ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

CHW Professional Consultants
Job Description
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
Company Name:  CHW Professional Consultants
Location:   Gainesville, Jacksonville or Ocala, FL
Position Title:    Environmental Scientist
Job Type:  Full-Time
Industry:  Planning and Design
Min Education: BA Environmental Studies or BS Biology or Natural Sciences field
Min Experience:  4 Years / Mid-Level
Required Travel:  0-25%
 
For over 30 years, CHW has been transforming communities through positive change, concept to construction.  CHW is an experienced professional consulting firm built around a team of land planners, urban designers, landscape architects, land surveyors, civil engineers, and construction engineering inspectors and administrators.
 
We are looking for an Environmental Scientist to support the Planning, Engineering, and Design groups for Land Development and Transportation focused projects. Our team regularly designs and permits residential, non-residential, mixed-use, institutional, roadway, and trail system projects where a wide range of environmental services are required.  These services include: local, state, and federal environmental permitting, wetland delineations, wetland mitigation design, project development & environment studies (PD&E), preparation of open space / habitat management plans, environmental resource assessments, listed species assessments, gopher tortoise surveys, vegetation and wildlife surveys, and expert witness testimonies. We work in a team atmosphere where collaboration, flexibility, and self-motivation are important. We also place great importance on our core company values of integrity, excellence, responsibility, stewardship, and dedication while being passionate client advocates dedicated to improving and growing communities. 
 
Main Responsibilities:
  • Work on wide variety of environmental permitting, environmental planning, environmental compliance, and natural resources projects as they relate to land development and transportation focused projects.
  • Prepare Environmental Resource Assessments to support project applications.
  • Delineate jurisdictional wetland lines to be approved by appropriate permitting agency.
  • Assess and analyze project impacts to identify permit requirements; and develop strategies to avoid or minimize impacts and permit requirements.
  • Coordinate with local, state, and federal environmental permitting agencies and staff.
  • Support other project managers across CHW in completing required environmental studies, documents, and reports.
  • Research and interpret scientific studies, regulatory programs, guidance, and applications.
  • Assimilate and manage data, provide creative graphical representations of complex information.
  • Work with geographic positioning tools and information systems.
Technical:
  • ArcGIS
  • Microsoft Office
Environmental Assessments & Reports:
  • Local, state, and federal environmental permitting,
  • Wetland delineations, wetland mitigation design,
  • Project development & environment studies (PD&E),
  • Preparation of open space / habitat management plans,
  • Environmental resource assessments,
  • Listed species assessments, gopher tortoise surveys, vegetation, and wildlife surveys, and
  • Expert witness testimonies.
?Development Permitting
  • Assist in preparation for and participation in public information meetings and hearings.
Education, experience, licensure, and skills
  • BA Environmental Studies of BS Biology or Natural Studies field degree from an accredited program
  • FDEP Certificate (wetlands)
Wide-ranging agency experience:
  • Water Management Districts (WMD)
  • US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS)
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWS)
  • Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
  • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • FDOT (PD&E)
Must have: Resume and References
Strongly encouraged: Cover letter, work samples
 
CHW Benefits & Perks:
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision coverage options
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401(k) Plan and Match
  • Company furnished life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary benefits options including FSA, short-term disability, and discounted Pet Insurance
  • Combined PTO (personal & sick)
  • 7 Paid Annual Company Holidays
  • Professional Development & Career Growth Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Half Day Fridays
  • Employee Referral & Service Anniversary Bonus
  • Coffee & Beverages
  • Snack Area (employee paid)*
  • Game room & Employee Lounge*
  • Putting green*
  • Volunteer & Team Engagement Encouraged
*Corporate Headquarters location
 
Passion. Empowers. Progress. At CHW, it is our desire to work with passionate, progressive talent to ensure the highest quality of services to our clients. As a full-service firm, we utilize a team approach that involves all disciplines. We present both a creative and technical approach to the delivery of our projects. But there is more to working with CHW: optimism, energy, and confidence. Whether you are an experienced professional or a recent graduate, you will have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest in the industry, while working on a portfolio of innovative and challenging projects, ones to be proud of. With a sharp mind, you can go far. But if your heart is in the right place too, you are unstoppable. That is how we define passion. It is advocating for our clients, our community, and each other that spurs growth and allows everyone to move forward.
 
CHW Embraces Diversity.  We believe in creating an inclusive environment and it’s an essential part of our culture.  We’re committed to implementing our Diversity Policy and we expect all employees to treat each other equally, honestly and with respect.
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