From: Ryan MacWilliams <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:27 AM
To: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Job Opening for FW Undergrads and Grads

Hello Jim,

I was a research assistant and graduate student with the FW department from 2011-2013. I am now leading a team of environmental professionals at a small environmental consulting firm in the Pittsburgh area. I have a job advertisement out now for an entry level environmental scientist that I thought I would share with you. The job description is below. The ideal candidate will  be a recent undergrad or graduate student with course work and knowledge of wetland and upland plants, stream morphology/hydrology, understanding of wetland ecology, and some familiarity with federal environmental laws and regulations such as the Clean Water Act – Sections 404/401 and the Endangered Species Act – Sections 7/9. The job will require hiking steep terrain, working in inclement weather, and stream wading, so it would have to be someone that isn’t afraid of getting their boots dirty! The candidate will receive quite a bit of on the job training and will be exposed to a variety of field work, environmental permitting, interaction with regulators and land developers, and will work along side engineers, surveyors, and land professionals.

I have already received many applications but I would be remiss if I didn’t tap the excellent talent pool of MSU! If you are aware of any students that would be interested, please send me their resume and optional cover letter. I will start scheduling interviews next week. I am happy to field any questions from you.

Go Green!

Keystone Consultants, LLC is an engineering, environmental, survey and mapping consulting firm that provides unique technical solutions for its clients. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including a 401k savings plan, medical, dental and vision benefits.

Keystone is seeking an Environmental Scientist with wetland delineation experience for an opportunity in Carnegie, PA. This is a regular full-time position and provides the opportunity to join an established and growing consulting firm. Pay will be based on individual qualifications and experience. Hours will vary depending on project workload and may require long days in the field.
The successful candidate will assist during natural resources surveys. He/she will contribute to reports and environmental permit applications, under the direction of the Environmental Manager, to support regulatory requirements for energy development, particularly for natural gas projects within the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.
The candidate will work in both a field and office setting, with approximately 50% or more of time being spent performing fieldwork primarily in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The ability to travel to work sites regionally and accommodate multiple overnight stays to complete fieldwork is required. This position also requires working in rugged conditions year-round.

  *   The Environmental Scientist will assist a lead environmental scientist during environmental surveys, including wetland and stream assessments, habitat assessments, infiltration testing, and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, in accordance with appropriate regulatory guidelines
  *   Implement and interpret topographic maps, aerial imagery, GPS units, and other scientific tools and equipment under arduous field conditions
  *   Collect and document accurate and complete observational and spatial data in the field using GPS units and scientific tools
  *   Assist in the preparation of technical reports of natural resources studies in accordance with appropriate guidelines.
  *   Support Project Managers and lead environmental scientists with Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Policy Act compliance reporting and permitting efforts
  *   Operate Keystone vehicles safely and follow all required safety protocols
  *   Travel to and stay in hotels in remote locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and potentially other states for short and long durations

  *   Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or a related field
  *   0-3 years’ experience in related field
  *   USACE-based Wetland Delineation Certification preferred
  *   Experience in GIS software for data management and map production is strongly preferred
  *   Knowledge of field data collection and GPS technology is preferred
  *   Able to conduct work in various weather conditions and difficult terrain
Job Type: Full-time

Ryan MacWilliams
Environmental Department Manager
Keystone Consultants, LLC
32 East Main Street
Carnegie, PA 15106
Office: (412) 278-2100 ext. 104
Fax:      (412) 278-2126
Cell:      (248) 884-4737

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