Environmental Scientist II

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This position assists with and/or leads a variety of projects in the Environmental Group related to wetlands, water resources, and other environmental, municipal, and transportation services. Duties will primarily include assisting our environmental and engineering groups and our clients with wetland delineation, wetland mitigation plan preparation, permitting, regulatory compliance, and other natural resource/environmental activities as needed.

  • Locations Needed
  • East Grand Forks, Minn.
  • West Fargo, N.D.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts fieldwork including wetland/aquatic resource delineations according to US Army Corps, NRCS/USDA, and Minnesota BWSR guidelines; scope and effect drainage assessments, floristic surveys, biological and threatened and endangered species surveys, and wetland mitigation site evaluation and monitoring.
  • Prepares a variety of documents including aquatic resource delineation reports, Clean Water Act/MN Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) permitting, wetland mitigation plans, wetland mitigation site monitoring reports, and biological assessment reports
  • Prepares permit applications necessary to obtain approvals for agricultural, water resources, transportation, site development and environmental projects
  • Stays current with regulatory policies associated with the Clean Water Act, MN WCA, USDA Farm Bill (“Swampbuster”), and local government requirements and approvals
  • Acts as client’s representative between contractors, local, state and federal agencies
  • Uses GIS to analyze data to conduct desktop investigations. Creates and produces GIS map products for internal and external use using ESRI software products.
  • Field data collection with GPS and incorporation of data into GIS program.
  • Works independently and collaboratively with a team depending on project/client needs
  • Develops client rapport through positive interactions and delivery of professional, high-quality work products that lead to potential for repeat business.
  • Overnight travel within ND, SD, and MN required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences/Studies or similar field required
  • Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or Environmental Science/Studies preferred
  • Minimum eight years of relevant experience required
  • Three or more years of consulting experience preferred
  • Basic Plant Identification
  • Experience using GIS and Microsoft Office
  • Experience with MN and Federal wetland impact regulations
  • Desire to work collaboratively with a passionate team and be responsive to client and project needs
  • Aquatic resources delineation experience and/or Certified MN wetland delineator preferred
  • Experience with MEPA/NEPA preferred
  • Strong GIS skills preferred
  • Ability to work independently, as needed, to complete fieldwork and deliverables
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable

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Moore Engineering, Inc. has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either the Employee or the Employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason. Moore Engineering is an EEO/AA Employer.

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