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Johnson, Mirmiran, and Thompson Inc. Environmental Scientist in Longview, Texas

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 2,000 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT is currently ranked #59 on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Position summary: Responsible for various environmental investigation, permitting, and impact analyses projects, and support for ecological restoration projects, applying knowledge of ecological and environmental practices and regulations. U.S. Residency Required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Conducts research of designated environmental resources including wetlands, streams, soils, plants, and wildlife

  • Collects data and field samples during field investigations

  • Analyzes and manages data received from field investigations; determines the location, size, condition, and impacts to designated environmental resources

  • Documents methodologies and findings of research and field investigations

  • Assists with geomorphic surveys and design efforts in support of ecological restoration projects

  • Assists in species-specific surveys in a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats (freshwater mussels, avifauna, herps, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, ect.) under the supervision of permitted biologists

  • Assists with wetland and stream functional and conditional assessments using USACE-approved methods (Level I and II Stream Condition Assessments, iHGM, TxRAM, ect.)

  • Participates in environmental compliance surveys (e.g., stormwater management facilities, erosion and sediment control procedures, design/build projects, etc.) and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

  • Writes natural environmental technical reports, field delineation reports, impact assessments, environmental inspection reports, and similar reports with supervisory input and oversight

  • Assists and/or manages with supervisory oversight various state, federal, and local regulatory permit application processes, such as Clean Water Act Section 404/401, Endangered Species Act Section 7 & 10 Consultation, NPDES, Texas General Land Office Submerged Lands, etc.

  • Assists in the preparation of scopes of work, fee proposals, and responses to RFP’s

Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Participates in field investigations of cultural resources

  • Participates in preparation of public involvement materials and attends public meetings

  • Supports preparation of NEPA documents, including writing environmental setting and impact analyses sections

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required SkillsRequired Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, environmental or natural science, biology, planning, ecology, or a related field

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and familiarity with GIS programs

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with wetland/stream delineation and impact assessment, wildlife surveys & consultation, data collection and analysis, report writing and editing

  • Knowledge of NEPA regulations and requirements including, at minimum, 40 CFR 1500-1508

  • Experience with regulatory permitting

  • Advanced wetland delineation and/or hydric soils training

  • Local professional certifications (for example, Forest Conservation Act “Qualified Professional” certification in Maryland, Stormwater and/or Erosion & Sediment Control Inspection, etc.)

Working Conditions

Work is performed within a general office environment approximately 50% of the time. Office work is generally sedentary in nature but may require occasional standing and walking. Office work is performed with adequate lighting and temperature, with no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

Field work is required approximately 50% of the time and is conducted outdoors in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Field work will require walking and carrying field equipment over typical outdoor terrain. Some lifting (up to 25 lbs) may be required as needed.

JMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce.