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Versar is seeking a Biologist with strong technical skills and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) experience to to support our Environmental Services Group (ESG) with offices in Columbia MD, Newport News VA, and Richardson TX. Telework is also authorized.
- Conduct reconnaissance level surveys to identify invasive species, migratory birds, and federal and state listed species for various locations across the U.S.
- Interpret large data sets collected during field surveys. Develop graphics, tables, perform analyses, and support all other functions necessary for technical and NEPA document development.
- Perform literature searches to evaluate and synthesize information from articles, technical studies, compliance and regulatory reports, permit applications, and NEPA documents.
- Prepare management plans such as Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs) and survey reports.
- Assist with planning and execution of reviews and actions for compliance with the Endangered Species Act, to include meetings, preparation of biological assessments, Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Federal Consistency Determinations, and other support for consultations with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries.
- Working knowledge of federal, state, and/or local regulations and statutes (particularly Air Force and DOD regulations and requirements).
- Support DOPAA preparation, as well as environmental baseline and impacts sections for various resource areas (e.g., biological, water resources) addressed in Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
- Track project-specific correspondence with agencies and other stakeholders.
- Work collaboratively with a variety of senior resources to support project management, facilitate calls, prepare agendas, and develop and manage project budget and schedules.
- BA/BS degree in environmental science, biology, zoology or a closely related field required. MA/MS degree preferred.
- 5-10+ years’ experience with field survey, associated permitting and compliance processes, and technical document preparation.
- Working knowledge of the Endangered Species Act (Section 7 Consultation), CZMA, and NEPA laws, regulations, and guidance.
- Experience conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys, analyzing data, and developing reports.
- Experience writing DOPAAs, EAs, FONSIs, and preparing INRMPs is a plus.
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite, SharePoint, and Adobe.
- Excellent communication skills, as well as strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving and research abilities.
- Ability to work collaboratively with geographically dispersed team members with a wide range of technical backgrounds.
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, team player with a strong focus on quality and client service.
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