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Permitting Specialist/Wildlife Scientist/Environmental Specialist

Reagan Smith, Inc
Oklahoma City, OK
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Permitting Specialist/Wildlife Scientist/Environmental Specialist assists senior permitting staff in all aspects of various permitting projects, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments and goals of Reagan Smith.


  • Entry-level position 
  • Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, Wildlife Science,  Environmental Science, or related field preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Teams, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, etc.) and other web-based platforms (Trello, Zoom, etc.)
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining high attention to detail and accuracy in a high- paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving capabilities; ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with people inside and outside the company.
  • Thoughtful decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills a must.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork, which can comprise moderate to high physical demand.
  • Availability for overnight travel
  • Must possess a valid driver's license

 Time and availability requirements

  • 40 to 55 hours per week – varies based on workload and season
  • Check email/voicemail and respond while in the field, nights and weekends

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Assist Project Manager with a variety of duties
  • Interact with surveyors, landowners, agency personnel and clients to discuss project details, gain access and schedule field work.
  • Assist with threatened and endangered species surveys 
  • Assist with migratory bird and raptor surveys
  • Assist with Wetland Delineations
  • Assist with Habitat Assessments
  • Assist with Archaeological Surveys
  • Report writing – Biological Evaluations, Environmental Assessments, Endangered Species Surveys, Due Diligence, Phase 1, Applications for Permit to Drill
  • Define tasks and required resources
  • Create project timelines and schedules
  •  Attend Industry meetings and represent Reagan Smith 
  • Coordinate projects with various departments within Reagan Smith
  • Track deliverables
  • Monitor and report on project progress to senior management


  • Outgoing
  • Positive
  • Excellent Technical writing skills
  • Self-starter
  • Quick-learner
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Team Player
  • Resourceful
  • Conflict resolution
  • Adaptability


  • Health Insurance with up to $200 per month allowance after 2 years of employment
  • $35,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Reagan Smith clothing & PPE provided
  • Field clothing and gear allowance
  • Flex schedule 
  • Maternity/Paternity paid leave
  • Fun corporate culture
  • Paid training and networking experiences
  • Career growth potential

Reagan Smith, Inc


Oklahoma City, OK
73118 USA


Energy and Environment

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