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Environmental Specialist – Entry/Junior-Level

Job Description

Cabrera Services Inc., a growing radiological and environmental remediation company, seeks an Entry/Junior-Level Environmental Specialist to work at Federal remediation projects located throughout the United States. Candidate will be based out of a corporate office, and travel to remote project sites to perform a wide array of tasks to support environmental field investigations. Will conduct environmental field investigations including sampling of various media (soil, groundwater, surface water, air, etc.), data analysis, interpretation and report writing, including the use of ArcGIS and AutoCAD for the development of project deliverables. Candidate will work under the oversight of the Field Site Manager and/or Project Manager, and key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting project staff with execution on environmental investigation and remediation projects, to include environmental data collection (compliance monitoring and sampling), tracking, and reporting

  • Provide technical support to team members for other aspects of the site environmental program

  • Organize and develop documentation to meet environmental reporting and record-keeping requirements for projects

  • Work with ArcGIS and AutoCAD to develop drawings for project deliverables, including initial planning documents, and final reports

  • Assist with development of work plans (FSP, SAP, and UFP-QAPPs) to plan, track, and report routine and non-routine records, permits, and reports

  • Assist in performing sampling events and inspections to comply with state/federal regulations, to include collecting samples; coordinating with laboratories and data analysis/management

  • Perform project inspections and self-assessments for environmental (RCRA, TSCA and other regulatory) compliance, including sediment and erosion control

  • Compile data, prepare reports, and participate in technical reviews, to include assisting with writing and preparing technical reports, work plans, letters, and memorandum

  • Office work may include task coordination, data compilation and interpretation, report writing, regulatory file review, and project strategy development

  • Support project close-out and post remedial action reporting efforts


Experience Requirements

  • 10+ years of health and safety management experience on large-scale construction projects

  • 40-hr HAZWOPER training with uninterrupted 8-hr Refresher course records, and Supervisory Training, plus the ability to achieve Medical Clearance for work at hazardous waste sites with Respirator Qualification

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with safe trenching and excavation, decontamination, demolition, hoisting and rigging, hot work, use of heavy equipment and cranes, confined space entry, electrical safety, bulk chemical and drum handling, flammable/combustible liquid handling and storage

  • Experience with multiple levels of PPE and respiratory protection

  • The SSHO must have a thorough understanding of occupational safety and health concepts and be knowledgeable in OSHA regulations, USACE health and safety requirements, and industry safe work practices

  • Understands and is committed to ethical & professional conduct

  • Comfortable working in outdoor environments and field trailers and understands that the work schedules must remain reasonably flexible to support the overall Remediation Team schedule


Minimum Qualifications

  • Years of experience: 0-3 years’ experience in a similar position

  • Education required: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management, or other related discipline

  • Experience working with ArcGIS and AutoCAD

  • Experience and/or knowledge providing on-site support for environmental programs at federal installations (DOD and DOE)

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance experience and/or knowledge, including supportive field studies and technical report writing

  • Ability to gain access to work on a Federal government facility required


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience at Superfund sites or similar (e.g., FUSRAP, CERCLA, FUDS, BRAC, etc.) under USACE jurisdiction

  • Knowledge and experience with remediation (environmental/radiological) excavation, decontamination, demolition, material handling, on-site treatment, off-site waste transport/disposal, environmental sampling/laboratory analysis, and site restoration means and methods

  • Exhibiting ownership of delegated tasks, including responsibility for coordination and delivery of on-schedule and on-budget tasks

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Professional work attitude and ability to participate on a team supporting a wide range of environmental compliance activities

  • 40-hr HAZWOPER training with uninterrupted 8-hr Refresher course records


Description of Idea Candidate

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with experience in environmental work, and has background/abilities to work with ArcGIS and CAD, who can effectively evaluate, interpret, and assist the project team in field data collection activities, and the plotting/ manipulation of the field data into drawings and other project deliverables. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in outdoor environments and field trailers and understands that the work schedules must remain reasonably flexible to support the overall Remediation Team schedule. Typical field assignments range from weeks, to months, in duration.

The ideal candidate has good technical writing and editorial skills to effectively develop, review, and produce final versions of required deliverables to a host of clients and regulators. This person will function as a member of a diverse project team committed to regulatory compliance and client satisfaction while meeting performance objectives with a high level of quality and attention to safety. The ideal candidate understands and is committed to ethical & professional conduct.

Other Information

Candidate will report to a corporate office (East Hartford, CT, Buffalo, NY, or Sacramento, CA) on a daily basis, and travel to/from project sites as required, for assigned durations. Relocation expenses are negotiable.


Required ability to meet fitness-for-duty (drug & alcohol testing), medical, respirator use, background screening, training, strength/dexterity, and other requirements necessary for complete job performance. Field assignment typically involve routine use of modified Level-D PPE, occasional use of elevated PPE and respiratory protection and; work in a wide range of temperatures.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with the hands and arms in the operation of equipment or instruments located in the work environment.  The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally required to stand, walk, or stoop.

Please note that travel is required for this position and travel compensation (e.g., mileage or per diem) will be determined on a project by project basis.  Work hours are as directed by the client.  


In addition to base pay, Cabrera currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including 401K with employer matching; excellent medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance options; flexible work arrangements; support for professional development; and incentive bonuses.  Employees also enjoy friendly and professional work environments, and opportunity for travel and personal growth.


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Cabrera Services is and EOE, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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