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Employment Opportunities

Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Seasonal Internships/Technicians

Copperhead Seasonal Internships/Technician Positions

Summer internship applications are accepted from January 1 – March 31.

Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. is seeking seasonal (i.e., ~3 months) interns/technicians for the summer field season. You MUST BE available from May 9th through August 18th, 2018 (earlier start and later end dates are possible, but this is the MINIMUM requirement. If you cannot commit to this time frame, please do not apply). Copperhead will work with interns to ensure college credit for those pursuing that option. Although extensive experience is not necessary for the position, preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Experience working long hours and extended periods away from home,
  • Experience working in challenging weather conditions,
  • Ability to carry heavy equipment long distances in rugged terrain,
  • Experience in various methods of collecting, recording, and analyzing field data,
  • Experience with mist-net surveys (bird or bat),
  • Experience with bat acoustic surveys (ANABAT preferred),
  • Experience with radio-telemetry,
  • Experience handling small mammals (bats preferred), and
  • *Rabies pre-exposure vaccination.

*More information on the rabies pre-exposure vaccination can be found at: http://www.vaccines.gov/diseases/rabies/index.html. Copperhead does not cover the cost of the rabies pre-exposure vaccination. However, interns/technicians that have the rabies pre-exposure vaccination will start at a higher pay rate.

These are temporary field positions requiring long hours. Interns/Technicians may work on a single project or travel extensively throughout the eastern US depending on Copperhead needs.

Copperhead offers competitive wages and covers room/board, and transportation while in the field. Positions could become full time, permanent for the right people.

If interested, please send electronic cover letter and resume (highlighting qualifications listed above) to Geri Price at gprice@copperheadconsulting.com.

Seasonal Indiana Bat Biologists

Copperhead Seasonal Indiana Bat Biologist Positions

Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. is seeking seasonal (i.e., ~3 months) Indiana bat biologists for the summer field season. Start date will be flexible, but availability from mid-May through mid-August is necessary.

  • Qualified Indiana bat biologists must either possess their own federal permit or have been a sub-permittee for the past two years.
  • Applicants should have experience with transmitter attachment, roost tree searches, and foraging telemetry data collection.

This is a field position requiring long hours and extensive travel, primarily in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Copperhead will cover all expenses while in the field and offers competitive wages. Positions could become full time, permanent for the right people. Salary will be based on experience.

If interested, please send electronic cover letter and resume to Geri Price at gprice@copperheadconsulting.com.

Forestry Technician

Forestry Technician – Currently Filled
(Timber Stand Improvement)

Copperhead seeks an entry level forestry technician who has a flexible schedule and is looking for unique opportunities to expand their field experience. Work hours are variable and may be negotiated. Duties include performing Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) through herbicide application and manual techniques. Candidates should be proficient with a GPS unit, compass, topographic maps, and MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.). Preferred background: B.S. in forestry, forest ecology, plant ecology, natural resources, conservation biology or a closely related field. Consideration of upper level undergraduate and graduate students will be given for the right candidates (some field experience is preferred). Proven track record of “attention to detail” is a must. Work projects are located in Kentucky.

For further information and to apply, please e-mail electronic copies of a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest, a CV or resume, and the names of three (3) references to Geri Price at gprice@copperheadconsulting.com.

Wetland Scientist

Wetland Scientist – This position has been filled. Thanks!

Copperhead seeks a wetland scientist who has a flexible schedule and is looking for unique opportunities to expand their field experience. Responsibilities will include production and management of wetland delineation reports, permit applications, and regulatory compliance documents. The successful candidate will support a project manager on wetland and aquatic resource elements of projects. The scientist would lead or assist with wetland delineations, wetland function assessments, vegetation surveys, critical areas studies, impact assessments, mitigation planning, permitting and regulatory compliance, agency coordination, and data analysis and interpretation.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline with 3+ years of demonstrated consulting experience in conducting wetland delineations and function assessments, preparing natural resource permit applications, and technical report preparation. Familiarity with the flora and aquatic ecosystems of the Midwest and eastern U.S. is required. Ideal applicants are those that have, or are working toward obtaining a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification.

Additional requirements include a strong ability to organize, implement, and track schedules for multiple concurrent projects in varied locations; ability to travel to work sites and manage/conduct field work; and ability to work independently. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with the ability to work collaboratively with clients, agency staff, and co-workers. High quality technical writing, interpersonal and oral communication, and computer software skills are required.

For further information and to apply, please e-mail electronic copies of a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest, a CV or resume, and the names of three (3) references to Geri Price at gprice@copperheadconsulting.com.

GIS Analyst

GIS Analyst – This position has been filled. Thanks!

Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. is seeking a GIS Analyst to have primary responsibility for mapping and spatial analysis activities required for regulatory and research projects in the wildlife and environmental fields. Projects will include, but are not limited to, bat surveys, vegetation delineation, habitat assessments, water resources, and wildlife ecology research. Copperhead offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding, and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent, and dedication to make a difference in the field of wildlife biology.
Salary range: Salary contingent upon education and work experience.
Anticipated Start Date: February 2016
Desirable Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in GIS, cartography, computer science, geography, or other GIS related field OR a GIS certificate from an accredited institution. A minor or emphasis in Environmental Studies/Natural Resources is a plus. One to three years of professional experience is desired but willing to train the right person.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in and knowledge of ArcGIS and spatial analysis using ArcGIS desktop software.
• Basic cartography principles and Map Production using ArcGIS, including Data Driven Pages
• Strong knowledge of ArcGIS extensions, including Spatial Analyst
• Familiarity with Model Builder and scripting languages such as Python to automate repetitive desktop GIS tasks is a plus
• Experience with relational database models (preferably SQL Server) in GIS is a plus
• Experience with remote sensing and image classification a plus
• Ability to apply a high level of creativity and innovation to GIS analysis in support of environmental projects
• Ability to work without direct supervision for extended periods of time while remaining motivated and efficient
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively explain GIS technology needs and opportunities to co-workers who are familiar with GIS and to those who are not
• Ability to work with co-workers to develop maps and analysis for projects
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing objectives and priorities
• Ability to be a problem-solver and innovative
• Passion and understanding of how to effectively apply technology as a “means to an end” for solving problems and accomplishing goals
• Working knowledge of Trimble Pathfinder Office and TerraSync is desirable
• Employment for this position is contingent upon proof of US citizenship for work on government contracts

The job responsibilities for this position include:
• Coordinate and manage all aspects of the GIS program
• Prepare paper and electronic figures for reporting purposes, field efforts, and agency coordination
• Work with project managers to develop spatial analysis techniques that support consulting and research efforts
• Oversee Geospatial Data Management
• Use of Python and/or Model Builder to create workflows
• Analyze and edit spatial and tabular data for reporting purposes and research
• Use of image classification techniques to perform desktop habitat analysis
• Create and update GIS data layers
• GIS relational database design, development, implementation, administration and maintenance
• Aiding in ongoing and future analysis of research data, with the initiative to develop effective methods for these analyses

Copperhead hopes to fill this position in its Paint Lick, Kentucky office (south of Lexington) in Spring 2016. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Geri Price at gprice@copperheadconsulting.com.