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Environmental Scientist

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Company: Providence Health & Services
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Providence is looking for a motivated and talented individual to help in the expansion of its Natural Resource & Coastal Services Group. A proven technical background in ecological and environmental compliance as well as comprehensive project management skills and business development experience is required. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter with initiative, is versatile, has a service mentality, and is skilled in oral and written communication. Some overnight travel will be required.


  • Manage incoming projects from proposal phase through closeout, including preparing cost estimates, scheduling and completing necessary field work (or managing others) and subsequent reporting, permit application preparation, client interaction, reviewing and approving invoices and project close out.
  • Experience in conducting biological surveys including but not limited to: wetland delineations, habitat assessments, and sensitive species surveys. Reporting experience, specifically, wetland data reports/jurisdictional determination requests and sensitive species reports, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Section 10/404)/ Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management Coastal Use permitting, and ecological monitoring reports
  • Coordinate with clients and agency personnel on daily basis.
  • Take leadership role in business development including generation of new client relationships and nurturing existing client relationships.
  • Safety compliance with all client and internal requirements/training.

Skills and Experience

Working knowledge of federal, state and/or local regulations (e.g., Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, etc.) focusing primarily in the Gulf Coast Region. B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Biology, Forestry, Fisheries, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or closely related field

  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in federal/state regulatory compliance
  • Proficient in use of Trimble units or similar GPS technologies.
  • Demonstrated written communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 processes.
  • Proven knowledge of general state/federal permitting processes to assist with proposals and project management.
  • Ability to provide cooperation and coordination with other Providence media groups.

As part of the application process, Providence request that you provide a sample of your technical writing (with appropriate client redactions if necessary) when applying for this position online.

We offer...

  • Flexible hybrid (work from home) scheduling options
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential
  • Comprehensive benefit program: health, dental, vision; Life/AD&D; voluntary plans
  • 401(K) with discretionary profit-sharing contributions

About Providence

Providence is an employee-owned engineering and environmental consulting firm, and our team of professional engineers and environmental specialists possess unparalleled credentials and decades of experience in solving complex environmental challenges. Providence's focus is sustained by employing the best people to provide the highest quality services with innovation and integrity as we work closely with biologists, toxicologists, ecologists, geologists, and environmental regulatory specialists to offer an outstanding combination of talent and expertise for both governmental civil infrastructure and industrial development work.

Providence is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Providence, including hiring, are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, parental status, veteran or disability status or any other protected status. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to work environments free of discrimination and harassment.

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