Scientist/Engineer I

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UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies
Vicksburg, Mississippi, US
Jun 26, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Tracking Code ERDC-21-0887-F
Job Code 21-0887
Posting Title Scientist/Engineer I
Post Date 6/23/2021
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 25%
City Vicksburg
State MS
Country US
Description SCIENTIST/ENGINEER (ERDC-21-0887-F)
Bowhead seeks a Scientist/Engineer to supporting the ERDC Environmental Labs contract located in Vicksburg, MS. The Scientist/Engineer shall execute research to expand our understanding of wetland soil responses to natural threats to improve the protection of assets in coastal systems and provide predictive capabilities to address future scenarios. The Scientist/Engineer shall conduct a series of laboratory, field, and mesocosm studies focused on physicochemical, microbial, and vegetation responses to perturbations induced by natural threats including overwash events and changes in salinity regimes.
Major tasks include:
• Documenting changes in carbon character and degradation dynamics following vegetation burial and salinity increase.
• Investigating iron-sulfide (FeS) development in response to storm surge sediment deposition.
• Integrating novel subaqueous soil mapping into Department of Defense operations.
• Developing approaches to identify stable, at-risk, and degraded coastal soil systems to develop map
overlays and future scenario analysis of natural threats.
Travel Requirement: Travel to assist with collection of field samples and to attend stakeholder meetings in the Great Lakes and Great Plains Regions (Wisconsin, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Kansas). Travel may also include regional trips (Mississippi and Louisiana). Each trip would be for 5 to 10 days for the Great Lakes and Great Plains Region; regional travel may include day trips or travel up to 5-days. Estimating a total for 8 trips will be required for this task.
Requirements • Associates Degree and two to five (2-5+) years of experience in a related field or related area, or a combination of education and experience.
• Must have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures as related to biological and environmental studies
• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team
SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a Public Trust (NAC) level clearance. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.
Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.
Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.
UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
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UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.
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- UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
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