Environmental Specialist

Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Overview

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.

 

RES is accepting resumes for an Environmental Specialist to provide on-site, broad environmental support to a Federal sector client in the DC Metro area.

Responsibilities

  • Draft reports and mapping, prepare permits, mitigation site plans, comment response documents, and other regulatory deliverables
  • Ability to review technical documents and evaluate permitting needs for capital projects
  • Coordinate with ecology and restoration design team to incorporate scientific field data into regulatory documents
  • Coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies to obtain project permits and approvals, including rare, threatened, and endangered species and cultural clearances
  • Support field ecology efforts (i.e. mitigation site monitoring, site assessments, water quality sampling, wetland/stream delineations, bat surveys)
  • Provide occasional sales support and assistance with proposal preparation

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • 2+ years' of relevant work experience
  • BA/BS in Biology, Environmental Science, Geology, Hydrology, Botany or similar Science
  • Strong writing skills and abilities using MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational, time management, attention to detail, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment to meet project goals
  • Positive attitude and team-centered approach to problem solving
  • Ability to travel to sites as needed
  • Acceptable driving record

Desired: 

  • Direct experience with state and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes
  • Strong record of communicating with/developing relationships with regulatory agency personnel
  • Arc GIS experience to support mapping deliverables
  • Experience conducting environmental site assessments
  • Experience with wetland/stream delineations and jurisdictional determinations
  • Understanding of stream and wetland restoration design principles and construction