Location: Moab, Utah
Title: Final Status Survey Technician
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.


The FSS Technician reports directly to the Closure Manager and has the authority and responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of the FSS Program and procedures involving soil sampling at the Moab and Crescent Junction project sites. The Technician coordinates with Operations to conduct soil sampling for verification that applicable release concentrations are met.


  • Obtain samples of soil in the field in compliance with procedures, package samples, assign bar codes and transport to analytical lab at Crescent Junction.
  • Use mobile GPS equipment to accurately determine sample location and precise location on site.
  • Ensure sufficient inventory of soil sampling equipment and supplies are maintained and available at both sites.
  • Order additional supplies as needed to meet anticipated sampling needs with a minimum 90-day inventory.
  • Maintain project training, including specific training on the FSS Program and implementing procedures.


Education and Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete HAZWOPER training and obtain qualification within 180 days of hire.
  • Experience operating various vehicles, including offroad ATV/UTV-type vehicles.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently in compliance with explicit written procedures.
  • Ability to use hand tools safely to obtain soil samples.
  • Ability to work on uneven, outdoor working surfaces in all types of weather.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently implement written procedures with minimal direction or oversight.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer applications, including word processing and database functions.

Special Requirements:

  • 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.


  • Current 40 Hour HAZWOPER qualification is desired; training will be provided if not current.
  • Experience conducting soil samples.
  • Experience on radioactive construction/remediation sites using hand tools and personal protective clothing.
  • Experience using handheld GPS equipment to precisely find exact locations.

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.


The work is conducted both indoors and outdoors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to extreme outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is normally mild to moderate. The employee may be exposed to moving mechanical equipment, machinery and vehicles.

    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.