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For general employment inquiries, please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements (no telephone calls, please) to:

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Suite 100
Gainesville, Virginia 20155

We offer exciting projects in a dynamic work environment, and we strive to provide all of our employees with room for skill improvement and knowledge development in a caring and casual atmosphere (our LEED Gold-certified building includes an employee gym and dog kennel).  We also offer a 401(k) program as well as full medical, life, and disability insurance. 

We ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If you need additional information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact our Human Resources Department at 703.679.5600 (TTY/TDD users, call 711).  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

CURRENT OPENINGS LISTED BY DEPARTMENT


WSSI is a seeking an experienced (5+ years of related professional experience), highly motivated Senior Environmental Scientist to join our team in Millersville, Maryland.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Wetlands delineation;

  • Forest stand delineation/Natural resource inventory studies;

  • Wetlands mitigation monitoring;

  • Stream restoration monitoring;

  • Chesapeake Bay Critical Area studies;

  • Assistance with business development;

  • Participating in industry organizations; and

  • Proposal preparation.

REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or a related discipline;

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) designation;

  • FCA Qualified Professional;

  • Experience coordinating with federal and state resource agencies with regard to the Clean Water Act and Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways permitting;

  • Ability to work independently and with a team;

  • Superior oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision;

  • Knowledge of local land development practices;

  • Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors; and,

  • Willingness to regularly travel regionally.

PREFERRED

  • MBSS certification in macroinvertebrate collection and identification;

  • Master’s Degree in environmental sciences; and,

  • GIS and/or CAD experience.

Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Michelle West.


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.’s Environmental Science Energy Services Travel Team is seeking a mid-level environmental scientist with at least 4 years of experience performing integrated vegetation management along utility rights-of-way; wetland delineations; preparing technical studies related to aquatic resources; conducting endangered and threatened species (ETS) surveys; assessing potential impacts to ETS; and coordinating with federal and state resource agencies with regard to wetlands and ETS issues.  Experience with federal and state Clean Water Act permit applications is a plus.  Strong knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following fields: integrated vegetation management, vegetation management along utility rights-of way, vegetation identification, soil profiling; practical knowledge of natural history required.  Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors highly desirable, extensive travel is required. BA/BS required, MS favorable with PWS (or WPIT) and PWD certification preferred. 

Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Stefanie Dryden.


WSSI is seeking an entry-level environmental scientist with up to three years of experience. Job duties will include performing wetland delineations; stream assessments; Phase I Environmental Site Assessments; preparing federal and state wetland permit applications; report preparation and coordinating with federal and state resource agencies. Working knowledge of GIS and field GPS use is preferred. Strong knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following fields desired: plant identification (including trees/shrubs), soil profiling, Phase I ESAs. Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors highly desirable, with a willingness to travel regionally. BA/BS in biology, forestry, ecology, geology or closely related discipline required.

Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Stephanie Jones.


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking a mid-level surveyor (5+ years of experience) to join our Millersville, Maryland team.  Primary responsibilities of the position will include daily field work associated with land surveying practices to include boundary, topographic, construction, bathymetric, tree location, wetland and stream surveys, etc.  The preferred candidate should be a college graduate with a degree or course work in surveying, environmental sciences, forestry, wildlife management, or arboriculture. Experience with GPS, Data Collection, and Robotic total stations required.  This position requires daily field work in all weather conditions - we're looking for a person who loves working outdoors! Some travel will be required for this position.

 Candidate must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times, the ability to problem solve and communicate effectively, and the willingness to learn and take on new tasks.

 Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Stefanie Dryden.


WSSI is seeking a Professional Land Surveyor to join our Millersville, Maryland team. The ideal candidate will be licensed with 10+ years' experience of field and office surveying practices and techniques.

DUTIES

Primary responsibilities of the position will include management of all survey projects, staff and job coordination, marketing, developing and maintaining client relationships, proposal preparation, project scoping and budgeting. A successful candidate will manage/perform all tasks related to surveying projects including Civil 3D drafting, boundary, record plats, legal descriptions, topographic, construction, bathymetric, computations, wetland and stream surveys, etc. This position will require field work.

Candidate must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times, the ability to problem solve and communicate effectively, and the willingness to learn and take on new tasks.

REQUIRED

  • College Diploma or Certificate/Degree or related education in surveying and/or Computer Drafting/Design

  • MD Licensed Surveyor

  • 10+ years of progressive surveying/drafting work experience

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Working knowledge of modern survey methods

  • Good working knowledge AutoCAD and Civil 3D software

  • Good working knowledge of Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task with respect to projects, CAD standards, etc. on a daily basis

  • Ability to meet job requirements/requests to achieve deadlines

  • Ability to allocate time appropriate to projects based on deadlines

  • Ability to work overtime regularly

  • Strong attention to details while maintaining consistent work flow

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision & resolve issues independently based on project/company standards

  • Willingness/ability to expand knowledge of CAD and design abilities through training

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED

  • Experience with Leica software and equipment

  • Experience with UAS

  • Tree Identification Ability

Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Stefanie Dryden.


