Responsible for establishing client base for a new corrosion analytical lab; Analysis of internal corrosion coupons, liquids, and solids; Sample prep, database management, reporting and data analysis, consulting for oil and gas clients regarding internal corrosion; moved to Environmental Scientist role after Ryan phased out laboratory: responsible for environmental sampling to include water/ waste, asbestos, soil; SWPPP writing and review; moved to Waste Manager in May 2018: Responsible for manifest creation, waste profile sampling; waste profile creation
- Environmental Scientist at Ryan Environmental, LLC
- Associate Manager - QC at Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Manager - Internal Corrosion/ Environmental Scientist at
- Senior Biologist at MSES Consultants, Inc
1 year, 4 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Science - Biology
Emergency Response and Radiological Section/Assessment Division (Environmental Scientist 3/Emergency Responder)
Dual Supervision: Assessment Administrator: Bryan Riche 225-219-3616, Acadiana Regional Office Manager: Donnie Hackler 337-262-5125, Assessment Div. Supervisor Daniel Lambert 225-219-3626, ARO Supervisor: Rhonda McCormick 337-262-5588
• Emergency response to chemical and hazardous spills, releases, or accidents. Participation in Unified Incident Command with multiple Federal, State, and Local Departments and Agencies. Regulatory action over proper incident mitigation, remediation, and/or disposal of hazardous materials/solid waste. Investigation and/or Inspection due to public complaint or self reporting by facility or corporation. Investigate, acquire photos and/or documentation for facility on incident or complaint and generate reports based on information found. Knowledge of RCRA, RECAP, and CFR (familiar with solid waste, haz waste, radiation, air, and water regulations). Operation and Maintenance of air monitoring instruments, Ludlum Rad Meter, IR Spectroscopy Analyzer, and work truck; as well as proper training and instruction in selection of proper PPE. Aided in training at JESTC- LSP and in house for LDEQ staff on air monitoring equipment and drafted SOP's on their use. Participation in Nuclear Power Plant Drills for three Nuclear Power Plants impacting the State of LA at field team and in unified command levels.
- Environmental Scientist at LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
- Asst. Lab Tech - Contract Hire at ARBUCKLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
- Graduate Assistant at NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY
- (Summer Term Job. Asst. Lab Tech.) Lab Manager at LILLIAN M. HUDSPETH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
13 years, 6 months at this Job
- - Marine and Environmental Scientist
- B.S. - Biology
Responsibilities Preparing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). Consulting services for industrial facilities covered under the Industrial General Permit (IGP) for Storm Water Discharge. Training clients in storm water sampling. Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) data entry and management of accounts for clients. Laboratory data review and analysis, and explanation of storm water laboratory results to clients. Assuring compliance for clients under the IGP. Training and supervising other Environmental Scientists. Accomplishments I started the company with the owners and have trained the other environmental scientist at the company. I have visited over 50 sites and helped over 5 of them with litigations involving 3rd party environmental firms. Skills Used Efficiency in writing reports related to state and federal permits for storm water. Superior customer service. Managing accounts in Quickbooks. Preparing storm water sampling kits. Efficient in SMARTS upload and navigation.Training and supervising of other employees.
