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Environmental Scientists research and study samples of air, water, and earth to prevent hazardous materials from hurting the environment, humans, and wildlife. Skills relevant to this position and found on applicants' resumes include maintaining a database of all monitoring events and results for each landfill, conducting landfill audits and producing enforcement action as required, and interacting with and educating the public at outreach events. For this position, sample resumes show that a bachelor's degree is necessary for entry-level jobs, while master's degrees are also commonly required.

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Environmental Scientist

Reviewed and approved site assessment and corrective action plans to ensure leaking underground storage tank (LUST) cleanup projects met applicable regulatory requirements. Reviewed and approved closure plans and reports for the Class V underground injection control (UIC) program to ensure well closure activities met applicable regulatory requirements. Coordinated with state and tribal environmental program staff on UST and UIC program implementation. Prepared Statements of Work and Independent Government Cost Analyses for government contracts. Monitored the budget and oversaw the work performed under awarded government contracts. Initiated and managed Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) enforcement cases.

  • Collected $25,000 in civil penalties
  • Issued and managed three Administrative Orders that resulted in corrective actions that eliminated at least 800 cubic yards of petroleum contaminated soil and the injection of contaminants into underground sources of drinking water
  • Prepared and managed two compliance plans to aid tribally owned facilities reach compliance with Federal regulations
  • Participated in a review panel for Brownfields Assessment Grant proposals
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Biomedical Engineering
MS
Bioengineering
2

Environmental Scientist

Managed and executed vigorous monitoring schedule of twenty stream and wetland restoration sites for various clients.

  • Supervised multi-disciplinary team to complete various tasks in field. Duties included survey of longitudinal profile and cross-sections, sediment analysis, vegetation identification and assessment, ground and surface water monitoring, data analysis and reporting.
  • Assisted in construction management of designed stream restoration sites in both Tennessee and North Carolina.
  • Actively worked to improve and maintain client/firm relations.
  • Involved in strategic planning meetings to develop mitigation banking instruments.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Biological Assessment And Comparison Of Sandy Creek To Similar Creeks
MA
Master of Arts
Environmental Studies Minor Biology
3

Environmental Scientist

Gained proficiency in Microsoft Excel while entering data for Environmental Remediation and Environmental Risk Assessments.

  • Prepared and oversaw the shipment of all samples via FedEx and the Courier service provided by the lab according to the proper shipping standards.
  • Performed groundwater and soil sampling that were analyzed for multitude parameters, hand augured ground for surface-soil samples.
  • Gained experience using a MultiRAE Plus gas meter, peristaltic water pump.
  • Completed field-sampling events such as boring logs, site plans and data tables.
  • Participated in subsurface and remedial investigations via soil borings, monitor well installations.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Anthropology And Environmental Studies
MS
Environmental Science
4

Environmental Scientist

Planned and performed air pollution source testing for clients throughout United States to comply with Federal and State requirements including set-up, execution, and break down EPA Manual Methods, and set up and break down Continuous Emission Methods (CEMS) on-site

  • Streamlined glassware preparation reducing turnover time and increasing field availability by 20%
  • Prepared job packs; mobilized/demobilized air monitoring equipment to/from job sites, with increased personal efficiency of 50%
  • Trained new employees in TRC Air Measurement's laboratory and field procedures after departure of two seasoned employees
  • Calibrated, maintained, and supplied new parts for all TRC Lowell Method 5 meterboxes, including adjustment of y-values on meter's Dry Gas Meter, resulting in greater data validity for Project Managers and more viable end product for TRC clients
  • Ensured and updated all equipment calibrations performed by outside vendors
  • Increased availability by 20% of standard method 5 probes, probe liners, thermocouples and pitots through parts labeling, in-house leak checking, calibration and parts replacement
  • Continuously updated laboratory supplies and reagents resulting in 10% improvement efficiency
  • Managed costing, purchasing and installing parts for TRC Air Measurement's Millipore Deionized Water system, resulting in a 20% overall product improvement
  • Maintained all equipment and laboratory areas for field readiness on continuous basis
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
Technology, Industrial Engineering
Environmental Management, Mathematics, Geology
5

