Environmental Scientist Job Description

Environmental Scientist Job Description

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Environmental scientist provides technical guidance related to environmental regulations under CWA, CAA, RCRA (40CFR) as well as State and local regulations.;.

Environmental Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Data analyses (i.e., statistical, GIS)
Other duties include providing reviews and technical input to the development of environmental restoration sampling and investigation plans, closure documents, and other technical documents related to environmental restoration
Identification of microbial isolates
Ecological restoration design and implementation
Compliance monitoring and adaptive management
The Senior Environmental Scientist will provide technical support, write reports and plans, and participate in multi-disciplinary teams on a range of projects
Maintain the S&M database containing all inspection, monitoring, and repair records
Develop and implement work control documents to support field inspections and monitoring activities at the NNSS, TTR, and NTTR
Serve as the Navarro site supervisor during field monitoring and inspection activities
Serve as the lead author for the monthly, quarterly, and annual inspection and monitoring reports

Environmental Scientist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Environmental Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HAZWOPER, OSHA, HSE, CDPHE/EPA, FDA, CHP, CHMP, CHMM, LBP, FE

Education for Environmental Scientist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the environmental scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Science, Geology, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources, Education, Ecology, Chemistry

Skills for Environmental Scientist

Desired skills for environmental scientist include:

Environmental data collection
Data entry

Desired experience for environmental scientist includes:

Experience with the preparation of technical and cost proposals (for government or private clients)
Computer proficiency with in-depth knowledge of MS Office Suite
Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, forestry, soil sciences or a closely related discipline
Experience with conducting ecological and functional assessments, floristic surveys, and related studies and proficient with processing and interpreting data for evaluating biological impacts
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or other related science disciplines
Experience with air monitoring instrumentation and methods, specifically FTIR and other continuous emission monitoring systems, technical writing including quality assurance documents and project final reports

Environmental Scientist Examples


Environmental Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of environmental scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for environmental scientist
  • Evaluates and responds to client phone calls, e-mail and inquiries about RCRA regulations, analytical requirements, type of waste containers recommended, options for waste disposals sites
  • Hazardous waste regulatory requirements (RCRA training)
  • Manage site investigation and remediation projects for manufactured gas plant (MGP) and other large contaminated sites for which the Company has responsibility to ensure that cost-effective, protective, complaint remedies are implemented
  • Willingness to pursue self-development for career advancement
  • Ability to interpret and carry out instructions independently and in team environment
  • A commitment to our goal of Zero Harm
  • Collect project related data which may include research, interviews with government agencies and clients, map reviews, field investigations, land use, , prepare graphics and exhibits
  • May coordinate segments of a complex environmental compliance and site remediation project that involves indoor air quality issues, chemicals in soil, and chemicals in ground water
  • Under general supervision with limited review, this position is responsible for determining and developing effective approaches for resolving a wide range of challenging environmental science and regulatory compliance problems
  • Supports operations or specific projects by researching and developing effective solutions to resolve a wide range of challenging environmental science problems including, but not limited to, regulatory compliance, environmental site assessment, and environmental remediation
Qualifications for environmental scientist
  • Planning and delivering contaminated sites projects as project manager
  • Understanding ERM’s focus sectors, practices, products and services
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, forestry, soil sciences, or a related field
  • Must be a quick learner and able to grasp scientific concepts and apply them to different technical challenges
  • Must be a self-starter and motivated in producing high-quality results for clients
  • Must be able to work in field assignments, such as refineries and chemical plants

Environmental Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an environmental scientist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for environmental scientist
  • Facility Safety
  • Department of Transportation regulatory requirements (DOT training)
  • 40 hours Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (OSHA HAZWOPER training
  • Preparing wetland delineations in accordance with current regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • This person would perform occasional field review to verify compliance, overseeing trending analyses inspection results working in conjunction with the field inspectors and Siting, Permitting and Compliance Manager
  • Ensure prudent spending of our customers’ dollars in accordance with our various rate recovery agreements
  • Maintain good working relationships with the public and the local communities while working on high profile, media-sensitive projects
  • Wetland delineations and associated regulatory permitting
  • Ecological restoration and reclamation design and implementation
  • Conducts site characterizations of potential contaminated sites including soil and groundwater investigations as part of Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
Qualifications for environmental scientist
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability/willingness to travel on short-term assignments (1-5 day assignments)
  • Candidate must also be comfortable working with other team members in both the field and remote locations
  • Emphasis will be placed on candidates with strong background in water management and/or soil science
  • Experience in environmental impact assessment and approval processes
  • Adobe Lightroom experience desirable
  • BA/BS in Environmental Science, Wildlife Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Fisheries, Engineering, or related field is required

