Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a civil engineering, surveying and land planning consulting firm is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented self-starter to join our staff as a Biologist in our Cincinnati, Ohio office. This position is responsible for completing scientific tasks for the ecological services department, including field work, writing reports, and client/agency coordination. Projects are highly technical with multiple layers of regulatory approvals.

Essential Functions

  • Complete field work to support stream assessments, wetland delineations, vegetation surveys, monitoring reports, ecological surveys, etc.
  • Maintain accurate field notes and maps, project files, work logs, etc.
  • Prepare technical and research reports, including wetland delineation, stream assessments, ecological survey, habitat assessments, environmental impacts, and communicate the results to clients and governmental agencies.
  • Taxonomically identify flora and fauna common to the United States, specifically Midwest.
  • Prepare Biological Assessments and develop practices to avoid, minimize, or mitigate conflicts with sensitive species and regulated habitats (e.g., wetlands)
  • Prepare or assist with plans and permit applications for submittal to local, state, and federal agencies
  • Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with internal/external clients and agencies to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings
  • Participate in business development when applicable
  • Conduct and lead biological monitoring for construction projects
  • Achieve performance objectives and financial metrics (see Key Performance Indicator document)
  • All other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, ecology or related field and/or equivalent combination of education & professional experience
  • Certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), Certified Wetland Botanist or seasoned wetland delineator preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years applicable experience
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to the corporate office as well as local clients and project sites
  • Excellent concentration and proofreading skills with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams including technical and non-technical personnel
  • Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively
  • Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities
  • Open to new ideas, innovation, and comfortable working in a dynamic working environment

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