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Copperhead Environmental ConsultingPaint lick, KY
  • Employment Status: Full-Time – Avg. 40 hours per week
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Salaried
  • Location: Paint Lick, Kentucky office is preferred, but open to discussing our
  • Asheville or Nashville offices for the right candidate
  • # of Hires Needed: 1
  • Amount of Travel: Estimated between 75% - 80% during peak seasons
  • How to Apply: On our Website or via Email – please be sure to include a cover letter
  • and resume or CV.
  • About the opportunity
  • Do you have the passion to advance a conservation ethic, inspire biological curiosity, and drive
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to grow and develop your skillset with
  • some of the most passionate and multidisciplinary technical experts in the industry?
  • Then this might be
  • the perfect opportunity for you!
  • Copperhead Environmental Consulting is expanding our team and actively seeking a Botanist to join our
  • family of professional consultants.
  • We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term
  • career in the environmental consulting industry and is open to diversification across the company.
  • Responsibilities may include completing proposal and study plan preparations and conducting surveys
  • of rare and sensitive plants and/or plant communities.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401k, including a company match
  • Proposal and study plan preparation
  • Surveys of rare and sensitive plants and/or plant communities
  • Develop, evaluate, and monitor threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant species and plant
  • community and vegetation management programs
  • Develop and/or modify established procedures for recording plant survey information in order to
  • meet environmental assessment requirements
  • General plant community description
  • Voucher specimen collection and preparation
  • Prepare technical reports summarizing field findings
  • Provide business development efforts to expand client base
  • Learn other aspects of environmental consulting
  • Be a mentor to other staff & be mentored on the job
  • Improve and increase specific skill sets
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Botany, Plant Ecology, Natural Resources, or a closely related field;
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Candidates who have advanced knowledge of plant taxonomy in the southeastern US and who
  • focused their master’s thesis on floral inventories will receive top consideration
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience conducting vegetation surveys
  • Minimum of 24 credit hours in botany
  • Ability to identify flora of the Appalachians, New England, or Mid-Atlantic region
  • Strong technical writing, organization, and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekends, and potentially for extended periods
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be able to thrive in a self-directed manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to promote Copperhead’s services internally and externally
  • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective and
  • safe manner possible
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently to make decisions and complete
  • tasks in the most effective and safe manner possible
  • Willing to work long hours and extended periods away from home
  • Experience working in challenging weather conditions
  • Ability to carry heavy equipment long distances in rugged terrain
  • Federal/State wetland permitting experience is preferred
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Copperhead is a growing full-service environmental firm headquartered in the historic village of Paint
  • Lick, Kentucky, but with satellite offices across the Eastern U.S. To ensure our clients receive the highest
  • quality services, we remain dedicated and focused in our areas of expertise.
  • Our Mission Statement
  • reads, “Exceptional service and expertise driven by a passion for the natural world.”
  • If this resonates
  • with you, then Copperhead may be just the place for you!
  • Equal Opportunity Employment
  • Copperhead Environmental Consulting is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks
  • diversity in its workforce.
  • We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin,
  • gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with
  • a disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, or other statuses protected by
  • Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

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