Wildlands Engineering, Inc. is seeking a motivated individual to join our team! Duties of the Environmental Scientist will include performing stream and wetland ecological assessments, geomorphic data collection, wetland delineations, endangered and threatened species surveys, and vegetation inventories and compiling environmental permit applications and technical reports. The Environmental Scientist’s role will involve both field and office work and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The Environmental Scientist will also be responsible for monitoring and documenting site conditions and working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
• Perform stream and general ecological assessments
• Collect geomorphic data on existing and restored streams
• Perform vegetation surveys
• Process field data and organize data for annual reports
• Conduct jurisdictional delineations
• Permit preparation and agency coordination
• Effectively communicate and coordinate with team members
• Meet multiple deadlines with a willingness to react positively to changes in priorities
• 3 to 5 years of experience related to the key responsibilities and requirements of the job
• Field monitoring practices including stream geomorphic surveying, vegetation sampling, and/or identifying hydric
• Southeastern native and invasive plant identification skills
• Experience delineating streams and wetlands
• Experience with GPS units, ArcGIS Pro, and/or other ESRI data collection software
• Knowledge of NC SAM, NC WAM, and/or NCDWQ Stream Identification Form
• Technical writing experience
• Experience working with federal and state resource and regulatory agency personnel and various permitting
• Threatened and endangered species survey experience
• Benthic macroinvertebrate collection and analysis experience
• Experience interfacing with landowners and agency officials
• Knowledge of NCDWR Nutrient Offset and Buffer Mitigation Program
• An understanding of ecological processes important to riparian and wetland restoration in the southeastern United
• Ability to frequently walk over rough, uneven surfaces
• Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical exertion
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to work independently in an outdoor setting
• The requirements of the job and the physical demands are performed in outdoor weather conditions with frequent
exposure to wet/humid conditions and extreme heat or cold. Other adverse factors may include exposure to ticks
and poison ivy.
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Email (preferred method): email@example.com; subject line: Environmental Scientist
Fax: (704) 332-3306
Mailing Address: Wildlands Engineering, 312 W Millbrook Rd. #225, Raleigh, NC 27607
The cover letter should identify previous work experience, why you are interested in this position, your approximate
available start date, and any other information that you feel is important. Please be prepared to provide contact
information for three references, if requested.
City of Charlotte
Senior Water Resources Engineer
This position is part of the Watershed Planning and Project Implementation group within the Surface Water Quality and Environmental Permitting team within the Regulatory Division of Charlotte Storm Water Services. This group is responsible for planning and implementation of new surface water quality improvement projects (i.e. stream and wetland restoration/enhancement and stormwater control measures (SCMs)). This position serves as the primarily technical expert in developing new projects, as well as assessing and developing repair plans for existing projects. Additionally, this position develops project ranking and prioritization processes and manages associated budgets.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as technical representative responsible for ensuring success of the City’s stream , wetlands, and stormwater pollution control retrofit efforts; this includes review of construction plans and specifications.
Provides scoping expertise for new stream, wetland and pollution control projects to others, consults with staff, and reviews consultant scope documents for adherence to industry standards, completeness, and budget.
Manages the city-wide pollution control structure retrofit program including pond and dam rehabilitation projects.
Plans, prioritizes, and leads efforts to implement watershed planning based pollution control retrofits.
Addresses stream restoration/enhancement or pollution control structure failures with designers, inspectors, and contractors. Helps to determine corrective action, including redesigns, repair plans, sketches, quantity estimates, cost estimates, etc.
Works with the project team during construction and warranty phases of the projects to ensure conformity with the supporting construction documents, adherence to city and Storm Water standards and compliance with program goals.
Documents project design, performance, and costs to develop written, detailed, analysis and recommendations for improvements.
Works closely with other groups within the Department and city to strategically identify and implement process improvements to support the stream and pollution control programs.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Significant knowledge and experience in development and implementation of stormwater pollution control, stream restoration, and wetland restoration projects
- Proven design and process improvement skills
- Proven customer service, collaboration, conflict management, interpersonal communication, public speaking, media and public relations and process improvement skills are essential
- Strong leadership skills with ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with City personnel and managers, state and federal agencies, business, development, community leaders, staff and general public
- Ability to perform effectively in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
- Progressively responsible leadership and organizational experience in surface water quality with a demonstrated ability to effectively direct and guide teams
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Significant experience and skill in conflict resolution, and positive solution development
- Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
- Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision
- Master’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field.
