Environmental Geologist / Professional Geologist (PG)

Environmental Geologist / Professional Geologist (PG)

Full Time Permanent, Non Exempt, Salary DOE

The Environmental Geologist is responsible for conducting field sampling of soil, groundwater, surface water/sediment, and air sample collection, as well as, data compilation and report drafting. This position may conduct historical property land use research on environmental databases for contamination investigations, as part of Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, and will compile final reports. Works directly underneath Operations Manager. Other responsibilities may include conducting subcontractor oversight, health and safety inspections, laboratory chemical inventories, hazardous materials inventories, hazardous materials business plan inspections and other related environmental site assessments, data transcribing and report drafting. Duties may include business development meetings with clients and assistance with bidding. The qualified individual comes across a rare opportunity to expand their experience and training in other areas of environmental compliance in support of professional growth and development goals.


Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Perform environmental site assessments (Phase I and II)
  • Research environmental hazmat databases regarding historical property land uses
  • Assist with site investigation coordination, subsurface boring and trenching oversight, and monitoring/sampling of groundwater wells
  • Complete trench and boring logs, prepare geologic cross-sections, maps and other illustrations
  • Assist with restorative alternative evaluations, cost estimating, action plans, community participation plans, etc.
  • Oversee and work with subcontractors (e.g., drillers, construction workers, etc.) while performing fieldwork
  • Provide assistance in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of hydrologic, hydrogeologic and chemical data obtained during field investigations
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs)
  • Document and record field data and observations in a clear and concise manner
    • Conduct Storm Water Pollution Prevention monitoring and reporting
    • Conduct water, groundwater and soil sampling
  • Conduct health and safety inspections and chemical inventories in laboratory settings
  • Conduct hazardous materials business plan (HMBP) inspections, CERS online reporting, and regulatory agency compliance follow up for clients
    • Conduct hazardous materials inventories and reporting to comply with various state regulatory standards
  • Transcribe field data and report drafting for a wide variety of investigations
  • Coordinate with state and local agency regulators
  • Write and edit reports

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum B.S. in Geology, Hydrogeology or a related field, or equivalent work experience
    • Knowledge of environmental testing techniques and protocols
    • Excellent research skills with analytic mindset
    • Ability to coordinate with agency regulators and understand requirements
    • Time management, teamwork and multi-tasking skills
  • Flexibility with work demands and deadlines that may require extended office or field working timelines, and willingness to travel outside of the Bay Area as needed for project work. Occasional work on weekends and/or holidays may be required.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, stand and/or walk 8 + hours each day
  • Produce reporting that is accurate and shows a high degree of attention to detail
  • Excellent written (report writing) and verbal communication skills
  • Software such as Excel, Word, Adobe
  • Confined space entry, outside weather conditions, using ladders/lifts, climbing, working from heights, crouching and crawling that may be for extended periods during sampling and other activities
  • Ability to obtain valid California Class C driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
    • Working knowledge of applicable federal and state regulatory standards
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Obtain medical clearance to wear tight-fitting respirators for field work
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER certificate and current annual updates

Licensed, registered California Professional Geologist (P.G.) is a plus.

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