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Environmental Restoration Planners
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 1,830

Projected Annual Job Openings: 50

Typical Hourly Wage: $40.43 - $64.71

Typical Annual Salary: $84,100 - $134,600

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.
  • Plan environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software.
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to maintain or restore environmental conditions.
  • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.
  • Conduct site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs.
  • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
  • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.
  • Apply for permits required for the implementation of environmental remediation projects.
  • Create diagrams to communicate environmental remediation planning using geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), or other mapping or diagramming software.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • Special purpose telephones

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Map creation software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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