Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Title: Environmental Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Site Services is focused on providing engineering, program management, environmental remediation services including investigation and characterization, environmental restoration, unexploded ordnance/military munitions response (MMRP), regulatory public involvement services, environmental compliance, logistics, and records and facility management.


The Environmental Scientist conducts field investigations and data collection to obtain quantifiable and trackable information for analysis and reporting. This data is used to determining sources, nature and extent, and risk for management and remediation of contaminates in air, water, and soil. The environmental scientist utilizes knowledge based in geology, biology, engineering principles, and applied technologies to conduct field investigations.


  • Collect data and samples in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Collects and documents soil, air, and/or water samples to determine presence and quantity of contaminates.
  • Prepares sample for testing, records in situ data, and logs daily activities.
  • Utilize Hand Auger and Little Beaver to collect sub-surface soil samples.
  • Field duties will include Direct Push Technology, Hollow Stem Auger, and Roto-Sonic drilling rig oversight.
  • Office duties include data management and documentation organization.
  • Organize and lead project teams in the successful completion of project tasks.
  • Participate in field efforts as needed to support the successful execution of projects.


Education and Experience:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology or other closely related field.
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience working as an Environmental Scientist or similar role.
  • Practical, hands-on experience conducting environmental field work for site characterization and/or remediation projects.
  • Knowledge and experience with various media (e.g., soil, soil vapor, groundwater), contaminants, and standard operating procedures for investigation and corrective action.
  • Experience working on projects for Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, or other federal agencies is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage field projects with extensive customer contact.
  • Able to manage field subcontractors.
  • Analyzing project needs and establishing appropriate project priorities.
  • Analyzing and evaluating technical environmental data to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Ability to drive a pick-up truck and/or transit van.

Special Requirements:

  • Extended overnight travel required as needed.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver license.
  • Ability to pass U.S. Government employment background check and acquire U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential card.


  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, squat, climb and talk or hear. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift and/or move objects up to 30lbs. Must be able to hike over rough terrain of potential varying grades while hauling field equipment/supplies. Must be able stand and walk for long periods of time. Must be able to operate and Hand Auger and varies manual or powered hand tools.

The work is conducted both indoors and outdoors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to outside weather conditions in all seasons of weather. The noise level in the work environment is normally mild to moderate, but high levels requiring hearing protection should be expected. The employee will be exposed to moving mechanical equipment, machinery, and vehicles. The employee must be able to stand for long periods and walk across uneven terrain.

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.