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Environmental Scientist - Ecology and Environment, Inc.

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Location: Portland, OR
Full-time position
Closing Date: May 30, 2018
Job #12525
Posted: April 30, 2018

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Scientist for our Portland, OR office.  This position will be responsible for conducting a variety of tasks including supporting a variety of environmental and emergency response projects including both fieldwork, research, and report preparation. The successful candidate must be self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of a team with solid technical writing skills. A cover letter is required with your resume – please submit cover letter and resume as one document.


  • Work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team to support a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, contaminated site assessment and cleanup, emergency response, environmental permitting, water and natural resource evaluations, and emergency management and planning
  • Support E & E’s Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team program tasked with environmental emergency response and readiness for US EPA Region 10, including after hours and on call duties
  • Ability and willingness to conduct fieldwork related to soil, groundwater, and surface water sample collection at contaminated sites throughout the U.S.
  • Support projects in all phases, including research, design, budgeting, permitting, field implementation, data analysis, report writing, and other tasks
  • Support overarching company goals including participation in business development and proposal efforts as appropriate


  • Bachelor’s Degree  in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or a related discipline
  • 3 - 5 years of related experience
  • Experience planning and performing work at hazardous waste sites carrying out duties that include sampling/work plan development, field documentation, operating field instrumentation, sampling (soil, water, air, product), shipping samples, evaluating laboratory data, and reporting
  • Experience with or willingness to learn how to use technical equipment for environmental field monitoring
  • Familiarity with data collection and management techniques in the field
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork and carry up to 50 lbs. of field gear in challenging conditions (e.g., steep, rugged terrain, extreme weather conditions) throughout the U.S.
  • Current OSHA 40-HR HAZWOPER certification or ability to become certified immediately is required
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel for fieldwork up to 50% of the time (up to 3 weeks at a time)
  • Experience responding to or developing readiness for oil spills, hazardous substance releases, biological and/or chemical warfare agents, radiation, and weapons of mass destruction is preferred
  • Knowledge of principles of emergency management including the Incident Command System and National Incident Management System is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, and technical writing and research skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop  technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at to apply on-line.  A cover letter is required with your resume – please submit cover letter and resume as one document.  Local candidates preferred.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.

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