Summer 2022 Environmental Technician Intern

City
Los Alamos
State
NM
Job ID
2021-2569

Overview

The Sealaska Technical Services (STS) team in Los Alamos, NM, is seeking an Environmental Technician Intern to work within their Water Program. As the Environmental Technician Intern, you will work alongside this team to provide groundwater and surface water monitoring and water remediation services associated with legacy contamination from past operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  You will spend much of the summer outdoors hiking and collaborating on projects in both hot and rainy conditions. Project opportunities include will include groundwater and surface water sampling, operation of a pump-and-treat system removing hexavalent chromium from the aquifer, well maintenance, waste management, and data management, interpretation, and reporting. Specific scope will be based on active projects at the time the applicant is accepted into the program.

 

The internship will take place in Los Alamos, NM. This is a hands-on learning experience with the Water Program team in the field.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and sample groundwater, surface water, and storm water
  • Provide and operate water remediation services and treatments
  • Work on projects related to structure development for erosion prevention
  • Conduct surveys
  • Manage, interpret, and report data and findings

Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Majoring in a Science field (Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science), Environmental or Civil Engineering
  • Physically fit and in demonstrated good health
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or a vocational-technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years) and have completed one year of school by the start date
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Additional Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior academic standing
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel, as needed

Additional Requirements:

  • Intern must provide copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance for use of company car.
  • Submit a resume with online application
  • Provide most recent transcript (unofficial)
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your status as a Sealaska shareholder, shareholder descendant, or shareholder spouse.
  • You must successfully complete a background check prior to onboarding at Sealaska.
  • Employment for this position will be subject to all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and the like and may require full vaccination against COVID-19, weekly testing, or other precautionary measures. Based on the Executive Orders issued by President Biden in September 2021, roles working on or in connection with a federal contract, or working at a federal-contractor’s workplace, will require full vaccination against COVID-19; roles which are unrelated to federal contracts will be subject to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard relating to vaccination in the workplace, which applies to organizations with 100+ employees.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for extended periods of time; walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 20-50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will primarily work in a field oriented setting.  Hiking in both hot and rainy conditions is mandatory. 

Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.

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