Wetland Delineation and Permit Specialist

EnviroScience, Inc.
Asheville, NC
Added: April 18, 2024

EnviroScience, Inc., headquartered in Stow, Ohio, with additional offices in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, is a niche provider of environmental consulting services. We employ over 160 highly skilled and technical employees that develop unique, cost-effective solutions for our clients’ environmental, infrastructure and regulatory needs.

Our clients repeatedly choose EnviroScience because of our technical expertise, client advocacy, high quality work, and outstanding reputation with regulators and industry executives.

EnviroScience is looking to hire a full time, Wetland Delineator and Permitting Specialist to support our North Carolina Natural Resources Division. This position will best fit someone who can work independently and successfully manage multiple tasks, exhibits scientific writing skills, and has experience and a background in wetland science, botany, soils, and hydrology.

Responsibilities include:

• Consulting with clients regarding ecological considerations for site development including wetland and stream permitting options and threatened & endangered (T&E) species

• Conducting wetland assessments/delineations, stream assessments, and wetland assessments in North and South Carolina

• Conducting rare/threatened/endangered species habitat surveys in North and South Carolina

• Permitting for wetland and stream impacts through the 404 (USACE) Permit program and associated state (NCDWR and SCDHEC) permitting programs

• Advising clients on impact assessments and mitigation requirements using the South Carolina SOP Method and NCSAM/WAM Assessment Methods

• Identifying any other necessary permits or agency coordination a project may need

• Developing and submitting project reports to various agencies and entities

• Conducting work year-round in adverse weather and rough terrain

• Independently preparing technical reports and permit documents, and maintaining excellent communication with project managers, clients, employees, and subcontractors

• Ability to support client and agency permitting needs during all project processes

• Other duties as assigned or required

Position and Personal Qualifications:

This position is an excellent opportunity for qualified wetland professionals who like diversified project types, possess a high level of self-motivation, and demonstrate enthusiastic leadership.

Other qualifications include:

• B.S./B.A. degree in natural science field of study

• 1-2+ years wetland delineation field experience and ability to delineate wetlands independently

• Preparing and submitting permit applications through federal and state agencies including USACE, NCDWR, SCDHEC, SHPO, WRC, DNR, and USFWS.

• Ability to read and interpret resource mapping

• Experience with local and regional flora identification

• Experience with North and South Carolina ecosystems, habitats, and wildlife

• Ability to key out and identify plants using plant identification manuals

• Experience with soil classification

• Experience with Global Position Systems (GPS)

• Well versed in state and federal regulations, the 1987 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manual, and current Regional Supplements

• Experience with technical report writing

• Ability to travel overnight

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Self-motivated, organized, and able to work independently

Additional Beneficial Skills:

•Additional background in fisheries, endangered species, herpetology, or amphibians

•USACE 40-hour wetland delineation training

•Familiarity in Coastal County permitting requirements in the North and/or South Carolina

•Experience with AutoCAD or GIS

•Project and/or client management