Environmental Planner I
KLJ - Bismarck, ND

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Position Purpose: This position will be a FT Temporary position that may have the opportunity to transition to a FT Standard position based on performance and workload.

The Environmental Planner I assists with projects by providing timely, accurate, and cost efficient professional environmental planning services in the office and in the field for both KLJ internal practice areas and external clientele. This involves the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
Essential Functions:
  • Provide all services in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Effectively deal with difficult situations and confrontation both internally and externally with contractors and clients.
  • Perform responsibilities with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Must project a professional, positive attitude and exercise confidentiality.
  • Understand, interpret, participate in, and implement company-mandated safety policies.
  • Travel is required; may work overtime, as needed to complete the required task.

Responsibilities: Duties and who this individual reports to will fluctuate between projects, Practice Areas, and offices.
  • Professional planning under the supervision of the project manager or supervising engineer or environmental planner.
  • The NEPA process requires an interdisciplinary approach; therefore, creating a strong team with project engineers, planners, and the other professional staff is essential for success of these projects.
  • May work independently or with other planners and outside groups.
  • Will exercise a degree of independent thinking, creativity, and initiative in the performance of these duties.
  • Supports the project manager in conducting public meetings and gathers public input on a variety of topics.
  • This may also include varying degrees of assistance with agency coordination, public involvement, impact assessment, document preparation, progress reports, and legal compliance.
    • Document Preparation
      • Outline and write NEPA documents (CAT-EX, EA, EIS) for Type I, II, and III projects.
  • Field services specifically may include botanical inventories, wildlife inventories, migratory birds and raptors, and wetland delineation.

Qualifications: At a minimum of a Bachelors degree in planning, environmental studies, natural resources, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university is required and 0-5 years of experience. The individual must interact with people at all levels and communicate effectively. Strong computer skills, detail-oriented, self-starter, leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential. A valid drivers license is required.

Hours and Travel: This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 90% of the time spent in the office and 10% in the field.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to talk or hear and communicate clearly.
The employee must frequently lift and move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. May walk from 1 to 12 hours per day when in the field.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.

Required Documents to Apply:
  • Two documents are required for us to process your application.
  • They must be separate and in PDF or Microsoft Word format:
    • Cover Letter - you may address your letter to HR Recruiter
    • Resume
  • Do not use extra punctuation or spaces when naming your documents.
  • Use "john_resume.doc" instead of "john.resume.doc" or "john's resume.pdf"