Environmental Scientist II

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Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Mercury, Nevada, US
May 20, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
If you're looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you've come to the right place!

At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we're a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We're dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!

MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.

The Environmental Scientist II will provide environmental support and regulatory compliance at the NNSS and other locations operated by MSTS.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conducts field inspections of facilities to ascertain compliance with air quality, wastewater, drinking water, solid waste, chemical reporting, and other environmental permits and regulations.
  • Reviews planning and activity-level documents to assure environmental elements are addressed.
  • Represents Environmental Compliance at Integrated Project Team meetings and other team meetings.
  • Assesses projects and activities for conformance to procedures and plans.
  • Identifies deficiencies, and tracks them to resolution and closure.
  • Collects information, reviews analytical reports and performs necessary calculations for permit reports and other permit deliverables.
  • Develops and revises company documents associated with environmental protection programs.
  • Interacts with operational and other personnel and regulatory authorities.
  • Evaluates analytical and other data for adherence to established limits.
  • Prepares routine and non-routine reports.
  • Responds to environmental upsets such as spills and releases of regulated substances and prepares required reports.
  • Collects and analyzes environmental data from company-wide sources.
  • Collaborates on environmental programs with senior staff, as assigned by the manager with emphasis in the area of water quality, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but not limited other areas assigned by the Environmental Compliance manager.

  • Bachelor's degree in a calculus-based (STEM) field, plus at least 2 years' relevant experience. Skill building experience must demonstrate either deeper technical specialization or additional cross-disciplinary knowledge. Graduate research experience may be recognized.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather and in hazardous conditions.
  • Ability to use judgement and follow oral and written instructions in completion of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to plan and organize work to assure that all assignments are completed within the required time frame
  • Skill to read and understand scientific and technical documents and regulations.
  • Ability to write permit and regulatory reports based on scientific data and other information collected in the field and from other sources.
  • The primary work location will be at the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada).
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with MSTS are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites," will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program."

Eligibility Requirements - To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, "Personnel Security."

MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.