Assistant Scientist

Assistant Scientist

31 Jan 2024
Georgia, Savannah / hinesville, 31401 Savannah / hinesville USA

Assistant Scientist

26821BRService Line:EnvironmentalOffice Name:SavannahJob Description:General Responsibilities:On a day-to-day basis, you will provide support and assistance for consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients. This may include performing and/or assisting in field investigations, calculations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided. You will be trained in conducting wetland determinations and delineations to identify the boundaries of areas subject to regulation by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. Much of the anticipated work will be related to wetland and stream delineations, permitting for proposed development impacts to aquatic resources, wetland and stream mitigation banking, biological and hydrologic data collection/analysis, and threatened/endangered species assessments. The position will include a combination of office work, in addition to field work, where extreme heat and harsh field conditions are often encountered. Ability to work with GIS, AutoCAD, and GPS technologies is a plus. The position will apply sound scientific principles and be able to communicate with team members daily on diverse project/client portfolios. Services may be provided for existing or proposed projects in the public works, transportation, commercial, communications, energy, and/or industrial sectors.Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.

Developing level scientific professional responsible for conducting analyses of component portions of projects; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.

Perform site visits, field observations and field data collection or assignments.

Assist in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluate, plan and permit projects.

Conduct water, soil and other sampling as needed.

Implements technical requirementshttps://trm.brassring.com/Requisition/Add?formtypeid=811&resp true to complete client projects by directing field staff to sample, test and collect data and/or document site activities.

Outlines required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper alternative techniques to conduct site studies in field of expertise.

Drafts written proposals to clients for small projects and may assist with portions of proposals on larger projects.

May have limited client contact pertaining to specific projects/tasks.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Soils Science, or other relevant field of study, no experience necessary.

Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Ability to work outdoors on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions on field assignments ranging from one day to several days or weeks at a time.

Understanding of, and/or committed willingness to learn, Federal, State, and local environmental regulations and permitting requirements (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, local & state requirements).

Attention to detail, ability to work independently and with a team, and strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

Experience in use of GIS and Microsoft Office software, including electronic document preparation is desirable.

Preferred Certification:

NONE, but desire to obtain Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) and 40-hour Wetland Delineation Course in the near future.

Exemption:Non-exemptRequisition ID:26821BRPosting Title:Entry-level Biologist/Ecologist/ScientistEmployment Type:Regular, Full TimeCity, State (Office Location):Savannah, GAAbout Terracon:Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.EEO Statement:Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.Job Category:Scientist

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