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Environmental Restoration Planners

Also called: Coastal and Estuary Specialist, Executive Director, Project Manager, Watershed Coordinator

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to maintain or restore environmental conditions.
  • Plan environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • biology
  • geography
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • HEC-RAS
  • IWR-PLAN
Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • ESRI ArcMap
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$65,090
per year, on average
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