Staff Scientist (Watershed Sciences)

WK Dickson
Charlotte, NC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Company Overview:
WK Dickson believes that our people are our most valuable asset. From engineers to landscape architects and scientists to surveyors, WK Dickson offers its clients a vast network of talent and passion. 
WK Dickson s people are the best in the business, and our success comes from the personal drive of each of us. Our firm was built on the philosophy that people do business with people they like. That goes for our coworkers, too. We work hard. We take risks. We succeed together. 

Job Responsibilities:
WK Dickson is seeking a staff scientist to serve as a technical resource for the organization, providing a high-level of consultation and support within areas of expertise. This position will report to a Project Manager.
Perform environmental studies and natural resource assessments. 
Assemble and review archival information. 
Analyze data and prepare technical reports. 

Perform field work, including but not limited to: wetland delineation, stream/wetland assessment, geomorphic measurement, survey, water quality sampling and other data collection and site evaluation activities.
Assist in development of project design parameters. 
Prepare plans in AutoCad, ArcMap and other appropriate software applications. 
Observe restoration construction . 
Maintain technical coordination. 
Maintain positive communication with staff, clients and subcontractors. 
Follow general instructions and company policies and procedures. 
Comply with all company safety policies and rules. 
Perform additional duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in environmental science or related field, Master's Degree preferred. 
Two (2) to Five (5) years professional experience, preferably in the private sector. 
Strong computer skills including ArcMap, CAD, and/or MicroStation. 
Analytical skills with ability to prepare statistical reports. 
Ability to provide clear, concise, technical writing contributions on qualifications and proposals. 
Ability to work well independently and on a team, in both the office and field. 
Stream and/or wetland restoration design-specific training (e.g. Rosgen, NC Stream Restoration Institute) 
Professional Licensure preferred 
Ability to communicate ideas and technical information to staff, supervisors and clients in a concise and professional manner. 
Travel, as necessary to meet the needs of the position. 

Company Benefits: With Wellness Premium Credit, Employees are eligible for free medical and dental coverage. 

Employees are able to take advantage of our:
Exclusive Talent Development Program 
Project Management Curriculum 
Coaching/ Mentoring Program 
In addition WK Dickson offers its employees a competitive benefits package including: 
Competitive salaries 
Medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care plans 
Matching 401K program 
Life insurance 
Short and long term disability benefits 
Supplemental insurance available 
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy 
Paid Holidays 
Continuing education / tuition reimbursement 
Professional registration reimbursement 
Flexible spending account (FSA) 
Performance-based incentives 
Spot bonuses 
Employee referral bonuses 
Flex-time policy (half-day Fridays) 
Moving and relocation assistance 
Business casual work environment 
Company-sponsored social events 
Community giving and charitable programs 
Specific programs vary by region, in accordance with the competitive environments of local areas.