Join Cardno as a Botanist/ Field Ecologist in our Indianapolis, IN office

Job Description:

Cardno is seeking a Field Ecologist in our Indianapolis, IN office. you will implement project work in the ecological consulting and restoration management fields requiring vegetation monitoring, wetland assessments, understanding of Midwest ecological systems both terrestrial and aquatic, characterization of vegetative communities, endangered species surveys, and a working knowledge of ecological restoration.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Collect field data, data analysis, and report preparation

Knowledge of or experience with wetland communities and delineation methodologies

Knowledge of or experience with vegetation monitoring sampling methodologies

Use of GPS to map wetland boundaries

Aerial interpretation

Soil Identification

Identify Field Indicators of Hydric Soils

Able and willing to assist our restoration and maintenance teams with field work

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in botany, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, riparian ecology, conservation biology, or related science

Minimum of 1 year of related experience

Strong plant identification skills including wetland species

Knowledge and facility with appropriate Midwest botanical references

Must have field botany skills and ability to conduct field work, at times for long hours or under strenuous circumstances

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strongly detail oriented, resourceful and able to work as part of a team and independently

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Word & Excel

Ability to travel to field sites and other Cardno office locations with some overnight travel capacity

Valid Driver’s License

Ability to complete field safety requirements and follow Cardno’s Zero Harm Safety Program

Desired Qualifications:

Strong ecology/biology background

Wetland delineation experience

Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team

Effective time management and follow-through, with the ability to simultaneously work on and lead multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines

Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, team oriented work environment

Positive and energetic attitude; Self-motivated with strong initiative

Excellent interpersonal skills

Strong business/client orientation

Benefit eligible employees are offered a variety of plans to help address their health and welfare needs, as well as the needs of their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes competitive pay. medical, dental, vision, EAP, paid parental leave, health and financial wellness programs, life and disability coverage as well as a 401(k) retirement plan with a company match.

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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