Job Brief

Applied Ecology, Inc., a small environmental consulting business with rapidly expanding footprint, is seeking a highly motivated and energetic Senior Environmental Scientist to join our growing team. AEI has three offices located in Florida and is a regional leader in geospatial services, water resources, ecological and natural resources, and environmental remediation and contamination services. This position could potentially be a hybrid remote/field/office position for the right candidate.

As a small business, we are involved in diverse, yet challenging environmental and utility projects, providing a great setting for a motivated individual to shape the growth of Applied Ecology in the municipal and federal sector. This is your opportunity to pursue the projects you always wanted and build your own successful team. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys a mixture of office and field work and enjoys a diversity of project types, ranging from freshwater to coastal applications.

Qualified candidates must have demonstrated experience and expertise in natural resources and ecological issues relevant to Florida and southeastern US. Competency is desired in one or more areas including environmental assessments, environmental analysis, permitting, NEPA documentation, listed species surveys, and habitat/wetland restoration.

Candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience. This position requires a strong background in ecological and natural resource management, solid project management skills, willingness to mentor junior staff, and experience teaming with clients.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Science, Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, or Natural Resources (Masters preferred)
  • 10 years of experience in environmental science and natural resources
  • Coursework or project experience in plant identification, plant ecology, wildlife species, wetland identification, and/or aquatic habitats
  • Extensive fieldwork experience in Florida/Southeastern natural habitats, whether through coursework or professional experience
  • Ability to identify flora within the Central Florida region using technical keys/regional references.
  • Ability to delineate wetlands and complete wetland functional analysis
  • Extensive Permitting Experience (Federal/State) and knowledge of NEPA
  • Experience in leading business development opportunities
  • Ability to work in the field in various types of weather, and the ability to lift heavy equipment (30 pounds) required, as well as stand, bend, twist, and walk for 8 hours a day/
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office suite
  • Must demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and peers
  • A valid Florida Driver’s license is required, and a clean driving record must be maintained.
  • Must be able to pass drug testing and a background check.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally eligible to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For additional information, please review the complete position description here.

Applied Ecology, Inc. is committed to continually striving towards a safe and healthy working environment, including taking all reasonably practicable steps required to protect staff and others from the risk of COVID-19.

Applied Ecology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our firm is committed through responsible management policies to recruit, hire, promote, train, transfer, compensate, and administer all other personnel actions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a protected veteran and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules, and regulations.

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