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Ecologist

Deadline:
Employer:
Volkert, Inc.
Job Field:
Other
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Atlanta
Job Description:

Are we the road to your future?

 

Volkert is employee owned and a Top 100 design firm, committed to delivering the future of infrastructure in three key areas of service: Design + Engineering, Planning + Environmental, and Program + Construction Management.

 

We are currently searching for an entry level Ecologist to support our Southeast Region located in Atlanta, GA.

 

What you’ll be doing:

• Will be responsible for ecological field surveys, preparation of ecology reports, permit and stream buffer variance applications, and scope projects

• Will work as part of a team of environmental professionals to support preparation of various environmental documents, such as those required by the National Environmental Policy Act, to coordinate other environmental resource studies, and to assist in identifying project alternatives to avoid/minimize impacts to identified ecological resources

• Interpret available data (maps, land use plans, aerial photography, agency coordination) for environmental analysis

• Gather, organize, and maintain collected field data

• Computer skills necessary to prepare required reports, maps, etc.

 

What you need to have:

• Bachelor’s of Science and/or Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or a related field

• Applicable professional training related to Endangered Species, Wetland Delineation, Identification of Hydrophytic Vegetation, Stream Identification, and Stream Morphology

• Applicable professional training and experience using ESRI ArcView and Arc Map GIS programs is required. Experience with Bentley Microstation CAD software is a plus.

• Valid driver’s license, owns a vehicle or is able to rent a vehicle (for travel)

• Familiarity with USFWS Recovery Permits and DNR Collecting Permits

• Experience conducting field surveys for wetlands and protected species

• Knowledge or experience of the process for obtaining agency approval of prepared reports and permit applications

• Characteristics of a successful Volkert team member:

o Be a brand ambassador for the company who engages in diversity and inclusion,

o Be self-motivated to meet individual goals and maintain accountability in a team environment

o Exercise initiative and independent judgement in the solution of work problems

o Be able to communicate effectively- verbal and written

o Be able to multi-task in a team environment

 

Volkert Perks:

• We offer a hybrid workplace which includes remote, hybrid, and in-office positions

• Competitive compensation

• Flexibility and a positive work/life balance

• Challenging and innovative projects

• Employee referral program

• Professional development

• Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

• 401(k) retirement savings plan + employer matching

• Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays

• Medical, Dental, & Vision

• Employer-Paid Life/AD&D insurance

• Employer-Paid short-term disability and long-term disability

• Wellness incentives

• Additional voluntary benefits

 

The words from our President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas A. Hand, PE, capture best how you can make an impact while working for Volkert.

 

“For nearly a century, Volkert has done meaningful work that improves our infrastructure and quality of life. With our commitment to employee ownership and sustainable growth, you can build a career here that really makes a difference.”

– Thomas A. Hand, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Volkert does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.

 

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s of Science and/or Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or a related field

• Applicable professional training related to Endangered Species, Wetland Delineation, Identification of Hydrophytic Vegetation, Stream Identification, and Stream Morphology

• Applicable professional training and experience using ESRI ArcView and Arc Map GIS programs is required. Experience with Bentley Microstation CAD software is a plus.

• Valid driver’s license, owns a vehicle or is able to rent a vehicle (for travel)

• Familiarity with USFWS Recovery Permits and DNR Collecting Permits

• Experience conducting field surveys for wetlands and protected species

• Knowledge or experience of the process for obtaining agency approval of prepared reports and permit applications

 

Salary:
$45,000 - $50,000
Benefits:

• We offer a hybrid workplace which includes remote, hybrid, and in-office positions

• Competitive compensation

• Flexibility and a positive work/life balance

• Challenging and innovative projects

• Employee referral program

• Professional development

• Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

• 401(k) retirement savings plan + employer matching

• Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays

• Medical, Dental, & Vision

• Employer-Paid Life/AD&D insurance

• Employer-Paid short-term disability and long-term disability

• Wellness incentives

• Additional voluntary benefits

How to Apply:

Please submit online application at the following link: https://bit.ly/3Vh1VjN

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