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Environmental Technician

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Environmental Technician
Palustrine Group

Palustrine Group works to rehabilitate degraded ecosystems and preserve environmentally sensitive habitats through sound, strong economic and ecological partnerships. The Environmental Technician plays an important role in the overall mitigation banking process by working internally and externally to ensure that projects are operating properly and completed on time.  The Environmental Technician will be responsible for assisting with the production of environmental assessments, conducting and overseeing mitigation related field work, and contributing to restoration-related documents and permits. The Environmental Technician will also assist with the acquisition and maintenance of field equipment, assist with construction oversight and design plan review, and help develop positive relationships with regulatory agencies, environmental consulting firms, conservation organizations, land trusts, and environmental attorneys that are involved in the environmental permitting and/or mitigation industries.

Principal Accountabilities:

Conduct technical environmental surveys and produce appropriate reports
Perform biological field analyses for potential property acquisition
Conduct environmental site assessments using USACE-specific/state-specific assessment methods
Conduct geomorphic stream surveys
Monitor existing mitigation bank sites across the southeastern region
Assist in preparation of regulatory documents including, but not limited to, 404/401 permits, jurisdictional determination requests, mitigation banking documents, monitoring reports and endangered species reports
Execute in-field stream and wetland delineations and jurisdictional determinations
Ensure timely processing and execution for all regulatory interactions and permitting deliverables
Assist with coordination of appropriate regulatory agencies
Utilize ArcGIS mapping to support permit applications
Assist with development of mitigation plans
Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS degree in Natural Resources, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Agricultural Science or similar science
Proficiency with office equipment and related software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, etc.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate across all audiences
Knowledge and understanding of environmental permitting, environmental compliance, environmental impact assessments, environmental science, construction compliance and land use planning
Demonstrated organizational skills
Knowledge and understanding of engineering designs and ability to interpret construction plans and drawings
Ability to navigate interpersonal relationships with success
Knowledge and experience with applicable government rules and regulations
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and/or assignments concurrently
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Strong attention to detail
Indicates a willingness to learn and a desire to grow within the position
Desired Qualifications:

2+ years’ workplace experience with increasing responsibilities
Permitting experience within the state of South Carolina and other southeastern region states
Wetland/stream delineation experience
Understanding of Natural Stream Channel Design restoration principles
Knowledge and understanding of mitigation banking principles
ArcGIS knowledge
Other Requirements:

Valid driver’s license
Experience with operating and maintaining motorized field equipment
Travel to various company locations and regulatory agency locations
Work in a variety of field conditions that may include walking/hiking large tracts of land under variable climatic conditions and varied terrain
Salary to commensurate with experience. Palustrine Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type
Full Time Experienced
Charleston, South Carolina United States
Posted on
Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume as well as any questions to Riane Fisher at