Entry Level Environmental Scientist

Fairfax, Virginia
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking an Entry Level Environmental Scientist to join our Transportation Group in our Fairfax, Virginia office, May of 2022. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals. This full-time opening will provide the applicant with the opportunity to work as part of a team in all facets of environmental services including wetland science, regulatory permitting, and NEPA documentation. The successful candidate will have 0-3 years of experience.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Plan and conduct field delineations of wetlands and Waters of the U.S.
  • Prepare delineation reports, functional assessments, mitigation plans, and jurisdictional determinations
  • Prepare permit applications under Sections 404/401 of the Clean Water Act and NPDES Section 402 regulatory permitting
  • Coordinate with state, federal, and local regulators, as appropriate
  • Conduct vegetation and wildlife habitat surveys
  • Research and write NEPA documents
  • Conduct threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Prepare Section 7 consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Prepare Section 106 consultations with the State Historic Preservation Officer
  • Conduct permit compliance monitoring and assist in conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)
  • Working knowledge in AutoCAD, Microstation, and /or GIS.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, or a related field with 0-3 years of related experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office software
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Local Virginia, Maryland and/or District of Columbia experience and certified arborist are a plus.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*All recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.