Environmental Restoration Planners
SOC: 19-2041.02

Description:

Collaborate with field and biology staff to oversee the implementation of restoration projects and to develop new products. Process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies for restoration, monitoring or management.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
94,600 employed

Projected (2024):
104,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Coastal and Estuary Specialist
  • Conservation Planner
  • Director
  • Director, Forest Restoration Institute
  • Director, River Restoration
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Planning Engineer
  • Environmental Restoration Planner
  • Environmental Restoration Program Manager (ERP Manager)
  • Executive Director
  • Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Endangered Species Conservation and Recovery
  • Fisheries Habitat Restoration Specialist
  • Habitat Conservation Planner
  • Marine Habitat Resource Specialist
  • Planning Manager
  • Program Manager, Environmental Planning
  • Project Manager
  • Watershed Coordinator


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Notify regulatory or permitting agencies of deviations from implemented remediation plans.
  • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to maintain or restore environmental conditions.
  • Create diagrams to communicate environmental remediation planning using geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), or other mapping or diagramming software.
  • Apply for permits required for the implementation of environmental remediation projects.
  • Review existing environmental remediation designs.
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
  • Provide technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies.
  • Plan or supervise environmental studies to achieve compliance with environmental regulations in construction, modification, operation, acquisition, or divestiture of facilities such as power plants.
  • Inspect active remediation sites to ensure compliance with environmental or safety policies, standards, or regulations.
  • Plan environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software.
  • Identify short- and long-term impacts of environmental remediation activities.
  • Identify environmental mitigation alternatives, ensuring compliance with applicable standards, laws, or regulations.
  • Create environmental models or simulations, using geographic information system (GIS) data and knowledge of particular ecosystems or ecological regions.
  • Conduct feasibility and cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects.
  • Conduct environmental impact studies to examine the ecological effects of pollutants, disease, human activities, nature, and climate change.
  • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.
  • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.
  • Develop natural resource management plans, using knowledge of environmental planning or state and federal environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Develop environmental management or restoration plans for sites with power transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, fuel refineries, geothermal plants, wind farms, or solar farms.
  • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.
  • Conduct site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Global positioning system GPS receivers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Email software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • ESRI ArcMap
  • Global positioning system GPS software
  • HEC-RAS
  • IWR-PLAN
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Web browser software


  • life physical and social science


    industry stats

    SOC: 19-0000

    Total Employed: 1,146,110

    Average Annual Salary: $71,220