Calista Corporation Environmental Scientist in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Environmental Scientist will utilize their knowledge to participate in collecting, synthesizing, and documenting data, managing and monitoring compliance for one or more environmental programs, and assisting in the preparation of project documentation. Incumbent will provide field support as needed including field site supervision. Personal initiative and critical thinking skills are essential to complete job duties with minimal guidance. Assignments are deadline driven so must be able to set priorities, take ownership of projects, work efficiently, and provide a consistent level of high quality in a high-pressure environment. This position is located in Fort Wainwright, AK. Hiring is contingent upon contract award.


  • Conduct and oversee environmental investigations and assessments in accordance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and as directed by Project Management staff.

  • Prepare technical evaluations of investigated sites using compliance activities using applicable Federal, State, and local guidelines.

  • Adhere to schedule and financial objectives, controlling time and expenditures to achieve project goals.

  • Work with environmental technicians and other technical staff in data collection, site investigation, and evaluation of data collected in support of environmental restoration and project objectives.

  • Provide scientific and technical guidance, support, coordination, and oversight to project staff preparing written project documentation.

  • Review and document the processes necessary to obtain environmental permits, licenses, and other requirements necessary to achieve environmental restoration project objectives.

  • Review and provide documentation of technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations to ensure proposals meet all appropriate requirements.

  • Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data.

  • Determine data collection methods to be employed in site surveys and investigations.

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules governing environmental projects and programs.

  • Knowledge of the practical application of science and technology.

  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Ability to use scientific rules and methods to solve problems and logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to take personal initiative, and to perform duties with minimal guidance and supervision.

  • Ability to think critically.

  • Ability to read and interpret scientific and technical documents.

  • Ability to write technical reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to provide a consistent level of high quality in a high-pressure environment.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to travel as needed for work related purposes.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work in an Alaska Native Corporation multi-business environment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical or Environmental Science or other related discipline required.

  • Must meet ADEC’s definition of a Qualified Professional.

  • Working knowledge of 18 AAC 75 (ADEC Oil and Hazardous Substances and Pollution Control Regulations), 18 AAC 78 (ADEC UST Regulations) and the ADEC Draft Field Sampling Guidance Manual preferred.

  • 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations certificate preferred.

  • Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response training with current 8-hour refresher preferred.

  • Experience in federal government projects highly desired.

  • Valid state driver’s license and must be qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of the Company’s Driving Policy.

  • Ability to pass a drug, driving and background screening.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT The 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. Brice Environmental Service has a fast-paced multi-tasking office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. At times, work is performed outside of the office at indoor and outdoor job sites. Adaptability regarding schedule and design changes, and occasional overtime for immediate field support or bid processing may be necessary.

  • Working environmental to include both office, lab, and occasional field assignments.

  • Field assignments may require several days to weeks in generally remote locations, anticipated travel will be less than 5%.

  • The majority of field assignment work will occur during the summer/fall.

  • Potential work may occur at contaminated sites.

  • Outdoor conditions may be subject to changes in weather conditions and noise levels.

  • May require travel in helicopter aircraft, motor vehicles, ATVs and/or watercraft for periods of days to weeks, generally in remote locations.

  • Must be willing and able to work long hours to support rigorous timelines.

PHYSICAL/VISUAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

PHYSICAL EFFORT Frequently: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Bending Over, Talking, Lifting (10 lbs. or less) and Carrying (10 lbs. or less)

VISUAL ACUITY Frequently: Distance Vision and Ability to Adjust Focus Continuously: Close Vision, Color Vision, Peripheral Vision and Depth Perception

MENTAL EFFORT Frequently: Verbal/Written Communication, Handling Stress & Emotions, Concentrating on Tasks, Discriminating Colors, Remember Details and Adjusting to Changes Continuously: Thinking Analytically, Making Decisions and Examining/Observing Details

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Frequently: Working Alone and with Others

PREFERENCE STATEMENT Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, Brice Environmental Service’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or other protected status. When applicable Brice Environmental Service’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION It is Brice Environmental Service’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

Requisition ID: 152005COMPANY1.1