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Tracking Code Umiaq Environmental
Job Code 21-0045
Posting Title Environmental Scientist
Post Date 1/13/2021
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 25%
City Anchorage
State AK

UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports its parent company, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation’s (UIC), mission is to provide social and economic resources to its Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities. UMIAQ Environmental identifies potentially impacted resources, communities, organizations, and individuals to help define project issues and constraints associated with future development projects and their potential impacts to natural, environmental, and human resources. UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environments in which we conduct business. We recruit qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits. This dynamic company supports the other UIC Subsidiaries as well as maintains its own project work. This position is expected to interface heavily with our clients and develop new opportunities. The Environmental Scientist/Engineer is expected to provide project management as well as project support for other staff. Our projects range from the oil and gas sector to infrastructure development to planning.

Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Comprehensive environmental consulting and/or engineering that includes planning, data assessment, reporting, overseeing field personnel, travel and field work, and/or sample collection.
  • Perform Phase I, II, & III Environmental Site Assessments.
  • Define scopes of service and prepare budgets and proposals.
  • Review, evaluate, and interpret environmental data and prepare summary reports.
  • Interact and communicate with clients, vendors, and staff at all levels in a professional manner.
  • Support business development and marketing activities, including preparation of cost proposals and presentations to existing and prospective clients.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Expertise, Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrology, Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, or other Natural Science.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience.
  • Meet the requirements of an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Qualified Environmental Professional, as defined by 18 Alaska Administrative Code 75.333
  • Knowledge of Alaska environmental regulations.
  • Knowledge of RCRA, CERCLA, OSHA and other federal regulations.
  • Experience sampling soil, groundwater, and other media at contaminated sites.
  • Experience in hazardous waste and hazardous materials management.
  • Experience with environmental remediation technologies.
  • Experience on federal projects (HTRW, TERC, AFCEE, etc.).
  • Travel and year-round field work, with working hours more than 40 per week and weekends as needed.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills required to effectively interact with clients and staff at all levels.
  • Must be personable, flexible, and professional.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver license and insurable driving record.
  • Basic computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel required.
  • This position requires critical thinking and analysis; frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and lifting and carrying 30+ pounds; working in all weather conditions; field visits per project needs; ability to travel (drive or fly) to and from job sites locally and out of state

Preferred Experience:

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training.
  • Advanced computer skills: Access, ArcGIS, AutoCAD., gINT, MS Project
  • Experience with statistical analyses.
  • Experience with fate and transport modeling.
  • Experience with planning, logistics, and field work in remote locations.
  • Experience preparing SPCC Plans and SWPPPs.

Work Environment:

  • Working outside in excessive cold.
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke or gases.
  • Exposure to solvents, chemicals.
  • Walking on slippery, uneven surfaces.
  • Working on or around hazardous machinery.
  • Climbing stairs.
  • Remote work sites (no dispensary or hospital).
  • Long and/or irregular hours.

Physical Demands:

  • Operation of motor vehicles.
  • Driving, riding ATV/UTV.
  • Walking.
  • Standing.
  • Twisting, turning upper body.
  • Twisting, turning arms, legs.
  • Respirator use.
  • Wear ANSI approved safety footwear.
  • Wear safety glasses.
  • Wear hard hat.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing or Pulling:

  • Lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs. frequently.
  • Lifting/carrying up to 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Pushing/pulling up to 20 lbs. frequently.
  • Pushing/pulling 100+ lbs. occasionally.

Authorized Driver Requirement:

  • Employee must possess a valid driver license and pass Smith Driver Training within one year of hire.
  • Individuals with one or more serious violations (DUI/DWI) shall not be authorized to drive vehicles, including company, personal or rental cars to conduct company business.

  • Employee must follow the UMIAQ Environmental Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.


  • UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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