Ecologist Job Description Template
We are looking to hire an analytical ecologist to provide us with technical expertise, and to oversee our environmental infrastructure projects. The ecologist will collaborate with senior technical staff in the field and office, conduct natural resource surveys, support cost estimates, and communicate with the public, clients, subcontractors, and various other parties. You will assist with defining the project scope and select technical approaches. You will analyze and interpret complex data for non-technical audiences.
To be successful in this role, you need to reach useful conclusions based on your research. Ideal candidates are driven, meticulous, and observant.
- Conducting environmental site assessments.
- Identifying wetland delineations, and coordinating threatened and endangered species management.
- Conducting habitat evaluations, including presence-absence surveys.
- Collecting specimens.
- Managing stormwater run-off, and monitoring erosion control.
- Monitoring construction projects.
- Processing, capturing, and analyzing data.
- Compiling technical reports and findings.
- Planning and overseeing fieldwork, and acting as in-field leader for junior staff and technicians.
- Ensuring compliance with safety protocols and procedures.
- Master’s degree in natural resources, ecology, forestry, environmental science, or related field.
- 3+ years of work experience in a similar role.
- USFSW scientific collection permits.
- Proficient computer skills.
- Proficient with GIS and GPS.
- Knowledge of absence-presence surveys.
- Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Ability to work outdoors in unpleasant climatic conditions.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Availability to travel.