Position: Staff Scientist

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Position Description

Ecosystem Services is seeking a candidate with relevant experience and a willingness to be an active participant in the growth of our company. Compensation will be based on the experience and qualifications of the applicant along with a competitive benefits package.

Ecosystem Services offers a collaborative and engaging work environment, technical and professional mentorship, and an opportunity for advancement in a growing company. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work in fast-paced and challenging environments, inclement weather, and to travel. This position will support ecological restoration design, stormwater management design, and watershed studies with engineering analysis.

Company Overview

Ecosystem Services is a natural resource consulting firm with an interdisciplinary staff and a collaborative work environment. Our work is primarily in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, and we specialize in ecological restoration, environmental banking, stormwater management, and regulatory permitting. Our goal is to provide each employee with the resources needed to excel in their role for the benefit of the individual, the company, and the environment.

Qualifications:

Required

  • B.S. or Technical Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or related natural resource discipline

  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency conducting wetland delineations
  • Proficiency at technical report writing
  • Proficiency with ArcPro (ESRI software)
  • Examples of work experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Preferred

  • P.W.S Certification
  • Familiarity with surveying practices

  • Experience conducting mitigation monitoring

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Familiarity with Section 401/404 permitting for variety of projects

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform wetland delineations, perennial flow determinations, and Resource Protection Area (RPA) surveys

  • Perform mitigation success monitoring and reporting

  • Perform restoration project assessment tasks to include, but not limited to vegetation surveys, BANCS assessment, bulk density and soil nutrient concentration sampling, geomorphic surveys

  • Perform ArcGIS map production

  • Prepare technical reports

  • Assist with watershed field assessments and surveys

Contact

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé via e-mail to our Business Administrator, Jackson Simmons at jackson@ecosystemservices.us. No phone calls, please.

Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule a phone or in-person interview.