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Environmental Restoration Planners - 19-2041.02

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Coastal and Estuary Specialist
  • Fisheries Habitat Restoration Specialist
  • Habitat Restoration Specialist
  • Marine Habitat Resources Specialist
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Watershed Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Apply for permits required for the implementation of environmental remediation projects.
  • Collect and analyze data to determine environmental conditions and restoration needs.
  • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.
  • Conduct environmental impact studies to examine the ecological effects of pollutants, disease, human activities, nature, and climate change.
  • Conduct feasibility and cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects.
  • Conduct site assessments to certify a habitat or to ascertain environmental damage or restoration needs.
  • Create diagrams to communicate environmental remediation planning, using geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), or other mapping or diagramming software.
  • Create environmental models or simulations, using geographic information system (GIS) data and knowledge of particular ecosystems or ecological regions.
  • Create habitat management or restoration plans, such as native tree restoration and weed control.
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to maintain or restore environmental conditions.
  • Develop environmental management or restoration plans for sites with power transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, fuel refineries, geothermal plants, wind farms, or solar farms.
  • Develop environmental restoration project schedules and budgets.
  • Develop natural resource management plans, using knowledge of environmental planning or state and federal environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Identify environmental mitigation alternatives, ensuring compliance with applicable standards, laws, or regulations.
  • Identify short- and long-term impacts of environmental remediation activities.
  • Inspect active remediation sites to ensure compliance with environmental or safety policies, standards, or regulations.
  • Notify regulatory or permitting agencies of deviations from implemented remediation plans.
  • Plan environmental restoration projects, using biological databases, environmental strategies, and planning software.
  • Plan or supervise environmental studies to achieve compliance with environmental regulations in construction, modification, operation, acquisition, or divestiture of facilities such as power plants.
  • Provide technical direction on environmental planning to energy engineers, biologists, geologists, or other professionals working to develop restoration plans or strategies.
  • Review existing environmental remediation designs.
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
  • Write grants to obtain funding for restoration projects.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others about environmental management or conservation.
  • Advise others about land management or conservation.
  • Analyze environmental data.
  • Assess compliance with environmental laws.
  • Collect environmental data or samples.
  • Communicate results of environmental research.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Create images or other visual displays.
  • Develop mathematical models of environmental conditions.
  • Develop plans to manage natural or renewable resources.
  • Direct natural resources management or conservation programs.
  • Identify sustainable business practices.
  • Inspect condition of natural environments.
  • Plan environmental research.
  • Plan natural resources conservation or restoration programs.
  • Prepare documentation for permits or licenses.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities.
  • Research impacts of environmental conservation initiatives.
  • Review environmental permits, plans, or reports.
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
  • Write grant proposals.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Bioenvironmental Engineering (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Environmental Engineering Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Environmental Science and Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Safety Specialist Engineer (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Marine Safety Specialist Response (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Supervisor, Reclamation