Ecosystem Restoration Specialist

GreenVest, LLC Published: January 16, 2018
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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GreenVest, LLC is an environmental development and consulting firm, specializing in:

  • Ecological restoration
  • Mitigation services, and
  • Sustainable land planning.

We align financial goals with sustainable solutions to develop meaningful projects that have a positive impact on future generations.

GreenVest, LLC performs as both a principal on our mitigation/conservation bank projects and as a highly specialized service provider to our clients. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with additional offices in Edison, New Jersey and Raleigh, North Carolina, we are a state and federally certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), mitigation banking & ecological consulting firm with over 24 years of experience in developing restoration projects and mitigation banks in the mid-Atlantic region. 

GreenVest provides a full array of ecological, biological, land, and green infrastructure planning with a focus on durability and resiliency. At its core, GreenVest navigates all the economic, real-estate, construction, legal, construction management and regulatory compliance issues that must be resolved to complete a successful ecological restoration project. Helping our clients achieve their programmatic goals efficiently and effectively is our priority.

Position Overview

GreenVest seeks a full-time, project level, Ecosystem Restoration Specialist to be based out of our Annapolis, Maryland office. We are looking for an energetic candidate with experience in aquatic ecosystem restoration with an emphasis on stream ecology, fluvial geomorphology, stream functional assessment and/or aquatic system ecology (wetlands, lakes, streams, etc.), compensatory mitigation, field ecology and/or ecosystem restoration design.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Minimum Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources, Environmental Science, Ecology, Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • Successful candidates will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of experience with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, passion for and devotion to the ecosystem restoration profession.  
  • Direct ecosystem restoration experience with a focus on aquatic and/or riverine systems.
  • Experience in restoration ecology, fluvial geomorphology, stream and/or aquatic ecology including stream functions and functional assessment and the practical application of hydrologic and hydraulic theory.
  • Experience in field data collection and sampling techniques including ecological inventories, monitoring well and stream gauge installation, automated data logger operation/installation, GPS based sampling, and data collection and reduction.
  • Ability to work in outdoor settings is mandatory.
  • Effective communication, organizational, research and technical writing skills with high standards of quality are required.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Practical experience in identifying, planning, designing, and/or constructing aquatic ecosystem and stream restoration projects (strong preference for Maryland experience).
  • Knowledge of local, state, federal regulations related to ecosystem restoration, Section 404 based mitigation and/or TMDL/MS4 compliance (Maryland or Chesapeake Bay State experience strongly preferred).
  • Practical application of stream and/or wetland functional assessment models preferred.
  • Geomorphology training (e.g., Rosgen Level 1-4, Maryland Stream Restoration Training, or other relevant coursework or training) preferred.
  • Practical experience in conducting annual monitoring of stream and/or wetland restoration projects including data collection, data reduction and report preparation preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and approach to development of green infrastructure and/or stormwater best management (BMP) practices or projects.
  • Ecosystem restoration construction oversight, including: construction quality control, and soil erosion and sediment control inspection and compliance.


  • Must be able to work in team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction on multiple projects, at times concurrently.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, and be devoted to the ecosystem restoration profession. 
  • Desirable software skills include Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, MS Project, ArcMap and basic AutoCAD.      

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and skills. Details of the GreenVest benefits package will be shared with qualified candidates and all inquiries will be handled confidentially. 

To Apply

If interested, please click "Apply" below to submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample.

~ GreenVest is an equal opportunity employer ~

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