Position: Administrative Assistant-Silver Springs, MD
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, is currently seeking to hire a talented individual to serve as an Administrative Assistant supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R - www.response.restoration.noaa.gov). This position will be located in Silver Spring, MD. OR&R is a program office in the National Ocean Service that responds to threats in order to protect and restore coastal resources. To do this OR&R provides interdisciplinary scientific response to releases of oil, chemicals, and contaminants, protects and restores NOAA trust resources, and promotes the protection and restoration of coral ecosystems.
The Administrative Assistant will provide the office with assistance in a variety of business needs. This will require the individual to work on multiple projects at one time and thus must be able to multi-task with little direction. The position will be responsible for leading projects and providing back-up assistance to team-members.
- Provide Time and Attendance support by validating and correcting timesheets, providing reminders, and adding Accounting Codes.
- Process Time and Attendance (T&A) Reports utilizing the WebTA system.
- Process federal forms associated with T&A requirements.
- Process travel arrangements utilizing the Integrated Travel Manager (ITM) system.
- Provide travel support, this includes processing travel authorizations and vouchers, group travel, conference packages, relocation travel assistance, and gift and bequest package processing.
- Update travel metrics log.
- Process controlled correspondence.
- Provide back-up support for FOIA and Records Management.
- Provide website management support.
- Provide specialized support for specific projects, events, and activities on an as needed basis.
- Strong communication skills both oral and written.
- Must be detail oriented.
- Proficiency with electronic office equipment and software, including e-mail, internet, word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases.
- Knowledge of governmental T&A requirements.
- Knowledge of Federal Travel Regulations and ITM is a plus.
- Familiarity with NOAA policies, procedures and systems for time and attendance, travel management, financial tracking, etc. is highly desirable.
Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, Freestone application form (http://www.gofreestone.com/careers), and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: NOAA Administrative Assistant.
Position: Environmental Scientist
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, seeks an Environmental Scientist to conduct natural resource damage assessments and support cleanup and restoration of contaminated sites in the Great Lakes Region. This individual will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R, http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/), Assessment and Restoration Division under the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP-www.DARRP.noaa.gov/) and as part of NOAA’s Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program in the areas of injury damage assessment for hazardous waste sites and oil spills in the Great Lakes. This position is located in NOAA’s Ann Arbor, Michigan offices.
The OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division’s mission is to protect and restore coastal and marine resources injured by the release of oil or hazardous substances or direct physical impacts such as vessel groundings. Additionally, since the inception of the interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in fiscal year 2010, OR&R has been involved in the management of one of the initiatives’ five focus areas (Toxics). Responsibilities of the incumbent generally will include providing technical support for natural resource damage assessments and NOAA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Toxics Focus Area efforts. Specific responsibilities include those listed below.
- Provide recommendations for aquatic ecological risk assessment and integrating restoration and recovery into cleanup plans for hazardous waste sites
- Support the design and implementation of studies needed to determine natural resource injuries
- Identify and quantify injuries to natural resources at hazardous waste and oil spill sites
- Participate in scaling the level of restoration necessary to compensate the public and the environment for resource injuries
- Participate in negotiating settlements and agreements to obtain habitat restoration and compensate the public for natural resource losses
- Coordinate natural resource damage assessment activities with restoration activities in Areas of Concern
- Recommend and participate in monitoring projects to ensure cleanup or restoration objectives are met
Support NOAA’s efforts under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Toxics Focus Area, such as developing project templates (proposals); managing activities of principal investigators; budgeting and prioritizing expenditures; resolving billing and spending concerns; and coordinating with activities conducted under other focus areas.
- Lead a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project to assess areas of concern to support restoration
- Coordinate and connect OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division’s activities occurring in the Great Lakes with other regional NOAA activities
- Master’s or Doctorate degree in environmental science, preferably in one of more of the following sub-disciplines: aquatic toxicology, environmental chemistry, coastal ecology, environmental engineering; or environmental policy with an emphasis in quantitative analysis.
- Strong verbal and writing skills
- Strong computer and analytical skills
- Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker
- Ability to work independently.
- Experience in assessing risk or injury to contaminated Great Lakes coastal aquatic species and habitats
- Knowledge of damage assessment procedures mandated by CERCLA and OPA
- Experience working in litigation or negotiating settlements to resolve environmental liability
- Familiarity with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- Experience in managing complex environmental projects, including building consensus around goals and objectives, and tracking and reporting on accomplishments
- GIS experience is a plus.
Please send your resume, contact information for three (3) references, cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, and a Freestone application (found at: http://www.gofreestone.com/careers/) to: email@example.com with the following subject line: NOAA Great Lakes Env. Scientist.
