Wetlands Scientist - Appleton, or Fitchburg, WI in Madison, WI at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 10/5/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Madison, WI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/5/2019

Job Description

Job ID: #16352

RCS has an immediate need for a Wetland Scientist located in either Madison, WI, Appleton, WI, or Fitchburg, WI.  This is a direct hire, full-time opportunity. 

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Business Enterprise specializing in the recruitment of professionals throughout the United States.  With two corporate offices, over 20 years of experience, and a presence in 30+ states, we are well-positioned to service employers, employees, and candidates across every discipline.  Our emphasis is on excellent work ethic, accountability, transparency, effective communication and safety.

Our Client
Our client is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

Job Summary

Our Client is seeking a Senior Wetland Scientist/ Project Manager the Madison, WI office. The position is responsible for implementing project work in the ecological and environmental consulting fields. Projects typically require wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, understanding of Midwest ecological systems both terrestrial and aquatic, characterization of vegetative communities, endangered species surveys, and a working knowledge of ecological restoration.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Project Manager or Task Manager for ecological assessment and waterway/wetland regulatory projects
  • Collect field data, conduct analysis, and report preparation
  • Knowledge and experience with wetland delineation methodologies
  • Develop local, state, and federal wetland and jurisdictional water permit applications
  • Develop local and state erosion and sediment control permits
  • Knowledge and experience with vegetation monitoring and sampling methodologies
  • Soil identification and identification of hydric soil indicators
  • Responsible for projects budgets, scope changes and schedule commitments
  • Participate in business development activities such as proposal development and client meetings

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in botany, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, riparian ecology, conservation biology, or related science
  • 8-10 years of related, professional experience
  • Experience conducting fieldwork, including wetland delineations, using at least one of the USACE Midwest, Northeast and North central Regional Supplements
  • Strong field botany skills and ability to conduct fieldwork, at times for long hours or under strenuous circumstances
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solution orientation, detail oriented and resourceful
  • Flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective time management and follow-through
  • Must be authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working on large linear projects for utilities and oil/gas companies
  • Knowledge of special status species in the Midwest
  • Experience with waterway/wetland regulations and survey methodologies
  • Ability to work well independently with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Opportunities with RCS change daily.  For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at www.rcs,jobs

RCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RCS provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status.