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Freestone is committed to hiring talented, energetic, and well-qualified staff from a variety of scientific backgrounds. We accept resumes and applications year-round.

A multi-discipline small business consulting firm, Freestone Environmental comprises an academically diverse work force. Our core team of scientists and engineers showcase our capabilities in every project. We foster the professional development of our employees through collaboration in challenging project work, training, and mentorship by senior staff and management.

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Review our active postings below. To apply, please submit your resume, Freestone application form, contact information for three (3) references, and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: jobs@gofreestone.com with the job posting title in the subject line.










Budget Analyst - Silver Spring, MD

Posted 3/11/2019


Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, seeks a talented individual to serve as a Budget Analyst to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R - www.response.restoration.noaa.gov). OR&R is a program office that responds to 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.

Summary
The Program and Budget Analyst will be a team member of OR&R’s Business Services Group. It is a dynamic, team-oriented, and collaborative work environment. The successful candidate will provide critical budget planning and analytical support to the office. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those stated below.

Responsibilities
  • Play an integral role in the budget planning process.
  • Provide budget tracking and analysis using office-specific information systems.
  • Prepare reports and provide fiscal and budgetary data.
    Analyze and evaluate continual changes in program plans and funding.
    Develop recommendations for financial and/or budgetary actions.
    Notify program office/management of trends toward over and under obligation of funds.
    Recommend ways to improve the utilization of funds.
  • Research and query budget data and expense information.
  • Prepare materials for responses to various budgetary questions.
  • Provide analysis on pending obligation commitments for grants and contracts and accurately report the information to key personnel.
  • Monitor the execution of funding and agreements support.
  • Additional duties include:
  • Maintain and coordinate project code information.
    Help create and maintain an office policy and procedures manual.

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s in business administration or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of the budgetary process and analytical skills.
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated energetic strategic thinker.
  • Ability to work well individually and cooperatively with a range of individuals.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to shift priorities as needed.
  • Knowledge of Federal Budget Execution and Commerce Business System (CBS) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with NOAA policies, procedures for budget and finance is highly desirable.
  • To Apply: Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, Freestone application form (https://www.gofreestone.com/Careers.html), and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: jobs@gofreestone.com with the following subject line: Budget Analyst.

    Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.





    Freestone Environmental Services, Inc.(www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, seeks an Environmental Scientist to support cleanup and restoration of contaminated sites in the Great Lakes Region. This individual will work with NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R, http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/), Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD) under the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP-www.DARRP.noaa.gov/) and support restoration efforts as part of NOAA’s Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program. This position will be based out of either NOAA’s Seattle, WA or Ann Arbor, MI office.

    OR&R ARD’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, OR&R has been involved in the interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative since fiscal year 2010. Responsibilities of the incumbent generally will include providing support for NOAA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative efforts. Specific responsibilities include those listed below.


    Core Responsibilities:
  • Employee shall provide recommendations for integrating restoration and recovery into cleanup plans for hazardous waste sites including Torch Lake Area of Concern (AOC) (MI).
  • Employee shall evaluate Great Lakes Restoration Initiative AOCs to support restoration.
  • Employee shall recommend and participate in monitoring projects to ensure cleanup or restoration objectives are met.
  • Employee shall support NOAA’s efforts under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, such as developing project templates (proposals); managing activities of principal investigators; budgeting and prioritizing expenditures; resolving billing and spending concerns; and coordinating with other GLRI activities.
  • Employee shall coordinate and connect OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division’s activities occurring in the Great Lakes such as DIVER development, AOC data management and DARRP case work with other regional NOAA activities.

  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Desired Qualifications:
  • 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.
  • Experience in assessing risk or injury to contaminated Great Lakes coastal aquatic species and habitats.

  • Term: This is a one-year position, with annual renewals possible.

    To Apply: Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, Freestone application form (https://www.gofreestone.com/Careers.html), and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position and whether you have a preference for the job location (Seattle or Ann Arbor) to: jobs@gofreestone.com with the following subject line: Great Lakes.

    Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.




    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 Support Specialist supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 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 Support Specialist will manage the administrative functions of operating an efficient and effective office.


    Job Duties:
  • Provide front office duties, which includes answering the phone, greeting guests, and other administrative tasks.
  • Support the Director by coordinating the Director’s calendar and providing materials for meetings, etc.
  • Process and manage Time and Attendance (T&A) Reports utilizing the WebTA system.
  • Process travel arrangements (domestic and international) utilizing NOAA’s travel system, E2 Solutions.
  • Create office procedures and help communicate and disseminate the information through presentations and trainings.
  • Support the management of property inventory and tracking.
  • Order and distribute office supplies.
  • Provide back-up support for the development of conference packages for management approval.
  • Provide specialized support for specific projects, events, and activities on an as needed basis.
  • Job Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written.
  • Team oriented.
  • Ability to juggle competing demands and prioritize office needs.
  • Comfortable working with team members in disparate geographic locations.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal Travel Regulations and E2 Solutions is a plus.
  • Comfortable learning new software programs.
  • Familiarity with NOAA policies, procedures and systems for time and attendance, travel management, financial tracking, etc. is highly desirable.
  • To Apply:
    Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references, Freestone application form (http://www.gofreestone.com/Careers.html), and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: jobs@gofreestone.com with the following subject line: Admin.


    Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.



    Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, is seeking to hire an Environmental Scientist to provide support to NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment & Restoration Division (ARD).

