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Kimley-Horn Wetland Scientist in White Plains, New York

At Kimley-Horn, one of the nation's premier planning and design consultants, our professionals are experts in many disciplines yet share one passion: making our clients successful. Looking for a terrific place to build your career?

Ranked as one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For," Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. prides itself on hiring high-achieving, dedicated, and reliable professionals. Our White Plains office has an opportunity available for a Wetland Scientist to join our Environmental team.

Interested candidates must have experience in conducting wetland delineations, stream assessments, and habitat evaluations for threatened and endangered species as well as experience preparing wetland permit applications. The scientist will prepare NYSDEC, USACOE, and local permit applications and conduct general environmental tasks supporting various projects including environmental, planning, traffic operations, roadway design, and land development/site civil design projects. Candidates must be able to handle strenuous fieldwork for extended periods of time. The qualified candidate will have knowledge of geological and biological sciences, USACOE, USFWS, and NYSDEC natural resource regulations, water quality regulatory programs, wetlands identification including knowledge of local (Northeast US) botany and soil science, and experience in chemistry, ecology, biology, geology, water resources, geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental sciences.

Position Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Ecology, or comparable Natural Resources degree

  • 4+ years of relevant experience

  • Ability to direct and conduct fieldwork for wetland, watercourse, and waterbody delineations (NYSDEC and ACOE) and other ecological field surveys

  • Implement field data collection efforts, processing, evaluation, and presentation

  • Conduct habitat assessments for threatened and endangered species and lead consultations with USFWS and other agencies

  • Prepare permit applications (NYSDEC and ACOE) for projects affecting wetlands and waterbodies

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Desire to work in both an office environment and in the field

  • Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to work independently and on a team

  • Flexibility to travel to other offices and cities for projects as needed and for extended periods of time

  • GIS, Word, Excel

  • Valid driver's license required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Wetland delineation training (40-hour) and certification is a plus

  • Experience using Trimble GPS units

  • Tree identification and tagging experience (for tree surveys)

  • Desire to gain experience with project and client management and proposal preparation

  • Experience with NYSEQRA and environmental documentation

Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Kimley-Horn in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H1-B or any other work visa petitions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)




  • 4+ years



  • Degree: Bachelors

  • Major: Environmental Science

Licenses And Certifications


  • Pro Wetland Delineator

  • Pro Wetland Scientist