Straughan Environmental, Inc. is a successful, rapidly growing, woman-owned business that provides high-quality and cost-effective environmental consulting services to a wide variety of clients in the government and private sectors. Straughan is committed to sustainable design. We are experts in environmental planning, design, assessments, and policy. Our staff consists of natural, wildlife, and wetland scientists, geomorphologists, civil and environmental engineers, biologists and botanists, planners, foresters, cultural resource specialists, and GIS and CAD technicians. Straughan offers very competitive compensation and benefits packages, and is an equal opportunity employer. Straughan was also voted one of the Top Work Places in Baltimore for 2017 and is a great place to begin or advance your career.
Straughan is currently seeking a talented and motivated Environmental Scientist to join our Natural Resources Team. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead wetland delineations and monitoring (vegetation, soils, and hydrology).
  • Lead Forest Stand Delineations, Forest Conservation Plans, and other plant community evaluations.
  • Assist with stream assessments and restoration monitoring (stream pattern and profile).
  • Assist with water quality monitoring (water chemistry, groundwater, stormwater, and biology).
  • Summarize data and write technical reports.
  • Create/interpret maps for use in the field and reports (GIS, AutoCADD, and/or Microstation).
  • Other tasks associated with the Clean Water Act, Maryland Forest Conservation Act, Critical Area Act, and/or other Federal, state, and local environmental regulations and policies.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Biology, or related field. 
  • Ability to identify plants native to the Mid-Atlantic region to the species level.
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and/or MicroStation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office computer software (World/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook).
  • Well-developed organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform work outside under variable terrain and weather conditions.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and in an organized fashion.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Ability to take the lead on Forest Stand Delineations, Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations, and Natural Resource Inventories.
  • Experience preparing wetland permit applications and coordinating approvals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cost/budget estimates.
  • Strong working knowledge of wetland, stream, and forest ecology.
  • Construction experience.
  • Ability to perform hydraulic and hydrologic modelling (HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, TR-20, TR-55, GISHydro).
  • Working knowledge of Rosgen or North Carolina Stream Restoration methodologies.
  • MBSS certifications.
  • Post-graduate degree.
  • Experience with environmental regulations, permitting, and policy.
  • Contributing member of professional organizations.
  • Experience with GPS devices and/or various water quality modeling tools.

EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Department: Natural Resources
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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