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Wetland Ecologist

Ponchartrain Conservancy
Metairie, Louisiana 70009
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Staff Position: Wetland Ecologist

Pontchartrain Conservancy

P.O. Box 6965 Metairie, LA 70009



Pontchartrain Conservancy (PC) Overview 

PC is a non-profit organization whose mission is “TO DRIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP THROUGH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND ADVOCACY.” Since its inception in 1989, PC has been driven by community action to create programs that build community while preserving and restoring the Basin for public access and enjoyment. PC was established in response to environmental concerns voiced throughout the Basin. As the public’s independent voice, PC is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire basin—a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. For more information regarding PC and its scope visit scienceforourcoast.org.


About the Position:

PC is seeking to hire a wetland plant biologist within its Coastal and Community Program (CCP) to assist in the advancement of PC’s scientific programs and mission.  CCP is made up of a diverse team of scientists with backgrounds in ecology, fisheries, geology, botany, and urban forestry.  As a staff member the applicant would be expected to assist staff and contractors on scientific projects at all stages from initial project development to data collection, analysis, interpretation and final products.  In addition, PC is a member organization of Restore the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) coalition which works to advance priority Louisiana Coastal Master Plan projects. 


Skills & Qualifications 

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, wetland ecology, or a closely related field
  • Strong experience in standards, methods and practices of ecological/biological field work
  • Strong analytical skills involving ecological/biological data
  • Self-starter with strong initiative, drive and ability to work with a high degree of autonomy 
  • Proven and effective team and project management skills 
  • Ability to handle diverse situations and field work in a professional and effective manner 
  • Attentive to details and able to meet project deadlines 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Comfortable giving oral presentations to diverse technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proven publication record would be advantageous
  • Ability to effectively work with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Experience with GIS essential
  • Field work will require the applicant to be on boats so experience on the water is highly recommended   


Interested qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume or CV to frank@scienceforourcoast.org with subject line Wetland Ecologist 2021 


Applications accepted through July 30, 2021. 


Candidates will be notified of interviews.

Posted: 2021-06-29 Expires: 2021-07-29

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Wetland Ecologist

Ponchartrain Conservancy
Metairie, Louisiana 70009

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