Position: Staff Environmental Scientist – Columbia, SC
Three Oaks Engineering, Inc. is seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist in our Columbia, SC office to join our expanding natural resource group. Three Oaks is a growing, sustainably-oriented, woman-owned business comprised of talented and motivated individuals focused on environmental issues related to all types of infrastructure projects. We are searching for like-minded individuals to work in a collaborative atmosphere with the goals of delivering outstanding products and superior client service, while providing our employees with the flexibility to balance business and family responsibilities. Three Oaks offers exceptional benefits, including health, dental, flexible spending account, and matching 401K, as well as flexible work schedules and the opportunity to grow with the company.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Biology or a closely related field with 1-5 years of experience is preferred. The applicant must be able to perform jurisdictional delineations, a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) is preferred. The candidate must have excellent field scientist skills with demonstrated experience working effectively both independently and in a collaborative scientific environment to achieve project deadlines. Proven ability to perform in adverse field and weather conditions throughout a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats is a must. If not already experienced in aquatic sampling techniques must be willing to learn. The position will require travel, often with short notice, and overnight stays in various locations, primarily in the Carolinas. Specific preferred experience includes:
- Wetland delineations
- Development of Jurisdictional Determination packages for USACE
- Development of Section 404 Permit packages for USACE
- Working knowledge of ArcGIS
- Conceptual Mitigation Plan Development
- Environmental compliance monitoring
- Familiarity with South Carolina Federal and State agencies
Duties:The successful candidate will assist with and eventually lead tasks that may include jurisdictional delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, environmental document and permit preparation, wetland/stream mitigation, database management, and environmental compliance monitoring. Please email letter of interest, resume, and three references to Heather.Robbins@threeoaksengineering.com.