Field Ecologist with focus on Wetland Ecology (Johannesburg)

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Field Ecologist with focus on Wetland Ecology (Johannesburg)


Post by Marc de Fontaine » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:00 am

1. Job position
Field Ecologist with focus on Wetland Ecology

2. Company Name
Scientific Aquatic Services’ CC

3. Location
Bedfordview Johannesburg (Flexi Hours and partial work from home supported).

4. Job Type

5. Job Description
Require a field biologist that can work independently and in team to gather field data considering the ecology of project areas focusing on wetland ecology. Good working knowledge of wetland soils, vegetation, the various wetland assessment tools and wetland functionality will be a significant advantage. The appointee will also be expected to do desktop research, data analyses and to generate maps and undertake basic GIS analyses and mapping. The appointee will be required to apply the relevant wetland assessment tools, develop scientifically accurate specialist reports and to undertake specialist impact assessments within this field of expertise. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of broader ecology and on the job training will be provided to allow the appointee to assist with other ecological studies in other disciplines undertaken by the company. The appointee will be required to attend workshop meetings and presentations from time to time. The appointee must be willing to travel extensively and can expect to sleep out for approximately 3-4 nights per month on average.

6. Qualifications / Experience
The ideal candidate should have a B.Sc. Hons. (or higher) Degree in soil science, botany or another appropriate degree in environmental or ecological science. Wetland related subjects would be advantageous. Candidates with working experience in consulting will be preferred but is not essential. Candidates with the relevant training and work experience in broader environmental consulting can also be considered. SACNASP registered scientists will be preferred.

7. Salary Range
Remuneration will be defined based on experience and training according to the predefined remuneration matrix of Scientific Aquatic Services. All salaries will be industry related and are performance based with quarterly review of salaries along with six monthly bonuses.

8. Contact Person
Interested candidates can send CV’s to Mrs. Martie Rossouw

9. Contact Phone
+27 11 616 7893

10. Contact Email

11. Company Web Site Address
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