On-Call Natural Resource Project Manager/Wetland Scientist
Sealaska Technical Services (STS), LLC is seeking a part-time, on-call Natural Resource Project Manager/Wetland Scientist to support our growing federal and commercial business operations. STS is a growing, progressive business that provides environmental consulting, technology integration and deployment, systems engineering, environmental monitoring, and construction management services to a variety of governmental and commercial clients at job sites located around the world.
The successful candidate will have strong Project Management skills to support projects in inland environments. We are looking for a candidate with experience in natural resource management, and wetland studies, with experience working for federal and state agencies.
- Responsibilities may include leading a wetland team, training and managing wetland assessment fieldwork, preparing reports, reviewing technical repots, consulting with regulatory agencies, and project management.
- Conduct field wetland functional assessments to describe soils, flora, and wetland and hydrology indicators.
- Train junior staff in wetland assessment methods and the WET (Wetland Evaluation Technique), developed originally for nationwide use by the Federal Highway Administration in the early 1980’s and used widely by federal agencies for assessing the functions of wetlands.
- Provide technical leadership of client-focused teams including mentoring junior staff
- Maintain a current knowledge of recent advancements in the field for application on existing and proposed projects and relays to the organization
- Support the development of proposals including the technical approach, budgets and schedule.
- This position is expected to support the STS Environmental Program Manager in preparing, reviewing and producing complex technical documents in a timely manner.
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in a biological science or closely related field
- At least five years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource management
- Minimum of three years of experience in environmental consulting or working within environmental agencies
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and presentations
- Working knowledge of the Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (Environmental Laboratory, 1987)
- Field experience describing soils, flora, and wetland and hydrology indicators; especially with conducting wetland functional assessments
- Demonstrated successful relationships with clients and regulatory agencies
- California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) training in one or more areas is a plus
- Ability to create and edit technical documents.
- Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required
Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check, reference check, physical exam and urine analysis. A valid driver’s license is also required for this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Travel Requirements: Occasional for fieldwork
- Physical demands: Working in the field, such as hiking to and from locations with required equipment (e.g., shovel, wetland resources, GPS, boundary flags,etc.).
- Work Environment: Mostly office, but occasional field work in severe temperatures and humidity with exposure to biting insects.