    Overview:

    The Environmental Scientist will provide support to the NOAA Assessment & Restoration Division West Coast Branch, which is based in Seattle, WA, and has additional offices in Anchorage, AK, Santa Rosa, CA, and Long Beach, CA. The candidate designs and conducts Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA) for waste sites, with a significant focus on the Hanford Nuclear Site in Eastern Washington. The candidate participates with co-trustees to plan appropriate injury assessment and restoration for natural resource injuries and resolve liability and supports the delivery of NOAA products and services to the public. The candidate fosters cooperation and coordination within and outside of National Ocean Service (NOS) to achieve agency missions, goals, and objectives, including those of the NOAA Restoration Center (RC), Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP), and Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R).



    Responsibilities of the incumbent will include working with interdisciplinary and interagency groups to evaluate ecological injuries and recovery trajectories after hazardous materials releases – one being the Hanford NRDA, which includes developing an aquatic restoration plan with co-Trustees that determines appropriate type and scale of restoration to compensate the public for natural resource injuries.

    Core Responsibilities:
      Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA):
  • Addresses waste sites in the West Coast region of the U.S.; follows the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and NRDA regulations to determine natural resource injuries and appropriate scale of restoration;
  • Leads or contributes to injury assessment approaches, restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring, and development of case strategy using principles of ecology and strong science;
  • Provides technical support and coordination to Department of Energy and the Hanford Natural Resource Trustees;
  • Takes appropriate action to integrate remediation and restoration activities during the NRDA process; and,
  • Contributes to settlements that address natural resource injuries/liability with a multi-disciplinary team of individuals, including but not limited to biologists, chemists, restoration specialists, economists, and attorneys.

    • Support Delivery of NOAA Products and Services:
  • Integrates with existing geospatial and data management capabilities within ARD and RC to meet existing and future program goals and objectives;
  • Contributes to new approaches and applications to support emerging ARD, RC, DARRP, and OR&R spatial needs. Examples of DARRP initiatives include but are not limited to: Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA), integration of spatial data into Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA) and Resource Equivalency Analysis (REA), Data Integration Visualization Exploration and Reporting tool (DIVER), and visualization of spatial data to evaluate aquatic habitat recovery trajectories.

  • Qualifications:

    Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in environmental science, preferably in one of more of the following sub-disciplines: riverine ecology; long-term monitoring sampling design; environmental restoration, avian, mammal or salmonid physiology, and quantitative analysis of ecological data or habitat monitoring results;
  • Strong verbal and writing skills;
  • Strong computer and analytical skills; and
  • Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in assessing risk or injury to species and habitats (terrestrial and riverine), using reference habitat conditions, ecological services, pollution endpoints, and good study design;
  • Experience in large river systems management, and restoration, or how freshwater habitats respond to chemical perturbations and restoration actions;
  • Experience working on inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems and spatial analyses; and
  • Knowledge of injury assessment and restoration procedures mandated by CERCLA.
  • Term: This is a one-year position, with annual renewals possible.

    Travel: Ability and willingness to travel regionally is required (e.g., Richland/Tri-Cities, Portland, Lapwai, Yakima, Spokane, and Pendleton)

    To Apply:
    Please submit your resume, the contact infromation for three (3) references, Freestone applicaton form (found at: http://www.gofreestone.com/careers/), and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to: jobs@gofreestone.com with the following subject line: NOAA Environmental Scientist.


    Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.




    Freestone Environmental Services, Inc., (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm headquartered in Richland, Washington, is seeking an entry-level geologist to support regulatory field investigations.

    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:

    Duties:
  • 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: 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: jobs@gofreestone.com with the following subject line: Entry Level Geologist


    Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.



    Freestone Environmental Services, Inc. (www.gofreestone.com) a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, is currently seeking to hire a part-time employee that is interested in marine fisheries to serve as a Fisheries Biosampling Technician, supporting the Fisheries Research and Monitoring Division’s (FRMD), Insular Fisheries Monitoring Program (IFMP) within the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    PIFSC administers scientific research and monitoring programs that support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources. PIFSC is aiding the Pacific Island Region territories in improving fisheries dependent monitoring programs. The objective of this fisheries monitoring work will be to develop better information on landings and size composition by gear and species, and to collect samples for use in determining age, size-at-maturity, fecundity, and spawning seasonality. All this will provide a better foundation for inputs to stock assessments for sustainable fisheries management.

    This is a part-time position.

    Job Duties:
  • Conduct census sampling of commercial, local, non-pelagic catches with the aid of staff from the commercial fisheries market;
  • Collect data from the fishermen, if available, including fishing date, location, number of fishermen, gear types and number of gear, and hours fished;
  • Record data from each catch including species identification, fork length, weight and any relevant notes on condition;
  • Collect biological samples, including but not limited to otoliths, gonads, fin clips, and muscle tissues;
  • Record data from each fish, and ensure samples are properly stored, preserved and labeled
  • Ensure that all collected samples are sent to the PIFSC and/or PIFSC designee;
  • Perform data management and archiving activities (e.g. ensure all data related to the census sampling and biological sample collection are entered into the Bio-Sampling database provided by PIFSC and data quality management steps are taken to ensure accuracy;
  • Participate, as necessary, in meetings or training activities, which may include DAWR boat-based and shore-based creel survey staff;
  • Maintain regular and consistent communication with government, fishing industry and/or market contacts; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Prior experience in fish sampling, including extracting otoliths and gonads, and making morphometric measurements or related work is also desirable, but can be learned on the job.
  • Proven ability to identify fish species in the relevant area.
  • Familiarity with fisheries and the fishing industry in the local area.
  • Basic computer proficiency for report generation.

  • To Apply: 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: jobs@gofreestone.com with the following subject line: Fisheries Biosampling Technician.

    Freestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Friendly.

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