Senior Wetland Scientist

This is your chance to join our growing team of wetland scientists!! Confluence Consulting Inc. has four wetland scientists, one of the largest wetland teams in the Rocky Mountain west, and are currently seeking an energetic, ambitious, technically capable, and outdoor fun-loving Sr. Wetland Scientist to join our team in Bozeman, Montana – dog lovers encouraged!! Confluence is an industry leader in the study, design and management of aquatic and natural resources. For the past 25 years we have provided services to government agencies, private landowners, non-profits, and A&E firms nationwide. Our multidisciplinary team of natural resource professionals develops innovative, effective, and streamlined solutions for any aquatic resource problem. The Sr. Wetland Scientist position is a permanent, salaried, full-time position.

Confluence maintains a fun and positive work environment in scenic Bozeman, MT. This position will be supervised by Rich McEldowney, PWS, Confluence’s Wetland Group Lead.

Your strengths should include:

  • wetland science in the inter-mountain western U.S.;
  • independent field work in all types of field conditions often in remote locations, throughout Montana, Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain West and northern Great Plains;
  • supervision/mentorship of mid-level wetland scientists and field technicians;
  • strong oral and written communication skills;
  • attention to detail.

What you can expect in the role as a Sr. Wetland Scientist at Confluence:

  • Hands on restoration of wetland and stream ecosystems; including design, planting plans, and construction oversight;
  • Close collaboration with our team of wetland scientists and engineers to accomplish projects for our client;
  • Working directly with private landowners, government agencies, and non-profits to help them realize their mitigation, monitoring, and habitat restoration/ enhancement goals;
  • Monitoring of wetland mitigation sites throughout Montana;
  • Completing wetland delineations and wetland functional assessments;
  • Involvement with environmental permitting, including but not limited to obtaining Clean Water Act Section 404 permits, 310 permits from Conservation Districts, 318 turbidity waivers and 401 certifications from the Montana DEQ, City development permits, among others;
  • Vegetation surveys, including monitoring transects, habitat typing and mapping, special status plant surveys, and noxious weed mapping;
  • Wildlife surveys and raptor nest surveys;
  • Utilizing collected data and online data to generate maps using ArcMap;
  • Writing reports and technical memorandums;
You’ll receive:
  • Positive, flexible, dog-friendly work environment in a spacious, well-lighted office;
  • Company profit sharing bonus;
  • Competitive salary ($75k-$85k) and benefits, including 401(k) retirement plan, health insurance, contributions to a health savings account, paid holidays, and paid leave;
  • Opportunities for professional trainings to develop your skills and earn or maintain certifications (e.g., Professional Westland Scientist).
You should be able to demonstrate the following:
  • 5-10 years’ field experience with Rocky Mountain wetland flora;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources discipline;
  • Project management experience;
  • Wetland delineation experience;
  • Wetland monitoring experience;
  • Experience or willingness to learn ArcMap software;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member under tight deadlines;
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the Intermountain West and the U.S. and to work under challenging field conditions for extended periods of time;
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions; and
  • Very strong work ethic and an “anything it takes” attitude.


If you think you are the right person for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to