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JR Environmental Scientist/Geologist

Olgoonik Corporation
Scribner Corners, New York, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

FPM Remediations, Inc. is currently seeking to fill a full time Junior Environmental Scientist/Geologist position at its Oneida, NY office. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced environmental professionals. This position will provide an opportunity to learn and apply the latest technologies to conduct field investigations and remediate contaminated sites across the country for our clients.
Primary Responsibilities:

The position will support fieldwork at locations around the United States.
  • Work will include collecting soil, surface water, groundwater, sediment, and air samples
  • completing daily field reports
  • packaging and shipping samples to laboratories for analysis
  • maintenance, calibration, and operation of field instruments
  • overseeing and monitoring the work of subcontractors including drill rig crews, surveyors, construction crews, and remediation work
  • health and safety air monitoring
  • Observe, evaluate, and document site field conditions and communicate changes in field conditions to senior staff.
  • support preparation of technical reports, which may include importing electronic laboratory data reports into FPM's and clients' data management systems
  • evaluating data quality and usability
  • preparing written reports of field activities, observations, and findings and preparing graphics and figures of results
Supervisory Responsibilities:

There are no supervisory responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in an environmental science and/or environmental engineering, with a preferred focus on geology, and coursework in chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to participate in safety training and follow company safety standards
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Desire to work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze chemistry and environmental data
  • Effective communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations
  • GIS experience is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications with extensive experience in Excel are preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Security Clearance:

Must be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered investigation
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle tools and controls; operate vehicles and equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; see, talk, hear. Field work is performed in on various outdoor terrain and regularly requires the ability to navigate uneven ground or other obstacles found in natural surroundings.

Extensive travel to field sites required > 80% travel initially. Upwards of 40-60% travel after gaining appropriate level of field experience. Fieldwork involves performing physically demanding tasks and working 10-hour days (typically five (5) 10-hour days per week), potentially in adverse field conditions (cold, hot, high wind, dusty environment, rough terrain) in remote locations.
Work Environment:

General office and field work environment.

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