Berkeley Lab'sEnvironment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS) has an opening for a Environmental Restoration Geologist! In this role, you will develop approaches to complex environmental restoration problems regarding soil, ground water, and soil vapor contamination investigations and remediation. This role will report to the Environmental Services Group Leader and conduct studies related to the evaluation of potential hazards to human health and the environment and regulatory compliance risks.
What You Will Do:
Maintain, monitor, and evaluate the performance of environmental remediation and monitoring systems for process efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulatory requirements.
Analyze, validate and interpret groundwater, soil vapor, and surface water monitoring data to identify and assess potential non-compliance issues.
Provide recommendations for the most feasible, cost effective and timely method of correcting complex problems.
Conduct evaluations of remediation systems to assess long-term system performance and develop recommendations for modifications needed to optimize future performance.
Prepare tables, graphs, figures and text for complex technical progress reports and presentations.
Maintain Geographic Information System to track and map groundwater, soil vapor, and soil analytical data.
Investigate, analyze and correct system deficiencies in a timely manner to minimize deficiencies and ensure compliance.
Actively support and participate in integrating Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) field data collection, sample analysis and data management activities into processes that have been established for the Environmental Services Group (ESG).
Provide technical guidance and leadership to field operations staff for work associated with restoration systems and work cooperatively with the field operations staff supervisor.
Properly manage the disposal of waste materials.
Maintain strong working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and how they impact restoration activities.
Ensure work is performed in accordance wastewater discharge permit requirements.
Directly support and coordinate the preparation of site investigation work plans and reports to assess potential risks to human health and the environment in potential redevelopment areas.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience with groundwater, soil vapor, and soil investigations and remediation programs or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
A license as a Professional Geologist or as a Certified Hydrogeologist.
Knowledge of soil, groundwater, and soil gas sampling and analysis methods, treatment technologies, and related environmental regulatory requirements.
Experience using data management software to manage sampling and analysis information including statistical analysis of sampling data in support of hazard and risk assessments.
Experience characterizing and evaluating risks from a wide range of contaminant types, including volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, radionuclides, and metals.
Experience assessing contaminant fate and transport.
Experience identifying potential areas of non-compliance and devising strategies and corrective action plans to address methods of correcting them.
Ability to work effectively within a teamwork environment and under limited direction and to independently determine and develop approaches to solutions or problems.
Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with a variety of personnel at all levels of an organization.
Excellent customer service skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced graduate degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related field.
Experience in directing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action projects.
Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements imposed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and government agencies.
Experience using GIS software to map sampling and analysis information.
Experience using graphics software to create technical graphics.
Experience communicating technical information and health risks to facility senior leaders, regulatory agency representatives or community members.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 28, 2018.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid) 3 year, Term appointment. This position has the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Salary range is $$8,282 - $11,388 monthly.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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