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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


Junior Accountant: Gainesville, Virginia

WSSI has an immediate need of a Junior Accountant to work in a team environment to assist the other accounting staff and the Controller.  This person must be able to perform basic accounting needs, work well with others and serve as a key support member on the accounting team.  This is a casual, dog friendly office environment.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Required: 

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • Experience:  recent college graduate or 0-3 yrs.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work (due to month end close)

Duties/Skills: 

  • Basic knowledge of automated accounting systems (will train on Clearview software)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Detail and results oriented, self-starter, organized, and able to multi task with a high volume workload
  • Able to work in both a team setting and independently in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional internal and external customer service with a positive attitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliable individual that is dedicated to quality performance
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Assist with Budget preparation
  • Assist with Billing
  • Assist with Month end and Year end close (journal entries, etc.)
  • Project setup and contract review
  • Participate in large and/or complex accounting projects as requested by senior staff
  • Prepare account reconciliations
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, references, transcripts, and salary requirements to Vicki Schreckengost. No calls please.


Environmental Scientist/Technician: Gainesville, Virginia

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WSSI is 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

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.


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 minimum one year of experience performing environmental compliance tasks in relation to Maryland/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) guidelines. Ideal candidates will have experience working with projects related to transportation construction. Maryland Department of the Environment Responsible Personnel Certification (RPC) certification is required. Maryland State Highway Administration Yellow Card, CPESC, CESSWI, and/or CISEC certification are preferred, but not required. Job responsibilities will include Maryland/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspections and reporting for transportation construction projects.

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Candidates should be proficient and organized individuals that are knowledgeable of common erosion and sediment control practices and issues found on construction sites. Candidates should possess outstanding communication skills. Candidates should have experience with erosion and sediment control inspections, as well as Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) preparation and maintenance. Daily tasks include coordinating with Client(s), 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

WSSI 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.


Marketing Manager: Gainesville, Virginia

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking an energetic, organized and motivated leader for our Marketing, Business Development and Sales efforts. The Marketing Department is responsible for a broad range of activities including an extremely high number of short, letter-type proposals, a small number of RFP responses, an aggressive branding effort primarily through conference and event participation, email and social media marketing, and a variety of other initiatives. The Department is working to model itself as a service provider to the rest of the company and prides itself on its strong culture of customer service.

The successful candidate will manage a staff of four-to-five while contributing to the daily tasks of the Department, interact with the technical leaders of the firm, and help the Department become even more effective in its mission of doing what needs to be done to bring in work. More specifically, they will manage and assist with the development and execution of marketing initiatives, which may include website updates, social media posting, creation of advertisements, creation of collateral materials, CRM management and data entry, presentation preparation and proposal writing. The company has a small, but growing number of branch offices and interaction with and some travel to these locations is required. In addition to managing and participating in the daily work of the Department, the successful candidate will also develop and lead the Department as it grows and evolves toward an even more effective execution of its mission.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in Marketing or related subject or equivalent experience; 7-10 years of experience in marketing in the Engineering-Architecture-Construction industry, preferably with experience in Environmental Engineering. Experience in a leadership role is highly desirable.

Required skills include advanced writing and communication abilities, basic graphic design and social media, and a working knowledge of MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with CRM systems (the firm has adopted Cosential) is desirable. 

Candidate must be able to very effectively lead and communicate with coworkers, technical staff and outside vendors. Candidate must be highly motivated, with proven leadership and teamwork skills, and a strong customer service orientation.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and references to Amanda Arms. No phone calls please.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician: Gainesville, Virginia

WSSI is seeking a GIS Technician to start immediately. 
This is a full-time position based in our Gainesville, Virginia office. 

Educational Requirement:
A Degree in Geography, Cartography, or Environmental Sciences, with 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 including data entry, data creation, data acquisition, importing, exporting, editing, geo-referencing, converting and scaling between projections, familiarity with geodatabases.
  • 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 Pro, 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 design principles and data driven pages.
  • 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.
 


Internship - Summer 2018: Gainesville, Virginia

Applications accepted through March 1, 2018

Internship duties will include, but not be limited to, invasive plant control, groundwater monitoring, vegetation monitoring/transplanting, erosion control, stream enhancement/restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, hydraulic dredging, and general maintenance of constructed wetlands. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in many in-house training courses. The applicant should have a strong interest in and knowledge of wetland ecology and possess a strong work ethic with the desire to gain experience in different aspects of environmental consulting. This internship involves a large amount of outdoor work with rigorous physical labor and may occasionally involve working long hours. Interns will be required to become Virginia Pesticide Applicator certified (involves a written test). Our internship program is an excellent opportunity to develop and improve on plant identification skills and provides the opportunity to rotate through different departments at WSSI (i.e., Environmental Services, Surveying, Archeology, etc.). Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references to Rebecca Konow.
 


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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.