Careers in the Plant Sciences

Wetland Ecologist

Midwest Natural Resources - St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Position Title: Wetland Ecologist
Position Type: Permanent Position
Application Review Begins: Friday, January 26, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, July 05, 2024
Institution: Midwest Natural Resources
Department/Division: Environmental Consulting
Field (e.g., systematics): Field Services focused in plant ecology
City: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
General Information: Midwest Natural Resources (MNR) is a natural resources consulting company focused on
providing ecological field services. We serve a wide variety of clients including federal, state, and
local agencies, private-sector industries, as well as non-profit organizations. We work throughout
the Upper Midwest and in a wide diversity of ecological systems, from intact prairie remnants to
expansive wetland complexes, to the great Northwoods. Our team comprises highly skilled
botanists, wetland ecologists, wildlife biologists, and land management specialists.

MNR is seeking applicants for a full-time wetland ecologist based out of our St. Paul office. This
position will support projects that may include wetland delineations, wetland community mapping
and condition assessments, post-construction wetland restoration monitoring, as well as
hydrology monitoring for restoration projects.

This position is field-based and will include projects within the Twin Cities metro area, as well as
extensive travel throughout greater Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for extended periods of
time throughout the growing season (depending on project needs), with all expenses paid by the
company. Staff work in teams of two when travel is involved. We desire highly motivated individuals with good communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a team setting. Our ideal candidate is a well-rounded wetland ecologist with
previous field experience and the flexibility to conduct a wide range of natural resource fieldwork.
Qualifications/Requirements: Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Biology, Botany, Ecology, Soil Science, Wetlands, etc.)
At least 2 years of experience conducting wetland delineations following the USACE Delineation Manual
Ability to identify regional flora in a field setting
Coursework in plant taxonomy, botany, and ecology
Knowledge of soils, hydrology, plant identification, and community classification procedures
Working knowledge of Esri software such as ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro and Field Maps
Valid driver’s license and good driving record
Ability to travel for extended periods of time

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in a relevant field (Biology, Ecology, Botany, Wetlands, Soil Science, Conservation, etc.)
Minnesota Wetland Professional Certification
Experience with state and federal wetland permitting and/or mitigation banking
Experience collecting and analyzing hydrology data
Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS and/or QGIS
Strong background and knowledge in soil science
Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:
Onsite delineation and documentation of wetlands across a wide variety of landscapes following the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and appropriate Regional Supplements
Collect, organize, and submit field-collected data on tablets and GPS devices
Data review and QAQC
Production of technical reports
Correspondence with clients and regulatory agencies
Ability to assist on non-wetland related projects
Ability to work extended hours, including weekends and extended travel away from home
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Pay/Benefits:
Pay range is $62-75K as a base salary, dependent upon qualifications and experience
Stipend for field gear
Full medical and dental insurance
Monthly HSA contribution for eligible employees 401K retirement plan with an employer match of up to 5%
Opportunity for bonus compensation

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, a list of applicable coursework, and three
professional references. The cover letter must address how the applicant meets the qualifications and job requirements. Email the application to with the subject line “Wetland Ecologist Position”.

This job posting will be open until the positions are filled.
For more information about our work, please visit our website at
Compensation Range: $62-75K
Contact Name: Midwest Natural Resources,