Open Position – Environmental Consultant 3

The Tennessee Division of Natural Areas’ Natural Heritage Program has an open position for a Natural Heritage Biodiversity Data Manager & Spatial Ecologist.

TDEC-Environmental Consultant 3 – 04152020-8111

Natural Heritage Biodiversity Data Manager & Spatial Ecologist

Division of Natural Areas

Annual Salary Range: $59,676 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ $95,460

37.5 hours per Week

Position Located in Nashville, Tennessee

Summary, Distinguishing Features, Duties and Essential Functions

The TDEC-Environmental Consultant 3 will serve as a Natural Heritage Program Data

Manager and Spatial Ecologist. This position assists with the divisionÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s efforts to support

rare species and conservation data management and review projects for impacts to rare

species and exemplary natural communities. This position may also aid division biologists

with information requests, spatial analysis and field assessments for rare species and

natural communities. The successful candidate will be supervised by the program

manager. This position is a preferred services position and may require overnight travel.


Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Familiarity with conservation issues and ecological concepts of the region

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Ability to communicate and work with a variety of conservation partners

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Ability to write technical reports and correspondence

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience with rare species databases including ESRI ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro or

ArcGIS Online

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience producing maps and contributing to GIS projects including geospatial

analysis methods and applications

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience creating, editing, managing, and publishing GIS feature data in a

geodatabase environment and on the cloud

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience conducting environmental reviews

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience with database design and management including Oracle and SQL

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Excellent attention to detail and ability to organize complex projects, data, files and


Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Working knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related environmental or

conservation laws

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Ability to conduct field work and site assessments sometimes in difficult terrain

including the ability to meet moderate physical standards of wildland / prescribed fire

certification preferred

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience with statistical methods and the display analytical results

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a

bachelor’s degree in environmental science, physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry,

geology, meteorology), ecology, sustainability or applied science in sustainability, life

sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology, health physics or biophysics), environmental health,

pre-medicine, engineering or other acceptable science or natural resource related field and

five years of full-time professional environmental program, natural resource conservation

work or full-time professional work that involved ensuring compliance with radiation safety

standards and/or regulations.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework in environmental

science, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, physics, ecology, sustainability, applied

science in sustainability, or other acceptable science or natural resource related field may

be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two

years (24 semester hours is equivalent to one year). – See more at:



The position opens on April 15, 2020 and closes on April 28, 2020. During this period,

candidates must complete an online state application for the TDEC-ENV CONSULTANT 3 –

04152020-8111 position via the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website at Candidates who meet the minimum

qualifications will then receive supplementary questions to answer within five business

days. Interested candidates should send a resume and writing example to