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ELS Environmental Scientist I

Ursus Austin, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Title: ELS Environmental Scientist I
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 1 year contract

Shift: Monday - Thursday; 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM


  • At an entry level, assists in collecting a variety of environmental samples and conducting environmental monitoring using proper sampling techniques and methodology.
  • Assists in maintaining and operating environmental monitoring stations which include complex environmental sampling and monitoring equipment.
  • Assists in identifying biological samples such as aquatic invertebrates, fish, algae and other vegetation.
  • Conducts stormwater monitoring and sample collection, conducts flora and fauna identification and/or collection, monitors flow and/or water quality and collects soil, water and waste samples.
  • Maintains compliance with EPA-regulated protocol and methodology for collection of field data and samples and field monitoring.
  • The position will be performing field water quality sampling involving a lot of driving on mostly day trips to remote areas with limited overnight stays.
  • Some weekend/after hours work to collect stormwater samples will be required.


  • Sixteen or more college semester credit hours in biology or chemistry and four or more years of experience in environmental sampling and monitoring.
  • An Associate's or Bachelor's degree(s) in chemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental science, physical sciences or engineering may be substituted for certain years of experience.
  • A Master's or Doctoral degree(s) in the above disciplines may each be substituted for one year of experience.
  • If candidate has a current Class D Water Operators License, that would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of chain-of-custody procedures, sample preservation procedures, sample holding times, sample quantities and sample storage requirements.
  • Knowledge of multi-parameter probes
  • Knowledge of aquatic macroinvertebrates
  • Knowledge of identification freshwater fish species (specifically in Texas) and aquatic/benthic invertebrates
  • Knowledge of global positioning system (GPS) techniques-


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Austin, TX USA 78744
Austin, TX