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Environmental Regulatory Professional

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 28, 2023
Reference Code: 19248
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Monitoring and Natural Resources Services is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Environmental Regulatory Professional! Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Idaho Falls and Site facilities with every other Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Function as a Natural Resource Scientist/Biologist to survey and characterize vegetation structure and potential habitat for sensitive plant and animal species.
  • Assist with revegetation restoration and activities, including revegetation of disturbed soils and sagebrush habitat restoration.
  • Conduct revegetation assessments and sagebrush survivorship surveys.
  • Assist with data summary and annual revegetation report preparation.
  • Collect noxious weed location data and support the Facilities & Site Services (F&SS) weed treatment group with treatment implementation.
  • Support for noxious and invasive species in providing companywide guidance to INL personnel related to noxious weeds and preparing an annual weed monitoring and treatment report.
  • Backup for review of categorical exclusion level National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for consideration of Natural Resources impacts such as vegetation, soil stabilization, nesting birds, wildlife, revegetation, and compensatory sagebrush mitigation.
  • Assist/perform vegetation and wildlife assessments/surveys for monitoring variety of species that occur within the INL Site boundaries.
  • Design surveys using appropriate methodology to collect and summarize data, and to concisely summarize the results in a technical report.
  • Cover estimates using quantitative techniques, density counts, species lists, survivorship estimates, and population size estimates.
  • Wildlife surveys include acoustic, mist-netting, hibernacula, driving transects, sage grouse lek counts, and bird nest surveys.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree of Science in Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Ecology and Conservation, Wildlife Biology, Biology, Natural Resources Management and Policy or similar degree.
  • Must have a current, valid State of Idaho driver's license.
  • Must be self-motivated and work independently.
  • Position requires exposure to heat and cold while performing field work.
  • Be comfortable in high, precarious places with exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Requires extended walking and prolonged standing, squatting, kneeling, crouching, and crawling; close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus quickly.
  • Highly organized and able to balance multiple responsibilities.
  • Able to work as a part of a team and support a variety of ecological projects.
  • Experience leading a team of interns or subcontractors, as well as working independently in remote areas.
  • Experience and familiarity with conducting remote work and backcountry travel.
  • Need to be familiar with electronic data collection and using GPS to navigate to project locations.
  • Familiarity with data management and analysis programs that handle large amounts of data such as Excel, Access, R statistical software, or other commercially available statistical packages.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Maintain knowledge of biological regulatory requirements.
  • Familiarity with NEPA.
  • Vegetation identification skills, especially in sagebrush steppe, are desirable. Experience with sagebrush obligate species.
Job Information
Salary Grade PR0100: 190 ($70,680 - $116,616)
Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.