Entry-level Biologist - #689711

GEI Consultants Inc

Date: 4 days ago

City: Lansing, Michigan

Salary: $50,000 - $54,000 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Hello. We are GEI.

Some of the world s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.

We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients most complex challenges.

With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.

Employee-owned. Employee-focused.

As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more. Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs – we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded – which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEI s career site here.

Your role at GEI.

Job Description

The Lansing, Michigan office of GEI is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our growing fill and support projects involving a broad range of ecological-related services. The ideal candidate will be willing to work more than 40 hours a week during the summer field season (and sometimes outside of the field season) and be comfortable working in a variety of field and office conditions. The position will be overtime pay eligible.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support of fieldwork efforts including, but not limited to:

    • Biological assessments such as freshwater mussel surveys, fish and benthic macroinvertebrate surveys, and protected species surveys.

    • Water quality-related assessments in support of contaminant and nutrient studies.

    • Ecological restoration projects.

  • A typical work day consists of 8-12-hour days and may include irregular hours (early start times) in excess of 40 per week.

  • Work may be performed in hot/cold conditions in remote locations.

  • Literature searches and review.

  • Collecting field data, data summary/analysis, report writing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) to five (5) years of experience in conducting aquatic biology surveys, wetland delineations, environmental permitting and/or similar activities.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience conducting freshwater mussel surveys.

  • The ability to identify freshwater mussels found in Michigan.

  • Bachelors or higher degree in biological sciences, environmental sciences, or a related field.

  • Excellent organization and communication skills and experience working independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience conducting field surveys in the region and completing associated documentation.

  • Strong writing skills, including experience writing biological technical studies.

  • Literature search and review experience.

  • Working knowledge of relevant environmental statutes and regulations (e.g., Michigan Part 365 Endangered Species Protection) and associated permits.

  • Experience with conducting surveys and monitoring for listed species such as threatened and/or endangered freshwater mussels and herpetofauna is preferred.

  • Scuba-diving certification is preferred.

  • A clean DMV record and compliance with company safety protocols and procedures are required.

  • Occasional overnight travel is required.

GEI s Total Rewards Package Includes

  • Market-Competitive Compensation, including Eligibility for an Annual Performance Bonus

  • Pay Range For This Position: $50,000 - $54,000/year

  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and More

  • Well-Being Program and Paid Parental Leave

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Hybrid Work Schedules and Home Office and Cell Phone Stipends

  • GEI University (GEIU) with Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

  • Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement

  • Support and Financial Rewards for Publication Awards, Professional Dues, and Professional Licenses

  • Paid Holidays and Generous Paid Time Off Program

  • Rewards and Recognition

  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)

  • Opportunity to be an Owner and Shareholder (Learn more here)

  • A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • And More…

Physical Job Requirements






Activity Level Throughout Workday

Physical Activity Requirements


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(33-66% of day)


(67-100% of day)

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(0-30 lbs)

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(0-10 lbs)

Carrying objects

(6-8 hrs)


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(3-5 hrs)

Reaching forward

(1-3 hrs)

Reaching overhead

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(2-4 hrs)

Wrist position deviation

(1-2 hrs)

Pinching/fine motor skills

(2-3 hrs)

Keyboard use/repetitive motion

(1-2 hrs)

Taste or smell (taste=never)

(1-2 hrs)

Talk or hear

(6-8 hrs)

Accurate 20/40

Very Accurate 20/20

Not Applicable

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Far Vision




Not Applicable

Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)


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Environmental Requirements

Occupational Exposure Risk Potential

Reasonably Anticipated

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Airborne communicable diseases


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GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans.

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