Tetra Tech is seeking a driven professional to support our Colorado-based Mine Closure, Water Quality & Hydrology Group in land and water rehabilitation. The successful candidate will work closely with this group to advance reclamation and ecological restoration sciences by successfully executing existing ecological and soil conservation, restoration, reclamation, and management projects.
- Vegetation monitoring, analysis, and interpretation.
- Assist senior staff with:
- Ecological restoration, mitigation and reclamation reconnaissance, options evaluation, planning, permitting, design, and construction oversight.
- Soil, channel and slope stability monitoring, analysis, and interpretation.
- Physical, chemical, and environmental hazard recognition and assessment.
- Weed management analysis, planning, permitting, and weed control activity management.
- Preparation of environmental monitoring, assessment and management reports.
- Verbal and written communications and close collaboration with clients, colleagues, private landowners, construction contractors, private consultants, non-governmental and conservation agencies, regulatory authorities, and project stakeholders.
- Travel and performance of physically demanding field work.
- Bachelor’s degree in Restoration Ecology, Rangeland Ecology, Botany, Ecology, Soil Science or related field and 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
- Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team and take on leadership positions, when needed, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field.
- Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoy working outdoors.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong skills and proficiency with computer systems and Microsoft-based software, including MS Excel for data analysis and MS Word for report preparation.
- Strong problem solving and time management skills.
- Strong background, coursework or experience in Rangeland Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Soil Science, Botany, or related fields with emphasis in field work or studies.
- Ability to identify plant species found in Wyoming -OR- knowledge of plant taxonomy and soils in rangeland ecosystems.
- Understanding of plant taxonomy and ecology, ecological restoration, reclamation, soil science and weed management.
- Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: familiarity with ArcGIS and its applications; site and geomorphic grading and earthworks design; cover designs and soil, plant and plant root interrelationships; surface water hydrology and channel and soil stabilization methods; light and heavy earthwork construction, seeding and seedbed preparation methods and equipment; mining methods; mine hazard closure; and contract document and technical specification preparation.
- Knowledge and/or experience with botanical and soil surveys and a variety of vegetation sampling techniques a plus.
- Experience with electronic field data collection devices and software (GPS units, handheld tablets, Avenza, and ESRI’s Field Maps) a plus.
- First Aid/CPR certification or Wilderness First Aid a plus.