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Wetland Ecologist – Midwest and Great Lakes States

 

Orbis Environmental Consulting is seeking a Wetland Ecologist interested in conducting wetland delineation surveys throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes states. Orbis is a growing environmental consulting company that values responsible resource management of important ecological and cultural resources to meet the needs of a modern world.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Conduct wetland identification, delineation, and functional assessment investigations in accordance with the USACE Manual and Regional Supplements
  • Complete habitat, plant, and rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys
  • Complete plant inventories for floristic quality assessment (FQA) in wetlands when required

 

Basic Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years professional ecological or biological experience
  • Experience with the flora of the Midwest and Great Lakes states
  • Willingness and ability to work outdoors in a variety of locations and conditions
  • Clear and professional communication skills
  • Ability to use GPS units to document field data
  • Familiarity with Section 401/404 Clean Water Act Permits
  • Familiarity with the Cowardin classification system
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong plant identification skills
  • Experience conducting monitoring of mitigation sites
  • Experience completing Section 401/404 Clean Water Act Permits and associated mitigation plans
  • Experience coordinating permitting and mitigation with USACE and state agency representatives
  • Experience with GIS software

 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Projects may occur throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes states, and options are available for your base location. The position is flexible and can range seasonally to full time depending on applicant’s abilities, and work load preference.

 

If you are interested in the position please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (with phone number and email address) to snamestnik@orbisec.com

 


 

Bat Biologist

Orbis Environmental Consulting is seeking a Bat Biologist to conduct threatened and endangered bat surveys. Orbis is a growing environmental consulting company that values responsible resource management of important ecological and cultural resource to meet the needs of a modern world.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting mist net surveys, identify bats to species level, describing habitat at sampling sites, acoustic surveys, radio-telemetry, and emergence counts
  • Must be able to work independently and interact positively with clients, project managers, land owners, technicians, and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prepare and maintain field documentation including, daily progress records, site inventory forms, photographs, GPS data, and other necessary materials
  • Contribute to report writing

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or related field.
  • Must have a current federal collector’s permit, listing Myotis sodalis and Myotis septentrionalis at a minimum
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Willingness to work outdoors in a variety of locations and conditions
  • Prepared and willing to work long hours during prolonged deployment with few breaks during the bat maternity season
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree with appropriate thesis topic
  • Experience with GIS software
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Experience collaborating with other environmental professionals in multi-disciplinary environmental survey – wetland, archaeology, e.g.
  • Familiarity with acoustic analysis
  • Strong technical writing

 

Compensation/Benefits: Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. The position is flexible and can range seasonally to full time depending on applicant’s abilities, work load preference.

 

If you are interested in the position please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (with phone number and email address) to jsheets@orbisec.com.