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Environmental / Geologic Field Technician

Employer
Moody and Associates, Inc.
Location
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 9, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Field Technician I position is an entry level position with primary responsibilities to complete project-required tasks in the field and office.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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.
  • Assemble, operate and maintain field instruments and equipment.
  • Prepare notes, sketches and site maps.
  • Complete entry and quality assurance/quality control tasks with large quantities of data produced from field activities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in geology, environmental science or other related field and/or at least one year experience

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Individuals must be able to perform each essential duty at a minimum satisfactory level. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

JOB-RELATED CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Possesses excellent problem solving and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Is self-motivated and requires little supervision.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work individually or with team members.
  • 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.
  • Dependable (regular attendance necessary).
  • 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.
  • Assemble, operate and maintain field instruments and equipment.
  • Prepare notes, sketches and site maps.
  • Complete entry and quality assurance/quality control tasks with large quantities of data produced from field activities.

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