Topic ID #35221 - posted 3/11/2015 1:51 AM

Field Scientist - Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer Palmer

Auto req ID    3217BR
Posting Title    Field Scientist
Location    Minneapolis
Service Line    Environmental
Job Description    
General Responsibilities:
An entry level professional scientist requiring supervision in the performance of routine field investigations, laboratory tests, sample reviews, data collection, routine calculations, and draft reports.
Essential Functions and Duties:
Using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of scientific assignments.  May work in the office, lab or in the field.
Assists in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, tests and aerial photographs to evaluation, plan and permit projects.
Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results and follow operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.
Performs other office, laboratory or field studies and duties that may be assigned by more senior level professional staff or the Office Manager.
Outlines the required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper of various alternative techniques to conduct site study in his/her field of expertise.
Assists in compiling the scope of work for both routine and more complex lab or field investigations to measure and sample physical and non-physical properties of soil from a geotechnical, geological, or environmental standpoint or the analysis of construction materials.
Safety Responsibilities:
•    Complete safety orientation program
•    Abide by safety and personal protective equipment policies
•    Demonstrate safe work practices and avoid unsafe behaviors
•    Drive defensively, avoid preventable accidents and always wear a seat belt
•    Attend regularly scheduled safety training
•    Report all unsafe conditions to your Supervisor
Other Duties:
•    May direct the work of technicians, field crew, or drilling crew as necessary.
•    Will perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Essential Skills/Abilities:
•    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•    Ability to prepare reports using Microsoft Office.
•    Familiarity with excel and database management desired.
•    Experience with environmental laboratory data and terminology a plus.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; extreme cold and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Overnight travel may be required with this position.
4-year degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Archeology, Natural Resources, Earth or Forest Science, Anthropology, Ecology, Zoology and a working knowledge of technical software and computers related to the discipline.  Some minimal exposure to the consulting environment preferred, (i.e., summer internships, co-operative positions, or part-time work while in school).
Valid driver’s license (unless arrangements have been made with approval of Division Manager and Corporate).  
No. of Positions    1
Employment Type    Regular, Full Time
Education Required    Bachelor's Degree
Experience Required    Less than 1 year
City State    Plymouth, MN

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