SWCA Environmental Consultants is an employee-owned company of cultural and natural resource scientists and planners. Our professionals specialize in natural and cultural resource management, environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and sustainability services.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands, and provides services on projects throughout the U.S. and its territories. Since 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer an informal, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership plan (retirement).
We are soliciting resumes from qualified individuals for the position of Environmental Specialist I/II for our Bismarck, North Dakota office. Pay will be based upon individual experience and qualifications.
Conduct natural resource field surveys; including but not limited to wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species habitat assessments, vegetation surveys, migratory bird surveys, bald and golden eagle surveys, and general wildlife assessments.
Supervise field crews in accurate recording of field data and strict adherence to protocols
Organize equipment and logistical arrangements for complex field studies
Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and scientific tools and equipment under arduous field conditions
Record detailed field notes and prepare natural resource reports using field derived data as well as other scientific resources
Assist the project manager in data organization, interpretation and report preparation
Locate and use existing reports, scientific studies, data and other relevant documents for preparation of scientific background reviews
Write concise, technically specific scientific documents within budget and according to required schedules
Take initiative, resolve problems, and create improved processes and procedures for natural resource projects
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in ecology, fish and wildlife science or related field
Two years experience in ecological field investigation and/or natural resources management with emphasis on field investigations related to Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Clean Water Act, etc.
Familiarity or experience with the energy development in Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana is preferred
Prior experience with ATVs, GIS software (ArcPad), and Trimble GPS units
Candidates must be able to conduct fieldwork for long hours, in sometimes inclement weather conditions, including walking at least 10-miles per day in rugged terrain, and be able to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
Flexibility and willingness to learn the companies science and safety procedures, willingness to try new and improved field techniques and procedures, the ability to make independent decisions when appropriate and make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the most efficient and accurate manner
Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills
Out of town travel for extended periods of time will be required
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SWCA has offices throughout the West, Pacific Northwest, central U.S and the Pacific Islands. Since its founding in 1981, SWCA has achieved a national reputation for providing its clients with professional integrity as well as creative solutions based on sound science. SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.
SWCA Environmental Consultants - 17 months ago