Staff Scientist/GIS Specialist

Job Specific Skills/Duties:

  1. Ability to conduct work, as directed, that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character, but usually involves limited responsibility
  2. Ability to create maps (including the integration of data between layers, surface area and volume estimates), assist technical staff with GIS software and hardware applications, and assist with development and maintenance of project databases
  3. Ability to review data deliverables, maintaining graphic and project data, supporting other uses of the graphic data, and gathering GIS data in the field using portable GPS equipment
  4. Ability to operate GIS software (specialized training in ArcView, associated modules, SDE and Map Objects) with knowledge of Intergraph, Access, and Visual Basic for spatial database management
  5. Ability to collect GPS data in the field, transfer data from field equipment to office computers
  6. Ability to interpret basic geologic information, prepare boring logs, cross sections and groundwater flow maps
  7. Ability to assist in preparation of subcontract documents, work plans and reports under direction of senior staff
  8. Ability to assist in data evaluation and reporting
  9. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  10. Ability to conduct environmental data collection efforts (groundwater, soil, surface water, sediments, soil logging, and monitoring well construction) under various weather and work conditions
  11. Ability to perform and maintain rigorously detailed documentation of field activities
  12. Ability to express/communicate/present conclusions and results in clear written and oral reports
  13. Ability to effectively use Windows-based personal computers and word processing and spreadsheet software

Education And/Or Experience:

BS degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Geography, or related degree that emphasizes GIS applications

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. The employee must regularly operate a computer and other office equipment (copier, fax, etc.). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, the ability to adjust focus, and the ability to judge distances.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in outside weather conditions and can expect to encounter toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee must be able to make frequent trips to local sites and travel via air and land on temporary assignments. Land travel may require the use of company or personal vehicles. Therefore, a valid driver's license in good standing is required.

Perform field investigation and construction oversight activities that could potentially require the following: strenuous fieldwork under a variety of site and weather conditions; Standing, crouching and sitting to facilitate operation of the equipment and collecting samples; moving earth via shovels or hand augers; lifting of pumps, other remediation equipment, cases containing equipment, sample coolers and other items; and potential exposure to natural (e.g., poison ivy) and chemical hazards. Heat and cold are often times an issue.