Environmental Scientist

GSI Service Group, Inc.
Wake Island, Hawaii, US
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The GSI Family of Companies is an industry leading federal contractor. GSI's exemplary past performance has made us the client's choice to perform multiple complex projects across the US mainland, Alaska and the Pacific. All the GSI companies are subsidiaries of the Native Hawaiian Community Development Corporation.

What we offer:

* All workers are considered Essential Services employees
* Long-term existing contracts extending far into the future
* Entrepreneurial environment
* Advancement/growth opportunities, both vertically and horizontally
* Ability to define your own future
* Focus on quality, not quantity
* Learning opportunities from top industry professionals
* More experienced applicants can be evaluated for Senior Scientist role

The Environmental Scientist provides advanced technical assistance on a variety of project types while working under the general supervision of more senior personnel. The Environmental Scientist may work on and manage portions of projects involving the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP), environmental compliance programs, field investigations, site characterization, data analyses, lead/asbestos/hazardous & solid waste surveys, final reports & deliverables, risk assessments, Phase I/II assessments, and other projects for the military, federal, state, county, as well as various commercial/private sector clients. The Environmental Scientist may also coordinate the efforts of junior-level staff and independently manage small projects, including awareness of project budget and financial controls. The Environmental Scientist may work on projects involving investigations and/or cleanup of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (i.e., PFAS, PFOA, PFOS). This position will be located in Boulder, Colorado. Remote workers may also be considered.


* Can independently draft submittals, ensuring the quality of the entire document (including sections prepared by others). Documents include but are not limited to Uniform Federal Program - Quality Assurance Project Plans, Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, Proposed Plans, and Decision Documents.
* Provides strong support to a Senior Scientist/Project Manager, acting as a liaison between the technical team and the Project Manager, and using problem-solving skills to resolve small scale challenges that junior level staff may encounter.
* Provides advanced technical assistance on all project types while working under the general supervision of more senior personnel.
* Collects, evaluates, analyzes, and interprets project-specific data.
* Selects and applies standard techniques and procedures while using judgment when conducting project work.
* Can function as a field and/or site safety supervisor, coordinating all field tasks and the efforts of junior-level employees and subcontractors. Field tasks may include visual surveys, soil, sediment, water, and groundwater sampling, GPS surveys, and photo documentation.
* Can train others in all aspects of field tasks.
* Can function as a technical mentor or advisor to junior level staff on anything from report preparation to task and schedule management.
* Can prepare bid proposals and requests for quotes from subcontractors.
* Communicates effectively with supervisors and clients.
* Prioritizes workload and tasks of self and junior-level staff.

· Can effectively review work products of junior-level staff.

Experience during the execution of Federal Department of Defense projects is required. Familiarity with MMRP, CERCLA, and/or RCRA is required. Experience supporting the USACE and or NAVFAC is preferred. Experience with investigations and/or cleanup of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (i.e., PFAS, PFOA, PFOS) is preferred. The Environmental Scientist will possess a bachelor's degree in a field of scientific study, such as engineering, physical/chemical/biological science, environmental science, or similar and a minimum of 4 years of job-specific experience. Exceptional communication skills are required.

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