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Botanist/Field Ecologist in Indianapolis, IN at Cardno USA Inc

Date Posted: 6/17/2018

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Job Description

Cardno is seeking a Field Ecologist in our Indianapolis, Indiana office, to implement project work in the ecological consulting and restoration management fields requiring ecological surveys, wetland assessments, 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:

> Collect field data, data analysis, and report preparation
> Knowledge of or experience with wetland communities and delineation methodologies
> Knowledge of or experience with vegetation monitoring sampling methodologies
> Use of GPS to map wetland boundaries
> Aerial interpretation
> Soil Identification
> Identify Field Indicators of Hydric Soils
> Able and willing to assist our restoration and maintenance teams with field work

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

> Bachelor's degree or higher in botany, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, riparian ecology, conservation biology, or related science
> Strong plant identification skills including wetland species
> Knowledge and facility with appropriate Midwest botanical references
> Must have field botany skills and ability to conduct field work, at times for long hours or under strenuous circumstances
> Excellent oral and written communication skills
> Strongly detail oriented, resourceful and able to work as part of a team and independently
> Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word & Excel
> Ability to travel to field sites and other Cardno office locations with some overnight travel capacity
> Valid Driver’s License
> Ability to complete field safety requirements and follow Cardno’s Zero Harm Safety Program

Desired Qualifications:

> Strong ecology/biology background
> Minimum of 1 year of related experience
> Wetland delineation experience
> Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
> Effective time management and follow-through, with the ability to simultaneously work on and lead multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines
> Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, team oriented work environment
> Positive and energetic attitude; Self-motivated with strong initiative
> Excellent interpersonal skills
> Strong business/client orientation

• Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

Cardno 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.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D

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