Environmental Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an environmental scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for environmental scientist
  • Gather and interpret chemical and on-chemical data and other information to be used in the preparation of scientific reports, compiles and organizes environmental data collected by others
  • Support our staff of experienced Project Managers
  • Completion of field work to include site assessments consisting of soil, groundwater and air sampling, monitor well installation, field pilot testing and Phase I and II Due Diligence Studies
  • Supporting the department on all environmental services including, Asbestos Surveys, Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs), soil and groundwater sampling, wetland surveys, and field observation documentation
  • Asbestos surveying experience and/or Phase I ESA experience is a plus
  • Lead implementation of environmental compliance management systems
  • Lead performance improvement of plant(s) at the Newark site and business for environmental compliance
  • Participate in and provide data for environmental compliance audits
  • Coordinate, implement and optimize environmental compliance programs for businesses across the Newark site
  • Perform central review of all environmental related documents and submittals to ensure consistency and compliance goals are met
Qualifications for environmental scientist
  • FWC Gopher Tortoise Agent preferred
  • Familiarity with Florida wetland ecology, wildlife ecology, and/or botany
  • Comfortable with managing a work flow that includes field work and completion of reporting tasks for multiple projects in a timely manner
  • At least 2 years relevant discipline experience
  • Knowledge of specialist software like SURFER, WINLOG, ArcGIS and groundwater modelling codes would be beneficial
  • Ability to exercise judgement and make decisions

Environmental Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an environmental scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for environmental scientist
  • Work in collaboration with regional environmental delivery to identify and keep current with local, area and regional environmental compliance requirements that are not supported by global regulatory affairs, interpret, implement and ensure full sustainable compliance with those external requirements
  • Coach, train and mentor environmental technicians and specialists
  • Must be able to coordinate and oversee permitting needs through completion of permit applications, revisions and amendments
  • Participates/leads in Root Cause Investigations for environmental-related issues
  • Participates in environmental Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Waste Water Quality Specification Audit reviews with Waste Water Treatment Plant run-plant engineer and plant contacts
  • Participates as a member of the site on-call reporting team, or acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for members of site teams within a hub
  • Participates in plant project reviews, pre-startup reviews, risk reviews, Reactive Chemicals / Process Hazard Analysis (RCPHA) reviews, as they relate to environmental matters
  • Participates in development of site specific training on environmental issues
  • Reviews and approves waste characterizations
  • Assisting in undertaking field and laboratory work such as sampling and testing
Qualifications for environmental scientist
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and trusting working relationships
  • Flexibility to undertake a range of complex tasks and to work the hours necessary to meet business objectives
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional experience, preferably within an environmental consulting role
  • Preferably professional experience in handling larger decontamination and demolition projects
  • Preferably basic HSE experience
  • CEFR C1 in English and preferably French, understanding of Italian preferred but not requested

Environmental Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of environmental scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for environmental scientist
  • Support field sampling and reporting for large environmental projects for both Private and Federal sector clients at sites across the United States
  • Completion of inventory assessments and environmental monitoring
  • Development of wildlife mitigation measures and assessment of their effectiveness
  • Preparation of technical correspondence and project reporting
  • Organizing and leading the field portion of projects including pre-field planning such as budget, safety, and equipment planning
  • Contributing to the design of environmental impact investigations
  • Conducting field testing and sampling for investigations including soil, vapour, surface water, wastewater and groundwater assessments
  • Assist in performing wetland delineations, wildlife, habitat, and vegetation field surveys and help prepare associated reports
  • Aquatic and terrestrial habitat surveys, including wetland delineation and stream assessment
  • Wildlife surveys
Qualifications for environmental scientist
  • Understanding of Italian preferred but not requested
  • 5+ years of environmental assessment and environmental project management experience
  • Ability to guide and direct junior and mid-level staff
  • DOT training must be renewed every three years, as required by 49 CFR 172.704
  • Annual 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course, as required by 29 CFR 1910.120
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in natural resource management, environmental science or a relevant major

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