Ecologist Job Description


May 16th, 2019

An Ecologist is a biologist who studies the relationship between organisms, and between organisms and their environment. Ecologists work for environmental consultants and organizations, and for government.

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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 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.

Ecologist Responsibilities:

  • Conducting environmental site assessments.
  • Identifying wetland delineations, and coordinating threatened and endangered species management.
  • Conducting habitat evaluations, including presence-absence surveys.
  • Collecting specimens.
  • Managing storm water run-off, and monitoring erosion control.
  • Monitoring construction projects.
  • Processing, capturing and analyzing data.
  • Compiling technical reports and findings.
  • Planning and overseeing field work, and acting as in-field leader for junior staff and technicians.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety protocols and procedures.

Ecologist Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in natural resources, ecology, forestry, environmental science or related field.
  • 3+ years work experience in 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.
  • Safety-minded.

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