- Associate Environmental Scientist at Environmental.com
3 years, 8 months at this Job
- Double Major BS and BA - Environmental Science
- AA - Liberal Arts
- Company Environmental Scientist - Conduct annual low-flow field sampling and reporting for brine water injection well operator's GWM program - Hydrocarbon and brine water impacted site remediation manager; spill response manager - oversee day-to-day company operations - Pipeline Safety manager - business development
- Environmental Scientist at Astra Environmental Consulting, LLC
- EHS & Pipeline Safety Manager at Finley Resources, Inc
- Operations Compliance at Buffco Production, Inc
- Environmental Scientist at ESA Consulting
1 year at this Job
- B.S. - Environmental Science
• Duties included participating on technical teams analyzing current and new information to address scientific uncertainty associated with impacts of current Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) operations on listed species, and identify potential alternative management actions to support the development and implementation of the re-initiation of consultation on the long term operations (ROC-on-LTO) process and longfin smelt (LFS) incidental take permit (ITP) reissuance for CVP/SWP operations. Duties also included, evaluating outputs from hydraulic and hydrodynamic water simulation models such as CALSIM2, DSM2, and particle tracking models, to analyze effects of CVP/SWP operations on the Bay-Delta ecosystem. Providing technical input to workgroups composed of consultants, agency scientists, and stakeholders, which are tasked with the ROC-on-LTO and the reissuance of the longfin smelt ITP. And assisting in the development of conservation strategies for covered species with an emphasis on fish and other aquatic species of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in collaboration with state and federal agencies technical staff and stakeholders. Using best available scientific information, including ecosystem processes and species life history models and peer reviewed scientific literature to make recommendations on ROC-on-LTO and LFS ITP objectives, conservation measures, and monitoring protocols for aquatic and covered fish species. Position required reporting to the Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor regarding the adequacy of documents in meeting regulatory requirements, and identifying issues for consideration by policy-makers.
• Participated in developing, writing and issuing permits and associated findings for the CVP/SWP to achieve compliance under CESA including the longfin smelt ITP and subsequent ITPs required to complete the ROC-on LTO process.
• Developed and maintained relevant and current scientific knowledge of state and federally listed species, species of special concern, ecological processes, ecosystem restoration, environmental stressors and water conveyance in the Bay Delta estuary.
- Environmental Scientist at California Department of Fish and Game
- Scientific Aide at California Department of Fish and Game
- Biologist 1-Carcass Crew Lead at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
- Biologist 1-Carcass Crew Lead at American River with California Department of Fish and Game
7 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Science - Biology and Natural Resources
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is an environmental consulting company that provides a vast array of environmental services to the Northern Virginia and Maryland areas. As an Environmental Scientist in the Science department I am responsible for a variety of different jobs including conducting wetland delineations; habitat and species evaluations for endangered, threatened, and rare plant and animal species; bald eagle monitoring; wetland mitigation monitoring and vegetation studies; performing stream assessments; and preparing documentation reports and exhibits for all of the above mentioned projects. I have taken several AutoCAD classes and have had more than a year of experience using AutoCAD to create maps for various projects. I have also gone through several plant identification courses and have recently completed a bat acoustics identification course to assist with endangered and threatened species surveys for the Northern long-eared bat. Some more specific project experience in each category can be found below: TransCanada Southeast Vegetation Assessment – Southern Virginia I participated in a vegetation assessment along the TransCanada pipeline across southern Virginia. Classification of vegetative cover types was performed at road crossings to assist others in the planning right of way vegetation management. I also utilized Rover technology, GETAC and Dell rugged tablets and Trimble GPS equipment to enter cover type polygons into a database for planning purposes. iTree – Fairfax County, Virginia I performed urban forestry surveys using the U.S. Forest Service iTree Eco program. Survey activities included: assessing tree health, taking tree measurements including diameter, height, and crown composition, determining ground cover and invasive species cover, and measuring building-tree distances and angles to calculate energy saving costs. MCDean Property – Loudoun County, Virginia I identified and delineated wetlands and other Waters of the U.S. within the 11.5 acre project area in accordance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Region Version 2.0 dated April 2012; prepared the Wetland Delineation report; submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers along with a request for a Jurisdictional Determination (JD); received an approved Jurisdictional Determination from the COE; conducted an endangered and threatened species (ETS) review for the project area. