Certified Arborist/Natural Resources Specialist

Natural Resources · New York, New York
Department Natural Resources
Employment Type Full-Time

AKRF is hiring a Certified Arborist/Natural Resources Specialist to join our New York-based team of environmental scientists, ecologists, biologists, environmental toxicologists, statisticians, analysts, and regulatory compliance professionals in New York City or White Plains. We are currently celebrating 40 years in business delivering the value of strategic thinking to our energy, land development, transportation, and water sector clients, and have an exciting portfolio of work for our expanding natural resources practice.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Tree inventories, tree permitting, tree protection plans, and construction support
  • Wildlife and vegetation surveys, data analysis and report preparation
  • Wetland delineations (identification of soils, hydrology and plant indicators) and wetland mapping using handheld GPS
  • Threatened or endangered plant surveys
  • Preparation of natural resources analyses in support of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments
  • Preparation of USCG, USACE, and NYSDEC permit applications

 

Requirements of the position include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Current Certified Arborist (CA) license
  • A master’s degree and strong skills with respect to plant ecology, wetlands ecology, riparian ecology, conservation biology, or related science
  • Two to six years of professional experience conducting natural resource field surveys, including vegetation identification/surveys, wetland delineations, habitat assessments, wildlife surveys
  • Experience conducting tree inventories using CTLA or NYC Parks Tree Valuation Protocols, tree protection plans, tree work permitting, and construction support
  • Experience applying for environmental permits and maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements
  • Ability to exhibit competent understanding of Federal and State environmental laws and regulations
  • Strong plant identification skills with knowledge of special status plant species of New York State
  • Ability to conduct field work under a variety of conditions

 

The successful candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills; exhibit proven problem-solution skills; and be a detail-oriented and resourceful professional.

 

AKRF, Inc. enforces a policy of equal employment opportunity in our daily operations. The firm has a demonstrated history of hiring, training, developing, promoting and retaining minority group members and women. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, caregiver status, military/veteran status or citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Natural Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time