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Intermediate Environmental Scientist – Permanent
Bear Tracks Environmental Services (2015) Ltd. is seeking a permanent intermediate environmental scientist, focusing on agrology, to join our growing team. Founded as a biological consulting firm in 2006, Bear Tracks’ experience portfolio has since grown to include an array of environmental consulting services, allowing us to meet the various needs of our industry and government clientele.
The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting fieldwork and overseeing junior staff completing field-level assessments. You will be asked to work alone at times and this position may also require some early mornings and late nights. Weekly schedules are typically 5 and 2, however, depending on the project, you may be expected to be away for multiple weeks at a time in the field.
Wanting to be part of a vibrant team is a must. We take our work seriously, but fully understand that people have lives outside of their job. We like to keep it light while providing an amazing product for our clients. This may not work for all companies, but it’s worked well for us.
You must be familiar with survey/sampling protocols for pre-disturbance soil investigations and environmental site assessments (ESA). Experience with GIS and wetland assessments is an asset, while proficiency with word and excel is a must.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
- Conducting pre-development soil surveys for various developments.
- Conducting reclamation assessments and detailed site assessments (DSAs)
- Conducting wetland assessments (characterization, classification and delineation) and preparing reporting deliverables including Wetland Assessment and Impact Forms (WAIF) and Wetland Assessment and Impact Reports (WAIR).
- Conducting Phase I ESAs, and preparing associated reporting deliverables.
- Planning, coordinating and conducting Phase II ESA field programs.
- Management and interpretation of soil and groundwater chemistry data from Phase II ESA field programs and comparing to applicable criteria
- Monitoring seismic, pipeline and construction projects
- Support and oversee other field staff with various projects.
- Technical report writing
- Proposal development
- Provide updates to senior staff as to the progress of various field programs.
Candidates will have the following qualifications and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in ecology, soil science, environmental science, or related discipline.
- Minimum 4 years of field experience with some of that experience preferably gained from a consulting background.
- Knowledge of provincial and federal regulations, approval processes, and survey guidelines.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Currently registered as a Professional Agrologist or Agrologist in Training or eligible for registration as a Professional Agrologist in Alberta.
- Experience conducting pre-disturbance soil assessments in the forested and prairie regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The ability to describe and classify soils in accordance with the Canadian System of Soil Classification is a must.
- Ability to conduct environmental site assessments (including Phase I and Phase II ESAs) in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and protocols.
- Ability to classify and delineate wetland habitats in the various ecological regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
- Previous experience preparing WAIFs and/or WAIRs in accordance with Government of Alberta requirements.
- Must work well with others and be organized. The organization is key as you will be responsible for working on various projects concurrently.
- Ability to read a map and use a GPS. It seems simple but some people lack this skill.
- Valid Class 5 driver’s license, H2S Alive, Ground Disturbance, TDG, ATV safe rider, and First Aid is required. If you don’t have any of these currently, we can work on getting them for you.
Assets for the position include:
- ArcGIS or QGIS knowledge
- Veg. identification skills
- Qualified as a Wetland Authenticating Professional in the Province of Alberta
This position is full-time with a tentative start date in early July. Bear Tracks offers a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and flexible work hours. Preference will be given to candidates based in the Lethbridge or Edmonton areas or who are willing to relocate to Lethbridge or Edmonton for this position.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, and indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the intermediate environmental scientist position.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified and the position filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.