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Geologist II or Environmental Scientist II (5-2022) - Los Alamos, Santa Fe or Albuquerque New Mexico

Sundance Consulting, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Sundance Consulting, Inc. ( is a Native-Owned/Woman-Owned, award-winning environmental and natural/cultural resources Small Business. Our success has been rewarded by a deep backlog of work and we look forward to continuing to accomplish our goals. We value your innovative thinking, technical expertise, business skills, and your ability to engage with our clients and our project teams. If you are a high-achiever with a client-focus and a passion for quality, innovative solutions, and environmental stewardship, you will be a perfect match with us.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, & vision insurance, disability/life/ADD insurance, and a 401(k) with a generous matching program.

Geologist II / Environmental Scientist II - Los Alamos, Santa Fe or Albuquerque New Mexico

Summary of Position

Geologist and/or Environmental Scientist supporting project and field operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The position will support field activities such as soil and groundwater sampling and monitoring well installation. Hours of operation will generally be 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work.

Geologist and/or Environmental Scientist requires promoting our strong culture of safety leadership, teamwork, and environmental responsibility. Tasks will include field work, data collection, analysis, and report preparation. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and the ability to learn technical competencies for a variety of potential project types.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support field investigations, assessments, and monitoring programs in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
  • Lead/Supervise a team of 3-4 with soil sample collection, sample container preparation, sample collection paperwork and field documentation, and submission of samples to the project Sample Management Office.
  • Document sampling activities in a field notebook.
  • Assist the waste management coordinator with investigation derived waste management daily activities (e.g., placing sampling and PPE waste in appropriate bins, drums, etc.)
  • Help with other field related activities, as needed (e.g., daily site prep, daily site shut down).
  • Will work with Field Team Leader, Site Supervisor, and Project Manager to ensure daily and report deliverable documents are properly filed, scanned, and checked for quality control (QC).
  • Perform routine ground/surface water and soil sampling using standard industry methods.
  • Perform thorough documentation of field activities including, daily safety tailgates, daily field logs, sample collection forms, photographic documentation, GPS sample locations, sample tracking and management, chain of custodies, quality assurance forms, and quality control review of field documentation.
  • Operation of field equipment such as organic vapor detectors, GPS units, soil, and water quality parameter instrumentation.
  • Perform soil and rock classification in accordance with ASTM guidelines, Visual Classification of Soils, Unified Soil Classification System, as well as the Munsell Soil Color Charts and Munsell Rock Color Book.
  • Ability to lead GIS, spatial and subsurface analyses, including derivation of digital cross-sections and fence diagrams to accompany generated project maps.
  • Oversee environmental drilling operations, including soil borings, monitoring well installation, monitoring well development, and monitoring well abandonment.
  • Support environmental compliance activities (spill response plans, investigation derived waste permitting and management, compliance audits, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degreeinengineering, geology, hydrology, environmental science, or another relevant field.
  • Three (3) to seven (7) years of related geology or environmental experience with environmental data collection and documentation.
  • Ability to pass a background check, and obtain base passes and/or security clearance, as required.
  • Ability to obtain an OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification with current 8-hour refresher.
  • While prioritizing health and safety, this position requires an individual who is able to walk and hike through varying degrees of difficult terrain. Individuals may also be required to perform their job responsibilities in inclement weather conditions.
  • Must understand and comply with company safety standards.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to learn technical competencies for a variety of potential project types.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to learn quickly.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications and demonstrate the ability to learn other software applications as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification with current 8-hour refresher, as applicable.
  • Work experience at Los Alamos National Laboratories.
  • Professional Registration.

Working Environment and Conditions

  • As a federal contractor that is subject to Executive Order 14042, Sundance requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodations for bona fide medical and religious exemptions.
  • Travel to support field work is a mandatory requirement of the position.
  • Hours of operation will generally be 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Work schedule may vary according to business needs and may include occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Overnight and day travel as needed.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25poundson
  • Ability to pass drug screen and physical exam.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions.
  • Ability to drive a Company truck, must pass driver record search.
  • Ability to pass pre/post-employment drug screens and medical examinations.

Sundance is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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