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Hodges Harbin Newberry & Tribble
Job Field:
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Job Description:

Ecologist I is an entry-level position that reports to the Environmental Science Business Unit Manager and works alongside other Ecologists, Environmental Scientists, and Engineers. This position would support numerous industrial projects within the southeastern United States. Primary duties include general biological surveys for plants and/or wildlife, electronic data entry, and regulatory review. The individual would assist in wetland delineations, technical report preparation, preparation of regulatory applications, mapping utilizing GIS software, and other natural resource related field activities.

By performing various tasks, you will be able to experience and interact with senior management, implement company methodologies, participate in office programs and become a representative of the corporate culture.


Successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:


· Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Biology, Environmental Science, or similar program.

· Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Applicant must have ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets.

· Continues learning process by attending in-house seminars and continuing education opportunities outside of the office.

· Valid driver’s license. Must be able to drive to project sites, including areas that require off-road access.

· Knowledge of ArcGIS preferred.

· Knowledge of native plant, soils, or wildlife species preferred.


· Conduct field work to support wetland and stream delineations, habitat assessments, botanical surveys, and Endangered and Threatened species evaluations.

· Assist with preparation of federal and state environmental permitting projects.

· Preparation of reports, spreadsheets, and/or presentations to assist with environmental compliance.

· Preparation of GIS maps in support of HHNT projects.

· Assist Senior Environmental Consultant / Scientist or higher with environmental compliance for various environmentally sensitive facilities.

· Conduct permit application and file reviews at local regulatory offices.

· Locating, researching, and disseminating current information for environmental regulations for states and municipalities in the southeast.

· Assist with document review of various groundwater, surface water, methane, leachate, air, NPDES monitoring/ compliance data and statistical analysis reports.

· Assist and write Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans for various sites in the southeast.

· Pursue and obtain your Professional Wetland Scientist, Geographic Information Systems Professional, and/or other Environmental Certifications.

· Must be comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather and being physically challenged.

· Will require travel on a regular basis to project sites which will require overnight stays.

· Minimum requirement of 2,080 hours worked for the company per year.

· Work out of other HHNT offices should be expected.

· Other duties, as assigned.


HNT pays 100% of the cost of health insurance premiums for the employee and 50% of the cost of premiums for spouse/family

HHNT pays 100% of long-term disability (LTD) insurance and 100% of $50,000 term life-insurance premiums premiums

Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance offered at group rates (optional and employee paid)

Supplemental Disability Insurance offered at group rates (optional and employee paid)

401K Retirement Plan with employee match up to 4% of annual compensation (eligibility after one year, immediately vested)

Profit Sharing Plan (eligibility after 2 years, immediately vested) – Typical contributions average ±10% of annual compensation.

HHNT provides quarterly bonuses depending on profitability of the company (company has paid bonuses every quarter since 1990)

Senior Professional Certification Program (In-house program designed to enhance and further career development).

Company-issued/paid tablet device or iPad (if position requires device)

Training and Development Programs individually crafted to grow our employees into tomorrow’s leaders

Eight (8) paid holidays, One (1) week paid time off (PTO), and Two (2) weeks paid vacation

How to Apply:

Please send resumes to

Amy Rowley


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