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Staff Scientist/Intermediate Geologist

Company: Bering Straits Native Corporation
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY Paragon Professional Services, LLC (Paragon), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC), is seeking an intermediate level geologist to support a wide range of environmental projects from its Folsom, California office. The qualified candidate should be safety conscious, motivated, and hardworking with an understanding of geological field techniques and the many aspects of working on sites involving contaminated soil, soil vapor, groundwater, sediment, and surface water. Primary duties will include field work for the collection of samples; providing data analysis, research, and technical consultation; preparing planning documents; and preparing various field data summaries and interpretative reports. The position will provide the successful candidate opportunities to travel and work outdoors in exciting project locations on Federal lands and facilities in California, Alaska, and at other locations. Paragon will support the successful candidate to achieve their California Professional Geologist certification through mentoring, training, and project experience. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform field work as assigned
  • Oversee drilling subcontractors, perform lithologic logging of soil and interpretation of geologic depositional environments and hydrogeologic conditions
  • Perform field observations and sampling of environmental media (soil, soil vapor, groundwater, sediment, surface water, etc.)
  • Perform data collection and documentation related to field activities
  • Travel to project locations including driving and overnight stays
  • Support the analysis and interpretation of field data
  • Direct junior staff in the field and manage field programs
  • Update/prepare work plans
  • Prepare data reports, boring logs, and other technical reports
  • Data entry and QA/QC of data tables, maps, reports, and other work products QUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required (Minimum) Qualifications
    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in geology, geosciences, or equivalent from an accredited college or university
    • Minimum four (4) to eight (8) years of experience in environmental investigation and remediation activities including environmental sample collection and reporting
    • Completed coursework including but not limited to geology, upper-division field geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, hydrogeology, structural geology and mineralogy or equivalents
    • Willing and able to travel, with up to a 70/30 field-to-office based ratio to support multiple projects in the first years of employment
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Experience installing, developing, sampling, and decommissioning monitoring wells
    • Drilling oversight experience
    • Borehole logging experience
    • Familiarity with technical data analysis and contamination delineation techniques
    • Valid driver's license and good driving record Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer literacy, and strong attention to detail
      • Strong report writing skills
      • Ability to manage and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
      • Ability to find solutions to unique logistical and environmental challenges
      • Ability to perform quality control functions during site work
      • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with the ability and desire to lead tasks
      • Strong work ethic with flexibility to work outside normal business hours and/or in unfavorable weather conditions Preferred
        • Licensed Professional Geologist in California
        • Microsoft SharePoint experience
        • Environmental consulting experience
        • HAZWOPER 40-hr Training
        • Experience with Federal Government contracts
        • GIS, CAD, and/or gINT experience NECESSARY PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 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. Employees must always maintain a constant state of mental alertness. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking, or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.DOT COVERED/SAFETY-SENSITIVE ROLE REQUIREMENTS
          • This position is not subject to federal requirements regarding Department of Transportation "safety-sensitive" functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position is primarily a field position (approximately 70%) that may transition to the office environment. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
            • Occasional supervision of vendors or subcontractors ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING FACTORS As a condition of employment, may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results to obtain access to military base or other secure facility. Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Must have reliable transportation to/from work and must be able to obtain access to military installations. Due to the nature of this work, U.S. Citizenship is required (for DOD installation work). Shareholder Preference. BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.Bering Straits Native Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabledWe participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.Salary Range: $75,000-$96,000

Keywords: Bering Straits Native Corporation, Sacramento , Staff Scientist/Intermediate Geologist, Other , Sacramento, California

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