- Ten (10) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution control project design and implementation.
- Rosgen Level I-IV Training
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field.
- PE License or ability to obtain NC PE within 1 year.
- Five (5) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution controls design and implementation projects.
How to apply
- $82,755 – $103,443 Commensurate with Experience
Apply online: https://www.jobapscloud.com/oec/Charlotte/Jobs/Bulletin?R1=2307&R2=230600&R3=02
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Charlotte Storm Water Services
Wetland Specialist, 401/404 Permitting Group
Close Date: Thursday, June 15, 8pm
Salary:$59,995 - $74,943, Commensurate with Experience
This position is part of the 401/404 Permitting Group within the Storm Water Services Surface Water Quality and Environmental Permitting team within the Regulatory Division of Charlotte Storm Water Services.
This position is primarily responsible for providing permitting services and supporting Charlotte Storm Water Services’ (CSWS) compliance with sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). CSWS projects include large-scale neighborhood flood control projects, culvert maintenance and replacement, pipe system and outfall repairs, stream bank stabilization, and stormwater control retrofits.
This position also manages on-call permitting consultants to occasionally provide 401/404 permitting services for other departments and project types including transportation and neighborhood improvement projects. This position also occasionally provides delineation services to support implementation of CSWS’ Post Construction Stormwater regulations.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide field assessments, jurisdictional delineations, plan review, and support from preliminary design through construction to ensure CSWS’ compliance with sections 401 and 404 of the CWA, including Individual Permits, Nationwide Permits and CSWS’ Regional General Permit.
- Review projects for Threatened and Endangered Species.
- Collaborate with project managers and construction staff to avoid and minimize impacts to jurisdictional waters.
- Provide project teams with 401/404 permitting, design, and environmental regulatory guidance and training as necessary.
- Attend construction meetings, provide technical assistance, and conduct compliance inspections.
- Maintain up-to-date project and performance related stats. Provide comprehensive 401/404 project compliance documentation.
- Manage on-call consultants to provide 401/404 permitting services for Engineering Services projects including transportation and neighborhood projects. Record, report, and benchmark schedules and costs of the permitting process for these projects.
- This position requires at least 50% field work, which includes carrying equipment of up to 50lbs, through dense vegetation, wet conditions, steep topography, with various fauna encounters, in all seasons.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of and experience with federal and state rules, laws, and policies that apply to the 404/401 permitting process.
- Experience in wetland delineations, stream and wetland classifications, habitat assessments, soil assessment, vegetation identification and management, culvert construction, and erosion control.
- Knowledge of local, native riparian vegetation and experience with design and installation of planting plans.
- Excellent communication skills. Highly skilled at, both written and oral including writing reports, email communications, development of training tools, and presentations to groups.
- Ability to communicate well with people that have a wide variety of education levels, job classes, technical knowledge, skills, and backgrounds.
- Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, and GIS.
- Outstanding project management skills that ensure high quality work, and efficient management of costs and schedules.
- Superior attention to detail that allows for thorough tracking and documentation
- Demonstrated skills in innovation and adaptive management for problem solving
- Ability to perform duties at a consistently high level and with minimal supervision.
- Ability to organize and prioritize multiple, simultaneous tasks.
- Commitment to excellence, customer service, integrity, and public service.
- Team oriented problem solving serving as roles of listener, leader, and follower.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit
- Three or more years of experience in an environmental field with related experience in 404/401 permitting, stream and wetland delineation. A relevant graduate degree may count towards one year of experience.
- Experience in stream and wetland characterization, erosion control, and vegetation identification and management.
- Certifications in stream and wetland assessment and delineation.
- Certification from the Society of Wetland Scientists as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT).
- Bachelor’s Degree in natural, earth or environmental sciences, biology, engineering, or related field or equivalent education, experience and skills to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Three years of experience in an environmental field with related experience in 404/401 permitting, and stream and wetland delineation.
- Physical ability, experience, and skills to perform the essential functions of the position.
How to Apply
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Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.