Environmental Scientist I

Lakeland, FL +2

Area of Interest: Natural and Cultural Resources

Position Type: Regular Part-Time

RK&K is seeking a part-time Environmental Scientist I to join our Natural Resources Team in Tampa, Lakeland, or Orlando. As an RK&K environmental scientist you will be actively involved in a diversity of wetland/stream assessment projects, protected species surveys (including plants, birds, and reptiles), environmental permitting, habitat assessments, and other natural resource projects.



  • Conduct/assist in wetland and stream delineations, protected species surveys and habitat assessment, and other natural resource inventories
  • Prepare documents and natural resource reports
  • Interact with clients and regulatory agencies
  • Collaborate with other environmental professionals and engineers
  • Conduct aquatic surveys in-water with wetsuit, water safety gear, etc.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or equivalent· 
  • Team-oriented
  • Ability to work in physically challenging outdoor settings 
  • Adept at juggling multiple tasks
  • Excellent at written and verbal communication
  • Motivated to find creative solutions to environmental problems
  • Experience with GIS (ArcPRO)

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Candidates with internship and/or other directly related work experience highly preferred
  • Plant identification, wetland delineation training, ecological monitoring, construction monitoring, CADD, and GIS experience is a plus.
  • Experience with species/habitat surveys
  • CPR/First Aid training

What We Offer:

RK&K offers excellent potential for career advancement and professional growth. We also offer attractive compensation packages commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off
  • Hybrid work (home and office)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellness programs and employee resource groups
  • Career Development
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Much Much more!

Why RK&K?

As a full-service engineering and construction management firm, RK&K gives you the opportunity to directly impact the communities in which we live and work. What sets RK&K apart is an award-winning culture that has fostered a spirit of collaboration and trust for over 100 years. To its clients, the firm delivers concepts, processes, and outcomes that are designed for success. RK&K has earned its reputation as a trusted partner, responsive employer, and community steward.

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