Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Title: Geologist
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.


POSITION PURPOSE:

This Scientist/Geologist shall provide support for our environmental investigation and remediation projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and log soils and conditions encountered in the field to coordinate drilling activities and field decisions.
  • Evaluate geological conditions in situ for field decisions in concurrence with associated technical advisors.
  • Evaluate historical data and geologic conditions for sample planning and ultimately risk/nature and extent determination.
  • Assuring quality of field data and written deliverables and achievement of project schedule to the client’s satisfaction and contractual compliance.
  • Authoring scientific reports for review and approval by governmental and regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluation and interpretation of scientific data; statistical analyses, and technical writing; using relational databases and scientific software to manage and report analytical and other field data.
  • Preparing charts, graphs, maps, tables, and statistical analyses. Reviewing and proofing scientific reports. Addressing and resolving comments from technical and regulatory experts.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of project plans to identify and delineate chemicals of concern in soil, sediment, groundwater.
  • Supporting and overseeing environmental field activities, evaluating field documentation, identifying discrepancies, and controlling data generation processes.
  • Assuring quality of field data and written deliverables and achievement of project schedule to the client’s satisfaction and contractual compliance.
  • Assisting in developing more junior staff in technical and consulting excellence.


ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Participate in field efforts as needed to support the successful execution of projects.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


Education and Experience:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Geological Sciences or other closely related field
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of relevant experience working as a Geologist or Environmental Scientist.
  • 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:

  • Analyzing project needs and establishing appropriate project priorities.
  • Analyzing and evaluating technical environmental data to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Drive a pick-up truck and/or transit van.
  • Demonstrated, substantial experience writing technical plans and reports for regulatory review.
  • Practical, hands-on experience conducting environmental field work for site characterization and remediation projects.
  • Knowledge and experience with various media (e.g., soil, soil vapor, groundwater), contaminant types, and standard operating procedures for investigation and corrective action.


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.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working on projects for Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, or other federal agencies.
  • Working knowledge of the CERCLA and/or RCRA regulatory processes for facility investigation and corrective action.
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • OSHA 30 Hour


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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