Geologist

Position Overview:

Under minimal supervision, participate independently and as a team member in acquisition and verification of data, scheduling of field activities, and report preparation.
Exercise compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
Work at a research-scientist level to perform independent and group project activities.
Perform technical tasks that may be requested by company management to support organizational objectives.
Plan, coordinate, and control work to ensure proper implementation of procedures and to meet project milestones.
Maintain professional contacts with government and university organizations and professional peers to ensure knowledge of environmental sciences is current.

Skills, Attributes, and Experience Requirements:

U.S. citizenship required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
Knowledge of fundamental principles, concepts and techniques in specified field of science.
Possess the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks under general supervision and guidance.

Relevant work experience in geology, hydrology, geochemistry, and/or engineer fields.
Experience with collection and interpretation of environmental data.

Collaborate effectively with co-workers in a team environment.
Ability to organize own work independently in order to meet established objectives.
Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability, and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
Understanding of environmental sampling protocols and laboratory analysis.
Knowledge of environmental regulations (e.g., CERCLA, RCRA, etc.).
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook) required.
Ability to obtain Professional Geologist licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Ability to attain and maintain Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training under OSHA standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120.
Ability to wear a respirator and/or airline.
Ability to attain site-specific radiological worker training.

Familiarity with applicable Kentucky statutes (monitoring well installation, variances, etc.) and federal (DOE, EPA, etc.) codes and regulations.
Field work at nuclear facilities and/or federal facilities.
Experience with remedial sampling and interpretation of sampling results at DOE’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Educational Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in geology, hydrology, or related science and 5 years’ experience.

Working Conditions:

Works in office and field environments at DOE’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and surrounding properties.
Field work will occur as schedules demand (approximately 40% of time on an annual basis) and will entail performing geologic studies, environmental sampling, and logging subsurface lithology from soil and monitoring well borings.
Field work may occur during all months of the year, including exposure to summer and winter temperatures.
Field work will involve potential exposure to heavy equipment movement hazards and potential exposure to environmental media contaminated with hazardous chemicals/solvents and/or radioactive materials if safety procedures are not followed.
Work will involve sedentary to moderate work, exerting up to 30 pounds occasionally; non-repetitive, up to 15 pounds frequently; repetitive, performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
The summary of position responsibilities and working conditions stated in this job description are not comprehensive; employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modifications to accommodate reasonably individuals with a disability.