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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


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician: Gainesville, Virginia

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 


Project Environmental Scientist: Gainesville, Virginia

Seeking mid-level environmental scientist with at least 4 years of experience performing 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 a plus.  Strong knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following fields desired:  vegetation identification, soil profiling; general natural history knowledge/interest required.  Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors highly desirable.  Must be willing to regularly travel regionally and state-wide.  BA/BS required, MS desirable with PWS (or WPIT) and PWD certification preferred.

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


Project Environmental Scientist/Regulatory Specialist: Richmond, Virginia

WSSI is a seeking an experienced, highly motivated Senior Environmental Scientist/Regulatory Specialist to join our team in Richmond, Virginia.

Due to the uniqueness of this position, ideal candidates will have seven or more years of professional experience performing 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 the 401/404 Clean Water Act and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. Knowledge of AutoCAD®, local land development practices, NEPA, FEMA or FERC regulations is a plus, as well as experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors. Superior oral and written communications skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision are a must. Must be willing to regularly travel regionally and state-wide to supplement our staff located in our headquarters office.  BA/BS with PWS (or WPIT) and PWD certification required.

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


Regulatory Technician (entry level): Gainesville, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. has an opening for an entry-level Regulatory Technician. This position serves as liaison between regulatory agencies and clients for permit procurement. Ideal candidate will have minimum qualifications of a B.A./B.S. in environmental planning, science or engineering and a basic knowledge of environmental regulations pertaining to 401/404 Clean Water Act and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; knowledge of AutoCAD®, local land development practices, NEPA, FEMA or FERC regulations is a plus. Superior oral and written communications skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision are a must. 
 
Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Amanda Arms.
 


Project Regulatory Specialist (mid-level): Gainesville, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. has an opening for an mid-level Project Regulatory Specialist. This position serves as liaison between regulatory agencies and clients for permit procurement. Ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of previous experience, DEQ/COE regulatory experience is a plus. Minimum qualifications include B.A./B.S. in environmental planning, science or engineering and a basic knowledge of environmental regulations pertaining to 401/404 Clean Water Act and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; knowledge of AutoCAD®, local land development practices, NEPA, FEMA or FERC regulations is a plus. Superior oral and written communications skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines under limited supervision are a must. 
 
Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Amanda Arms.
 


Urban Forester: Millersville, Maryland

WSSI is seeking an entry to mid-level candidate familiar with performing forest stand delineations, specimen tree assessments, reviewing construction plans for conflicts with trees, preparing tree preservation plans, and other related technical skills regarding arboriculture and urban forestry.  Strong knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following fields desired:  arboriculture, urban forestry, forest and landscape plant identification (including trees/shrubs), or landscape architecture.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess ISA Certified Arborist credential and have some GIS and/or CAD experience.  General knowledge of the ecology of the Mid-Atlantic and an interest in working both indoors and outdoors in varying terrain is required.  Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors highly desirable, with a willingness to travel regionally.  On the job training will be provided by senior staff along with periodic workshops and classes. BA/BS required. 

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


Architectural Historian: Gainesville, Virginia

Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., is currently accepting applications for an Architectural Historian for immediate full-time employment. The successful candidate will work in conditions ranging from field efforts to office analysis and must demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, and ability to complete tasked assignments to directed specifications. The successful candidate must also be able to write at a professional level and present ideas in a well-thought out and comprehensive manner. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Performing archival and historical research, including chain of titles, using primary and secondary documentary sources;
  • Participating in reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys in a variety of settings, following guidelines set forth by relevant agencies;
  •  Writing property descriptions and histories;
  • Assisting in preparation of historic contexts, historical narratives, significance statements, and National Register justifications;
  •  Assisting in preparation of Section 106 effect evaluations; 
  • Preparing site plans, floor plans, and other measured drawings; and
  • Contributing to preservation and/or interpretative planning.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A Master's degree in Architectural History or a closely related field and two years of experience;
  • Willingness to travel (per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 90 miles from the office);
  • Physical ability to conduct architectural surveys in a variety of settings from urban to rural areas; 
  • Experience with digital photography (including SLR cameras);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD

Please submit a cover letter with availability, curriculum vitae/resume, writing sample, transcripts, salary requirements, and a minimum of three professional or academic references to Boyd Sipe, M.A., RPA, Manager – Archeology.


