Wetland Biologist/Plant Taxonomist

GEI Consultants Inc - Ann Arbor, MI (30+ days ago)4.1


GEI Consultants, Inc . is a leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #102 in the ENR top 500 (2017). We serve hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries.

GEI, a privately held employee owned company, was founded nearly 50 years ago by five engineering pioneers. GEI now consists of over 800 employees in multiple offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial. Our technical experts are some of the most innovative and leading subject matter experts in their respective fields. We continue to grow and expand in our solutions, expertise and geography to ensure we can continue providing valuable solutions to our clients.

Our culture is one where we encourage employees to respectfully and thoughtfully challenge current practices for continual improvement. We believe this constructive engagement helps us evolve in an ever-changing business environment and will strengthen our organization in the future. Our practices reflect our commitment to a collaborative teaming approach, encouraging diverse perspectives which lead to innovation and value added solutions that fuel our success. Our committed employees work hard for our clients and in support of one another. In return we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, recognition, and the opportunity for some fun along the way.

Job Description

GEI Consultants is seeking a wetland biologist/plant taxonomist in either our Ann Arbor Michigan office to conduct project work in the ecological consulting and restoration management fields. This position requires experience with identification of Midwest flora. Projects will involve field labor, technical work, report preparation, and/or supervision of field crews.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

Assisting/conducting vegetation monitoring, protected species surveys, and wetland delineations

Collecting field data, data analysis, and report preparation

Using GPS to map natural resource features and boundaries

Interpreting aerial photography

Biologists may be required to spend up to 1-4 nights per week or more out of town working at remote locations.

A typical work day consists of an 8-12 hour day, includes irregular hours (40-55 hours per week), and irregular starting and quitting times, in accordance with the requirements of the assigned job.

Minimum Qualifications:
Five years of experience in the Midwest

Bachelor s Degree in Life Sciences (Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Fisheries, Forestry) or equivalent experience

Experience identifying Midwest flora

Experience with wetland delineation methodologies

Experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies

Experience with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or regulatory permit preparation

Experience with report preparation

Desired Qualifications:
Native and invasive species plant identification

Soil characterization and identification of hydric soil field indicators

Wetland delineation

Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team

Effective time management and follow-through, with the ability to simultaneously work on and lead multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines

Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced work environment

Experience working with clients and managing project schedules and finances

Benefits

Market-Competitive Compensation

Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More

Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement

Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off

Rewards and Recognition

GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)

And More…

Physical Job Requirements

Sedentary

X

Light

Medium

Other

Activity Level Throughout Workday

Physical Activity Requirements

Occasional

(0-35% of day)

Frequent

(33-66% of day)

Continuous

(67-100% of day)

Not Applicable

Sitting

(4-6 hrs)

Standing

(4-6 hrs)

Walking

(2-6 hrs)

Climbing

(0-1 hrs)

Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)

(0-30 lbs)

Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)

(0-10 lbs)

Carrying objects

(4-6 hrs)

Push/pull

(0-1 hrs)

Twisting

(1-2 hrs)

Bending

(2-3 hrs)

Reaching forward

(2-3 hrs)

Reaching overhead

(1-2 hrs)

Squat/kneel/crawl

(2-4 hrs)

Wrist position deviation

(0-1 hrs)

Pinching/fine motor skills

(1-2 hrs)

Keyboard use/repetitive motion

(4-6 hrs)

Taste or smell (taste=never)

(0-1 hrs)

Talk or hear

(6-8 hrs)

Accurate 20/40

Very Accurate 20/20

Not Applicable

Near Vision

X

Far Vision

X

Yes

No

Not Applicable

Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X

Sensory Requirements

Minimal

Moderate

Accurate

Not Applicable

Depth perception

X

Hearing

X

Environmental Requirements

Occupational Exposure Risk Potential

Reasonably Anticipated

Not Anticipated

Blood borne pathogens

X

Chemical

X

Airborne communicable diseases

X

Extreme temperatures

X

Radiation

X

Uneven surfaces or elevations

X

Extreme noise levels

X

Dust/particular matter

X

Other:
Note that typical ecological staff have highly variable schedules. On average, an ecological staff person may spend around two-thirds of their time in the office and one-third in the field. A typical field day may be 2-8 hours. A typical work week may have 1-2 field days.

Usual workday hours :
X

8

10

12

Other work hours

GEI is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability employer