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Writer/Editor & Social Media Specialist - Seattle, WA
Administrative Office Assistant - Richland, WA 
Junior to Mid-Level Scientist - Richland, WA 
Junior to Senior Level Regulatory Document Support - Richland, WA 
Project Geologist - Richland, WA 

Posted July 28, 2016 | Job listing | Contact jobs@gofreestone.com for more information | Download application

Position: Writer/Editor & Social Media Specialist - Seattle, WA

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, seeks a talented individual to serve as a Writer/Editor and Social Media Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R -- www.response.restoration.noaa.gov).  OR&R’s headquarter is in Silver Spring, MD, with additional offices in Seattle, WA and other locations throughout the US.  This position will be located in Seattle, WA. 

OR&R is a program office in the National Ocean Service (NOS) that responds to pollution threats in order to protect and restore coastal resources.  To do this OR&R provides scientific response to releases of oil, chemicals, and contaminants; works to reduce, remove and better understand the impacts of marine debris; and protects and restores the nation’s trust natural resources. 

Duties:

  • This position serves as a writer, editor and web site and social media specialist supporting OR&R.
  • Directly supports OR&R Chief of Staff through innovation by recommending creative solutions for critical problems and development of new approaches to help OR&R achieve outreach and communications goals.
  • Manage OR&R blog and social media accounts (currently Facebook, Twitter).
  • Gain and maintain knowledge of government use compliance.
  • Supports usability testing for various OR&R Web sites and public tools.
  • Manage and execute OR&R social media and blog calendar.
  • Manage stakeholder newsletter.
  • Supports OR&R Outreach and Web Teams on the maintenance of the OR&R Web site, with a specific focus on writing and editing of web and social media content.
  • Supports development of annual OR&R Outreach Strategic Plan.
  • Provides support to OR&R’s Outreach Team and Directorate with writing and editing of outreach and communications products for a variety of audiences, including agency leadership, partner organizations, U.S. Congress and the public. 
  • Communicates regularly with OR&R communications and technical staff and NOS communications team. 
  • Responsible for assisting with short and long-term special projects as needs arise and as outreach/communications requirements evolve.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Proven writing and editing ability
  • Accurate proofreading skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, journalism or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in a writing, editing and communications capacity
  • Experience in web content management
  • Experience in web editing and social media (entry and editing)
  • Social media analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of web content management systems, e.g., Drupal
  • Proficiency in basic HTML coding, Google sites, and Adobe Photoshop
  • Self-motivated, creative and energetic with an ability to work well individually and cooperatively with a range of individuals
  • Impeccable written and oral communications skills 
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to shift priorities as needed

Preferred:

  • Experience working for an organization in a marine science or emergency response related field

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, a writing sample, a completed application (found at: http://www.gofreestone.com/careers/), contact information for three (3) references, and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: jobs@gofreestone.comwith the following subject line: Writer/Editor.

Posted July 28, 2016 | Job listing | Contact jobs@gofreestone.com for more information | Download application

Position: Administrative Assistant - Richland, WA

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., a multi-discipline environmental consulting firm headquartered in Richland, Washington, is seeking an Administrative Office Assistant.

This is a full-time position that will report directly to the Administrative Office Manager.  The primary duties will include, answering the phone, greeting office visitors, filing, scheduling meetings, organize and file mail and documents, note-taking during meetings, ordering office and field supplies, errand running and providing general administrative assistance to company staff.  A professional appearance, strong intrapersonal communication skills, and proper phone etiquette are important.  Proficiency in MS Office required.  The successful candidate will provide support to internal staff and management and interface with clients and vendors. The ideal candidate must exhibit a high level of customer service and be willing to function in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Please send resumes (or questions) to jobs@gofreestone.com.  No phone calls please. 

Posted July 25, 2016 | Job listing | Contact jobs@gofreestone.com for more information | Download application

Position: Junior to Mid-Level Scientist - Richland, WA

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., a multi-discipline environmental consulting firm headquartered in Richland, Washington, is seeking a junior to mid-level scientist to assist with ongoing research and development of its state-of-the-art hexavalent chromium sensor technology.


Description:  The successful candidate will assist the principal investigator with various laboratory and field activities related to the development, testing, and deployment of its integrated sensor system.  The sensor system is comprised of a groundwater sensor, telemetry equipment, remote data server, and a solar power source.  The work is multi-disciplinary and includes geochemistry, hydrogeology, physics, mechanical and optical design, and electrical engineering. Approximately 75% of the work will be performed in Freestone’s laboratory located in Richland, Washington. The majority of field work will occur on the Hanford site near Richland, Washington, but may involve other locations.

The position is funded under a two-year grant, upon which time the position may be terminated.  Other work opportunities exist within the company such as technical writing, development of technical graphics, and data management. Those that demonstrate other skills may be hired for work beyond the grant period.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.S. in Physical Chemistry, Hydrogeology, or related science or engineering discipline
  • Motivated self-starter and detail-oriented
  • Able to work unsupervised and complete schedule driven tasks
  • Available to work in Richland, Washington

Preferences:

  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Familiarity with spectrophotometric technology and optical properties
  • Ability to problem-solve mechanical, electrical, and optic equipment issues from collected data analyzed using Microsoft Excel
  • Basic understanding of hydrogeologic properties
  • Groundwater sampling and testing experience

To Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, a cover letter, and completed application (downloadable from our website www.gofreestone.com) to jobs@gofreestone.com, with the following subject heading: Junior to Mid-Level Scientist Position. 


Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted June 30, 2016 | Job listing | Contact jobs@gofreestone.com for more information | Download application

Position: Junior-to Senior-Level Regulatory Document Support - Richland, WA

Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., a multi-discipline environmental consulting firm headquartered in Richland, Washington, is seeking junior to senior level professionals with experience preparing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) planning documents.

Description:  The successful candidates will participate in collaborative projects involving the planning for decommissioning of historical process facilities and waste sites.  Example documents to be prepared include Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analyses, Action Memorandums, Removal/Remedial Action Work Plans, Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies, RCRA Facility Investigations/Corrective Measures Studies, Sampling and Analysis Plans, Data Quality Objectives, and Closure Plans.  Example work activities include research historical data or documents, review or analyze data and information, prepare reports and presentations, draft and finalize documents, participate in meetings or workshops.

Required Qualifications:

·  Candidates shall possess a minimum bachelors or master’s degree in chemistry, environmental science, geology, or a related engineering discipline.

·  Relevant project experience (prefer consulting experience)

·  Strong technical writing skills

·  Motivated self-starter and detail-oriented

·  Able to work on multiple projects and maintain quality and timeliness of product

·  Available to relocate and work in Richland, Washington

To Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, a cover letter, and completed application (downloadable from our website www.gofreestone.com) to jobs@gofreestone.com, with the following subject heading: Regulatory Document Support Position. 

Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted June 22, 2016 | Job listing | Contact jobs@gofreestone.com for more information | Download application

Position: Project Geologist - Richland, WA

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

Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferences:

  • One year of Hanford field geology experience
  • M.S. Geology/Hydrogeology
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER
  • Strong technical writing skills

To Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, a cover letter, and completed application (downloadable from our website www.gofreestone.com) to jobs@gofreestone.com, with the following subject heading: Project Geologist Position. 

Posted March 3, 2016 | Job listing | Contact jobs@gofreestone.com for more information | Download application

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.

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