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Environmental Scientist

Sundance Consulting Inc
Alameda, New Mexico, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Sundance Consulting, Inc. ( is a Native-Owned/Woman-Owned, award-winning environmental and natural/cultural resources Small Business. Our success has been rewarded by a deep backlog of work and we look forward to continuing to accomplish our goals. We value your innovative thinking, technical expertise, business skills, and your ability to engage with our clients and our project teams. If you are a high-achiever with a client-focus and a passion for quality, innovative solutions, and environmental stewardship, you will be a perfect match with us.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, & vision insurance, disability/life/ADD insurance, and a 401(k) with a generous matching program.

Summary of Position
A great opportunity to support a broad cross section of environmentally related projects with career growth potential and resume expanding assignments. The position supports project and field operations across a number of diverse interdisciplinary projects. The position will assist with and participate in field planning and execution of activities such as soil and groundwater sampling, installation of environmental monitoring wells, biological and cultural surveys and assessments, community outreach, and other project-specific tasks as needed.
Geologist and/or Environmental Scientist staff members are also expected to promote our strong culture of safety, leadership, teamwork, and environmental responsibility.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support field investigations, assessments, and monitoring programs across a number of interdisciplinary fields, including cultural, biological, and environmental projects.
  • Perform routine ground/surface water and soil sampling activities using standard industry methods.
  • Perform field work, data collection/analysis, and office related assignments such as report maps and diagram preparation.
  • Perform thorough documentation of field activities including daily safety tailgates, daily field logs, sample collection forms, photographic documentation, GPS locations, sample and site tracking/management, chain of custodies, quality assurance forms, and quality control review of field documentation.
  • Operation and maintenance of field equipment such as organic vapor detectors, GPS units, soil and water quality instrumentation, stream flow meters, compasses, metal detectors, binoculars, digital cameras, etc.
  • Perform soil classification in accordance with ASTM guidelines.
  • Assist in the preparation and writing of environmental, biological, and cultural reports to interpret and present results of field and desktop studies.
  • Participate in and oversee environmental drilling operations, including soil borings, monitoring well installation, development, and abandonment.
  • Support environmental compliance activities such as spill response plans, investigation-derived waste permitting and management, compliance audits, etc.
Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in geology, hydrology, environmental science, engineering, or another relevant field.
  • One to five years of related experience.
  • Applicable experience with environmental data collection and documentation.
  • Ability to pass a background check and obtain military base passes and/or security clearance, as required.
  • Ability to obtain an OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification and/or current 8-hour refresher and a commitment to company safety standards.
  • Ability to learn technical competencies for a variety of potential project types.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to learn technical software applications as necessary, such as ArcGIS, QNOPY, Rockworks, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the desire to learn technical competencies for a variety of potential project types is essential.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification
Advancement Potential
  • The position provides the employee with the ability to select a career path either advancing in the technical discipline area or project management direction both leading to a company leadership position.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Base Salary: $49k/year to $62k/year.
  • Bonus Program.
  • Flexible working hours are available, outside of scheduled field events, allowing for a half day off every Friday.
  • Medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) with a 4% match.
Working Environment and Conditions
  • Overnight and day travel to support fieldwork is a mandatory requirement of the position.
  • Walking and hiking varying degrees of terrain, potentially in inclement weather conditions.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds on occasion.
  • Ability to pass drug screen and physical exam.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions.
  • Ability to pass driver record search and drive a company vehicle and obtain military base access.

Sundance is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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