Peninsula Environemntal Group Inc Port Angeles, WA, USA
Feb 14, 2019Full time
https://peninsulaurbanforestry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Natural-Resource-Consultant.pdf Closing Date: February 28, 2018 Job Title: Natural Resource Consultant – Consulting Arborist Location: Downtown Port Angeles, Washington Hours: 40 hours per week. Options for Cloud based production. Travel time: Some over-night travel time is expected. Roughly 2-8 weeks per year. Employer Description Peninsula Environmental Group, Inc., formerly Peninsula Urban Forestry, is a small, family operated business based out of Port Angeles, Washington. We are a contemporary, innovative and quickly growing start-up environmental company with clients across western and central Washington. In the next 12 months, we plan to expand services out of Washington state and we intent to open a native plant nursery focused on environmental restoration. Our clients include public entities, private/business clients, non-profits and institutions. We provide natural resource and environmental consulting services, holistic ecosystem stewardship/restoration and vegetation management services. Job Description: We are interested in hiring an employee who can work objectively, independently, safely, intelligently and with enthusiasm. This is not an entry-level position though training will be provided to the right candidate. We offer competitive compensation package to the right professional. We are looking for a natural resource professional with specific experience in arboriculture or forestry. Position will navigate, assess, and evaluate native forests, urban/suburban remnant forests, and urban/suburban non-forested trees. Individual will independently and objectively report on these resources in order to successfully meet client’s objectives and comply with relevant environmental regulation. Position will require individual to attain the Certified Arborist, Certified Forester (Candidate Certified Forest), and the ISA’s Tree Risk Assessment Qualification required within 3-months of hiring. Current qualification is highly preferred. Position will perform multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines, prioritizing work and managing own time. Working both independently and as part of a team are required skills, as are coordination with others and facilitation of teamwork. Employee will work alone and as part of a team as needed per project requirements. General Requirements Primary duties include: Interpret environmental regulations across numerous jurisdictions in Washington. Navigate and understand city, county and state regulations as they pertain to: Trees, forests and land conversion/development Critical areas & environmentally sensitive areas Shorelines in relation to vegetation Clearly and efficiently communicate with clients, including project inception, client education, regulatory compliance information, and scientific concepts. Assess individual trees and forests for management recommendations, to include pest and pathogen identification and treatment, pruning recommendations, risk management recommendations, etc. Identify wildlife habitat features and other forest structural components. Identify, evaluate and catalogue forest compositional components. Write forest stewardship plans, timber management plans and other forest management plans. Write mitigation plans for tree removals, forest conversions, and other impacts. Correctly identify a large number of woody and herbaceous plants across Washington state, both native and non-native. Correctly identify Pacific Northwest ecosystems and their corresponding plant communities. General knowledge of tree/plant physiology and ecology. Work in team environment with other biological science professionals, arborists, wetland scientists and vegetation manager. Manage client, project and company information in a series of Cloud based databases. Interpret and follow technically complex procedures and protocols. Education & Experience Requirements: A Bachelor's degree with major study in a natural science, PREFERABLY arboriculture, urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, plant physiology, etc. AND three years of professional field work in arboriculture, forestry, or another natural sciences field. OR A Master’s degree with major study in a natural science PREFERABLY arboriculture, urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, plant physiology, etc. AND one year of professional field work in arboriculture, forestry, or another natural sciences field. Knowledge and experience using scientific field equipment (e.g. Laser rangefinder, diameter tape, soil sampling devices, GIS/GPS logging equipment). Strong understanding of Microsoft Office applications and their functionality. Ability to maintain observational focus for long periods under cold and inclement weather conditions. Physical Requirements: Ability to work outside in all weather conditions. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and carry 30 pounds on foot, over rough terrain of varying difficulty, including steep areas and dense vegetation. Special Requirements Clear driving record. Ability to safely operate a 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive vehicle on paved and unpaved roads with attention avoiding injury to self and others and/or damage to vehicle. Participates in team meetings, communicates status of ongoing projects and/or tasks, and coordinates work schedules with team for the purpose of maintaining open communication. Implements workplace culture elements including professionalism, accountability, promotion of an inclusive environment, strict emphasis on employee safety. Actively pursues advanced training in your field and relevant professional organizations. Volunteering is encouraged and reimbursed. Demonstrate enthusiasm for natural resource and environmental management. Compensation Package Competitive wage: $17-$24 depending on qualifications and work history. One-week vacation first year, growing by 1-week each year. $500 training reimbursement. Professional association and certification membership reimbursement. One day per year of paid volunteering. Company gear and other schwag. The opportunity to be instrumental in natural resource management. Submission Please submit a letter of interest and resume. Email to: email@example.com John Bornsworth Environmental Planner Peninsula Environmental Group, Inc.