Junior-Level Environmental Scientist

at Toeroek Associates in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

20.19-22.59 per hour DOQ | Chicago, IL, USA | Hourly | Environmental | Full Time | Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401K

Toeroek Associates is seeking an environmental scientist to provide technical support to challenging projects throughout the United States. Regulatory programs related to the project work include Superfund, Brownfields, RCRA, and state regulatory programs. Periodic travel is required. Preferred localities include Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, and Chicago.

Toeroek Associates is a dynamic small business provider of specialty consulting and analysis services to the U.S. Government. Toeroek offers a collaborative and congenial work environment with a team of passionate staff dedicated to finding solutions to complex problems in the fields of environment, records and knowledge management, and national security. Our multi-disciplined environmental staff includes scientific, legal, and engineering experts who support federal and state government entities in compliance, removal and remediation, field services, site assessments, oversight, historical and technical research, litigation, cost recovery, and community engagement .

Duties and Responsibilities

+ Prepare technical reports and other documents on topics associated with site characterization, remedial optimization, and remedy implementation

+ Conduct Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)

+ Collect and evaluate environmental data in field and office settings

+ Field activities will consist of soil, groundwater, sediment, and soil gas sample collection; geological logging and interpretation; and oversight of investigation and remediation subcontractors including laboratories and excavation and drilling companies

+ Support providing soil and groundwater assessments, soil gas sampling, asbestos inspections, lead-based paint assessments, geophysical surveys, and waste determinations

+ Conduct tasks related to environmental impact assessment, land use planning, facility siting and permitting, risk assessment, and water resources management

+ Recognize technical discrepancies in analytical results and make appropriate corrections following standard procedures

+ Support in organizing public meetings to address the findings of ESAs

+ Work within quality/budget/schedule expectations and scope-specific assignments

Required Education/Experience

BS degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field. 1+ years of practical experience related to evaluating contaminated site characterization and remediation at contaminated sites, including Superfund, Brownfields, and RCRA Corrective Action sites; strong knowledge of federal and state environmental laws and regulations under federal, state, and other cleanup programs.

Preferred Experience and Credentials

+ 40-Hour HAZWOPER

+ AHERA accredited Building Inspector

+ Asbestos Inspector License in any of the following states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, Iowa

+ Certified Asbestos Consultant/Certified Site Surveillance Technician

+ CDPH Lead Sampling Technician

+ Experience with site investigations and remediation, including groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil, and vapor intrusion investigations


+ Strong technical and problem-solving skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, as well as a commitment to producing high-quality deliverables

+ Excellent verbal communication skills

+ Detailed, critical, and thoughtful writing and analysis skills

+ Knowledge of or experience in environmental information collection, analysis, interpretation, and report preparation

+ Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines, and adapt quickly and smoothly to changing project requirements

+ Proficient in Windows-based applications

Salary The target hiring range for this position is $20.19 – $22.59 per hour, non-exempt, DOQ. Candidates with more experience may be considered for a higher rate. This is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the base compensation at the time of posting . Toeroek offers a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, STD, and 401K. Toeroek is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Toeroek Associates, Inc. maintains the policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) shall apply to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including hiring, testing, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, termination, layoffs, social and recreational programs, and retirement. Toeroek is committed to making employment decisions based on valid requirements, without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may contact Toeroek Associates, Inc., Human Resources via telephone, fax, e-mail, and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Human Resources at
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Job Posting: JC260636692

Posted On: Jun 01, 2024

Updated On: Jul 18, 2024

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