Inclusion of copies of undergraduate and graduate college transcripts and a writing sample (preferably a technical paper or report) is encouraged. The vacancy announcement is open until filled. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly
Position: Project Engineer - Water and Wastewater Utilities
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., a multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm located in Richland, Washington, is seeking a project engineer to support water and wastewater utility projects. The successful candidate shall possess knowledge and experience with water utilities projects and water distribution systems. The successful candidate must have working knowledge of applicable WAC’s, have active-associated certifications or willingness to quickly obtain certifications, and be familiar with applicable regulations, rules, and ordinances governing these systems. The position will be located in Richland, Washington.
Description: This is a project engineering position responsible for supporting the maintenance and compliance of the Hanford site cross-connection and water monitoring programs. Duties include; providing subject matter expertise, project coordination, project management, configuration change analysis, plan/procedures/program development and implementation, design and document review and implementation, database maintenance, procedural updates, understanding of regulatory requirements, implementation of new requirements, system maintenance, system testing, performance monitoring, tracking backflow prevention assembly installation and testing, identifying new facilities and determining water system hazards, and facility inspection of utility capital improvement projects involving water distribution systems, water treatment and storage facilities, pump stations, wastewater collection systems, wastewater treatment and lift station facilities, reclaimed water distribution systems, and reclaimed water treatment.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a related field
- Project experience in the design, construction, and operation of water/wastewater systems and facilities
- Current certification or the ability to obtain certification as cross-connection specialist, water distribution manager, and water treatment plant operator in Washington State.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills; both written and verbal
- A valid driver’s license
- Previous experience in designing a cross-connection system
- Previous experience in water-quality monitoring and knowledge of relevant EPA analytical methods
- Hanford Site experience
Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, Freestone application form (http://www.gofreestone.com/careers), and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: Project Engineer – Water and Wastewater Utilities.
Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.
Position: Junior to Mid-Level Geologist
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., a multi-discipline environmental consulting firm headquartered in Richland, Washington, is seeking a junior to mid-level geologist to support CERCLA and RCRA soil and groundwater investigations and cleanup.
The successful candidate will participate in project work at various locations on the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. Project work will involve hydrogeologic investigations, monitoring well installation, environmental sampling, aquifer testing and analysis, and report preparation. The emphasis for this position is field work combined with in-office data analysis and report preparation. The position will involve:
- Oversight of drilling and well installation
- Participation in multimedia sampling programs
- Evaluation and interpretation of environmental and geologic data
- CERCLA and RCRA regulatory support
- Developing and maintaining environmental databases
- Technical report preparation and technical editing
- B.S. or M.S. in Geology/Hydrogeology
- One to seven years relevant project experience (prefer consulting experience)
- Available to begin work in Richland, WA on or before November 4, 2013
- ArcGIS experience
- Aquifer testing and analysis experience
- 40-hour HAZWOPER
- Strong technical writing skills
Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, a cover letter, and completed application (downloadable from our website www.gofreestone.com) to email@example.com, with the following subject heading: Junior to Mid-Level Geologist Position.
Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly
Position: NEPA Specialist/Mid-level Environmental Scientist/Environmental Planner
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. a multidisciplinary environmental and natural resources consulting firm located in Richland, Washington, is seeking a mid-to-senior environmental science professional, experienced in environmental planning and the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies and documentation. The successful candidate should possess strong skills in environmental planning, natural resources management, and expertise in pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedent, which influence the NEPA process and compliance.
Position Location: Richland or Walla Walla, WA offices
Description: Support interdisciplinary projects and reports related to NEPA compliance documents, particularly experience with Section 7 (Endangered Species Act) consultations and the preparation and review of Biological Assessments, Biological Opinions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements. Provide support for a variety of project types (invasive species and pest management, water resources, sediment management, habitat restoration, fisheries, cultural and historic resources, hydropower); mentor staff in area of expertise; execute and deliver high quality work products.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (Masters is preferred) in environmental planning, environmental science, geology, biology or a related field. Extensive experience preparing and/or planning NEPA projects required (minimum BS +7 years, or MS +5 years, or PhD. +3 years). In-depth knowledge of regulations and requirements applicable to NEPA. Experience and expertise in environmental planning and environmental sciences such as biology (aquatic or terrestrial) geology, hydrology, water resources, marine science, physical science, or resource economics. Possess a positive, can-do attitude and a strong work ethic. Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively work independently and coordinate with project staff from multiple offices and agencies. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Dedication to expanding Freestone’s professional reputation and our commitment to scientific excellence in performance of environmental planning and natural resources. Demonstrated ability to develop business and market consulting services.
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.