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Environmental Scientist/Planner

Location:
St. Pete Beach, FL
Posted:
March 21, 2020

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Robert D. Knable, PWS

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St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Phone: 941-***-****

rxfe0b@r.postjobfree.com

Leadership • Management • Project Management • Wetland Science • Spatial Ecology • NEPA • Climate Change Adaptation Planning • Permitting • Biological Assessments • Expert Witness Environmental Restoration • Land Use Planning • Natural Resources • Conflict Resolution

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Over 29 years of experience in the environmental field providing technical assistance to public and private sector clients in the areas of environmental, natural resources, land use, permitting, and educational outreach. Expertise includes preparing wetland delineations, mitigation plans, NEPA documents, biological assessments, habitat assessments, water quality monitoring plans, watershed plans, and critical areas reviews, phase 1 site assessments, natural resource and land use plans, site selection, and ESA, CWA compliance and permitting.

EDUCATION

Louisiana State University – Shreveport, LA

MBA / Project Management (In progress anticipated graduation 2021)

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

MS / Geography (Natural Resources) 1989

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

BA / Environmental Geography/ Area Certificate in Environmental Studies 1986

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Earth Systems Science, St. Pete Beach, FL (March 2020 – Present)

Owner Sr. Sr. Consultant

Daily operations, project management, prepared proposals and bids for projects; developed work plans and client relations for both the public and private sectors.

Provide Environmental and Land Use Planning Services.

Prepared environmental reports to support permits for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations (NEPA, SEPA, BA, and Clean Water Act).

Providing Technical Editing and Review of Documents.

Manatee County Building and Development Services, Bradenton, FL (Oct 2017 – March 2020)

Manager Environmental Planning Division

In charge of daily operations and managing staff.

Oversee review of development projects.

Review and research codes and policy.

Provide expert testimony for Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and Hearings Officer.

ProSource Technologies, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (Nov 2015 – Present)

Sr. Scientist On Call Services

Environmental review and wetland delineation for natural gas pipeline.

Prepared environmental reports to support permits for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations (NEPA, SEPA, BA, and Clean Water Act).

Providing Technical Editing and Review of Documents.

Pace Engineering, Inc., Kirkland, WA (Nov 2015 – Present)

Sr. Scientist On Call Services

Environmental review and wetland delineations.

Prepared environmental reports to support permits for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations (NEPA, SEPA, BA, and Clean Water Act).

Providing Technical Editing and Review of Documents.

Earth Systems Science, Clearwater, FL (May 1998 – Oct 2017)

President, Senior Environmental Scientist

Daily operations, project management, prepared proposals and bids for projects; developed work plans and client relations for both the public and private sectors.

Prepared natural resource inventories, wetland delineations, riparian assessments, raptor surveys, rare plant surveys, baseline studies, mitigation plans, water quality monitoring, watershed planning, and environmental assessments and permitting.

Prepared EIS, EA, BA, and wetland and environmental studies on both large and small projects.

Siem Reap International School, Siem Reap, CAM, (Dec 2016 – July 2017)

Part-Time Business Teacher

Teaching the Cambridge IGCSE international education curriculum.

Prepared and delivered lectures to high school students grades 9, 10, 11, and 13 on Business Studies.

Louis Berger, Portland, OR (Jun 2013 – Oct 2015)

Senior Environmental Scientist

In charge of daily operations and business development in the Portland office.

Prepared technical and research reports such as environmental impact statements (EIS), wetland delineations, phase 1 site assessments and reports.

Prepared environmental permits for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations (NEPA, BA, and Clean Water Act).

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN, (May 2012 – Aug 2013)

Adjunct Geography Instructor

Prepared and delivered lectures to undergraduate students on topics such as urbanization, environmental systems, physical, human and cultural geography.

CH2M through HKA Enterprises, Inc. Sub-contractor, Apr 2012 – Oct 2012

Sr. Scientist

Conducted wetland and riparian habitat survey assessments gathered baseline information for William's Pipeline ROW project in Washington State.

Huffman and Carpenter, Inc. Sub-contractor, 2009 – 2011

Sr. Scientist

Prepared EIS, EA, BA, phase 1 site assessments and wetland and environmental studies on both large and small projects.

Prepare supporting documents and permit material for compliance with the clean water act.

SCI Engineering Inc. Sub-Contracting Biological/Wetland Team Lead, 2008 – 2009

Team lead conducted riparian, wetlands, and habitat assessments for the KXL pipeline and Bison Pipeline projects on Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.

City of Seattle, Planning & Development, Seattle, WA (2002 – 2008) Senior Environmental Analyst/Wetland Ecologist

Skagit County Planning & Permit Center, Mt Vernon, WA (1991 –1998) Senior Environmental Planner

Jones & Stokes Associates, Inc., Bellevue, WA (1990 –1991) Environmental Specialist

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

The National Society of Leadership and Success

Society of Wetland Scientists

Association of State Wetland Managers

Association of Environmental Professionals

CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Wetland Scientist - Society of Wetland Scientists

WSDOT Qualified Biological Assessment Preparation Author: Senior Writer Status

Certified Environmental Inspector - EAA

Certified Environmental Manager - EAA



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