Scientist in Training | Indianapolis | Indiana

Position Type Full Time - Temporary
Requisition # 17-P059-277
Division RM Midwest Emp
Office Indianapolis, Indiana
Position Location Indianapolis, IN
Date Posted 06/02/2017


Position will have varying field and office duties related to stream and wetland mitigation and other natural resource projects with a heavy focus on mitigation monitoring. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, wetland and stream assessments, preparation of permit applications, macroinvertebrate sampling, water quality sampling, plant identification, drafting/GIS, land survey (no license required), data management, and technical writing.


One (1) to four (4) years of experience in environmental science with demonstrated experience in the field of wetland or stream restoration and natural resource mitigation. Prior experience with field work, vegetation surveys, wetland delineation, and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) procedures is a plus.


Applicant should possess an understanding of wetland, stream, and vegetation assessment and monitoring methodologies, state (Indiana) and federal water quality permitting requirements, watershed hydrology, and construction techniques. Strong vegetation identification skills are a plus. Performance of duties will, at times, be physically strenuous and involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Position will be primarily field based.

Degrees / Licenses (R)equired – (P)referred

Applicant should possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Natural Science or related field. Additional credentials that will be beneficial include pesticide applicators license, INDOT construction observation certification, INDOT NEPA certification, Professional Wetland Scientist registration, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control registration, Rosgen training, and formal GIS or CADD training.


Out-of-town and overnight travel will be required as part of this position. Pre-employment drug testing, as well as a satisfactory driving record is required as a condition of employment.

Position expected to last from June 26th to November 2nd.