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Part-Time Sr. Environmental Scientist

Sealaska Richland Part-Time
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Sealaska Technical Services (STS), LLC is seeking a part-time Sr. Environmental Scientist to support our growing federal and commercial business operations.  STS is a growing, progressive business that provides environmental consulting, technology integration and deployment, systems engineering, environmental monitoring, and construction management services to a variety of governmental and commercial clients at job sites located around the world. 

The successful candidate will have strong Project Management skills to support projects in coastal, inland and near shore environments. We are looking for a candidate with applied technical skills, project management, field team-leadership, and technical execution on these types of diverse projects. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to physical, chemical, and biological characterization of sediment in marine and freshwater settings.

  • Serve as project task manager and/or technical lead on a diverse set of environmental projects that could involve contaminated site investigation; including biological assessments, sediment characterizations, dredged materials management and assessments, environmental impact assessments, and ecological risk assessments.
  • Lead environmental site investigations conducted under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and various other Washington State regulations, including the Washington State Model Toxics Control Act Cleanup Regulation (MTCA).
  • Serve as a technical lead or principal investigator on projects that will include utilization of established planning procedures, field and laboratory sampling, data collection and analysis protocols, logistical support for field studies, development of relevant analysis and documentation required by Federal and state regulations, most notably, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).    
  • Oversee the collection, analysis and reporting of large spatially explicit data sets.
  • Lead the development of technical reports, deliverables and other project documentation.   
  • Assist project managers with planning for projects, including development of the project task scope and organization, estimates of effort and other required resources, and schedules necessary to complete the project. Assist in creation of estimate of cost and budget for the project.
  • Help establish, plans, and assist with major milestone/deliverable reviews and decision gates to complete the project life cycle.  Ensure all project deliverables are accurately produced in accordance with project/contract requirements.  Provide the technical leadership of requirements management, design, implementation, system integration, verification, test, quality assurance, delivery, operations, and sustainment of the technical solution.
  • Assist with development of technical proposals. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s in a relevant technical discipline, such as chemistry, ecology, environmental engineering or other environmental discipline
  • 20-25 years of experience working on and leading environmental projects. 
  • Proficient in MS Office, ESRI ARC GIS, and a variety of other statistical programs.
  • Prior experience with Dredged Materials Management and Assessments, as well as contaminated sediments settings highly desirable.
  • The individual should also have a relevant technical background in physical sciences, oceanography or ecological studies in a marine/coastal and aquatic systems and experience in planning and managing projects.
  • The successful candidate will possess demonstrated leadership qualities to work with Program Managers, clients and teaming partners and a successful track record in developing and completing projects.
  • Strong history working with State and Federal Clients including the US Army Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense and/or the Environmental Protection Agency.  
  • Strong understanding of remedial investigations as it relates to site characterization for remedy selection.
  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Additional Requirements:

Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check, reference check, physical exam and urine analysis. A valid driver’s license is also required for this position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical and work environment characteristics described here 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.

Travel Requirements: Moderate travel will be required (10-15%) domestic.   

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 25 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions and other elements prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.



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Sealaska's purpose is to strengthen people, culture and homelands. We have strengthened business with culture since 1972. We are a Native institution owned by more than 22,000 shareholders whose core Native values guide all that Sealaska does and represent the rich heritage of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. We are guided by values to build excellence in our Native enterprise and take action toward our purpose.

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