Environmental Professional - Surface Water Monitoring

Sealaska Technical Services, LLC, 1200 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America Req #330
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Job Title: Environmental Professional - Surface Water Monitoring

Job Summary:
Environmental Professional (Surface Water Monitoring supports the Storm Water and Surface Water Monitoring Projects under the N3B Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC). The Environmental Professional will be responsible for the completion of field work, including collection of storm and surface water samples, completion of sample paperwork, maintenance of sampling equipment and storm water controls, maintenance of surface water gaging stations, site inspections and construction verifications and/or documentation of work completed, data entry, and coordination with T2S subcontractors supporting these projects.

The Environmental Professional will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and all operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to pause or stop work if continuing the task is unsafe or compromises security.

Duties/Responsibilities:
•    Collection of storm & surface water samples, and maintenance of sample collection equipment and storm water controls.
•    Operation and maintenance of stream gaging stations including routine inspections, troubleshooting equipment, and flow measurements as applicable.
•    Completion of field work, including site inspections and construction verifications and/or documenting work completed.
•    Maintain quality control throughout the sample collection process.
•    Provide oversight and occasional audits of subcontractors.
•    Ability to coordinate with, and willingness to take direction from project leads as required.
•    Support the project with requesting site access, data entry, and report preparation, as needed.
•    Comply with all health & safety policies and practices.
•    Other duties in support of the Water Program as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities: 
•    Mechanical aptitude desired
•    Skill and ability to perform basic tasks and to analyze and develop innovative solutions to problems.
•    Ability to recommend approaches for new and improved processes.
•    Ability to work with broad objectives, with latitude to determine the best way to accomplish tasks.
•    Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
•    Ability to work in a team-oriented project environment.
•    Ability to work in a team-oriented project environment.
•    Familiarity with RCRA waste management practices and sample planning desired
•    Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
•    Broadly applied software including Microsoft Office.

Education and Experience:
•    Associate degree, or higher, in engineering, science, hydrology or related technical discipline, or equivalent; however, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable. 
•    Experience and certification in Sediment and Erosion Control preferred.
•    Familiarity with Fluvial geomorphology preferred.
•    Familiarity with storm water best management practices (BMPs) preferred.
•    Familiarity with the LANL site and work environment preferred.
•    A pre-employment drug screen in compliance with federal regulations is required, along with a physical if needed.
•    Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record without restrictions.

Working Conditions:
The physical and work environment characteristics 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.

Physical Demands: 
•    Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work
•    The employee exerts up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Will also be carrying up to 30 pounds while hiking. 
•    The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; hike; use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
•    The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

Work Environment: 
This position will be required to work in the outdoors, and at times may include walking and hiking several miles while carrying equipment weighing approximately 30 lbs.

This description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. It is intended to accurately reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but duties may be added, deleted, or modified, as necessary. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. 

Who is Sealaska? Established in 1972, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. We serve the twin goals of economic prosperity and environmental protection. Sealaska Technical Services, LLC is a subsidiary of Sealaska.
 
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees.  As a subsidiary of a Native-owned company, Sealaska Technical Services, LLC is proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, with respect for the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
 
Sealaska Technical Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.  However, preference may be extended to an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe*
 
*“Indian Tribe” means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $70,000.00
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  • Sealaska Technical Services, LLC, 1200 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America