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Who We Are

MLJ Environmental is a small consulting firm located in Davis, California. We have over 25 years of experience protecting the prosperity of communities and their natural resources. We simplify regulatory compliance with innovative approaches to science and data. MLJ Environmental is seeking a Staff Scientist to join our team. Our staff are bright, innovative individuals who are interested in taking on new challenges within their careers. The selected applicant will be assisting with the logistics and collection of environmental water and sediment samples. This is an on-call position; days and hours will vary depending on need and weather and may include weekends and holidays (Approximately 10-30 hours per month). The successful applicant may have the opportunity to transition to full-time positions based on their performance and experience within MLJ Environmental. Please note that we are a dog friendly office.

Schedule and Salary

The Staff Scientist position is an on-call, non-exempt position and hours will vary each month. Due to the nature of our sampling program, the selected applicant may receive a call 24-48 hours prior to scheduling that work is available. We will do everything in our power to give more notice but that is not always possible. Pay is $19.00 per hour.

Example of Duties

Field sampling duties include the preparation of sampling supplies, cleaning and maintenance of sampling equipment, collecting water and sediment samples according to established standard operating procedures (SOPs), and assuring delivery of samples to appropriate laboratories. Sampling can involve 12 to 15-hour days and may be conducted under conditions of extreme heat or during rain events. You must be able to carry field equipment (30 to 50 pounds) and wear personal protective gear as needed and work in outdoor areas during all seasons.

We are looking for qualified candidates with exceptional critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of water quality issues and regulations in California is a plus. The successful applicant should be self-motivated with a keen attention to detail, safety conscious, able to exercise good judgement and common sense, able to work in a small group for extended periods of time, must have a valid California driver’s license and a good driving record. Familiarity with database entry, collecting surface water samples, using multi-parameter meters, and measuring stream flow is a plus.

How To Apply

To apply please send a 1) resume, and 3) contact information for three references to Trisha Turner (tturner@mljenvironmental.com); please reference where you heard about this position in the email. Applications missing any of the above may not be considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2024. No phone calls please.

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