As a full-service mitigation service provider, Mitigation Resources of North America, LLC (MRNA) restores, establishes and enhances wetlands, streams and other aquatic resources to offset environmental impacts during project development activities. We brought together experienced professionals who understand projects with large demands for environmental offsets, as well as the accompanying financial impacts. We focus on customer service, developing long-term partnerships designed to provide cost-effective, tailored solutions for our customers. Our award-winning expertise in ecological restoration and core values in environmental stewardship provide us a solid foundation for a sustainable future.
Established in 2016, we have wetland and stream mitigation projects in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, with an aggressive growth plan to extend into other states and other environmental offset markets in the Southeast. As a subsidiary of a large publicly traded company, we are afforded the financial and governance expertise needed to support MRNA’s steady growth in the environmental offset markets.
The desired candidate’s primary responsibilities include performing all aspects of permitting, implementation, and monitoring of wetland, stream, threatened and endangered species, and nutrient mitigation projects. Activities include feasibility analysis of mitigation sites, aiding project design, and working with federal, state and local agencies. Additional duties would include budget development and management, database development and analysis, technical reports, and attending site visits. Field work will be required and may include aiding with various field surveys, wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, and oversight of consulting specialists.
- Draft reports and mapping for preparation of permits, mitigation site plans, comment response documents, and other regulatory deliverables
- Track permit schedules, restoration milestones, and reporting requirements
- Field support with site coordinators for data collection and submittal of technical reports
- Coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies to obtain project permits and approvals, including rare, threatened, and endangered species and cultural clearances
- Assist in developing new projects in emerging environmental offset markets
- BA/BS in Biology, Environmental Science, Geology, Hydrology, Ecology, Botany or similar science
- 5+ years of direct work experience in developing any of the following: Mitigation Banking Instruments, Permittee-Responsible Mitigation Plans, and Nation-Wide Permits, which includes, but is not limited to site assessments (desktop and field), impact analysis, credit yield determination, and project design
- Good teamwork skills, self-motivation, and excellent communication skills are required
- Strong organizational, time management, attention to detail, and analytical skills
- Positive attitude and team-centered approach to problem solving
- Ability to travel to sites as needed
- Advanced understanding of restoration design principles, approaches, supporting technical information, and engineering design plans
- Competency in wetland delineation and mapping, along with a strong understanding of wetland and stream assessment methods
- Experience permitting wetland and stream mitigation projects in multiple Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Experience permitting threatened and endangered species mitigation projects in multiple Regions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Experience with Rosgen Stream Classification and Design
- Advanced understanding and experience with relevant environmental regulations and permits/approvals (e.g. CWA 404/401, NWP/IP, NPDES, ESA)
- Strong record of developing positive relationships with regulatory agency personnel
- Proficient in ArcGIS and Google Earth, including a working knowledge of AutoCAD
You must meet at least the specific minimum requirements listed above to be considered a qualified applicant.
Job Type: Full-time
- Mitigation banking instruments: 5 years (Preferred)