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Environmental Scientist NWSS

Northwind Group
Anchorage, Alaska, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Location: Anchorage/JBER

Title: Environmental Scientist

Schedule (FT/PT): FT

Travel Required: As Needed

Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Site Services is focused on providing engineering, program management, environmental remediation services including investigation and characterization, environmental restoration, unexploded ordnance/military munitions response (MMRP), regulatory public involvement services, environmental compliance, logistics, and records and facility management.

Job Description

The Environmental scientist supports all aspects of the environmental compliance program for the 611th CES and their remote sites throughout Alaska, Hawaii and Wake Island, including but not limited to providing support for the hazardous waste, hazardous materials, solid waste, air, water, emergency response, and state/federal regulatory programs. This position is responsible for providing technical and regulatory support for environmental compliance programs, and ensuring regulatory compliance is maintained for 611th CES locations and installations

Employee shall provide the 611th CES with environmental management and regulatory support for the facilities in Alaska and for Pacific Regional Support Center (PRSC) locations.

The employee will assist the 611CES with (1) assessing existing solid, hazardous waste, and/or air quality management processes, (2) evaluating regulatory compliance, and (3) developing and incorporating new compliance, pollution prevention and sustainable initiatives at the Alaska and PRSC locations. Employee duties include many of the following:
  • Executing the air and water quality programs and providing technical and project management support to the 611th CES IM Flight
  • Executing the Integrated Solid Waste Management Program in accordance with AFI 32-7042 Solid Waste Management requirements
  • Provide technical support and assistance to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) program.
  • Coordinating with Base Operations contractors at 611th CES installations to ensure the compliant packaging, labeling, manifesting, and shipping of hazardous waste, materials, and solid waste
  • Executing the Hazardous Waste Management Program in accordance with AFI 32-7086 Hazardous Material Management Process to help ensure that hazardous waste is being shipped, tracked, and disposed of in accordance with applicable regulatory standards
  • Documenting and tracking solid waste shipments to help ensure AF compliance with Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM) 29 CFR 1910.1200 and related standards
  • Conduct solid and hazardous waste inspections at Alaska and PRSC locations
  • Preparation, review, and revisions of various plans and reports to include the Solid Waste Management Plan and the Hazardous Materials Management Plan, Environmental
  • Provide regulatory support and coordination with local, state, and federal environmental agencies as necessary.
  • Assist with preparation of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act reports
  • Assist with hazardous waste/material storage inspections and reporting
  • Participate in quarterly hazardous waste/material meetings and EESOH Council meetings
  • Assistance and technical expertise for other 611th CES environmental compliance programs

Other duties include:
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite of software including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint
  • Proficiency working with databases, data entry, and data analysis
  • Maintenance of databases, technical data and files.
  • Support all aspects of the 611th CES Environmental Program, including but not limited to records, data entry, regulatory support, management, inspections, and assessments.
  • Perform self-assessments and audits in accordance with client orders and contractual requirements to ensure data integrity.
  • Coordinates and interfaces with appropriate department personnel.
  • Requires versatility and a willingness to support several activities with the flexibility to move between assignments.

  • Ability to adapt to and maintain a safety conscious work environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate, conduct, and conform to a set of values and accepted standards, such as honesty, integrity, reliability, and accountability.
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task, and perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • High degree of organization skills and ability to follow a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Ability to effectively work within a team environment to accomplish work activities, exhibiting a professional demeanor toward co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to communicate professionally, clearly and concisely with others using both the spoken and written word, as well as the ability to actively listen and comprehend communication from others.
  • Ability to support several activities and move between assignments.

Skills & Abilities:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in scientific or engineering discipline is highly desirable. Includes BS Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Natural Resources, and/or Environmental Management
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in environmental science or related field
  • Department of Defense (DOD) and/or Air Force experience is preferred.
  • Ability to pass a DOD National Agency Check (NACI) background check to obtain any required security passes, network access, and clean driving record

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.

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