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES Small Whorled Pogonia Studies Potomac Shores Property – Prince William County, Virginia I performed a habitat evaluation and intensive-level search for the federally-threatened and state-endangered small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides) on this parcel. Eagle Monitoring Arkendale Eagle Monitoring along CSX Railroad (2015-2016) – Stafford and Prince William Counties, Virginia I observed and recorded Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) activity for over 30 hours at three active nests during the nesting season along CSX railways; proper personal protective equipment (PPE) was used daily and knowledge of railroad policy and procedures ensured the job was done safely and in compliance with current standards. Prior to the start of this project I completed CSX and Norfolk Southern (NS) Roadway Worker Protection Contractor Safety Training. Eagle Nest Search Potomac Shores (a.k.a. Harbor Station) – Prince William County, Virginia I conducted an endangered and threatened species search for the Virginia state-threatened bald eagle and bald eagle nests on this ±2,000-acre site. This was conducted as part of a yearly inspection/inventory of existing nests. STREAM ASSESSMENTS AND PERENNIALITY DETERMINATIONS Gainesville Crossing – Prince William County, Virginia I performed perennial flow determinations and Unified Stream Methodology (USM) evaluations for all streams on the 194 acres site and prepared a Perennial Flow Determination report along with the associated CAD maps. MITIGATION MONITORING Wiehle North and Hickory Cluster – Reston, Virginia I conducted vegetation monitoring field work in accordance with the monitoring requirements in the Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI). Monitoring activity included identification of plant species, determining the number of woody stems per acre, herbaceous plant coverage, pebble count, and bar sampling. I also assisted with the preparation of the mitigation monitoring report. Additionally, benthic macroinvertebrate samples were collected, processed, and identified according to guidance established in the DEQ SOP for benthic macroinvertebrates. Each individual found was identified to the family level and data was used to calculate seven biotic metrics and one biotic index, including Total Taxa, EPT Taxa, Percent Ephemeroptera, Percent Plecoptera + Trichoptera (excluding Hydropsychidae), Percent Scrapers, Percent Chironomidae, Percent Top Two Dominant Taxa, and Hilsenhoff Biotic Index. WELL MONITORING Cedar Run Wetland Banks – Prince William and Fauquier Counties, Virginia I assisted in the collecting and recording of well data from the various Cedar Run wetland banks to satisfy the 15-year mitigation monitoring requirements.
- Environmental Scientist at Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc
- Lead Customer Service Sales Representative at MowCow Lawn and Landscape
- Part-Time Administrative Assistant at Center for Regulatory Services
- Program Manager at Prince William Conservation Alliance
1 year, 8 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Science - Environmental Resource Management: Minors in Watersheds and Water Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, and International Agriculture
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2002-present)
(This government-owned utility is one of the largest hydropower companies in Brazil, present in 15 (of 26)
Brazilian states, with 12 large hydropower reservoirs.)
Environmental Scientist (specialized in water quality issues), with the following responsibilities and accomplishments:
Creation of monitoring frameworks for the hydropower reservoirs of the company.
• Establishing the sampling stations and periodicity, as well as the variables to be monitored - adapting the legal requirements (from the Brazilian equivalent of the EPA) to the specific situations in each reservoir;
• Presenting our monitoring scheme for the environmental authorities. Accomplishments o The result of these efforts, in almost all cases, was the acceptance of a more rational and less expensive monitoring framework than the one first suggested by the environmental authorities. Our most recent success in this regard was the acceptance, by the Brazilian Environmental Protection Agency, of a shift in the periodicity of the monitoring of one of our newest reservoirs, halving the sampling efforts. For reference's sake, the cost of the water quality monitoring in all of the company's reservoirs in the period 2012-2017 was (in present values) around 2.5 million dollars. Design of research projects
• Greenhouse gas emissions from hydropower reservoirs (2003-2008) - active participation in designing the project and in the field activities, as well as in the discussions leading to the papers published by the project. Accomplishments o A list of papers published by the researchers involved in the project is available upon request. Analysis and interpretation of results from the monitoring efforts.
• Countering misleading attribution of environmental damage - defending the company (as a consultant for the legal branch) from misguided imputation of environmental impacts.
