Field Biologist

ESI is hiring seasonal Field Biologists to assist with summer bat surveys across the (primarily eastern) United States. The time frame for employment is typically from mid-May to mid-August; however, some work may be available before and after that 3-month period. ESI is looking for individuals with a variety of experience, from skilled Biologists to entry-level Field Assistants. Current and former field staff range from students (undergraduate to doctorate) to recent graduates to individuals with 10+ years of experience. Pay is commensurate with experience, but generally ranges from $9 to $12 per hour for field assistants and goes up from there for those with proven bat identification skills. While working, all lodging and meal expenses are reimbursed.

Qualified candidates must be able to endure harsh summer field conditions (hot days, cold nights, rain, insects, poison ivy, etc.). Field Biologists sometimes work long hours, and are required to work at night on bat projects.  Although not required for the Field Assistant positions, previous bat experience (especially mist netting) is a plus, as is experience with radio-telemetry.  Skilled Bat Biologists should have this experience, and must be able to demonstrate their ability to handle and identify bats (or provide credible references).

We typically have between 5 and 10 new positions available each year; however, we usually receive a tremendous number of applications for these positions, so we recommend submitting a cover letter and resume to us ASAP.

ESI Field Biologists
Basic Requirements For All Field Biologists Include:

  • • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, team player
  • • Basic map reading/interpretation and compass use (orienteering)
  • • Valid driver’s license
  • • Willingness and ability to travel extensively
  • • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule (consecutive days/weeks and/or hours of the day)
  • • Willingness to work in a variety of outdoor environments and weather conditions

ESI works in a variety of locations throughout the United States, typically in the East and Midwest.
Since 2000, ESI employees have worked in areas of OH, KY, IN, IL, MI, MN, MO, NH, VT, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV, NC, AL, KS and OR, including a number of State and National Forests.


Wetland Scientist

Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc. (ESI) is a growing environmental consulting firm comprised of scientists with expertise ranging from animal ecology to stream and wetland science, to management plans, landscape analysis and habitat modeling.
We currently have exciting full-time job opportunities for self-driven Wetland Scientists in both our Cincinnati and Syracuse offices. Part time, contract-labor and/or remote work locations may be considered for the right candidate.
As a small firm, our staff have the opportunity to work on everything from routine reports to exciting scientific studies and fieldwork. As much of our work revolves around the energy industry, we are regularly working with well-known companies at the forefront of energy development. Projects range from pipelines and well pads to electrical transmission lines, hydroelectric development, and government contracts.

ESI Wetland Scientist
  • • Conduct aquatic resource delineations throughout the eastern US, but especially in OH, PA, WV, and NY
  • • Prepare delineation reports and aquatic resource permit applications/registrations
  • • Conduct general habitat assessments for rare species
  • • Keen safety mindset
  • Required Qualifications:
  • • BS degree in biology, ecology or similar
  • • Must have 2+ years of experience conducting wetland delineations
  • • Botanical identification skills for species throughout the northeast and midwest
  • • Experience with Corps NWPs (& PCNs), and State Section 401 requirements
  • • GPS experience
  • • Willing to travel (routinely overnight) and work long hours in the field or office to meet client demands
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • • MS Degree
  • • ORAM, HHEI & QHEI experience
  • • PADEP General Permit experience
  • • Oil & gas experience (pipelines, well pads, impoundments, etc.)
  • • Pipeline routing
  • • General knowledge of NHPA Section 106 as it relates to federal aquatic resource permitting
  • • Rare species surveys and knowledge of state and federal RTE species coordination requirements, especially in OH and PA
  • • GIS experience
  • • Project Management experience
  • • Marketing


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