Scientist I - Resource Environmental Solutions

Position Information
Organization: Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Category: Scientist
Position Status: Full-Time
Position Title: Scientist I
Office Location: Orlando, Florida

Position Description: Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) is looking for a Scientist I with up to two (2) years of relevant work experience based out of Orlando, FL office.

The mission: Our Florida operation is growing exponentially and is in sharp need of an entry-level Scientist to do the groundwork. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of natural resource evaluations, water quality inspections and monitoring, and environmental permitting, while learning from the experienced team of senior biologists, scientists, and ecologists!

The final product of your work is a result of tight collaboration between several team members and different teams, who all might speak different technical languages and be located in different geographies. We therefore are looking for a skillful COMMUNICATOR, who will be able to navigate through this complexity. While you will be properly trained, the team is expecting you to be a SELF-STARTER who enjoys solving problems and independently working on solutions for clients.

What your day-to-day might look like?
Assisting in several projects for the Florida Department of Transportation, private developments, municipal clients, and private and public utility sector clients, 75% of the time you will be working in the field. Tasks you will be accomplishing include:

  • Construction inspections for erosion, sediment, and control

  • Stormwater inspections

  • Outfall inspections and field verifications

  • Inspection reports and maintenance need summaries

  • Wetland and Wildlife habitat evaluations,

  • Environmental data collection and review (wetland and upland plant identification, hydric soil evaluation, wildlife occurrences including gopher tortoise burrow mapping, water levels, water quality samples, etc.).

Note that we perform these tasks in Florida’s hot, humid environment for extend periods of time, in natural and disturbed land settings with potential exposure to biting and stinging insects, venomous snakes and spiders, wild animals and other hazards, so being an avid outdoorsperson is necessary to thrive in this position.

25% of the time you will be in the office, assisting in the preparation of inspection reports and permitting documents for submittal to clients and state, federal and local regulatory agencies. Technical Writing skills are paramount, so be ready to showcase them during the interview.

Position Requirements: The Scientist I position requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in an environmental science-related field, such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, hydrology, etc.

  • Experience in construction site and stormwater inspections for transportation projects.

  • Experience in using GPS and GIS for collecting data collection and tools, and knowledge of field sampling procedures, equipment, and safety protocols.

What will make you stand out? Knowledge in stormwater management, water quality monitoring, and erosion/sediment control.

Salary Information: $48,000 - $52,000

How to Apply: Thank you for your interest in the position. Please apply online for the Scientist I position with the this link to the RES website.

Organization Information
Organization: Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Point of Contact: Karen A. Snyder, PE
Address: 34 E Pine Street
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Zip Code: 32801
Phone: 407-481-9006
Email: [email protected]