Ecologist 3 - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Florida, Orlando

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an Ecologist 3 to work out of the AECOM office located in Orlando, FL. This position will assist the ecological services department with the evaluation and documentation of natural resources. These evaluations include the identification and assessment of vegetative assemblages and wildlife and plant species, including the establishment of the extent of wetland jurisdiction regulated by local, state, and/or federal agencies. The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of wetland assessment using the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM), environmental permitting, protected species survey requirements, and strong technical writing capabilities.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs standard scientific work requiring application of techniques and procedures.

  • Detects problems when using standardized procedures because of the condition of sample, difficulties with the equipment, etc.

  • Conducts specific phases of projects for more experienced scientists.

  • Proposes appropriate analytical methods and techniques. Assists in providing advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.

  • Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under general supervision.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences

  • 4 years of experience as a Natural Resource professional

  • 4 years of experience identifying fauna and flora indigenous to the southeastern United States and regulations protecting wetlands and protected species in addition to a clear working knowledge of GIS.

  • US Citizen required, due to working with government contracts

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • FWC Authorized Agent for the state-listed gopher tortoise ( Gopherus polyphemus )

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223433BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.