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Scientist Biology III

Williamsport, PA
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Scientist Biology III

JobID: 23339-1229300

Location: Williamsport, PA, 17702, USA

Description: **Business Line** Environment

**Position Title** Scientist Biology III

United States of America - Pennsylvania


**Job Summary**

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and motivated Scientist Biology III for immediate employment in the Williamsport, PA office.

The candidate will be expected to perform delineations independently, lead larger field efforts and technical staff, provide local knowledge of Pennsylvania ecosystems, and produce high-level reports and documentation in support of reporting and permitting efforts for a variety of public and private sector clients. The work will involve a combination of office and field work and will include: wetland delineation, development of environmental technical documents and permit applications. experience in PA Experience with wetland delineation and permitting in Pennsylvania required with opportunities to also work in Ohio, New York, West Virginia and other locations to support an array of projects with abundant opportunities for professional growth and career development. A successful candidate will be able to work well with other staff and is comfortable working in small groups and will utilize these skills to prepare technical reports and interact with Clients and regulatory agency staff. The position may also include impact assessments, wetland monitoring, endangered species surveys, habitat assessments, and other studies

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

+ Ability to coordinate and self-direct assigned field investigation tasks and ability to serve as a field lead capable of organizing and conducting wetland delineations in PA

+ Perform wetland identification, delineation, and functional assessment investigations in accordance with the USACE 1987 Manual and Regional Supplements and prepare all associated data sheets and wetland reports

+ Conducting field and office activities, protocol-level field surveys, technical report writing as well as other technical tasks

+ Collecting and analyzing biological data, and interacting with coworkers, clients, public, state and federal representatives regarding investigation results

+ Preparing and performing quality control of documents and other technical reports for local and regional projects

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor's degree in ecology, biology, botany, environmental science or other closely related discipline

+ 5+ years of experience

+ Ability to interpret data and convey complex thoughts and ideas in clear, concise written and verbal form

+ Proficiency with processing and interpreting data for evaluating biological communities

+ Strong technical writing skills and experience leading and overseeing jurisdictional delineation reports and preparing permit application packages related to the Federal Clean Water Act 401 certification and 404 permitting

+ Ability to work flexible work schedules and availability to meet priority deadlines outside of normal working hours

+ Ability and willingness to travel and work long hours in the field and conduct field work outdoors year-round in sometimes adverse climate and field conditions

+ Ability to work as part of a team and have the ability and desire to interact with clients and agency representatives

+ Familiarity with commonly accepted field data collection methodologies

+ Flexibility to serve as a cross-disciplinary resource to best meet the needs of AECOM and its clients

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Relevant professional work experience within the oil and gas industry a plus

+ Experience in ecosystem assessments and environmental permitting (Federal, State, etc.)

+ General understanding of how to operate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a Global Position Systems Unit to navigate and survey areas

+ General understanding of and past experience with threatened and endangered species surveys

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

At AECOM, employee’s safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM’s Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.


_Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Sciences_

**_Country_** _United States of America_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _178589BR_

_Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._


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