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The Mosaic Company Ecologist Lead in Lithia, Florida

Are you our next Ecologist Lead?

The Ecologist Lead position will serve as the key point of contact in managing the day-to-day workflow and coordinating projects cross-functionally with the Ecology team while providing support and expert knowledge for mining permits, permit modifications and regulatory approvals to meet business objectives. Additional responsibilities will include providing technical expertise in various biological and ecological assessments required by mining permits and providing biological expertise, problem solving, and technical assistance for permitting projects. The Ecologist Lead will be expected to interact and meet with regulatory agencies in support of mine permitting efforts and present materials at public hearings

What will you do?

  • Serve as the key point of contact on ecology matters for the company and coordinates all high profile wildlife ecology projects, which may include providing direction to or supervising other internal and external ecologists. Provide support and expert knowledge to mine permitting staff and reclamation ecologists relating to the various ecological aspects required for permit approvals and compliance. Work across business functions to inform and advise on required environmental approvals and compliance requirements that effect business objectives. Implement and monitor wildlife management programs that support the beneficial use of reclaimed and restored habitat.

  • Assists in Federal 404 and State ERP permit application preparation and submission. Prepare and submit all required permit applications for state and federally protected wildlife species. Communicate with regulatory agencies and attends/presents at public hearings as necessary.

  • Monitors pre and post mining habitats in support of or in compliance with permit requirements. Researches new and keeps current on the rules and requirements of each regulatory agency regarding biological and ecological environments and concerns to facilitate permit processing and expedite completion.

  • Prepare reports as required by county, state and federal agencies.

  • Miscellaneous permitting duties.

What do you need for this role?

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Chemistry, Environmental, Biology, or Geology preferred

  • 10+ years of experience with biological and ecological assessments for mine and/or development permits and regulatory approvals.

  • Prior Experience in permit negotiations

  • Experience representing Mosaic or similarly sized interests/entity with external parties to include regulators, conservation organizations, elected officials, and community members

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills, including excellent presentation skills

  • Extensive public speaking experience and skill

  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and relationship-building skills

  • Must have the ability to coach, influence and develop employees at all levels

  • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization

  • Strong decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent business acumen

  • Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment and work under pressure

  • Ability to resolve complex issues and handle multiple priorities

  • Ability to anticipate and assess large-scale internal and external issues that may impact the business in the long-term and takes proactive action to mitigate risks

Mosaic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status.

Mosaic participates in the US E-Verify program.

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

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The Mosaic Company

The Mosaic Company is the world's leading integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. We employ more than 15,000 people in six countries and participate in every aspect of crop nutrition development.

We conduct our work with integrity and excellence, and we strive to be a thoughtful neighbor in each of our operating communities. We use our financial resources, expertise and innovative spirit to demonstrate our shared commitment to good corporate citizenship.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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At Mosaic, we believe success comes when we make smart choices about our stewardship of the environment, how we engage our people, and the way we manage our resources. We’re committed to maintaining a safe, healthy and respectful work environment for our workforce. And we’re dedicated to ensuring Mosaic is a place where people are proud to work and grow.

Mosaic is always looking for bright, passionate individuals who are motivated by our purpose, and who want to build their careers with a global leader in agriculture. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as meaningful career development opportunities.