of the northeastern U.S.;
- assessing water and sediment quality (physio-chemistry) in relation to aquatic habitat;
- Act 2 assessment and reporting;
- threatened and endangered species surveys; and/or
- wetland and stream identification and delineation and permitting.
Qualified candidates must also have proficient computer skills, solid global positioning system skills, strong work ethic, and the ability to work both as a team player and independently. High quality work is expected.
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