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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


Environmental Scientist/Technician: Gainesville, Virginia

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Seeking entry-level environmental scientists/technicians familiar with conducting field work related to natural resources (i.e., wetland delineations, forestry, vegetation management, etc.). Strong knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following fields desired: plant identification, soil profiling, forestry; as well as general natural history knowledge/interest. Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors highly desirable.  BA/BS required.

WSSI is specifically looking to staff utility projects with environmental scientists/technicians that will focus on conducting field work with travel. Applicants must be able to travel on a regular basis for extended periods and perform field work in various conditions year round. Applicants will be provided with training prior to beginning field work under the supervision of experienced staff.

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


Urban Forester: Millersville, Maryland

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is seeking a mid-level (or senior) candidate to be trained and mentored by a nationally recognized senior tree preservation expert and related skilled technical and management staff. Candidate should be experienced with performing specimen tree assessments (CTLA or TRAQ); reviewing civil, architectural, and landscape architecture plans, details, and specifications for conflicts with trees; and performing forest stand delineations/EVAs. The ideal candidate will possess the skills to work closely with design and construction management teams; prepare tree preservation plans, specifications, and details; prepare educational power points and workshops, proposals and marketing pieces; and other related technical skills regarding arboriculture and urban forestry. Background in urban forestry or landscape architecture is necessary, with strong knowledge of/experience of the following: arboriculture, tree preservation, tree root patterns and morphology, large tree transplanting, and forest and landscape plant identification (including trees/shrubs). Familiarity with the following is preferred: land clearing, site work, residential and commercial construction and renovations, campus, monument and historic sites, corporate, and underground utilities construction. Preference will be given to candidates who possess ISA Certified Arborist credential and have some GIS and/or CAD experience. Knowledge of the ecology of the Mid-Atlantic both natives and invasive species, 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. BS in forestry, landscape architecture, or closely related field is required. 

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


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. (WSSI) is a seeking an entry level survey technician (0 to 2 years of experience) to join our team in Gainesville, Virginia. 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 five year apprenticeship program will help you on your way to licensure. Relevant experience, or 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. 

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 5-year apprenticeship program will help you on your way to licensure.

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


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.


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.
 


Stream Restoration/Water Resource Engineer: Millersville, Maryland

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking a mid-level civil/environmental or biological engineer with a passion for wetlands, streams, and water resources. Projects include stream restoration, low impact development, wetlands mitigation design, and floodplain studies. Ideal candidate will have from five to eight years of experience, PE (or EIT with ability to sit for exam within one year of starting), and experience in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and TR-55. Preference will be given to candidates with Rosgen (or equivalent) stream assessment and restoration training. While an engineering background is preferred, candidates with a background in environmental science, landscape architecture, and/or hydrology and the technical ability to perform the aforementioned tasks will also be considered. Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors is highly desirable. Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred.

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


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EOE/M/F/D/V

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.