WSSI is seeking a Civil CAD Technician to provide drafting support to the Survey Department on environmental and water resources projects using AutoCAD 2018 and Civil3D 2018. Minimum one year of experience with a modern release of Civil3D required. Survey experience preferred but not required. Candidate must be able to perform in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times, be able to problem solve and communicate effectively, and have willingness to learn and take on new tasks. Associate’s degree or Technical School Certificate required, experience may be considered in lieu thereof. Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references to Amanda Arms.


WSSI is seeking an entry level environmental compliance technician to join our team. Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in Environmental Studies or related field. CPESC, CESSWI, CISEC and/or Maryland MDE Green Card and SHA Yellow Card certifications are preferred, but not required. Job responsibilities will include Maryland/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspections and reporting, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) development.

 Candidates should possess outstanding communication skills. Daily tasks include coordinating with clients, contractors, and regulatory agencies regarding environmental concerns associated with development. Working environment will include both office and fieldwork, concentrating on environmental permit compliance and reporting for active construction sites. Weekend and holiday work may be required and are considered within the realm of job responsibility. Applicants are expected to be proficient in Microsoft Office. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and transcripts to Michelle West.


WSSI is seeking a mid-level environmental compliance technician to join our team. Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in Environmental Studies or related field and at least 1 year of experience performing environmental compliance in relation to Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) inspections and reporting. Job responsibilities will include inspections and reporting, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) development, and coordinating with federal and state resource agencies with regard to wetlands, erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance.

 Erosion and sediment control certifications are a plus, but not required (CPESC, CESSWI, CISEC, or Virginia DEQ Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training & Certifications). 

 Candidates should be organized individuals and possess outstanding communication skills. Daily tasks include coordinating with clients, contractors, and regulatory agencies regarding environmental concerns associated with development. Work will concentrate on environmental permit compliance and reporting for active construction sites. Weekend, holiday work, and out-of-town travel may be required at times and are considered within the realm of job responsibility. 

 Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Amanda Arms.


Thunderbird Archeology, a division of WSSI, is seeking an Associate Archeologist/Archeology Field Supervisor for immediate full-time employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Management of archeological fieldwork including Phase I, II, and III excavations, archeological cemetery delineations, and archeological recovery of human remains;

  • Preparation of complete plans and reports;

  • Conducting archeological research;

  • Assisting with proposals and interacting with clients, officials and contractors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • An advanced degree in Archeology, or a closely related field and at least three (3) years of experience in the management of archeological field projects;

  • Willingness to travel (per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 90 miles from the office);

  • Physical ability to perform rigorous fieldwork in all settings and weather conditions;

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license; and

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Over five (5) years of experience in professional archeological research in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern, or Mid-West regions;

  • RPA;

  • Experience in managing archeological projects in urban environments.

Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Stefanie Dryden.


WSSI is seeking an entry-level GIS Technician (1 to 5 years GIS experience) to start immediately. This is a full-time position.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT:

A Degree in GIS, Geography, Cartography, or Environmental Sciences, and a Certificate in GIS is preferred.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Generating custom and template maps for environmental and engineering staff using ESRI ArcMap and AutoCAD software.

  • Prepare detailed feature extraction workflows and rulesets using Trimble’s eCognition.

  • Providing spatial data management - which may include data entry, data creation, data acquisition, importing, exporting, editing, geo-referencing, converting and scaling between projections, and editing vector and raster datasets.

  • Calculating drainage area divides, performing watershed analysis, historic map research and interpretation, aerial photograph interpretation, cultural/historic resources data management, and land cover classification.

  • Performing basic geoprocessing and working on existing python scripting.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge in the following software programs:  ESRI ArcGIS 10.x, AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

  • Advanced formal training in remote sensing, image analysis and LiDAR processing.

  • Experience using Remote Sensing software packages (e.g. eCognition, ENVI, ERDAS)

  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS online

  • Desire to learn new skills related to GIS and AutoCAD.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.

  • Knowledge of cartographic principles and technology.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team.

  • Experience in wetland and/or environmental sciences a plus.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to complete short-term projects within tight deadlines.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Amanda Arms.


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Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) offers exciting projects in a dynamic work environment, and we strive to provide all of our employees with room for skill improvement and knowledge development in a caring and casual atmosphere (our LEED Gold-certified building includes an employee gym and dog kennel). We also offer a 401(k) program as well as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. Pre-employment drug screen and E-Verify social security number verification required.

We ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need additional information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact our Human Resources Department at 703.679.5600 (TTY/TDD users, call 711). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.