Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.
Tetra Tech is seeking a junior- to mid-level environmental scientist/responder to work out of our Kansas City, Missouri office.
The ideal candidate will have hazardous materials response and removal experience to manage and support time-critical removal and response projects within EPA Region 7 (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska). This position will primarily support response and removal projects throughout the four-state area. Responsibilities will include 24/7 on-call duties to manage and support emergency responses reported via EPA's Spill Line; calibration and maintenance of EPA-owned response equipment; participation in training and exercises designed to enhance response capabilities; managing or supporting time-critical removal actions under EPA's Superfund Program; preparation of sampling plans and health and safety plans; field studies including the collection of soil, groundwater and indoor air samples; interpretation of sample data and preparation of data summary reports; supporting preparedness and prevention meetings, conference calls and exercises; and supporting other environmental studies. This position will require extensive outdoor work, and will require overnight travel.
Candidates should have 3 to 5 years of experience with hazardous materials response and removal support, including familiarization with response equipment such as HazCat Kits, PIDs, Particulate Monitors, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and other items. Candidates should also have experience sampling environmental media (soil, groundwater, air, etc.) and containers (drums, totes, tanks, etc.). Previous experience managing or supporting time-critical removal projects is preferred.
Must possess strong analytical, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal). Must also be highly motivated, customer focused and work well in a team environment. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel also preferred. B.S. degree in scientific or engineering field is required. Completion of 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training and current 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher training is required. Must be able to lift sample coolers and other equipment up to 50 pounds. Must be able to wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and full-face respirator and complete annual medical monitoring program, including pulmonary function testing. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and pass a motor vehicle records check. This position will require extensive outdoor work primarily within the four-state area of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska during all seasons, including peak summer and winter conditions. This position may also support projects outside of the four-state region.
At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits. For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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