Senior Environmental Scientist

NANA Regional Corporation

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK, US
Anchorage, AK
30+ days ago
Senior Environmental Scientist



The Environmental Specialist supports all aspects of the environmental program for Kuna Engineering and its clients throughout Alaska. The position will support clients on planning and executing environmental projects including studies, permitting, reporting, field work and regulatory compliance as necessary. Support may also be managing field programs and team logistics according to project requirements. The Environmental Specialist shall work with the Environmental Director to plan schedules and other activities related to projects as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ Technical planning and execution of environmental projects, including document authoring and completion.

+ Leadership of field sampling and data collection projects including leadership of other Kuna employees and/or subcontractor(s).

+ Management of health and safety for field programs as assigned.

+ Periodic Client interaction with emphasis on permitting and environmental programs.

+ Provide regulatory support and coordination with local, state, and federal environmental agencies as necessary on environmental concerns.

+ Assistance and provide technical expertise for other environmental compliance or permitting projects/programs.

+ Research and explain regulations, policies, or procedures.


+ Degree in environmental sciences, engineering, chemistry, natural resource management, or related field.

+ Minimum ten (10) years of directly related experience.

+ Experience performing field work and developing project work plans and subsequent reports.

+ Ability to adapt to and maintain a safety conscious work environment.

+ Ability to demonstrate, conduct, and conform to a set of values and accepted standards, such as honesty, integrity, reliability, and accountability.

+ Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task and perform work accurately and thoroughly.

+ High degree of organization skills and ability to follow a systematic method of performing a task.

+ Ability to effectively work within a team environment to accomplish work activities, exhibiting a professional demeanor toward co-workers and customers.

+ Ability to communicate professionally, clearly and concisely with others using both the spoken and written word, as well as the ability to actively listen and comprehend communication from others.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoors/outdoors

Noise level: The noise level in the work environment is usually that of a standard office atmosphere.

Description of environment: Office building with standard office environment. Will also be on project sites outside.

Physical requirements: Employee is required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.

Travel: May travel up to 25 percent of the time. Employee will travel to remote areas and may be required to use alternative modes of transportation, including but not limited to snow machines, boats, small airplanes and ATVs.

_ Travel may require an employee or contractor to pass a TSA security checkpoint. If the employee or contractor does not have valid identification, they will not be able to travel until valid identification is obtained and verified. For this reason all employees and contractors must have valid identification when traveling to and from the work site destination, for a list of TSA approved valid identification visit _ _ _ . _


+ Professional, highly self-motivated, passionate, energetic, creative and strategic thinker.

+ Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

+ Mines first-hand customer information, using it to determine how to best maximize the opportunity for Kuna and its clients.

+ Always acts with customers in mind, knows how to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers/prospects and gains their trust and respect.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference

KUNA is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

It is KUNA policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements.

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Job: Engineering/Design

Company: KUNA

Primary Location: US-AK-Anchorage

Shift: Day Job

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Oct 31, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Req ID: ENV00139

About the Company

NANA Regional Corporation