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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Seeking an Entry-Level Geoscientist to provide junior-level technical support to environmental investigation, remediation, and geotechnical projects and proposals, primarily in the areas related to geology, hydrogeology, remediation, fieldwork, and data interpretation/presentation. Capable of executing complex field programs under the direction/guidance of more experienced personnel and capability for fully executing smaller field projects after training. Capable of evaluating geologic and chemistry data to reach sound technical conclusions and present/document findings in project reports using text, figures, graphs, etc. Develop responsibility for execution of basic tasks/projects.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.

* Provide junior-level geology and hydrogeology input to projects.
* Perform hydrogeologic investigations and remediation projects.
* Assume supporting technical role for projects and/or programs.
* Assume supporting roles in proposals and marketing.
* Perform field testing, sampling, and investigation work.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a geosciences field required, Master's degree (MS/MA) and/or hydrogeology-related academic experience preferred. This is an entry-level position. Seeking new graduates and/or those with up to 3 years directly related professional experience and/or training in environmental geosciences-related work (advanced degree may serve as 1 year of experience). Basic computer skills required, advanced skills desirable.


This position requires OSHA health and safety, client-specific safety, first aid and CPR training, and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. Professional development opportunities will also be available including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands of field activities include:

Sampling of various media - Sampling work may include lifting, maneuvering, positioning, and operating sampling/testing equipment (pumps, hoses, power cables, hand augers, sampling tools, etc.). Any physical activities required to facilitate operation of field equipment and collecting samples is required, as is movement over rough terrain. Moving earth via shovels or hand augers, or removing vegetation via a machete or other device may be required at times to gain access to sampling locations

IDW management - Empty and full investigation-derived waste (IDW) containers (mostly 55-gallon drums) must also be managed (moved, emptied, etc.), typically via drum dollies or supervising subcontractors performing drum staging. Walking on uneven and undeveloped ground is required. Hauling and emptying 5-gallon buckets of purge/development water may be required.

Typical field activities also include the lifting of pumps, cases containing equipment, sample coolers and other items commonly weighing 1 to 60+ pounds. Occasionally, staff members may be required to participate with others in lifting generators or other heavier objects weighing in excess of 100 pounds. Field staff must be physically able to work in adverse weather conditions, such as high heat, extreme cold, and precipitation.

Work Environment:

Project work will entail a mix of office and field work. Office work will be in a typical office environment with controlled conditions. Field work will entail work in a wide range of outdoor conditions, including work in adverse weather conditions, such as high heat, extreme cold, and precipitation and on unimproved job sites where dense vegetation, uneven ground, and physical obstacles may be present. Project worksites will typically be within the eastern United States but may include travel to/work at sites across the USA and internationally. Field project durations may range from one day to several months.

Other Skills and Requirements:

Ability to read, research, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical documents and procedures, and government regulations. Ability to write detailed reports, business correspondence, and procedures suitable for client submittal. Ability to effectively present information, communicate, and respond to questions from groups of coworkers, clients, customers, and the general public. Effective communication skills, both orally and in written form. Must be fluent in the English language - reading, writing, and speaking.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of algebra, solid and plane geometry, and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Strong background in mathematics and its application to quantitative analysis/problem solving a plus.

Ability to evaluate basic and complex issues, solve practical problems, and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Strong technical, and writing skills required. Knowledge/experience in computer-based, geosciences-related, graphics software, data evaluation software, electronic field data collection, and/or groundwater flow/contaminant transport modeling is desirable but not necessary.

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 450 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

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