Ecosystems Technician: Gainesville, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking a full time, entry to mid-level Ecosystem Technician. Primary duties will include but are not limited to: general maintenance and monitoring of wetland and stream mitigation sites, construction inspection of wetland and stream restoration projects, sapling nursery management,  hydraulic dredging, invasive species control, erosion and sediment control,  and LID/LEED building and landscape maintenance.  This position involves mostly outdoor work with rigorous physical labor and may occasionally involve working long hours. Typical work week is between 40-50 hours.

Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Science or related field
  • Possess a strong work ethic and works well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of wetland ecology and plant identification
  • Wetland and stream restoration experience
  • Able to lift 50lbs over head
  • Possess valid Driver’s License
  • Utilize good written/verbal communication

Preferred Skills and Relevant Certifications:

  • Equipment Operation (Bobcat, Excavator, Marooka, etc.)
  • ATV & Boater Safety
  • Truck and trailer operation
  • Knowledge of laser level operation
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Commercial Pesticide License
  • ISA Arborist
  • DEQ E&S Combined Administrator
  • Professional Wetland Scientist or WPIT

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


Survey Technician (entry level): Gainesville, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking an entry level survey technician (0 to 2 years of experience) to start immediately. A recent college graduate with a degree or course work in surveying, environmental sciences, forestry, wildlife management, or arboriculture is preferred. ISA Certified Arborist a plus. 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. On-the-job training and a 4-year apprenticeship program will help you on your way to licensure. You will also be cross-trained in all of the environmental services provided by WSSI. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Amanda Arms.


Surveyor (mid-level): Gainesville, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking a mid-level survey technician (2 to 5 years of experience) to start immediately. The preferred candidate should be a college graduate with a degree or course work in surveying, environmental sciences, forestry, wildlife management, or arboriculture. ISA  Certified Arborist a plus. Experience with GPS, Data Collection, and Robotics preferred. 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. On-the-job training and a 4-year apprenticeship program will help you on your way to licensure. You will also be cross-trained in all of the environmental services provided by WSSI. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, transcripts (with degree conferred), and references to Amanda Arms.


Environmental Compliance Technician (entry level): Gainesville, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is seeking an entry level environmental compliance technician to join our team in Gainesville, Virginia in Summer 2017. Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in Environmental Studies or related field. CPESC, CESSWI, CISEC and/or VA DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control & Stormwater Management Combined Administrator certifications are preferred, but not required. Job responsibilities will include Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) inspections and reporting, Clean Water Act Section 404 wetland monitoring and reporting, and Stormwater 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. Applicants are expected to be proficient in Microsoft Office. Travel out of town and weekend work may be required at times. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and transcripts (with degree conferred) to Amanda Arms.
 


Environmental Compliance Technician (entry level): Richmond, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is seeking an entry level environmental compliance technician to join our team in Richmond, Virginia in Summer 2017. Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in Environmental Studies or related field. CPESC, CESSWI, CISEC and/or VA DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control & Stormwater Management Combined Administrator certifications are preferred, but not required. Job responsibilities will include Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) inspections and reporting, Clean Water Act Section 404 wetland monitoring and reporting, and Stormwater 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. Applicants are expected to be proficient in Microsoft Office. Travel out of town and weekend work may be required at times. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and transcripts (with degree conferred) to Amanda Arms.


Environmental Compliance Technician (entry level): Millersville, Maryland

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.


Environmental Compliance Specialist (mid-level): Millersville, Maryland

WSSI is seeking a mid level environmental compliance specialist to join our team. Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in Environmental Studies or related field and 1 year of experience performing environmental compliance in relation to Maryland/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) guidelines. 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.


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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.