Environmental Scientist

Managed the Hazardous Material & Hazardous Waste Programs for the RAF Mildenhall

  • Responsible for 26 hazardous waste sites and 50 plus hazardous material sites
  • Performed monthly inspections to ensure compliance with United Kingdom - Final
  • Coordinated and chaired quarterly Hazardous Material Management Process meetings
  • Developed and implemented Hazardous Waste Training Program
  • Reviewed and Updated Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Material Base policies
  • Implemented new database (EESOH-MISS) for tracking hazardous waste
  • Trained personal on EESOH-MISS capabilities and effectiveness
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
AS
Technology
BS
Construction Engineering Technology
6

Environmental Scientist/assistant Project Manager

Authored numerous technical/legal documents for clients during the due diligence period of a commercial/industrial land transactions.

  • Promoted to assistant project manager after three years of experience due to proven track record and focused work ethic to meet client demands in a timely fashion.
  • Supervised and managed environmental field work investigations, remediation activities, and associated project deliverables for clients within contracted budget.
  • Familiar with BST accounting software for managing budgets for projects.
  • Performed litigation support for cost recovery efforts from potential responsible parties (PRP). The litigation support consisted of the procurement of evidence and strategizing on how the acquired evidence can be used to link the PRP to the contaminants of concern identified on the Brownfield Site.
  • Recognized business development and marketing opportunities through local trade associations including ULI, BIA, UC Irvine, CleantechOC, and OCTANe.
  • Attended local and regional conferences to identify new potential clients and foster new leads for the company.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
7

Environmental Planner and Environmental Scientist II

Hired prior to landing a contract that was never awarded.

  • Co-managed an Environmental Assessment (EA), served as a Human Health and Safety and Biological sections resource writer.
  • Assisted with the review of documents for the overall management of a $1.1M effort to create and maintain the Administrative Record for a 10 volume Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • Reviewed and edited a Biological Assessment (BA) to ensure it adequately addressed natural resource issues.
  • Prepared state regulatory permits in compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA).
  • Assisted with client marketing/development, proposal preparation, technical presentations, and other proposal preparation activities.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Biology
8

Environmental Scientist

Conducted human and ecological risk assessment calculations at Federal facilities with high accuracy.

  • Utilized US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published fate and transport models to calculate carcinogenic risks and noncancer hazards from exposure to contaminants in soil and groundwater.
  • Increased report production while serving as task manager for re-issuing draft final and final reports submitted to clients and regulatory agencies. Drafted and edited reports and assisted with report production.
  • Conducted field surveys to gather data for use in ecological (vegetation and wildlife) site characterizations.
  • Trained new personnel; reviewed, delegated and controlled quality for risk assessment tasks completed.
  • Collaborated with a team to innovate and implement a risk assessment website used by internal personnel to calculate risks and hazards from remote locations.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Biology
9

Environmental Scientist

Performed Maneuver Damage for a training area consisting of over 200,000 acres of Forest land where tactical training takes place.

  • Reported on damages incurred during training to the forest which included interrupting wetlands or animal habitats.
  • Prepared comprehensive reports detailing each aspect of damage.
  • Examined stream crossings to ensure the structure is adequate for the load or usage.
  • Checked and observed the stream for silt deposits and new or unknown vegetation or species to see if this may be a potential impact.
  • Inspected Sediment Basins to make certain they are functioning properly and still catching soil movement from upslope.
  • Worked on erosion control projects throughout the training area
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Environmental Science
10

Project Manager/senior Environmental Scientist

  • Program Lead for the management and delivery of all NEPA services at the Pittsburgh, PA office.
  • Member of Tetra Tech's internal Marcellus shale business development and project management team.
  • Managed multi-disciplinary project teams for environmental resource impact studies, permitting, and mitigation design for a variety of oil and gas exploration and recovery clients.
  • Developed and managed multiple client contracts totaling $1,200,000 for Marcellus Shale exploration in PA and WV.
  • Senior staff in charge of overseeing staff utilization and project deliverables for ecological resource services.
  • Served as Project Manager and oversaw a multi-disciplinary team of 25+ engineers and scientists during the development of the $2,000,000 Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed industrial gasification facility in Beaumont, TX.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
BS
Biology & Natural Science
MS
Environmental Science & Management

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