Environmental Scientist 2 - North Little Rock, AR
CENTER FOR TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LLC
North Little Rock, AR
An Environmental Scientist 2 is an entry level position and participates as a member of an emergency response team to conduct environmental sampling and data collection. In performing such duties, an Environmental Scientist II will conduct research or perform investigations for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing his/her knowledge of various scientific disciplines, he/she may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. The successful candidate will apply scientific methodology for analysis of risk assessments and industrial hygiene applications to ensure client's expectations are met. All Environmental Scientist IIs shall maintain a response bag with required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and appropriate clothing and be subject to on-call rotation 24/7 for emergency response and frequent, extended travel.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day of employment is required, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed. If two rounds of vaccination are required and only one has been received on your first day of employment, your continued employment by CTEH is contingent upon receipt of the second dose when due.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $35,100.00 - $54,700.00
- Health Insurance with PPO/HDP options
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (with PPO)
- Health Savings Account (with HDP)
- Life Insurance/AD&D Insurance
- Short- & Long-Term Disability
- 401-K Retirement Savings Plan
- Short Term Incentive Pay
- Annual Incentive Compensation Plan
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Parental Leave
- Professional Development Assistance
- Employee Assistance Program
ACTIVITIES/TASKS/SCOPE OF WORK
- Immediate availability for extended travel and emergency response at client’s request;
- Maintain, calibrate and mobilize equipment appropriate for an emergency response;
- Gather and analyze samples from various sources of potential contamination;
- Perform monitoring and sampling activities with minimal supervision;
- Compile, review and summarize scientific/technical data and literature; and,
- Perform such other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Toxicology or other related science.
- Three to five years of experience in a related field may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
- Advanced computer skills in a Windows-based platform is a must.
SMART Performance Measures
- Possession of or ability to complete 40-hour HAZWOPER training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 within 3 months of hire date;
- Possession of/ability to complete DISA & TWIC clearances within 3 months of hire date;
- Completion of all CTEH designated safety requirements within 3 months of hire date; and
- Others to be determined.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision;
- Ability to respond in a timely manner to all communications from his/her supervisor;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a matrix reporting structure;
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal directions; and,
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
- Current, valid, and unrestricted driver’s license
- Ability to obtain a passport
- Ability to comply with all job specific OSHA requirements, including the wear of a respirator
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Sitting, standing, and walking
- Lifting up to 50 pounds several times a day
- Overhead lifting of over 20 pounds
- Bending, stooping, climbing ladders and crawling
- Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary
- Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device and/or a paper copy
- Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Frequent, unscheduled travel for extended periods of time
- Ability to drive noncommercial vehicles
- Rarely may work shifts of up to 24 hours in duration
- Dress out in physically demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) for site entry at HAZWOPER sites as required under 29CFR 1910.120
- Wear half-face and full-face air purifying respirator (APR) as well as supplied air respirators in the form of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and hose supplied respirator with medical clearance as required under 29CFR 1910.134
- Wear partially or totally encapsulating personal protective equipment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works in an office environment when not deployed on an emergency response;
- Often works outdoors and may be exposed to hot and cold environments and extreme weather conditions, including sunlit, rainy and windy conditions;
- May occasionally work shifts up to 24 hours in duration;
- Encounter environments presenting physical hazards of uneven ground, standing water, ditches, dusty conditions, rapidly moving transportation and remediation equipment, and physical stress associated with the wear of personal protective equipment;
- May work at altitudes greater than 5000 feet above sea level;
- May work on land, sea or air;
- May work in a setting with potential physical and chemical hazards; and
- Frequent, extended travel.