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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.


Copperhead Seasonal Technician Positions

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

Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. is seeking seasonal (i.e., ~3 months) technicians for the 2019 field season. Start date will be flexible, but availability from early May through mid-August is necessary. Field work is not limited to but predominantly involves assisting with bat mist-net surveys and bat acoustic surveys. Minimum qualifications are as follows:

  • 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 and demonstrated attention to detail 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)
  • Rabies pre-exposure vaccination*
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving trucks in rough terrain
  • Willing to work primarily at night
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, random drug screenings, and background investigation
  • Good communication skills
  • Have positive attitude
  • Able to live and work well with others

*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, technicians that have the rabies pre-exposure vaccination will start at a higher pay rate.

These are temporary field positions requiring long hours. Technicians may work on a single project or travel extensively throughout the Eastern United States depending on Copperhead needs.

This is a field-oriented position and thus has incumbent dangers including but not limited to: bat bites (assuming current rabies vaccination), bug bites (i.e. mosquitos, ticks, chiggers), stream crossing and waterway work, heat and water stress, exposure to poison ivy/oak/sumac, and hiking rugged terrain for extended periods.

Copperhead offers competitive wages and covers room/board and transportation while in the field. Positions could be extended for compatible and available personnele required.

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


Habitat Restoration Technician

Employment Status: Temporary; Full Time – Avg. 40 hours per week

FLSA Status: Non-exempt – hourly

Term: May through August 2019, preferably through November 2019, potentially through the end of the year


This position will conduct habitat management operations including timber stand improvement (TSI), and herbicide application of non-native invasive plant species. TSI is conducted to improve foraging and maternity habitat for forest dwelling bats, remove invasive species, and release crop trees to increase regeneration of desirable tree species. The position requires strong summer and winter tree identification skills, invasive herbaceous plant identification skills, knowledge and experience in TSI operations, and herbicide application. The position requires that the individual be, or become, a state certified pesticide applicator. Treatments will be conducted via chemical and mechanical means.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Work as part of a team conducting TSI in hardwood stands.
  • Work as part of a team to spray herbicide on invasive herbaceous species.
  • Apply pesticides by direct injection, basal, and foliar methods.
  • Use pesticides according to the manufacture’s label.
  • Conduct TSI using mechanical methods, to include limited chainsaw use for girdling and felling.
  • Follow detailed instructions to complete required tasks.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.
  • May work under close supervision or infrequent supervision.
  • Other duties may include assisting with fish stocking, timber marking, timber sale layout, the operation of farm tractors with various implements for wildlife habitat improvement projects, and prescribed burning.


Working Conditions/Physical Effort

Position will require working in variable weather conditions on rough, rocky, uneven terrain at remote locations under physically demanding circumstances. Position may also require:

  • Considerable physical exertion including the ability to lift objects up to 40 pounds
  • Require long hours in isolated settings
  • Require ability to work varying and flexible work schedules, i.e., through weekends

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics:

Knowledge and experience: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in forestry, wildlife management, or related science is preferred. Previous similar work experience may be substituted for the education. Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems; knowledge of forest and wildlife management techniques preferred but not required; and the ability to identify trees and plants by species is required.

Personal characteristics: Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.

Technology and software: Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g., manual and powered sprayers, chainsaws, GPS units, all-terrain vehicles, and 4- wheel drive vehicles).

Physical: Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Ability to maintain a Kentucky Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s License. Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.

*Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening, random drug screenings , and background investigation.

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




October 2018

Environmental Scientist

Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking an Environmental Scientist who will perform fieldwork for ecological surveys including those for endangered species, wetlands, and stream surveys. Candidate must also be willing to learn other aspects of environmental consulting such as permit preparation. Candidate would become part of a diverse team of enthusiastic environmental professionals, willing to take on a variety of challenging tasks, and work with multiple office leaders to work towards company and office goals. Position would be located in our Pennsylvania office area.



  • Perform field surveys for Threatened & Endangered species.
  • Assist with jurisdictional wetland surveys and other waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).
  • Perform plant identifications, soil analysis and identify hydrological characteristics.
  • Prepare reports summarizing field findings.
  • Perform GPS location survey of species habitat, wetland delineation, waters assessments.
  • Assist in the preparation of permit applications.
  • Provide business development efforts to expand client base.
  • Learn other aspects of environmental consulting.
  • Qualifications and Skills:

    • Minimum 6 months to 1 year of environmental consulting experience.
    • B.S. degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Botany, or related field.
    • Strong technical writing, organization, and time management skills.
    • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekend shifts, and potentially for extended periods of time.
    • Excellent attention to detail, team oriented, and flexible.
    • Additional preferable skills included:

      • Knowledge of wetlands, plant identification, and aquatic resources.
      • Knowledgeable of applicable and relevant local, state, and federal regulations including the Clean Water Act (sections 401/404), Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.
      • Completion of a wetland delineation course in line with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program or Wetland Delineator/Delineation Certificate from an accredited organization.
      • Experience conducting field surveys for federal or state listed species.
      • Proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS) and Trimble GPS units.
      • Certification as a Wetland Professional In-Training by the Society of Wetlands Scientists.
      • Typical Schedule:

      This is a temporary position that may lead to a full time salaried position. Travel will be required for fieldwork, conferences, and industry events.


      Compensation is negotiable based on experience.


      If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and cover letter listing at least 3 references to: Geri Price at  gprice@copperheadconsulting.com.