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Early Career to Mid-Level Biologist or Environmental Planner at Jacobs

Early Career to Mid-Level Biologist or Environmental Planner

Jacobs Yakima, WA Full Time

The Jacobs Environmental Science and Planning practice is looking for an
Early Career to Mid-Level Biologist or Environmental Planner. The position is based out of Jacobs’ Yakima, Washington office.

In this role you’ll support transportation, rail, water, utility, and energy sector work by assisting in environmental permitting and documentation, wetland and stream assessments, environmental construction related monitoring, biological assessments, wildlife habitat surveys, mitigation planning, and restoration/mitigation site monitoring. You may travel to project locations for work to be done remotely.

You’ll use your experience or assist others in stream assessment, wetland delineation, wildlife studies, and/or mitigation/restoration plans and be assisting in the completion of field assessments in support of permit applications/documents for projects in the transportation, transit, utilities, water, and energy sectors. You’ll have the opportunity to work on wetland identification and delineation using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regional supplements, wetland rating using Ecology’s wetland rating systems, work with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) surveys, habitat analysis, and biological assessment/evaluation report preparation and work with local (city or county), state, or federal and permitting.  In addition, you’ll monitoring construction projects for compliance with environmental permits and approvals.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.


  • BA, BS or MS in Environmental Sciences (e.g. biology, environmental science, ecology, planning botany) is required
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a scientist, biologist, or science-based field technician; or similar position (a Master's degree may count as 1 year of experience; internships and related technical assignments may be considered for the required experience.)
  • Familiarity with Pacific and Inland Northwest flora and fauna of Washington.
  • Experience with Endangered Species Act (ESA) surveys
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS, CAD, or GPS

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and [ Link removed ] .

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