• Formulating alternatives to demands from environmental authorities regarding reparation and mitigation of environmental damage resulting from new enterprises (flooding of areas for new hydro reservoirs). Accomplishments o The most expensive legal situation that has been successfully defused by our efforts was the claim by a fishermen's association that one of our reservoirs was environmentally compromised. They asked for upwards of 500,000 dollars in damages. The case was dismissed based on our input, although it is under appeal. Cases with lower values at stake are quite common. o We have engendered creative solutions for yet-unbuilt reservoirs, such as well-positioned deflectors (based on mathematical models of the future water speed and quality) to enhance water circulation. Presentation of results from the monitoring efforts, to society at large.
• Public speaking before stakeholders, including environmental authorities, not limited to routine presentations but also by request (usually after some environmental problem mistakenly attributed to the hydropower company).
• Presentation of academic work in scientific meetings (including appearances, with oral presentations, in the US and in Canada). Accomplishments o Educational efforts, directed at people from many different backgrounds and skills, aiming at the transfer of knowledge and data from the monitoring efforts and the state of the science. o The full list of my participations in scientific meetings is available on request. Quality control of the monitoring efforts:
• Validating field trips with the companies hired to monitor the reservoirs, training their personnel;
• Analysis of consistency between the results from (dozens of) variables, identifying sources of error at all levels: field work, lab analyses, interpretation of results and report writing.
- Environmental Scientist at FURNAS CENTRAIS ELÉTRICAS S.A
17 years at this Job
- MSc - Ecology
- BSc - Biological Sciences
- - Biological Sciences
As an Environmental Scientist, my responsibilities included assessing compliance with environmental laws and regulations for the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta. The Delta Levees
Program ensures no net long term loss as well as long term enhancement of native habitat in the Delta, and we work with Reclamation Districts, usually tracts of land or inhabited islands, to ensure that any levees that need maintenance are replenished after construction with native trees and shrubs. Our assigned districts submit claims of all levee maintenance activities, and in order to be reimbursed, we inspect the levees for habitat removal, and write up reports to approve their claim if there are no impacts or write up requirements for mitigation. This has required significant amount of communication and negotiation in my experience, especially on behalf of the districts in ensuring mitigation is successful. A substantial part of my job involves writing up approval letters, mitigation plans, Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements for larger projects, reviewing Scope of Work documents and Project Funding Agreements, Special Project review, and at the extreme providing evidence and consultation on legal issues involving older premitigation documents and working to align those guidelines with our stricter rules we have today.
Additional responsibilities in my job have recently included working on California's invasive nutria eradication efforts by both working independently and soon to lead scientific aids in the field setting trail cameras to detect nutria in likely habitat, as well as doing rapid and full vegetation assessments in our region (Region 3 as defined by CDFW) for potential habitat. These responsibilities have required working and producing quality work-products for the levees part of my job under tight deadlines and schedules.
In accomplishing these various responsibilities I have utilized or conducted the following:
GIS - Geographic Information Systems
• Imagery analysis - observe monthly and yearly changes in vegetation cover on water/landside of levees, use Editor tool to outline and calculate areas of missing vegetation, as well as creating buffer zones of CDFW jurisdiction on levees
• NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index)/Image classification basics for reconnaissance of gained/lost habitat during program's existence
• Presentations/cookbooks for coworkers on basics of ArcMap, as well as in-person assistance
• Habitat assessments - complete inventory of district vegetation transcribed to shapefiles outlining all shrubs/trees of current habitat, uploaded to iPad for use in the field
• ArcGIS Online/Collector o data entry for nutria trail camera observations/setup, predownloading basemaps and working with multiple layers including cell grids and creating points of interest/nutria detection/cameras deployed, syncing info back in office o Creating a database for our program for the purpose of going paperless on our Subventions inspections - uploading the newest imagery available for a more real-time analysis of missing habitat Fieldwork
