Recently Filled Positions
POSITION FILLED: 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.
POSITION FILLED: 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.
POSITION FILLED: 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.
POSITION FILLED: 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.
- 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
POSITION FILLED: Junior Accountant: Gainesville, Virginia
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (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!
- Bachelor degree in Accounting
- Experience: recent college graduate or 0-3 yrs.
- Occasional evening and weekend work (due to month end close)
- 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
POSITION FILLED: 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.
POSITION FILLED: 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.
POSITION FILLED: Internship - Summer 2017
Applications accepted through March 1, 2017
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.).
POSITION FILLED: Entry-Level Engineer (Civil/Environmental/Biological)
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is seeking an entry-level civil/environmental engineer or biological engineer interested in wetlands, streams, and water resources to join our growing Maryland Team. Desired start date August – September 2016. Projects include stream restoration, low impact development, wetlands mitigation design, and floodplain studies. Ideal candidate will have from 0 to 4 years of experience, EIT, and knowledge of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, TR-55, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs. While an engineering background is preferred, candidates with a background in environmental science and/or hydrology and the technical ability to perform the aforementioned tasks will also be considered.
POSITION FILLED: Senior Architectural Historian
Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Company, is a seeking an experienced, highly motivated Senior Architectural Historian for permanent full-time employment. Candidates must hold an MA or MS degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation or a closely related field, have seven or more years of professional experience in the field and meet the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural Historian as set forth in 36 CFR 61. Qualified candidates will have an advanced understanding of American architectural history, particularly of Mid-Atlantic regional architectural history, and the relevant federal and state regulatory processes, particularly Section 106 of the NHPA. Strong verbal and textual communication skills, advanced project management, marketing, and client management skills and the ability to interact successfully with team members, regulatory staff and clients are required. The Senior Architectural Historian will be responsible for the identification and evaluation of architectural resources (e.g. buildings, structures, objects, and districts) for eligibility listing in the NRHP; documenting said resources through research, survey, and analysis; and managing said resources in accordance with federal, state, and local cultural resource laws and regulations. He/she will also support Thunderbird Archeology staff in the completion of historic archival research and the preparation of historic contexts for archeological projects. The Senior Architectural Historian will identify potential clients and projects and successfully manage and complete all aspects of said projects with minimal supervision. He/she will have a leadership role in marketing and business development and in establishing the foundation of the Architectural History department within Thunderbird Archeology. Experience preparing technical and cost proposals is required. The Senior Architectural Historian will also be responsible for hiring, managing and training junior-level staff as needed. The position will be based in our Gainesville, Virginia office; however, occasional or frequent travel may be required. Per Diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 80 miles from Gainesville, Virginia.
POSITION FILLED: Environmental Compliance Technician
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking an entry level environmental compliance specialist to assist in performing Virginia Wetland Protection (VWP) monitoring and reporting; (VSMP) site inspections; Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) preparation; and coordinating with federal and state resource agencies with regard to wetlands, erosion and sediment control and stormwater issues. Willingness to work both independently and as a part of a team required. Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors highly desirable. Bachelor Degree in environmental studies, wildlife biology, forestry or related field required. Virginia Combined Administrator in Erosion and Sediment Control, Certified Erosion and Sediment Control (CISEC) and Maryland Department of the Environment Green Card a plus, but not required.
POSITION FILLED: Environmental Technician
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is seeking an entry-level candidate familiar with performing wetland delineations; preparing federal and state Clean Water Act permit applications and other 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. Strong knowledge of/experience in one or more of the following fields desired: plant identification (including trees/shrubs), soil profiling, benthic macroinvertebrate collection/identification; general natural history knowledge/interest required. Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors highly desirable, with a willingness to travel regionally. BA/BS required, MS desirable.