Position: Current Openings
- Meeting Planner and Facilitator - Silver Spring, MD
- Project Geologist - Richland, WA
- Junior Biologist - Richland, WA
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Position: Meeting Planner and Facilitator - Silver Spring, MD
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, seeks a talented individual to serve as a Meeting Planner and Facilitator through April 2018 to coordinate and assist the Marine Debris Division (MDD) with workshop, meeting, and conference planning as well as facilitation. This individual will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration’s (ORR - http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/) Marine Debris Division (MDD - http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/). The position will be located at the ORR headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The candidate will serve as a project manager, planning specialist, and facilitator for the MDD’s workshops and meetings, including a large international conference on marine debris planned for 2017. This position will work with the division and other marine debris partners to plan and organize all aspects of these workshops and conference. Domestic travel will be required.
- Project planning and oversight for all aspects of a large scale conference including identifying session topics, speakers, participants, sponsors, workshops, and designing presentation and poster session formats according to Department of Commerce federal guidelines.
- Coordinate and execute all planning meetings working with NOAA Marine Debris Program leadership, staff, and Steering Committee for input to identify priorities and format for all aspects of the conference. This would include scheduling meetings, developing and executing agendas, and distribution of summary documents and other materials.
- Develop formal agreements with external partners.
- Maintain files and records regarding all aspects of planning.
- Build partnerships and work collaboratively at the local, state, national, and international levels.
- Oversee logistics planning with venues and others including comparing locations and assisting with selecting venue and workshop dates.
- Develop and disseminate meeting materials such as brochures, fact sheets, reports, project summaries and working with the media. Ensure all information is on the related website.
- Build and maintain relationships and effective communications within NOAA and with other government agencies, private groups and not-for-profit organizations to leverage information and identify opportunities for collaboration.
- Provide clear and concise responses to information requested from NOAA, the Administration, Congress and external partners.
- Assist with drafting presentations and speeches for the Marine Debris Division leadership and preparing briefing packets and press releases as needed in conjunction with the MDP communications team.
- Assist marine debris staff with planning meetings and workshops. Facilitate these meetings as needed. This would include: working with staff and partners to develop meeting agendas, shared objectives, facilitating meetings with multi-stakeholder groups, synthesizing information into summary products, assisting with writing reports, preparing presentations, and briefing leadership.
- Provide assistance with follow-up needs and compiling/disseminating documentation after the conference.
- Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with several years’ experience in a project planning and facilitation.
- Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Self-starter with ability to work independently and collaboratively with a wide range of individuals and within teams.
- Ability to work on multiple projects, be responsive to deadlines, and shift priorities as needed.
- Able to occasionally work variable hours to coordinate with international partners.
To Apply: Please submit your resume, a completed application (found at: http://www.gofreestone.com/careers/), a writing sample, salary requirements, three (3) references, and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: email@example.com the following subject line: Meeting Planning.
Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.
Position: Project Geologist
Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., a multi-discipline environmental consulting firm headquartered in Richland, Washington, is seeking a geologist for immediate employment to support regulatory field investigations.
Description: 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
- Maintaining environmental databases
- Technical report preparation
- One to three years relevant project experience (prefer consulting experience)
- Motivated self-starter and detail-oriented
- Able to work outside in extreme weather conditions
- Available to relocate and work in Richland, WA
- One year of Hanford field geology experience
- M.S. Geology/Hydrogeology
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following subject heading: Project Geologist Position.
Position: Junior Biologist – Plant Surveys/Environmental Compliance - Richland, WA
Freestone Environmental Services is seeking a junior-level biologist with experience identifying native and invasive plant species common to riparian and arid/semi-arid habitats of southeast Washington and northwest Idaho. This position is initially a temporary position to support field work and post-field analysis in May or June of this year. Depending on candidate qualifications and performance, a full-time position may be offered to support biological field surveys, prepare regulatory documents, and generally support environmental and regulatory projects.
The primary duties of the Biologist will be to assist senior scientists and occasionally work independently to perform project assignments. Additional duties may include data interpretation and analysis and report writing. Assignments may require working under challenging field conditions (exposure, terrain, long hours) in remote survey locations.
- Bachelors of Science degree (BS) or Masters of Science (MS) in Biology, Ecology, or related field
- Experience identifying native and invasive plants common to riparian and arid/semi-arid habitats of southeast Washington and northwest Idaho
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work in a team environment
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: email@example.com with the following subject line: Junior Biologist.
Freestone offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and is an equal opportunity employer. Please provide your résumé with cover letter and salary history.
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.