Environmental Professional (Regulatory Compliance and Report Writing)

City
Los Alamos
State
NM
Job ID
2022-2663

Overview

Sealaska Technical Services (STS) is a critical subcontractor on the N3B Los Alamos LLC team and provides program management and technical services in support of the ground & surface water monitoring program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

STS is a full-service engineering and environmental consulting company with a worldwide reach in the areas of environmental monitoring and remediation, national security, systems engineering, data management and analytics for both federal and commercial customers. Sealaska is an Alaska Native Corporation founded in 1972 and established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 

 

STS is currently seeking an Environmental Professional to support the Storm Water and Surface Water Monitoring Projects under the N3B Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC). The Environmental Professional will be responsible for surface water and sediment data analysis, review and interpretation of state and federal regulations, technical report development, and peer review of data deliverables. The Environmental Professional will lead the review of regulatory documents and requirements, interpret their applications for monitoring, and screen them against surface water analytical results. The Environmental Professional must have excellent verbal and written communication skills for disseminating information to team members as well as for authoring technical reports. The Environmental Professional will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety and security an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to pause or stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.

Responsibilities

  • Review and interpret applicable federal and state surface water regulations, communicate findings clearly to provide guidance for data collection and analysis.
  • Author technical reports including data analysis, developing technical content, and reviewing documents as required.
  • Screen surface water data against applicable standards, interpret results, and communicate findings.
  • Ensures compliance with NPDES permits and New Mexico Surface Water Quality Standards (NMAC 20.6.4), including keeping up-to-date with changes in federal and state regulations, and determining and communicating impacts.
  • Assist with developing scope and analysis of remote sensing data, including geomorphic and vegetation change techniques.
  • Assist with management of storm water sample processing facility, including managing an inventory of chemical preservatives and maintenance of a fume hood and deionized water filtration system.
  • Ability to coordinate with, and willingness to take direction from, project leads as required.
  • Comply with all health & safety policies and practices.
  • Comply with all site access and security requirements. 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • At least five years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to understand and interpret environmental regulations (experience with NPDES Permits and New Mexico surface water regulations a plus)
  • Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills, including an ability to author technical documents and communicate findings to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Self-motivated professional who demonstrates strong time management, organization, and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs (R programming or GIS experience a plus).
  • Valid driver’s license required and have a clear driving record to drive/work in the field.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented project environment.
  • Familiarity with the LANL site, access requirements, general employee requirements, and work environment preferred. 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (Moderate Work):

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Moderate Work Category:

  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work
  • The employee exerts up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Will also be carrying up to 30 pounds while hiking. 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, hike, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

General:

  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • The qualified candidate must be a US citizen and may be required to attain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.
  • Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Individual must pass a pre-employment drug screen and accept all company policies.
  • This position may require a physical fit-for-duty screen.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

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