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Environmental Scientist I

Moody and Associates, Inc.
Athens, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Jun 19, 2021

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The Environmental Scientist I position is an entry level position with primary responsibilities to complete project-required tasks in the field and office.
  • Collect field samples of water, soil or other media in accordance with standard industry practice or according to Moody standard operating procedures.
  • Documentation of field conditions of media such as soil, groundwater, surface water, bedrock, air quality (gases), stream substrate and biological media.
  • With supervisory assistance, conducts minimal direction of Moody subcontractors and/or other contractors of Moody clients.
  • Assemble, operate and maintain field instruments and equipment.
  • Prepare notes, sketches, site maps and may assist supervisors with preparation of reports.
  • Complete entry and quality assurance/quality control tasks with large quantities of data produced from field activities.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

  • Possesses excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.and ability to multi-task.
  • Is self-motivated, requires little supervision and has the ability to work individually or with team members
  • Communicates effectively in written and verbal mediums as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Possesses critical thinking skills including use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Is able to manage flexible work schedules and time efficiently.
  • Follows company and client mandated safety rules/practices and is safety conscious at all times.
  • Proficient with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science or another related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-year relevant work experience required with an Associate degree (or equivalent).
  • Environmental Scientist(s) are encouraged to pursue applicable licensing, certifications and accreditations.


Average between 30 - 40 hours per week and overtime as required.

Weekly schedules may vary based on business demands. Schedules are typically confirmed during the workweek (Monday - Friday) during normal business hours but may include weekends shifts on Saturday and Sunday.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Employees must be able to perform physically demanding tasks working outdoors in adverse environmental conditions in all weather conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures, inclement weather, etc.). While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time when performing office related tasks and/or while driving for business purposes and work site locations. Field related tasks may require hiking long distances while carrying equipment and supplies with frequent walking, kneeling, bending, and lifting. Employees must be able to carry out the physical effort necessary to perform job related tasks.

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