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Environmental Restoration Planners

Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
    • Provide technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies.
    • Conduct site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs.
    • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.
    • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.
    • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
    • Plan environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software.
    • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.
    • Apply for permits required for the implementation of environmental remediation projects.
    • Inspect active remediation sites to ensure compliance with environmental or safety policies, standards, or regulations.
    • Develop natural resource management plans, using knowledge of environmental planning or state and federal environmental regulatory requirements.
    • Identify environmental mitigation alternatives, ensuring compliance with applicable standards, laws, or regulations.
    • Identify short- and long-term impacts of environmental remediation activities.
    • Write grants to obtain funding for restoration projects.
    • Plan or supervise environmental studies to achieve compliance with environmental regulations in construction, modification, operation, acquisition, or divestiture of facilities such as power plants.
    • Notify regulatory or permitting agencies of deviations from implemented remediation plans.
    • Review existing environmental remediation designs.
    • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to maintain or restore environmental conditions.
    • Conduct feasibility and cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects.
    • Conduct environmental impact studies to examine the ecological effects of pollutants, disease, human activities, nature, and climate change.
    • Create environmental models or simulations, using geographic information system (GIS) data and knowledge of particular ecosystems or ecological regions.
    • Create diagrams to communicate environmental remediation planning, using geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), or other mapping or diagramming software.
    • Develop environmental management or restoration plans for sites with power transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, fuel refineries, geothermal plants, wind farms, or solar farms.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 78360/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 37.67/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,050
    • Yearly Projected Openings 240

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Initiative
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Global positioning system GPS receiver
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Map creation software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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