• Inspections - Tree/shrub/aquatic vegetation identification (native and invasive) and site selection for enhancement/mitigation, use of habitat assessments to identify missing vegetation, visit enhancement site and make recommendations (from water conveyance legal issues to invasive control)
• Cocoons - pilot project including biodegradable water reserves for tree saplings in the Delta, assessing growth success in drought like conditions (ongoing)
• Habitat Assessment - groundtruth all vegetation on individual districts, using Trimble GPS by boat/car/foot, later transcribed to maps and excel tables for future reference
• Organized and oversaw first drone flight in Region 3 of California - performed on Decker Island
• Trail cameras on enhancement sites - species identification for assessing biodiversity and habitat usage success on enhancement sites
• Herbicide spraying on Decker island - Himalayan Blackberry, Milk Thistle
• Motorboat operation in the Delta
• Nutria - rapid vegetation assessments in Los Banos and the Delta (lowland valley duck clubs vs levees and shipping canals), creating platforms for nutria haul-outs, trail cameras, identification through footage
• Volunteering with Fish Restoration program: sampling delta smelt and other species using purse seine nets, fish identification, and data collection of environmental factors (DO, Temperature, salinity etc) - similar volunteering experience with zooplankton sampling using finer mesh net, storing samples in formalin - both took place within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary Writing
• Subvention Approval letters - with and without mitigation requirements
• Mitigation Plans - formal and informal with site selection approval and biodiversity requirements, timelines and annual report requirements, recommend strategies for choosing candidate tree/shrub species for growth and make recommendations for when to plant/locations to plant
• LSAA (Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements)/CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) - Categorical Exemption (based on preexisting structure), NOE (Notice of Exemption), MND/NOD (Mitigated Negative Declaration/Notice of Determination)
• Annual Report contributions - includes review of yearly reports from enhancement site, note changes or recommendations for future directions
• Drafted formal letters (approvals for Subventions, Special Projects), Planting plans for mitigation, Delta Levees Program Final Report
• Reading EIRs (Environmental Impact Reports)/ITPs (Incidental Take Permits)/different CEQA compliance guidelines Communication
• Interacting with landowners, engineers, biologists through site inspections
• Negotiations: working with landowners on mitigation (formal or informal)
• Investigative work with final claims - interpreting invoices and timesheets, correlate to work performed on levees, assist in legal process for disputes
• Nutria landowner permission agreements - soliciting signatures for access to trail camera sites
• Collaborate with staff - discussing LSAA components, potential changes to guidelines to best fit our program and objectives, essentially changing permit requirements to benefit wildlife while simultaneously streamlining permit process for repair of existing structures (levees primarily)
• Reporting unauthorized building of docks and other violations to other programs within the department
• Attended Delta Levees Habitat Advisory Committee Meetings for updates on interagency changes as well as local issues with districts
• Compiled Purchase orders for Program for supplies including waders, machetes - contacted appropriate vendors and sent out order
- Environmental Scientist at Delta Levees Program and California
2 years, 2 months at this Job
- Bachelors of Science - Biology
• Performed environmental site assessments and provide remediation recommendations
• Completed permit applications and maintained environmental permits
• Interpreted test data to determine whether contamination existed in accordance with environmental laws
• Served as technical consultant on environmental policies to ensure regulatory compliance
- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST at ANAND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS PVT LTD
2 years at this Job
- Masters of Science - Environment Technology
- Post Graduate Diploma - Environmental Science
- Bachelor's of Science - Chemistry
Provide environmental consulting and supports LSRP services. Experience with conducting and supervising site investigations and remediations, preparing NJDEP SRRA forms, writing technical reports, sampling environmental media, data interpretation, project oversight and management, hazardous materials emergency response, equipment maintenance, machinery operation, budgeting, health and safety administration, and client and subcontractor communication. Have a working understanding of NJDEP technical and administrative regulations and guidance documents.
- Environmental Scientist at Brennan Environmental, Inc
- Graduate Research Assistant II at Michigan State University
- Lake Biologist at Aquatic Analysts, Inc
- Peer Learning Associate at Gettysburg College Department of Biology
2 years, 6 months at this Job
- M.Sc. degree in Fisheries and Wildlife - chemical ecology
- B.S. degree in Biology - molecular, organismal, and ecological biology