Field Geologist coordinates and or performs geophysical logging field projects. Performs data collection using various down hole geophysical logging tools including an advanced germanium spectral logging system. Analyze spectral data and compile Log Data Reports; perform calibration activities associated with the logging systems. Assists with the fabrication, testing, calibration and operation of the downhole multichannel analyzer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Under general supervision, performs geological projects involving the collection and interpretation of data from bore hold studies, soil assessments and fault studies.
- Assists in researching information relating to identifying geological formations, prepares reports and geological maps based on findings.
- Classifies soils to prepare geological borehole logs.
- Applies knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics to determine the nature and extent of contamination of soil, groundwater, and underground water resources at environmental sites.
- Prepares hydro-geologic reports and maps, interprets research data, and recommends further study or action.
- Conducts or participates in environmental studies and prepares environmental reports.
- Directs drilling of exploratory borings and wells.
- Oversees installation of monitoring wells in accordance with state and federal requirements.
- Collects soil and groundwater samples from ground water, surface water and treatment systems for analysis of chemical composition.
- Determines direction of groundwater flow based on review of historical records and site-specific data.
- Determines the nature and extent of contamination of soil and groundwater at environmental sites.
- Knowledge of fundamental principles, concepts and techniques in the field of geology.
- Skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks under general supervision and guidance.
- Ability to organize own work independently in order to meet established objectives, using discretion in performing duties.
- Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
Essential education, training, knowledge & experience:
Bachelor's degree in geology, hydrology, environmental science, or equivalent, or 10 years equivalent work experience.
- Working knowledge of the Hanford Geophysical Logging project.
- Minimum 5 years of field geology experience
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills.
- High level of initiative with the ability to act with a sense of urgency.
- Ability to multi task and work on several assignments simultaneously.
- 40-hour HAZWOPER, current on 8-hour refresher
- Radiological Worker II, Hanford
Essential physical and intellectual abilities:
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Frequent standing, walking, lifting, carrying, bending, and grasping
- Work environment can include high heat, high humidity, and extreme cold
- Frequently lifts up to 25 pounds; occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds
Essential Travel Requirements:
Essential Work Schedule Requirements:
- Flexible work schedule to include evenings and weekends
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