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Field Scientist

Company: Terracon
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

General Responsibilities:

Conduct environmental site investigations, assessments and surveys to sample, evaluate, and analyze terrestrial ecosystems including, but not limited to riverine, wetland, and upland. Identify, evaluate and recommend risk, remediation, and liability management strategies/designs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Prepare applicable permit applications, risk assessments and technical documents including proposals, reports and regulatory agency correspondence and filings. Coordinate and develop environmental protection plans. Projects may include ecological and natural resource field surveys, construction monitoring and oversight, stormwater management inspection, and site planning and permitting.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Entry- to Mid-level scientific professional responsible for gathering data and information to be evaluated and analyzed independently and by other team members.
  • Conducts field studies related to wetland and watercourse delineation, stream assessments, and wildlife studies.
  • Performs testing and sampling of environmental systems including wetlands, streams, lakes, soils, etc.
  • Provides environmental compliance monitoring, inspection, oversight and reporting.
  • Tabulate and prepare data for written reports.
  • Assist with report preparation by summarizing data and information within reports.
  • Operates field monitoring equipment.
  • Maintains, calibrates, and provides responsible care and routine inspection of all field equipment.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Science or related science field.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certification:

  • Certification in field of expertise.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Qualified Bog Turtle Surveyor (QBTS)

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon's growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Keywords: Terracon, Harrisburg , Field Scientist, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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